Ports throughout Europe have been hit hard by the current Covid-19 pandemic. This can be seen clearly in the recently published volume statistics from Europe’s largest ports. They are also feeling the knock-on effect of cancelled calls – in many cases up to 30 per cent. In contrast, the Port of Gothenburg has increased its container volume, there have been no cancelled calls, and none are planned.
Odfjell has announced that Odfjell Terminals (China) Pte. Ltd (OTC) has completed a sale of its 50% shareholding of Odfjell Terminals (Dalian) Co Ltd. (OTD) to VTTI Terminals I BV, a subsidiary of VTTI group, for a total cash consideration of USD 59 million.
Thun Tankers orders a second NaabsaMAX product tanker and pens long-term agreement with Geos Group Ltd
Thun Tankers BV has placed an order for a second 4,250-deadweight product tanker. The ordered tanker will be delivered May 2022 and will, together with her previously ordered sister, enter into a long-term agreement with UK based Geos Group Ltd.
SMS delivers a 24m new build aquaculture workboat for a Maltese fish farm specialist operator.
The technology group Wärtsilä will provide a complete LNG package, comprising the Wärtsilä 31DF engine, gearbox, and LNGPac storage, supply and control system for two new ferries being built on behalf of Ferry Sunflower, a subsidiary of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL).