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Double Maiden Call

On January 22, the port of Rotterdam welcomes two maiden calls of post-Panamax container vessels at the same day. "K"Line's "Rotterdam Bridge" (5500 TEU) is moored at Morcon Rotterdam Terminal in the Waalhaven area. The "Debussy" (6600 TEU) of CMA CGM will get its name at the ECT Delta Terminal. Lady Sponsor is Kerstin Larsson, wife of Schenker CEO Håkan Larsson.


M/V Tijuca Maiden Call in Tacoma

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On Sunday, Jan. 11, the Wallenius Wilhelmsen M/V Tijuca made its maiden call at the Port of Tacoma. With a total length of just over 760 ft and a capacity of 7,500 autos, the Tijuca is among the largest in the Wallenius Wilhelmsen fleet. The vessel was delivered to Wallenius Wilhelmsen from the Daewoo Shipyard in South Korea on Dec. 19, 2008. It took on cargo in Japan before making its maiden voyage across the Pacific to its first North American discharge in Tacoma (assorted construction


Lloyd Triestino Makes Maiden Voyage Into U. S. Ports

Lloyd Triestino, the Italian container shipping line, will make its maiden voyage into U. S. ports this week for its new weekly service between the Far East, the Caribbean, and South Atlantic U.S. East Coast. The first ship, the Ever Guide, will make its first call at Port Everglades on May 15; Savannah, May 17, and Norfolk on May 19. The joint service with Zim Israel Navigation (named AUX), is utilizing nine fully cellular 2,700 TEU vessels. The service will cover ports in the


Green” Ships Call at Port of L.A.

The Hatsu Smart, one of Evergeen Group’s “green” mega ships, recently made its maiden call at the Port of Los Angeles alongside sister ship Hatsu Sigma – the first time two environmentally-advanced mega ships have been at dock together at the Port. The Hatsu Sigma first called at the Port of Los Angeles in December 2005. The Hatsu Sigma and Hatsu Smart are the second and third, respectively, in a series of 10 Evergreen Group S-type container vessels with environmental features that go well


DCT Gdansk Triggers New Ambitions For Poland

From the left: Jeff Gościniak, CEO Maersk Line Polska, Christian Pederson, Eivind Kolding, CEO Maersk Line, Peter Hildebrandt, AE10 String Manager, Maersk Line, Boris Wenzel, CEO DCT Gdansk, Lord MacDonald, Chairman Macquarie Europe, Lech Walesa, former President of Poland, Jedrzej Mierzewski, COO DCT Gdansk, Pawel Adamowicz, President of the City of Gdansk.

DCT Gdansk and Maersk Line have made a major step forward for the marine industry in Poland with the first regular E class vessels call to the Baltic Sea. In January 2010, Maersk and DCT started a revolution in the Baltic Sea by establishing a regular connection between the Far East and Gdansk served by 8,000 TEU vessels. With the upgrade to 15,500 TEU vessels - the largest in the world – the Baltic revolution is now in full swing.


Crystal to Cruise via Arctic Northwest Passage in 2016

Arctic waters: File photo

Crystal Cruises says it is introducing a new expedition-style voyage traversing the Arctic Ocean via the Northwest Passage (500 miles north of the Arctic Circle) that explorers spent centuries seeking, until it was first completed successfully by Roald Amundsen just over 100 years ago. Crystal claims to be the first luxury cruise line to ever navigate the route, maneuvering through 900 miles of majestic waterways lined with spectacular glaciers, towering fjords


Cargill To Ship Low Sulfur Cargo From SE Asia

Cargill Inc is reportedly in the process of shipping the first low-sulfur gas oil or diesel cargo from Southeast Asia to Europe. Reports say the company had chartered a tanker called the Young Lady, which is on its maiden clean products voyage, to lift a total of 680,000 barrels of gas oil from the Malacca II refinery in June. The Malaysian refinery is the only major refinery in Southeast Asia that can produce high-quality diesel that meets tight United States CARB and European EN590


Royal Olympic Takes Delivery of Olympia Explorer

Blohm+Voss GMBH delivered of the new fast cruise ship, Olympia Explorer, to Royal Olympic Cruise Lines Inc. The vessel immediately sailed from the Blohm+Voss shipyard to the Port of Piraeus in Greece. Royal Olympic Cruises' CEO, Yiannos Pantazis, said that the delivery of the Olympia Explorer "made us all proud." The Olympia Explorer, together with her sister ship, Olympia Voyager, are the fastest cruise vessels of their size, performing unique cruises at speeds of up to 30 knots


DCT Gdansk Handles Largest Ship to Date

The arrival of the 2732TEU Racha Bhum at DCT Gdansk’s terminal in on September 1 was the first vessel to call at the deepwater terminal on its maiden voyage.  It is reported to be the biggest ship so far handled by DCT Gdansk.  And, it is the first vessel to load containers at this Polish terminal for direct carriage to . Racha Bhum was delivered to the Singaporean carrier Regional Container Lines (RCL) by the Polish shipyard Stocznia Gdynia at the end of August and chartered


Cap Preston Makes Maiden Call in Seattle

Hamburg Süds Cap Preston--shown here at the port of Seattle --is the newest addition to the companys Pacific Coast/Australia New Zealand service fleet. Built in 2007, the ship has a nominal capacity of 1,819 TEU and a reefer capacity of 462 plugs. The high reefer capacity of the ship is particularly important given the demand for reefer service between Australia/New Zealand and the Pacific Coast.

Hamburg Süd provides 104 departures annually between the and Australia/New Zealand.  Hamburg Süd offers with its new service between the North American West Coast and / a variety of fast and direct connections between both continents. The smart rotations deliver the trade's best transit times. For example the time between and could be shortened by two days. The new service will offer three slings deploying a total of 13 container vessels and allows providing service


FTO Services Announces Completion of First Vessel

Island Performer naming: Photo credit FMC Technologies

FTO Services announced today that construction of its new deepwater well intervention services vessel has been completed. The naming ceremony for the new vessel, Island Performer, was held in Ulsteinvik, Norway on June 27. During the event, about 200 guests including executives from FTO Services


Passengers Taken Off Stranded Savannah Casino Boat

Casino boat rescue: Photo USCG

The U.S. Coast Guard informs that the casino boat 'Escapade' is moored at its homeport and is no longer aground in Calibogue Sound near Tybee Island, Georgia. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Tybee Island were notified the Escapade had ran aground with 94 passengers and 31 staff and


Matson to Release Q2 2014 Financial Results

Matson containerships: Image courtesy of Matson

Leading U.S. carrier in the Pacific, Matson, Inc., informs it will release its financial results for the Second Quarter 2014 on Thursday, July 31, 2014. President and Chief Executive Officer Matthew Cox and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Joel Wine will discuss the results for


Crystal Cruises to Sail Elusive Northwest Passage

Crystal Cruises Northwest Passage

  The “World’s Best” Crystal Cruises is introducing a new expedition-style  voyage traversing the Arctic Ocean via the legendary Northwest Passage – one so mysterious and remote (500 miles north of the Arctic Circle)


AIDAprima launched at MHI's Tategami Plant at Nagasaki Shipyard

AIDAprima

AIDAprima, was launched at the Tategami Plant of Nagasaki Shipyard of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries on 3rd May. At 2 p.m. local time, the building dock gates were opened and the ship touched water for the first time. AIDAprima was later hauled from the MHI Tategami shipyard to the Kojagi Dock on


Hamburg Hosts 12 Cruise Ships for Ports 825th Anniversary

AISAsol, Photo courtesy of Hamburg Cruise Center

Over the last weekend (May 9-11, 2014), 12 cruise ships visited the Port of Hamburg and were counted in total with 27 sail-by passages in front of the Landungsbrücken pontoons. Overall, 37,000 cruise passengers were handled during the three days of celebration


Bulk Carrier Detained in Portland

The U.S. Coast Guard said it detained the 579-foot motor vessel  Strategic Synergy, Tuesday, requiring the vessel to remain in Portland until numerous safety violations are corrected by the ship’s crew. The Strategic Synergy, owned by SBC Synergy PTE. LTD


Tidewater Announce Q4 & Fiscal 2014 Financials

Provider of Offshore Service Vessels (OSVs) to the global energy industry, Tidewater Inc., announce fourth quarter net earnings for the period ended March 31, 2014, of $43.4 million, or $0.88 per common share, on revenues of $367.8 million


Port Of Felixstowe First Choice For Evergreen

Courtesy Port of Felixstowe

The Port of Felixstowe has welcomed the first call at the UK’s largest container port of Evergreen’s CES (China Europe Shuttle) service. The 8,452 TEU Ever Laden launched the service from the Port of Britain in late May. The CES Service links North Europe to Asia with calls in Taiwan


New Olympic-class Ferry Joins WSF Fleet

Tokitae: Photo WSF

Washington State Ferries says that the Olympic-class 'Tokitae' has joined its ferry fleet and will embark on its maiden public voyage on the Mukilteo/Clinton route this summer. When Washington State Ferries has accepted the Tokitae from builder/contractor Vigor Industrial


First Visit to the Port of Kiel by Mein Schiff 3

Photo courtesy of Port of Kiel

New TUI Cruises flagship welcomed at the Ostseekai. Mein Schiff 3 - the new flagship of TUI Cruises, and currently also the biggest cruise ship sailing with any German shipping company, has arrived in the Port of Kiel on her maiden visit. The new 99,500 GT


First MTU Powered Boat Monitored by GPLink

Photo courtesy of GPLink

GPLink’s remote monitoring equipment has been installed on hundreds of Cat powered vessels throughout the world. The company has recently announced that its product has received its first integration on a non-Caterpillar power package.


USCG Seeks Prankster who Made Fake Distress Calls

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) is working to track down a prankster who called in fake distress calls in Washington state that led agency officials to launch two rescue efforts that cost over $200,000, an official said on Thursday. The suspect made his first call over VHF radio on May 31


HAL's World Cruise to Span 45 ports, 25 countries, 6 Continents

Holland America Line Cruise

  When ms Amsterdam departs Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Jan. 5, 2015, the cruise will span 114 days and call at 45 ports in 25 countries on six continents. Offering a refined and elegant “home away from home,” Amsterdam guests will enjoy gracious service


First of 28 New Ships Enters CMA CGM Fleet

CMA CGM Danube (Photo courtesy of CMA CGM)

CMA CGM Group announced that the maiden voyage of the CMA CGM Danube will begin on June 30 in China. The 9,400 TEU vessel is the first of a series of 28 ships from 9,400-10,900 TEU which will be delivered through the third quarter of 2016.






 
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