RORO

Port Canaveral welcomes first Post-Panamax vehicle carrier

The new class-post-Panamax RoRo vessel ‘MOL Brooklands’ became the first of its kind to call on the American Port Canaveral. With a 125-foot beam and capacity to transport over 7,400 vehicles, the ship is also the largest Post-Panamax vessel to call on the Port. 

New multiterminal starts operations at port of Esbjerg

The Danish Port of Esbjerg has acquired a new harbour terminal that has already been put into operation at the East Port. When the terminal is completed in the spring, it will comprise four fully automatic gates and 1,600 m2 of workshops, washing facilities and offices.  

MSC launches new RO-RO service to West Africa

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company announced the introduction of a new RO-RO West Africa Service for rolling, project and break bulk cargo. This new RO-RO Service to West Africa will start on 19th February from Le Havre.

Jaxport to add new RO-RO service

The monthly service will begin in March with the first vessel, a 6,500-CEU called ‘Höegh Jeddah’, sailing out of Jacksonville. The vessel’s trip will include the cities of Auckland in New Zealand, Brisbane, Port Kembla, Melbourne and Fremantle in Australia.

Azerbaijan gets a new RO-RO terminal

The President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, inaugurated a RO-RO terminal at Baku International Sea Trade Port complex, in in Alat settlement, Garadagh district.
The new RO-RO terminal will be able to accommodate 60,000 trucks or 1.8 million tons of cargo per year.

Hutchison Ports to run Ahmed Bin Rashid Port

Hong Kong-based port operator, Hutchison Ports, announced that it was awarded a concession to operate the Ahmed Bin Rashid Port in Umm Al Quwain, a key entry-exit point for container, general, Ro-Ro and bulk cargo in the northern UAE.

India inaugurates first Ro-Ro ferry project

India launched its first Ro-Ro ferry project, which aims to decrease the travel time between Gujarat’s Gogha and Dahej ports. The ferry is expected to do four round trips every day, carrying about 500 passengers and 100-150 vehicles on each trip.

UK freight traffic in EU increased ahead of Brexit

The UK Department for Transport has published its Annual UK Port Freight statistics, which shows that overall total freight tonnages handled by UK ports declined by 3% in 2016. Despite this, there has been growth in unitised traffics and trade with European countries.

Poll

Are we doing enough to keep crew healthy?

maritime events