Port of Long Beach: Port´s free summer harbor tours return in May

REGISTRATION TO OPEN MONDAY, APRIL 17, FOR MAY TOURS Source: Port of Long Beach Beginning in May, the Port of Long Beach will once again host free harbor tours, offering the public a chance to visit the sights and sounds of the nation’s largest seaport complex. Join one of the 90-minute narrated excursions and learn more about how the Port of Long Beach impacts you and the local, regional and national economies, get close to some of the biggest ships in the world, learn about the Port’s drive to zero-emissions operations, and take pictures of amazing machinery and local marine life. Register online anytime from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 17, for the opportunity to receive a free harbor tour at the Port of Long Beach in May. The Port uses an online lottery sign-up system for reservations. Reservations will open on the third Monday of the month for tours the following month. The online reservation system provides a 12-hour window to register via computer or mobile device for an available tour the next month. A random drawing will select participants for each tour and within five business days, you will receive confirmation of your reservation or notification

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MOL Tabletop Drill Prepares for Serious Marine Accident

– Scenario Has Fire in Engine Room on Wood Chip Carrier off Japanese Coast – Source: MOL TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Takeshi Hashimoto) today announced that it conducted a tabletop drill, based on a simulation of a serious marine accident involving a woodchip carrier owned by MOL and operated by MOL Drybulk Ltd. (President and Representative Director: Kazuhiko Kikuchi; Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo). These periodic drills are aimed at confirming MOL Group’s emergency response system in preparation for serious marine accidents. The drill, held on October 12, was designed to demonstrate that the company can respond swiftly and appropriately in case of a serious marine accident and maintain the timely flow of accurate information, while building group-wide safety awareness. MOL also strives to further sharpen its group-wide emergency response readiness through these regular exercises. Under the drill scenario, a fire broke out in the engine room of a fully laden woodchip carrier-owned by MOL and operated by MOL Drybulk-while underway in the Seto Inland Sea. The vessel was anchored immediately after the incident began, but it caused damage to nearby fish farms. The fire continued to burn, and one crewmember required an emergency medical evacuation. Upon receiving

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The Port of Cartagena (Colombia) is interested in the sustainability, open innovation and connectivity projects of the Port of Valencia

Source: Valenciaport Sustainability, open innovation and connectivity projects have focused the interest of a delegation from the Port of Cartagena in Colombia who have visited the Port of Valencia where they have held a meeting with representatives of the Port Authority of Valencia (PAV). The general manager of the PAV, Francesc Sánchez, gave a presentation of the facilities and services of Valenciaport, highlighting the infrastructures such as the new container or passenger terminal, the environmental initiatives such as the installation of photovoltaic plants or the innovative tools such as ValenciaportPCS. The Colombian port was represented by the manager of the Cartagena Container Terminal (CONTECAR), Juan Carlos Acosta, the head of Port Equipment Maintenance of the Sociedad Portuaria Regional Cartagena (SPRC), Juan Carlos Silva, the Training and Development analyst of CONTECAR, Alexandra Verhelst and the superintendent of Physical Safety and Security of SPRC, Luis Fernando Chavez. The delegation visited the South Contradique and the North Extension where the new container terminal will be located in the inland waters to learn about the activity of the fourth largest container port in Europe and the main port in the Mediterranean. The director of the Valenciaport Foundation, Antonio Torregrosa, and the head of International

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