Tuesday, June 25, 2013
News

Car Carrier Eyed in Possible Collision With Fishing Vessel Off Japan [UPDATE]

Norwegian Car Carriers ASA (NOCC) is working with the Japanese Coast Guard to determine if one of their vessels was involved in a possibly fatal collision with a Japanese fishing vessel off Japan, the company said Monday.

June 25, 2013
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Thursday, May 9, 2013
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WWL Orders Two Post Panamax Car Carriers

Wallenius Wilhelmsen ASA (WWL) said it has signed a deal with Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) for the construction of two Post Panamax car carriers.

May 9, 2013
Total Views: 4

Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Incidents

Tanker Sinks Following Collision with Car Carrier in Myanmar

Navy vessel rescues 17 in Yangon River.

May 1, 2013
Total Views: 4

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
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News

NYK and Mitsui O.S.K Lines Stand to Prosper on Toyota’s Growth in Thailand

(Bloomberg) — Toyota Motor Corp.’s success in selling Thai-made vehicles to the Middle East and Latin America is fueling a boom for car carriers. Exports of Hilux pickup trucks and...

February 20, 2013
Total Views: 13

Thursday, December 6, 2012
Incidents

Baltic Ace Sinking Begs the Question: Are RoRo’s Safe?

Equipped with built-in ramps and long tiers of decks, Roll On Roll Off (RoRo) ships are essentially floating parking garages that allow vehicles to be driven aboard the ship at...

December 6, 2012
Total Views: 472

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Baltic Ace Sinks: Five Dead, Six Still Missing in North Sea

By Thomas Escritt and Anthony Deutsch AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Human error was probably to blame for a collision that killed five crew and sank the Baltic Ace car carrier, its Greek manager said...

December 6, 2012
Total Views: 23

Friday, September 7, 2012
Interesting

EU and US Join Japan in Antitrust Raid of Leading Car Carrier Operators [UPDATE]

UPDATE 1:  The EU and US have joined Japan’s antitrust probe of some of the world’s leading car carrier operators. Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics said in a statement Friday that it has also received...

September 7, 2012
Total Views: 3

Friday, June 29, 2012
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MOL Completes Hybrid Car Carrier, Orders LNG Pair

Japan’s Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) announced Friday the completion of the world’s first hybrid car carrier expected to achieve zero emissions while berthed, and at the same time revealed plans...

June 29, 2012
Total Views: 2

Thursday, March 1, 2012
USCG

Car Carrier Detained After Power Loss Off Oregon Coast Prompts Safety Inspections

The Coast Guard has ordered the 648-foot car carrier Morning Spruce to remain in Portland, Ore., after inspections of the vessel revealed numerous safety hazards Tuesday. The detention comes after...

March 1, 2012
Total Views: 1

Thursday, November 24, 2011
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World’s Largest Car Carrier – The RoRo MV Tønsberg

By Matthew Flynn, DNV Wilh. Wilhelmsen group made maritime history with four of the world’s largest RoRo car carrier ships ever built. As a first of the series, launched earlier in...

November 24, 2011
Total Views: 400

Friday, September 23, 2011
Blog

Incident Photo of The Week – Car Carrier Aground in Columbia River

This weeks incident photo is of the 584-foot car carrier, M/V Luminous ACE, aground at Puget Island near Cathlamet, WA, September 22.  The vessel grounded after an electrical problem knocked...

September 23, 2011
Total Views: 5

Thursday, May 26, 2011
Blog

World’s first solar-powered ship getting power upgrades

NYK Lines has announced that the M/V Auriga Leader, the world’s first solar power cargo ship, will be undergoing further developments to strengthen the vessels efficiency.  Starting in June, the...

May 26, 2011
Total Views: 0

Thursday, February 17, 2011
News

Pasha Hawaii to build second car carrier

HONOLULU — Honolulu-based Pasha Hawaii this week announced the signing of a contract with VT Halter Marine, Pascagoula, MS, for the construction of a ship to enter the Hawaii/Mainland trade...

February 17, 2011
Total Views: 33

Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Engineering News

HHI first shipyard to reach 1,700 ship milestone

On January 31, Hyundai Heavy Industries became the world’s first shipbuilder to deliver its 1,700th ship. The company achieved this milestone record in 37 years after its first delivery of...

February 9, 2011
Total Views: 1