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MSC AND MOBY TO CONFIRM A 4+4 MAXI ORDER IN CHINA

The new ferries will be manufactured at GSI and CSTC shipyards: two of them will be deployed by GNV while the left two will be joining Onorato’s fleet, continuously getting closer to Aponte   After long lasting negotiations, MSC group, in partnership with Moby, submitted Guangzhou Shipyard...

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MSC plans ferry service from Freeport

Grandi Navi Veloci, acquired by MSC Group in 2010, hopes to strat offering a passenger service regularly from Malta in the near future.   Mario Aponte, managing director of MSC Malta Seafarers Co. Ltd, said yesterday that GNV already offers a twice weekly freight service from the...

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Top Six Largest Boxships

Starting with the latest addition to the global fleet of super-sized containerships, the recently-christened 21,413 teu OOCL Hong Kong has taken the title of the largest ship in the world based on its advertised nominal container intake. However, the sea giant features 191,317 in dwt capacity, considerably lower from...

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Wilhelmsen and Wallenius Cleared to Merge

Wilh. Wilhelmsen Holding and Wallenius have received all the necessary approvals from competition authorities, bond holders and general meetings for a merger between the two companies. Under the agreement, the companies will combine ownership in Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, EUKOR Car Carriers and American Roll on Roll off...

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Alphaliner: Global Box Volumes Prosper

FOLLOWING A SLOW FIRST HALF OF 2016, PORT THROUGHPUT REBOUNDED IN THE SECOND HALF OF THE YEAR PUSHING THE GLOBAL CONTAINER VOLUMES UP BY AN ESTIMATED 1.8% DURING THE YEAR, COMPARED TO 1.4% SEEN IN 2015, ACCORDING TO ALPHALINER. Alphaliner stated that the fourth quarter of 2016 was...

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Greek Flag Loses 62 Ships

The fleet registered under the Greek flag saw a significant loss of 62 ships during the year until March 1st, 2017, equivalent to 3.7 million DWT and 2.3 million GT. The country’s fleet is now comprised of 747 ships, totaling 43.7 million GT and 75.2 million DWT, the Greek...

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Industry Welcomes Revised EU Maritime Transport Strategy

The European shipping and maritime organizations have welcomed the European Commission’s mid-term review of the EU Maritime Transport Strategy 2009-2018. During the European Shipping Week 2017, the industry bodies endorsed the emphasis on better regulation and said that priority must in this respect be given to a fundamental...

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