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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.

  • 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.

  • Vopak and its joint venture partners intend to expand their deep water independent liquid storage terminal in Pengerang, Johor, Malaysia.
  • The terminal is strategically located in Asia's main oil trading center, along the international shipping routes and is pipeline connected to the industrial terminal which will be serving the new world-scale refinery and petrochemical complex RAPID which is currently being built.
  • The terminal will be expanded with 430,000 cbm to a total capacity of 1.7 million cubic meters. The expansion is expected to be commissioned progressively from Q1 2019. The expansion relates to clean petroleum products.
  • Denmark's A.P. Moller Maersk gave an upbeat outlook for container shipping on Wednesday.
  • Maersk has been hit by low oil prices at its energy arm and sliding prices in its shipping business in recent years.
  • Maersk reported a net loss stood of $264 million, compared with expectations for a $507 million net profit.

Rating of container lines of Black Sea H1 2017

Rating is based on the data for laden container turnover, without transshipment.

Record of market share growth (% of market share) in Black Sea belongs to EMC 2,10p.p., COSCOCS 1,24p.p. and ARKAS 0,62p.p., while record of market share drop was shown by CMA CGM -1,64p.p., OOCL -0,61p.p. and YML -0,57p.p. PIL suspended its activity in the region, while APL merged with CMA CGM.

- Increase of approximately 12 percent in container throughput and just over 7 percent in container transport
- Chairwoman of the Executive Board, Angela Titzrath: "HHLA's customers generate growth at the Port of Hamburg"
- Executive Board updates its forecast for Group EBIT, expecting a range between € 150 million and € 170 million including possible one-off expenses

The Maersk Taurus is the most recent vessel to arrive at Hamad Port from the Port of Salalah in Dhofar, the largest port in Oman, Qatar Ports Management Company (Mwani Qatar) has said in its Twitter account.

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