Home' Ships and Shipping : May 2011 Contents International Container Terminal
Services (ICTSI) and L&T Shipbuilding
have signed a container port operation
agreement for the management and
operations of the Kattupalli Container
Terminal in Tamil Nadu, India.
Kattupalli terminal is ICTSI's first
venture in India. The terminal is located
near Chennai in the Thiruvallur District.
LTSB is the developer of an integrated
shipyard cum port with a 1.2 million TEU
annual capacity container terminal in
Kattupalli. It entered into a management
contract with ICTSI for the operation of the
container terminal under construction,
which is scheduled to commence
operation in January 2012.
The terminal has two 350-metre-long
berths and a total terminal area of around
20 hectares in Phase 1. During the second
phase of development, terminal capacity
will be increased to handle 1.8 million TEU.
Jama Idle Ibrahim was sentenced on April 8 to 25 years in
prison for a violent act of piracy in the Gulf of Aden against
the crew of Clipper Group's cargo ship 'CEC Future' in
November 2008 in which the hijacking lasted for 71 days.
This sentencing represents the first conviction in the
world in which a pirate was convicted for a hijacking and not
just an attack.
Ibrahim, 39, of Somalia, pleaded guilty on September 8, 2010
to conspiracy to commit piracy under the law of nations and
conspiracy to use a firearm during and in relation to a crime of
violence. He received the maximum penalty of five years in
prison for the piracy conspiracy charge and the maximum
penalty of 20 years in prison for the firearm conspiracy charge.
US attorney Ronald C Machen Jr. and James W McJunkin,
Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI's Washington Field Office,
announced the sentence after Ibrahim's appearance before the
Honorable Paul L. Friedman in US District Court for the District
"Modern-day pirates are nothing like the swashbuckling
heroes in Hollywood movies," said Machen. "Today's pirates are
ruthless criminals who hold ships and their crews hostage with
AK-47s and rocket-propelled grenades. Twenty-five years in
prison is a just punishment for this attack that threatened
international commerce and human life."
In November 2010, Ibrahim was sentenced to 30 years
imprisonment in the Eastern District of Virginia following a
guilty plea to charges stemming from an April 10, 2010, pirate
attack on a US Navy vessel, the USS 'Ashland', also in the Gulf of
Aden. The sentence from the District of Columbia is to run
concurrently with the sentence from Virginia.
'CEC Future', a Clipper Group ship, was hijacked for 71 days in 2008
Legal breakthrough: a 25-year prison sentence for 'CEC Future' hijacker
ICTSI, LTSB ink port deal in Tamil Nadu, Eastern India
APM Terminals wins Callao,
Peru port concession
Photo: James J. O'Hagan
May 2011 SHIPS AND SHIPPING
Peruvian Government officials have selected APM Terminals
to run Terminal Muelle Norte in the port of Callao,
supporting the Peruvian Government's initiative to continue
to modernise its port infrastructure to meet the country's
growing trade needs.
APM Terminals Callao will invest US$749 million to modernise
and transform Terminal Muelle Norte into a multipurpose terminal
for containers, general cargo, Ro-Ro cargo, break bulk and cruise
ships. At full capacity, the terminal will be able to handle 2.9 million
TEU and 9.9 million tonnes of non containerised cargo.
According to APM Terminals, the concession contract will
be signed within the next 30 days and it will take over the
operations of Muelle Norte 60 days thereafter.
The Port of Callao near Lima, Peru
Links Archive April 2011 June 2011 Navigation Previous Page Next Page