OOCL cancels Asia-Europe sailing as peak shipping season ends


OOCL cancels Asia-Europe sailing as peak shipping season ends



Hong Kong’s Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) has cancelled Asia-Europe sailings as the demand for shipping declines as the high shipping season comes to an end.
“In response to the expected low demand during the Christmas holiday in Europe, we would like to inform you of the withdrawal of the following Asia-Europe sailings:
Asia – North Europe Service: Loop 3, CSCL URANUS (CUR) 063W/063E. Westbound: ETA Ningbo on November 18 in Week 46 and Eastbound: ETA Antwerp on December 23 in Week 51.
Asia – West Mediterranean Service: WM1, AL RIFFA (AFF) 033W/033E. Westbound: ETA Qingdao on November 20 in Week 47 and Eastbound: ETA La Spezia on December 22 in Week 51.

November 6, 2017 at 12:30PM

Singapore Revokes Transocean Oil’s Bunker License


 The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has revoked the bunker supplier and bunker craft operator licences of Transocean Oil Pte Ltd, with effect from 6 November 2017. 


Transocean will no longer be allowed to operate as bunker supplier and bunker craft operator in the Port of Singapore.


As part of MPA’s ongoing regulatory efforts to ensure the integrity of bunkering in Singapore, checks were conducted on Transocean in March and April this year. 


MPA’s investigations revealed that there were several falsifications of records and discrepancies in the stock movement logbooks on board the bunker tankers operated by Transocean, which breached the terms and conditions of their bunker supplier and bunker craft operator licences.


MPA reminds all licensed bunker suppliers and bunker craft operators to adhere strictly to the terms and conditions of their bunker licences. 


MPA will take firm action against any licensee who has acted in contravention of its licence(s), including the suspension or revocation of licence(s).


November 7, 2017 at 04:54AM

Port of Amsterdam to Get LNG Bunkering Pontoon


The Port of Amsterdam is about to get its first floating bunkering station for liquefied natural gas (LNG). Namely, Titan LNG, a supplier of LNG to the marine and industrial markets in North West Europe, has contracted the manufacturing consortium for its FlexFueler001-Europe’s first LNG bunkering pontoon. As informed, the head contractor Kooiman Marine Group has […]

November 6, 2017 at 09:00AM

Zaanstad and Amsterdam port waters to be merged into a single port area for commercial inland navigation vessels on 1 January 2018


The Municipality of Zaanstad and Havenbedrijf Amsterdam NV collaborate closely in making the port area more appealing to clients and users. For this reason, the Zaanstad and Amsterdam port waters will be merged into a single port area for commercial inland navigation vessels on 1 January 2018. Clients benefit from one ‘counter’, one ‘admission ticket’, uniform rules and a single payment.

Zaanstad and Amsterdam port waters to be merged into a single port area for commercial inland navigation vessels on 1 January 2018

Commercial inland navigation vessels, including river cruise vessels, which enter the Zaanstad-Amsterdam port waters now need to submit just one statement for each stay. They benefit from making one rather than two payments and from uniform rules for, for example, discounts, exemption and dispensation.

Uniform tariffs

The tariffs are also brought in line: they are brought in line with the tariffs levied by Amsterdam, which results in a substantial reduction for clients accustomed to the Zaanstad tariffs. This ‘admission ticket’ enables vessels to make an unlimited number of visits to the Amsterdam and Zaanstad port waters during the specified period of their stay. In addition, commercial navigation vessels in transit through Zijkanaal G and the Zaan river can now also purchase an ‘admission ticket’ for this specific transit route. These vessels are granted a maximum of 24 hours to complete the transit, whereby they are allowed to moor briefly – without transshipments – on the transit route.

100% digital

As from 1 January 2018, Port of Amsterdam will levy and collect the inland harbour dues for both parties. From this date onwards, fully digital submissions will be made to http://ift.tt/2zgxi7B. This is new for Zaanstad clients. Amsterdam clients are already familiar with this submission method. The submission system is user-friendly and can be used with computer, smartphone or tablet.

Digital statements offer clients many benefits: the information is always up to date, the administration is simplified, earlier statements can be examined at any required time, statements can be changed after their submission and the risk of errors is reduced.

Source: Port of Amsterdam

November 6, 2017 at 07:18AM

Indonesian seafarer dies after falling from Wan Hai boxship

A seafarer died yesterday after falling from 1993-built Wan Hai Lines containership Wan Hai 212 at Taichung Port.The incident happened when the 62-year old crew member, an Indonesian national, was doing unloading work onboard the 1,325 teu ship and fell, suffering severe head trauma. He died shortly after arriving to the local hospital. Local police has classed the case as an accident.

 According to a spokesperson for Wan Hai Lines, the company is coordinating with the relatives of the deceased crew for the arrangement of his funeral affairs.

November 6, 2017 at 05:23AM