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Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Signs Deal For Construction Of 20,000 TEU Containerships


Mitsui O.S.K. Lines today announced that the company has signed a deal for construction of four 20,000 TEU containerships with Samsung Heavy Industries and also concluded an MOU for long-term chartering of two 20,000 TEU containerships with Shoei Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.

Trelleborg Protects Venice With The Mose Flood Defence Project

Aerial photograph of the Lido inlet and the worksites where Mose is being constructed - Credits: Salvecre/

Trelleborg has been awarded the contract for the design and installation of multiple fender systems and bespoke sealing systems for the MOSE project in Venice, Italy, designed to safeguard the Venetian Lagoon, Venice and its neighboring cities from the threat of high tidal variation.

ITF Joins US Coast Guard Shore Leave Debate

Image credits: ITF Global

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has submitted a deposition to the US Coast Guard’s consultation on seafarers’ access to maritime facilities – the Notice of Proposed Rule Making. The submission supports the USCG’s efforts to improve the shore leave/access situation for seafarers while upholding the nation’s security needs.