SCI fleet rises to 79 units - Kansarmax Bulker "Vishva Chetna" delivered
State-run Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) on May 21 said that it has taken delivery of a Kamsarmax Bulk carrier taking its total fleet size to 79 vessels. The vessel christened " Vishva Chetna" has a gross tonnage of 44,864 tonne and is second of the four such ships ordered in 2010 from a Chinese ship builder, the company said in a statement. So far, the company was operating the small-sized Handymax and Handysize bulk carriers whereas the Kamsarmax bulk carriers have larger carrying capacity, it said. The Kamsarmax vessels were ordered as part of the replacement of the existing Daewoo series Handymax bulk carriers built in 1986 and 1987, it said.
CONMAR BAY chartered by YANG MING for Baltic 'RFS'
The Taiwanese Yang Ming Line will charter the 1,036 teu feeder vessel CONMAR BAY as its contribution to the new ‘RFS’ Baltic Sea Feeder (#2777), a service jointy offered with Hanjin and Coscon.
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NATIONAL GLORY leaves the Baltic for the Caribbean
NATIONAL GLORY has been chartered by California based National Shipping of America. Following her service with APL in the Baltic, she will now do a Houston - Puerto Rico service.
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Cosco Container Lines today received the 13,386 teu neo-overpanamax vessel COSCO FRANCE. The 366m ship is the second unit in a series of eight identical sisters that Coscon is to receive from the Chinese Nantong Cosco KHI Ship Engineering Company (aka NACKS), a joint venture between Cosco and the Japanese Kawasaki Heavy Industries. The ship follows her earlier sister COSCO BELGIUM, delivered in March.
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