Fire-Stricken Maersk Honam to Be Rebuilt in South Korea

Maersk Line has confirmed plans to rebuild the Maersk Honam in South Korea. In an emailed statement on Monday, Maersk revealed that a portion of the vessel will be transported by heavy-lift vessel to Hyundai Heavy Industries where it will be rebuilt. The transport of the vessel will take place in February 2019. The vessel has now been cut into two parts at the Drydock … [Read more...]

gCaptain’s 10 Most-Viewed Stories of 2018

Another year in the books here at gCaptain. And what a crazy year it was. As always we'd like to give a special thanks to you, our loyal readers, for making this whole possible. But without further ado, here are the 10 most-viewed stories in 2018: 10. Norwegian Frigate Intentionally Grounded Collision with Oil Tanker 9. Drilling Mud Spills from Transocean Barents Off … [Read more...]

Maersk Aims to Cover Itself with Alternative Cargo Insurance

By Alexander Whiteman (The Loadstar) - Maersk Line is launching what it claims is an alternative to cargo insurance in response to the rising number of shipments consigned without cover. According to the carrier, some 30% of cargo moved by sea is uninsured, but one source told The Loadstar this figure is could be overly conservative. “In my experience, the actual … [Read more...]

Maersk Says New Dangerous Goods Guidelines to Improve Containership Safety After Maersk Honam Fire

The world's top shipping line Maersk has implemented new guidelines on the stowage of dangerous goods after a review of its safety procedures in the aftermath of the devastating Maersk Honam fire back in March. The shipping company says the new guidelines will improve safety across its fleet of container vessels. "Following the tragic fire aboard Maersk Honam in March … [Read more...]

TT Club Says Still More Needs to Be Done to Ensure Container Safety

By Alexander Whiteman (The Loadstar) As the IMO’s sub-committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers meets in London this week, TT Club is demanding urgent action on container safety. The major problem is mis-declared dangerous goods, it says, and suggests it leads to a major container fire every 60 days on average. Risk management director Peregrine Storrs-Fox said: … [Read more...]