Category archives for: Americas

Underwater Robots Scanning Ships for Contraband

Underwater Robots Scanning Ships for Contraband

MIT researchers have at the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems unveiled an oval-shaped submersible robot, a little smaller than a football, with a flattened panel on one side so that it can slide along an underwater surface to perform ultrasound scans. Originally designed to look for cracks in nuclear reactors’ water tanks, the […]

Hamburg Süd Christens Cap San Antonio

Hamburg Süd Christens Cap San Antonio

On Friday, September 26, Hamburg Süd christened its latest container ship “Cap San Antonio” at the Cruise Terminal of Le Havre, France, with customers and business partners. The “Cap San Antonio” is one of a series of six new ships of the “Cap San” class built for Hamburg Süd at the Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in […]

Shippers to Cooperate on North to South America Link

Shippers to Cooperate on North to South America Link

CSAV Group, Hapag-Lloyd, Hamburg Süd, Aliança and NYK have reached an agreement to jointly operate in the trade between the East Coast of North America and Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. The two services separately operated by the lines will be replaced by a single string with seven 5500 TEU vessels featuring increased reefer capacity. The […]

ZIM Ship Targeted by Pro-Palestinian Protesters Again

ZIM Ship Targeted by Pro-Palestinian Protesters Again

Israeli-owned containership Zim Shanghai was prevented from unloading this weekend in the Port of Oakland by pro-Palestinian protesters and had to head to the Port of Los Angeles. According to Marine Traffic’s  data the vessel departed Oakland on Sunday evening fully loaded and is expected to arrive in Los Angeles on Tuesday. “The Zim Shanghai […]

Cove Point Liquefaction Project Approved

Cove Point Liquefaction Project Approved

The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has authorized Dominion Cove Point LNG, LP to build the Cove Point Liquefaction Project in Calvert County, Maryland, and related facilities at an existing compressor station and at metering and regulating sites in Virginia. The approval came after more than two years of consideration of Dominion’s proposal during which FERC […]

Freight Rates Staying under Pressure

Freight Rates Staying under Pressure

The latest reports suggest that the trend of declining freight rates that started last week will continue as carriers are starting to push back October general rate increase until China’s Golden week. Shanghai Containerised Freight Index reveals Asia-Europe trade prices are on their lowest since October 2013, marking a 9.5% drop to USD 822 per TEU. […]

Port of Antwerp Bolstering US Partnerships

Port of Antwerp Bolstering US Partnerships

A delegation representing the Port of Antwerp, Belgium, is planning to visit the Port of Houston, Texas, U.S.A., to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and thus further strengthen the trade relations between the two regions. The Port of Antwerp says that there are striking similarities between the two ports, with each being home to a very large […]

China Lifts Foreign Investment Restrictions in Shanghai Free-Trade Zone

China Lifts Foreign Investment Restrictions in Shanghai Free-Trade Zone

Chinese government is set to ease restrictions on foreign investments in a number of industries, including the shipping sector, in Shanghai’s free-trade zone, The South China Morning Post reports. Earlier this month China’s Premier Li Keqiang’s said that market forces ”would be allowed to play a dominant role in the FTZ.”  Over twenty business sectors are to […]

Navtor and AWT Pulling Together

Navtor and AWT Pulling Together

Norway’s e-navigation developer Navtor has signed an agreement with the USA-headquartered maritime weather routing specialist Applied Weather Technology (AWT) that will see the two companies integrating their services to offer route planning and decision making tools. As a result of the deal, AWT’s routing and optimisation systems will now be offered on Navtor’s recently launched NavStation […]

One More for Dorian

One More for Dorian

New York Stock Exchange-listed Dorian LPG Ltd., an owner and operator of Very Large Gas Carriers (VLGCs), has taken delivery of the ECO VLGC “Corsair” from Hyundai Heavy Industries. The “Corsair” will initially trade in the spot market and is the second newbuilding to be delivered to the company this year. Dorian LPG currently owns and operates […]

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