August 12 - The 28,000 dwt newbuild heavy lift vessel DA DE has joined the fleet of Cosco Shipping Co. Ltd. (Coscol).
DA DE is the sister vessel of DA XIN, which HLPFI reported had joined Coscol's fleet on July 22.Both ships have a tandem lifting capacity of 700 tonnes, an overall length of 179.5 m and a breadth of 28 m.
Four polyethylene reactors, the largest of which weighed 227 tons (206 tonnes), have moved through DP World’s Jebel Ali Port in the UAE.
The port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) and the port of Caddo-Bossier worked together to transport 300 steel coils along the Mississippi River in the USA.
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has reported that rates in the container shipping market are likely to remain high and could possibly increase, with little change expected for coming months or possibly years.
North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) has completed the AUD2.4 million (USD1.8 million) project to extend wharf one at the port of Mackay in Australia.
Volga-Dnepr is reviewing the possibility of working with aircraft manufacturer Irkut Corporation to develop a freighter version of the MC-21-300 aircraft.
Forth Ports plans to submit a ‘green port’ proposal to the Scottish government that will encompass key ports, industrial complexes and logistics centres along the north and south shores of the Firth of Forth and at Edinburgh Airport.
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