Month: February 2021

Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Ropax FESTOS PALACE – 15.01.2021 – 19.02.2021

On Friday 15th January, 2021 the 2002 built 220 metres long ropax FESTOS PALACE entered Grand Harbour, Malta at 0927 hrs coming from Piraeus, Greece bound to Palumbo Malta Shipyard Ltd Dock 4. She was last here back to January 2019 as MYKONOS PALACE where scrubbers were installed while drydocked at Dock 6. In fact …

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Vehicles Carrier – NIVIN

On Friday 26th February, 2021 the 1983 built vehicle carrier NIVIN called at Grand Harbour, Malta for the first time in 2021 since she’s been calling since 2018. She entered harbour assisted by tug SEA SALVOR at 0646 hrs coming from Khoms, Libya. She was built in Spain by Construcciones Navales Freire at Vigo as …

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Containers – American containership APL ANTWERP

APL, formerly called American President Lines Ltd., is a Singapore based container shipping company which is a subsidiary of the French shipping company CMA CGM. It operates an all container ship fleet, including 153 container vessels. One of APL container ships calling at Malta Freeport is the 320 metre long APL ANTWERP. She was built …

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ConRo News – Grimaldi Lines order 6 vessels from South Korea

Grimaldi Group announced a new order signed with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard at Ulsan, South Korea for six new G5 series roro multipurpose vessels. The investment exceeds $500m and deliveries are scheduled between the first months of 2023 and the end of 2024. Those vessels will have a capacity of 4,700 linear meters of rolling freight, …

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CMA CGM News – FAK Rates – From the Mediterranean, Adriatic, North Africa & Black Sea to the Indian Subcontinent

CMA CGM is pleased to announce the new applicable CMA CGM Freight All Kinds (FAK) rates(*) as follows as from March 1st, 2021 (date of loading in the origin ports) until further notice but not beyond March 31st, 2021 as follows : All images are of the 1997 built, 209 metres long CMA CGM DARDANELLES leaving Grand Harbour, …

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Yachting – Bankrupt Perini Navi to be rescued by Ferretti Group and Sanlorenzo joint venture – February 2021

PERINI NAVI was declared bankrupt by the Court of Lucca, Italy on 29th January 2021. Through the NewCo, Ferretti Group  and Sanlorenzo have expressed their goals of putting forward a bid that details the acquisition of Perini Navi’s Italian brands, assets and all operations, as well as through a preliminary business branch lease. This way, the collaboration of these …

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Cargo Loss – 260 containers lost , 65 damaged in MAERSK EINDHOVEN at sea mishap – 17.02.2021

On Wednesday 17th February, 2021 the 366 metre container ship MAERSK EINDHOVEN experienced an engine failure in severe weather off the coast of Japan, resulting in a number of containers being lost overboard. The ship was underway from Xiamen, China, to Los Angeles, California at the time. The company’s partner in the 2M Alliance, MSC, reported that …

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CMA CGM News – GRR – From the Mediterranean to East Africa

CMA CGM is pleased to announce the following General Rate Restoration (GRR) as follows, effective from Friday 5th March, 2021 (date of loading): From the Mediterranean (including East Med, West Med, Adriatic, North Africa & Black Sea) To Kenya & Tanzania All cargo dry, OOG and breakbulk Quantum: USD 150 per 20′ | USD 150 per …

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Casualties – 75 metre sailing yacht PHOCEA Fire – 18.02.2021

On the morning of Thursday 18th February, 2021 the 75 metre sailing yacht PHOCEA caught fire in Langkawi, Malaysia. While at anchor less than one nautical mile northeast of Pulau Singa Kecil (Lion Island), the 530 GT yacht was attended to by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA), who rescued seven crewmembers who are reported …

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Cruise Liner News – MSC OPERA Captain & Officers to face Jail over 2019 Accident at Venice – February 2021

The criminal case stemming from a 2019 accident in which the cruise liner MSC OPERA collided with the river cruise ship RIVER COUNTESS and the dock while arriving in Venice was concluded with an agreement to limited jail time for the captain and crew blamed for the accident and then under Italian law commuted into …

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