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Lighthouse All Shipshape and Tyne Fashion...

Herd Groyne LighthouseThe Herd Groyne lighthouse in South Shields has been repainted during a recent three-week facelift.

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Costa Concordia Salvaged in Massive Operation

Concordia Under TowThe massive operation to refloat the wreck of the cruise ship Costa Concordia, 114,137gt, was successfully completed on July 14 and on the night of July 26-27, she arrived off Genoa where she will be broken up.

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Tyne Connection to the Asian Market

TristanThe shipping and logistics specialist Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL), is providing a link to the Port of Tyne on its regular roll-on, roll-off service between Asia and Europe via the Suez and Panama Canals.

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An Eye for Art With Containers...

CMA CGM MagellanThe container ship CMA CGM Magellan, 150,269gt, has been transformed into a gigantic work of art by a world-renowned artist, JR.

The artist worked on the collage of 151 containers and these were used as pixels so that once loaded onto the ship, they became a work of art.

The picture that was assembled on the ship is the eyes of Elizabeth, a Kenyan woman living in the Kibera slums, in Nairobi.

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Syrian Chemicals Arrive at UK Military Port

Ark FuturaSome 150 tonnes of chemical materials from Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile arrived at the Marchwood Military Port in Hampshire on July 15 on their way to Ellesmere Port where they will be destroyed.

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Heavy Lift Semi-submersible Storm Rrolls Into Service

Rolldock StormNow in service with the Dutch heavy lift company RollDock Shipping BV is the Rolldock Storm, its fourth semi-submersible heavy lift ro-ro ship, completed by Flensburger-Schiffbau-Ges, of Flensburg, Germany in June.

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