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Haifa Port – May 2022 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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Haifa Port – March 2022 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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Ukraine Crisis – Russian Navy building up around Ukraine – 21.02.2022

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Moscow does not want a war in Europe amid rising tensions over Ukraine but demanded that the issue of Kyiv’s relationship with NATO be resolved in its entirety immediately. Speaking at a joint news conference on Tuesday 15th February, 2022 after talks with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Putin said Russia had …

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Haifa Port – January 2022 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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Cruise Liner News – MSC LIRICA to homeport in Piraeus, Greece in Summer 2022

The 2003 built liner MSC LIRICA will use Piraeus, Greece as homeport during Summer 2022. She was originally scheduled to sail from Venice but now she will offer a newly designed 7 night itinerary with 28 sailings between April  and October 2022 calling Kusadasi at Turkey; Haifa at Israel; Limassol at Cyprus and the Greek …

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Naval News – Maiden Deployment for HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH R 08 – 2021

In the afternoon of Saturday 30th May, 2021 the Aircraft carrier HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH R 08 left her home in Portsmouth ahead of her first operational deployment. She will lead the UK’s Carrier Strike Group, which is taking part in an exercise off Scotland before departing for a tour of the Indo-Pacific region. Image by …

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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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Haifa Port – April 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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STS Operation – LEDRA PRIDE fendering operation – 18.06.2020

Ship to ship cargo transfer operations are seen more and more as vessels’ size grows in comparison with ports’ and terminals’ size. In order to avoid the traffic bottle neck, many terminals and ports encourage the STS operation as a solution to delays. STS transfer constitutes one of the most common, but also high risk …

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Towage – PILEAS I towing hopper barge RAS TANNURAH I – 19.09.2012

On Wednesday 19th September 2012 the 1981 built tug PILEAS I towing the 1977 built hopper barge RAS TANNURAH I left Valletta, Malta from Palumbo Malta Shipyards. PILEAS I was built in Romania at Santierul Naval Severnav in Severin as the ALEXANDRIA 3 trading until 2000 when renamed ELPIDA until January 2003; THALASOPOROS from 2003 …

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