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Third 14,000 TEU Container Joins Seaspan

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 Hong Kong-based owner and operator of containerships Seaspan Corporation has taken delivery of a 14,000 TEU containership, the YM Winner.   The new ship, which was constructed at Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., is Seaspan’s third 14,000 TEU SAVER design containership and fourth delivery in 2015.   The YM Winner will commence a ten-year, fixed-rate time charter with Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp.   The ship is the third of a total of eight 14000 TEU SAVER design vessels to be chartered by Seaspan to Yang Ming. The delivery of the YM Winner expands the Company's operating fleet to 81 vessels.   Seaspan provides many of the world's major shipping lines with creative outsourcing alternatives to vessel ownership by offering long-term leases on large, modern containerships combined with industry leading ship management services.    Seaspan's managed fleet consists of 118 containerships representing a total capacity of over 935,000 TEU, including 27 newbuilding containerships on order scheduled for delivery to Seaspan and third parties by the end of 2017.    Seaspan's current operating fleet of 81 vessels has an average age of approximately seven years and an average remaining lease period of approximately five years.  

Hyundai Heavy to Build World’s Largest Containerships

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Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) announced the Company won a $700 million order for five 18,400 TEU containerships from China Shipping Container Lines (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd. The world’s largest containerships will feature an electronically-controlled main engine and two EcoBallast seawater treatment system. The electronically-controlled main engine will maximize fuel efficiency, and reduce noise, vibrations, and carbon emissions by automatically controlling fuel consumption to suit

HMD Holds Naming Ceremony for Containership

Hyundai Mipo Dockyard held a naming ceremony for a 4300 TEU Class Containership, Hull No. 0408, the first of five 4300 TEU Panamax containerships ordered by E.R. Schiffahrt GmbH & CIE. KG of Germany. This containership was named Ital Mattina Mattina by the ship owner. Senior Executive Vice President of HMD, Kim Choon-gon, and many representatives of E.R. Shiffahrt attended the ceremony. On June 25th there was another naming ceremony for Hull No. 0320

Danaos Adds Containership

Danaos Corporation Adds One More 8,530 TEU Containership to its Fleet.   Danaos Corporation, an international owner of containerships, announced that on October 26, 2011, it took delivery of one more newly built containership, the CMA CGM BIANCA, expanding its operational fleet to a total of 58 containerships aggregating 282,619 TEU. The CMA CGM BIANCA, built at Shanghai Jiangnan Changxing Heavy Industry, has a carrying capacity of 8,530 TEU, is 335 meters long, 42

Hyundai Heavy Wins US$ 1.2-billion Order

Hyundai Heavy Industries wins a USD 1.2 billion order to build ten 13,800 TEU containerships for a Greek shipowner The containerships, measuring 368 m in length, 51 m in width, and 29.9 m in depth, are scheduled to be delivered from the second half of 2013 to the second half of 2014. The vessels will use 10% less fuel compared to existing similar class containerships. Since LNG carriers, drillships and semi-submersible drilling rigs have been the bright spot of the global shipbuilding

Diana Shipping Invests in Diana Containerships

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Diana Shipping Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, has announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase shares of the common stock of Diana Containerships Inc. for an aggregate purchase price of $40 million. Concurrently with the company's investment, two institutional investors not affiliated with the company or Diana Containerships together purchased $40 million of common shares, and Simeon Palios

Danaos Adds 8,530 TEU Containership

Danaos Corporation (NYSE: DAC) on August 22, 2011 took delivery of a new containership, the CMA CGM TANCREDI, expanding its operational fleet to a total of 57 containerships aggregating 274,089 TEU. The CMA CGM TANCREDI, built at Shanghai Jiangnan Changxing Heavy Industry has a carrying capacity of 8,530 TEU, is 335 meters long, 42.8 meters wide and has a speed of 25.80 knots. The CMA CGM TANCREDI has commenced its 12-year time charter at a fixed charter rate immediately upon delivery

Diana Containerships Sells Panamax Ship

Diana Containerships Inc. sells Panamax containership, the m/v Cap Domingo   Diana Containerships Inc. today announced that it has signed, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, a Memorandum of Agreement to sell to an unaffiliated third party the 2001-built vessel m/v Cap Domingo, with delivery due to the buyer by mid-March 2016, for a gross sale price of $24,250,000.   The closing of this transaction is subject to buyer’s board of directors’ approval not later

Sinotrans Orders Four Boxships

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 Sinotrans Shipping has ordered four new energy-saving containerships of 1,900 teu in capacity each at CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding Company for $98.2mln.   The four newbuildings, each costing $24.55m, are scheduled to be delivered from the shipyard in May, June, September and November 2017, respectively.   A 10% deposit has been placed by Sinotrans with the balance payable in four instalments.  

Seaspan Acquires Sixth 14000 TEU Boxship

SEASPAN Spanning the Ocean Highways

  Seaspan Corporation  announced today that it accepted delivery of a 14000 TEU containership, the YM Warmth. The new containership, which was constructed at Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., is Seaspan's sixth 14000 TEU SAVER design containership and eighth delivery in 2015. The YM Warmth will commence a ten-year, fixed-rate time charter with Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. ("Yang Ming"). Yang Ming may extend the charter for up to an additional two years

Terminal Project to Allow 10,000 TEU Ships in the Black Sea

Construction of a deepwater berth at the NUTEP terminal in the Black Sea port of Novorossiysk has commenced. (Photo: Ruscon)

The construction of a deepwater berth at the NUTEP terminal in the Black Sea port of Novorossiysk will allow Russia to offer regular year-round ice-free calls for vessels up to 10,000 TEU for the first time. NUTEP, a subsidiary of DeloPorts and sister company to multimodal transport specialist

Magleby Maersk Calls at Jebel Ali

Magleby Maersk at Jebel Ali’s Terminal 2 (Photo: DP World)

Press release - Global marine terminals operator DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali Port has received the world’s largest container vessel, the Magleby Maersk, which is on its maiden visit to the region.   The management and operations team at Jebel Ali rolled out a well-drilled

ClassNK Drafts Amendments to Containership Rules

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Classification society ClassNK has released draft amendments to its rules and guidance for container carriers, with the aim of implementing more comprehensive rules for increased ship safety. The amendments were approved by the ClassNK Technical Committee in Tokyo on November 19.  

Idling Fleet Continues to Surge

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 Owners are rapidly laying up containerships as the market slows. The size of the idle fleet will get bigger while rates and profits slide, says Drewry Shipping Consultants Limited.   The number of idle container vessels has gained momentum in November and hasjumped 52 percent from

MOL Containership Rescues Castaways

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  Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. today announced that on October 29, 2015, the MOL-operated containership MOL PROFICIENCY safely rescued all two survivors 400 km offshore of Canary Islands. Details of the rescue follow: ・ At 09:05 (all times in local time) on October 29, 2015

MAN’s Largest, Most Powerful Engine Leaves Test Bed

11G95ME-C9.5 engine during its shop test in Korea (Photo: Doosan)

Largest and most powerful MAN B&W-branded engine ever built approaches market debut   Doosan Engine has reported that the initial start of an MAN B&W 11G95ME-C9.5 two-stroke engine took place during October 2015 at its works in Korea, followed subsequently by a successful shop-test

Deal Struck for Dual-fuel Containership Conversion

At the signing at Europort - front left to right: Dr. Thomas Spindler, Head of Upgrades & Retrofits, MAN PrimeServ Four-Stroke; and Christian Hoepfner, Wessels Reederei GM; and back left to right: Marcel Lodder, Project Engineer, Upgrade & Retrofit, MAN PrimeServ; Stefan Eefting, Vice President, MAN PrimeServ; Rainer Runde, Project Manager, Wessels Reederei; and Gerd Wessels, Managing Partner – Wessels Reederei

German shipping company Wessels Reederei has signed a contract with MAN Diesel & Turbo at the Europort exhibition for maritime technology to retrofit the 8L48/60B main engine of its 1,000-teu containership Wes Amelie to dual-fuel operation

Maersk Orders BWTS for 7 Newbuilds

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DESMI Ocean Guard A/S to supply ballast water treatment systems to a series of new container vessels to be built at COSCO Zhoushan shipyard in China, for Danish shipper Maersk Line.   DESMI Ocean Guard announced that its RayClean ballast water treatment system (BWTS) has been selected for

Goldenport Sells Supramax

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 London-listed Goldenport Holdings has sold a 2009-built bulk carrier to Zenith Shipping LP of Majuro, Marshall Islands.   The 2009-built Alpine Trader was sold for a gross cash consideration of $9.3m and delivered to its new owners on November 5.   

Mega Cranes Commissioned at Port of Houston

First containership discharges using mammoth new equipment at Barbours Cut   The Port of Houston Authority last week commissioned the first of four new Super Post-Panamax ship-to-shore (STS) cranes at its Barbours Cut Container Terminal.  

Hapag-Lloyd Posts Third Straight Quarter of Profits

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German continuer shipping company Hapag-Lloyd AG recorded its third consecutive profitable quarter, marked by higher transport volumes and reduced shipping costs in the third quarter of 2015.   For the first nine months of 2015, the shipper posted a €6.8 billion revenue, up €1

Diana Adds Capesize Dry Bulk Vessel

Diana Containerships Inc., through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has taken delivery of the m/v Hamburg, a 2009-built Post-Panamax container vessel of approximately 6,500 TEU capacity that the Company entered into an agreement to purchase in July 2015.  

Port of Hamburg Reports Cargo Downturn

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Germany’s largest universal port reported the effects of weakened Chinese foreign trade plus the steep downturn in trade with Russia during the first nine months of the year. Totaling 104.6 million tons, seaborne cargo throughput in Hamburg was down 4

China Merchants to Acquire Sinotrans

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 Chinese transport giant China Merchants Group looks set to takeover Sinotrans & CSC in the potential merger between the two shipping giants in China, reports Reuters.   The two companies have been locked in reorganization talks, financial magazine Caixin  said

Capacity Culls Insufficient to Reverse Rate Slump: Alphaliner

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 The idle containership fleet has reached its highest level in five years, with over 1 Mteu of vessel capacity currently unemployed.    Carriers are removing capacity on most main tradelanes in response to weak market demand

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