E-mail

 


Spliethoff Group expands fleet with 10 vessels

2019-04-10

The Amsterdam-based Spliethoff Group announced on April 9 it has expanded its fleet with four multipurpose tween deck vessels and six heavy lift vessels to increase its capabilities in the multipurpose, project and heavy lift markets. All vessels were taken over from Hansa Heavy Lift.

Early this year, the Spliethoff Group acquired mv Hudsongracht (HHL Elbe) and mv Humbergracht (HHL Tyne), both abt. 12.750 dwt and a combined crane capacity of 300 mt, as well as mv Heerengracht (HHL Amur) and mv Houtmangracht (HHL Mississippi), both abt. 12.750 dwt and a combined crane capacity of 360 mt. These vessels were added to Spliethoff's H-Type series, now consisting of five vessels in total. At the same time, heavy lift vessel mv Prinsengracht (HHL New York) was acquired.

More recently, Spliethoff took over an additional five former Hansa Heavy Lift vessels. The P8-Type series, abt. 20,100 dwt, equipped with two holds and cranes with a combined capacity of 800 mt, consists of earlier acquired mv Prinsengracht and one additional vessel, named Pietersgracht (HHL Kobe).

The P14-Type series - abt 19.450 dwt, two holds and a combined crane capacity of 1,400 mt - consists of mv Pijlgracht (HHL Lagos), mv Poolgracht (HHL Fremantle), mv Pauwgracht (HHL Richards Bay) and mv Paleisgracht (HHL Tokyo).

All vessels are or will be reflagged to Dutch flag/register. Within the Spliethoff Group a total of over 70 multipurpose and heavy lift vessels are available for the breakbulk, project and heavy transport markets. These vessels are operated in close cooperation between worldwide dry cargo specialist Spliethoff and heavy transport operator BigLift Shipping.


(Photo Spliethoff)

 
E-mail

 


Collaboration accord between ports of Trois-Rivières and Mulhouse-Rhin

Entente de collaboration entre les ports de Trois-Rivières et de Mulhouse-Rhin

2019-04-05

The Port of Trois-Rivières and the Ports of Mulhouse-Rhin in France recently signed a collaboration agreement focussed on best operational and business development practices, thus increasing opportunities for all parties. More specifically,four key areas of cooperation were identified: Port governance, Trade promotion, Sharing innovation and
Continental outreach.

This agreement is part of the close collaboration initiated by Innovation et développement économique (IDE) Trois-Rivières and Mulhouse Alsace Agglomération (M2A) in 2017. Gilbert Stimpflin, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Grand Est and Ports of Mulhouse-Rhin and Jacky Scheidecker, Director of the Ports of Mulhouse-Rhin, were in Trois-Rivières to visit the port facilities, in addition to taking part in various working meetings with the Port team and the companies using its facilities.

"One of the development axes of On Course for 2030 is the conclusion of partnership agreements with other ports having complementary activities. In addition to making our Port more attractive, this approach multiplies business opportunities. We are therefore very enthusiastic to formalize this collaboration and to begin the exchanges, whose common thread will be innovation," said Gaétan Boivin, President and CEO of the Port of Trois-Rivières.

"The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement has opened access to a market of 500 million consumers and we are very pleased to have established a concrete partnership with the Port of Trois-Rivières. We have a shared vision and ambition: to build innovative ports by 2020/30, in the service of the development of our territories and in close collaboration with all the actors in the supply chain", said Mr Gilbert Stimpflin, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Grand Est and the Ports of Mulhouse-Rhin.

Photo - Back: Jacques Paquin, Vice President Marketing and Business Development at the Port of Trois-Rivières and Jacky Scheidecker, Director of Ports of Mulhouse-Rhine
Front: Gilbert Stimpflin, President of the Greater East Chamber of Commerce and Industries and Mulhouse-Rhine Ports and Gaétan Boivin, President and CEO of the Port of Trois-Rivières


Le Port de Trois-Rivières et les Ports de Mulhouse-Rhin en France ont signé une entente de collaboration visant le partage de bonnes pratiques opérationnelles et en développement des affaires, permettant ainsi de multiplier les opportunités pour chacun. Plus précisément, quatre axes de coopération ont été identifiés :gouvernance portuaire, promotion commercial, partage d'innovation, et rayonnement continental.

Cette entente s'inscrit dans la démarche de collaboration étroite initiée par Innovation et développement économique (IDE) Trois-Rivières et Mulhouse Alsace Agglomération (M2A) en 2017. Messieurs Gilbert Stimpflin, président de la Chambre de commerce et d'industries Grand Est et des Ports de Mulhouse-Rhin ainsi que Jacky Scheidecker, directeur des Ports de Mulhouse-Rhin, étaient de passage à Trois-Rivières afin de visiter les installations portuaires, en plus de prendre part à diverses rencontres de travail avec l'équipe du Port et des entreprises utilisatrices de ses installations.

« L'un des axes de développement de Cap sur 2030 porte sur la conclusion d'ententes de partenariat avec d'autres ports aux activités complémentaires. En plus de rendre notre Port plus attractif, cette approche multiplie les opportunités d'affaires. Nous sommes donc très enthousiastes d'officialiser cette collaboration et de débuter les échanges dont le fil conducteur sera l'innovation », a souligné  Gaétan Boivin, président-directeur général du Port de Trois-Rivières.

« L'Accord économique et commercial global entre le Canada et l'Union européenne est venu ouvrir l'accès à un marché de 500 millions de consommateurs et nous sommes très heureux d'avoir établi un partenariat concret avec le Port de Trois-Rivières. Nous avons une vision et une ambition partagées : construire des ports innovants à l'horizon 2020/30, au service du développement de nos territoires et en étroite collaboration avec l'ensemble des acteurs de la chaine logistique », a précisé monsieur Gilbert Stimpflin, président de la Chambre de commerce et d'industries Grand Est et des Ports de Mulhouse-Rhin.
Photo - À l'arrière : Jacques Paquin, vice-président Marketing et développement des affaires au Port de Trois-Rivières et Jacky Scheidecker, directeur des Ports de Mulhouse-Rhin À l'avant : Gilbert Stimpflin, président de la Chambre de commerce et d'industries Grand Est et des Ports de Mulhouse-Rhin et Gaétan Boivin, président-directeur général du Port de Trois-Rivières

 
E-mail

 



US Northwest ports target mega-ships

2019-04-04

McKeil Marine's Evans Spirit  won the International Bulk Journal's 2016 Ship of the Year Award during the IBJ's Salute to Excellence in the Maritime Bulk Industry gala awards ceremony in London, UK on November 21.
"It's a fantastic way to closeout our 60th anniversary year: having a vessel named after our founder, Evans McKeil, win this prestigious international award," said Steve Fletcher, President and CEO of McKeil Marine.
Acquired by McKeil in 2015, the Evans Spirit is a cargo ship with the shallow draught characters of a tug and barge; however, compared to a tug-and-barge unit, she can transport approximately 40 per cent more cargo about 50 per cent faster on a very similar amount of fuel.  She is in service throughout the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River.
Evans Spirit was shortlisted for 2016 Ship of the Year competing with three other vessels: CS Bright, Mitsui OSK Lines, Japan;  Damen Shipyards, Netherlands; and MN Baroque, Swiss Marine, Switzerland. The award is presented to the owner, operator or builder of an outstanding individual bulk ship. Judged on operational efficiency, design innovation, safety and environmental protection, the Evans Spirit was selected as winner. (Photo Paul Beesley).

Seattle, WA - In a move aimed at countering rising competition from the Canadian ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert, the Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) has moved a step closer to welcoming containership giants as it authorized Terminal 5 construction and lease agreements.

The April 2 deal, including future Phase II commitment, represents approximately US$500 million in private and public investment in the region's economy, according to NWSA.

In addition, an interlocal agreement was approved, allowing the Port of Seattle to use a portion of Terminal 46 for a cruise berth.

The modernization of Terminal 5 "will ensure robust and competitive marine cargo and maritime industrial activities in our harbor for the next 30 years, sustaining and creating family-wage jobs and economic opportunity for the region," said Stephanie Bowman, Port of Seattle commission president and co-chair of the NWSA.

The ports have faced stiff competition for shipping routes, especially from Vancouver and Prince Rupert. The latter has topped the 1 million container mark, with a plan to do 1.8 million standard containers by 2022.

Read more...
 
E-mail

 



Lisa Kennan new Chair of Port Saint John

2019-04-04

McKeil Marine's Evans Spirit  won the International Bulk Journal's 2016 Ship of the Year Award during the IBJ's Salute to Excellence in the Maritime Bulk Industry gala awards ceremony in London, UK on November 21.
"It's a fantastic way to closeout our 60th anniversary year: having a vessel named after our founder, Evans McKeil, win this prestigious international award," said Steve Fletcher, President and CEO of McKeil Marine.
Acquired by McKeil in 2015, the Evans Spirit is a cargo ship with the shallow draught characters of a tug and barge; however, compared to a tug-and-barge unit, she can transport approximately 40 per cent more cargo about 50 per cent faster on a very similar amount of fuel.  She is in service throughout the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River.
Evans Spirit was shortlisted for 2016 Ship of the Year competing with three other vessels: CS Bright, Mitsui OSK Lines, Japan;  Damen Shipyards, Netherlands; and MN Baroque, Swiss Marine, Switzerland. The award is presented to the owner, operator or builder of an outstanding individual bulk ship. Judged on operational efficiency, design innovation, safety and environmental protection, the Evans Spirit was selected as winner. (Photo Paul Beesley).

At a recent meeting of the Board of Directors for Port Saint John (Saint John Port Authority), Lisa Keenan was elected to the position of Chair of the Board by her peers.  The term of Chair of the Board is two years with eligibility for re-election. Lisa Keenan has been a member of the Board of Directors at Port Saint John since 2015.

Lisa Keenan joins Donna Gates who has been Vice-Chair of the Board since February 2018.  Ms. Keenan's election makes Port Saint John the first Canada Port Authority with an all-female board leadership team.

Ms. Keenan has been practicing law in Saint John for more than 20 years, working primarily on criminal, administrative, family and real estate law. Ms. Keenan has served on several boards, including as past president and director of Saint John Non-Profit Housing Inc., president of the New Brunswick Red Cross, and member of the board of governors of the Canadian Red Cross.  Ms. Keenan is a recipient of the E. Neil McKelvey. Q.C Pro Bono and Volunteer Service Award from the Canadian Bar Association.

Port Saint John is Canada's third largest port by tonnage, Canada's fourth busiest cruise port, and has a diverse cargo base, including dry and liquid bulk, break bulk, and containers.

 
E-mail

 


The MSRC Provides Simulation Analysis for LNG Transits in the Saguenay River

Le CSEM réalise une analyse de simulation pour le transit des méthaniers dans la rivière Saguenay

2019-04-03

The Maritime Simulation and Resource Centre (MSRC) is pleased to announce that it has played a key role for the Énergie Saguenay project, spearheaded by GNL Québec, for the construction of a natural gas liquefaction complex at Port Saguenay. The LNG complex will be installed on lands belonging to the Saguenay Port Authority, adjacent to the existing Grande-Anse port facilities.

The project includes liquefaction equipment, storage facilities, and marine shipping infrastructures, which is where the MSRC's simulator comes into play. The purpose of the simulation analysis, which was carried out at the request of GNL Québec and Bechtel, is twofold: to scrutinize the dock design and to assess the transit requirements of the Saguenay River. The study helped determine how planned vessel movements can be conducted with safe manoeuvring.

"Although such vessels have never previously transited the Saguenay," noted Paul Racicot, Director of the MSRC, "pilots from the Corporation of Lower St. Lawrence Pilots (CLSLP) have many years of experience transiting large bulk carriers and cruise ships within the region and have a comprehensive understanding of the dynamic environmental phenomena and physical constraints which factor into the overall vessel manoeuvring equation."

"Simulation allows us to evaluate manoeuvres that will be carried out in this channel, specifically at the mouth of the Saguenay," commented Énergie Saguenay's Director of Environment Caroline Hardy. "This is extremely beneficial. Understanding the capabilities and abilities of LNG vessels in various current, tide and meteorological conditions were a key take-away from these simulations and makes our jobs safer and easier."

"The working environment and state-of-the-art simulators combined with the pilots' expertise were conducive to getting all the answers we were looking for," said Chris Thomas, Senior Maritime Coastal Engineer at Bechtel. Photo MSRC

Read more...
 
<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next > End >>

Page 10 of 176
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner