Cargo

  • Port of Liverpool welcomes largest containership to date

    Port of Liverpool welcomes largest containership to date

    8th March 2017

    The largest container ship to ever call at the Port of Liverpool arrived on Monday 6 March 2017. The 6,552 TEU HS Paris berthed at the Liverpool2 deep-water container terminal at 0430. Previously, the Port of Liverpool’s existing container terminal could…

  • SCR Tugboat christened in America

    SCR Tugboat christened in America

    2nd March 2017

    The Jensen Maritime-designed Earl W. Redd, the first tractor tugboat in America to enter service in compliance with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Tier IV environmental standards by use of a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system, was christened in…

  • Ro-ro cargo vessel Melusine in collision

    Ro-ro cargo vessel Melusine in collision

    1st March 2017

    Cobelfret’s Belgian-flagged cargo ro-ro Melusine (1999) collided with Color Line’s Norwegian-flagged Superspeed I (2008) at Hirtshals in mid-December 2016 when she was docking on arrival from Zeebrugge in high winds. Fortunately, damage to both vessels was relatively minor and both were…

  • Two custom-built tugs ordered from Damen

    Two custom-built tugs ordered from Damen

    28th February 2017

    Baggerbedrijf De Boer B.V. (Dutch Dredging B.V.) has ordered two custom, special-purpose tugs to be built at Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld in the Netherlands through thesubsidiairy De Boer Remorquage SARL. The tugs are for a tenyear contract with Grand Port Maritime…

  • Damen tug refitted in Sydney

    Damen tug refitted in Sydney

    26th February 2017

    Sydney City Marine has completed its first maintenance docking of a Damen vessel since the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Damen Shipyards Group last year. The works signify the successful cooperation between Damen Services in the Netherlands,…

  • Los Angeles busiest January in port’s history

    Los Angeles busiest January in port’s history

    23rd February 2017

    The Port of Los Angeles handled 826,640 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in January 2017, an increase of 17.4 percent compared to January 2016. It was the busiest January in the port’s 110-year history, outpacing last January, which was the previous…

  • Latest issue of Ships Monthly out today

    Latest issue of Ships Monthly out today

    17th February 2017

    The April 2017 issue of Ship Monthly hits the news stands today, 17 February, and it brings a fresh look to the magazine while continuing with the same high quality articles and in-depth features. A voyage report by Jim Shaw…

  • SOUL jack-up vessel – the next step for offshore wind

    SOUL jack-up vessel – the next step for offshore wind

    13th February 2017

    In early February 2017 SeaOwls and Ulstein launched a pioneering heavy lift jack-up vessel design, the SOUL, at the Offshore Wind Journal Conference. The cruciform structural lay-out makes the patent-pending solution more than 10 per cent lighter than conventional jack-up…

  • Israel welcomes first 14,000 TEU ship at Haifa Port

    Israel welcomes first 14,000 TEU ship at Haifa Port

    8th February 2017

    Last week the container ship Maersk Elba (13,092TEU) arrived at Haifa Port’s state-of-the-art Carmel Terminal. She is the largest ship ever to dock in Israel, and her visit formally inducted Israel’s leading port into the club of ports that handle…

  • Port of Cork traffic figures for 2016

    Port of Cork traffic figures for 2016

    6th February 2017

    Total traffic through the Port of Cork reached 9.2 million tonnes in 2016, a slight decrease compared to 2015 traffic. Import figures remain steady while exports were reduced primarily due to the closure of Lisheen Mines in Co. Tipperary and…