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Archives for October 2014
IMO joins the rest of the UN system in celebrating UN Day, marking the anniversary of the entry into force of the UN Charter in 1945.
Hantong has signed a shipbuilding contract with CIMC ENRIC SJZ GAS for building the world’s first CNG carrier which will be operated by Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PT PLN), Indonesian National Electric Company, to be used for natural gas transportation between the islands of Indonesia.
A cargo barge laden with gravel, capsized on the Rhine at Basel, Switzerland in August this year. The passenger ferry “Olympia”, which was crossing the river, was unable to prevent a collision with the upturned 30-metre barge.
Royal Caribbean’s newest cruise ship, Quantum of the Seas, is in Hamburg as part of its final sea trials in the North Sea.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) today (24 October) reiterated that there should be no general ban on international travel or trade due to the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa.
During a recent dock survey of a Hyundai Heavy Industries-built crude oil tanker, ship surveyors discovered that after almost 14 years in service, a number of areas of corrosion had appeared on the propeller blades of the vessel.
The Port Feeder Barge (PFB), a unique concept, offers port operators a means for reducing congestion caused by trucks moving containers within ports. The highly manoeuvrable, double-ended 168 TEU vessel, is self-sustained, and is equipped with a container crane and spreader.
It has been officially announced that construction has started on the first of two liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered, combination container – Roll-On/Roll-Off (ConRo) ships for Crowley Maritime Corporation’s liner services group.