Category archives: Containers

APL names newest container vessel

APL welcomed the latest addition to its global fleet with the naming of a 9,200-TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) containership at the Port of Los Angeles.

The APL Savannah is ...

Two box ships collide off western Japanese island

Two box ships collided in waters off the western Japanese island of Shikoku late Wednesday, Xinhua news agency reports.

The vessels involved in the accident are a 50,686-dwt containership ...

Seaspan exercises options for 5 SAVER design 10,000 TEU vessels

Seaspan Corporation  announced that it has exercised options for the construction of five (5) 10,000 TEU class containerships at Jiangsu New Yangzi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. and Jiangsu Yangzi Xinfu ...

Drewry: Sailing cancellations to increase due to P3 wait

More sailing cancellations are on the way as the P3 alliance has yet to spell out its intentions in any detail, and competitors will be loath to risk losing market ...

SITC put 4*1800TEU container carriers` new order at CSBC

As the wholly owned subsidiary of SITC International Holdings Co., Ltd. SITC SHIPOWNING GROUP COMPANY LIMITED and the Taiwan international shipbuilding co., LTD. signed a new shipbuilding contract of 4 ...

Oceanex takes delivery of the Oceanex Connaigra Canada's largest Con/Ro ship

The largest Canadian Flag Con/Ro ship will set sail  from Flensburg, Germany destined for St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. Following a series of successful sea trials, Oceanex Inc ...

Second Triple-E vessel Majestic Maersk named in Copenhagen

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark names the second Triple-E vessel Majestic Maersk amid a sea of fans and spectators.

It’s a modern fairy tale that both Danes and Aussies ...

Diana Containerships announces delivery of a Post-Panamax

Diana Containerships Inc., a global shipping company specializing in owning and operating containerships, has announced that on September 20, 2013, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it took delivery of the ...

Rickmers Group and Apollo to invest in container shipping

Rickmers Group and funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC have entered into a joint venture to invest in container ships, initially focused on secondary market vessels. 

The joint venture ...

ITF urges action over container weights

The ITF is calling on governments and industry bodies to back a proposed amendment that will tackle the dangers posed by unweighed or mis-declared shipping containers. The amendment – to the ...

Container weight proposal ineffective, say shippers

From September 16th to September 21th the International Maritime Organization will discuss a draft amendment that will make the verification of the weight of every loaded container through a certified ...

UASC challenges top players, says Drewry

Although the top 12 ocean carriers in the world today look set to continue dominating the market up to at least the end of 2014, UASC’s recent newbuild order ...

Salvors tow Hansa Bradenburg to port of refuge

Shipmanagement Company Leonhardt & Blumberg report that her container vessel MV "HANSA BRANDENBURG” is currently being towed to Mauritius after salvors have successfully been able to make a towing connection on ...

Suez Canal closure risk again in the spotlight

Recent political unrest in Egypt has again raised the spectre of the Suez Canal closing. However, if it were to be suddenly closed tomorrow, it would not be a train ...

Fire onboard MV Hansa Brandenburg under control

Shipmanagement Company Leonhardt & Blumberg report that her container vessel MV "HANSA BRANDENBURG” is currently being towed to Mauritius after salvors have successfully been able to make a towing connection on ...

OOCL’s sixth 13,208 TEU newbuild christened

In celebrating the delivery of the sixth 13,208 TEU containership to OOCL, a christening ceremony to commemorate the unveiling of the new mega vessel was held on Geoje Island ...

Hamburg Sud makes Westports its home at Port Klang

Hamburg Sud, the 12th largest container carrier in the world, is the latest shipping line making Westports its home at Port Klang. Its vessel “Cap San Marco” (9,600 TEU ...

Five 18,400 TEU containerships to be classed by GL

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 ...

SFL adds four 8,700 TEU newbuilding container vessels

Ship Finance International Limited (SFL) announced that the Company has agreed to build four 8,700 TEU newbuilding container vessels at a major shipyard in Korea. The contract price is ...

Hamburg Süd: Double christening in South Korea

On Thursday, 23 May 2013, Hamburg Süd celebrated the double christening of its container ships “Cap San Nicolas” and “Cap San Marco” at the Hyundai Heavy Industries yard in ...

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