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Concordia Boosts Tanker Biz

To prepare for a gradually strenghthening tanker market, Concordia Maritime decided to participate in three suezmax tankers chartered in by Stena Bulk.   The 158,000 dwt vessels were built in Korea between 2012-2014.

ABCO Industries to Build New Arctic, Offshore Patrol Ships

 Irving Shipbuilding, Canada’s National Shipbuilder, has awarded an $8.9 million contract to ABCO Industries Limited (ABCO) for the design and construction of 12 metre landing craft for the Royal Canadian Navy’s Harry DeWolf-class Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS).

Italy’s First, Fully-Automated Gantry Cranes Reach Vado Ligure

 Italy’s first ARMG (Automated rail mounted gantry cranes) have reached APM Terminals Vado Ligure. These will be used in the new Container Terminal due for completion in 2019. The long journey to Italy started in China in January and included stops in South Africa and the UK.

Gambian President Barrow Visits Antwerp Port

 A collaboration agreement was signed on Thursday 24 May, in the port of Antwerp between on the one side Port of Antwerp International (PAI), the consultancy and investment subsidiary of Antwerp Port Authority,

Sugar Stocks at Brazilian Ports 'Near Zero'

 Sugar stocks at the main exporting ports in Brazil, the world's largest producer and exporter of the sweetener, are "near zero" due to truckers' protests in the country, industry group Unica said on Thursday.

US Coast Guard Welcomes New Vice Commandant

Adm. Charles D. Michel was relieved as vice commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard by Adm. Charles W. Ray during a military change-of-watch ceremony held Thursday at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters.   Michel,

Meet the Digital, Zero Emission Cargo Solution

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, and Yara entered into an agreement in which Kalmar will deliver fully autonomous equipment, software and services for a unique, fully digitalized container handling solution at Yara's Porsgrunn facility in Norway.

UK Hydrographic Office Appoints Makewell CTO

The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) appointed Terry Makewell to the position of Chief Technology Officer.   Makewell has more than 20 years’ experience in leadership positions in government, academia and the creative industries,

Hamburg Süd Adjusts EMCS Service

Hamburg Süd is revising the sequence of ports in its EMCS service between Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and North Europe.  Beginning in June, weekly calls will be made at the following ports

I-Tech AB Becomes Clean Shipping Index Member

The developer of the barnacle-repelling antifouling ingredient Selektope have become members of the non-profit organization Clean Shipping Index (CSI).   Through its membership, I-Tech AB will encourage

Marad: Helis Accepts New Post at MarAd Headquarters

A Statement from the Maritime Administration has announced that RADM James Helis has accepted a senior post at the U.S. Maritime Administration headquarters in Washington. The text of that message follows:   “The

Liebherr LHM 420 for Shannon Foynes Port Company

Shannon Foynes Port Company (SFPC) has taken delivery of a new Liebherr Mobile Harbor Crane LHM 420, which was delivered fully assembled by sea from Liebherr’s factory in Rostock. Shannon Foynes Port Company opted for a new Liebherr mobile harbor crane type LHM 420.