Maersk's new 18,270-TEU ship replaces 15,500 TEUer on Asia-Europe run
The recently delvered Mayview Maersk replaces the 15,550-TEU Elly Maersk, which is joining the AE-2 loop that is being gradually upgraded from using ships of 8,400 TEU to 15,000 TEU, reported Alphaliner.
Maersk's takes delivery of 18,270-TEU ship Mayview Maersk
APM-Maersk has taken delivery of the 18,270-TEU Mayview Maersk, the tenth ship in a 20-ship series that were ordered in Korea from the Daewoo shipyard (DSME) in 2011.
The newbuilding will be deployed at the end of July on the carrier's Asia-Europe AE-10 service.
The vessel replaces the 15,550-TEU Elly Maersk, which is joining the AE-2 loop that is being gradually upgraded from using ships of 8,400 TEU to 15,000 TEU, reported Alphaliner.
MSC takes in new 15,908-TEU ship, crowning its fleet of 26 mega ships
Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC) has taken in its largest ship, the MSC London, the first in a series of six 15,908-TEU vessels to be built at Korea's STX Shipyard on charter from Zodiac Maritime and Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS).
Currently, the shipping line has 26 vessels in its fleet, ranging in size from 13,798 TEU to 14,000 TEU, reported Alphaliner.
The six larger vessels were initially ordered in October 2010 by Zodiac Maritime as 13,000 TEU ships, but the contract was upgraded one year later to ships of 15,908 TEU. They are the first box ships of this size to be built there.
Two of the six contracts were transferred last year from Zodiac to EPS within the context of a fleet split between the sons of the late Sammy Ofer. The MSC London is controlled by Zodiac.
The MSC London is joining the Asia-Eastern Mediterranean Tiger service, where she will break capacity records at the ports of Istanbul and Piraeus.
Evergreen launches 7th of ten 13,808-TEUers for CKYHE Asia-Europe
Evergreen Line has received the seventh in a series of 10 box ships, the 13,808-TEU Thalassa Mana ordered in July 2012 from Hyundai Heavy Industries for a 10-year charter.
Each vessel sold at a price of US$116.5 million per vessel, much reduced from 2008 peak level of $160 million to $170 million. The remaining vessels will be delivered this September.
The Thalassa Mana will join sister vessel Thalassa Niki delivered in June on the Evergreen's Far East-Europe CEM service, part of the new CKYHE alliance, with the CKYH partners branding the string NE 5 with an 8,500-TEU capacity.
Ship leaking chemical ordered away from port - 106 injured people sought treatment in hospital
July 18, 2014 Chon Buri - Butyl acrylate leak affects more than 100 people, ship told to move 10km away
IN A BID to control a chemical leak, officials have ordered a cargo ship to leave Laem Chabang Port immediately.
As of press time, the leak that sent more than 100 people to hospital was continuing, though it was under control.
Chon Buri Governor Komsan Ekachai said yesterday that the ship, Pearl River Bridge, was told to move 10 kilometres away from the coast to minimise the impact on local people.
"We have also called on the Port Authority of Thailand to take care of those affected," he said. A container carrying the chemical butyl acrylate, which can have an adverse impact to health, apparently sprang a leak when it fell at around 9.30am yesterday.
The ship had arrived at 2.50am and the unloading of containers began at about 3am.
According to a source, the ship was carrying 19 tonnes of the chemical.
Odour from the chemical quickly began spreading to communities in Sri Racha district, with some residents developing nausea, nose irritation and other symptoms associated with this chemical. Several children were badly affected, and one student even lost consciousness.
As many as 106 people sought treatment in hospital. www.nationmultime...
Bulk carrier Pac Star contacted bottom while proceeding to anchorage 6 from a berth 34 in Vrangel Bay, Vostochniy, at 0800 LT July 17, with pilot on board. Partially loaded vessel with 19300 tons of coal on board was relocating for uploading the rest of the cargo on anchorage. Vessel was to undergo an underwater survey. Source: news.odin.tc
General cargo vessel Aressa ran aground on 1923.5 kilometer mark on river Volga on July 12, en route from Ulyanovsk to Rostov-on-Don with 1544 tons of scrap on board. No other information available, vessel presumably as of morning July 18 was still aground. Source: news.odin.tc
PIRIOU has recently delivered the 53 m FSIV KACEY to SUISSE OUTREMER AG. The KACEY is built by PIRIOU in Vietnam on a PIRIOU’s design, this 9th unit of the FSIV 53w model This is the first of a series of three units ordered by SUISSE OUTREMER AG which will be commercially operated by ABC MARITIME AG. This first collaboration with ABC MARITIME AG reinforces PIRIOU’s positioning as a major player on the Fast Crew Boat segment for which PIRIOU will deliver another 6 units of this model in 2014. The FSIV 53w is a highly versatile aluminium vessel able to perform multiple missions for the offshore industry, particularly personnel transportation and cargo on deck. With a sea proven design developed by PIRIOU INGENIERIE recognizable by her straight bow improving the performance and personnel comfort, this FSIV 53w offers a range of advantages: - improved light and loaded ship speed with constant consumption, - significant improvement of economic regime consumption, - maximum comfort with a lounge fitted with 48 seats (« Business Class » option) and two owners’ cabins. « KACEY » also offers a large autonomy (135 m of fuel oil) and an important 226 t cargo deck. Thanks to her waterjet propulsion and her class 2 dynamic positioning system (DP2), she has exceptional maneuverability.
In Angola, Saipem has been awarded by Sonangol P&P a two-year extension of the Gimboa FPSO lease and operation contract. The Gimboa FPSO is owned and operated by Saipem, and has been under a lease and operation contract in Block 4/05 since 2006. The contract is extended to the first quarter of 2017 and the two-year extension has a value of approximately $150 million.
Saipem awarded new contracts for FPSOs in Brazil and Angola
Saipem has been awarded by Petrobras a four-year extension to the Cidade de Vitória FPSO lease contract at Petrobras’ Golfinho Field.Saipem has been awarded contracts for the extension of leasing and upgrading works of the Cidade de Vitoria FPSO (Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessel) in Brazil. The company has also been awarded a lease extension and operation contract for the Gimboa FPSO in Angola. These contracts are worth in total approximately $600 million. Saipem has been awarded by Petrobras a four-year extension to the Cidade de Vitória FPSO lease contract at Petrobras’ Golfinho Field, in Brazil’s Espirito Santo Basin, as well as a contract for modification and upgrading of the leased FPSO vessel. The total value of the two contracts is approximately $450 million.