Over 700 Barges Stranded by Mississippi River Closure in Memphis Due to Bridge Crack
The U.S. Coast Guard said 44 vessels with a total of 709 barges are now in the queue as a 1-miles stretch of the Mississippi River remains closed after a...
On February 21, 2015, the multi-purpose cargo carrier Nordana Sky was launched from Ferus Smit Shipyard in Leer, Germany. The Nordana Sky is the first vessel in a series of six ECOBOX-design ships that will be delivered to Dutch shipowner, Symphony Shipping. She will be chartered out to the Danish shipping company Nordana, and sail in her fleet after delivery.
In early January, Symphony Shipping signed an order with Ferus Smit to build and deliver two DP2 ECOBOX-design multi-purpose cargo carriers. The two ships will have dual azimuthing thrusters aft and three tunnel thrusters forward powered by a combined diesel-direct and diesel-electric system totaling about 8,000 kW.
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