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  • New tug Svitzer Thames arrives on the Thames

    New tug Svitzer Thames arrives on the Thames

    9th April 2021

    IN March 2021 global towage operator Svitzer Europe received from Damen Shipyards Group the new tug Svitzer Thames, an 80-ton bollard pull azimuth stern drive (ASD) tug, to support its operations in the Port of London. Svitzer Thames started operating…

  • New direct service links Gothenburg to South Africa and Oceania

    New direct service links Gothenburg to South Africa and Oceania

    28th March 2021

    Starting on 12 March 2012, the Port of Gothenburg will have a regular direct service to South Africa and Oceania. The Norwegian shipping company Höegh Autoliners will operate the new service, with departures from the Port of Gothenburg every other…

  • Damen signs with South Port New Zealand for ATD 2412

    Damen signs with South Port New Zealand for ATD 2412

    27th March 2021

    On 13 March 2021 Damen Shipyards Group signed a contract with South Port New Zealand for the delivery of a Damen Azimuth Tractor Tug (ATD) 2412. The vessel, with 65 tonnes bollard pull, will replace an older vessel with 35…

  • Ships Monthly April 2021 issue out now

    Ships Monthly April 2021 issue out now

    26th March 2021

    The Ships Monthly April 2021 edition is out now and as usual is packed with news and features unavailable anywhere else.   NEWS Waterfront – Solent debut for the new RRS Sir David Attenborough, the world’s largest container ship ordered,…

  • Suez Canal blocked by grounded Evergreen containership

    Suez Canal blocked by grounded Evergreen containership

    24th March 2021

    On 24 March 2021 the Suez Canal was closed following the grounding of a fully laden Evergreen 20,388TEU containership, which blocked one of the world’s most important waterways causing a massive backlog of shipping. The 2018-built Ever Given went aground…

  • Car carrier Grande Texas debuts on the Thames

    Car carrier Grande Texas debuts on the Thames

    22nd March 2021

    The brand-new 65,148gt PCTC (Pure Car & Truck Carrier) Grande Texas made her maiden call on the Thames on 18 March 2021. The new ship is the latest to join the Grimaldi Group fleet, and is equipped with the latest…