Based here in Vancouver, Canada, Methanex is the world’s largest producer and supplier of methanol. The company operates production sites in Canada, Chile, Egypt, New Zealand, Trinidad and Tobago and the United States supported by a global supply chain of terminals, storage facilities and the world’s largest dedicated fleet of methanol tankers.
After beginning her maiden voyage from the Norwegian port of Tromso in early July this year the Hurtigruten expedition cruise ship MS Roald Amundsen has just become the first battery-hybrid powered ship to sail over 3,000 nautical miles through the Northwest Passage. She sailed from Kangerlussuaq in Greenland on August 20 to Nome, Alaska, arriving on September 10.
It seems that we are constantly receiving updates on the latest “world’s largest container ship” but it must be said that the decision of Switzerland based Mediterranean Shipping Company’s (MSC) to invest in a new class of mega Ultra Large container Ships (ULCS) is really pushing the boundaries. With 24 rows of containers, the intended class of 11 vessels sets a significant new container crane challenge for terminals.