Cargo

  • Sovcomflot tanker completes first commercial Primorsk voyage on LNG

    Sovcomflot tanker completes first commercial Primorsk voyage on LNG

    27th October 2018

    Sovcomflot tanker Gagarin Prospect successfully completes first commercial voyage from Primorsk to Rotterdam on LNG fuel On 22 October 2018 Sovcomflot the crude oil tanker Gagarin Prospect, operating on LNG fuel, successfully completed her voyage across the Baltic and North…

  • COSCO announces Liverpool call

    COSCO announces Liverpool call

    17th October 2018

    The Port of Liverpool has demonstrated the strength of its relationships with China by welcoming a vessel call from COSCO on Wednesday 17 October. Jork will call at Liverpool after a stop in Rotterdam before returning with UK exports. Once…

  • China moves administration of its Coast Guard

    China moves administration of its Coast Guard

    5th October 2018

    China has decided to put its Coast Guard under the People’s Armed Police Force, moving it closer to the formal status of a military force. The Coast Guard has been a division of the country’s Oceanic Administration since 2013, which…

  • Trade booming at the Port of Poole

    Trade booming at the Port of Poole

    29th September 2018

    The south coast Port of Poole lies within Europe’s largest natural harbour and is approached through a narrow, winding shipping channel with a maintained depth of 7.5m therefore limiting the size of vessel that can call. A trust port run…

  • Damen performs float-out of Australian icebreaker

    Damen performs float-out of Australian icebreaker

    28th September 2018

    In late September 2018 Damen carried out the floating of the Antarctic Supply Research Vessel (ASRV) RSV Nuyina currently under construction at Damen Shipyards Galati. The carefully executed procedure was achieved by raising the water level in the yard’s dry…

  • Kotug Smit Towage performs naming ceremony for tug Southampton

    Kotug Smit Towage performs naming ceremony for tug Southampton

    26th September 2018

    Recently the naming ceremony of the newly-built Damen tug Southampton took place in the Port of Zeebrugge. Kotug Smit Towage has taken four newly-built Damen tugs into service for its European harbour towage activities, in 2017 and 2018. One of…

  • Iskes Towage names twin Damen ASD Tugs

    Iskes Towage names twin Damen ASD Tugs

    24th September 2018

    Two of Iskes Towage’s vessels, the Damen ASD Tugs 3212 Mars and Mercurius, were officially named at a ceremony held at IJmuiden Port, Amsterdam. The naming formed part of an event held to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of…

  • DNV GL awards AiP to Jiangnan Shipyard for very large ethane carrier 

    DNV GL awards AiP to Jiangnan Shipyard for very large ethane carrier 

    21st September 2018

    On 18 September 2018 classification society DNV GL awarded Chinese shipyard Jiangnan with an Approval in Principle (AiP) for the design of a 93,000-cubic meter (cbm) very large ethane carrier. Johan Petter Tutturen, Business Director Gas Carriers, DNV GL –…

  • New cargo vessel Scot Carrier launched

    New cargo vessel Scot Carrier launched

    19th September 2018

    On Friday 14 September the new cargo vessel Scot Carrier was launched at Royal Bodewes Ship Yard in Groningen, Holland. She is the first of two sistersships to be launched with Royal Bodewes and will be the largest ship in the…