Piraeus Port Urges Greece to Speed Up Investment Plan Approval

By George Georgiopoulos ATHENS, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Piraeus Port Authority (PPA), operator of Greece's largest port, wants the Greek government to speed up the approval of an investment plan that aims to attract more business to one of Europe's largest harbours, executives said on Friday. PPA, majority owned by China's COSCO Shipping , is awaiting the green light from … [Read more...]

MAIB Says Lack of Communication to Blame for CMA CGM Centaurus Hitting Pier Wall in Jebel Ali

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch has released its report on the UK-registered CMA CGM Centaurus' heavy contact with the pier and two shore cranes during its arrival under pilotage at Jebel Ali last year. The accident resulted in the collapse of a shore crane and 10 injuries, including one serious injury, to shore personnel. Video of the accident was captured on … [Read more...]

World’s Largest LNG Bunkering Vessel Headed for Northwest Europe

The world's largest liquified natural gas bunkering vessel has left South Korea on its maiden voyage to Northwest Europe where it will supply LNG fuel to ships in the Baltic Sea region. The ship, named Kairos, comes with an LNG capacity of 7,500 cubic meters, making it the largest LNG bunker vessel built to date. The vessel is owned by Babcock Schulte Energy (BSE) and … [Read more...]

Epic Acquires BAE’s Mobile Shipyard

EPIC Alabama Shipyard will be purchasing the former BAE Mobile shipyard which it will use for ship repair and maintenance services to customers in the Gulf of Mexico. Epis is owned by Houston-based Epic Companies, LLC, which provides offshore construction and decommissioning services to the global offshore energy sector. The company will also service vessels from its own … [Read more...]

MSC Cruises Enters Ultra-Luxury Market with Four-Ship Order at Fincantieri

MSC Cruises on Thursday announced it will be entering the ultra-luxury cruise sector with an order for four more cruise ships from Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri. MSC Cruises says it has signed a Memorandum of Agreement for the newbuilds valued in excess of 2 billion euros. The ultra-luxury ships, the first of which will be delivered in 2023, will have a gross tonnage of … [Read more...]