St. Lawrence Seaway enters peak season with shipments up 4%

St. Lawrence Seaway enters peak season with shipments up 4%

The upward trend of the 2018 St. Lawrence Seaway shipping season continues, driven by Canadian grain exports and improving salt shipments. Overall tonnage for the period March 29 to September 30 totaled 25.7 million …
Oct 22, 2018 /  Curious
20,000 TEU COSCO SHIPPING Sagittarius Named in Shanghai

20,000 TEU COSCO SHIPPING Sagittarius Named in Shanghai

On October 18, the naming ceremony for COSCO SHIPPING Sagittarius, the 9th 20,000 TEU ULCS of the COSCO SHIPPING constellation series, was held at the shipyard of Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (SWS). Vice …
Oct 22, 2018 /  Vessels
Project Forward paves the way for meeting IMO’s reduction on CO2 emissions

Project Forward paves the way for meeting IMO’s reduction on CO2 emissions

The Project Forward initiative led by Athens-Based Arista Shipping, with Wärtsilä as one of the participants, demonstrates that with LNG as fuel, an advanced hull design, and highly efficient propulsion …
Oct 19, 2018 /  Vessels
South Carolina Ports (SCPA) Reports First Quarter Fiscal Year Growth

South Carolina Ports (SCPA) Reports First Quarter Fiscal Year Growth

Thursday (Oct16) South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) reported a 7.5 percent fiscal year-over-year container volume growth of twenty-foot-equivalent units (TEUs) through September.  SCPA has handled 580,361 TEUs …
Oct 19, 2018 /  Curious
Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Direct Continuation of Time Charter Contract for mv Astarte with Glencore

Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Direct Continuation of Time Charter Contract for mv Astarte with Glencore

Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, Wednesday announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has agreed to extend the present time …
Oct 18, 2018 /  Vessels
US Agriculture & Domestic Steel Reinforced by Great Lakes Seaway Shipping

US Agriculture & Domestic Steel Reinforced by Great Lakes Seaway Shipping

Best Month on Record for St. Lawrence Seaway System Traffic During 2018 Navigation Season The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership reports overall gains for the St. Lawrence Seaway with year-to-date (YTD) total cargo …
Oct 17, 2018 /  Curious
Siport21: Big Data and Artificial Intelligence will save time and money at port sector (Video)

Siport21: Big Data and Artificial Intelligence will save time and money at port sector (Video)

The maritime and port engineering company, Siport21, in cooperation with Instituto Tecnológico de Informática (ITI) have developed an algorithm to predict six degrees of freedom of a moored vessel at the …
Oct 17, 2018 /  Curious
AAL Shipping Uses “Vaculift technology”, in Aussie First

AAL Shipping Uses “Vaculift technology”, in Aussie First

AAL has announced the successful deployment for the first time in Australia of multi-lift ‘vacuum pad’ units, used in the discharge of pipes with its partner Qube. The cargo, which comprised 24,996 steel …
Oct 17, 2018 /  Curious
Long-Standing Chinese relationship pays off as major shipping line announces Liverpool call

Long-Standing Chinese relationship pays off as major shipping line announces Liverpool call

The Port of Liverpool has demonstrated the strength of its relationships with China by announcing it will welcome a vessel call from COSCO on Wednesday 17 October. The MV Jork will call at Liverpool after a stop in …
Oct 16, 2018 /  Curious
Eagle GO Guaranteed Extended to APL’s Asia-Middle East and India Subcontinent Networks

Eagle GO Guaranteed Extended to APL’s Asia-Middle East and India Subcontinent Networks

APL today announced the expansion of Eagle GO Guaranteed for cargoes destined for the Middle East and India Subcontinent from all direct and non-direct loading ports in Asia, in addition to China. Eagle GO Guaranteed …
Oct 16, 2018 /  Curious