CMA CGM MARCO POLO, the world’s largest containership, has begun its first voyage yesterday, November 7th, in Ningbo, Chin Symbol of the pioneer spirit of the CMA CGM Group, the new 16 000 TEU vessel, owned by CMA CGM, sails under the UK flag. Built by DSME (Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering) in South Korea,…
Five of the six biggest container shippers are maintaining routes to Tokyo and Yokohama after the U.S. Navy said radiation on vessels from the leaking Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant can be scrubbed off with soap and water.
Ship Finance International Limited (NYSE:SFL) (“Ship Finance” or the “Company”), today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire two 2010-built 13,800 TEU container vessels Magellan and Corte Real from CMA CGM SA (“CMA CGM” or “the Charterer”) in combination with 15-year time charters back to CMA CGM.
Container shortages, which are soon expected to emerge in the market, will continue beyond 2011 due to a lag in container manufacturing to match the growth in slot capacity, according to maritime industry expert Alphaliner in its latest industry analysis.
After a number of rumors that’s been circulated in the press since last year the mega box ship order have been finalized.
Sungdong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering has signed order contracts for 4 x 8 800 TEU’s. Two for Mediterranean Shipping Co, S.A. (MSC), Switzerland and two for Costamare, Greece.
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have selected Hamworthy Krystallon exhaust gas cleaning as the preferred technology to take forward trials aiming to cut sulphur emissions and particulate matter from ships burning heavy fuel oil in port.
The installation of scrubbers is a major step in the introduction of exhaust gas cleaning technology for maritime applications. The Wärtsilä scrubber will enable the vessel to meet future emission requirements in Sulphur Emission Control Areas (SECA) in an economical way.
British defence multinational BAE Systems has successfully demonstrated a prototype device that it says will serve as an effective non-lethal deterrent against pirate attacks on commercial vessels such as oil tankers and container ships.
The lines of a 9,000 TEU container ship series were significantly improved in a joint venture of the Chinese design office Maric and Germanischer Lloyd’s subsidiary FutureShip. Shipowners Schulte Group (Germany) and Costamare Inc. (Greece) had requested the design review in order to optimize the vessel’s efficiency.