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The 'Grande Halifax' Christened in Halifax

From left, Andy Abbott CEO of ACL, Karen Oldfield and Costantino Baldissara. Photo:  Hafen Hamburg Marketing

 The Pure Car & Truck Carrier Grande Halifax, owned and operated by the Grimaldi Group, has been christened yesterday in Halifax, New Scotia. Godmother of the new vessel was Ms. Karen Oldfield, President and CEO of the Halifax Port Authority.   A ceremony took place at Halterm/Autoport with the presence

ESPO Congratulates Seven Wadden Sea Ports for PERS

Photo: ESPO

 European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) congratulates the ports of Den Helder (Netherlands), Harlingen (Netherlands), Groningen (Netherlands), Den Oever (Netherlands), Niedersachsen Brake (Germany), Niedersachsen Cuxhaven (Germany) and Niedersachsen JadeWeserPort (Germany) for obtaining EcoPorts’ environmental performance standard (PERS).

NYK Line's Green Bonds Terms and Conditions Determined

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 Japan's Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK), the world's first shipping company to issue a labelled green bond, said that it has determined the below terms and conditions for the issuance of its 40th corporate debenture bonds, unsecured straight bonds.    Bond name will be Nippon Yusen Kaisha 40th Issuance

Nolan Tapped to Take Over as TOTE CEO

Tim Nolan (Photo: TOTE)

Tim Nolan has been named the next president and CEO of U.S. domestic ocean carrier TOTE Inc., parent company Saltchuk announced today. TOTE is the parent company to TOTE Maritime and TOTE Services.Nolan, who is currently president of TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico, will succeed retiring president CEO Anthony

Maersk Revenue Up 30% YOY in Q1

 In Q1 2018, A.P. Moller - Maersk had a revenue growth of 30% to USD 9.3bn, 10% excluding Hamburg Süd, with growth in all business segments and a strategic transformation well underway.    A.P. Moller - Maersk reiterates its expectations for 2018 of an underlying profit above 2017 (USD 356m), however

Soget Appoints Herve Cornede as Executive Director

Herve Cornede. Photo: HAROPA ports

 The leading Port Community System operator in France SOGET appointed Hervé Cornède as the Executive Director of the company.   Hervé Cornède was appointed as the Commercial Director of the port of Le Havre in September 2009 and then Commercial and Marketing Director for HAROPA, when the EIG (Economic interest group) was created on January 1st,

K Line Acquires Statement of Conformity for Environmental System

Photo: "K" LINE Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.

 Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha ("K" Line) and some of its group companies recently acquired a “Statement of Conformity” for its environmental system, “Drive Green Network” (DGN), for pushing forward group-wide environmental management in consequence of a conformity audit by a third-party institution (DNV-GL).

Wabash National Corporation Appoints New General Counsel

Image: Wabash National Corporation

 Wabash National Corporation, a diversified industrial manufacturer and a leading producer of semi-trailers and liquid transportation systems, announced the appointment of Melanie D. Margolin as Senior Vice President and General Counsel.    She will oversee all of the company’s legal affairs worldwide in areas such as corporate,

Photo of the Week: Clean Containership

© Herbert Boettcher 2018

View onto the cleaned container vessel before new cargo will be loaded.   Herbert Boettcher took this photo for Hamburg Süd when he travelled on the container ship Cap San Antonio from Europe to South America and back to Hamburg. Boettcher started with his worldwide long time project Seamotion in 2004.

Statoil ASA Changes Name to Equinor ASA

CEO Eldar Sætre (Photo: Equinor)

Equinor ASA (OSE: EQNR, NYSE: STO), the new name of Statoil ASA, was approved by the annual general meeting yesterday, May 15, 2018, and the new name has now been registered in the Norwegian register of business enterprises (Foretaksregisteret).  The company's shares will from May 16, 2018 (inclusive)

MSC Expands Intermodal Shipping at Trieste

Photo: MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A.

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. is enhancing intermodal connections via the port of Trieste, Italy, to improve transit times for shippers moving cargo between Asia, the Mediterranean and Europe. The new “MSC Graz-Trieste Runner” shuttle train, operated together with Cargo Center Graz, connects Trieste with Werndorf, Austria, once a week.

Star Bulk Carriers Acquires Songa Bulk Fleet

Photo: Star Bulk Carriers Corp

 Greece-based dry bulk shipping firm Star Bulk Carriers has entered into definitive agreements to acquire 18 dry bulk vessels in two all-share transactions.    15 of the vessels will be acquired from Songa Bulk and three of the vessels will be acquired from Oceanbulk Container Carriers. The consideration

Yanmar Hires Nordics Regional Manager

Daniel Sundberg (Photo: Yanmar)

Yanmar Marine International has appointed Daniel Sundberg as its new Nordics Regional Manager to oversee sales, after-sales and marketing related to the manufacturer’s commercial and leisure marine engines and other Yanmar Group brands in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia and Latvia.Sundberg's position

Pacific Basin Acquires Four Vessels

Photo: Pacific Basin Shipping Limited

 Hong Kong-based dry bulker company Pacific Basin Shipping has decided to acquire four bulkers with 50% equity funding.   "On May 14, 2018, PB Vessels Holding Limited, a subsidiary of the company, entered into four separate ship contracts for the purchase of vessels," said a press statement.   The four bulkers are a 58,

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