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The World’s Biggest Container Ship

What was the world’s largest container ship, the CSCL Globe, of 19,100 teu, made her maiden call at Felixstowe on Jan 7. The ship is operated by China Shipping Container Line on its AEX1 (Asia Europe Express) service and Felixstowe is its first port of call in Europe.

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Newer and Bigger Ships With Fewer Scrapped

Alphaliner LogoAsian companies continue to account for over half of the top 20 of the top 100 container lines.

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Quay Extension Underway

Port of TyneWork has started on the £25mn extension to Riverside Quay at South Shields.

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Warning Over Growth of ‘Petro Pirates’

Petro PiratesGovernments have been warned that their need to act to stop the violent hijackings of small coastal tankers in South East Asia in what have been described as “petro-piracy”.

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Course Reversed Over Emergency Lockers

Emergency Equipment SignThe London-based maritime union, Nautilus International, has welcomed the UK Government’s decision not to go ahead with its plans to scrap the rules requiring roll-on, roll-off passenger ships to be fitted with lockers containing emergency equipment.

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Major Salvage Operation After Ship is Deliberately Run Aground

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Hoegh OsakaThe operation to salvage a large vehicle carrier that had been deliberately run aground on to a sandbank amid fears of her capsizing was successfully completed on the afternoon of Jan 22.

The Singapore-registered Hoegh Osaka, 51,770gt, of Hoegh Autoliners, Norway, had arrived at Southampton on Jan 2 from Malta to load a part-cargo of 1,300 vehicles, including Jaguars, Land Rovers and Minis, and 105 JCB construction machine for the Middle East via Hamburg.

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