A recent grain loader in Vancouver was the unusual geared Kamsarmax bulk carrier MP Kamsarmax 1. Owned by M. Pallonji & Co. Pvt., of Mumbai, a privately owned Indian shipping company) she is one of a fleet of geared Panamax, Utlramax and Kamsarmax vessels which are primarily engaged in the movement of coal and fertilizers into India.
The November 13-14, 2017 UNFCCC COP23 meeting in Bonn was the stage for the world’s 3rd largest container carrier, the Marseille based CMA CGM Group, to announce its decision to fit its 9 x 22,000 TEU newbuilds scheduled for delivery in 2020, with LNG propulsion.
On August 21 this year the U.S. Arleigh Burke-class destroyer John S. McCain was in collision with the 51,000 ton tanker Alnic MC in the Strait of Malacca off the coast of Singapore following a steering malfunction on the warship.
Image: G3 Terminal in Vancouver – set to become Vancouver’s first new grain terminal since the 1960’s. The terminal is nestled between Neptune Terminals to the west and Lynnterm Terminal to the east.
While on a flight from Athens to London with Aegean Airways a couple of weeks ago, I could not fail to notice a distinguished looking gentleman sitting just ahead of us examining a Tsakos Shipping Group fleet brochure.
On this Remembrance Weekend it is perhaps appropriate to give thought to the Royal Canadian Navy. Following a six month deployment to Asia, a visitor to the Pier in North Vancouver in August was HMCS Ottawa, a Halifax Class Patrol Frigate and the fourth to be named after Canada’s capital city.
It is not too often that we feature a ship which has yet to be built but given the significance, this week is an exception. The final design of the world’s first autonomous and zero emission container feeder ship, to be named YARA Birkeland, was released last month in Norway.