Master Fined for Delayed Reporting of Main Engine Failure

The captain of a Marshall Islands-flagged tanker has been convicted and fined $3,000 AUD in Australia after waiting several hours to report that his ship had suffered a main engine failure and was adrift off the coast of Queensland, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority has announced. The incident leading to the conviction took place last January 31, 2019, when the tanker … [Read more...]

MSC Returns to Chantiers de l’Atlantique for Two More LNG-Powered Cruise Ships

MSC Cruises hsa returned to the France’s Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard for two more LNG-powered cruise ships worth over 2 billion euros.  The two parties on Monday announced that a firm contract has been signed for the construction of two additional MSC World Class ships scheduled for delivery in 2025 and 2027.  The inaugural cruise ship in MSC World Class … [Read more...]

Cargo Volumes at Port of Los Angeles Fall in 2019 Amid Trade War Uncertainty

Cargo volumes at the United States’ busiest port hit near-record levels, despite lingering tensions from the U.S.-China trade war. Executive Director at the Port of Los Angeles announced Thursday that the port moved a total of 9,337,632 TEUs in calendar year 2019, just shy of the port’s second-busiest year (2017) in its 113-year history and 1.28% off 2018’s record-setting … [Read more...]

Hapag-Lloyd Secures Space Charter Deal with Maersk and MSC

Hapag-Lloyd has secured a space charter agreement with Maersk and MSC, giving the German carrier access to certain 2M services in the Asia-Europe trade. Hapag-Lloyd says the addition of the services will lead to high frequency of weekly departures, more routing options, and access to additional ports with high schedule reliability. The space charter agreement will … [Read more...]