The recent dramatic rise in piracy in many locations around the world has prompted Maersk to re-route part of its fleet to avoid the Gulf of Aden, a particular hot spot, and seek alternative routing south of the Cape of Good Hope and east of Madagascar. This will primarily affect their tanker operations, though one […]
A fast moving storm caused 2 container cranes to collapse on Blount Island, Jacksonville, Florida. No one was hurt when the 200 foot tall $6 million cranes fell to the ground. The exact cause of the structural failure has yet to be determined. Port operations have resumed in all other areas.
Beluga Shipping has begun what may be a new era in shipping with the maiden voyage of the MV “Beluga SkySails” a cargo vessel using the SkySails towing kite system which adds wind power to assist in moving the vessel over the ocean. The MV “Beluga SkySails” has started her maiden voyage according to plan. […]