Coronavirus crisis: Al Kuwait crew stopped from disembarking in Fremantle Port as six workers aboard livestock ship ‘test positive for coronavirus’

Six crew members aboard a livestock ship docked at Fremantle Port have tested positive for COVID-19, with fears the remaining 42 crew will also come down with the disease. Premier Mark McGowan announced the new cases this afternoon, saying he was only informed of the situation this morning. Each of...

https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/coronavirus-crisis-al-kuwait-crew-stopped-from-disembarking-in-fremantle-port-as-six-workers-aboard-livestock-ship-test-positive-for-coronavirus/

Konecranes expands its award-winning Agilon system to grocery pickups with integrated cold storage

Konecranes has expanded its award-winning Agilon material handling system to grocery pickups with integrated cold storage. This innovative new solution, called Agilon Grocery Pickup, combines storage at room and refrigerated temperatures, with groceries and parcels stored in temperature-controlled...

https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/konecranes-expands-its-award-winning-agilon-system-to-grocery-pickups-with-integrated-cold-storage/

Vietnamese port orders Konecranes equipment

Konecranes has won another order from Ben Nghe Port in Vietnam for two BOXHUNTER RTG (Rubber Tired Gantry) cranes, for delivery in cooperation with Telin Group JSC in April of 2021.

Ben Nghe Port, which is centrally located on the Saigon River in Ho Chi Minh City and serves both domestic and international container traffic, has been operating two BOXHUNTER RTGs since 2017.

Konecranes claims that the BOXHUNTER RTG is ready for the future with a modern operating concept that puts the operator down...

https://container-news.com/vietnamese-port-orders-konecranes-equipment/

China may lose control of three strategically important ports amid coronavirus fallout

China’s maritime Silk Road project could be derailed by fallout from the coronavirus (COVID-19), which has inflicted both economic and political costs on the global powerhouse. Port Darwin in Australia, the Port of Haifa in Israel, and the Hambantota Port in Sri Lanka — three strategically...

https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/china-may-lose-control-of-three-strategically-important-ports-amid-coronavirus-fallout/

India: Cargo volume at major ports slip 21% in April; Chennai, JNPT severely hit

The country’s 12 major ports recorded a 21 per cent decline in cargo volumes at 47.42 million tonnes (MT) in April this year, mainly due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to the Indian Ports Association (IPA). Ports like JNPT, Chennai, Cochin and Kamrajar witnessed a huge decline in cargo...

https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/india-cargo-volume-at-major-ports-slip-21-in-april-chennai-jnpt-severely-hit/

Premier: Drone delivers package to vessel in the port of Rotterdam for the first time

On May 22, the port of Rotterdam was able to celebrate a Dutch premier: the aerial delivery by drone of a parts consignment to Allseas’ Pioneering Spirit, the biggest vessel in the world. Pioneering Spirit is currently moored at Alexiahaven in preparation of upcoming offshore activities. This is...

https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/premier-drone-delivers-package-to-vessel-in-the-port-of-rotterdam-for-the-first-time/

Suez Canal suffers double blow from pandemic, collapse of oil prices

The Suez Canal has been hit by a double blow. After absorbing the shock of stagnating global trade due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was hit by the steepest drop in oil prices in 18 years. Consequently, the canal is no longer as competitive as a corridor for global trade. Three global shipping lines...

https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/suez-canal-suffers-double-blow-from-pandemic-collapse-of-oil-prices/

APM Terminals Algeciras connects to the national 66KV energy network

APM Terminals Algeciras has increased the voltage of its power supply from 20kv to 66KV this week. This 3.2-million-euro investment will improve the stability of the electrical supply and enhance safety and productivity by reducing the risk of outages. The project was designed and managed in full...

https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/apm-terminals-algeciras-connects-to-the-national-66kv-energy-network/