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Skangass Building LNG Terminal in Pori, Finland

Skangass Building LNG Terminal in Pori, Finland

Sweden’s Skangass has decided to build a new import terminal for LNG in Pori, helped by 185 million NOK investment support from the Finnish Government. The terminal will is planned to be finished in 2016. Once completed in autumn 2016, the terminal will have a capacity of 30,000 cubic meters. Skangass has already selected the main contractor […]

ICTSI Speeding Up Construction of New Facilities at Congestion-Stricken Manilla

ICTSI Speeding Up Construction of New Facilities at Congestion-Stricken Manilla

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI)  said today it was fast-tracking the construction of new yard facilities at the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) and at a new 21-hectare inland container depot in Laguna. ICTSI said it is speeding up the MICT expansion and inland depot, which will jointly add more than 20 percent to […]

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 […]

Image of the Day: Britannia Cruise Ship Enters the Water

Image of the Day: Britannia Cruise Ship Enters the Water

Britannia Cruise ship is currently being built at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, and the photo shows her moving out onto the water for the first time with her new livery. Britannia will have a total of 1,837 cabins on board with 27 of those being single cabins, in addition to conventional inside and balcony […]

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 […]

Car Carrier Duo Collide in Zeebrugge

Car Carrier Duo Collide in Zeebrugge

Two car carriers collided on Monday afternoon, September 29th in the Zeebrugge Pierre Vandamme lock, Belgium. Cyprus-registered car carrier Neckar Highway was heading from Grimsby bound for Malmo when it collided with Singapore-flagged Baltic Breeze. No injuries have been reported. After the accident, vehicle carrier Baltic Breeze was towed by two tugs, Smit Lion and Smit Kiwi. […]

SOHAR: Joint Effort Needed for Cutting Sulphur Emissions

SOHAR: Joint Effort Needed for Cutting Sulphur Emissions

 SOHAR Port and Freezone Executive Commercial Manager Edwin Lammers called on world leaders within the global shipping industry to join forces in their search for innovative testing methods, quality control, fuel efficiency, and risk management practices ahead of new International Maritime Organisation regulations requiring cargo ships to cut the level of sulphur oxide in fuel supplies […]

Australian DP World Terminals Facing Strike

Australian DP World Terminals Facing Strike

Members of the Maritime Union Australia employed by DP World terminals in Sydney and Melbourne announced their plans to stop work this week. Four-hour work stoppages are expected from 10.00am Wednesday October 1 until 2.00pm, 6.00pm until 10.00pm and 2.00am until 6.00am on Thursday October 2 at Sydney terminals. All members of the MUA employed […]

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 […]

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