Ship of the Week

Friday, 23 August 2019 13:32

Aug. 23 – Mari Couva and Mari Kokako

  Waterfront Shipping Company Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Methanex Corporation, and Marinvest/Skagerack Invest (Marinvest) have welcomed two new innovative, clean-burning vessels, M/T Mari Couva and M/T Mari Kokako, to the Waterfront Shipping fleet. These 49,000 dwt vessels are built with the second generation of MAN B&W ME-LGIM two stroke dual-fuel engines that can run on both methanol and conventional marine fuels. The vessels join the seven existing methanol-fuelled vessels chartered by Waterfront Shipping that have received accolades from the marine industry for their use of methanol as an alternative fuel. These existing vessels have surpassed more than 50,000 operating hours running on methanol in compliance with IMO 2020 emissions regulations. The two new vessels – together with an additional two vessels that will be delivered to Waterfront Shipping by year-end – are also able to meet IMO Tier III emissions standards without the need for exhaust gas after treatment.  
Friday, 16 August 2019 12:32


  The MSC Gulsun is the world's largest container ship. The Panama-flagged ship transited the Suez Canal for the first time on August 9 with the northbound convoy, heading to North Western Europe from the Port of Xingang. The MSC Gulsun is the first of 11 sister vessels the MSC has under construction at Samsung Heavy Industries and DSME in South Korea. The vessels are set for operations between the Far East and North-Western Europe via the Suez Canal as part of the AE 10/SILK service in collaboration with Maersk Line.   TEU:                 23,756 Dimensions:     61.4 m (width) x 400 m (length) Draft:                16 m Class:               Megamax 24 Flag:                 Panama Tonnage:          232,000 GRT
Friday, 09 August 2019 14:44

Aug 9 - Saga Freya

    The Saga Freya is one of Saga Welco's box-shaped, open-hatch vessels specialized in the carriage of forest products fitted with two specialized gantry cranes with lifting capacity ranging up to 70 MT.  Saga Shipholding (Norway) AS is a subsidiary of Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK), Japan, and was established in Tønsberg, Norway in 2005.  The roots, however, goes back to 1991 when NYK, Aaby and Borgestad established a pool cooperation named Saga Forest Carriers, with open hatch gantry craned vessels.  In October 2014, Masterbulk Pte Ltd and Saga Shipholding (Norway) AS established a new pool venture, Saga Welco AS. All our vessels are trading in the Saga Welco Pool.   Owner:       Saga Shipholding NorwayBuilt:           2017Shipyard:   Oshima Shipbuilding Co. Ltd, Saikai, JapanLength:      199mBreadth:     32mGT:             37,441 tonsDWT:          55,807        
Friday, 02 August 2019 13:59

AUGUST 2 - Schubert

  SM Line’s containership Schubert brought in the first new two-car train for Translink’s Canada Line that arrived at Fraser Surrey docks from South Korea this week.  Now at the Canada Line’s operations and maintenance centre near Bridgeport Station, they will be married into a single train and undergo final testing and commissioning. A total of 12 new two-car trains have been ordered and the rest of the cars are expected to arrive throughout the remainder of 2019. The Schubert has been a regular caller at Fraser Surrey Docks this year. Operator: SM Line Corporation Built: 2010 Builder: Hyundai Samho Mokypo Shipyard, South Korea Flag:  Portugal Gross Tonnage:    41,311 Length:  262.06 m Breadth:  32.2 m Capacity: 4300 TEU
Friday, 26 July 2019 13:35

Jul 26 - OOCL Hong Kong

    The OOCL Hong Kong, one of the world's largest containership with a carrying capacity of 21,413 TEU,  made her maiden call to the Port of Hong Kong today. Mr. Andy Tung, Co-Chief Executive Officer of OOCL, hosted the event and made the following remarks to the enthusiastic group in the audience: “This is truly a milestone event for us at OOCL because the last time we welcomed a vessel with the same name in Hong Kong was back in 1995 which coincided with our company’s 25th anniversary. It was a brand-new ship, with a capacity of 4,960 TEU, and warmly welcomed by a large crowd right here at the Hong Kong port in Kwai Chung. Twenty-five years later, we are here once again, welcoming the OOCL Hong Kong to the port on our 50th anniversary! This maiden call has special meaning to not only the people at OOCL, but to many citizens living here who may see the vessel as the pride of Hong Kong.”  In 1969, OOCL was the first Asian shipping line to ship goods by container. This first container sailing saw only 13 TEUs transported from Hong Kong to Long Beach, California. Flag:      …
Friday, 19 July 2019 11:33

JULY 19 - Intermezzo

  The Intermezzo is a liquid bulk vessel built in Mailiao, Taiwan. She is owned and operated by Mol Chemical Tankers PTE LTD, and is one in a series of vessels with music related names. The Intermezzo departed Taiwan on its maiden voyage from to the US on June 12, where she discharged approximately 10,000 metric tons of sodium hydroxide at the Port of Vancouver USA before sailing to San Francisco, CA and Los Angeles, CA.   Tonnage: 22988 GT Deadweight: 37328 t Size: 180.15m x 28m  Tonnage: 90,000GT Built: 2019     
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