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Port of Colomob, Sri Lanka, ZEWT world hydrogen challenge, Jules Verne

 

 

The Port of Colombo (known as Port of Kolomtota during the early 14th Century Kotte Kingdom) is the largest and busiest port in Sri Lanka. Located in Colombo, on the southwestern shores on the Kelani River, it serves as an important terminal in Asia due to its strategic location in the Indian Ocean. During the 1980s, the port underwent rapid modernization with the installation of Cranes, Gantries and other modern-day terminal requirements.

 

Colombo is the commercial capital and largest city of Sri Lanka. According to the Brookings Institution, Colombo metropolitan area has a population of 5.6 million, and 752,993 in the city proper. It is the financial centre of the island and a popular tourist destination. It is located on the west coast of the island and adjacent to the Greater Colombo area which includes Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, the legislative capital of Sri Lanka and Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia.

The great majority of Sri Lankan corporations have their head offices in Colombo including Aitken Spence, Ceylinco Corporation, Stassen group of companies, John Keells Holdings, Cargills, Hemas Holdings, and Akbar Brothers. Some of the industries include chemicals, textiles, glass, cement, leather goods, furniture, and jewellery. In the city centre is the World Trade Centre. The Colombo Metropolitan area has a GDP of $48 billion or 40% of the GDP, making it the most important aspect of the Sri Lankan economy.


The Sri Lanka Ports Authority was created in 1980. The harbour underwent a major transformation to handle containerised cargo in the early 1980s, with two being built by the end of the 1980s and three more in the early 1990s. Due to this, and its strategic location amidst trade routes, the port became more attractive to main line shipping than any other port in the region.

 

Colombo is not hydrogen ready as we write, hence clean fleet operators will have to seek alternative handling facilities to comply with the IMO's 2040 target.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEG

NAUTICAL MILES

BUNKERING

WAYPOINT

SUNSHINE DAYS

-

-

-

-

-

START

-

-

-

-

-

-

FILL UP

Gibraltar

00.00

1

729

-

Tenerife, Canary Islands

1.90

2

3,154

-

Trinidad, Port of Spain

8.21

3

1,182

1

Panama City

3.00

4

970

-

Galapagos

2.45

5

3,640

-

Tahiti

9.48

6

1,423

-

Tonga, Nukualofa

3.71

7

410

-

Fiji, Suva

1.07

8

1,886

1

Port Moresby PNG

4.91

9

340

-

Thursday Island, Cape York

0.88

10

724

-

Darwin

1.89

11

1,572

-

Jakarta, Indonesia

4.09

12

1,881

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Colombo, Sri Lanka

4.90

13

2,109

1

Aden, Yemen

5.49

14

698

-

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

1.82

15

670

-

Port Said, Egypt

1.75

16

1,111

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Palermo, Sicily

2.89

17

170

-

Naples, Italy

0.44

18

940

FINISH

Gibraltar

2.45

-

-

-

-

-

-

23,609

-

RUNTIME DAYS @ 12.5kts

78.70

-

-

(ADD 3  DAYS)

RUNTIME DAYS @ 13kts

75.67

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

(ADD 4  DAYS)

14 KNOTS AVE INC

70.26

-

-

-

AT 15 KNOTS AVE

65.58

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-

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AT 16 KNOTS AVE

61.48

 

 

 

 

Sri Lanka to Aden, Yemen, ZEWT world hydrogen challenge, Jules Verne

 

 

13TH LEG - At a speed of 13 knots the thirteenth leg of the hydrogen powered zero carbon voyage would take nearly seven days to complete, free of emissions. The demonstration of ZEWT technology in action, could help speed up the transition to non polluting waterborne transport. These projections are only a guide. Many of the ports of call could be bypassed completely to give us a shorter passage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEG

NAUTICAL MILES

TIME IN PORT

WAYPOINT

SUNSHINE DAYS

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-

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-

-

START

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Monaco

0.00

1

784

2

Gibraltar

4.67

2

729

2

Tenerife, Canary Islands

4.34

3

3,154

2

Trinidad, Port of Spain

18.77

4

1,182

2

Panama City

7.04

5

970

2

Galapagos

5.77

6

3,640

2

Tahiti

21.67

7

1,423

2

Tonga, Nukualofa

8.47

8

410

2

Fiji, Suva

2.44

9

1,886

2

Port Moresby PNG

11.23

10

340

2

Thursday Island, Cape York

2.02

11

724

2

Darwin

4.31

12

1,572

2

Jakarta, Indonesia

9.36

13

1,881

2

Colombo, Sri Lanka

11.20

14

2,109

2

Aden, Yemen

12.55

15

698

2

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

4.15

16

670

2

Port Said, Egypt

3.99

17

1,111

2

Palermo, Sicily

6.61

18

170

2

Naples, Italy

1.01

19

393

FINISH

Monaco

2.34

-

-

-

-

-

-

23,846

36

RUNTIME DAYS @ 7kts

141.94

-

-

-

-

-

+ 10% service

= 156.13 Days

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7 KNOTS AVE INC PORT & %

192.13

-& maintenance

-

-

AT 6 KNOTS AVE

224.16

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-

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AT 5 KNOTS AVE

268.99

 

 

SOLAR POWERED TRANSIT EXAMPLES - The above table illustrates one of the most likely climate/ocean awareness expedition routes that could be undertaken by the Elizabeth Swan, showing the time elapsed in days for 7 knots average cruising speed, including times for 5 and 6 knot averages - allowing for 10% downtime and 36 days in ports. Hence, although the objective is to reduce the current solar circumnavigation record from 584 days, the event in not an outright non-stop yacht competition in the offshore racing sense.

 

 

LEG

NAUTICAL MILES

BUNKERING

WAYPOINT

SUNSHINE DAYS

-

-

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-

-

START

-

-

-

-

-

-

FILL UP

Gibraltar

00.00

1

729

-

Tenerife, Canary Islands

1.90

2

3,154

-

Trinidad, Port of Spain

8.21

3

1,182

1

Panama City

3.00

4

970

-

Galapagos

2.45

5

3,640

-

Tahiti

9.48

6

1,423

-

Tonga, Nukualofa

3.71

7

410

-

Fiji, Suva

1.07

8

1,886

1

Port Moresby PNG

4.91

9

340

-

Thursday Island, Cape York

0.88

10

724

-

Darwin

1.89

11

1,572

-

Jakarta, Indonesia

4.09

12

1,881

-

Colombo, Sri Lanka

4.90

13

2,109

1

Aden, Yemen

5.49

14

698

-

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

1.82

15

670

-

Port Said, Egypt

1.75

16

1,111

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Palermo, Sicily

2.89

17

170

-

Naples, Italy

0.44

18

940

FINISH

Gibraltar

2.45

-

-

-

-

-

-

23,609

-

RUNTIME DAYS @ 12.5kts

78.70

-

-

(ADD 3  DAYS)

RUNTIME DAYS @ 13kts

75.67

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

(ADD 4  DAYS)

14 KNOTS AVE INC

70.26

-

-

-

AT 15 KNOTS AVE

65.58

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AT 16 KNOTS AVE

61.48

 

 

 

 

Solar & Hydrogen powered ship, zero emission ZEWT Elizabeth Swann, Design Copyright

 

 

A RACE AGAINST THE CLIMATE CLOCK: The climate clock is ticking faster, speeding up global warming. Solar power is a proven means of traversing the oceans, but it is too slow for cargo transport as we write. But introduce hydrogen into the equation and we can manage up to 4000nm on hydrogen tanks alone. Using LH2, it might be possible to circumnavigate the globe on one tank full - and using solar in combination, travel Around The World In 80 days.  Without hydrogen bunkering at ports and harbours it is more of a logistical challenge. This is a problem for port authorities and operators all over the globe, a topic for COP26 and similar events - as the world continues to fry on fossil fuels.   http://jules-verne.org/   http://jules-verne.org/

 

 

 

 

 

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