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Sealand Launches GOEX service from New Orleans Port

Photo Courtesy Ryan Ketterman; SeaLand

 Sealand, the Intra-Americas regional ocean carrier of the Maersk Group, will operate a new direct, all-water service, the Gulf Ocean Express (GOEX) service, that connects Central America, Panama and Columbia to and from the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA). The Sealand Tiger cargo vessel makes its inaugural

Samskip Nor Lines' Service to Call Rotterdam

Photo: ©rainville,

 Samskip subsidiary Nor Lines will include calls at Rotterdam for the first time in its weekly multipurpose liner service connecting to Western, Mid and Northern Norway, with effect from June 1st.   The service is provided by Nor Lines' state of the art, LNG-fuelled vessels MV Kvitnos and MV Kvitbjorn.

New Ro/Ro Facility Coming to Alabama


Plans are in motion to develop a new vehicle processing roll-on/roll-off (RO/RO) facility at Alabama’s Port of Mobile in the U.S.Today in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the Alabama State Port Authority signed a Memorandum of Understanding with AutoMobile International Terminal, a joint venture of Terminal Zárate S.

Naval Dome, Stamco Ink Cyber Security Agreement

(Photo: Naval Dome)

Maritime cyber security specialist Naval Dome has signed a contract with Piraeus-based Stamco Ship Management to install its maritime cyber defense system aboard 55 Pure Car and Truck Carriers (PCTC).Stamco Ship Management provides technical and commercial ship management services to various companies like NYK,

Flensburg Shipyard, Spirit of Tasmania Sign LOI

Photo:  Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft mbH & Co. KG

 TT-Line Company and European shipbuilder Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) have signed a letter of intent (LoI) for the construction of two new ships to replace the current Spirit of Tasmania vessels.   TT-Line chairman Mike Grainger said the companies would now commence contract negotiations and agree to final design specifications.

DFDS to Acquire Turkey's Largest RoRo Operator

U.N. Ro-Ro operates five major routes between Turkey and the EU Image courtesy DFDS

 Danish shipping and logistics group DFDS has acquired Turkey’s largest operator of Ro-Ro freight ships and will be a major player in the strong and continuously growing trade between the EU and Turkey. U.N. Ro-Ro operates five routes connecting Italy and France with Turkey, 12 ships and port terminals in Trieste and in Pendik, Istanbul.

NYK to Build Car Logistics Terminal in Yarimca Port

Image of Terminal at Completion Courtesy NYK

 At a ceremony held in Istanbul on April 5, NYK signed an agreement to jointly build and operate a finished-car logistics terminal in Yarimca port near Istanbul, Turkey. The new joint venture will be owned and operated together with OYAK Denizcilik ve Liman İşletmeleri A.Ş. (OYAK PORT), a port-management subsidiary company that is part of OYAK,

Second Japanese Shipping Firm Admits to Cartel Conduct

File Image: A typical K Line RO/RO vessel (Credit K-Line)

Cartel conduct in cars transported to Australia from 2009-12-ACCC; Nippon Yusen was fined $20 mln in 2017 over cartel conduct.   Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K-Line) has pleaded guilty to criminal cartel conduct in the transport of vehicles, Australia's competition regulator said on Thursday, the second

Concussed Ro/Ro Crewman Medevaced

A 27-year-old crew member reportedly suffering from concussion-like symptoms was medevaced from a commercial Ro/Ro vessel approximately 14 miles east of Lake Worth Inlet, Fla.   U.S. Coast Guard watchstanders in Miami received a call on VHF-FM marine-band radio channel 16 at 11:15 a.m. from a crewmember

Post-Panamax Ro/Ro Makes First US Voyage

(Photo: Port Canaveral)

A new class of post-Panamax (PPX) vessel made its first visit to Port Canaveral, marking the second time this year a vehicle carrier megaship of this size has called on the port.   Launched in 2017, the MV Donington PPX roll-on/roll-off (Ro/Ro) vessel arrived at Port Canaveral as part of its inaugural U.

Finnlines to Lengthen Two More Vessels

(Photo: Finnlines)

Finnlines has opted to lengthen two additional vessels as part of its €70 million ($86 million) Energy Efficiency and Emission Reduction Investment Program launched in 2017, the company said today.   The first two vessels, MS Finntide and MS Finnwave, have already returned to operation after lengthening,

Port of Gothenburg: Sustained Growth in Ro-Ro Operations

Working in collaboration with several North European ports, the Port of Gothenburg is hoping to link up more destinations as part of intermodal collaboration that will contribute to a more efficient, climate-smart logistics system. Photo: Port of Gothenburg.

 Ro-ro operations at the Port of Gothenburg are looking bright, with sustained growth three years in succession. There has been an increase of 10 per cent over the past year alone, with the number of units currently standing at 593,000.    But there is still potential to raise the bar even further

MOL Announced Delivery of Beluga Ace Car Carrier

Beluga Ace Car Carrier Photo MOL

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. has taken delivery of the first car carrier of the next-generation “FLEXIE” series, the Beluga Ace, which was built at the Minaminippon Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.  The vessel features six liftable decks, compared with two on conventional car carriers. This allows the Beluga Ace

SENER to Present New Material at APM

Photo: SENER

Spain's SENER will be present at the 15th edition of the Asia Pacific Maritime (APM) Exhibition, which will be held from March 14 to 16, 2018 at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.   SENER will participate in this event as part of the Spain Pavilion, organized by the public business entity, ICEX Spain Exportación e Inversiones,

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