Pirates have kidnapped eight crew members from a multipurpose vessel owned by MC Schiffahrt. The German shipping company has assembled an emergency team to find a solution. The multipurpose vessel MarMalaita was anchored at the Douala Anchorage off the coast of Cameroon when a group of armed pirates boarded the vessel on the 14th of August between 23.00 and 00.00. The...Read more
|Comment|author: Tobias Pieffers

Black Marlin delivers 18 hulls in Rotterdam

Boskalis’ semisubmersible heavy load carrier Black Marlin arrived in Rotterdam this week delivering 18 hulls for inland vessels. The vessel is currently located at Maasvlakte 2 where it will be unloaded next week.  The 18 prefabricated...Read more
|Comment|author: Tobias Pieffers

Heerema lands another large wind contract in Taiwan

Heerema Marine Contractors has secured its second large offshore wind contract in Taiwan. Ørsted has contracted the company to transport and install 111 turbine foundations and two large offshore substations for the Greater Changhua offshore...Read more
|Comment|author: Tobias Pieffers

Jumbo lifts heaviest cargo ever

Heavy-lift vessel Jumbo Kinetic has set a new lift record within the Dutch shipping company. The vessel lifted a wash tower weighing 1,929 tonnes for a new ethylene plant of Jubail United Petrochemical Company in...Read more
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AAL vague about IMO 2020 approach

AAL is the second large multipurpose shipping company to publicly announce its strategy for the upcoming IMO 2020 sulphur regulations. But although the company is clear about switching to low sulphur compliant fuel, its calculation...Read more
|Comment|author: Tobias Pieffers