Wednesday, 20 September 2017

OOCL Kobe departs Felixstowe for Hamburg almost empty. 18th September 2017

Published on 18 Sep 2017


The OOCL Kobe departs Felixstowe Berth 5 with the assistance of one Svitzer tug. The pilot edges the very light OOCL Kobe off berth and proceeds down the harbour out to the Sunk where the pilot disembarks for his next job. Unfortunately I missed which 3212 tug pulled her off the berth due to traffic to the viewpoint.

Two Svitzer tugs assist the MSC Sveva from Felixstowe Berth 9 18t September 2017

Previous record breaker CSCL Globe departs Felixstowe with two 3212 Svitzer tugs 16th September 2017

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Peel Ports secures new WEC Lines service to Liverpool

Peel Ports Group Container Director, Jouke Schaap.
Dutch company WEC Lines is beginning a new service connecting the Port of Liverpool with Huelva, Vigo, Leixoes and Dublin. The service will begin from the end of September with weekly 300TEU vessels, but this is expected to grow significantly once trade develops.
Jouke Schaap, Container Port Director at Peel Ports, said: “We’re very pleased to be welcoming a second WEC Lines service to Liverpool. This further underlines what we’ve been saying about how the dynamics of the UK logistics sector is changing. Shipping directly into the North-west of the UK provides cargo owners with the chance to reduce costs, congestion and carbon emissions by getting closer to their end market. It’s a further endorsement of the compelling case behind our Cargo200 initiative, which is now backed by 225 supporters representing more than 1.5m TEU a year. That is clear evidence of the demand for direct deep-sea calls at Liverpool.”
Nico Valkenier, Managing Director WEC Lines, added: “We are delighted to announce a new maritime link connecting both Huelva in the south of Spain and Vigo in the north of Spain with Liverpool and Dublin. In addition, this new service will improve connection times from Leixoes to Liverpool and Dublin.”
In 2016, WEC Lines began weekly calls at the Port of Liverpool connecting with Lisbon, Setubal, Leixoes and Sines, with other links to Ireland, Scotland, Morocco, Spain and the Canary Islands.
The Cargo200 campaign calls for importers and exporters whose goods begin or end their journey in the north of the UK to switch current delivery of ocean freight from south-east ports to the centrally-located Port of Liverpool. The initiative aims to cut freight mileage by 200 million miles by 2020.
For more information on Cargo200i click HERE.
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King George Dock: Hydrochloric acid leak at Hull dock

King George Dock includes several materials companies, shipping services and a ferry terminal

A storage tank containing 580 tonnes of hydrochloric acid split and leaked at a dock in Hull.
Concerns over a vapour cloud the leak caused has led to fire crews spraying a fine water mist to stop it spreading.
Twenty five firefighters were sent to United Molasses on the quayside of King George Dock at 22:15 BST on Monday. 
The leak from the tank has been stopped, but an exclusion zone is in place within the port that has left the eastern access road shut.
Associated British Ports (ABP) said it was assisting the fire service and other authorities "to resolve the situation as quickly as possible".
A spokesperson said: "An exclusion zone within a section of the Port of Hull has been established.
"Please be assured nobody outside the exclusion zone should be concerned."

King George Dock
Image captionThe leak impacted the east side of the dock near the Northern Gateway

The fire service said it would remain there to assist ABP as the acid was transferred onto tankers to be removed.
Police said traffic in the area was unaffected and access to the ferry terminal and Hedon Road was unaffected.
The "significant" leak, at the east side of the dock near the Northern Gateway, earlier led to people in the area being advised to close windows and doors as a precautionary measure.
Crews wore gas-tight hazardous materials suits while dealing with the incident. 
According to its website, United Molasses Group Ltd trades and markets molasses, vegetable oils and stores bulk liquids.