Cargo

  • 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…

  • Ocean takes delivery of first Damen tug

    Ocean takes delivery of first Damen tug

    24th August 2017

    Italian maritime service provider Ocean S.r.l. has welcomed its first Damen tug – a Stan Tug 2608 – into its fleet. The company, part of the Ocean-Team Group, will deploy the vessel in harbour towage operations in the ports of…

  • Ships Monthly October issue out now

    Ships Monthly October issue out now

    17th August 2017

    In the news, we report on the 500th voyage for Shieldhall, the first LNG offshore construction vessel completed, a new ferry for Carlingford Lough, and a new Stena ship charter. The ferry scene covers Stena buying the Cairnryan Superfast twins,…

  • Crowley Supports Stampede Platform Tow-Out and Installation

    Crowley Supports Stampede Platform Tow-Out and Installation

    11th August 2017

    In early August 2017 Crowley Maritime Corp.’s ocean class tugboats and 455-series high-deck strength barges were involved in the successful tow-out and installation of Hess’ Stampede tension-leg platform (TLP) in the deep waters of the US Gulf. Demonstrating both nearshore and offshore…

  • New Australian ro-ros

    New Australian ro-ros

    10th August 2017

    China’s Jinling Shipyard expects to begin delivering two 12,000-dwt ro-ro vessels to Australia’s Toll Shipping next year for operation across Bass Strait between Burnie, Tasmania and Melbourne, Victoria where they will replace the 1999-built sisters Tasmanian Achiever and Victorian Reliance.…

  • Samskip makes major Norwegian acquisition with Nor Lines takeover

    Samskip makes major Norwegian acquisition with Nor Lines takeover

    9th August 2017

    Samskip has announced that it will acquire activities associated with Nor Lines AS, in a major expansion of its shipping, transport and logistics businesses in Norway. Subject to approval by Norway’s competition authorities, Samskip has agreed with the DSD Group…

  • BSM commences management of Ultra Large Containerships

    BSM commences management of Ultra Large Containerships

    8th August 2017

    Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) announced on 10 July 2017 that the 20,146TEU containership MOL Tribute has come under the full management of the Hong Kong Ship Management Centre. Built by Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea, MOL Tribute is 400…