DP World receives letter of acceptance for new Indian container terminal

The Indian arm of DP World, known as Hindustan Ports, has received a letter of acceptance from the Deendayal Port Authority to construct a mega container terminal at Tuna Tekra in the state of Gujarat.

The new terminal will be built at the Tuna Tekra satellite facility and have the capacity to handle 2.19 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) a year, reported ET Infra.

This major box terminal project is expected to cost around $520.5m (Rs42.43bn).

Hindustan Ports defeated Adani Ports and...


Maersk unveils plans to launch unified brand

Danish shipping company Maersk has unveiled plans to launch a unified brand by integrating several of its brands, including Hamburg Süd and Sealand, under a single structure.

The move is expected to help the company expand its offering and be more able to meet logistical requirements on a daily basis.

Maersk acquired the shipping companies of Hamburg Süd and Sealand in 2017 and 1999, respectively.

The company will conduct an in-depth assessment to conclude each brand’s future in various...


Anglo American loads first cargo on new LNG dual-fuelled bulker

Mining giant Anglo American has sent its new liquefied natural gas (LNG) dual-fuelled Capesize+ bulk carrier to sea with its first cargo.

The 190,000dwt vessel was loaded with its cargo of iron ore from the Anglo American Kumba operations in South Africa.

It is the first of ten LNG dual-fuelled newbuild ships that the company has ordered to add to its chartered fleet between 2023 and 2024.

Anglo American Group South Africa director Nolitha Fakude said: “The metals and minerals we provide play an...


MSC and Maersk to terminate 2M container shipping alliance

Container shipping giants Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and Maersk have decided to terminate their current 2M alliance in January 2025.

Launched in 2015, 2M is a container shipping line vessel-sharing agreement (VSA) focused on maintaining competitive and cost-efficient operations on the Asia-Europe, Transatlantic and Transpacific trade routes.

With a two-year notice period of termination, the 2M agreement had a minimum term of ten years.

According to Maersk, the decision will not have an...


Alfa Laval launches biofuel-ready separators for marine sector

Sweden-based Alfa Laval has introduced new biofuel-optimised separators and separator upgrades for the marine industry.

Claimed to be the first of their kind in the industry, the high-speed separators are compatible with HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil) and FAME (fatty acid methyl ester) blends that include residual fuel and/or distillate.

Alfa Laval marine separation and heat transfer equipment global sales manager Markus Hoffman said: “We are proud to support our customers’ decarbonisation...


Thome adopts Marlink hybrid network platform for 100 ships

Marlink has reached an agreement with Singapore-based ship manager Thome Group for the delivery of hybrid network connectivity services for at least 100 ships.

Under the contract, Marlink will deploy its high-speed VSAT service and L-band backup option on the vessels.

With around 200 vessels under full technical management, Thome Group offers integrated ship management as well as oil and gas marine services to its customers.

Marlink’s Committed Information Rate (CIR) will be used for the provision...


Nigeria opens $1.5bn Lekki Deep Sea Port

The billion-dollar Lekki Deep Sea Port, which was constructed by China, has opened in Lagos, Nigeria, reported Reuters.

The new $1.5bn deep seaport is anticipated to reduce congestion at ports in the country.

Developed to handle cargoes in transit for other destinations, the seaport is also expected to become an African hub for transhipment.

China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) and Tolaram group own a 75% stake in the new port.

The remaining interest in the port is controlled by the Lagos State...


NYK takes delivery of LPG carrier ‘Lantana Planet’ from Kawasaki

Japanese shipbuilder Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) has delivered the dual-fuel liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carrier Lantana Planet to Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK). 

The vessel has a length of 229.90m with a moulded breadth of 37.20m, moulded draft of 11.60m and moulded depth of 21.90m.

It is powered using LPG as well as low-sulfur fuel oil. The use of LPG is said to significantly lower emission volumes of sulfur oxides (SOx), CO₂ and other pollutants when compared with marine fuel oil.



Konecranes chooses L&T for port cranes manufacturing in India  

Finnish firm Konecranes has struck a licensing agreement with Larsen & Toubro (L&T) for making and distributing the former’s port cranes in India.

The alliance between Konecranes and L&T’s Minerals & Metals business arm will include manually run ship-to-shore cranes, rail-mounted gantry cranes and rubber-tired gantry cranes from the Konecranes portfolio, as well as the company’s shipyard cranes.

Konecranes and Indian conglomerate L&T will also cooperate to provide after-sales support.



BRP to build boat manufacturing facility in Mexico

BRP has announced its plans to commence the construction of an additional boat manufacturing facility in Chihuahua City, Mexico.

This marks a significant development in the company’s marine strategy.

BRP plans to improve its production capacity and capabilities with this project to fulfil the demand for its marine products and support its expansion.

BRP is a Canadian company that makes snowmobiles, motorbikes, ATVs, side-by-sides, and personal watercraft.

In addition to the 2,500 current roles...


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