Malaysia’s MISC Exits Liner Business

MISC Berhad (MISC) today issued a statement through the local stock exchange, Bursa Malaysia, announcing its decision to exit the liner business (container shipping) via cessation of the said business. The Company, in its announcement to the exchange, explained that the radical change in the operating dynamics of the liner industry which is driven by high operating cost and … [Read more...]

Historic Ship Independence Barred From Her Adopted State

Photo By Alan Light Built in 1950 the SS Independence and her sister ship the SS Constitution were built to transport passengers between U.S. ports and the Mediterranean but with the advent of commercial aviation her usefulness as a means of transport was short lived. In 1968 she was taken from her cross Atlantic duties and shortly sold to the Atlantic Far East Line and laid … [Read more...]

Final Voyage – S/S Independence

Photo by dollar_bill Telstar Logistics provides details on this historic day: This is a"view of a newly vacant pier 70 shipyard, now that the Oceanic Independence has left to meet her doom." The 1950s-era ocean liner has been towed away. Where'd it go? We fear she's en route to India, where she may be broken up for scrap. (There's a lively debate about this taking … [Read more...]

Ghost Ship Tours

Our apologies to anyone looking for paranormal activity... you (probably) won't find any here because by ghost ship we mean vessels no longer in service. In the U.S. most ghost ships are owned by the government. Know collectively as the Ghost Fleet, the official name for this collection of decommissioned ships is the Reserve Fleet. What is the purpose of keeping these ships … [Read more...]