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Rickmers-Linie Secures Tonnage

Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg based global breakbulk, heavylift and project cargo specialist, has extended the charter parties of three vessels formerly used on its round-the-world service, Bibi, Leon and Merida, for a further three years in order to secure availability of tonnage for its monthly liner service from Europe to the Middle East and India. All three vessels are now being renamed whilst being drydocked in Shanghai. Bibi has been renamed Rickmers Dubai while Merida will become Rickmers Mumbai and Leon will become Rickmers Chennai. The first sailing of Rickmers Dubai from Hamburg and Antwerp is scheduled to take place at the beginning of July. After completion of the new nine-ship fleet for the Round-The-World Pearl String Service, this step marks the company's commitment to another important and promising trade for the transportation of breakbulk, heavylift and project cargoes. The company is confident that with the huge investments in infrastructure and industry taking place in the Gulf area and in India, there will be strong demand for such a service catering for non-containerisable cargo and heavy lifts.

Rickmers-Linie Appoints Brazil Representative


Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg-based specialist in the worldwide ocean transportation of breakbulk, heavylift and project cargo recently appointed an owner’s representative in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Mr Celso H B Pavao assumes the role as Owner’s Representative – South America, with immediate effect. Rickmers-Linie, launched its Westbound Round-The-World Service in March 2013, connecting areas of economic growth in Asia and South America and then on to North America

Rickmers-Linie Adds Vessel on Pearl String Service

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Rickmers-Linie added a 10th vessel on its eastbound Round-the-World Pearl String Service as part of its continuing program of investment in its services. The global breakbulk, heavylift and project specialist has taken the Rickmers Savannah on long-term charter to help it meet customer demand.     The 30,000dwt Superflex Heavy MPC Rickmers Savannah, which was delivered by Jinling Shipyard in November 2010

Contship Offers Passengers Sales

Contship Containerlines is offering passenger voyages directly to the public. The voyages are available on the Contship Aurora, Contship Australis and Contship Borealis - that Contship has recently introduced the eastbound routing of its contra-rotating services in the Europe-Australasia trade. The three new vessels are the first to be owned by Contship. Each has a total capacity of 4100 teu, including 1300 reefer plugs, making them the world's largest reefer contsinerships.

CP Ships Posts First Quarter Loss

CP Ships Limited announced an unaudited first quarter 2003 operating loss of $2 million before exceptional items, a $4 million improvement on the $6 million operating loss in first quarter 2002 and compared with $34 million operating income before exceptional items in fourth quarter 2002. Basic loss per share before exceptional items was $0.12 compared with last year’s first quarter loss per share of $0.14 and fourth quarter 2002’s earnings per share of $0.23 before exceptional items

ABB Turbocharger Service Facility for Dubai

ABB Turbocharging to open a dedicated service point in the Drydocks World facility in Dubai. This new cooperative agreement was marked formally by signing a Memorandum of Understanding at a ceremony in conjunction with the SMM in Hamburg, Germany. The agreement ensure quick turbocharger service to customers in the yard, and offer one-stop ABB turbocharger solutions at Drydocks World. According to the agreement, ABB Turbocharging in Dubai will provide international factory warranties to

DP World London Gateway Adds New Shipping Service

DP World London Gateway Port and Logistics Park in the UK.

DP World London Gateway Port has announced a new shipping service to Australia, the Mediterranean and other key markets.   CMA-CGM’s NEMO (North European Mediterranean Oceania) and Hapag Lloyd’s EAX (Europe, Australia Express) combined service will begin calling at DP World London Gateway Port in early January 2017, with CMA CGM’s Rossini as the first to call on the service. The new business will mean DP World London Gateway is handling all of the UK’s direct

Drydocks World Launches Global Offshore Services

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Drydocks World announced the launch of its Drydocks World - Global Offshore Services arm at a special ceremony organized at Dubai Maritime City, the new business units located in Fujairah and Dubai Maritime City and Drydocks Dubai.    This Division has at its disposal technical teams to be mobilized at short notice to service vessels at distant offshore locations and well-equipped workshops in the Emirates of Dubai and Fujairah to offer support services. 

BSM, Optimum Announce Joint Venture Company

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Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) and Optimum Ship Management (Optimum) have announced the launch of a new joint venture partnership, Hanseatic Cruise Services. Based in Singapore, Hanseatic Cruise Services will provide comprehensive, world class passenger vessel management services to third-party clients around the world.    BSM is continuously working to expand and diversify its range of services. It believes that the cruise industry presents a significant opportunity for

Drydocks World Reaches Agreement with ABB

Drydocks World reaches exclusive cooperation agreement with ABB at SMM; The Dubai shipyard to have dedicated service point for ABB turbochargers Drydocks World, the most productive shipyard in the Middle East will have a dedicated service point for ABB turbochargers. ABB Turbocharging will now have a dedicated service point for ABB turbochargers in the Drydocks World facility in Dubai, a leading international player in ship repair, ship conversion, ship building and offshore fabrication

Mega Yacht Shipped from Lavrion to Dubai

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In early October, cargo vessel MV Rickmers Dalian made a stop-over at the anchorage off Lavrion in Greece to load a mega yacht for shipment to Dubai, where she was discharged on October 19.   The shipment of the 50-meter-long, 340-metric-ton yacht was coordinated and booked by

Inmarsat’s LISW17 set stage for Digital future of Maritime

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Inmarsat has announced plans in support of its diamond sponsor commitment for London International Shipping Week, 11-15 September 2017 (LISW17) by staging three key events focusing on the maritime industry’s digital future. To coincide with the official launch of LISW17 on October 19th

Hurtigruten’s New Hybrid Expedition Ships Named

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Hurtigruten’s two new hybrid powered expedition ships under construction at Kleven Yards have been named Roald Amundsen and Fridtjof Nansen, after two influential Norwegian polar pioneers from the era when the company itself first started offering adventure travels

Panama Accedes to BWM Convention

Jorge Barakat Pitty (right), Minister of Maritime Affairs of Panama, presented the countrys instrument of accession to the Ballast Water Management Convention to IMO Secretary General Lim on October 19, 2016. (Photo: IMO)

Panama has become the latest State to accede to the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM Convention), bringing the proportion of global shipping tonnage covered by the treaty to 53.28 percent, with 53 Contracting Parties.  

Countdown to London International Shipping Week

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The countdown to London International Shipping Week 2017 (LISW17) officially began last night with an exclusive launch reception held at the iconic Norton Rose Fulbright building on London’s South Bank.   The launch reception brought together representatives from many of the maritime

Nakilat Transitions LNG Fleet from Shell

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Nakilat Shipping Qatar Limited (NSQL) signed an agreement with Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Limited (Shell) to begin the planned phased transition of the management of Nakilat’s LNG fleet from Shell to NSQL.  

DP World to Develop Ukraine Logistics

DP World Group Chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem with President Petro Poroshenko during their meeting in Ukraine recently.

Global trade enabler DP World has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the government of Ukraine to collaborate on matters of mutual interest, including the development of logistics capability in the country.   On a recent visit to Ukraine

Belgium Delegates Visit NYK

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 Geert Bourgeois, Minister-President of the government of Flanders; Claire Tillekaerts, CEO of Flanders Investment and Trade; and accompanying delegates visited the NYK head office and met with NYK board counselor Koji Miyahara, senior advisor Takao Kusakari

Damen Partners with TeamTec for BWTS

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Damen Green Solutions has signed a letter of intent with Norwegian company TeamTec to supply and service the AVITALISTM ballast water treatment system.   The system combines filtration and a proven, eco-friendly chemical treatment solution optimized for medium-sized to large vessels

NYK Establishes Logistics Company for Finished Cars in Kenya

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 NYK has signed a joint-venture agreement with Bolloré Transport & Logistics Kenya Limited (Bolloré) and Toyota Tsusho Corporation to establish Bolloré NYK Auto Logistics Limited, a logistics company for finished cars. 

Teekay LNG May Issue Bonds to Fund Newbuilds

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 Teekay LNG Partners intends to issue new five-year senior unsecured bonds in the Norwegian bond market.    Net proceeds from the bonds are expected to be used to fund newbuilding installments, as well as to refinance NOK bonds maturing in May 2017 and general partnership purposes

Navigator Gas Signs up for ShipServ

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 Navigator Gas Signs up for ShipServ   Navigator Gas, one of the world’s largest LPG vessel operators, has recently signed up to use ShipServ for all its procurement activities.   The London-headquartered company recently took its ship management activities in-house based

Sir David Attenborough Lays Keel for New Polar Research Ship

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U.K. shipbuilder Cammell Laird held one of the largest ceremonies in its history when Sir David Attenborough joined more than 1,000 people for the keel laying of the new £150 million polar research vessel.   Construction was officially started by the world-renowned naturalist and

SeaBird Exploration: 2D Long Offset in Belize

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 SeaBird Exploration, a provider of seismic data to the oil and gas industry, will acquire a long-offset survey offshore Belize.   "We are pleased to announce that the company will acquire a long-offset survey in Belize, starting mid-October 2016

MSC Active in 8th World Rice Conference

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 Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A (MSC) considers the the 8th World Rice Conference, in Thailand is a perfect opportunity to meet customers, detail our enhanced offering for the commodity, and provide further information about our weekly services to major rice cargo destinations around the

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