Free Porn
xbporn
17.4 C
Hamburg
Friday, July 19, 2024
Home Port News Xiamen follows Yangshan in feeder double-berthing

Xiamen follows Yangshan in feeder double-berthing

China's Xiamen port has begun double-berthing feeder ships to speed up the movement of containers along inland waterways in Fujian province.

Double-berthing involves parking one feeder vessel outside another feeder ship that is already berthed, and having the gantry cranes load containers on both ships concurrently.

Early this week, the exercise saw the 210 TEU Haibangda 318 parked next to the 215 TEU Haibangda 328, which was docked along berth No. 12 at Xiamen Haitian Container Terminal. A gantry crane then offloaded containers from Hai Bang Da 318, right across the adjacent ship. Both ships are owned by Shenzhen Haibangda Shipping, a local feeder operator.

Port officials said that double-berthing will boost Xiamen’s status as a shipping centre in southeastern China.

For Xiamen Port, which is becoming increasingly busy, double-berthing improves the utilisation of a single berth and terminal equipment, while shortening the time needed for ships to berth.

Containers are quickly loaded and unloaded from one ship to another, reducing the secondary loading and unloading operations, boosting operational efficiency."

Port officials added that this will facilitate the fast turnover of goods in the hinterland and have a positive effect on the development of hinterland enterprises.

Shippers told Container News that double-berthing is possible because Xiamen has long berths.

This is an emulation of Shanghai's Yangshan Deepwater Port, which implemented double-berthing on all its terminals last week.

Double-berthing is not common in ports elsewhere due to wharf length limits.

Yangshan tested double-berthing in September 2019, as port officials felt there was a need to speed up the handling of containers from so many feeder vessels. Many of the feeder ships collecting goods from Shanghai do so at Yangshan and around 90% of the ships calling at Yangshan come from the Yangtze River Delta.


Martina Li
Asia Correspondent





Latest Posts

Evergreen vessel marks draft-record in Zeebrugge

Evergreen's container vessel Ever Greet successfully docked in the West Flanders port in Zeebrugge, Belgium on 17 July. Below the water level, the boxship of...

India launches maritime centre

India's Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways (MoPSW) is establishing the India Maritime Centre (IMC), a significant initiative under the Maritime India Vision 2030. In...

Maersk applies new PSS from Tunisia to West Africa

Maersk is introducing a Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) for all dry containers from Tunisia to West Africa destinations effective from 2 August. The Peak Season...

NYK buys segments of ENEOS Ocean’s shipping business

NYK will acquire 80% of the shares of a new company to be established by ENEOS Ocean Corporation, a consolidated subsidiary of ENEOS Holdings,...

NWSA reports higher container volumes in 2024

The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA), a partnership between the ports of Seattle and Tacoma, handled 321,432 TEUs in June, representing a significant growth of...