The First of Five ACL’s Newbuilds Ready for Launching

 

 

 

Spotted: The First of Five ACL’s Newbuilds Ready for Launching

ACL, an American shipping company owned by the Italian Grimaldi Group, is going to launch five new combined container/cars/ro-ro vessels starting by the end of the year.

These ships are the world’s largest in their class, and the first of them, Atlantic Star, will call at the Port of Gothenburg around December 20th, 2015.

ACL, which has been operating in Gothenburg since 1967, selected the Swedish Port of Gothenburg to welcome the first vessel of the G4 fleet this year.

Atlantic Star is a part of the ACL’s G4 Fleet, together with her sister ships Atlantic Sail, Atlantic Sea, Atlantic Sky and Atlantic Sun.

The new G4 vessels, as ACL said, will

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Viking Supply Ships lays up three PSVs

Kari Reinikainen

24 September 2015

A weak market has forced Viking Supply Ships, a listed Gothenburg-based offshore services vessel operator, to lay up three platform supply vessels.

A company statement said that due to a continuing weak PSV market it had decided to lay up the vessels Idun Viking, Frigg Viking, and Nanna Viking.

The three vessels were built between 2002 and 2006 and have an engine output of about 5,500 bhp. In all, Viking has five PSVs and eight anchor handling tug supply vessels, two of which are open at the moment, according to the company's website.

Regarding the three lay-ups, Viking said, "The vessel crews are provided by an external ship manager and the decision will consequently not have any impact for crew

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COSCO orders 11 mega box ships for $1.5Bn

IHS

10 September 2015
 
This is the largest single order for container ships Chinese yards have ever received. Photo: PA

 

 

China's largest shipping company, COSCO, on 9 September placed an order for 11 19,000 teu container ships at four domestic shipyards.

This is the largest single order for container ships Chinese yards have ever received.

COSCO's listed branch China COSCO stated in its filling to the Shanghai Stock Exchange on 9 September that it has ordered two container ships at Dalian COSCO Khi Ship Engineering (DACKS) for USD270.6 million, four at Nantong COSCO Khi Ship Engineering (NACKS) for USD541.2 million, three at CSSC Shipbuilding for USD418.5 million, and two at CSIC Shipbuilding for USD279 million.

The new ships are expected to improve the shipping capacity of COSCO's container ship fleet, stated the company.

The vessels are scheduled for delivery in 2018.