MOL to equip second bulker with ‘Wind Challenger’ system






MOL announced its intent to equip a second bulk carrier with the “Wind Challenger” hard sail system, which harnesses the power of wind to propel the vessel.

MOL Drybulk will operate the vessel, which will transport wood pellets for Enviva, and has signed a construction contract for the new ship with Oshima Shipbuilding.

The vessel, slated for delivery in 2024, will be the second Wind Challenger-equipped vessel in the MOL Group fleet, following one scheduled to enter services in October of this year.

MOL group is also examining the feasibility of adopting “Rotor Sails” an auxiliary wind propulsion system developed by Anemoi Marine Technologies Ltd, of the U.K. Combined use of both the Wind

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Antitrust: Commission seeks feedback on performance of exemption for liner shipping consortia

The European Commission has launched today a call for evidence inviting feedback on the performance of the EU legal framework which exempts liner shipping consortia from EU antitrust rules (Consortia Block Exemption Regulation or ‘CBER').

Today, the Commission has also sent targeted questionnaires to interested parties in the maritime liner shipping supply chain (i.e. carriers, shippers and freight forwarders, port and terminal operators) on the impact of consortia between liner shipping companies, as well as of the CBER on their operations since 2020.

Interested parties can provide comments for eight weeks, until 3 October 2022.

The evaluation

EU antitrust rules generally ban agreements between companies that restrict competition. However, the CBER allows, under certain conditions, shipping lines with a combined market share of below

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AKC 145/20 HE4 and AK 48/18.5 E5: quality cranes on “Multi Quality” vessel





access_alarmSeptember 26, 2017

Vaagland Båtbyggeri AS, Vågland handed over the M/S «MULTI QUALITY» service vessel to FSV Group AS in April 2016 as the shipbuilding number 151. These are the “Multi Safety” sister vessels mentioned in Ship’s Revision No. 6/2015.

The vessel is designed by Solstrand Trading in close cooperation with shipping company and shipyard. “MULTI QUALITY” is described as a shipping and service vessel for the aquaculture industry and is built for DNV GL class ✠1A1, Tug, Dynpos (AUT), and the Maritime Directorate’s rules for cargo ships with European shipping area north of 40gr.


The diesel mechanical propulsion system consists of 2 x Nogva Scania DI16 71M, each

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Lack of Crew Forces Delay in Return to Service for Diamond Princess






Diamond Princess will return to service four months behind schedule due to crew shortages (file photo)


There continues to be a lot of attention on the struggles in the airline sector as the major carriers confront crew shortages causing them to cancel flights. The cruise industry has also been quietly adjusting operations in part due to a lack of crew and the challenges of restaffing their ships after the nearly two-year pause in operations.

Princess Cruises announced yesterday that it is canceling 11 upcoming cruises between September and November aboard its cruise ship the Diamond Princess due to the challenges of restaffing the company’s ships. The 115,875 gross ton cruise

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Memorándum filtrado de P&O Ferries enviado a los ministros ANTES de que 800 trabajadores fueran despedidos por Zoom

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A los funcionarios del gobierno se les informó sobre el plan de P&O Ferries para despedir a 800 trabajadores antes de tiempo, pero se les garantizó que «aseguraría que siguieran siendo un jugador clave en el mercado del Reino Unido», según reveló un memorando filtrado.

El memorando, que se cree que fue escrito por un alto funcionario, afirmaba que si la empresa no despidía a los 800 trabajadores, «unos 2.200 empleados probablemente perderían sus empleos» en el futuro.

Fue ‘ampliamente compartido en todo el gobierno’, incluida la oficina del Primer Ministro y el Secretario de Transporte Grant Shapps.

El memorando filtrado revela que el Departamento de Transporte no hizo nada para oponerse o cuestionar la decisión de la empresa, a pesar de

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