• 2019 May 24 10:09

    Royal IHC names 2,300m³ TSHD LESSE

    On Thursday 23 May, the naming ceremony for the LESSE, a custom-built 2,300m³ trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD), took place at Royal IHC’s partner yard MTG Dolphin BV in Varna, Bulgaria, the company said in its release. The vessel is the newest addition to the fleet of Baggerbedrijf de Boer – Dutch Dredging and is based on the success of IHC-built TSHDs ALBATROS and MAHURY (delivered in 2013 and 2015 respectively).

    The vessel is designed to maintain sea and inland waterways, as well as perform land reclamation. It is equipped with the latest electronic system to improve positioning, sounding and execution of dredging work. With a dredging depth of 30m below the waterline and a hopper capacity of 2,300m³, the LESSE is extremely efficient and can be deployed worldwide.

    The TSHD was successfully launched in Varna on 27 November 2018 and special attention was paid during the design phase to reduce operational costs by ensuring maximum uptime. Such design considerations included the application of more wear-resistant materials and use of maintenance-free equipment on board.




2020 April 10

12:43 BlueWater Reporting issues Q1 2020 World Liner Supply Report
12:19 1.35 million cubic meters of material to be dredged in Azov-Don Basin in 2020
11:54 Throughput of Rostov-on-Don port in 3M’2020 grew by 22% Y-o-Y to 4.2 million tonnes
11:27 Port of HaminaKotka throughput in 1Q’2020 fell by 12.3% Y-o-Y to 3.9 million tonnes
11:05 Philly Shipyard wins major training ships contract
10:38 Oil prices fell on April 9
10:05 Boskalis expands Salvage presence in the US by acquiring Ardent Americas
09:42 Bunker prices go down at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia
09:19 Port of Gothenburg works at full capacity, despite the Coronavirus crisis
09:10 Baltic Dry Index is up to 635 points
08:16 Sino-Global to acquire majority stake in Mandarine Ocean

2020 April 9

18:27 Port of Los Angeles container volumes down 30.9% to 449,568 TEU in March 2020
18:07 ECSA thanks the European Commission for the guidelines on seafarers, passengers and other persons on board ships
18:01 Port of Ventspils (Latvia) handled 3.7 million tonnes in 3M’2020, down 42% YoY
17:35 Tianjin Port Group and Hebei Port Group sign an agreement
17:17 Ministry of Industry and Trade to analyze ship designs for using shipboard equipment of Russian origin
17:05 North P&I Club supports new digital COVID-19 tool from International Group
16:35 COVID-19: CMA CGM launches the BUSINESS CONTINUITY PACK
16:20 Port of Liepaja (Latvia) handled 1.58 million tonnes of cargo in 3M’2020, down 16.3 % Y-o-Y
16:05 Port of Gothenburg offers inland storage of imported goods
15:35 Port of Hamburg container transport by inland waterway up 13 percent to 145,078 TEU in 2019
15:22 Throughput of Taganrog port in 3M’2020 grew by 20% to 780,000 tonnes
15:04 ABS is first in industry to accept 3D models for class surveys
14:26 Novotrans handled first batch of export grain in the port of Ust-Luga
13:37 International Bunker Conference IBC 2020 postponed due to COVID-19
13:17 ABP increases capacity to store refrigerated containers at the Port of Hull
12:53 ABP continue to deliver operational continuity for customers
12:29 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:30 Construction of innovative training vessel STC Group begins
11:04 Stena Line plans to close the Trelleborg-Sassnitz route
10:28 ABB brings fuel cell technology a step closer to powering large ships
10:18 New restrictions on border crossings in Finland - effects on Finnlines’ passenger services
09:54 Delo Group paid almost 60 billion rubles to PJSC TransContainer minority shareholders as part of the repurchase of 49.6410% shares
09:47 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Apr 09
09:35 Sovcomflot’s Board of Directors acknowledges Group’s performance in 2019
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is up to 607 points

2020 April 8

18:36 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from West Med, Adriatic, Black Sea and East Med to the Middle East Gulf & Red Sea
18:06 The Maritime Union of Australia condemn Government for treatment of cruise ship crews
17:36 Estimated March imports at major U.S. retail container ports hit five-year low, declines expected to continue amid pandemic
17:05 PD Ports continues investment in environmentally sustainable technology
16:36 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from West Med, Adriatic, Black Sea & East Med to Far East
16:35 SCHOTTEL EcoPeller deployed in modernization project for first time
16:13 Port of Tallinn reports its 2020 Q1 passenger and cargo flows
16:05 Gimi receives force majeure claim for FLNG from BP Mauritania
15:44 Allseas wins removal contract for multiple North Sea installations
15:40 KMG Inseneriehituse AS to build bridge for Port of Tallinn
15:04 THE Alliance announces COVID-19 response measures for May and June 2020
14:36 Vyborg Shipyard holds steel cutting ceremony for trawler of Project KMT02
14:02 The Kings of Spain check the maintenance of the supply chain in the port of Valencia
13:43 Lotos shipyard to build four dredgers for Russia’s inland water ways
13:21 Port Kolomna signs agreement with RF Ministry of Industry and Trade for ship srapping grant
13:02 North Carolina Ports completes Turning Basin Expansion Project at the Port of Wilmington
12:42 Shipping credit outlook revised to negative: cash crunch worsens as Covid-19 disrupts trade
12:05 Inland terminals at the Port of Hamburg hit by the corona crises differently
11:30 IAPH Tokyo secretariat transited to remote work from home
11:05 SAFEEN acquires its largest service vessel to date
11:02 BC Ferries adjusted service levels due to Covid-19 pandemic
10:39 ABB increases remote support for ships to help customers during the COVID-19 outbreak
10:38 Port of Gdansk actively supports fight against coronavirus
10:16 Tallink Grupp’s vessels Megastar, Galaxy and Baltic Princess suspend passenger transport to Finland