COS Weekly Newsletter
This week Seaspan Shipyards held a keel laying ceremony for the Royal Canadian Navy’s future joint support ship HMCS Protecteur. Scheduled for 2023 delivery, the newbuild is the first of two joint support ships to be constructed by Seaspan as part Canada's National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS). With a length of 173.7 meters and a breath of 24 meters, the vessel will be the largest naval ship by length ever built in Canada. The future HMCS Protecteur, to be delivered in 2023, is the first of two joint support ships to be built by Seaspan as part of the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS), will be able to conduct a full range of military operations in high-threat environments.
Cargo volumes at the Port of Los Angeles hit near-record levels, despite lingering tensions from the US / China trade war. The port moved a total of 9,337,632 TEUs in 2019, just shy of the port’s second-busiest year (2017) in its 113-year history and 1.28% off 2018’s record-setting volumes. The near-record volumes come despite a more than year-over-year 17% decline in total TEUs in December 2019, a 12% drop off in November, and 18% drop off in October.
Jan. 23 - Liner Committee Meeting
Jan. 23 - WISTA Canada Event (Vancouver)
Jan. 29 - ISSC Board of Directors Meeting
Jan. 29 - PACMAR / NANs Committee Meeting
Jan. 30 - Winter 2020 OPP Dialogue Forum
Jan 31. - COS Owners Committee Meeting
Feb. 4 - Cargo Logistics Canada Conference
Feb.28 - COS Annual General Meeting (tbc)
Feb. 11 - VGE Board Meeting
Ship of the Week
The world’s largest LNG bunker vessel, to be named the Gas Agility, has completed its first successful sea trials. The vessel will be operated by French energy company Total and owned by Japanese shipping company MOL. The vessel is due to be delivered in the second quarter of this year and will operate in Northern Europe where it will supply LNG to commercial ships. The ship is fitted with innovative tank technologies and meets the highest environmental standards thanks to the use of LNG as fuel and complete reliquefaction of boil-off gas.
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