Middle East & South Asia

COSCO-PSA Terminal (CPT), a joint venture company including COSCO Pacific and PSA, is to invest in new container berths in Singapore that will be equipped to serve next-generation mega container vessels. CPT was formed in 2003 to create a new terminal during PSA's Pasir Panjang Terminal (PPT) Phase 1. The…
Ultra Deep Group (UDS) has signed a contract with China Merchants Heavy Industry for the construction of an Ultra Deep installer multipurpose diving support construction vessel.The new 142m-long vessel is claimed to be the largest among the vessels that are under construction with UDS.UDS CEO Shel Hutton said: "We are…
Tianjin Municipal Transport Commission has ordered Tianjin Port to cease handling tankers and container ships that are carrying hazardous substances, Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has revealed.The Municipal Transport Commission has issued a notice regarding this and did not announce the resuming date of port operations for vessels carrying hazardous substances.Recently,…
The hijacking of Singapore-registered vessel MT Joaquim in the Malacca Strait has signalled the current risks facing seafarers in South East Asia, UK-based maritime intelligence agency Dryad Maritime has said.The vessel went missing in Selangor waters earlier this month and was later found 4nm off Tanjung Kling, Malaysia.According to the…
All chemical / oil / LPG terminals in Tianjin port have temporarily closed after the Tianjin warehouse explosion in China, Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has revealed.The recent massive explosions have resulted in the death of at least 50 people, while some 700 have been reported injured.Officials revealed that the dockside…
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