October 20 - The first steel has been cut for BigRoll Shipping's new vessel BigRoll Bering at the COSCO Dalian Shipyard.
BigRoll Bering is the second MC class module carrier, which is scheduled for delivery in January 2016.
HLPFI reported on September 30 that BigRoll Shipping had ordered a third 21,000-dwt module carrier from the Chinese shipyard.
RollDock Shipping has appointed Insignia Shipping as its general agent in Spain and Portugal.
Two landmark channel improvement projects in the USA have progressed in recent weeks, with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) kickstarting the deepening of the Mississippi River Ship Channel and awarding a USD15.4 million contract for the first phase of the Freeport harbour channel improvement project.
Höegh Autoliners has shipped an art sculpture onboard its ro-ro vessel Höegh Beijing from Vigo in Spain to Port Everglades, USA.
Swire Blue Ocean (SBO) plans to invest in a newbuild wind farm installation vessel, with the option to add a second unit to the order.
Container shipping line Hapag-Lloyd has opened an office in Lagos, Nigeria. In Lagos, Hapag-Lloyd calls at the ports of Apapa and Tin Can Island.
For the next fiscal year, the port of Long Beach in the USA plans to invest USD369 million in capital projects to construct and renovate facilities.
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