Ukraine Will Not Build Corvettes for Brazil

The Brazilian Navy has reduced the list to 4 projects for the Tamandare class corvettes construction program. This is reported by

Initially, Brazil was offered 9 projects. The choice fell on the Meko class from TKMS, Sigma 10514 from Damen, the Corvette from Fincantieri and Gowind from the Naval Group.

Among the currently selected shipyards are Aguas Azuis (Embraer and TKMS), Damen-Saab Tamandare, Fincantieri Leonardo Vard, Villegagnon (Naval Group and Enseada).

Also, Brazilian...

Berth control: looking at the potential of auto-berthing technology

In August this year came the announcement that a group of Japanese organisations had joined forces to come up with a new auto-berthing shipping technology.

The consortium, which includes shipping giant Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL), alongside Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology (TUMST), aims to bring autonomous berthing and un-berthing tech to the Japanese market by 2025.

The project is ambitious in its scope, but comes as little surprise. Tokyo – which is funding the initiative – has made...

ABBPlugs Holland America Line Into Low-Emission Shore Power Worldwide

MS Eurodam retrofitted with <a href=ABBshore power connectors">

In line with its “Electric. Digital. Connected.” vision for the maritime industry, ABBis playing a key role in Holland American Line’s goals of embracing new technologies to further minimize the environmental impact of its fleet. The premium cruise line will retrofit three of its vessels with ABB’s innovative shore power connectors that allow the ships to draw on land-based electrical grids when docked in port.

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Holland America Line proactively encompasses programs that aim to...

Προειδόποιηση προς ναυτικούς: Τυφώνας κατηγορίας 4 καταφθάνει στο Μεξικό

Προειδόποιηση προς ναυτικούς: Τυφώνας κατηγορίας 4 καταφθάνει στο Μεξικό

Τις ακτές του Μεξικού από την πλευρά του Ειρηνικού αναμένεται να χτυπήσει τις απογευματινές ώρες της Τρίτης 23 Οκτωβρίου ο τυφώνας Willa. Διεθνή μέσα ενημέρωσης αναφέρουν ότι ο εν λόγω τυφώνας είναι κατηγορίας 4, συνοδεύεται από ανέμους εντάσεως 130 μιλίων/ώρα και από έντονες βροχοπτώσεις.

Χιλιάδες άνθρωποι έχουν εγκαταλείψει τα σπίτια τους στις ακτές του Μεξικού, ενώ συναγερμός έχει σημάνει στην εν λόγω περιοχή ενόψει του ακραίου καιρικού φαινομένου, το οποίο εκτιμάται ότι θα αποτελέσει έναν...

GRI – East Asia to USA and Canada

Hapag-Lloyd will implement the following General Rate Increase (GRI) in the eastbound trade from East Asia to all USA and Canada destinations as of December 1, 2018 (date of cargo receipt at origin).

This General Rate Increase will apply for all dry, reefer, non-operating reefer, tank, flat rack and open-top containers as follows:

East Asia to North America (USA and Canada)

  • USD 630 per 20′ standard container (20’ x 8’6″)
  • USD 700 per 40′ standard container (40’ x 8’6″)
  • USD 700 per 40′ high...