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Van Oord: Christening of SRI Vessel Bravenes Marks Jubilee Year

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 The latest addition to the Van Oord fleet was unveiled Monday 21 May at the Wilhelminakade in Rotterdam. Subsea rock installation (SRI) vessel Bravenes was christened by Ms Yvon van Oord-Barbier, the wife of CEO Pieter van Oord. The well-attended christening ceremony marked the start of a two-day event celebrating Van Oords 150th anniversary.

Costa Cruises to Grow Capacity by 43 Percent by 2021

Photo: Costa Cruises

 Costa Cruises is continuing to expand and renew its fleet of ships flying the Italian flag. At Fincantieri's Marghera shipyard, construction has begun on a new 135,500-ton ship with 2,116 cabins, due for delivery in 2020. Like its twin Costa Venezia, it will be designed specifically for the Chinese market.

Luerssen Creates Shipbuilding JV

Photo: Lürssen Shipyards

  One of the world’s leading shipbuilders, Luerssen, has teamed with Australian engineering and construction firm Civmec to create a new force in naval shipbuilding and exports.   The joint venture, Australian Maritime Shipbuilding & Export Group (AMSEG), will partner Luerssen Australia, the prime

CMA CGM Posts 17.1% Hike in Sales in Q1

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 CMA CGM said that its first quarter sales rose $5.41 billion, up 17.1 percent from the year-earlier period, buoyed by a rise of 15 percent in volumes.   The Container Line cited good results of vessel-sharing Ocean Alliance and strong momentum of the African/US and North America/South America lines.

Decarbonization, Digitalization Top the Maritime Agenda

(Photo: Eric Haun)

In September, more than 50,000 maritime industry visitors from some 120 countries will come to Hamburg for SMM, one of the world’s leading international trade fairs.   Today, representatives from key parts of the maritime sector, from ship owners to shipbuilders, convened in Hamburg to sit on a panel

Gambian President Barrow Visits Antwerp Port

Photo: Port of Antwerp

 A collaboration agreement was signed on Thursday 24 May, in the port of Antwerp between on the one side Port of Antwerp International (PAI), the consultancy and investment subsidiary of Antwerp Port Authority, and APEC, its maritime training centre, and on the other Gambia Ports Authority which manages the port of Banjul in The Gambia.

ZIM Posts 14.7% Increase in Revenue in Q1

Photo: ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd.

 The container shipping industry is dynamic and volatile and has been marked in recent years by instability, due to ongoing changes in market conditions. Since the second half of 2016 and through the third quarter of 2017, increases were recorded in freight rates as well as in bunker prices.    Commencing

US Coast Guard Welcomes New Vice Commandant

Adm. Charles Ray speaks during the vice commandant change of watch ceremony at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C., May 24, 2018. During the event, Ray became the 31st vice commandant of the Coast Guard. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick Kelley.

Adm. Charles D. Michel was relieved as vice commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard by Adm. Charles W. Ray during a military change-of-watch ceremony held Thursday at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters.   Michel, who also retired from the Coast Guard after 33 years of service to the nation as part of the ceremony,

Meet the Digital, Zero Emission Cargo Solution

Photo: Kalmar

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, and Yara entered into an agreement in which Kalmar will deliver fully autonomous equipment, software and services for a unique, fully digitalized container handling solution at Yara's Porsgrunn facility in Norway. This means that all the necessary operations related to the

UK Hydrographic Office Appoints Makewell CTO

Terry Makewell  (Photo: UKHO)

The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) appointed Terry Makewell to the position of Chief Technology Officer.   Makewell has more than 20 years’ experience in leadership positions in government, academia and the creative industries, and will be instrumental in further developing the UKHO as a world-leading center in the marine domain.

Liebherr LHM 420 for Shannon Foynes Port Company

Photo: Liebherr

Shannon Foynes Port Company (SFPC) has taken delivery of a new Liebherr Mobile Harbor Crane LHM 420, which was delivered fully assembled by sea from Liebherr’s factory in Rostock. Shannon Foynes Port Company opted for a new Liebherr mobile harbor crane type LHM 420. The addition of this crane is designed

Maersk Line Rolls out Exclusive Transatlantic Service

Photo: Maersk Line

 Maersk Line, the world's largest shipping company, announced the expansion of its product portfolio between Europe's Mediterranean region and Canada to cater for the growing demands of importers and exporters on both sides of the Atlantic.   The exclusive, fully Maersk Line-operated weekly service

Kalmar Organizes Idea Creation Challenge

Photo: Kalmar

 Kalmar, part of Cargotec, will organise a idea creation challenge, Kalmar Co-Create, during TOC Europe that will take place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.    The two-day event organised on 12-13 June 2018 aims to discover disruptive ideas to specific customer challenges in container handling industry through co-creation with terminal operators,

NYK LNG Carrier Rescues Sailors in Caribbean

Sailors in small boat prior to rescue. Photo: NYK Line

Marvel Falcon, a liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier owned by NYK, offered humanitarian assistance to four sailors requesting rescue on on May 13, said a press release from the company.   The LNG carrier had been sailing from the port of Balboa, Panama, to the Sabine Pass LNG terminal in the U.S.

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