Stena RoRo E-Flexer Côte d'Opale Delivered to DFDS

The RoPax vessel Côte d'Opale – Stena's fifth E-Flexer vessel from the Chinese shipyard CMI Jinling (Weihai) – was delivered May 17, 2021 in a ceremony with representatives from Stena RoRo, DFDS and the shipyard.The ship, at 214m long will become…

Suez Canal Starts Dredging Work to Extend Double Lane

The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) has started dredging work to extend a second lane that allows for two-way traffic in a southern section of the canal near to where a giant container ship got stuck for six days in March, it said on Saturday.The SCA announced this week that it was planning to extend a s

Royal Caribbean Cancels New Cruise Line from Israel Over Unrest

Cruise operator Royal Caribbean is cancelling a new line that had been scheduled to run from Israel to Greece and Cyprus from next month, citing regional security concerns.The sailings out of Haifa port would have been the first for Royal Caribbean's new ship Odyssey of the Seas and were intended to

Flex LNG Bags 3-year Charter for Flex Constellation LNG Carrier

Flex LNG has secured a charter deal with a minimum firm period of three years on a prompt basis for the LNG carrier Flex Constellation, with an unnamed client.Flex LNG said the charter was a leading trading house which has the option to extend…

Wind Power: "Trade Wings" Container Ship Design gets BV AIP

Bureau Veritas has granted an  Approval in Principle (AIP) for Trade Wings 2,500, a design for a 197 x 32 m, 2500-TEU container ship designed jointly by VPLP Design, Alwena Shipping, SDARI, and AYRO.As the maritime industry moves toward designs and technologies that minimize emissions…

Rails need agility to capture ‘live’ domestic freight

The North American rail industry has recently been focused on precision scheduled railroading (PSR). Much like outsourcing 30 years ago, CEOs have realized that they can...

Barge Operations Cleared to Resume on the Lower Mississippi

The U.S. Coast Guard on Friday lifted its marine traffic restrictions on a section of the lower Mississippi River that has been closed since Tuesday, clearing towboats and barges to resume operations on one of America's busiest and most vital…

A Newbuild VLOC is the First Wind-powered Bulk Carrier

Brazilian miner Vale expects to soon put into service the first-ever bulk carrier propelled partially sails, the company said on Thursday.The rotor sail-equipped newbuild, a very large ore carrier (VLOC) named Sea Zhoushan, is being built in…

Second Jones Act Waiver Granted to Citgo After Colonial Outage

The Biden administration granted oil refiner Citgo Petroleum a maritime shipping waiver allowing it to move fuel between U.S. ports on a foreign flagged vessel, two sources told Reuters on Friday, making it the second company to secure one this…

Keel Laid for Finnlines’ Second Hybrid RoRo Ship

The Nanjing Jinling shipyard in China has laid the keel for the second of three new hybrid ro-ro vessels it is building for Finnlines.The construction of MS Finneco II is proceeding, and the keel laying ceremony was held on May 12, Finnlines…