Cargo

  • 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…

  • CONTAINER SHIP: Largest box ship ever in the US

    CONTAINER SHIP: Largest box ship ever in the US

    24th October 2012

    The port of Long Beach recently welcomed the largest container vessel to call at an American port. MSC Beatrice (151,559gt) made her first call to the port as part of her deployment of MSC’s Pearl River Express transpacific service and…

  • CARGO VESSEL: King Ocean buys Bernuth

    CARGO VESSEL: King Ocean buys Bernuth

    24th October 2012

    Two well-known general cargo carriers in the Caribbean have joined forces, with Miami-based King Ocean Services acquiring competitor Bernuth Lines, also of Miami. Bernuth, founded in 1974 by E. P. Bernuth, has been operating eight small chartered ships out of…

  • CONTAINER SERVICE: New port call for Rickmers

    CONTAINER SERVICE: New port call for Rickmers

    8th October 2012

    From September the Japanese port of Nagoya will be added to Rickmers-Linie’s Round the World Pearl String Service schedule on a monthly basis. The service will allow cargo to be shipped directly to Houston, New Orleans, Savannah, Philadelphia, Antwerp and…

  • TANKERS: First double-hulls go to breakers

    TANKERS: First double-hulls go to breakers

    6th March 2012

    The generation of double-hulled tankers built after the Exxon Valdez oil spill of 1989 and the resulting US Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90) is beginning to reach maturity. At the end of last year Mitsui OSK’s 1995-built 311,625dwt…

  • Aground at Littlehampton

    Aground at Littlehampton

    29th September 2011

    On 17 August Alderney Shipping’s small coaster Mungo (1980/664gt) was stranded on the east training wall at the entrance to Littlehampton harbour when arriving with a cargo of aggregates. The Coastguard rescue team, lifeboats from Littlehampton and Shoreham Harbour, and…

  • TANKERS: Trading imbalance

    TANKERS: Trading imbalance

    29th September 2011

    The new container feeder vessel Samskip Innovator (2011/7,852gt) has begun operating on the container service from Hull to Rotterdam, working opposite the 217TEU Geest Trader (1995/2,899gt) on a service operated by Samskip. However, while both had almost a full complement…

  • PORT NEWS: New era for Scottish harbour

    PORT NEWS: New era for Scottish harbour

    29th September 2011

    On 10 August a new era dawned for the Scottish harbour of Kirkcaldy when the cargo vessel Danica Hav arrived with a trial shipment of grain and thus become the first commercial vessel to enter the harbour for over two…

  • TANKER: Cowes Week collision

    TANKER: Cowes Week collision

    29th September 2011

    As widely reported in the national press, the 123,581dwt crude oil tanker Hanne Knutsen was involved in a collision off Egypt Point, Isle of Wight with the racing vessel Atlanta on the first day of racing during Cowes Week in…