cargo operations

Reefers – 2021 built Chinese owned OCEAN STAR at Malta – 03.08 – 14.09.2022

A rare refrigerated cargo ship seen at Valletta, Malta was the 2021 built 118 metre long Chinese state owned ship OCEAN STAR. She entered Grand Harbour on Wednesday 3rd August at 0623 hrs berthing at MMH Facilities, coming from Scheveningen, The Netherlands. Said to be China’s first ultra-low temperature reefer ship she was built in …

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Maiden Call – Cargo Ship NS OLZA – 07.05.2022

One of the latest ships of the Albanian Shipping Company – New Shipping , the 1990 built SLE flag NS OLZA entered Grand Harbour, Malta on her maiden call on Saturday 7th May 2022 at 0753 hrs berthing at Laboratory Wharf South 2. She was built in Germany by Hegemann Rolandwerft at Bremen as CHRISTOPHER with blue …

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Tanker News – Iran warns further tankers could be detained – 30.05.2022

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has warned that other Greek tankers currently in the Persian Gulf could be detained as the dispute between the two nations continues about the fate of an Iranian oil cargo onboard a Russian-flagged tanker that was seized in Greece in April. Iranian forces detained two Greek owned tankers – the …

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Maiden Call – Cargo Ship NS MOSVIK – 19.04.2022

One of the latest ships of the Albanian Shipping Company – New Shipping , the 1987 built PAN flag NS MOSVIK loaded with drain pipes entered Grand Harbour, Malta on her maiden call on Tuesday 19th April, 2022. She was built in Germany by Peters Schiffswerft at Wewelsfleth as PIA with green hull trading until …

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Cargo News – Cargo Ship WINSEN – 10.05.2022

One of the German built ships that was built for a Russian Federation company still cruising around is the 29 years old 81 metre lady WINSEN. She entered Grand Harbour, Malta on Wednesday 10th May, 2022 at 0640 hrs coming from Barcelona, Spain. This was her second time here inside Valletta with the last one …

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CMA CGM News – Shanghai Reefer Imports Updates – 08.04.2022

In consequence of the pandemic control management measures undertaken by the local authorities in Shanghai, we observe massive impact on both trucking movements velocity and available trucking capacities. These factors have a major impact on import cargo that suffer drastically slower pick up time and therefore excessively stretched dwell time which results in high stress …

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Cargo Vessel WILSON FLEX I – Aerial Photography – 23.03.2022

On Wednesday 23rd March the 2022 built ship WILSON FLEX I was photographed from the air by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS around 25 nautical miles offshore Malta on her maiden voyage. She’s the first ship in a new series of 5 coastal vessels ordered by German joint venture shipping company Rhenus-Arkon Shipinvest GmbH & Co.KG, Germany (RHAS) and designed …

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Casualties – Cargo Ship KALELI ANA aground – 19.12.2021

On Sunday 19th December the 1976 built 101 metre Cargo Ship KALELI ANA ran aground while loaded with 6,554 tons of corn from Reni, Ukraine on her way to Famagusta, Cyprus. The accident occurred on the left bank of the Sulinsky Canal, Romania due to a problem of the steering system. Regular shipping traffic continued …

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Cargo News – Cargo Ships at Valletta – November 2021.

A cargo ship or freighter is a merchant ship that carries cargo, goods, and materials from one port to another. Thousands of cargo carriers ply the world’s seas and oceans each year, handling the bulk of international trade. Cargo ships are usually specially designed for the task, often being equipped with cranes and other mechanisms to load and unload, and come in all sizes. Below we …

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Casualties – Lebanese ship SEA BIRD loaded with grain sunk with no fatalities – 28.08.2021

On Saturday 28th August, 2021 early morning the 1985 built general cargo ship SEA BIRD homeported at Lome (TGO Flag) sank in Cretan Sea east of Greek peninsula after she ran aground. She was underway from Ukraine to Tunisia with 7,000 tons of wheat on board. Large scale SAR was launched, with all 16 Syrian …

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