Ship of the Week

Thursday, 27 October 2016 21:12

Oct 28 - Nord Steady

A fairly regular caller in Vancouver is the chemical tanker Nord Steady which recently made a call at the Stanovan Terminal in Burnaby. The vessel operates in the Norient Product Pool and has recently been trading back and forth between the west coast and Hawaii. Built by STX Offshore & Shipbuilding, Jinhae, South Korea in 2013Owned by Norden Shipping SingaporeManaged by Norden - Hellerup, DenmarkLOA 183mBeam 32mGRT 29,850 tonsDWT 49,998 MTRegistered in Singapore    Norient Product Pool is a limited company registered in Denmark and owned 50/50 by the founding partners Interorient Navigation Company Ltd and Dampskibsselskabet NORDEN A/S . Head office is in Denmark supported by commercial operating offices in Singapore, USA and Cyprus. The pool is currently managing 92 product tankers ranfging from 25–75,000MT DWT. Founded in 1871, Dampskibsselskabet NORDEN A/S is incorporated in Denmark and listed on NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen A/S.  The company operates a fleet of dry cargo and tankers worldwide through a mix of owned and chartered tonnage. Head office is in Hellerup, Denmark, supported by branch offices in Singapore, Shanghai, Annapolis, Rio de Janeiro and Mumbai. The company was a founding member of the Danish Shipowners' Association in 1884. Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Cyprus,…
Friday, 21 October 2016 10:46

Oct. 21 - Motor Yacht Tatu

Nestled into the Coal Harbour yacht marina for several weeks over the summer has been the slightly unusual looking luxury yacht Tatu. She is described as a custom trawler with excellent outside spaces, enclosed aft deck with large dining table. She has cruised the South Pacific, Alaska, Mexico and South America as a proven long range vessel in excellent condition with all possible amenities. Built by Delta Marine in 1985, rebuilt in 2014LOA 25.6mBeam 5.9mGRT 116 tonsSpeed cruising 10 knots, full 11 knots with a maximum range of 3,000 nautical milesMain engine: Caterpillar 400 HP dieselAccommodation for six guests in three cabins along with a regular four crew membersRegistered in Gibraltar    Entering the ship from the aft deck you are in the main salon with a comfortable couch to starboard and chairs to port. Forward is the dining area seating eight. The compulsory open bar lies infront of the galley and seats four. The Galley itself is U-shaped and has all the toys you could wish for. The forward master stateroom forward has a center line queen bed, ample storage and hanging spaces along with a spa style bath and shower. There is a staircase leading to the lower…
Thursday, 13 October 2016 22:06

Oct 14 - Guiseppe Garibaldi

The Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi hosted a meeting on August 22 with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany and President Francois Hollande of France on the aircraft carrier Guiseppe Garibaldi off the port of Naples. The meeting was ostensibly called to discuss economic policy following the UK’s Brexit decision but the actual discussion was said to have been more of a focus on concerns for the future of the Italian economy and its banking system. There was also a suggestion that US Presidential candidate Donald Trump, who has been fiercely critical of European defence spending, needed to be made aware that Europe has greater military capability than he may be aware of. Built by Fincantieri Italy, Trieste. Laid down in 1981, launched in 1983, commissioned in 1985LOA 180.2mBeam 33.4mDisplacement 10,100 MT light, 13,850 MT loadedMain propulsion: 4 x General Electric/Avio LM2,500 gas turbines generating 82,000 HPSpeed 30 knotsCrew: 630 plus Fleet Air Arm of approximately 100 personsAircraft: up to 18 Sea Harrier II fighter/bombers and helicoptersHome port: Taranto    The impressive vessel is the fourth ship of the Italian Navy to be named after the 19th century Italian General Giuseppe Garibaldi. Her active military service includes participation in NATO bombing…
Friday, 07 October 2016 09:17

Oct 7 - Thorco Logos

Seen here against the backdrop of Lynnterm is the multipurpose general cargo vessel Thorco Logos. Thorco Shipping was established 13 years ago by Mr. Thor Stadil and is today reputed to be the world’s second-biggest mover of goods larger than container size such as wind turbines and industrial components for oil rigs and LNG trains. The company has a fleet of 105 vessels compared to Germany’s BBC Chartering the largest operator in the sector which operates about 150 vessels. The company’s latest new build program is based on a series of so called “L Class” vessels including the pictured Thorco Logos which is of advanced fuel efficiency design. Built by Honda Heavy Industries Shipyard, Japan in 2015LOA 131.7mBeam 23mGRT 13,110 tonsDWT 16,949 MTCranes: 2 x 50MT (tandem 100 MT)Registered in PanamaSisters Ships: Thorco Lily, Legion, Luna, Legacy, Logic, Lineage, Lanner, Liva, Lohas    Launched in 2003, Thorco Shipping is headquartered in Copenhagen with offices in Svendborg, Bremen, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo and Winschoten in The Netherlands. Thorco assumed control of a fleet of around 40 vessels from fellow Danish shipping company Clipper in September 2013 but makes no bones in describing the company’s…
Friday, 30 September 2016 08:21

Sept 30 - Leopold LD

A good example of modern Capesize tonnage, and named after the founder of the Louis Dreyfus Group, is the Leopold LD which was named jointly with La Briantais and La Guimorais, the first two vessels in a series of four Handysize B.Delta37 vessels, at the Tianjin Xingang Shipyard in October 2013. The ordering of these vessels was notable for the return of the family owned Louise Dreyfus to the dry bulk market with owned tonnage, after selling most of the company’s fleet between 2005 and 2008 at the height of the boom years, thereby sticking to the group’s long term strategy of selling ships when the market is high and buying when freight levels are low. Built by Tianjin Xingang Shipbuilding Heavy Industry Co. in 2013Owned and operated by Louise Dreyfus Armateurs Group (LDA)LOA 292mBeam 45mGRT 93,801 tonsDWT 179,861 MTRegistered in Malta      The new Capesize design developed by Louis Dreyfus saves about 7,000 tons of CO2 per ship and per year while the new Handysize B.Delta37 vessels are more compact than similar ships, with greater intake and lower fuel consumption. The Deltamarin hull design provides for a shallow draft (10.7m) on 40,000t deadweight with a fuel saving of…
Friday, 23 September 2016 12:58

Sept 23 - YM Movement

Seen approaching Lions Gate Bridge recently is the container vessel YM Movement for her Thursday afternoon into Friday day shift window at GCT’s Vanterm Container Terminal. The vessel operates in a service loop from Ningbo, ShanghaI and Busan to Tacoma and Vancouver. Built by Koyo Dockyard, Mihara, Japan in 2013Owned and managed by Shoei Kisen, Imabari, JapanChartered by Yang Ming LineLOA 293.2mBeam 40.0mGRT 71,821 tonsDWT 72.370 MTRegistered in Panama   Headquartered in Keelung, Taiwan, Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation (Yang Ming) was established in December 1972 and today operates a fleet of around 105 vessels of around 6 million tons DWT having almost 600,000 TEU of capacity. Yang Ming has also made terminal investments in exclusive terminals at Keelung and Kaohsiung in Taiwan, Los Angeles and Tacoma in the U.S; Antwerp in Belgium and Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The four berth Kao Ming Container Terminal in Kaohsiung Harbor of Taiwan is the company’s flagship transhipment hub in Asia. Sister company Kuang Ming Shipping Corporation is the company’s global bulk shipping arm. The company has historical links with the China Merchants Steam Navigation Company (CMSNC), which dates back to the Qing Dynasty (1872–1912) and the so called Self-Strengthening Movement of that…
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