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  • Golden Ray salvage contends with back-to-back...

    The salvage project for the wrecked ro/ro Golden Ray has experienced its biggest fuel oil release yet. A series of spills on Saturday and Monday left heavy fuel oil coating beaches and marshland in the vicinity of the wreck site, and extra personnel have been called in to help with the cleanup. 

     

  • Fincantieri delivers third cruise ship in July as...

    Fincantieri is continuing its strong rebound after the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and the extended shutdowns across parts of Italy that impacted operations. The shipbuilder announced a return to profitability and an improving outlook as it also delivered the third new cruise completed in July after delivering seven ships from six shipyards in the first half of 2021.

     

  • Meyer Werft wins order to build residential yacht...

    Meyer Werft and Ocean Residents Development Ltd. confirmed that a contract has been signed, subject to financing, for the construction of a new resident yacht cruise ship. It represents only the second order for a new cruise ship since the beginning of the pandemic and is an important win for Meyer Werft which is looking to increase utilization for the yard in Papenberg, Germany in 2024 and 2025.

     

  • Freight association sees no change in container...

    In response to concerns expressed by its members, the trade association that represents UK freight forwarding and logistics companies has been monitoring conditions in the global container market for some time, liaising with international organisations in order to compare market conditions around the world.

     

  • Container crisis, high freight charges hit...

    A shortage of containers and increased freight charges are adversely affecting exports from Kolkata causing apprehensions of huge financial and business loss, exporters said on Tuesday. The crisis of vessel space and containers is nationwide but the situation is worse in Kolkata, they said. “Availability of containers is less than half of the demand causing disruptions in exports and delivery schedule has gone haywire. Predictability of availability of container and freight rates is not there anymore. Freight rates have jumped 2-3 times of the pre-Covid levels,” Federation of Indian Export Organisations(FIEO) chairman-east, Sushil Patwari told PTI. Freight charges have skyrocketed and freight forwarders to the West Coast are also declining to book cargo due to severe scarcity of containers, exporters said.

     

  • UK Reduces Travel Restrictions Permitting...

    In the next phase of the COVID-19 regiments, the UK government announced that it is going to again permit some international travel, including cruises, as well as reducing the restrictions to enter England for individuals that have received vaccinations under approved programs in Europe and the US. The announcement is seen as a boost both to the struggling cruise industry and will provide added revenues to English ports.

  • Cutting Commences on Sixth Section of Golden Ray...

    Salvors on the Golden Ray wreck removal project in St. Simons Sound, Georgia began work on the sixth cut through the vessel's hull. The last cut was completed on July 1, and the team has used the intervening three weeks for hoisting and removing the fifth section, then conduct a thorough overhaul of the cutting gear aboard the heavy lift barge VB 10,000.

     

  • Cruises in Singapore and Malaysia Restricted by...

    The spread of new variants of COVID-19 and the resurgence of the virus, especially in parts of Asia, is leading to a new round of restrictions that will impact crew changes and cruise ships. Starting today, July 22, Singapore reintroduced strict restrictions in an effort to contain the latest wave of the virus with other countries in the region following suit.

     

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PSA Mumbai welcomes Maersk’s upsized ME2 Mediterranean service

PSA Mumbai welcomed the inaugural call of Maersk Line’s ME2 service with the arrival of the 10,100-TEU “Maersk Gibraltar” on 12th August 2021. The ME2 marks PSA Mumbai’s eighth weekly call and second Europe service. The first call at PSA Mumbai also marks an upgrade of the ME2 service with vessel capacity doubling to 10,000-TEU sized vessels and a revised port rotation: PSA Mumbai – Salalah – Jeddah – Suez Canal – Port Said East – Port Tangier Mediterranee– Algeciras – Valencia – Genoa – Port Said East – Suez Canal – Jeddah – Salalah – Mundra – PSA Mumbai.

 
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Golden Ray Team Locates and Caps Source of Oil Leak

After nearly a week of oil leaking for the latest section to be cut free from the Golden Ray, the unified command overseeing the operation reported that they believed they have located the source of the oil and capped it. The leak, which began on July 31 when they began to raise section six has been the most significant oil leak since salvage work began on the wreck of the car carrier in St. Simons Sound.

 
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Mitsubishi discusses plans for acquired Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding

As the next step in the consolidation of the Japanese shipbuilding industry, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries announced plans for its new operations specializing in naval vessels and government ships. MHI previously announced it had agreed to take over the operations of Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding at the Tamano Works in the southern Japanese city of Okayama. The acquisition is pending the results of the review currently underway by the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC).

 
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Golden Ray salvage contends with back-to-back spills

The salvage project for the wrecked ro/ro Golden Ray has experienced its biggest fuel oil release yet. A series of spills on Saturday and Monday left heavy fuel oil coating beaches and marshland in the vicinity of the wreck site, and extra personnel have been called in to help with the cleanup. 

 
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