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China upgrades boxships on Yangtze River

China has put a new container ship with a capacity of 1,140 standard containers into service on the country’s longest river, the Yangtze, as part of an upgrade of vessels on the waterway. The ship was commissioned to go on route between the port of Wuhan, capital of central China’s …

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Container ships’ substitutions

APL Florida 8136 will phase out of service in Singapore on the 5th of November 2018 and will be replaced by the Mary 0NNS2W1MA. Consequently, all cargo for destinations beyond Singapore on the APL Florida 8136 will be transhipped via Singapore and loaded onboard the Mary 0NNS2W1MA for onward journey …

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Two container vessels sank in Asia

Two container ships, with a length of approximately 70 meters, sank in Asia. The ship “Sam Ratulangi” ran aground on Thursday near Thongwa township in the country’s Yangon region. Coastguard, navy and police teams have been monitoring the ship since villagers first spotted it earlier in the week. When it finally …

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Concor scraps coastal shipping tender

To float new tender soon with revised terms Container Corporation of India Ltd (Concor) has scrapped a tender to hire two container ships for 10 years to start coastal shipping business after the lowest bidder pulled out his quote before the Navratna company launched a reverse auction. Reverse auction is …

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Del Monte orders new container ships

Fresh produce giant announces the order of six energy efficient container vessels for its Central America-US shipping services Fresh Del Monte has entered into a definitive agreement for the building of six boxships, to serve its ocean transportation lanes between Central American and South American, and US ports. This ship …

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Memphis shows interest in container handling

Memphis doesn’t want to miss the boat if and when container ships start plying the Mississippi River on a regular basis. Port of Memphis officials are looking at how to take advantage of an alliance with a planned deepwater port south of New Orleans and a startup that proposes a …

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Wan Hai orders 12 container vessels

Wan Hai orders new feeders: According to World Maritime News, the Taiwanese container transport company Wan Hai Lines has placed an order for up to twelve 1,900 TEU container vessels with two shipyards. Japan Marine United has been chosen to build six units plus two optional ones, while CSSC Huangpu …

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