Cargo

  • Multi-role Damen Shoalbuster for Bristol Port

    Multi-role Damen Shoalbuster for Bristol Port

    3rd April 2017

    The Bristol Port Company has taken delivery of a Damen Shoalbuster 2308S. This is the first contract between Damen and the Bristol Port Company. Modified with several customised options, the vessel will be able to take on a multifunctional role…

  • Tilbury welcomes new fast trade route New Zealand service

    Tilbury welcomes new fast trade route New Zealand service

    2nd April 2017

    London Container Terminal (LCT) in Tilbury has secured a new fast transit reefer service covering Pacific, New Zealand, Peru & US East Coast. The Meridian service operated with eight 2,500TEU capacity vessels, four of which have been specifically built for…

  • Bibby WaveMaster 1 launched at Damen Shipyards Galati

    Bibby WaveMaster 1 launched at Damen Shipyards Galati

    31st March 2017

    The pioneering Bibby WaveMaster 1, the first of Damen’s purpose-built Service Operations Vessels (SOV) with Walk-to-Work (W2W) capability, was officially launched at Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania on 24 March. When completed, Bibby Marine Services Limited, part of Bibby Line…

  • Biggest ever container ship MOL Triumph delivered

    Biggest ever container ship MOL Triumph delivered

    30th March 2017

    On 27 March 2017 the world’s largest containership, MOL Triumph, was delivered from Samsung Heavy Industries Co, Ltd. MOL’s newest vessel, she is the first of a fleet of six 20,000TEU containerships for the company, having been was named MOL Triumph…

  • Robb Caledon built vessel goes for recycling

    Robb Caledon built vessel goes for recycling

    27th March 2017

    On 5 February 2017 the 47-year-old livestock carrier Ahmad N berthed at plot 29 at Alang for recycling. The 1,148dwt vessel was one of the last vessels built by the Leith yard of Robb Caledon still operating. She was built…

  • New coaster Scot Navigator launched

    New coaster Scot Navigator launched

    24th March 2017

    On 22 February Scotline’s latest coaster, Scot Navigator, was launched at GS Yard BV in Groningen, Netherlands. The newbuild has a modern, efficient design and, with the unavailability of suitable second-hand tonnage, Scotline decided she would be the best possible…

  • New container operator SM Line launched

    New container operator SM Line launched

    23rd March 2017

    After acquiring the business operations of bankrupt Hanjin Shipping’s Pacific and Asian routes, South Korea’s Samra Midas Group has launched SM Line as the world’s newest container carrier and is currently buying up a number of vessels in the 4,000-6,500TEU…

  • Durban Pilots Car Carrier in Rough Sea Conditions

    Durban Pilots Car Carrier in Rough Sea Conditions

    22nd March 2017

    The cyclonic weather conditions which battered the Durban beach front in March did not stop the Port of Durban’s marine pilot Rainer Rauntenberg from safely steering an automotive vessel into the port on Sunday 12 March 2017. Rauntenberg, who has…

  • Damen ASD 2913 Tugs for new Panama Canal locks

    Damen ASD 2913 Tugs for new Panama Canal locks

    21st March 2017

    The Meyer’s Group has ordered two Damen ASD 2913 Tugs to operate in the newly expanded Panama Canal. At an official signing ceremony at the Panama Maritime XIII World Conference, Michel Mittelmeyer, Chief Executive Officer said the Meyer’s Group was…

  • May 2017 issue of Ships Monthly out now

    May 2017 issue of Ships Monthly out now

    17th March 2017

    The May issue of Ships Monthly is out today, Friday 17 March 2017. We have a special feature looking at the innovative new destroyer USS Zumwalt, which recently commissioned into the US Navy at Baltimore by Conrad Waters. The main…