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Grimaldi Beefs Up Southern Express

Grimaldi Beefs Up Southern Express

Grimaldi Lines, the Italian RoRo ship owner represented by Niels Winther in Denmark, is expanding its Southern Express route with weekly departures from Europe to West Africa. As of September, Grimaldi Lines is increasing the frequency of its Southern Express line, providing weekly departures from Europe to West Africa and back. The Italian ship owner will incorporate […]

Sewol Bill Still Pending as Victims’ Families Head to the Streets

Sewol Bill Still Pending as Victims’ Families Head to the Streets

A strong pressure is being exerted on South Korean National Assembly to adopt a special bill which is aimed at determining the cause behind the Sewol ferry tragedy that killed around 300 people in April, predominantly high school students. The pressure is further fuelled by the protest of hundreds of people who, as reported by Yonhap, joined  […]

Have Your Say on Green Agenda

Have Your Say on Green Agenda

Growing concerns about the state of the world’s oceans and the impact that shipping has on quality of the air has led to ever more legislation on emissions. The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) and Colfax Fluid Handling, are working together to investigate perceptions of the ‘Green Agenda’ and whether shipping companies […]

UPDATE: Notorious Vega Auriga Detained in Tauranga

UPDATE: Notorious Vega Auriga Detained in Tauranga

Container ship Vega Auriga, banned by Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) from using or entering any Australian ports due to repeated breaches relating to seafarer welfare and maintenance of the ship, is being detained at the Port of Tauranga.  The ship cannot leave the port until all 11 of its deficiencies are resolved, according to Maritime New […]

Chinese Boxship Sinks

Chinese Boxship Sinks

Chinese container ship Tao Yan sank following a collision with another container ship Gang Tai Tai Zhou on August 25 some 10 nautical miles off Tianjin port, the Bohai Sea, China. Tao Yan’s side cargo holds under the waterline were breached by Gang Tai Tai Zhou’s bow,  allowing for water ingress and causing the vessel to list heavily and subsequently […]

CMA CGM Attila Hits Dock in Vancouver

CMA CGM Attila Hits Dock in Vancouver

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has deployed a team of investigators to Vancouver, British Columbia where the vessel CMA CGM Attila struck the dock at the DP World Centerm container terminal on August 28. The allision caused significant delays in the Port of Vancouver, forcing several container ships to change their scheduled arrivals, including […]

Interlink Invests Heavily in Bulker Fleet

Interlink Invests Heavily in Bulker Fleet

American bulk carrier owner Interlink Maritime is pursuing an aggressive fleet expansion plan comprising up to eighteen bulkers ordered at three Chinese yards. Five  39,000dwt bulker orders have been placed with Zengzhou Shipbuilding. The contract includes options for five more. The five, worth $240m, will start delivery at the end of the 2015, continuing into the middle of 2016. The quintet, […]

Hamburg Süd Christens San Christobal

Hamburg Süd Christens San Christobal

Hamburg Süd celebrated on August 28 the christening of its container ship “San Christobal” at the Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea. The vessel is the second newbuild in the series of three new “San”-class ships. Each container vessel in the “San”-class has a nominal slot capacity of 9,034 TEU, and the “San […]

Rotterdam Port Congestion Easing Up

Rotterdam Port Congestion Easing Up

The congestion which troubled the Rotterdam container sector during the past few months seems to be decreasing, the Port Rotterdam Authority reports. Inland shipping operators report that increasingly more ships are being handled on schedule. According to ECT, the situation is now under control. Sector organisation CBRB with which most barge operators are affiliated, remains […]

SHI Merging with Samsung Engineering

SHI Merging with Samsung Engineering

South Korean shipbuilding giant Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has officially announced that it will merge with Samsung Engineering Co., Ltd, the first and largest engineering company in Korea. The merger between Samsung Heavy Industries and Samsung Engineering was decided during their board of directors meeting on September 1 to create a “world-class total solution provider […]

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