DP World London Gateway has become the first port in the UK to lift four containers at one time on its quay cranes, which doubles the amount of containers it can lift in one go.
IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu has launched this year’s World Maritime Day theme, “IMO conventions: effective implementation”, expressing the hope that the year would see genuine progress towards effective and global implementation of all IMO conventions.
Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), the world’s biggest shipbuilder, began building the first of five 19,000 TEU containerships for China Shipping Container Lines (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd, on 20th January.
Leading French ferry and holiday company, Brittany Ferries, on 14th January announced that an order has been placed for a new cruise-ferry that will be its largest yet, and one of the biggest such vessels in the world. It will also be the cleanest, most environmentally-friendly ship to operate in UK waters.
UT99 AG’s Oil Mist Separator, the World’s First And Only Oil Mist Separator With A Type Approval By GL, almost completely eliminates the discharge of oil emissions from the crankcase ventilation and from the lubricating oil tank ventilation.
GSL joined the elite class with the delivery of the 200th Vessel with the handing over of the Third of the New 105 m Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel (NOPV) to be christened “INS SUMEDHA”, indigenously designed in-house and built by Goa Shipyard Ltd to the Indian Navy on 14th Jan. 2014.
The US Navy christened Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) Fall River Jan in Mobile, Ala. USNS Fall River, the fourth Spearhead-class JHSV, will be the second ship to bear this name in honor of the city of Fall River, Mass., and the service of the men and women from that city.
A life-sized replica of the Titanic will become the centrepiece of a landlocked theme park in China, featuring a museum and a shipwreck simulation to give visitors a harrowing sense of the 1912 disaster.
ClassNK has announced the release of a new version of its PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR) ship design support software that is fully compliant with the new IACS Common Structural Rules (harmonized CSR) for oil tankers and bulk carriers.