Gallery: Refloating Glory Amsterdam

Gallery: Refloating Glory Amsterdam

 Central Command for Maritime Emergencies Germany (Havariekommando) published photos of the Glory Amsterdam’s refloating operation after the bulker grounded in the German Bight days ago.

The Panamax successfully reached the Port of Wilhelmshaven with the help of three tugs at around 19:30, November 2.

There has been no structural damage to the rudder of the ship, according to CCME. What is more, during the refloating and towing operations, no pollution could be detected.

The 77,200 dwt ship ran aground off the island Langeoog amid inclement weather on October 29.

Following a few unsuccessful refloating attempts, Glory Amsterdam was towed into deeper waters in the morning hours of November 2.

World Maritime News Staff; Image Courtesy: Havariekommando/Bundespolizei


Fire-Hit Maersk Pembroke Sold for Green Recycling in Turkey

Image Courtesy: Shipspotting

The Sub Panamax containership Maersk Pembroke has been sold for green recycling to a yard in Turkey, data from VesselsValue shows.

Based on the provided information, the sale took place at the end of September.

The demolition value of the 1988-built ship was set at USD 4.97 million.

The vessel is yet to reach its final destination, as, based on its latest AIS data, it remains moored in Rotterdam.

The Dutch-flagged 2,902 TEU container vessel, owned by Maersk Line, was earmarked for demolition following a fire in August.

The fire was reported in an auxiliary engine on August 22, while the ship was sailing some 125 nautical miles South West of Ireland. The ship was en route to Montreal, Canada when the fire erupted.

World Maritime News Staff Image Courtesy: Shipspotting/VictorRadio74


Creation of new land for Offshore Center Rotterdam progressing smoothly

The first 30 hectares of Offshore Center Rotterdam have been completed. PUMA, a project organisation created by a partnership between Dutch hydraulic engineering firms Koninklijke Boskalis Westminster NV and Van Oord NV that focuses specifically on the expansion of the Maasvlakte site, processed 6 million m3 of sand in four months to complete the work. Only 2 million m3 of sand are now needed to raise the other 40 hectares to the required level. There is considerable interest in the centre. The Port of Rotterdam expects the first companies to establish themselves on the site in 2019.

The creation of Offshore Center Rotterdam is in keeping with the Port of Rotterdam’s policy of further developing what is already a highly developed group of Rotterdam-based companies in the offshore and maritime industry.

70 hectares of land, 1,600 metres of quay infrastructure
Located in Princess Alexiahaven against the seawall, near the berth of Pioneering Spirit, Offshore Center Rotterdam will be a site at which leading companies cooperate in the offshore wind, decommissioning and oil and gas markets. Services will include construction, assembly, heavy lifting, logistics and mobilisation and demobilisation. The coming years look promising for offshore wind farms and decommissioning operations. Offshore Center Rotterdam will make it possible for the port to make the most of the opportunities and thereby enable Rotterdam to benefit from the expected growth in the offshore sector. Offshore Center Rotterdam will ultimately measure 70 hectares in size and have 1,600 metres of heavy-load, deep-sea quay infrastructure.

Offshore in Rotterdam
Rotterdam has traditionally been a leading port for the maritime industry, in which approximately 900 companies are active. That position is based on the shipbuilding and oil and gas sectors. Offshore has been a prime focus of the Port of Rotterdam’s policy for some time now, wind energy and decommissioning being key areas of this policy. Results of the policy include the completion of Pioneering Spirit and the formation of Sif, a company that specialises in producing foundations for wind turbines.

In this connection, a number of Rotterdam-based companies signed the ‘Rotterdam Offshore Wind Coalition’ manifesto last year. In addition, the Port of Rotterdam and the Rotterdam Port Promotion Council are facilitating the Rotterdam Offshore Community, the purpose of which is to establish connections between companies within the offshore community and thereby encourage cooperation, the sharing of knowledge and business transactions both within and outside the community. Developing Offshore Center Rotterdam is a subsequent step.

Offshore Center Rotterdam (OCR)

Are you looking for the perfect site to realise your offshore projects: in the port of Rotterdam, surrounded by one of the world’s most important maritime clusters? The Port of Rotterdam Authority is realising Offshore Center Rotterdam (OCR).