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Drax Wood Pellet Cargo Sets World Record

Popi S The world’s largest ever single shipment of biomass material was discharged at the Humber International Terminal at Immingham in July for onward transit to Drax power station at Selby, north Yorkshire.

Almost 60,000 tonnes of wood pellets were unloaded from the Liberian-flag bulk carrier Popi S, 80,337dwt. The ship had been loaded at the Westview Terminal in Prince Rupert, British Columbia on June 2, and the voyage to Immingham took 34 days.

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Last of Three, Ocean Falcon, Enters Service

Ocean FalconThe multi-role emergency response and rescue vessel Ocean Falcon was named at a ceremony at Aberdeen on May 29.

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New Generation Gives Boost to Huge Orderbook

Maersk Triple EThe total capacity of container ships ordered by early June reached 1.04mn teu, 60 per cent more than was ordered during the corresponding period of 2014, say the shipping analysts Alphaliner.

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Cost Savings of Giant Box Ships ‘Falling’

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CMA CGM Jules VerneThe cost savings of the giant container ships are decreasing and might not even be realised, according to a study about the impact of these giant ships on maritime transport.

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100-Year-Old U-Boat Prop Handed Back to Germany

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U8 PresentationA brass propeller from the first German U-boat to be sunk during the First World War has been given back to Germany.

The propeller from the German submarine U-8 was handed over by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency at a ceremony in June on the German Navy frigate Karlsruhe which was berthed at the Portsmouth Naval Base.

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Crew Awarded Medals for Chemical Weapons Mission

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Taiko PresentationThe crew of the Norwegian roll-on, roll-off vehicle/cargo ship Taiko, 66,635gt, have been awarded medals for their work in removing chemical weapons from Syria in 2013-14. The medals were presented at a ceremony at Bergen on June 12 this summer.

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