OSM Maritime wins double management deal with DFDS

Bjorn Tore Larsen’s OSM Maritime has secured a two-ship deal with DFDS. OSM will provide both technical and crew management for two DFDS vessels trading between Norway and the UK. Thomas Mork, vice president of technical organization at DFDS, said: “With a Source: http://www.tradewindsnews.com

July 19, 2019
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MSC cracks down on shark fin trade

Swiss liner giant MSC has reiterated its opposition to the trade in shark fins after a booking was made by another carrier. It said: “Following a reported shark fin discovery earlier this year, involving a booking by another container carrier, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company is taking the opportunity to clarify and raise awareness of its zero-tolerance position on shark fin carriage.” The owner has had a ban in place for…

July 17, 2019
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Fesco acquires German-controlled feeder boxship

Fesco Transportation Group has picked up another feeder containership from German interests. The Russian container carrier has acquired the 822-teu India (built 2003) from interests linked to Danz und Tietjens. The ice-class 1A feedership will be able to Source: http://www.tradewindsnews.com

July 11, 2019
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Dae Sun inks feeder boxship order

South Korea’s Dae Sun Shipbuilding & Engineering Co has added a feedership to its orderbook. Busan’s Dong Jin Shipping has inked a deal for a 1,000-teu boxship at the yard, according to Clarksons. Delivery is set for 2021. No price was given. Dong Jin Source: http://www.tradewindsnews.com

July 4, 2019
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Maersk Line launches bid for share of digital bookings

Maersk Line has launched a digital portal designed to capture the growing volumes of container shipments being booked online. Maersk Spot provides customers a cargo loading guarantee at a fixed price upfront, the Danish carrier said. It has been launched in response to growing volumes of containers shipped online by ­rival carriers, freight forwarders and dedicated container shipping sites. Maersk Spot will compete for those short-term, spot cargoes. The company…

June 26, 2019
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Boxship demolitions on course to double as feeders head to beaches

Boxship demolition is expected to pick up radically as smaller vessels are sent to the beaches. Some experts forecast that the amount of tonnage to be scrapped this year could be two or even three times higher than last year, when 48 vessels of about 90,000 teu were recycled. But a sharp improvement in the charter market for larger containerships and a slump in demolition prices could keep a lid…

June 26, 2019
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Hutchison Port Trust reports changing of the guard

Li Ka-shing’s Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) has announced a management overhaul with the appointment of a new chief executive. Current incumbent Yim Lui Fai is set to retire from HPH’s trustee manager on 13 July 2019 and will be replaced by Lam Hing Man. The new CEO is currently the managing director of Yantian International Container Terminals, Yantian International Container Terminals (Phase III) and Shenzhen Yantian West Port Terminals. “The…

June 26, 2019
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ICTSI: shipbuilding is dead in Subic Bay

Philippines port group ICTSI is still exploring the possibility of acquiring the bankrupt Hanjin Subic shipyard – but any plans for the site could take up to 20 years to realise. The company’s senior vice president and global corporate head, Christian Gonzalez, told TradeWinds that there is an opportunity to create a major deep water gateway there. “This could take 10 or 20 years,” he said. “There is not even…

June 25, 2019
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MPA’s new Singapore drop-in centre to handle 20,000 crew a month

Singapore has opened a new call in centre at the Pasir Panjang Terminal decision to cater for the 20,000 seafarers calling at the terminal each month. The facility was officially opened on Tuesday by Captain M Segar, assistant Chief Executive (Operations) of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). The opening was held to coincide w ith the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) ‘Day of the Seafarer’ on 25 June…

June 25, 2019
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