Friday, May 1, 2020
Maritime News

ARC Wins Major Global Household Goods Contract from U.S. Transportation Command

U.S.-flag ro-ro carrier ARC has been awarded a major contract to provide global relocation services for the Department of Defense and U.S. Coast Guard. The Global Household Goods Contract, valued...

May 1, 2020
Total Views: 124

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
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Interesting

French Automaker Unveils Plan to Construct Sailing Vehicle Carriers

French automaker Renault has unveiled an ambitious plan to construct two wind-powered roll-on/roll-off vessels by as early as 2020. For the project, Renault has partnered with the French start-up Neoline,...

November 28, 2018
Total Views: 31

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Maritime News

MSC Enters Deepsea Ro-Ro Shipping Sector

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – The world’s second largest container shipping line, MSC, has announced plans to enter the scheduled deepsea roll-on roll-off (ro-ro) sector. The Geneva-headquartered carrier...

January 23, 2018
Total Views: 29

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
News

MSC Says in Talks to Buy Stake in Italy’s Ignazio Messina

LONDON, Feb 14 (Reuters) – The world’s no. 2 container line Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) is in talks to acquire a stake in smaller Italian counterpart Messina, the Swiss-headquartered group...

February 14, 2017
Total Views: 6

Friday, February 12, 2016
Maritime News

Ro-Ro Safety Compromised By Fires and Explosions

Ro-Ro safety is a crucial issue, which was discussed by marine industry professionals at a Ro-Ro Safety Seminar held in Rome last month. Ro-Ro safety became a hot topic following the high level of...

February 12, 2016
Total Views: 15

Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Interesting

ACL’s Atlantic Star, World’s Biggest Roll-On/Roll-Off Containership

Delivered in October, the Atlantic Star is the first of five new ‘G4’ ro-ro/containerships (ConRo) for Atlantic Container Line (ACL) to be used for transatlantic service.  Its maiden voyage from Halifax, Nova Scotia to...

December 23, 2015
Total Views: 234

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
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finance

KKR Said to Hire Goldman Sachs for Turkish Shipping Sale

KKR & Co., the private-equity firm run by Henry Kravis and George Roberts, hired Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to sell its Turkish shipping company U.N. Ro-Ro Isletmeleri AS, three people with knowledge of the matter said.

December 3, 2013
Total Views: 2

Monday, August 13, 2012
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Maritime News

Wilh. Wilhelmsen Cashing in on Bottomless Demand for Car Shipments to China

Aug. 14 (Bloomberg) — Record car shipments to China and a rebound in cargoes from Japanese automotive companies recovering from last year’s tsunami will mean the most profit ever for...

August 13, 2012
Total Views: 0

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Engineering News

With a Boxy Stern and a Forward Pilothouse, M/V Tønsberg May Not be the Sexiest Ship on the Ocean, but She’s a Winner

The M/V Tønsberg, a RO/RO vessel was recently voted Ship of the Year. Fathom CTech’s Pete Lockley explored with the owners just what makes this vessel so special.  The Scandinavian owners...

August 13, 2012
Total Views: 11

Sunday, August 5, 2012
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Maritime News

Fleet Expansion at Ignazio Messina Continues with $300 Million Newbuild Order

Since 1968, Italian Shipping Company Ignazio Messina & C has specialized in offering ro-ro container services to the Red Sea and East Africa.  With a modern fleet of 14 ro-ro...

August 5, 2012
Total Views: 4

Tuesday, January 31, 2012
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Maritime News

Nissan’s Solar Panel-Covered Ship, Looks to Harness the Sun for Shipping Efficiency

Sustainable mobility takes to the open water, as Nissan launches its first energy-efficient, coastal car carrier, the Nichioh Maru. Built by Shin Kurushima Dockyard Co. over a 4-year period, she began...

January 31, 2012
Total Views: 4

Monday, December 19, 2011
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Engineering News

Sembcorp Wins $140M RoRo Conversion Contract

SINGAPORE (Dow Jones)–Singapore-listed Sembcorp Marine Ltd. (S51.SG) said Monday its Sembawang Shipyard unit secured a US$140 million conversion contract from Norway’s Equinox Offshore Accommodation Ltd. (EQNX.NO). The unit will convert a roll...

December 19, 2011
Total Views: 1

Thursday, November 24, 2011
worlds-largest-roro-car-carrier
Uncategorized

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: 130

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Blog

Interesting Ship – Wilh. Wilhelmsen’s Mark V class ro-ro

In commemoration of its 150th anniversary, Wilh. Wilhelmsen has launched the M/V Tønsberg, a Mark V class vessel said to be the largest, most sophisticated vessel ever built in the...

March 23, 2011
Total Views: 8

Thursday, October 22, 2009
Navy

US Navy test article from Cargotec demonstrates vehicle transfer at sea

A test article ship-to-ship vehicle transfer system from Cargotec is on its way to the US Navy; the test article uses MacGregor-based technology and can transfer US Marine Corps vehicles...

October 22, 2009
Total Views: 16

Thursday, August 20, 2009
Uncategorized

Interesting Ship – Trans Sea Lifter

The Trans Sea Lifter, or TSL, is a uniquely innovative barge carrying system for short sea shipping that, according to their website, can execute 5 to 7 times the number...

August 20, 2009
Total Views: 0

Thursday, July 2, 2009
Interesting

Auriga Leader – Toyota’s Solar Powered Cargo Ship

Completed in late 2008, the M/V Auriga Leader is the world’s first cargo ship to be partially propelled by solar power.   The 656-foot, 60,000-ton car carrier will initially transport vehicles...

July 2, 2009
Total Views: 39

Friday, May 8, 2009
Incidents

DYVI PACIFIC Car Carrier Capsize- Incident Photos

ShipSpotting has the end of the car carrier DYVI PACIFIC in a giant dockside capsize before sea trials were even completed in “One way to get rid of unwanted car carriers……“

May 8, 2009
Total Views: 12

Saturday, May 10, 2008
Uncategorized

Poor Loading Plan Of the Week – Cars

. We have seen bad loading plans in the past but this one is a true gem. Thanks to AutosUnleased

May 10, 2008
Total Views: 2

Thursday, February 7, 2008
Blog

Incident Photo of the Week – Und Adriyatik

Rueters gives us the details on this catastrophic fire aboard the Ro-Ro Und Adriyatik: 06 Feb 2008 – ZAGREB, Croatia A burning Turkish cargo ship with 1,000 tonnes of crude...

February 7, 2008
Total Views: 14