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Triple E to Call at Gothenburg

Starting in August, the world’s largest container ships – Triple E – will call at the Port of Gothenburg, Sweden. The ships, which can carry 18,000 TEU, are currently being built at a shipyard in South Korea. For some time, test runs have been taking place at the Port of Gothenburg to simulate a...

Two Ulstein PSVs for Vroon Offshore Services

ULSTEIN has entered into a contract for the delivery of design and power package for two platform supply vessels of the PX121 design for the Dutch shipowner Vroon. The ships will be constructed at China’s COSCO (Guangdong) Shipyard Co., Ltd. “The shipowner and yard are new customers to ULSTEIN. We are very grateful for...

Container Vessels Retrofitted with Becker Twisted Fins

In October 2012 Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam (DSR) won the contract for installing the first Becker Twisted Fin on seven container vessels of the fleet of Hamburg (Germany) based liner shipping company Hamburg Süd. To complete the project in time, the vessels were routed in such a way that they could each be dry-docked for...

European Ports Towards Better LNG Bunkering Infrastructure

  North European ports are leading a switch to natural gas as a cleaner way to power ships than burning oil-based bunker fuel, while regulation and cost benefits are likely to convince other sectors to follow in coming years. Gas has been used so far mostly for power generation and heating, while oil products...

ICS Protests at Suez Canal Toll Increases

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – the principal international trade association for shipowners, representing all sectors and trades and over 80% of the world merchant fleet – has voiced serious concerns about toll increases just announced by the Suez Canal Authority (SCA), to be implemented on 1 May 2013. For all but the...

Ports & Shipping Industry Vol.2 No.2

In this issue of PSI – which should hit mailboxes early-May – find out about upcoming trade shows Breakbulk Europe (pg 31) and TOC (pg 46). PSI will be there to speak with companies like yours. Email us if you’d like to meet up. In Belgium, we cover the Port of Ghent (pg 8),...

Ports & Shipping Industry Magazine

The independent magazine charting port and shipping news, with business in...