Global Ports receives Liebherr LHM 550 mobile harbour crane

Russia’s Global Ports Investments has started using the new Liebherr LHM 550 mobile harbour crane at the Greater Port of Saint Petersburg’s Petrolesport terminal (PLP).

The crane is a part of the company’s facility development and upgrade programme.

The crane can carry load up to 144t and was manufactured in Rostock, Germany, in the Liebherr’s facility.

The crane can operate in hook, crossbeam, spreader and tipping modes and has increased mobility and manoeuvring ability.

The crane features an...

HMRC publishes customs agent list, BIFA urges members to get onboard

Press release – May 22nd 2020
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is encouraging its members to ensure that they are included on a list of customs agents and fast parcel operators being compiled and published by HMRC in preparation for January 1, 2021, when customs declarations will be required on goods moving into and out of the EU.
Robert Keen, Director General at BIFA said: “Because the UK has left the …

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Wartsila launches upgraded FuelFlex ICU solution

Marine technology company Wartsila has launched an upgraded FuelFlex Injection Control Unit (ICU) solution.

The solution will meet the requirements of operating the RT-flex type two-stroke diesel engines on residual and low-viscosity marine fuels.

The solution will help the rising use of low-sulphur-content fuels to meet the sulphur emission regulations.

The solution by Wartsila can be retrofitted on vessels with Wartsila RT-flex96C-B and RT-flex84T-D two-stroke engines.

ICUs release a...

Japanese companies partner to develop electric vessel infrastructure

Seven Japanese companies have partnered to establish ‘e5 Consortium’ to support the development of electric vessels and their infrastructure in the country.

The initiative includes Asahi Tanker, Idemitsu Kosan, Exeno Yamamizu, Mitsui OSK Lines, Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance, Tokyo Electric Power Company and Mitsubishi.

The consortium will support the development and commercialisation of zero-emission electric vessels with the goal of establishing new ocean shipping infrastructure services...

Nakilat receives delivery of new DSME-built LNG carrier

Qatar’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector shipping arm Nakilat has received new LNG carrier Global Energy from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME).

The ship is the first of four newbuild LNG carriers to be delivered to Nakilat-Maran Ventures joint venture (JV).

Nakilat owns 60% of the stake in the JV, while Greek shipping company Maran owns the remaining 40% of the stake.

All four carriers are expected to be delivered by the end of next year, bringing the total number of vessels in...

Abu Dhabi Terminals receives five STS cranes

Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) has received the delivery of the newest set of ship-to-shore (STS) cranes as a part of their port expansion efforts.

Abu Dhabi Terminals manages and operates Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT), which is the first semi-automated terminal in the region.

The port received five new 52m-high cranes that have a 73m reach and a lifting capacity of 90t.

The cranes will help in increasing the capacity of the terminal to five million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) by the...

Quark Expeditions launches polar Ultramarine ship

Quark Expeditions has launched a new technologically advanced polar vessel Ultramarine that was constructed by Croatia-based shipyard Brodosplit.

During the launch ceremony, the Brodosplit’s shipbuilding team was praised.

The ceremony was attended by Brodosplit-owner DIV Group CEO Tomislav Debeljak, shipyard godmother Andrea Mutak, dignitaries and Brodosplit employees. During the ceremony, the ship entered the water for the first time.

Quark Expeditions president Andrew White said: “Today’s launch...

Silversea Cruises prepares for delivery of new cruise ship

Royal Caribbean Cruise’s Silversea Cruises has announced that it is preparing to receive the new ship Silver Origin from the Dutch shipyard De Hoop.

Silversea Cruises has announced that the shipyard implemented safety procedures, reduced workforce and developed different procedures to overcome the challenges amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

The ship was under construction when the Netherlands announced a national lockdown on 15 March, four days after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the...

Fincantieri to reconstruct Carlo Riva Port of Rapallo in Italy

Italian shipbuilding company Fincantieri has signed a contract via its Fincantieri Infrastructure Opere Marittime to reconstruct, reinforce and adapt the first Italian marina, Marina of Rapallo.

The marina was destroyed in October 2018 due to the storms, which damaged the Ligurian coast and most of the Italian coast.

The reconstruction of the port also aims to secure the port and the ‘marine area’ of Rapallo.

The work will restore the Carlo Riva Port to the highest and most advanced maritime...

Wartsila to provide LNG package for two ferries

Marine technology company Wartsila will supply a complete liquefied natural gas (LNG) package for two ferries that are being constructed for Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) subsidiary Ferry Sunflower.

The LNG package will include the Wartsila 31DF engine, gearbox, and LNGPac storage, supply and control system.

The vessels are under construction at Mitsubishi’s Shimonoseki shipyard in Japan.

The high-efficiency Wartsila 31DF dual-fuel engine will offer safe and continuous gas mode operation.

Wartsila Japan...