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Thomson Cruises Benefit From New Orders

Silver MuseThree cruise companies unveiled orders for six ships during July.

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Giant PCTC Carries Equivalent of 8,500 Cars

Hoegh TargetNow in service with Hoegh Autoliners, of Oslo, is the Hoegh Target, 75,717gt, the world’s largest pure car and truck carrier (PCTC).

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Setting Sail for the Ships of Tomorrow

Rolls-Royce AWAIRolls-Royce is to lead a new 6.6mn euro project that could pave the way for autonomous ships.

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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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