rss icon Subscribe
desktop mobile

Grieg Star Adds Newbuild to Fleet

Star Gaia. Image: Grieg Star

Laxman Pai

Norwegean shipping company Grieg Star has taken the 64,000 DWT Star Gaia on a long term tariff contract (lTTC) deal for seven years.

Star Gaia is a part of the G2 Ocean bulk pool. G2 Ocean is a joint venture of two of the breakbulk and bulk shipping companies: Gearbulk and Grieg Star.

Star Gaia is a newbuild conventional bulk vessel, built at Mitsui Chiba Shipyard in Japan. She was named and delivered to us on the 27th of November, with our Head of Finance, Nicolai Hafeld Grieg, present.

"We are happy to strengthen our conventional bulk position with this LTTC vessel. Our customers require safe, reliable and efficient services and I am confident that new buildings like Star Gaia contribute to that mission." says CEO Matt Duke.

We prefer to name our bulk vessels after gods and goddesses from Greek mythology. Gaia was the Mother Earth, the mother of the Titans and grandmother of Zeus. The idea of calling her Star Gaia came from several of our employees. One of them said:

"Mother Earth deserves the honor of a ship named after her, to show appreciation of all wonders she has bestowed upon us."

Dec 5, 2019

 

Shipbuilding

VT Halter to Build Additional US Navy Barge

(Photo: VT Halter Marine)

VT Halter Marine said it has been awarded a contract option for the U.S. Navy’s fourth Auxiliary

China Merchants Energy Shipping's Unit Orders and Sells Ships

China Merchants Energy Shipping Co Ltd  says it inked a deal to order four ships worth up to $118.7 million.It has also agreed to sell three ships worth $15 million to Sinopec

Belov's New DSVs Commissioned

(Image: Robert Allan Ltd.)

Two new dive support vessels (DSV) operated by Belov Engenharia Ltda. have completed class

Bulk Carriers

Transnet to Cut Transport of Non-Essential Cargo During Lockdown

© OscarDiMalva /Adobe Stock

South Africa's logistics firm Transnet said it would reduce transport services and non-essential

More Bad News for Bulkers, as South African Ports Close for Mineral Exports

© banlai/AdobeStock

South Africa's main export terminals will be closed to mineral exports from midnight on Thursday

St. Lawrence Seaway/Great Lakes Shipping Season Commences

© Daniel / Adobe Stock

The St. Lawrence Seaway’s 62nd navigation season kicked off on Tuesday with the transit of the

Maritime Apps