Month: January 2021

Ferry Service – GNV CRISTAL at Malta – January 2021

The German built ropax GNV CRISTAL called again for the second time within a week entering Grand Harbour, Malta on Friday 29th January, 2021 at 1244 hrs coming from Palermo, Sicily. Originally her eta was at 1130 hrs but due to Malta Maritime Pilots meeting she had to adjust eta at 1230 hrs. She was …

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Valletta Cruise Port – MSC GRANDIOSA as first cruise liner for 2021

On Thursday 28th January, 2021 the 2019 built cruise liner MSC GRANDIOSA called at Valletta Cruise Port marking her the first cruise liner for the year 2021. In fact she entered Grand Harbour, Malta at 0718 hrs coming from Napoli berthing at her usual berth at Pinto 1 and 2 wharves, Valletta Cruise Port. On …

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Tugboat – SMIT FLORIANA

The only tug owned by Smit Tak (Valletta) Ltd which was set up on Tuesday 3rd March, 1987 was the 1976 built tug SMIT FLORIANA. She was launched in February 1976 and delivered July 1976 by Mitsui Ocean Development & Eng. Co., Ltd. at Tokushima, Japan as yard number S-071 and named F 32 for Compania …

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Yachting – Superyacht TANGO at Malta again – January 2021.

After nearly an absence of 7 years at the Maltese Islands the Dutch built superyacht TANGO entered Grand Harbour, Malta on Tuesday 26th January, 2021 at 1217 hrs coming from Fethiye, Turkey and berthing at Pinto 1 wharf, part of Valletta Cruise Port. TANGO was launched by Feadship and the Royal Van Lent Yard at …

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CMA CGM News – FAK Rates – From the Indian Subcontinent to North Europe & the Mediterranean effective from 01.02.2021

CMA CGM is pleased to announce the new applicable CMA CGM Freight All Kinds (FAK) rates (*) as follows as from February 1st, 2021 (date of loading in the origin ports) until further notice: These new FAK rates will apply as follows: Origin Range: From India & Sri Lanka ports (offered in direct on CMA CGM services) …

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Palumbo Malta Shipyard – EUROFERRY OLYMPIA since 2013

One of the Polish built ships that uses Palumbo Malta Shipyard Facilities is the 1995 built ropax EUROFERRY OLYMPIA. She entered Grand Harbour, Malta in November 2013 as the Finnlines ropax TRANSEUROPA berthing at Parlatorio Wharf. ( In January 2007 the Grimaldi Group  became the largest owner of Finnlines and expressed interest in purchasing the …

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Broken Up – COSTA VICTORIA – 24.01.2021

During the first week of January, 2021 the 2015 built offshore supply ship VOS CHABLIS entered Piombino Port to tow the cruise liner COSTA VICTORIA towards Aliaga, Turkey for scrapping. As reported last June, 2020 which Costa Crociere confirmed that the ownership of COSTA VICTORIA was transferred to a subsidiary of the Genoese company San …

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Offshore – Drillship STENA CARRON spuds Bulletwood-1 well off Guyana for ExxonMobil – January 2021

Oil major ExxonMobil has started drilling at the Bulletwood-1 well site on the Canje Block located offshore Guyana. Westmount Energy, an indirect partner in the Canje Block, cited a statement by the Maritime Administration Department of Guyana from 1st January 2021 that the drillship STENA CARRON arrived on location of the well and has started …

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CMA CGM News – Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) Cargo from India to North Europe & the Mediterranean effective from 01.02.2021

In a continued effort to provide customers with reliable and efficient services, CMA CGM Group wishes to inform of the following Peak Season Surcharge: Effective February 1st, 2021 (date of loading in the origin ports) until further notice: Origin : From North West India, Marmagao & Mangalore Destination : To North Europe & West Mediterranean …

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Towage – FAIRPLAY 28 towing STOLT SNELAND as Hull 150 – Feb 2008

One of the most interesting towages we have seen in Malta was no doubt the towage of double hull tanker STOLT SNELAND as Hull 150 towed by the 34 metre tug FAIRPLAY 28. In fact on Wednesday 20th February 2008 the towage entered Grand Harbour, Malta. The convoy was berthed at DWQ 4 part of …

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