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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 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


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


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 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


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


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


Sinotrans Orders Four Boxships

Image: Sinotrans Shipping

 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.  


Collision of Containership MOL Maneuver

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that the MOL-operated containership MOL Maneuver collided with the containership Zhen He while under way on the open seas southeast of Hong Kong, on February 22, 2012, at around 17:45 p.m., Japan time.     None of the crew was injured and no oil leak has been observed. The MOL Maneuver is capable of sailing under its own power. Meanwhile, MOL is investigating the situation on the other ship


How Rapid is the Fleet Growth?

Graph: Clarksons Research

 During July 2016, the containership fleet reached a landmark 20 million TEU in terms of aggregate capacity, says Clarksons Research.   To many it only seems like yesterday when the boxship fleet passed the 10 million TEU mark, back in April 2007


Why Maritime Museums Matter

Photo: GulfQuest

With today’s focus on digital technology, mobile apps, enhanced reality and the overall digital landscape, the maritime industry often gets overshadowed, leaving some to ask, “Does maritime still play a significant role in today’s society?” The answer, of course


Giant CMA CGM Ship Vasco De Gama Runs Aground

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 CMA CGM’s mega containership Vasco De Gama ran aground off the Port of Southampton on the UK’s south coast just after midnight on August 22, 2016, reported Fleetmon.   The damages of the  2015-built, 17,859 teu giant vessel are being assessed


Green Awards for MOL from LA, Long Beach Ports

At the Los Angeles Vessel Speed Reduction Award Ceremony Mitsui O.S.K. Bulk Shipping (USA), LLC. General Manager Ryosuke Sugimoto (third from left)and Tetsuo Fukumitsu (second from right) Photo MOL

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. today earned recognition from the ports of both Los Angeles and Long Beach, California, for its efforts to ensure compliance with standards that call for vessels to slow down within 40 nautical miles (nm) of the shore.


Jakarta's New Container Terminal Starts Operating

A new container terminal at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia

On August 18, a new container terminal built by NYK Line together with PT. Pelabuhan Indonesia II (Persero) (IPC), Mitsui & Co. Ltd. and PSA International Pte Ltd  opened for commercial service at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia.


Crowley Adds New Container Shipping Service

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Crowley Maritime Corporation announced that it is launching a new weekly fixed-day container shipping service between Jacksonville and Costa Rica.   The service’s two containerships will call at the Jacksonville Port Authority’s Talleyrand Terminal


Shipping Industry Slumps, but Ship Scrapping Looks Up

Alang, Gujarat: Worlds biggest ship breaking yard. Photo from Youtube video

 While the shipping industry struggles through a historic downturn, ship scrapping business is seeing accelerating demand, reports WSJ.   The global economic slowdown is putting shipping through its most bruising period since the 2008 financial crisis.   


Euroseas Reports Loss

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 Euroseas Ltd has announced its results for the three and six month period ended June 30, 2016 as well as certain fleet updates.    Total net revenues of $7.3 million. Net loss of $19.2 million; net loss attributable to common shareholders (after a $0


GSL Extends CMA CGM Charters

Marie Delmas. Photo: Marine Marchande

 Global Ship Lease (GSL) has extended the charters of the Marie Delmas and Kumasi, two 2,207-TEU vessels, for up to 3.25 years.   Under the agreement, a revised rate of $13,000 per day will apply from August 1, 2016 until the charters' previous earliest expiry dates in September 2017


Danaos Reports 25.5% Rise in Income

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 Danaos Corporation, one of the world's largest independent owners of containerships, has reported net income of $47.7 million for the three months ended June 30, 2016 compared to $38.0 million, for the three months ended June 30, 2015, an increase of 25.5% for the period ended June 30, 2016


Rickmers Profit Nosedives, Plans Lay-ups

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 Rickmers Maritime incurred a loss of US$55.6m in the second quarter, wider than the year earlier $15.7m on the back of a non-cash impairment charge as charter market conditions deteriorate.   The Singapore-based consider is planning to lay up some of the 11 containerships it has


Over 60 Vessels Transit Expanded Panama Canal

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The Expanded Panama Canal has transited 69 Neopanamax vessels since the Inauguration on June 26, 2016. Specifically, 40 containerships, 24 liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carriers, three vehicle carriers and two liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers have transited the Expanded Canal


New Plan Would Make Seattle One of US’ Deepest Ports

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A new report published by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in partnership with the Port of Seattle outlines a plan that would make the port one of the deepest harbors in North America.   Within the Seattle Harbor Navigation Improvement Project Draft Feasibility Report and Environmental


Boxship Capacity Crosses 20 million TEU Mark

Graph:  Clarksons Research

 This week, containership fleet capacity has passed the 20 million TEU mark, another milestone in the rapid rise to prominence of the sector, according to Clarksons Research.   Down the years, much of the capacity expansion has been driven by the delivery of larger and larger units at


Moody's: Challenges Ahead for Asian Port Operators

Mundra Port. Photo: Adani Group

 Moody's Investors Service says lackluster global growth, weak commodity prices, high capital expenditure commitments and a liner industry struggling with overcapacity is testing the resilience of Asian port operators.   "While the rated port operators in Asia have scope for cost






 
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