First vessel enters Corpus Christi after Harvey

The Port of Corpus Christi has informed that only 25% of the refining capacity is operational right now in the region and issued a video, depicting the first vessel to have entered the port after Harvey, on August 31st. The USCG also informed that eleven ports are closed or open with restrictions, as of 3 September.

Wärtsilä tests remote control ship operating capability

Wärtsilä, in collaboration with Gulfmark Offshore, has realized testing of remote control of ship operations, on August 21, off the North Sea coast of Scotland. The testing involved driving the vessel through a sequence of manoeuvres using a combination of Dynamic Positioning and manual joystick control.

Port of Rotterdam launches sustainability campaign

The Port of Rotterdam Authority recently launched a new ‘Building a Sustainable Port’ campaign, working to ensure that the port and the surrounding area are safe, healthy and attractive. Until Sustainability Day, on 10 October, the Port Authority will be drawing attention to 15 different aspects of this theme.

Agreement signed for Cambodia’s first oil field

KrisEnergy signed agreements with the government of Cambodia for the nation’s first oil field development in Cambodia Block A, in the Gulf of Thailand. The company plans to develop the Apsara area in the north eastern section of the concession, where there is potential for oil and gas to be trapped.

US navy pauses operations after warships collisions

The US navy decided an operational pause of it fleet around the world, to review navigational safety issues, after the collision of the US warship John S McCain that resulted in ten missing and five injured sailors.

Largest capacity boxship transits Panama Canal's expanded locks

On August 22, the Panama Canal welcomed the largest capacity vessel to ever transit the expanded locks, the CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt. The Neopanamax containership, which began its voyage from Asia, will be making stops along the U.S. East Coast.

Port of LA, GE expand digital solution for cargo handling

Less than a year since launching a first-of-its kind digital solution to keep cargo flowing efficiently through America’s largest container port, the Port of Los Angeles and GE Transportation are expanding the program, to include all container terminals and shipping lines at the Port.

Scientists warn BP, Total to stay away from the Amazon Reef

Researchers, naturalists, explorers and broadcasters are joining the call for oil companies to leave the Amazon Reef alone. The latest call to protect the reef came as an open letter highlighting the importance of this unique environment, and warning of the threat from an oil spill nearby.

IAPH upgrades environmental initiative

The International Association of Ports and Harbors decided and announced that the World Ports Climate Initiative will be expanded to extend its scope from climate action to a full range of sustainability port development challenges the industry is facing. 

Damen's first dredger for Australia on way to Gippsland Ports

A Damen Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger 650 has successfully completed sea trials in Shanghai and is now underway to new owner, Gippsland Ports in Australia, on her own keel, Damen announced. The TSHD, named Tommy Norton, is the company’s first dredger built for Australia.

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