Port Houston readies to accept boxships

Two major container terminals serving the US Gulf Coast expect to be open Friday. Port Houston, which runs the sixth largest US container port, is readying to accept ships starting tomorrow, according to a public notice. Port Houston operates two container terminals in Galveston Bay, which had been closed off to shipping since Friday due […]

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Lomar expects "considerable damage"

Shipowner says Kea Trader will be assessed once it has been refloated as container removal gears up. Lomar Shipping is expecting “considerable damage” to its newly built boxship that grounded in the Pacific Ocean last month. The 2,194-teu Kea Trader (built 2017) got stuck on a reef off New Caledonia on 12 July. A spokesman […]

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Diana gets pay raise on panamax boxship

Rates on comparable size containerships up strongly from a year ago. Diana Containerships lined up a better rate on a short-term charter for one of its panamax containerships. The Simeon Palios-led company says CMA CGM will take the 3,739-teu Domingo (built 2001) at a gross charter rate of $8,500 per day, less a 3.5% commission. […]

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LR joins sailing car carrier project

Classification society will work with Germany’s Sailing Cargo to develop innovative ship design. Hamburg-based Sailing Cargo has teamed up with Lloyd’s Register (LR) to deliver the world’s biggest sailing cargo ship. The Quadriga project involves the construction of a 170-metre car carrier, equipped with four DynaRig masts that will operate on hybrid propulsion with sails […]

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