VESSEL REVIEW | Cape Hayate – K Line adds LNG-fuelled newbuild to bulker fleet

Cape Hayate

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) recently took delivery of a new Capesize bulk carrier fuelled by LNG. Cape Hayate was built by Japan Marine United (JMU) as the first Capesize bulk carrier in the K Line fleet to be equipped with a dual-fuel engine that can utilise both diesel and LNG, the latter...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/shipping/dry-cargo/bulkers/vessel-review-cape-hayate-k-line-adds-lng-fuelled-newbuild-to-bulker-fleet/

VESSEL REVIEW | Green Paranagua – Chinese 77,000DWT bulker to support South America wood pulp trade

The 77,000DWT wood pulp carrier Green Paranagua

China’s Shanghai Pudong Development Bank (SPDB), through its shipowning arm SPDB Financial Leasing, has taken delivery of a new bulk carrier designed and built by local shipyard COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry. Named in honour of the city in Brazil’s Parana state, Green Paranagua is the fifth unit in...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/shipping/dry-cargo/bulkers/vessel-review-green-paranagua-chinese-77000dwt-bulker-to-support-south-america-wood-pulp-trade/

VESSEL REVIEW | Shimokita Maru – Japan’s NS United places hybrid LNG-electric limestone carrier into service

The hybrid limestone carrier Shimokita Maru

Japan’s Tsuneishi Shipbuilding recently handed over a new bulk carrier to local shipowner NS United Kaiun Kaisha. Shimokita Maru replaces an older, similarly named vessel in the NS United fleet. The newer Shimokita Maru has an LOA of 93.8 metres (308 feet), a moulded beam of 18.2 metres (59.7...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/shipping/dry-cargo/bulkers/vessel-review-shimokita-maru-japans-ns-united-places-hybrid-lng-electric-limestone-carrier-into-service/

COLUMN | Houthi attacks show asymmetrical sea warfare is the way ahead [Naval Gazing]

Test firing of the UK-developed DragonFire laser weapon

Attacks by Yemen’s Houthi rebels on merchant shipping in the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Aden, and the Arabian Sea continue apace. The Iran-backed Houthis are very well equipped with multiple attack drones and with anti-shipping cruise and ballistic missiles. These weapons are based...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/security/incidents/piracy/column-houthi-attacks-show-that-asymmetrical-sea-warfare-is-the-way-ahead-naval-gazing/

VESSEL REVIEW | Fairchem Pathfinder – Second LNG-fuelled chemical tanker in series delivered to US operator

Fairchem Pathfinder

Japanese shipping company MOL Chemical Tankers, via its recently acquired US-based subsidiary Fairfield Chemical Carriers (FCC), has taken delivery of a new vessel fitted with dual-fuel engines that can also run on LNG in addition to marine diesel. Fairchem Pathfinder belongs to a series of four 26,000DWT vessels built by Fukuoka Shipbuilding to a design […]

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VESSEL REVIEW | MinRes Coolibah – Transhipping barges to support Western Australia iron ore trade

MinRes Airlie, a new transhipper barge delivered to Australia mining company Mineral Resources

Western Australia-based mining company Mineral Resources (MinRes) has taken delivery of two transhippment barges for transporting iron ore from shore to larger cargo ships off the coast. The vessels, which have been named MinRes Coolibah and MinRes Airlie, were built by COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry of China with design work done by MinRes in collaboration […]

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https://www.bairdmaritime.com/shipping/dry-cargo/bulkers/vessel-review-minres-coolibah-transhipping-barges-to-support-western-australia-iron-ore-trade/

VESSEL REVIEW | Maersk El Palomar – Methanol-ready boxship boasts 12,800TEU capacity

The containership Maersk El Palomar

Japan Marine United (JMU) has handed over the first in a new series of five container vessels ordered by Danish shipping company A.P. Moller – Maersk. Maersk El Palomar and its four sisters will be owned by a Japanese company and leased to Maersk for the latter’s worldwide operations. The new...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/shipping/boxships/vessel-review-maersk-el-palomar-methanol-ready-boxship-boasts-12800teu-capacity/

VESSEL REVIEW | CMA CGM Mermaid – New LNG-fuelled boxship boasts aerodynamic hull design

CMA CGM Mermaid, a new LNG-fuelled containership delivered to CMA CGM

French shipping company the CMA CGM Group has taken delivery of a new container vessel built by HD Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in South Korea. The Malta-registered CMA CGM Mermaid is the first in a new series of ten containerships powered by LNG and featuring a new hull design developed to improve energy...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/shipping/boxships/vessel-review-cma-cgm-mermaid-new-lng-fuelled-boxship-boasts-aerodynamic-hull-design/

COLUMN | Failing flag states, abandoned crew and piffle from Palau [Offshore Accounts]

This week, I want to look at how the shipping industry can overcome some of its biggest challenges – not greenhouse gases and climate change, nor sexism and homophobia, but the problems of abandoned crews, excessively long tours of duty, and the low safety standards that bedevil the wider maritime...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/offshore/column-failing-flag-states-abandoned-crew-and-piffle-from-palau-offshore-accounts/

VESSEL REVIEW | Ane Mærsk – Methanol-powered boxship boasts 16,000TEU capacity

Ane Mærsk, a new methanol-fuelled containership acquired by A.P. Moller Maersk

Danish shipping company A.P. Moller Maersk recently took delivery of a new ultra-large containership (ULCS) built by HD Hyundai Heavy Industries of South Korea. The vessel has been named Ane Mærsk in honour of Ane Mærsk Mc-Kinney Uggla, mother of A.P. Moller-Maersk’s current Chair Robert Maersk...

https://www.bairdmaritime.com/shipping/boxships/vessel-review-ane-maersk-methanol-powered-boxship-boasts-16000teu-capacity/

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