Precision cutting to be used as part of response effort for Dali removal

Two National Transportation Safety Board inspectors survey the damaged Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore after it was struck by the containership Dali on March 26, 2024. The incident left at least ix people dead.

The Key Bridge Response Unified Command is scheduled to use precision cuts made with small charges to remove a large section of the Francis Scott Key Bridge wreckage from on top of the containership Dali. The exact time of the precision cuts will depend on multiple environmental and operational...

Langh Ship’s newest 7,800DWT vessel sails on delivery voyage

Sofia, a new 7,800DWT vessel ordered by Finland's Langh Ship

Finnish shipping company Langh Ship has confirmed that its newest 7,800DWT vessel has been completed and is already en route to Europe. Like its earlier sister vessels Olivia and Lovisa, Sofia is purposely built to carry stainless steel coils produced in Finland by local company Outokumpu. There...

COLUMN | Like trouble over bridged water [Tug Times]

A National Transportation Safety Board inspector surveys the damaged Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore after it was struck by the containership Dali on March 26, 2024. The incident left at least ix people dead.

O say can you see by the dawn’s early light A ship that blacked out, and a bridge no longer in sight (With apologies to Francis Scott Key) I have no desire to trivialise the recent events in Baltimore, because people died and that is a terrible tragedy for their families. We can only be […]

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Iran assures future release of crew of seized containership

MSC Aries

The government of Iran is set to release all 25 crewmembers of a commercial vessel that local paramilitary forces seized earlier this month, the country’s foreign minister told local media. Hossein Amirabdollahian said that the crew of the containership MSC Aries have been granted consular access...

Yemen’s Houthi rebels resume attacks on shipping following two-week lull

A Sea Viper missile launch from the UK Royal Navy destroyer HMS Diamond

Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels have resumed their attacks against shipping in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden following a lull of more than two weeks, US Central Command (CENTCOM) has confirmed. CENTCOM said in an update via X (formerly Twitter) that, at 11:51 local time on Wednesday, April 24,...

Malaysia’s Sapangar Bay Container Port to receive capacity upgrade

Sepangar Bay Container Port

UAE-based port operator DP World and Malaysia’s Sabah Ports have established a partnership to manage the Sapangar Bay Container Port (SBCP) in eastern Malaysia. Through the partnership, DP World will support efforts currently underway to increase SBCP’s container handling capacity from 500,000 TEUs...

Japan’s Imoto Lines unveils hybrid feeder boxship concept

Rendering of Imoto Lines' proposed hybrid coastal feeder containership

Japanese shipping company Imoto Lines has unveiled the first image of a coastal feeder containership that will be fitted with a hybrid electric propulsion system. The 499GT, 200TEU vessel will feature both installed and swappable containerised batteries as well as generators. The propulsion will...

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