• 2019 April 25 08:07

    Delta Mariner first to use deepened Nieuwe Waterweg at the Port of Rotterdam

    Delta Mariner arrived at Koole (port number 4045) at 20 April. This tanker is the first 15-metre-draught vessel to arrive there. The vessel thus officially opened the deepened Nieuwe Waterweg. Rijkswaterstaat and the Port of Rotterdam Authority will be removing pipelines in three remaining places this summer, which will conclude the deepening of the Nieuwe Waterweg and Botlek.

    Rijkswaterstaat deepened the Nieuwe Waterweg and the Port of Rotterdam Authority deepened the Botlek. The deepening involved three different contract depths (everything in the New Amsterdam Water Level (NAP)). The guaranteed nautical depth of the Botlek has changed from ≈ 14.5 metres to ≈ 15.90 metres. Along the Nieuwe Waterweg, the first stretch from Hoek van Holland to Maassluis has been deepened from ≈ 15 metres to ≈ 16.20 metres. 'The second section up to the Benelux Tunnel has a guaranteed depth of ≈ 16.40m. It used to be ≈ 14.5 metres. The additional 20 centimetres is required due to the lower salt content inland of the Nieuwe Waterweg which means ships need a greater water depth. After the deepening, ships with a draught of up to 15 metres, under normal circumstances, will be able to sail into the Botlek port. Ships with a draught of maximum 14.90 metres can already sail through the new Panama Canal, so New Panamax ships will be able to reach the Botlek without any restrictions.

    The Nieuwe Waterweg was constructed in 1872 under the direction of civil engineer Pieter Caland and forms the final section that connects Rotterdam with the sea. At the time, the length of the breach that was cut through the dunes near what we now call the Hoek van Holland was only 4.3 km. The Nieuwe Waterweg is affected by complex currents. The canal is influenced by ebb and flood currents, flowing inland and flowing towards the sea. For this reason, the depth of the Nieuwe Waterweg must be maintained by constant dredging. The waterway was deepened over a length of 25 kilometres. From Hoek van Holland to the Benelux tunnel.

    The Botlek was constructed between 1955 and 1960. This port area is mainly characterised by petrochemical industry and tank storage companies. The first company to set up here was Dow Chemical in 1956, followed in 1957 by the Cornelis Verolme shipyard. By 1961 all of the land had been allocated.

    The deepening was carried out by Koninklijke Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Maassluis to the Benelux Tunnel and the Botlek) and Van der Kamp B.V. (from the Nieuwe Waterweg Maassluis to Hoek van Holland).

    The Deepening of the Nieuwe Waterweg and Botlek project comprises the deepening of the Botlek and - over a distance of 25 kilometres - the deepening of the Nieuwe Waterweg, the Scheur and the Nieuwe Maas.




2019 October 21

14:13 Sulphur 2020: stakeholders prepare for a sea change from 1 January 2020
13:52 USPA starts accepting applications for participation in concession tender of “Olvia Stevedoring Company”
13:34 ABP is ‘calling on all UK technology companies’ to drive innovation
13:13 Innovative vessels visit port of Brussels
12:39 Ports of Antwerp and Zeebrugge initiate merger negotiations
12:12 Aker Solutions and EDP Renewables to develop floating wind farm in Ulsan, South Korea
11:55 Port of Singapore throughput in Jan-Sep’2019 declined by 0.5% to 467.9 million tonnes
11:36 Port of Rotterdam posts Q3 2019 results
11:19 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) down 6.5% to 13.68 million TEUs in Jan-Sep’2019
11:00 CMA CGM launches SHIPFIN TRADE FINANCE, its new range of import and export financing solutions
10:48 Port of Helsinki volumes in January-September down 3.3% to 11.16 million tonnes
10:33 Damen partners with Maris to consider seaweed solution
09:51 One-stop principle is crucial for yachting development in Russia - Igor Levitin
09:30 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.29% to $59.25, Light Sweet Crude – fell by 0.13% to $53.8
09:24 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Oct 21
09:12 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,855 points

2019 October 20

16:05 EDPR and Aker Solutions to develop 500MW floating wind farm in Ulsan, South Korea
15:25 Coast Guard updates port conditions in Gulf Coast region
14:47 Siemens Gamesa bags three new contracts for 359 MW in Chile
13:41 Fincantieri begins project for stretching three small cruise ships of Windstar
12:34 MSC introduces new Spanish rail service for reefer cargo
11:03 USCG, Mexican Navy search for overdue aircraft in Gulf of Mexico
10:12 DOE authorizes LNG exports from the Venture Global Plaquemines LNG Project

2019 October 19

16:12 Bibby Marine appoints Helen Samuels to lead the company into its next phase of development
14:58 Med Marine is building new concept ice class tugs for Svitzer
12:34 Sohar Port & Freezone inaugurate new Svitzer pilot boat duo
11:44 USCG offloads more than $92 million worth of cocaine in San Diego
10:49 Singapore company slapped with NOK 7 million fine in the Harrier case

2019 October 18

19:19 New port icebreaker named Ob delivered to FSUE Atomflot
18:54 Port Kolomna hosted ceremony of consecration for pusher tug named Sergey Kladko
18:31 RF Ministry of Transport to expand area banned for navigation near Crimea bridge
18:12 Northwest Seaport Alliance’s Clean Truck Program earns AAPA environmental award
17:57 NUTEP Container Terminal handled three millionth TEU since its operations started in 2004
17:38 Expert RA affirms its ‘ruA’ non-financial company credit rating on DeloPorts
17:13 Port of Virginia buys 25 new hybrid shuttle carriers
17:00 First grain shipment via Sabetta port expected in July 2020 – RF Ministry of Agriculture
16:46 Onezhsky Shipyard delivers buoy tender of Project 3265 named Ladozhsky
16:20 ERMA FIRST invests in METIS Cyberspace Technology
15:45 International organizations unite at IMO
15:14 "K" LINE, MOL, & NYK share data with ONE through the common data platform "IoS-OP"
14:49 Main engines loaded onto lead ship of PV22 project at Nevsky Shipyard
14:12 ESPO publishes European port sector’s Environmental Report 2019
13:53 Blagoveshchensk shipyard resumed construction of modernized seiners of Project 1338
13:32 Total launches its first LNG bunker vessel
13:12 SBM Offshore successful bidder for partner’s minority ownership in SBM Offshore operated FPSO companies
12:54 BIMCO submits proposals to IMO to enhance exchange and harmonization of data
12:31 MSC rules out Arctic exploration on environmental concerns
12:01 British Ports Association publishes new assessment of business environment ahead of annual conference in Belfast
11:30 Port of Antwerp volume up 1.1% in September 2019
11:05 DNV GL awards AiP certificates to HHI for three types of standard mid-sized FPSOs
10:37 RF Navy’s cruiser Marshal Ustinov completes business call to Cyprus
10:03 Hapag-Lloyd announces GRI from East Asia to East Coast South America
09:54 Bunker prices are flat at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:36 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,861 points
09:18 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.50% to $59.61, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.13% to $53.86
09:01 APM Terminals launches global customer alerts solution
08:42 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning, Oct 18
08:05 MOL introduces AR Navigation System at Maritime Conference in Dubai
07:52 The European shipping industry urges the EU to bolster maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea

2019 October 17

18:12 World's first emission-free push boat “Elektra” to have SCHOTTEL propulsion units