Russia-Ukraine War – 2 more naval ships gone during May 2024

Ukraine continues to report a string of successes against the Russian Navy. According to the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, a minesweeper was destroyed during the night of May 18-19 as part of its attacks on occupied Crimea. The Russian Black Sea fleet Project 266M or Natya Class ocean minesweeper is the RFS KOVROVETS that was […]

CMA CGM News – PSS – From Indian Subcontinent (except Bangladesh), Middle East Gulf, Red Sea & Egypt to US East Coast & US Gulf from 15th June, 2024

In a continued effort to provide reliable and efficient service, CMA CGM informs its customers of the following Peak Season Surcharge: From June 15th, 2024 (loading date) until further notice: – Origin range: From Indian Subcontinent (except Bangladesh), Middle East Gulf, Red Sea & Egypt – Destination range: To US East Coast & US Gulf – Cargo: all […]

Towage News – Rimorchiatori Sardi preparing to be sold to MSC – May 2024

After the transfer of the two ropax SHARDEN and MOBY VINCI to MSC, which both ships had collisions with Grandi Navi Veloci (GNV) ropax ships another department of the Moby group is preparing to leave for Geneva, in settlement of the loan of 315 million euros which allowed the Onorato family group to emerge from […]

CMA CGM News – FAK Rates – From Asia to North Europe from 1st June, 2024

Please find the new applicable CMA CGM Freight All Kinds (FAK) rates (*) as follows as from June 1st, 2024 (loading date) until further notice:   20’GP 40’GP/40’HC/40’REEFER Asia to North Europe USD 3,200 USD 6,000   Base port to base port rates. Out-ports are subject to usual TAO/TAD. These new FAK rates will apply as follows: […]

Yachting – ESPADARTE leaving Malta from Bezzina Ship Repair Yard – May 2024

One of the classic yachts that is a repetitive client of Bezzina Ship Repair Yard (BSRY) since the year 2020 is the Portuguese built ESPADARTE. She was built by Arsenal do Alfeite in Portugal at their Alfeite shipyard in 1968 to military specifications and after 1974 she was sold to the Saudi based Sheikh Mouffak […]

CMA CGM News – BAF update – Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco Roro services from 1st June 2024

Following bunker prices evolution since the last surcharge adjustment, CMA CGM SSL Intra Europe will revise its BAF as follows on its Roro South services connecting France with Algeria, Tunisia & Morocco (import & export):   Effective June 1st, 2024: Cargo Algeria service Tunisia service Morocco service Roll, full EUR 1,212/unit EUR 509/unit EUR 655/unit Roll, empty […]

Ship Repair – Superyacht GIGIA ready from 204 days Drydocking at Malta – 14.05.2024

On Tuesday 14th May, 2024 the 85 metre Lurssen built superyacht GIGIA left Melita Marine Shipyard after spending nearly 7 months drydocked inside the 102 metres floating dock NAZLAB. Last Year on Monday 23rd October, 2023 when she shifted from MMH with Harbour Pilot aboard towards the dock an article was issued – https://maltashipphotos.com/ship-repair-superyacht-gigia-drydocked-inside-nazlab-23-10-2023/ Scaffolding […]

Navy News – USS Hershel Woody Williams ESB-4 runs softly aground – 09.05.2024

The only US Navy ship assigned to U.S. Africa Command, the expeditionary sea base USS HERSHEL WOODY WILLIAMS ESB-4 grounded off the western coast of Africa on Thursday 9th May around 1300 hrs (GMT) , shortly after leaving Libreville, Gabon. The ship broke free around 1700 hrs on Thursday at high tide, said Lt. Cmdr. […]

Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Cable Layer RESPONDER from 1st to 5th May, 2024.

On Wednesday 1st May, 2024 the 2001 built 139.15 metres long cable layer RESPONDER  called at Grand Harbour, Malta passing breakwaters at 1524 hrs bound to Palumbo Malta Shipyards. She was built in Singapore by Keppel Shipyard Ltd at Benoi with yard no 5029 as the TYCO RESPONDER, the second ship in a class of […]