Chinese Built

Livestock Ships – GANADO EXPRESS and SHORTHORN EXPRESS at Malta – 08.08.2022

On Monday 8th August , the 135 metre livestock carrier GANADO EXPRESS and the 117 metres SHORTHORN EXPRESS entered Grand Harbour berthing alongside each other at MMH. First to enter was the 2013 built GANADO EXPRESS at 0859 hrs with 2 tugs assisting. She was built at China by COSCO Guangdong Shipyard at Dongguan with …

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Vehicle Carriers – LNG Battery Hybrid PCTC AUTO ACHIEVE – 28.07.2022

On Thursday 28th July, 2022 the 2022 built LNG Battery Hybrid Pure Car and Truck Carrier (PCTC) AUTO ACHIEVE  was photographed from the air by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS around 35 nautical miles offshore Malta. She’s the second ship from a series of 3 LNG Battery Hybrid newbuilds being built at the Jiangnan Shipyard in China …

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Vehicle Carriers – HOEGH TRIGGER

The world’s largest Pure Car and Truck Carrier (PCTC) is the 2015 built HOEGH TRIGGER with a carrying capacity of 8,500 car equivalent units (CEU). She was built in China by Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry at Xiamen with yard number 462B as HOEGH TRIGGER, the second vessel in a series of 6 Post-Panamax vessels under the …

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EDT AEOLUS towing FJELL – Aerial Photography – 25.04.2022

On Monday 25th April, 2022 the 2011 built anchor handling tug EDT AEOLUS towing the 2001 built semi submersible heavy load carrier FJELL was photographed from the air by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS around 35 nautical miles offshore Malta. EDT AEOLUS was built in Romania by Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries SA at Mangalia with yard number …

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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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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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Heavy Lift – BBC OPAL loaded at Malta – 30/01 to 13/02.2022

The second BBC-14K-800A class of BBC Chartering Fleet to call at Marsaxlokk Harbour, Malta within 12 months was the 2011 built ship BBC OPAL. She entered on Sunday 30th January at 2212 hrs berthing at the Medserv Base coming from China via Suez Canal. She was loaded with windmill blades. She was built by the …

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Heavy Load Carrier TAI AN KOU – Aerial Photography – 02.02.2022

With wind blowing over 40 knots the 2002 built ship TAI AN KOU was photographed from the air by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS around 20 nautical miles offshore Malta on Wednesday 2nd February, 2022. She was built in China by Guangzhou International Shipyard at Guangzhou in 2002 with CHN flag and owner – COSCO Heavy Transport. …

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Delivery – DFDS ropax AURA SEAWAYS at Malta – January 2022

On Friday 7th January at 1652 hrs the 2021 built new Ropax AURA SEAWAYS entered Grand Harbour, Malta on a rainy day coming from her Chinese builders underway to Scandinavia berthing at Pinto 1 and 2 wharves part of Valletta Cruise Port. She is the first in a series of two new ro/ro passenger ferry …

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Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Tanker STENA IMPERIAL from 30 to 31.12.2021

On Thursday 30th December, 2021 late morning the 2015 built tanker STENA IMPERIAL entered Grand Harbour, Malta bound to Palumbo Malta Shipyard Ltd berthing starboard side alongside Parlatorio Wharf assisted by 2 local tugs. She was built in China by Guangzhou International Shipyard at Guangzhou as double hull oil tanker entering service on 1st July …

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