Cargo

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • CABLE LAYER: Tyneside yard staying busy

    CABLE LAYER: Tyneside yard staying busy

    24th August 2011

    A&P Group started work in July on the 1996-built cable layer European Supporter (9,227gt), owned by P&O Maritime Services Australia, a new client for the yard. The Tyne yard will be carrying out conversion work on the cable-laying vessel. The…

  • HISTORIC CARGO SHIPS: Sea Racers scrapped

    HISTORIC CARGO SHIPS: Sea Racers scrapped

    24th August 2011

    Twin cargo ships representing American President Lines’ first move towards dedicated container ship tonnage are being broken up for scrap in the US, the 1961-built President Lincoln as Lincoln at Mare Island, California and sistership President Tyler as President at…

  • 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…

  • PORT NEWS: Changes at Yarmouth

    PORT NEWS: Changes at Yarmouth

    8th August 2011

    Work is under way on modifications to Great Yarmouth’s outer harbour to address the swell problem which has dogged the port. The 200m-wide entrance to the harbour is to be reduced by 50m by extending the breakwater arms, which will…

  • SCOTLINE: Scotline’s timber business

    SCOTLINE: Scotline’s timber business

    3rd August 2011

    Earlier this year Scotline purchased Transit Medway, a terminal business located less than half a mile from the company’s own business in Rochester. This brought Scotline a second Rochester terminal with undercover storage space to support the company’s core forest…

  • CONTAINER SHIPS: Newbuild makes maiden call at Felixstowe

    CONTAINER SHIPS: Newbuild makes maiden call at Felixstowe

    27th July 2011

    On 10 June a dual naming ceremony for two new container vessels was held at the Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) Ulsan Shipyard in South Korea. The vessels, COSCO Glory and COSCO Pride, are the first of a new series of…

  • BULKER: Beating the recession

    BULKER: Beating the recession

    27th July 2011

    Despite the global recession and its impact on ship employment, the bulker Cardinal is still finding full employment on the bulk tramp trades. In June she loaded a cargo at Corpus Christi in the USA destined for Gabes in Tunisia.…