Cargo

  • Polsteam operates narrow-beambed bulkers

    Polsteam operates narrow-beambed bulkers

    19th September 2017

    Much of the world’s maritime industry has been rushing to take advantage of the larger locks at the Panama Canal by building wider ships but one Polish company is continuing to operate narrow-beamed tonnage across the North Atlantic to trade…

  • Ships Monthly Nov 2017 issue out now

    Ships Monthly Nov 2017 issue out now

    15th September 2017

    The usual wide variety of features can be found in the November 2017 issue of Ships Monthly, out now. Conrad Waters looks back over the career of the aircraft carrier HMS Hermes, which served two navies in a variety of…

  • Two New Tugs for Transnet’s KZN Ports

    Two New Tugs for Transnet’s KZN Ports

    12th September 2017

    Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has celebrated a twin milestone for its KwaZulu-Natal ports as part of its R1.4 billion, nine-tug construction contract. On 22 August 2017 the new USIBA tug was christened and named ahead of its delivery to…

  • Homeland takes delivery of Damen Patrol Vessel Guardian 3

    Homeland takes delivery of Damen Patrol Vessel Guardian 3

    10th September 2017

    A Damen 3307 Patrol Vessel has been delivered to Homeland Integrated Offshore Services Ltd (Homeland) of Lagos, Nigeria, taking their fleet of these award-winning craft up to three. A fourth is also currently under construction. Guardian 3, along with HER sisterships Guardian 1 and Guardian 2, is now…

  • Crowley to Deploy Tug Veteran in the Port of Los Angeles

    Crowley to Deploy Tug Veteran in the Port of Los Angeles

    8th September 2017

    Crowley Marine Services is deploying the tugboat Veteran in the Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach to provide enhanced docking safety for all vessels, including large petroleum tank vessels with deep drafts greater than 65 feet calling on Long Beach Berth…

  • First contract for Bibby newbuild

    First contract for Bibby newbuild

    7th September 2017

    Bibby Marine Services Limited, part of Great Britain’s Bibby Line Group, will take delivery of the purpose-built Service Operations Vessel (SOV) Bibby WaveMaster 1 from Holland’s Damen Group this month for North Sea work. Designed for offshore wind farm construction…

  • Remote-controlled cranes for LNG-fueled bulkers

    Remote-controlled cranes for LNG-fueled bulkers

    5th September 2017

    Two 25,600dwt LNG-fueled bulk carriers being built for Finland’s ESL Shipping by China’s Qingshan Shipyard are to be fitted with MacGregor deck cranes incorporating a remote-controlled discharging feature that will be tested as the vessels enter service next year. The…

  • Damen strategically positions tugs in Europe

    Damen strategically positions tugs in Europe

    29th August 2017

    The latest Damen vessel transport arrived in the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands in August 2017. The multiple vessel shipment comprises various Damen Tugs and one Multi Cat that have been constructed at Damen’s yards in Vietnam. The vessels…

  • First Stan Tug completed by Great Lakes Shipyard

    First Stan Tug completed by Great Lakes Shipyard

    28th August 2017

    The first of ten Stan Tug 1907 ICE vessels was delivered by Great Lakes Shipyard to its sister company The Great Lakes Towing Company, both based in Ohio, USA, in August 2017. Named Cleveland, she is a significant milestone in…

  • New Reefer Service Between Qatar and Turkey

    New Reefer Service Between Qatar and Turkey

    26th August 2017

    In August 2017 Milaha, a Qatar-based maritime transport and logistics conglomerate, has announced the launch of the first direct reefer service between Qatar and Turkey. Over the past few weeks, Milaha had arranged two ad hoc voyages of reefer vessels…