May 8 - Croatia's R&B Global Projects has chartered a multipurpose tramp vessel to transport 5,000 cu m of earthmoving machinery and equipment from Papua New Guinea to Dunkerque in France.

The cargo was loaded onto the vessel at the Motukea Wharf in Port Moresby taking up over 1,500 sq m of stowage space, and the ship is currently routing to France via Cape Horn.

Another two similar charter vessels are expected to follow in June and July.