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May 13 – Botnia Enabler

Chinese shipyard CIMC Raffles today delivered Botnia Enabler, the first of two multi-fuel Knud E. Hansen designed ConRo ships, to Gothenburg, Sweden, based Wallenius SOL. With a length of 242 meters, a […]

Allianz report highlights concerns re cargo fires

The maritime industry’s most anticipated annual report on incidents and casualties, Allianz’s Safety & Shipping Review 2022, is out with a special supplemental section dedicated to the Ukraine war.  The report […]

Maersk deployment upgrade

Maersk is redeploying two 3,600teu ice-class 1A vessels, Vistula Maersk and Vayenga Maersk, to the Canada Atlantic Express service between Canada and Northern Europe. (North Europe to/from Canada) replacing existing […]

ICS and Suez Canal Authority sign landmark agreement

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) covering key issues impacting international ship owners and operations of the […]

MARAD provides record funding to ports

The US Department of Transportation added $234.3 million to its previously announced $450 million this year for port infrastructure investments through the Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) Port Infrastructure Development Program. The […]

More scheduled sailings cancelled

With the low volume of exports out of China due to the continuation of COVID restrictions, major ocean carrier alliances have announced cancellations of at least a third of their […]

James Point joins SAAM Vancouver fleet

SAAM Towage welcomes the SAAM James Point, to Vancouver after completing its loading operation onto the cargo ship BBC Moonstone in Halong Bay, Vietnam. The new Damen 2312 tug is […]

Diesel supply impacting US trucking

According to several trade publications, diesel supplies on the US East Coast are now the lowest in almost 20 years and some are saying that diesel is now surpassing labour […]