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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


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


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.


Cunard Reports Strong Advance Bookings For QM2

Cunard has announced that initial sales for its new Queen Mary 2 have exceeded all expectations. Only one day after bookings officially opened on August 1, the line's capacity-controlled early booking discounts have been removed for the January 12, 2004, maiden voyage, which is nearly sold out. The highly anticipated, $800-million ship is the largest, longest, tallest, widest and most luxurious ocean liner ever constructed.


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


BASS Lands Deal in the Taiwanese Market

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Fleet management solutions company BASS said it has achieved a recent deal in the Taiwanese shipping sector by securing its maiden contract in that bustling far eastern market. Under the deal with Taiwan’s Simosa Shipping, the BASSnet Maintenance module will be implemented within the


Foss Meets Growing Modular Business with New Barge

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Foss Maritime is building a new ocean-going barge that will give the company an additional asset to transport large modules both domestically and internationally. The new vessel will be Jones Act qualified. Its anticipated maiden voyage from South Korea to Alaska's rugged North Slope will take


Terex Corporation Announces Q1 2014 Financial Results

  Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX) will release its first quarter 2014 financial results on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 after market close. The Company will host a one-hour conference call to review the financial results on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. EDT. Ronald M


Baker Hughes Announces Q2 Conference Call

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  Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE: BHI) announced today that it has scheduled a conference call on Thursday, July 17, 2014, to discuss results for the second quarter 2014, ending June 30, 2014. The call will begin at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time


Otto Marine Bags US$40-Million Offshore Vessel Charter

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Singapore-based Otto Marine say they have secured a long-term charter contract for their AHTS 'Go Pegasus', which was recently deliverd from their own Indonesia shipyard in Batam, Indonesia. Go Pegasus will soon be mobilized and deployed to the North Sea where she will work for the summer season


New BTL Import Connection from Colombo to KPCT

Inauguration around Vessel M.V. Tiger Bridge

Krishnapatnam Port Container Terminal (KPCT) has sailed in to a new frontier with the addition of Bengal Tiger Line’s (BTL) new Colombo feeder service (BOX-2) from KPCT.  This new fixed day weekly service has a port rotation of Colombo - KPCT - Chennai and had its maiden call on


Port of Vancouver Welcomes Maiden Voyage Filipinos

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Port of Vancouver inform of the welcome given to the 'M/V Alam Sinar' commanded by Capt. Arturo A. Lobigas of the Philippines on the bulk carrier's recent maiden voyage arrival in the United States. Lobigas and his 19-member Filipino crew were welcomed to Vancouver by representatives from Pacific


MTN Delivers OceanPhone Mobile

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Calling, Messaging and Voicemail Solution, Specially Designed for the Crew. MTN Communications (MTN) announces the general availability of the first calling app for maritime crew.  MTN OceanPhone Mobile leverages the Wi-Fi infrastructure on vessels, as well as the MTN network


HII Declares Quarterly Dividend

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Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.20 per share, payable on March 14, 2014, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on March 7, 2014. HII will release its full fourth quarter 2013 financial


Otto Marine Name Multi-Purpose OSV at Indonesia Shipyard

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Singapore-based Otto Marine inform it has named the 'Norshore Atlantic' –  which it considers to be the first vessel of its kind to be constructed in Asia –  at its Batam Shipyard in Indonesia. The new offshore service vessel has been built to the MT6022XL Norwegian design


AIDA Cruises Records 20% Passenger Increase in 2013

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In 2013, 763,700 guests from Germany chose to travel with AIDA Cruises – 20 percent more than in the year before. This means that the cruise company has grown twice as fast as the market as a whole. A new study by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and the German Travel


CMA CGM Adds Buchanan Port Call, Liberia

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The CMA CGM Group announce the addition, on its PC north service, of a new direct call in Buchanan (Liberia), located 100km south of Monrovia, thus expanding its service opportunities in Africa and becoming the only shipping line calling Buchanan in 20 years.


Foss Orders Newbuild Modular Barge

Foss Maritime is building a new ocean-going barge that will give the company an additional asset to transport large modules both domestically and internationally. The new vessel will be Jones Act qualified. Its anticipated maiden voyage from South Korea to Alaska's rugged North Slope will take


Aquatic Completes First Carousel Project

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Aquatic Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd, an Acteon company and subsidiary of Aquatic Engineering & Construction Ltd, inform it has successfully completed its new carousel, the AQCS-01-1500 maiden project. Aquatic partnered with integrated subsea services provider Kreuz Subsea on the project.


Silver Discoverer Embarks on Inaugural Voyage

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Silver Discoverer, Silversea's latest addition to its award-winning expedition fleet, welcomes her first guests today, exactly 20 years to the day since the company launched its first ultra-luxury cruise ship. Setting sail at 4:30 p.m. on her inaugural voyage from the port city of Broome


 
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