World’s first iVLOC delivered with DNV GL class

World’s first iVLOC delivered with DNV GL class

The world’s first intelligent very large ore carrier (iVLOC), the DNV GL-classed Pacific Vision, was delivered by Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipyard to China Merchants Energy Shipping Company. The vessel is the …
Nov 29, 2018 /  Vessels
Five Leading Port Groups Promote Sustainability through Mass-Recycling Initiative

Five Leading Port Groups Promote Sustainability through Mass-Recycling Initiative

Five of the world’s leading container port operators have jointly undertaken a week-long initiative to promote sustainable resource usage in their respective port and facility networks. During the fifth annual Go …
Nov 2, 2018 /  Curious
Khalifa Port Receives First ARMG and STS cranes for COSCO SHIPPING Abu Dhabi Terminal

Khalifa Port Receives First ARMG and STS cranes for COSCO SHIPPING Abu Dhabi Terminal

Significant progress underway for the inauguration of the second container terminal in Khalifa Port end of this year Abu Dhabi Ports announced Sunday (Sep30) the delivery of the first shipments of Automated Rail Mounted …
Oct 1, 2018 /  Curious
International Seaways Completes Acquisition of Six Modern VLCCs

International Seaways Completes Acquisition of Six Modern VLCCs

Grows Fleet 23% Since Spinoff, Reduces Average Age of Fleet to Under Nine Years and Increases Earnings Power International Seaways, Inc. (NYSE:INSW) (INSW), one of the largest tanker companies worldwide providing energy …
Jun 15, 2018 /  Vessels
LR grants AiP of LNG dual-fuelled 210K DWT bulk carrier design

LR grants AiP of LNG dual-fuelled 210K DWT bulk carrier design

Presentation of the Approval in Principle (AiP) to Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd (SWS) was made in a ceremony at the LR stand, 4.201, at Posidonia 2018. SWS and LR have agreed to jointly develop an LNG …
Jun 7, 2018 /  Curious
The 5th 20,000 TEU Containership of COSCO SHIPPING Named and Delivered

The 5th 20,000 TEU Containership of COSCO SHIPPING Named and Delivered

On May 29, the naming ceremony for COSCO SHIPPING’s fifth 20,000 TEU containership COSCO SHIPPING VIRGO was held at the shipyard of Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (SWS). Leaders and guests …
May 31, 2018 /  Vessels
Star Bulk Carriers Corp. Agrees to Acquire Three Dry Bulk Vessels in an All Share Transaction

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. Agrees to Acquire Three Dry Bulk Vessels in an All Share Transaction

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (Star Bulk) (Nasdaq:SBLK), a global shipping company focusing on transportation of dry bulk cargoes, announced yesterday that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Oceanbulk Container …
May 15, 2018 /  Curious
Petrofac sells JSD6000 vessel-project to ZPMC

Petrofac sells JSD6000 vessel-project to ZPMC

Petrofac Limited (Petrofac) announces that Petrofac International (UAE) LLC has signed an agreement to sell the JSD6000 project to Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co Ltd (ZPMC). The transaction comprises the sale of …
Apr 24, 2018 /  Vessels
Höegh Shanghai loads record number of export vehicles in Mumbai

Höegh Shanghai loads record number of export vehicles in Mumbai

On 29 March, Höegh Autoliners achieved a milestone by loading close to 6400 export vehicles on the Roll On/Roll Off (RoRo) vessel Höegh Shanghai at the Offshore Container Terminal Berth (OCT) in Mumbai. The …
Apr 10, 2018 /  Vessels
Wallem Handles Viking Sun Call to Shanghai for Spectacular Christening

Wallem Handles Viking Sun Call to Shanghai for Spectacular Christening

Wallem Shipping China (Wallem Ship Agency) handled the call earlier this month of the Viking Sun (see also CruiseMapper) to Shanghai on its inaugural 2018 Viking World Cruise. Caption: Passenger (Cruise) Ship …
Mar 26, 2018 /  Cruise