MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) reports that it has started to use biofuel in its vessels calling in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The decision follows successful trials with biofuel blends earlier this year.
South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries aims to maximize the efficiency of Very Large Containerships (VLCSs) by simplifying the power system. HHI and Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE) have been awarded Approval
The just-published ABS Guide for Fire-Fighting Systems for Cargo Areas of Container Carriers is the first of its kind to address firefighting and safety systems of cargo holds of container vessels, the
Lake House, a Hong Kong and London based investment company, has appointed PT-Shipmanagement GmbH (PTS), to manage two containerships. Each has a capacity of 1,300 TEU and sails with an average crew
“The mood-music surrounding the container market has deteriorated further in the last three months,” says Drewry Shipping Consultants, which has downgraded its outlook for world container port throughput for the current year
South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) reports that it has won orders worth a total of $920 million from Taiwan’s Evergreen Marine Corporation for six large containerships with a capacity of
A MacGregor designed cargo system design, combined with a 24 container wide ship design, takes the total container capacity of the world’s largest containership, MSC Gülsün to 23,756 TEU, which is 1,500
South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) says that it has successfully completed construction of the world’s largest containership three weeks ahead of the contracted delivery date. The ship, the MSC Gulsun, is
This month’s sinking of the Grimaldi Group’s Grande America is just the latest in a long string of high profile incidents in which serious fires have broken out in cargo containers. According
While 2018 was a turbulent year for the container shipping industry, it might have been “only a warm up for 2019” in the view of New York headquartered management consultancy AlixPartners LLP.