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At the Uljanik Shipyard in Croatia, Mrs. Julie De Nul released the self-propelled Cutter Suction Dredger Willem van Rubroeck in the sea today by cutting the traditional ties of the rope. The delivery of the vessel will take place in 2018.

Today, at about 11 am, the A11 highway was opened in West Flanders (Belgium) by Flemish Mobility and Public Works Minister Ben Weyts. Within a couple of days, the first cars will take the new A11, which connects the port of Zeebrugge and its hinterland. The opening also marks the end of six different project site areas.

Japanese shipping company Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) intends to test an autonomous containership in the Pacific Ocean in 2019.

HHLA subsidiary CTD Container-Transport-Dienst, which carries out a large proportion of the container transfers between the different terminals and depots at the Port of Hamburg, is increasingly using inland water vessels. In May 2017, it transported 1,058 of its 14,469 containers using these vessels. This amounts to 7.2 percent, a record high for the company. Of all of the transfers it completed in the first half of 2017, an average of 6.4 percent utilised inland vessels, 4 percentage points higher than in the first half of 2016.

OOCL celebrated the christening of Hull H2173, a 21,413 TEU newbuilding constructed at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard on Geoje Island. Named as OOCL Germany, this mega containership is the second of the six 21 thousand TEU class vessels on order at the shipyard and they are an important part to enhancing the competitiveness and efficiency of our modern fleet.

SHANGHAI, Aug 23 (Reuters) - French shipping group CMA CGM plans to build nine of the world's largest container ships at two Chinese shipyards, the China Daily newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Banana and Container Express

  • Kloosterboer opts for new Liebherr port equipment to handle e.g. fruits
  • Excellent handling and driving characteristics made the difference as well as cost saving features
  • Bigger cranes represent the growth of the Dutch family business

The South Korean shipbuilding industry is in shock after it has lost the world's largest container ship deals to Chinese companies. It is a symbolic event that shows the two countries' intense competition across all of industries, marking the 25th anniversary of their diplomatic relations.

PARIS/COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Total (TOTF.PA) is buying Maersk's oil and gas business in a $7.45 billion deal which the French major said would strengthen its operations in the North Sea and raise its output to 3 million barrels per day by 2019.

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