Sectors News | Shipping

The latest news and developments from the rapidly changing shipping sector, one of the primary modes in which heavy lift, project and breakbulk cargo is transported internationally.

Cosco wins Vito FPU contract

June 19 - Cosco Shipping Specialized Carriers has been awarded a transportation contract by Shell for the Vito floating production unit (FPU). 

Newbuilds on horizon for OHT?

June 19 - According to reports in Splash 24/7, Offshore Heavy Transport (OHT) has signed a contract with China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) for a newbuild semi-submersible heavy lift vessel.

Double first for space programme

June 18 - The load-out of the AEOLUS satellite on the ro-ro ship Ciudad de Cadiz at the Montoir de Bretagne ro-ro terminal was a first in several ways. 

Managerial reshuffle at TOTE Maritime

June 18 - Tote Maritime has appointed Michael Noone as president at TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico; Grace Greene will assume the role of president at TOTE Maritime Alaska.

Flettner fitted on Fehn Pollux

June 15 - The Eco Flettner rotor, a newly developed sail propulsion system, has been installed on board Fehn Ship Management’s 4,200 dwt general cargo vessel, Fehn Pollux.

DFDS ups ro-ro orderbook

June 14 - DFDS has ordered an additional ro-ro vessel from the Chinese Jingling Shipyard, with delivery scheduled for the first half of 2020.

Stena supports Irish routes

June 13 - Stena Line has confirmed that the first of its new ro-pax ferries, currently under construction in China, is planned to enter service on its Holyhead – Dublin route during early 2020.

Luna banned from Australian ports

June 12 - The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has banned the Philippines-flagged cargo ship Thorco Luna after it was detained for a third time this year for consistently failing to meet international standards.

WW Ocean expands fleet with Titus

June 11 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean (WW Ocean) has added the large car and truck carrier (LCTC), Titus, built at China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation’s (CSIC) shipyard in Xingang, to its fleet of neo-Panamax vessels.

Swire boosts North Asia-Pacific services

June 11 - Effective July 2018, Swire Shipping will upgrade its multipurpose liner shipping services between North Asia and the Pacific, adding direct calls at the Chinese ports of Nansha and Ningbo.

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