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Egypt to Build a Second Suez Canal

Suez CanalEgypt is to build a new canal alongside the existing Suez Canal, opened in 1869, in an estimated $4bn project to expand the fastest shipping route between Europe and Asia.

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Start on Second Aircraft Carrier

Prince of WalesLast month, the assembly of the Royal Navy’s second Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier began at the Rosyth dockyard. The ship is to be named Prince of Wales.

A huge section of the hull of the second carrier left the Glasgow yard of BAE Systems on July 28 on a barge on the 600 mile voyage to Rosyth and is pictured passing under the Forth Bridge.

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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

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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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