• 2006 December 4 07:12

    Foundation stone to be laid for three terminals in India

    Laying the foundation stone for a Rs. 492 crore second container terminal, an iron ore terminal at a cost of Rs. 500 crore, and a Rs. 350 crore coal terminal of the Ennore Port, will be some of the major highlights of the 125th year celebrations of the Chennai Port Trust to be inaugurated by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi on January 17. Giving details of the week-long celebrations at a news conference here on Saturday, Union Minister for Shipping, Road Transport and Highways, T.R. Baalu, said to commemorate the grand occasion, an international conference on Infrastructure Development in Port Sector and its Management' will be inaugurated by Pranab Mukherjee, Union Minister for External Affairs, along with Union Minister, G.K. Vasan, and Sitaram Yechuri, Member of Parliament, Prof. S. Ramachandran, Vice-Chancellor, University of Madras, and D.T. Joseph, former Secretary, Shipping, addressing the convention. Issues concerning port connectivity, infrastructure modernisation and management will be discussed at length by experts from the Indian Institute of Technology, Indian Ports and other government organisations. Experts from the University of Singapore and Shanghai University will deliver special lectures. On January 19, the Tamil Nadu Minister for Rural Development and Local Administration, M.K. Stalin, will inaugurate the exhibition and port-public interface. Union Ministers - A. Raja, and E.V.K.S. Elangovan and Prof. M. Naganathan, Vice-Chairman, Planning Commission, Tamil Nadu Government, will participate. Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar will flag off a boat race exclusively for the fishermen community.
    A net mending event for fisherwomen has also been planned along with a host of athletic events for boys and girls from the fishing fraternity. Earlier in the day, Mr. Baalu inaugurated two simulators costing Rs. 35 lakh each at the National Maritime Acdemy (NMA) at Uthandi on East Coast Road. "It is an integrated simulator facility which will go a long way in helping budding cadets," the Minister added. Referring to the proposed National Maritime University at Chemmencheri on the ECR, the Minister said the University would come up on a 300-acre site and efforts are on to speed up the project. On the Sethusamudram Ship Canal Project, Mr. Baalu said dredging operations on the Palk Straits were progressing well. On December 11, dredging work on the Adams Bridge would begin with special dredging ship owned by the Dredging Corporation of India stationed there. On December 9, work on the Ninth Berth in Tuticorin Port costing Rs. 75 crore will also commence.

    On the proposed grade separator at Koyambedu, Mr. Baalu said within the next 10 days work by the National Highways Authority of India would commence since compensation money to the tune of Rs. 75 crore for 155 affected persons would have been made by then.

2019 November 13

18:07 LR and Seabury Maritime partner to tackle OPEX and CAPEX challenges
17:55 Gasum acquires AGA’s Clean Energy business and Nauticor’s Marine Bunkering business from Linde AG
17:36 Rolls-Royce and luxury yacht manufacturer Sunseeker sign frame agreement for MTU engines
17:18 Next-generation controller platform ‘Triton’ successfully passes TAT in Japan using latest ME-engine control system
17:04 LNG market expectations will be framed at the 6th International LNG Congress
16:54 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in Jan-Oct’2019 fell by 21% Y-o-Y to 9.34 million tonnes
16:28 Throughput of port Vyborg in Jan-Oct’2019 fell by 35% Y-o-Y to 1 million tonnes
16:03 MSC Cruises christens MSC Grandiosa
15:29 Innovative solutions for remote inspection: RINA and Kiber team up
15:03 Klaveness to focus their Dry Bulk operator activity on the Panamax to Post-Panamax segment
14:57 Throughput of port Vysotsk in Jan-Oct'2019 climbed by 5% Y-o-Y to 16.15 million tonnes
14:16 HHLA reports 4% growth in container volume to 5.7 million TEUs, revenue up 8.3% to 1 bn euros in Jan-Sept, 2019
13:33 Throughput of port Primorsk in Jan-Oct’2019 grew by 17% Y-o-Y to 51.84 million tonnes
13:12 Ten ports in the Nordic Region agreed upon a declaration focusing on sustainable port management
13:12 Cargo traffic in Ob-Irtysh Basin slightly down to 7.7 million tonnes
12:49 Port of Ust-Luga handled 87.49 million tonnes of cargo in 10M’19, up 7% Y-o-Y
12:24 Throughput of Port St. Petersburg in 10M'2019 grew by 2% to 50.00 million tonnes
12:00 EIB agrees to provide EUR 140 million to support expansion and upgrading of the Port of Piraeus
11:57 MPC Capital acquires stake in tanker specialist Albis Shipping & Transport
11:33 Port of Southampton welcomes MSC Grandiosa on her UK launch
11:08 Net profit of Commercial Port of Vladivostok for 9M’19 totaled RUB 4.64 billion, up 38.7% YoY
10:17 Port of San Diego to add seven alternative fuel vehicles to its work fleet
10:16 Environmental legislation on maritime transport will be reformed – focus on waste management
09:50 Bunker market at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia sees mixed price movements (graph)
09:32 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.37% to $61.83, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.33% to $56.61
09:25 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Nov 13
09:14 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,354 points

2019 November 12

18:06 Hapag-Lloyd to increase rates from China to Middle East including Red Sea
17:51 Admiral Makarov SUMIS participates in the international investigative project on oil spill response
17:36 Black Bear Carbon announces Port of Rotterdam as preferred location for new rCB plant in The Netherlands
17:20 Throughput of Russian seaports in 10M'2019 grew by 3.2% to 701.6 million tonnes of cargo (detalization)
17:06 MODEC, Mitsui, MOL and Marubeni to proceed with the deepwater FPSO charter project for Búzios field of Brazilian offshore pre-salt oil field
17:05 Peninsula Petroleum Group says is ready for IMO 2020
16:38 Metrans receives the first of ten new Vectron locomotives
15:59 New Joint Guidelines from ICS and OCIMF to improve safety in polar waters
15:31 Diesel submarine of RF Navy’s Pacific Fleet participates in exercised in the Sea of Japan
15:04 NMDC to complete fleet-wide conversion to Thordon seawater lubricated composite cutter shaft bearings
14:38 Krasnoye Sormovo delivers dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59, Aleksandr Sokolov
14:03 Damen Marine Components receives steering system contract for SunStone’s fifth Infinity-class 200 pax polar expedition cruise ship
13:35 Glavgosexpertiza of Russia approves survey findings under project for port construction on Novaya Zemlya
13:09 The Port of Gdansk connects Poland and Singapore
13:06 Bunker prices go down at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:43 NMDC to complete fleet-wide conversion to Thordon seawater lubricated composite cutter shaft bearings
12:28 Admiral Makarov SUMIS confirmed unique competence in dynamic positioning operators training
11:44 RINA works with the National Technical University of Athens to support the future Young Engineers in Greece
11:19 IMO launches online tool to smooth reporting formalities
10:47 Montreal, Canada to host 16th Arctic Shipping Summit on 11-12 March 2020
10:25 Number of new watercraft registrations increasing in Finland
10:23 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Nov 12
10:01 Hydrographic surveys in the Vuoksi river system to ensure safe navigation
09:42 Fleet Xpress agreement marks new stage in Bourbon digitalisation strategy for offshore
09:32 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.11% to $62.26, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.11% to $56.92
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,345 points

2019 November 11

18:33 Alfa Laval opens new global Innovation & Test center outside Copenhagen
18:03 ABS issues industry-leading guide for firefighting for cargo areas of container carriers
17:54 Yantar shipyard launches lead rescue ship of Project 23700 named Voyevoda
17:48 Massterly and the future of autonomous shipping
17:25 Throughput of Russian seaports in 10M’19 grew by 3.2% to 701.48 million tonnes
17:03 Wärtsilä and PSA Marine achieve breakthrough in IntelliTug project
16:44 University of Rochester create a metallic structure that won't sink