Monday, April 27, 2020
Maritime News

Piloting a Megaship: Record-Setting MSC Anna Arrives in San Francisco Bay

By Captain George Livingstone – In the last decade, one of the biggest challenges faced by mariners and especially ship pilots around the world has been the introduction of the Ultra...

April 27, 2020
Total Views: 114

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
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DNV GL Awards Approval in Principle for 25,000 TEU Containership

DNV GL has awarded China’s Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding an Approval in Principle for the design of a 25,000 TEU LNG-powered containership which would be the largest in the world.  The international...

December 4, 2019
Total Views: 30

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Maritime News

Samsung Heavy Industries to Build the World Largest Containerships for Evergreen

South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries will build six of the world’s biggest containerships for Taiwanese shipping company Evergreen Marine Corporation in a deal worth $920 million. SHI says the...

October 8, 2019
Total Views: 61

Monday, June 10, 2019
Maritime News

Bigger Ships Mean ‘Bigger Risks for Everyone’

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – It seems the ultra-large container vessels (ULCVs) that have become the ‘new normal’ on the Asia-Europe tradelane have not proved as popular as the...

June 10, 2019
Total Views: 58

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
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Maritime News

Captain George Livingstone: Super-Size Me

By Captain George Livingstone – Super-size doesn’t just refer to Hamburgers and Fries, since the arrival of the container ship Emma Maersk in 2006, the definition of big in the...

June 4, 2019
Total Views: 8

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
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Maritime News

MAN Hired for World’s First Megaship Conversion to LNG Fuel

MAN Energy Solutions has signed a contract for the conversion of a 15,000 TEU container vessel to dual-fuel LNG operation. The container vessel MV SAJIR is owned by Hapag-Lloyd, one...

March 6, 2019
Total Views: 7

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
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Maritime News

Carriers Show Reduced Appetite for Megaship Orders, Drewry Says

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – A “reduced appetite” for ordering ultra-large container vessels (ULCVs) and carriers instead aspiring to become global logistics integrators could finally balance container capacity supply with...

January 16, 2019
Total Views: 1

Thursday, January 10, 2019
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Maritime News

MSC to Close Capacity Gap on Maersk in 2019

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – MSC is set to receive some 330,000 teu of newbuild tonnage this year and will close the gap on its 2M partner, Maersk Line,...

January 10, 2019
Total Views: 16

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
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Maritime News

Slowing Growth and More New ULCVs Widen Container Supply and Demand Gap

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Sluggish growth, combined with the delivery of more ultra-large container vessels (ULCVs) in the past month, has widened the gap between supply and demand....

October 31, 2018
Total Views: 2

Thursday, September 6, 2018
News

DNV GL, DSIC Agree to Develop LNG-Fuelled, 23,000 TUE Ultra Large Containership

Classification society DNV GL and Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC), China’s largest shipbuilder, have signed an agreement to develop a 23,000 TEU, LNG-fueled containership. The joint development project (JDP), which...

September 6, 2018
Total Views: 2

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
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Maritime News

Maersk Containership Loads World Record 19,038 TEUs in Malaysia

With a load of 19,038 TEU, the Maersk Line ultra-large containership Mumbai Maersk has set a new world record for the largest load ever carried by containership. The accomplishment marked...

August 22, 2018
Total Views: 238

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
MSC OSCAR
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MAN Diesel & Turbo to Supply Engines for MSC’s Record-Breaking Megaships

Germany-based MAN Diesel & Turbo says it has won the order to provide both main and auxiliary engines for Mediterranean Shipping Company’s eleven record-breaking 22,000 containerships. Construction of the ships...

April 17, 2018
Total Views: 7

Friday, January 26, 2018
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CMA CGM Takes Delivery of New Flagship, the 20,600 TEU CMA CGM Antoine De Saint Exupery.

French shipping giant CMA CGM has taken delivery of its new flagship, the 20,600 TEU capacity CMA CGM Antoine De Saint Exupery. The vessel is now biggest containership flying the...

January 26, 2018
Total Views: 12

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
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Maritime News

Carriers Beginning to Postpone ULCV Deliveries Amid Overcapacity and Softer Demand

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Where contracts allow, ocean carriers are starting to postpone deliveries of new ultra-large container vessels (ULCVs) in the face of the return of the...

January 10, 2018
Total Views: 3

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
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Maritime News

MSC and CMA CGM to Upgrade 21 Existing Containerships into ULCVs

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – The ‘jumbo-isation’ of containerships is back in fashion, with MSC and CMA CGM reportedly planning to upgrade 21 14,000 teu vessels to ultra-large container...

December 20, 2017
Total Views: 26

Thursday, December 7, 2017
Maritime News

Shell Marine Wins Major Marine Lube Contract from COSCO Shipping

Shell Marine has secured a major contract to supply the marine lubricants for seven of COSCO Shipping’s upcoming 20,000 TEU Ultra Large Container Vessels (ULCVs). The contract is the biggest marine...

December 7, 2017
Total Views: 7

Monday, December 4, 2017
Maritime News

CMA CGM Lines Up LNG Fuel Supply for Gas-Powered Megaships

CMA CGM has reached an agreement with French energy company Total on the supply of LNG fuel for the shipping company’s nine record-setting newbuildings to be powered by natural gas....

December 4, 2017
Total Views: 10

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
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Maritime News

Shipping Magnates Shock Industry With Huge Orders

By Tom Metcalf and Devon Pendleton (Bloomberg) — A shopping spree by two billionaires is shaking up a shipping industry still recovering from years of falling rates and overcapacity. Jacques Saade’s CMA...

November 29, 2017
Total Views: 12

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
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Maritime News

Yang Ming Said to Be Set to Order Mega-Containerships

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Less than a week after Taiwanese container line Yang Ming reported its first net profit in 10 quarters, media today reported that the carrier...

November 14, 2017
Total Views: 12

Monday, November 13, 2017
Maritime News

WinGD Engines to Power CMA CGM’s Record-Setting, LNG-Fueled ‘Mega’ Containerships

With the cat now out of the bag on CMA CGM’s plan to use cleaner-burning liquefied natural gas to power its nine record-setting 22,000 “mega” containerships, we’re now learning more...

November 13, 2017
Total Views: 10