Cargo

  • LNG BULKER: ‘Clean sky’ thinking

    LNG BULKER: ‘Clean sky’ thinking

    19th February 2013

    Lloyd’s Register has given approval in principle (AIP) to a new ‘Clean Sky’ bulk carrier design featuring a gas-powered propulsion system drawn up by Chinese shipbuilder COSCO and Piraeus, Greece-headquartered shipowner Golden Union. The initial design focus has been on…

  • CONTAINER SHIPS: Two newbuildings for Rickmers-Linie

    CONTAINER SHIPS: Two newbuildings for Rickmers-Linie

    24th January 2013

    Rickmers-Linie is to take delivery of two 20,000dwt newbuildings in 2015, built at Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding in China. The multi-purpose vessels will be equipped with two 450-tonne cranes and one 120-tonne crane. The two main cranes will enable them to load…

  • TANKER: Palm oil joint venture

    TANKER: Palm oil joint venture

    24th January 2013

    China’s Dongfang Shipbuilding has delivered the 9,000dwt tanker Golden Adventure to Golden Stena Weco, a new joint-venture company formed by Stena Weco and Indonesian palm oil producer Golden Agri Resources (GAR). The ship will be employed moving cargoes of palm…

  • BULK CARRIER: The ‘buck’ stops here

    BULK CARRIER: The ‘buck’ stops here

    24th January 2013

    The career of the bulk carrier Tim Buck came to an end on 12 October 2012 when she made an unpublicised arrival at the ship-breaking facilities of Alang Auto and Engineering Co Pvt Ltd at Alang, in India. The bulk…

  • Company news – COSCO and China Shipping to merge?

    Company news – COSCO and China Shipping to merge?

    15th January 2013

    China’s COSCO Shipping’s profits plunged 73 per cent during the third quarter of last year, strengthening rumours that it might merge with compatriot owner China Shipping Container Line (CSCL) to cut costs. The two carriers, which control 80 per cent…

  • Cement carrier – New trade for veteran

    Cement carrier – New trade for veteran

    28th December 2012

    On 20 October 2012 an unusual vessel called at the port of Montrose. It is many years since cement was brought to the port, but this should become a common occurrence now that the Dudman Group have taken silo space…

  • BULKERS – Bulking up in Greece

    BULKERS – Bulking up in Greece

    28th December 2012

    The world of dry bulk shipping has not been very profitable lately, with too many ships chasing too little cargo, but at least one operator remains optimistic. But Diana Shipping of Greece, which operates a fleet of 29 dry bulk…

  • SHORT SEA SHIPPING – Ups and downs for Wilson

    SHORT SEA SHIPPING – Ups and downs for Wilson

    28th December 2012

    The Norwegian based short-sea company Wilson ASA of Bergen has reported increased revenue and profits, despite uncertainty over economic development in Europe. The Wilson fleet consists of 111 vessels, which range from 1,500 to 10,000dwt, 87 of which are managed…

  • BULK CARGO: Newport News to Newcastle

    BULK CARGO: Newport News to Newcastle

    4th December 2012

    On 29 September 2012 the Panamax bulk carrier Nereid (2001, ex-Galatea) arrived on the Tyne after a voyage across the Atlantic from Newport News, Virginia with 70,000 tonnes of coal. Several large bulk carriers have brought coal to the Tyne…

  • CONTAINER SHIPS: Wan Hai: naming by the number

    CONTAINER SHIPS: Wan Hai: naming by the number

    30th November 2012

    Taiwan’s Wan Hai Lines is one of the world’s few container carriers that does not name its ships but rather numbers them. Recently it has taken delivery of Wan Hai 103 and Wan Hai 105 as part of a 14-ship…