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Rickmers-Linie Secures Tonnage

Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg based global breakbulk, heavylift and project cargo specialist, has extended the charter parties of three vessels formerly used on its round-the-world service, Bibi, Leon and Merida, for a further three years in order to secure availability of tonnage for its monthly liner service from Europe to the Middle East and India. All three vessels are now being renamed whilst being drydocked in Shanghai. Bibi has been renamed Rickmers Dubai while Merida will become Rickmers Mumbai and Leon will become Rickmers Chennai. The first sailing of Rickmers Dubai from Hamburg and Antwerp is scheduled to take place at the beginning of July. After completion of the new nine-ship fleet for the Round-The-World Pearl String Service, this step marks the company's commitment to another important and promising trade for the transportation of breakbulk, heavylift and project cargoes. The company is confident that with the huge investments in infrastructure and industry taking place in the Gulf area and in India, there will be strong demand for such a service catering for non-containerisable cargo and heavy lifts.


Rickmers-Linie Appoints Brazil Representative

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Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg-based specialist in the worldwide ocean transportation of breakbulk, heavylift and project cargo recently appointed an owner’s representative in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Mr Celso H B Pavao assumes the role as Owner’s Representative – South America, with immediate effect. Rickmers-Linie, launched its Westbound Round-The-World Service in March 2013, connecting areas of economic growth in Asia and South America and then on to North America


Rickmers-Linie Adds Vessel on Pearl String Service

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Rickmers-Linie added a 10th vessel on its eastbound Round-the-World Pearl String Service as part of its continuing program of investment in its services. The global breakbulk, heavylift and project specialist has taken the Rickmers Savannah on long-term charter to help it meet customer demand.     The 30,000dwt Superflex Heavy MPC Rickmers Savannah, which was delivered by Jinling Shipyard in November 2010


Contship Offers Passengers Sales

Contship Containerlines is offering passenger voyages directly to the public. The voyages are available on the Contship Aurora, Contship Australis and Contship Borealis - that Contship has recently introduced the eastbound routing of its contra-rotating services in the Europe-Australasia trade. The three new vessels are the first to be owned by Contship. Each has a total capacity of 4100 teu, including 1300 reefer plugs, making them the world's largest reefer contsinerships.


CP Ships Posts First Quarter Loss

CP Ships Limited announced an unaudited first quarter 2003 operating loss of $2 million before exceptional items, a $4 million improvement on the $6 million operating loss in first quarter 2002 and compared with $34 million operating income before exceptional items in fourth quarter 2002. Basic loss per share before exceptional items was $0.12 compared with last year’s first quarter loss per share of $0.14 and fourth quarter 2002’s earnings per share of $0.23 before exceptional items


DP World London Gateway Adds New Shipping Service

DP World London Gateway Port and Logistics Park in the UK.

DP World London Gateway Port has announced a new shipping service to Australia, the Mediterranean and other key markets.   CMA-CGM’s NEMO (North European Mediterranean Oceania) and Hapag Lloyd’s EAX (Europe, Australia Express) combined service will begin calling at DP World London Gateway Port in early January 2017, with CMA CGM’s Rossini as the first to call on the service. The new business will mean DP World London Gateway is handling all of the UK’s direct


ABB Turbocharger Service Facility for Dubai

ABB Turbocharging to open a dedicated service point in the Drydocks World facility in Dubai. This new cooperative agreement was marked formally by signing a Memorandum of Understanding at a ceremony in conjunction with the SMM in Hamburg, Germany. The agreement ensure quick turbocharger service to customers in the yard, and offer one-stop ABB turbocharger solutions at Drydocks World. According to the agreement, ABB Turbocharging in Dubai will provide international factory warranties to


Drydocks World Launches Global Offshore Services

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Drydocks World announced the launch of its Drydocks World - Global Offshore Services arm at a special ceremony organized at Dubai Maritime City, the new business units located in Fujairah and Dubai Maritime City and Drydocks Dubai.    This Division has at its disposal technical teams to be mobilized at short notice to service vessels at distant offshore locations and well-equipped workshops in the Emirates of Dubai and Fujairah to offer support services. 


BSM, Optimum Announce Joint Venture Company

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Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) and Optimum Ship Management (Optimum) have announced the launch of a new joint venture partnership, Hanseatic Cruise Services. Based in Singapore, Hanseatic Cruise Services will provide comprehensive, world class passenger vessel management services to third-party clients around the world.    BSM is continuously working to expand and diversify its range of services. It believes that the cruise industry presents a significant opportunity for


Drydocks World and ADNATCO & NGSCO to Enhance Cooperation

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Dubai, UAE, May 4, 2011: Drydocks World, the leading Dubai-based maritime service provider, and Abu Dhabi National Tanker Company & National Gas Shipping Company (ADNATCO & NGSCO), the shipping arm of ADNOC and its Group of Companies, reviewed ways of further strengthening their trade cooperation to stimulate oil and gas industry and trade in the Middle East.  This was decided during a meeting between Khamis Juma Buamim


Hampton Roads Transit Christens New Ferry

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Virginia’s Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) has christened its newest passenger ferry, the first of three to be delivered to the agency as part of a $7 million program to replace the fleet’s aging vessels, the newest of which was delivered in 1990 and the oldest of which has been in service


Schlumberger to Acquire Majority Stake in Eurasia Drilling

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 Russia's Eurasia Drilling Company (EDC) said on Thursday it would sell a 51 percent stake in the company to the oilfield services provider, U.S.-based Schlumberger NV.   The agreement is subject to approval by the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia (FAS), the company said


Kinkasan Maru Gets Ship Heritage Certificate

Kinkasan Maru and engine control console on it. Photo: Mitsui O.S.K. Lines

 Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) announced that the engine control console installed on the bridge of the Kinkasan Maru was selected for a "Ship Heritage Certificate" from the Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers (JASNAOE).  


DMCA Shares Maritime Experience with Abu Dhabi

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 The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) shared its renowned experience in implementing world-class maritime registration and licensing services with the Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport in Abu Dhabi (DMAT) during their recently held meeting.   


UK Partners to Launch Autonomous Vessels Testing Service

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The U.K.'s first maritime autonomous systems testing service is set to launch later this year.   BAE Systems said it has been awarded £457,000 (approximately $594,700) in grant funding from the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to design and deliver the U.K


Weather Suspends Bosphorus Marine Traffic

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Traffic in Turkey's Bosphorus Strait, an important international shipping lane for oil and grain, was suspended on Tuesday due to poor visibility and heavy rain, shipping agent GAC said.   It said shipping was suspended at 830 am (0530 GMT).  


DP World, Indonesian Government Sign Pact to Develop Ports

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 DP World and Indonesian government and port officials signed an agreement to advise on the development of the Kuala Tanjung greenfield port and logistics zone and Belawan port in North Sumatra.   As part of a Technical Assistance Contract


James Troop Celebrates 150th Anniversary

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Liverpool diesel-engine sales and maintenance specialists James Troop & Co is celebrating its landmark 150th anniversary with a surge in new business and export sales.   The family-run company based in Runcorn is one of Liverpool’s longest-standing maritime and industrial


Tidewater Reorganization Gets Court's Okay

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 Tidewater, one of the world's largest offshore vessel owners, said that a court in Delaware approved the company's plans for a restructuring has, which would eliminate $1.6B in debt.  The US-based owner of one of the world’s largest fleets of OSVs will be able to recapitalise and


US to be World's Biggest LNG Exporter by 2022

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 The International Energy Agency predicted that the US will become the world's No. 2 exporter of liquefied natural gas by the end of 2022 with a capacity of 3.7 trillion cubic feet per year, second only to Australia.  The U.S. is already the world's largest producer of natural gas


US Navy to Commission John Finn Today

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 The Navy will commission its newest guided-missile destroyer, the future USS John Finn (DDG 113), during a 10 a.m. HAST ceremony Saturday, July 15, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.   The new destroyer honors Chief Aviation Ordnanceman John Finn


E.R. Schiffahrt to Manage 3 More Maersk Ships

 Hamburg-based ship manager E.R. Schiffahrt informs it has been appointed by Maersk Line to manage three further vessels. With this new mandate, E.R. Schiffahrt increases the managed fleet for the world’s largest liner company from six to nine.  


Next Gen Maritime Workers Visits IMO

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 Students from the International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU) visited International Maritime Organization (IMO) Headquarters for their student forum (11-12 July).  Its theme was that of IMO’s World Maritime Day - “Connecting Ships, Ports and People”


Dredging Seminar Held in Bangladesh

Her Excellency Leoni Cuelenaere, the Dutch Ambassador to Bangladesh (Photo: Damen)

On Tuesday, July 11, Damen hosted a dredging seminar in Dhaka, Bangladesh attended by more than 100 representatives from the Dutch Embassy in Bangladesh, experts from the Bangladesh Government, the Bangladesh Navy, local financing institutions


IFC, Excelerate Secure Finance for Bangladesh First LNG Terminal

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 IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Excelerate Energy Bangladesh Limited (Excelerate) are co-developing the Moheshkhali Floating LNG project – Bangladesh's first liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal.    The project will be located offshore Moheshkhali island






 
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