Maersk Line’s first 18,000 teu vessel, the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller, which was doing the rounds on her maiden voyage in Northern Europe last week, has prompted much speculation on her economies of scale, particularly as HHI has just confirmed that it is negotiating an order for five slightly larger ships with UASC.
Malaysia yesterday launched its largest and the world’s third biggest trailing suction hopper dredger, named “Inai Kenanga”.
Until now icebreaker ships have been built to cut ice in a straight line. However, a newly developed icebreaker “Baltika” will be seen cutting thick layers of ice sideways. The vessel is being built for Russia’s Ministry of Transport for use in the Gulf of Finland, near St. Petersburg.
In a major milestone for the Panama Canal Expansion Program, the first four gates for the new locks arrived from port of Trieste, Italy to the waterway’s Atlantic side on board the semi-submersible vessel STX Sun Rise this morning.
IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu today (20 August) welcomed the entry into force of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006), adopted by the International Labour Organization (ILO), a sister UN agency to IMO.
A massive explosion resulting in a major fire took place on board INS Sindhurakshak, a Kilo class submarine of the Indian Navy, shortly after midnight on 14 August 2013.
Amidst chanting of hymns from the Atharva Veda, Vikrant, India’s first aircraft carrier, decommissioned on 31 January 1997, was reborn today as Smt Elizabeth Antony, wife of the Defence Minister Shri AK Antony, christened India’s first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) as ‘Vikrant’ meaning “courageous” or “victorious” in Sanskrit.
A couple of months later, on 23-29 September, the second vessel in the Triple-E series which is to count a total of 20 ships, will be coming to Copenhagen. To celebrate this event, Maersk will offer the public a view of the large, new, and innovative container ship and at the same time opens the doors to the world of shipping with a multi-media exhibition located next to the ship.
Winning a better deal for women is the title of the ITF’s new union resource, the women’s best practice guide, which has received ‘rave reviews’ from delegates during maritime union meetings this week.