Island Offshore secures Siemens OSV charter

Norway’s Island Offshore has clinched a new charter for wind farm “walk to work” services. The 4,600-dwt support ship Island Crown (built 2013) has been booked by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy on behalf of ScottishPower Renewables for its East Anglia One Offshore Windfarm. It will provide Source: http://www.tradewindsnews.com

June 27, 2019
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Greek shipowner Kondinave picks up pair of FPMC tankers

Interests aligned with Kondinave, a Greek shipmanagement outfit, have bought a medium-range 2 (MR2) tanker pair from Formosa Plastics Marine Corp (FPMC), the latest in a string of oil carriers the Taiwanese company has sold this year. An executive with Piraeus-based Source: http://www.tradewindsnews.com

June 27, 2019
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Aulong wins ferry double

Chinese shipbuilder Aulong Shipbuilding has clinched two domestic ferry orders, according to Clarksons. The broker lists a 500-gt, 238-pax ship as having been contracted by Zhuhai Ferry for delivery in January 2020. And Shenzhen Pengxing has ordered a 300-pax ferry of the same size. No prices Source: http://www.tradewindsnews.com

June 27, 2019
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Hydrogen and Lithium Provide Power for New Generation Container Handling Equipment

Work Undertaken in Europe and the US Proceeds Apace to Negate Emissions US – NETHERLANDS – SPAIN – Materials handling equipment manufacturer Hyster says it is progressing in its bid to perfect zero-emission container handling trucks. Two Laden Container Handlers and one ReachStacker are currently in development at the Hyster Big Truck Development Centre in the Netherlands. The zero-emission machines incorporate electricity at high voltage as the main energy source…

June 27, 2019
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De Beers secures $393m financing for diamond mining ship

Left to right: Arnout Damen (CCO Damen Shipyards), Ruud van der Stroom (Damen sales director offshore), Otto Shikongo (CEO, De Beers Marine Namibia), Willy Mertens (chief financial manager, De Beers Marine Namibia) and Michael Curtis (head of the addition mining vessel 3 project, De Beers Marine) Photo: Damen Source: http://www.tradewindsnews.com

June 27, 2019
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Minesweeper crunched in cargoship collision

A Japanese naval vessel has been damaged in a collision with a cargoship off Hiroshima. NHK cited the Maritime Self-Defence Force (MSDF) as saying its minesweeper Notojima was involved in a clash with an unnamed vessel around midnight on Wednesday. No injuries were reported among Source: http://www.tradewindsnews.com

June 27, 2019
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New NEXT yard aims to boost Long Beach drayage efficiency

A yard that NEXT Trucking plans to open in the fourth quarter of this year will hold 1,000 containers and is designed to cut the distance drayage truckers drive to drop off and pick up cargo. Photo credit: Shutterstock NEXT will by the end of the year open an 18-acre yard 10 miles from Port of Long Beach that will harness the trucking company’s distinct Relay program that aims to…

June 27, 2019
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Schneider expands intermodal as truck competition heats up

With its new Indianapolis service, Schneider is promising two- to three-day intermodal transit times between Indiana and New Jersey and Massachusetts. Photo credit: Schneider National. Transportation and logistics company Schneider is accelerating intermodal rail shipments from the US Midwest to the Northeast, launching a service from the CSX intermodal ramp in Indianapolis. The new service, introduced this month, is claimed to speed up intermodal transit times and help shippers avoid…

June 26, 2019
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More trans-Pacific blank sailings announced

Containerized imports from China have already dropped 6 percent through April, with further declines likely. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. The Ocean Alliance announced it will cancel three sailings to the US West Coast in July after blanking three sailings in June, the latest sign of how trans-Pacific carriers are exercising capacity discipline amid irregular volume flow. According to Wednesday’s Alphaliner, the alliance of CMA CGM/APL, Cosco Shipping, OOCL, and Evergreen Marine…

June 26, 2019
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