Busan Port’s total trade volume is expected to exceed 20 million TEUs in 2017. Busan Port Authority(BPA, president WOO Ye-jong) stated that BPA will co-host a ceremony on the 26th to express its gratitude to port and logistics industry workers for their hard work to achieve its goal to handle 20 million TEUs.
Archives for December 2017
HM Coastguard is currently assisting a Russian flagged vessel that has a significant list just outside Portsmouth Harbour. Although the vessel has developed a considerable list, it has power and is currently stable. The vessel is at anchor in the Solent and a pilot vessel is assessing the vessel’s stability and cargo. The 13 crew onboard are reported to be safe and well.
CMA CGM announces the resumption of CIMEX 9 service. By integrating this third service connecting Asia with Iran, CMA CGM is providing an enhanced coverage in the region.
Davie Shipbuilding – Canada’s leading shipbuilder – today announced that it has completed the construction, commissioning and sea-trials of the first Resolve-Class Naval Support Ship, Asterix. The ship was delivered on time, to budget and most importantly, at an internationally competitive cost.
KOTUG has applied for a patent to use drone technology in its tug operations, in its ambition to achieve safer and more efficient working conditions. This pioneering invention – using a drone to connect the towline to an assisted vessel – will drastically improve the safety margin of tug operations as this will avoid the need for manoeuvring in the so-called danger zone.
The single market is one of the most celebrated successes of the EU. It is a central element of the EU growth agenda. It is, however, clear that the single market remains incomplete and dysfunctional in some sectors. This is particularly true for shipping.
The latest addition to the Baleària fleet arrives at the Pitiusas, the new fast ferry Eco Aqua . The new catamaran, of 28 meters in length and capacity for 350 passengers, has started operating on the Eivissa-Formentera route, after carrying out the docking tests in both ports yesterday with satisfactory results.
Tokyo – Leading classification society ClassNK has announced that it released amendments to its Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships on 25 December 2017.
TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, announced an agreement with Furuno Electric Co., Ltd.) and MOL Techno-Trade, Ltd. to jointly develop a system that supports ship operation during voyages using augmented reality (AR) technology.