World’s First ‘Widened’ Containership Re-Enters Service – Ship Photos of the Day

  After successful sea trials, the world's first widened containership - MSC Geneva - re-entered service this month sailing between China and South America. The MSC Geneva is the first three ships belonging to the German shipping company Reederei NSB to be cut in half and widened at Huarun Dadong Dockyard in China. The company says that the widening increases TEU … [Read more...]

MSC Flaminia Returns to Service After Deadly Fire

After an explosion and subsequent fire broke out in 2012 on board the containership MSC Flaminia, one that killed three crew-members and heavily damaged the ship and cargo, the owner Reederei NSB reports today she will soon be returned to service after extensive repairs were carried out at the Daewoo shipyard in Mangalia, Romania. The vessel still bears the name MSC … [Read more...]

Owner: 1.5 Meter Crack Discovered in Hull of MSC Monterey Containership

Some new details have emerged today about the condition of the MSC Monterey containership which suffered a crack in its hull while underway in adverse conditions off the coast of Newfoundland, sparking concerns of her sinking. A statement from the ship's owner, Germany's REEDEREI NSB, said that Liberian-flagged vessel was underway Friday from Antwerp to Boston when crews … [Read more...]