Container Ships

Truckers to Strike Four SoCal Shippers

Truckers who haul freight from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will go on strike against four ground-shipment companies on Monday, a Teamsters union official said,

PSA Commissions new Dammam Terminal

  Saudi Global Ports LLC (SGP), a joint-venture company formed between the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and PSA International (PSA)

Golden Ocean Reshuffles Fleet, Delays Newbuilds

  Golden Ocean Group Limited has entered into several agreements concerning its fleet. Golden Ocean has agreed with Ship Finance International Ltd ("Ship Finance")

Norwegian Car Carriers to Buy Two from Hyundai Samho

 Oslo-listed Norwegian Car Carriers (NOCC) has signed a contract with Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries for the construction of two 6500 ceu Pure Car Truck Carrier (OCTCs).

APM Maasvlakte II Terminal Opens

 APM Terminals Maasvlakte II held a ceremony  to celebrate the opening of the world’s most automated container terminal.   The  event that was attended by Dutch

Zim Offers Asia-US east coast service via Suez

 Israeli liner carrier Zim Integrated Shipping Services is launching a new service between Asia and the U.S. East Coast via the Suez Canal at the end of May.   The

VT Halter Powers Ahead

If you drive just south of I-10 in Pascagoula, Miss., within 10 minutes you find yourself on the doorstep of VT Halter Marine, arguably one of the more diverse and active shipyards in the U.

Horizon's Hawaii Business Acquisition Cleared by DOJ

Horizon Lines, Inc. reported yesterday that, after a review by the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, Horizon's proposed sales transaction with The

SDARI Inks Agreement for INTERSCHALT Loading Software

INTERSCHALT maritime systems AG, a maritime software and services provider of loading computers on board containerships, signed a cooperation agreement with the

Hanjin’s Subic Shipyard Wins Bid for Six Boxship

  HANJIN Heavy Industries & Construction (HHIC)-Phil’s Subic Shipyard hit the jackpot bids. On April 20, the company said that it signed a deal to build six 11,

Hamburg Süd Hit by Slowdown

 The Hamburg-headquartered shipping line Hamburg Süd was hit by the economic downturn on the carrier's key markets in Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela.   The modest

FMC Honors Crowley for Green Initiatives

Crowley Maritime Corp. has been honored with the 2015 Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) Chairman’s Earth Day Award in recognition of the organization’s companywide

‘Beware the Big Ship Hype’ -TT Club

TT Club’s Phillip Emmanuel has put into perspective some of the “sensationalism” surrounding the recent growth trend in containerships. Speaking during a plenary

Marathassa Released After Vancouver Bunker Spill

 The Cyprus-flagged  cargo ship M/V Marathassa — which has been blamed for spilling several thousand litres of bunker fuel into English Bay — has been released by the Canadian Coast Guard.

GSF and BIMCO Publish Standard Box Freight Document

 The Global Shippers Forum (GSF) has joined forces with the Baltic International Maritime Council Organisation (BIMCO) to launch the BIMCO/GSF SERVICECON container shipping contract.

Twelve Cranes Unload Mega Box Ship

The 398-meter-long containership CMA CGM Kerguelen made its first call at the Port Klang Port Terminal in Malaysia, arriving to a very unique arrangement, the CMA CGM Group announced.

Panamax Vessel Delivered to Diana Containerships

Diana Containerships Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, has announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary,

UASC Umm Qasr Named ‘Green Ship of the Year’

The 9,000 TEU containership UASC Umm Qasr was designated “Green Ship of the Year” by the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore.   Built by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI),

Port Klang Ensures Faster Turnaround for CMA CGM KERGUELEN

  The CMA CGM Group reported that during the CMA CGM KERGUELEN first call at the Port Klang Port Terminal in Malaysia, the terminal set up a unique arrangement

Singapore Port, Industry Honor MOL

  Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. today announced that its group company in Singapore, Mitsui O.S.K. Bulk Shipping (Asia Oceania) Pte Ltd -which plays a central role

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