Container ship collided with tanker Update separated after 48 hours salvage

Jun 16 UPDATE: After 48-hours work, container ship X-PRESS MAHANANDA and tanker BURGAN were separated from each other. The ships remained stuck together after Jun 14 collision, they’ve been towed to a pier in Chittagong, and separated on Jun 16. Container ship is to be taken to container terminal, to offload all of her cargo. BURGAN reportedly, will sail to Kuwait after completing repairs, necessary for regaining seaworthiness.

Jun 14: Container ship X-PRESS MAHANANDA collided with tanker BURGAN...

https://maritimebulletin.net/2019/06/16/container-ship-collided-with-tanker-update-separated-after-48-hours-salvage/

Port of Gdansk at IAPH conference

Port of Gdansk at IAPH conference

The annual conference of the International Association of Ports and Harbours was held in Guangzhou. The event gathered about 200 ordinary members from more than 90 countries with leading ports from all the continents.

The participants of the conference included public port authorities, private port operators, and government agencies responsible for ports.
A group of representatives of the Port of Gdansk Authority took part in the event at the invitation of the authorities of the Port of...

https://container-news.com/port-gdansk-iaph-conference/

K Line honored for its ocean-friendly programs

K Line honored for its ocean-friendly programs

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line) announces that National Ocean and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA) has honored “K” Line with a gold award for the company’s participation with the high level of compliance rate during 2018 voluntary Vessel Speed Reduction (VSR) Incentive program.

The program aims to protect whales in Santa Barbara Channel and San Francisco Bay Area, and calls for vessels’ speed reduction sailing these waters.

“We have been participating in this program since last year and...

https://container-news.com/k-line-honored-ocean-friendly-programs/

NYK awarded grand prize at IT Japan Award

NYK awarded grand prize at IT Japan Award

NYK has been honored with the Grand Prize at the IT Japan Award 2019 organized by Nikkei Computer magazine (Nikkei Business Publications Inc.) in recognition of efforts to use IoT as a preventive measure against vessel operation failure.

This is the 13th year for the IT Japan Award to be given in recognition of superior use of IT, and NYK was selected for the Grand Prize from among five companies that had been featured in articles published in Nikkei Computer between May 10, 2018, and April 18,...

https://container-news.com/nyk-awarded-grand-prize-it-japan-awards/

Koper and COSCO discuss on port’s development

Koper and COSCO discuss on port’s development

The Slovenian Minister of Infrastructure reassured her Chinese interlocutors that the Port of Koper and Sloveniaare capable of supporting the Chinese overseas trade with Central Europe.

In the course of her work visit to China where she was accompanied by Dimitrij Zadel, President of the management board of Luka Koper, Alenka Bratušek, Minister of Infrastructure, met the executives of Cosco, the largest Chinese shipping company and an important client of the Port of Koper. Cosco is at the same...

https://container-news.com/koper-cosco-port-development/

K Line holds Environmental Awards 2019 ceremony

K Line holds Environmental Awards 2019 ceremony

The awards were established to honor and give recognition to outstanding environmental-preservation-contributive activities undertaken by both executives and employees working throughout the “K” LINE Group pursuant to the direction developed in “K” LINE Environmental Vision 2050. This year, which marked the 5th time since establishment of the awards in 2015, we also accepted many entries from our group companies in both Japan and overseas. Activities of seven companies — two for “Grand Award”...

https://container-news.com/k-line-environmental-awards-2019-ceremony/

Watergate closing river Neckar in Germany

Watergate closing river Neckar in Germany

Watergate closing river Neckar in Germany

Due to lock maintenance between June 27, 2019 and July 7, 2019 there is no direct barge connection to and from Stuttgart.

Against an additional fee of 197 EUR per container a shuttle has been established between Stuttgart, Mannheim and Germersheim by DP World. Besides that, the rail connection from/to Rotterdam/Hamburg/Bremerhaven is not affected and can be booked as usual.

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https://container-news.com/watergate-closing-river-neckar-germany/

US business leaders hit back on trade tariffs and tell Trump ‘enough is enough’

A vast array of major US businesses, and associations, as well as some major Trump appointees, have written to the president under the banner of “Tariffs Hurt the Heartland”.  
They include Robert Lighthizer, Steven Mnuchin, Wilbur Ross, agriculture secretary Sonny Perdue and Larry Kudlow of the National Economic Council, and warn that two million American jobs could be lost if the tariff war continues. 
Company signatories include the ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach, …

The post US business...

https://theloadstar.com/us-business-leaders-hit-back-on-trade-tariffs-and-tell-trump-enough-is-enough/

U.S. blames Iran for tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman, Tehran rejects assertion (Reuters)

U.S. blames Iran for tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman, Tehran rejects assertion (Reuters)
  • Norwegian ship ablaze at sea, second tanker also abandoned
  • U.S. provides no explicit evidence for accusing Iran
  • Iran says it ‘categorically rejects’ U.S. assertion
  • Crews of both ships picked up safely
  • Attacks occur during Japanese prime minister’s Iran trip (Adds U.S. military video of tanker, Japanese minister comment, paragraphs 4-5)

The United States blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, June 13, that drove up oil prices and raised concerns about a new...

https://container-news.com/us-blames-iran-tanker-attacks-gulf-oman-tehran-rejects/