Much has been written of China’s Belt and Road Initiative as observers seek to understand its objectives, both stated and unstated.
Picture: The ULCV CSCL Jupiter aground in the River Scheldt in August 2017
The recent ordering of a batch of 22,000 TEU capacity Ultra Large Container Vessels (ULCV) has re-ignited the debate surrounding just how big container vessels can become.
A very well attended fourth annual Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Canada Branch Dry Bulk Commodities Conference was held on November 16 at the Vancouver Convention Centre West.
Greater regulatory certainty and a burgeoning bunkering infrastructure worldwide means the conditions couldn’t be better for LNG-fuelled vessels to set sail.
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.