Cement

Cement Carriers – NACC POROS

One of the Chinese built ships calling at the Grand Harbour, Malta is the 2012 built cement carrier NACC POROS. She was built in 2012 by Xinle Shipbuilding at Ningbo with yard number XL129 as general cargo ship SIDER POROS for Navigazione Due Golfi SpA, Italy with 119 metres long and 16 metres beam powered …

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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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Ships from Canada – Port Colborne August 2021 movements.

Port Colborne is a city in Ontario, Canada. It is located on Lake Erie, at the southern end of the Welland Canal, in the Niagara Region of Southern Ontario. The original settlement, known as Gravelly Bay, dates from 1832 and was renamed after Sir John Colborne, a British war hero and the Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada at the time of the opening of the (new) …

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Haifa Port – July 2021 Movements

The Port of Haifa  is the largest of Israel’s three major international seaports, the others being the Port of Ashdod, and the Port of Eilat. It has a natural deep water harbor, which operates all year long, and serves both passenger and merchant ships. It is one of the largest ports in the eastern Mediterranean in terms of freight volume and …

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Cement Carriers – DANAVIK

One of the beautiful ships calling at Grand Harbour, Malta is the 38 year old lady DANAVIK. Built in 1983 in Japan by Higaki Shipbuilding at Imabari as KUROHIME MARU trading until 2003, then CEM JIN for only a year, sold to Klaveness Maritime Logistics AS, Norway and renamed KCL BANSHEE still with red hull trading …

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Breaking Up – 1960 built cargo ship NAZ-K – 08.03.2001

One of the 1960 built ships that used to call at Grand Harbour, Malta to discharge cement in bulk was the Turkish owned general cargo ship NAZ-K. She was built in 1960 by William Denny and Brothers Limited at Dumbarton in Scotland with yard no 1495 as PHYLLIS BOWATER for Bowater Steamship Co Ltd, London, …

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Mgarr Harbour – LARK – 25.07.2007

One of the ships that used to call at Mgarr Harbour, Gozo was the 1976 built ship LARK. She was built in Japan by Shimanami Shipyard at Imabari as ALAND trading until 1983 where she was renamed to HOOGEN trading until April 1994 where she was sold to Turkish interests and renamed as LARK homeported …

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Cement Carriers – C3 RUBICON

On Saturday 14th November, 2020 a new cement carrier caller C3 RUBICON entered Grand Harbour, Malta in the afternoon shortly after the Grimaldi ropax vessel EUROCARGO VENEZIA left her berth. She was built in 2000 as the MPP ship PALENCIA for Harren & Partner, Germany at the Selah Shipyard in Istanbul, Turkey trading until December …

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Cement Carriers – GOLDEN BAY

An interesting cement carrier that calls at Grand Harbour, Malta is the 1979 built vessel GOLDEN BAY. She was built in Scotland by Robb Caledon Dundee at Dundee as yard no 572 bearing the name of GOLDEN BAY homeported in Auckland and flagged in New Zealand (NZL) with call sign as ZMGB. Early in her …

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