Seaspan Corporation Seals The Deal To Take Possession Of Two Container Vessels
The Seaspan Corporation has sealed the deal to acquire an advanced pair of container vessels for $146 million, which are each of 13,000 teu in weight and will prove to be beneficial in boosting the maritime organization’s business in the long run. Built way back in 2010 and 2011, the pair of containerships are already scheduled for long-term charter agreements and are to be delivered during the third quarter of 2020 according to the plan. Though the acquisition of the two brand-new container vessels cost a bomb, Seaspan’s existing fleet to expand to 125 vessels with a highly impressive collective weight of 1.049m teu. As we are aware of, the maritime arena is having a hard time dealing with the repercussion of the COVID 19 pandemic and it is worth noting that the expert team at Seaspan has put forward an excellent discipline and working standard to successfully execute an incredible acquisition of 13 high-quality vessels for long-term charters.
Pacific International Lines From Singapore Has Put Its Headquarters Up For Sale Amidst The Troubled Pandemic Times
Based in Singapore, the Pacific International Lines (PIL) has earned a great reputation over the years with its brilliant performance as the 10th largest container line in the maritime world with 347,596 slots in its well-equipped fleet. Unfortunately, the pandemic has been wreaking havoc across the globe since the beginning of this year and has led to a bold decision from the authorities at Pacific International Lines. The organization has finally decided on declaring its headquarters for sale as PIL has been experiencing a string of difficulties in tackling the ongoing financial crisis and to clear off the pending bills. The PIL headquarters is a 17-storeyed building that is located in the central business district and has a price tag of $252m as penned by the locally based Business Times newspaper.
Taiwan Has Successfully Launched Its Largest Ever Marine Research Vessel Called The New Ocean Researcher 1
In the recent news, Taiwan has introduced a brand-new marine research vessel that is gaining a huge amount of popularity as the largest ocean research vessel in the whole country. Named as The New Ocean Researcher 1, the highly advanced ocean-class, multi-functional research vessel happens to be the third research vessel built in Taiwan to not only focus on marine exploration and research purposes but to teach marine science soon. Constructed at the well-known Taiwan Shipping Company, a majority of the shipbuilding vessels operating in Taiwan are essentially bulk carriers or commercial container vessels. The newly launched marine research vessel is fitted with a special, energy-saving sword bow that is excellent at cutting down the level of wave resistance and can eventually go a long way in reducing the research vessel’s speed in wild weather conditions and rough seas.
The Port Of Xiamen To Become The First China-Based Port To Be Fully Intelligent As Declared By The Xiamen Container Terminal Group
The Xiamen Container Terminal Group announced that the Port of Xiamen is now prepared to be considered as the very first “fully intelligent” Chinese port with its innovative strategy of putting digital-based solutions to great use. The Port of Xiamen will utilize modern-day technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), 5G, and the Internet-of-Things (IoT) as a genuine attempt to upgrade the industrial and transportation infrastructure within the port premises. The digital upgrade is all set to bring forth a modern era with remote-controlled gantry cranes, quay crane remote control, container intelligent loading and unloading operations, along with driver-less machines. The Port of Xiamen is also looking forward to upgrading its process optimization and boost the yard operation to promote new information and communication networks in the long run.
Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation Takes Delivery Of Icebreaking Tug From Gulf Islands Shipyards
The renowned Gulf Islands Shipyards has delivered a brand-new 118-foot icebreaking tug to Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) as supervised by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The new tug called the Seaway Guardian will replace the 62-year-old Robinson Bay and will find its primary application in ice management and buoy maintenance on the St. Lawrence Seaway. The new build vessel will also come in handy in firefighting and emergency operational response. The Seaway Guardian includes a powerful ice-breaking bow form and its design is regarded to be of relatively shallow draft.