drone delivery anchorage

World’s first commercial drone deliveries to vessels at anchorage tested

In cooperation with Airbus, Norwegian shipping company Wilhelmsen (WSS) launched this week a shore-to-ship Singapore pilot project, marking the first deployment of drone technology in real-time port conditions, delivering a variety of items to working vessels at anchorage. Shore-to-ship delivery of this range and scope has never been explored, prior to this trial, Wilhelmsen said.

Lifting off from Marina South Pier in Singapore with 3D printed consumables from Wilhelmsen’s onshore 3D printing micro-factory, the Airbus Skyways drone navigated autonomously along pre-determined ‘aerial-corridors’ in its 1.5km flight to Eastern Working Anchorage.

The drone landed on the deck of the Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO)’s Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHTS) vessel, M/V Pacific Centurion and deposited its 1.5kg cargo without a hitch before returning to its base. The entire delivery, from take-off towards the vessel, to landing back at base, took just ten minutes.

Operations began with a Toolbox Talk with the Wilhelmsen, Airbus and SPO crew to ensure that the risk assessment was understood by all parties. With final safety checks completed, Wilhelmsen’s Marina South Pier team loaded the drone.

Supported by spotters stationed on board the vessel deck to ensure the safety of the crew and vessel, the drone took off towards the vessel, landing on the dedicated area on the main deck where the parcel was retrieved by the officer on board.

Less labour dependent than delivery via launch, autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) can potentially reduce delivery costs by up to 90% in some ports and have a smaller carbon footprint than launch boats. SPO has been an important partner during the detailed final preparation and operational testing of the drone, with the provision of its Anchor Handling Tug Supply.

We’re confident that this pioneering move of Wilhelmsen will create new opportunities for future collaborations with SPO, improve work efficiency and drive cost savings for players in the offshore industry,

...says Duncan Telfer, Commercial Director, SPO.

Signing a unique MoU with aeronautics company Airbus in June 2018, Wilhelmsen was tasked with setting up the necessary maritime and port operations, gaining relevant approvals from port authorities, with Airbus the overall Skyways system architect and provider, contributing its expertise in aeronautical vertical lift solutions to develop the UAS for shore-to-ship deliveries.

The ongoing pilot trial will for now, focus on offshore supply vessels at anchorage 1.5km from the pier. For safety reasons, flights will be limited to this distance for the time being, before the flight range is gradually extended to as far as 3km from the shore.

MPA Singapore is facilitating the trial, which started in late November 2018, through the interim use of Marina South Pier as the launching and landing point for Airbus’ delivery drone. At the same time, MPA has designated anchorages for vessels to anchor off Marina South for the trial.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore is also working with Wilhelmsen and Airbus to ensure safety of the trials.

Source: Safety4Sea

Liner vessels calling limassol

Vessels calling Limassol

A list of vessels that call Limassol port regularly.

Vessels that are on regular liner routes to Limassol from various ports.

Ship IMO

Ship Name

9134153 WEC MAJORELLE
9390824 LUCY BORCHARD
9216353 SARA BORCHARD
9336294 LOUISE BORCHARD
9354454 JOANNA BORCHARD
9212010 RACHEL BORCHARD
9212034 RUTH BORCHARD
9212022 CHARLOTTE BORCHARD
9220861 NICOLAS DELMAS
9235385 JANINA
9139646 KRETA
9105970 EGY GLORY
9141106 DELTA NORTH
9123922 IRENES LOGOS
9236286 ASIATIC ORCHID
9227912 GRANDE ITALIA
9143702 GRAN BRETAGNA
9138393 GRANDE MEDITERRANEO
9030852 FIDES
9220627 GRANDE ELLADE
9214525 MARY SCHULTE
9354674 A.OBELIX
9202170 UNI-PHOENIX
9305934 X-PRESS NILE
7358573 GOLDEN IRIS
9141780 MSC GIANNINA
9224051 MSC RHIANNON
8512891 MSC AUGUSTA
9203502 MAIRA
9320427 MSC GENEVA
9246346 E.R.ELSFLETH
9316347 MSC HANNAH
9236688 MSC ELBE
9320441 MSC CAROUGE
9313450 ANWAAR AL NASER
9291224 GAZ INTERCEPTOR
9448499 GAZ SERENITY
9506162 GAZ VENTURE
8001763 GAZ UNITY
9249685 GAZ CENTURY
9733533 Epic Sentosa
9260366 TAMARA
9438066 MARINA
8020604 ALEXO
9162681 ALASA
9444778 NORDIC PRINCE
9358539 MAX PRIDE
9313967 SEAGO BREMERHAVEN
9313917 SEAGO FELIXSTOWE
9313943 SEAGO ISTANBUL
9313955 SEAGO PIRAEUS
8024014 THOMSON SPIRIT
9189354 DIMITRIS Y
9211169 E.R. PUSAN
new bigger gantry cranes for Limassol port

New bigger cranes for Limassol

Limassol port container terminal operator Eurogate said Tuesday it has taken delivery of two new gantry cranes that will enable the company to handle the biggest cargo ships worldwide.

Eurogate said the Super Post – Panamax cranes arrived on Tuesday and would be put in operation as soon as possible.

The company’s director, Giorgos Pouros, said the cranes will allow the company to offer better service since they can handle the largest ships in the world.

The gantries were manufactured in Italy and can serve ships with the capacity of carrying 23 rows of containers across their deck. Their acquisition is part of a €30m investment package.

 

Limassol Anchorage

Limassol anchorage

Short calls at Limassol Anchorage for crew changes , bunkering ,provisions and waiting for orders.

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Vessels can call Limassol anchorage were we can assist with crew changes, bunkering, ship spares and provisions.

The convenient position of the anchorage makes easy to perform these tasks efficiently and fast.

Vessels can make short calls of under 12 hours stay and pay low port charges.

Finally vessels can wait for orders at a low rate.

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