Cargo

  • 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…

  • PORT NEWS: Under new management

    PORT NEWS: Under new management

    29th September 2011

    In July Berwick Harbour Commissioners announced losses of £63,312 for 2010 on the back of a similar deficit in 2009. In an effort to turn things round, a deal was struck for the Berwick Harbour Commissioners to take over the…

  • TANKERS: Korea Line Corp tankers sold

    TANKERS: Korea Line Corp tankers sold

    7th September 2011

    The financial failure of South Korea’s Korea Line Corporation (KLC) earlier thisyear has seen a number of the carrier’s ships sold off in recent months. In April Scorpio Tankers acquired KLC’s medium-range tankers Blue Coral and Blue Diamond, both built…

  • DREDGER: New suction hopper dredger

    DREDGER: New suction hopper dredger

    24th August 2011

    On 21 January 2011 a new 30,000m3 trailing suction hopper dredger and sand carrier took to the water at the IHC Merwede shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel In the Netherlands. Built for the Belgian group DEME (Dredging, Environmental and…

  • COASTER: Different cargo for Barrow Haven

    COASTER: Different cargo for Barrow Haven

    24th August 2011

    An unusual ship arrived at the small quay at Barrow Haven, under the Humber Bridge, in June. Normally this quay only caters for packaged timber traffic, but on 30 June the 1,205dwt coaster Ala arrived with large blocks of wrapped…

  • BULKERS: Larger ships for the Baltic

    BULKERS: Larger ships for the Baltic

    24th August 2011

    Over the past 20 years, since the break-up of the Soviet bloc, increasing trade with Baltic nations has resulted in a massively increased demand for container ships for the feeder trades between Bremerhaven/Hamburg and Baltic ports, operating via the Kiel…