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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’

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

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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Low Freight Rates Forecast ‘For The Rest Of The Decade’

Goldman Sachs LogoOvercapacity and low fuel prices will see low dry bulk shipping freight rates for the rest of the decade or even longer, according to the investment bank Goldman Sachs.

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Huge Load Heads East

Dockwise VanguardThe world’s largest semi-submersible heavy transport vessel, the Dockwise Vanguard, sailed from Rotterdam on May 15 for Indonesia carrying the floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) Armada Intrepid.

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