ZIM confirms blaze on ship off Colombo

Officials at Israeli carrier ZIM have confirmed that a fire ripped through the 8,586 teu Zim Charleston 11 days ago in the Indian Ocean, with the ship showing no signs of leaving its mooring at Colombo port as accident investigators look into the latest blaze to hit the liner business. According to insurance firm WK Webster the …

Liverpool port strike to go ahead as workers reject pay deal

Hundreds of port workers at the Port of Liverpool, one of the UK’s largest container ports, will strike over pay and working conditions. More than 500 dockworkers voted for strike action after being offered a 7% pay increase by MDHC Container Services, part of Peel Ports, the second largest port group in the UK. The …

Maersk Supply Service awarded more work with Shell in Brazil

Maersk Supply Service (MSS) has been awarded a contract on behalf of Shell Brasil for work on the floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel Fluminense off the coast of Rio de Janeiro. The scope of the project includes remediation work on two mooring lines of the 1974-built FPSO. MMS said the onshore engineering is already underway, …

Container debris as Japanese boxship capsizes

Officials at the Japanese port of Tokuyama Shimomatsu Port have spent the past 24 hours fishing containers out of the water after a small feeder boxship capsized at the pier yesterday. The 200 teu Maya, a coastal feeder ship operated by Imoto Lines, capsized at a pier of Tokuyama Shimomatsu Port, southwest of Hiroshima, during cargo …

CMA CGM venture wins bid for state-run terminal at Jawaharlal Nehru

CMA Terminals, a subsidiary of the French containerline CMA CGM, together with J M Baxi Ports & Logistics, a unit of the Mumbai-based J M Baxi Group, have won the tender for the privatisation of Jawaharlal Nehru Port Container Terminal (JNPCT). Previously a state-run container terminal at Jawaharlal Nehru Port, India’s busiest container port, will …