Archivos diarios: julio 4, 2015

GREEK . Outlook calm for the shipping billionaires

First came a high-powered motorbike ridden at speed by a figure who looked as if he might belong to the Athens chapter of the Hell’s Angels. Then the first of two black limousines with darkened windows – this one a BMW with personalised number plates. Finally, an ordinary saloon.

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Three ports in China get approval to receive Vale SA ships

China has lifted its three-year ban that had shut out Brazilian miner Vale SA’s giant vessels and will now allow 400,000-deadweight tonne ships to dock at its ports.

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The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said that four ports in the country including Qingdao, Dalian, Tangshan Caofeidian and Ningbo will be allowed to receive the carriers once they comply with the technical standards, reported Reuters.

Vale’s Valexmax mega-ships had been banned in Beijing in early 2012 due to safety concerns. The ban had halted Vale’s expansion strategy in China.

These ships were specifically constructed to bring down the transportation costs of shipping iron ore to the country.

With global glut in iron ore prices, the decision to allow Valemaxes to take cargoes directly to China and reduce costs by $4-6 a tonne in the process, is seen as a positive move for the company.

China has issued ship design guidelines in February that will recognise ships of 400,000 dwt.

Ports that are interested in receiving the containers will be required to apply for permission if they meet the guidelines.

Splash 24/7 reported that a Valemax that previously belonged to a Brazilian firm was anchored at Qingdao’s Dongjiakou port this week.


Image: Beijing had banned Valexmax mega-ships due to safety concerns. Photo: courtesy of Vichaya Kiatying-Angsulee/freedigitalphotos.net.

Avanza la organización de la conferencia Smarts Rivers 2015

La edición 2015 de la “Strategic Maritime Asset Research and Transformation Rivers Conference for 21st Century Rivers Systems”, conocida como la Conferencia SMART Rivers, tendrá lugar del 7 al 11 de septiembre de 2015 en Buenos Aires, Argentina. Las principales sesiones se desarrollarán en el Auditorio “Juan Pablo II” de la Universidad Católica Argentina, en la sede Puerto Madero de Av. Alicia M. de Justo 1600, C1107AAZ, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires Lee el resto de esta entrada

Río Uruguay – News

Comenzó la carga de soja en el puerto uruguayo de Salto con destino a Nueva Palmira. Tal circunstancia demuestra el carácter estratégico que las autoridades argentinas le están dando a la explotación comercial del río Uruguay, que fuera balizado por personal de la Subsecretaría de Puertos y Vías Navegables de la Nación poco tiempo atrás. La operatoria despierta un marcado interés de los operadores fluviales de la región dado que estaría demostrando lo que algunos funcionarios políticos entrerrianos se niegan a ver: la posibilidad de utilizar remolcadores de empuje y barcazas para operar con carga a granel, además de la posibilidad de operar con contenedores, tal como ocurre en la hidrovía Paraguay – Paraná.
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El papa Francisco genera un mega operativo de fronteras

Evitar cuellos de botella en Migraciones y Aduana. Por la visita del sumo pontífice, se espera que un millón de argentinos se trasladen a Paraguay.
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