• 2018 February 24 17:06

    HHLA: First 20,000 TEU container ship at Tollerort

    The COSCO Shipping Aries is the first Chinese container vessel with a capacity of more than 20,000 standard containers (teu) to call at the HHLA Terminal Tollerort. There it will be handled by five high-performance gantry cranes that HHLA has built in recent years for vessels of this size.

    The new flagship of COSCO Shipping Lines sailed into the Port of Hamburg on its maiden voyage on Friday morning at around 9 a.m. It is being handled at the mega-ship berth at the HHLA Container Terminal Tollerort (CTT). COSCO ships have been calling at the facility regularly since 1982. Frank Horch, Hamburg's Minister for Economy, Transport and Innovation, and Angela Titzrath, Chairwoman of HHLA's Executive Board, were joined by representatives of the shipping company and the Chinese consulate in Hamburg to welcome the COSCO Shipping Aries and celebrate the strong, long-standing collaboration between companies from both countries.

    FRANK HORCH, Hamburg's Minister for Economy, Transport and Innovation, emphasised the close links between Hamburg and China. Almost one in three containers handled in the Port of Hamburg comes from China or is on its way there. Horch mentioned digitisation and sustainability as two of the core topics for both countries, and in this context evoked the Green Shipping Line project, which aims to supply container ships in Shanghai and Hamburg with shore-side electricity in future. Horch thanked everyone who had contributed to the smooth arrival of the COSCO Shipping Aries and expressed his confidence that planning consent for the dredging of the navigation channel of the river Elbe will be granted in the course of the year, allowing the dredging to begin immediately.

    ANGELA TITZRATH, Chairwoman of HHLA's Executive Board, said: "Our companies have been working successfully together for more than 35 years. HHLA has been preparing to handle large ships like the COSCO Shipping Aries for a long time now. We have continuously invested in our facilities, as we have here at Tollerort. We want to continue to justify the trust our customers place in us by delivering excellent performance and high-quality service." Titzrath announced that HHLA would be upgrading another berth at Tollerort for vessels with a capacity of more than 20,000 TEU. HHLA currently has three berths for handling these megaships at its terminals Burchardkai (CTB) and Tollerort.

    The CMA CGM Antoine de Saint-Exupéry will be the next ship of more than 20,000 TEU to call on its maiden voyage at the CTB in mid-March. From May onwards, the Taiwanese shipping company Evergreen will also be sending ships of this size to Tollerort. Three of the five 20,000 TEU gantry cranes at Tollerort went into service in autumn 2017. Their other two identical models have been in operation there since early 2017. All five have a jib length of 74 metres and a lifting height of 51.5 metres above the quay wall. They are designed for container ships with 24 transverse container rows and can discharge and load two 20-foot containers simultaneously when operating in twin mode. The increased lifting height of the gantry cranes enables them to handle up to nine containers placed on top of one another on deck. Each container gantry crane weighs 1,500 tonnes and can handle a maximum payload of 63 tonnes. Unlike other container gantry cranes, the new gantry cranes at CTT have lattice jibs, giving them a comparatively low overall weight. Handling of the COSCO Shipping Aries is expected to be completed by 6 p.m. on Sunday evening at the CTT mega-ship berth.

    This berth was also broken in with the handling of a COSCO vessel. On 16 July 2011, the COSCO Glory, with its carrying capacity of 13,000 TEU, became the first mega-ship to dock at the newly upgraded quay wall. Since then, the flagships in the COSCO Shipping fleet have grown considerably larger - just like the CTT container gantry cranes.

    ABOUT HHLA

    Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) is a leading European port and transport logistics company. Its container hubs are the points of intersection within a network that links ports with economic regions in their hinterland. Its business model is based on innovative technologies and is committed to sustainability.




2018 December 13

18:43 Coal exports via Rosterminalugol hit 19-millionth tonne mark
18:28 Port of Kaliningrad throughput in Jan-Nov rose 4% to nearly 13 million tonnes
18:25 Tideway completes installation of longest AC offshore wind export cable at Hornsea One in the UK
17:49 Hapag-Lloyd to cancel calls at Port of Bremerhaven
17:25 Building of Johan Sverdrup Phase II begins
17:19 Port of Vyborg 11-month cargo volumes soar 24% to 1.72 million tonnes
17:13 Seabridge first in Belgium to receive the SCA certificate
17:08 Jan De Nul cleans up polluted beaches along the coast in southern France
17:07 Bunker fuel prices at Far Eastern ports close the week lower
16:47 Port of Vysotsk cargo volume in Jan-Nov rises 6% to 16.86 million tonnes
16:36 Maersk Broker Bulk Chartering and NAODAN Chartering
16:26 YILPORT Holding wins Port Operator Award at Lloyd’s List Global Awards
16:03 Rosmorport releases RFPs for design of an DF 12/14MW icebreaker
15:49 Jotun and Kansai Paint build relationship to meet marine and protective demand
15:46 Baltic Sea Ports Authority icebreakers assist merchant vessels in the Gulf of Finland
15:21 Containerships receives its first LNG-powered container vessel
14:44 Uncertainty lingers in fuel markets despite OPEC cuts
14:17 Maersk Line receives Containership Operator of the Year award
14:13 Iran-Indonesia to develop port cooperation
13:22 NOIA: U.S. territories need the Offshore Wind for Territories Act
13:12 QPS inks first "Green Loan" with BNP Paribas
12:48 Panama Canal signs agreement with Brazil's Port of Itaqui
12:32 Port of Ust-Luga throughput in Jan-Nov drops 4% to 90.27 million tonnes (updates)
11:34 Port of St. Petersburg eleven-month volume rises 11% to 54.15 million tonnes (updated)
11:06 Nonius Engineering to join the 6th International Forum of Dredging Companies as its sponsor and speaker
10:16 Crude oil futures gain to $ 60,44 (Brent) and $ 51,32 (WTI)
09:07 Baltic Dry Index down 0.81% to 1353 points
08:34 CMA CGM receives the Environment Award at the Lloyd’s List Global Awards

2018 December 12

19:08 Hapag-Lloyd announces General Rate Increase from East Asia to USA and Canada
18:30 MEYER WERFT handed over AIDAnova to AIDA Cruises
18:21 IMO led panel discussion on wreck removal challenges at Salvage & Wreck Removal Conference in London
18:00 Newbuilding methanol carrier for Proman Shipping named CASTARA
18:00 Rosneft develops innovations for Russian Zvezda super-shipyard
17:46 Damen signs with Port Nelson for ASD Tug 2411
17:37 Almaz shipyard lays down icebreaker of Project 21180М, Yevpaty Kolovrat, for RF Navy
17:14 Comprehensive plan for NSR development to be ready by February 2019 – Yevgeny Ditrikh
16:49 Investments in the Arctic by 2024 estimated at RUB 5.5 trillion - Dmity Kobylkin
16:23 Vladimir Putin orders to look into creation of port SEZ at Olya port in Arkhangelsk Region
15:50 Throughput of Russian seaports in 11M’18 grew by 4.2% Y-o-Y to 746.8 million tonnes (detalization)
15:26 Okskaya Sudoverf launches first dry cargo carrier of Project RSD32M
15:02 American Petroleum Institute (API) awards bolt fatigue testing program contract to DNV GL
14:25 Giant Octopus added to the CPC’s stock of ER equipment
14:01 London hosts global port environment experts
13:20 Pola Anatolia, dry cargo ship of RSD59 design, successfully passed sea trials
13:01 Newcastle Container Terminal to deliver savings for regional NSW
12:36 Sovcomflot BoD considered the Group’s financial plan for 2019 and a forecast for 2020-2021
12:01 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Ismene with Koch
11:49 Yury Trutnev appointed as head of revised State Commission for Arctic Development
11:22 Three icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on December 11-12
11:00 COSCO SHIPPING Ports partners with Abu Dhabi Ports to create regional trading hub and Middle East gateway for Belt and Road
10:47 Throughput of Rostov-on-Don port in 11M’18 up 15% Y-o-Y to 22.9 million tonnes
10:20 Brent Crude futures price up 1.16% to $60.9, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.67% to $52.3
10:11 Full bonded area is opened in Port Bronka
10:01 WMU welcomes ITF General Secretary and President
09:59 GTT receives an order for the tank design of two new LNG carriers
09:44 Bunker prices continue going down at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,364 points
09:15 LNG carrier Christophe de Margerie loads first cargo from Yamal LNG third train
08:28 Boskalis Ndurance’ cable trencher successfully tested at Alexiahaven
08:05 Maritime Blockchain Labs announces new consortium to improve crew management