Cargo

  • PORT NEWS: Changes at Yarmouth

    PORT NEWS: Changes at Yarmouth

    8th August 2011

    Work is under way on modifications to Great Yarmouth’s outer harbour to address the swell problem which has dogged the port. The 200m-wide entrance to the harbour is to be reduced by 50m by extending the breakwater arms, which will…

  • SCOTLINE: Scotline’s timber business

    SCOTLINE: Scotline’s timber business

    3rd August 2011

    Earlier this year Scotline purchased Transit Medway, a terminal business located less than half a mile from the company’s own business in Rochester. This brought Scotline a second Rochester terminal with undercover storage space to support the company’s core forest…

  • BULKER: Beating the recession

    BULKER: Beating the recession

    27th July 2011

    Despite the global recession and its impact on ship employment, the bulker Cardinal is still finding full employment on the bulk tramp trades. In June she loaded a cargo at Corpus Christi in the USA destined for Gabes in Tunisia.…

  • SHIPBREAKING: Good money for old ships

    SHIPBREAKING: Good money for old ships

    27th July 2011

    Indian shipbreakers are paying relatively high prices for older tonnage as Bangladeshi breakers find themselves caught up in court cases and Pakistani breakers keep a low profile in the marketplace. The 1979-built Haj Khalil (ex-Ahmos), a general cargo vessel built…

  • CONTAINER SHIPS: First for United Arab SC

    CONTAINER SHIPS: First for United Arab SC

    27th July 2011

    The Dubai-based United Arab Shipping Company has taken delivery of its first 13,500TEU capacity container vessels. Umm Salal, named after the municipality in the state Qatar, was handed over during a ceremony at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in Geoje,…

  • MAIDEN CALLER: First time at Liverpool

    MAIDEN CALLER: First time at Liverpool

    27th July 2011

    The newly-built container vessel Independent Voyager (39,268dwt, below) made her maiden call at Liverpool on 4 June, having left Antwerp three days earlier. On arrival in Liverpool she was paraded past Pier Head with tugs saluting her with water cannon…

  • CONTAINER SHIPS: Newbuild makes maiden call at Felixstowe

    CONTAINER SHIPS: Newbuild makes maiden call at Felixstowe

    27th July 2011

    On 10 June a dual naming ceremony for two new container vessels was held at the Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) Ulsan Shipyard in South Korea. The vessels, COSCO Glory and COSCO Pride, are the first of a new series of…

  • LNG CARRIERS: Maersk to offload LNG

    LNG CARRIERS: Maersk to offload LNG

    13th July 2011

    The Maersk group has announced plans to sell its LNG division, which operates eight liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers, stating that it wishes to ‘reallocate resources to other parts of the group’. The Maersk LNG fleet has suffered through a…

  • PORT NEWS: Car carrier breaks free in gale

    PORT NEWS: Car carrier breaks free in gale

    6th July 2011

    On 16 May at about 1130 the car carrier Nordic Spirit broke her moorings on the Tyne in high winds while docked at Northumberland Quay in North Shields, and began to drift across the river towards South Shields. Gale-force winds…

  • TANKERS: Istanbul Canal to be expanded

    TANKERS: Istanbul Canal to be expanded

    30th June 2011

    Turkey plans to build a canal from the Black Sea to the Marmara Sea, turning Istanbul into two peninsulas and an island in order to divert shipping from the Bosporus. The Istanbul canal will be up to 50km long, 150m…