Archive for the ‘Container shipping’ Category

Diana Containerships Inc. Announces Agreement to Acquire Two Post-Panamax Container Vessels

Diana Containerships Inc. Announces Agreement to Acquire Two Post-Panamax Container Vessels
ATHENS, GREECE, August 13, 2013 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), a global shipping company specializing in owning and operating containerships, today announced that it has signed, through two separate wholly-owned subsidiaries, two Memoranda of Agreement to purchase from an unaffiliated...
August 13th, 2013 | Container shipping, News, Sales and Purchases | Read More

Greater Loading flexibility for Reederei Claus-Peter Offen with GL’s new RSCS Notation

Greater Loading flexibility for Reederei Claus-Peter Offen with GL’s new RSCS Notation
Sascha Wienberg (SEC), Igor Protsenko (Interschalt), Daniel Abt (GL Cargo Stowage & Securing Expert), Captain Dirk Trampe, Chief Mate Lisa Helmers, Werner Teichmann (Head of Reederei Offen’s Nautical Department), Klaus Müller (GL Surveyor) Hamburg/Germany,  24 July 2013 – Reederei...
July 24th, 2013 | Classification Societies, Container shipping, Logistics, Technical | Read More

MAERSK Triple-E makes its maiden call at Busan Port, Korea

MAERSK Triple-E makes its maiden call at Busan Port, Korea
Monday, July 15th, 2013, Busan, South Korea – the Maersk McKinney Moller, the first Triple-E and the world’s largest ship afloat, is making its maiden call at Busan port, Korea on 15th July, 2013. Maersk Line’s newest vessel is the first of the Triple-E series and was built in Okpo Shipyard (DSME)...
July 5th, 2013 | Container shipping, Featured, News, Ports & Terminals, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Wärtsilä to supply propulsion packages for 24 new vessels for Singaporean owner

Wärtsilä to supply propulsion packages for 24 new vessels for Singaporean owner
M/V Shansi Wärtsilä Corporation, 28 June 2013 at 11 am EET Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions and services provider, has been contracted to supply propulsion packages for 24 new vessels being built for the Singapore based China Navigation Co. Pte. Ltd (CNCo). The ships are being...
June 28th, 2013 | Breaking News, Container shipping, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Container ship order book drops to 20% of the trading fleet as new deliveries surge

Container ship order book drops to 20% of the trading fleet as new deliveries surge
The ratio of container TEU capacity on-order compared to the trading fleet dropped below 20% in June, reports Braemar Seascope. The broker advises that, as the container industry is expected to take delivery of record volumes of TEU capacity this year, the order book to trading ratio has eroded to approximately...
June 18th, 2013 | Container shipping, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

First container port health and safety study is released

First container port health and safety study is released
14 June 2013 – The first ever major international study of health and safety in global network terminals is being published today. Conducted by Cardiff University and commissioned by the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation), it has been conducted in cooperation with three of the...
June 14th, 2013 | Container shipping, ITF, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Following the Path of the Transport Revolution

Following the Path of the Transport Revolution
Charles Fenton London, 6th June 2013 – TT Club, established to fill a gap in insurance as the freight container revolutionised trade, celebrates 45 years dedicated service to the transport and logistics sector. In 1956, the first strengthened containers were loaded onto a spar deck of the converted...
June 6th, 2013 | Container shipping, P and I Clubs | Read More

Five 18, 400 TEU containerships to be classed by GL

Five 18, 400 TEU containerships to be classed by GL
Ulsan/Hamburg,  22 May 2013 – Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has signed a classification agreement with Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) for the construction of five 18, 400 TEU containerships. The so far largest container vessels are ordered by China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL). “The agreement...
May 22nd, 2013 | Classification Societies, Container shipping, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

DIANA Containerships Inc., announces results of 2013 annual meeting of shareholders

DIANA Containerships Inc., announces results of 2013 annual meeting of shareholders
ATHENS, GREECE, May 17, 2013 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), a global shipping company specializing in owning and operating containerships, announced today that the Company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders was duly held on May 15, 2013, in Istanbul, Turkey pursuant to a Notice of Annual...
May 17th, 2013 | Container shipping, Stock Markets | Read More

Samskip Multimodal expands shortsea services to Hull, UK

Samskip Multimodal expands shortsea services to Hull, UK
As from today, Samskip Multimodal is increasing capacity on shortsea services connecting Rotterdam to Hull, United Kingdom, further reducing transit times. Samskip Multimodal is pleased to announce that as of May 14 (today) it will replace the 340 TEU Veritas H with the 803 TEU Henrike Schepers on its...
May 14th, 2013 | Container shipping, Liner Shipping and Trade | Read More

Evergreen’s New Asia-South America Service to Start in May

Evergreen’s New Asia-South America Service to Start in May
Evergreen’s “Ever Lambent” In partnership with Wan Hai Line (WHL), PIL and COSCO, Evergreen Line is further improving its service network in South America.  In early May the new Asia – West Coast of South America (WSA2) Service will be launched, linking Taiwan and China with five...
April 16th, 2013 | Container shipping, Liner Shipping and Trade | Read More

London Gateway Say Fastest Way to Unload a Container Ship Is ‘Stig’ At It!

London Gateway Say Fastest Way to Unload a Container Ship Is ‘Stig’ At It!
Original Stig’s crane driver cousin (left) and The Original Stig, Perry McCarthy (right) 22nd March 2013, London:Some say he sleeps in the highest, darkest point of the gigantic London Gateway quay cranes, and some say reality exists simply because HE lets it….. All we know is; he’s called The...
March 22nd, 2013 | Container shipping, Logistics, Ports & Terminals | Read More

TT Talk – Do your container fleets meet the latest safety standards?

TT Talk – Do your container fleets meet the latest safety standards?
The safety of containers was initially addressed when there were tens of thousands of units. Now, some 45 years later, there are tens of millions in circulation. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has been reviewing the processes associated with the Convention for Safe Containers – are...
March 20th, 2013 | Container shipping, Marine Insurance, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Ruscon adds to container truck fleet to deliver CKD parts to Hyundai in St Petersburg

Ruscon adds to container truck fleet to deliver CKD parts to Hyundai in St Petersburg
Ruscon’s new trucks are coping well with the harsh road conditions currently being endured. Here a truck from an earlier batch of 20 is moving along the St Petersburg ring-road with a cargo of CKD parts to the Hyundai Motors factory. Ruscon, one of Russia’s leading container transport operators,...
March 18th, 2013 | Container shipping, Logistics | Read More

9th COA Flexitank Meeting

9th COA Flexitank Meeting
London, Thursday 23 May 2013 – The Container Owners Association is pleased to announce that its 9th Flexitank Meeting will take place in London on Thursday 23 May 2013.  Conference sessions will focus on: ·        Update on the development of an International Standard (Publicly Available...
March 13th, 2013 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Container shipping | Read More

Shippers and carriers need greater communication and mutual understanding

Shippers and carriers need greater communication and mutual understanding
Hong Kong, 13.03.2013 – Shippers and shipping lines both need to raise their game if global container supply chains are not to be habitually subject to wildly fluctuating service levels. This was a key take-away from Day 1 of the TOC Container Supply Chain Asia conference being held in Hong Kong, on...
March 13th, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Container shipping, Logistics, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Capital Shipmanagement Corporation’s first boxship newbuildings arrive

Capital Shipmanagement Corporation’s first boxship newbuildings arrive
The “Alexandros” LR classed Alexandros and Aristotelis are the first of five new 5, 000 teu super-efficient new ships, all to be delivered from HHI Gunsan by June 2013, that sees Capital expand its operations into the container sector Capital Shipmanagement has marked the delivery of their...
March 13th, 2013 | Classification Societies, Container shipping, Events, Markets, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

GL Container Ship Forum: From Stowage to Steel and Everything in Between

GL Container Ship Forum: From Stowage to Steel and Everything in Between
Dr Olaf Doerk, from GL’s consulting subsidiary FutureShip, presents the results from two joint development projects looking at HT47 welded joints. Hamburg/Germany, 7 March 2013 – A comprehensive programme awaited the attendees at Germanischer Lloyd’s (GL) latest forum in Hamburg. The...
March 7th, 2013 | Bunkering, Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Container shipping, LNG, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical | Read More

DIANA CONTAINERSHIPS INC. Announces direct continuation of the time charter agreement for m/v Sagitta with A.P.Møller-Maersk A/S

DIANA CONTAINERSHIPS INC. Announces direct continuation of the time charter agreement for m/v Sagitta with A.P.Møller-Maersk A/S
Sagitta ATHENS, GREECE, March 4, 2013 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), a global shipping company specializing in owning and operating containerships, today announced that it has extended the present time charter contract with A.P. Møller-Maersk A/S, for its Panamax container vessel, the...
March 4th, 2013 | Chartering, Container shipping, Fixtures, News, Stock Markets | Read More

Diana Containerships Inc., reports…

Diana Containerships Inc., reports…
DIANA CONTAINERSHIPS INC. REPORTS FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR THE FOURTH QUARTER AND YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2012  DECLARES CASH DIVIDEND OF $0.30 PER SHARE  FOR THE FOURTH QUARTER  ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE A PANAMAX CONTAINER VESSEL ANNOUNCES ESTABLISHMENT OF NEW MANAGEMENT COMPANY ATHENS,...
February 19th, 2013 | Container shipping, Markets, Shipmanagement | Read More

TOC CSC Asia – putting terminals at the heart of the supply chain

TOC CSC Asia – putting terminals at the heart of the supply chain
London, 04.02.2013 – The themes to be discussed at the upcoming TOC Container Supply Chain Asia conference – to be held in Hong Kong, 12-14 March 2013 – are many and varied. TOC, itself, has evolved over 40 years from its origins as a port and terminal operations event. Today, what makes the conference...
February 4th, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Container shipping, Exhibitions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

DIANA Containership Inc., announces the date for the 2012 fourth quarter and year-end financial results, Conference call and Webcam

DIANA Containership Inc., announces the date for the 2012 fourth quarter and year-end financial results, Conference call and Webcam
ATHENS, GREECE, January 30, 2013 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), a global shipping company specializing in owning and operating containerships, today announced that its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2012 are scheduled to be released before the opening...
January 30th, 2013 | Container shipping, Stock Markets | Read More