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Pilots Concerned about LNG Terminal Development in Port Klang

By The Maritime Executive 2019-09-12 19:51:21

Maritime Pilots Malaysia has raised concern about the possible violation of public and port safety with the planned construction and operation of an LNG terminal at Pulau Indah, Port Klang. According to the President and Chairman of Maritime Pilots Malaysia, Captain Martin Lim, the pilots are not against with the Government’s efforts to draw foreign investment into the country as demonstrated by the development of a new LNG terminal and storage facility at Port Klang. However, he says the location...

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Los Angeles Gains Container Traffic as Long Beach Sees Declines

By The Maritime Executive 2019-09-12 19:21:00

For the fifth month in a row, the Port of Los Angeles has broken a single-month containerized cargo record. In April, May, June, July and August, the port posted numbers better than those achieved in the same period in any of the past 111 years.  In August, the Port of LA moved 860,000 TEU, up four percentage points over August 2018. Port executive director Gene Seroka chalked the high traffic levels up to the port's own performance. “Our strong volume...

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Liverpool Seafarers Centre Wins Top ISWAN Award

By The Maritime Executive 2019-09-12 18:29:22

The Liverpool Seafarers Centre (LSC) has been crowned the world’s best seafarer center at an awards ceremony held as part of London International Shipping Week. The winners of the International Seafarers’ Welfare Awards 2019 were revealed at the end of Inmarsat’s exclusive Crew Welfare event for London International Shipping Week. Organized by the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN), the awards give seafarers the chance to say thank you to the companies, organizations and individuals who have provided them...

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Rotterdam's Rail Network Expands with New CMA CGM Service

By The Maritime Executive 2019-09-12 17:58:12

The CMA CGM Group has introduced Rhine Valley Rail, a new rail service connecting the Port of Rotterdam with the German hinterland. Operated in cooperation with TFG, a specialist in containerized seaport hinterland transport for German ports, the Rhine Valley Rail service will officially start with its first train departure in Dortmund on October 18. The service will see six departures per week between the Port of Rotterdam and the German inland hubs of Dortmund, Duisburg and Ludwigshafen. In Rotterdam,...

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Cleanup Under Way for Spill Near New Orleans' French Quarter

By The Maritime Executive 2019-09-12 14:54:50

The U.S. Coast Guard is working with a private pollution control contractor to clean up an oil spill along the downtown New Orleans waterfront near Mississippi River mile marker 95.  The spill - a sheen representing an unknown quantity of oil from an unknown source - appeared near the Riverwalk Gazebo in New Orleans' Woldenberg Park, a green space at the edge of the French Quarter. The site is one mile upriver from the New Orleans Convention Center.  1,500 feet...

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Climate Protesters Shut Down Houston Ship Channel

By The Maritime Executive 2019-09-12 14:01:49

Protesters with Greenpeace closed off access to the upper reaches of the Houston Ship Channel on Thursday by suspending themselves from the deck of the Fred Hartman Bridge, which spans the channel near Baytown, Texas.  U.S. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston received notification of the action at 0630 hours Wednesday. A Coast Guard response boat crew is on scene to monitor the situation. The channel is closed to marine traffic between Light 102A and Light 104, effectively closing off access to...

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IMO Considers Regulating Ports

By The Maritime Executive 2019-09-12 02:46:50

A joint Hutchison Ports, IMO and IMO International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI) seminar discussed the question: "Do ports need international regulation?" on Monday as part of London International Shipping Week.  IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim reminded the audience that the IMO Convention does give the Organization a mandate to regulate in ports, and some current IMO regulations do indeed extend to port operations - for example those surrounding security, reception facilities and the Facilitation (FAL) Convention. "However, there are many opportunities...

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Antwerp Conducts Simultaneous Drone Trials

By The Maritime Executive 2019-09-11 22:37:32

The SAFIR consortium has conducted their first simultaneous drone flights at the Port of Antwerp. The test, conducted in Sint-Truiden DronePort, aims to facilitate the use of drones for package deliveries, inspection flights and emergency situations.  The "Safe and Flexible Integration of Initial U-space Services in a Real Environment" (SAFIR) project is funded by the E.U., and the consortium partners include Amazon Prime Air, Aveillant, C-Astral, DronePort, Elia, Explicit, Helicus, Port of Antwerp, Proximus, SABCA, Skeyes, Tekever and Unifly.  The...

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All Ports in the Bahamas Have Reopened

By The Maritime Executive 2019-09-08 21:05:06

While the slow-moving nature of Hurricane Dorian devastated Grand Bahama and Abaco, all ports have reopened and business is fully operational in Nassau - the second-most populated cruise destination in the Caribbean. As of Sunday at 9 a.m. U.S. Coast Guard crews have rescued 308 people in the Bahamas since the Hurricane Dorian response began. The Coast Guard is conducting air operations based out of Andros Island, Bahamas. Five MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters are conducting search and rescue missions, area assessments...

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Ports America Joins Maersk as a Loadsmart Investor

By The Maritime Executive 2019-09-07 17:10:00

Digital freight technology company Loadsmart has raised $19 million to embark on a major initiative that it says will improve the flow of freight through American ports - with investment from Ports America, the largest terminal operator and stevedore in the U.S. Loadsmart is a digital freight platform that specializes in truckload and intermodal shipping. Loadsmart is leveraging data and machine learning to build artificial intelligence processes into the complex freight cycle, allowing shippers to book a truck in seconds...

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