Heavy Load Carrier TAI AN KOU – Aerial Photography – 02.02.2022

With wind blowing over 40 knots the 2002 built ship TAI AN KOU was photographed from the air by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS around 20 nautical miles offshore Malta on Wednesday 2nd February, 2022. She was built in China by Guangzhou International Shipyard at Guangzhou in 2002 with CHN flag and owner – COSCO Heavy Transport. […]

Haifa Port – October 2021 Movements

The Port of Haifa  is the largest of Israel’s three major international seaports, the others being the Port of Ashdod, and the Port of Eilat. It has a natural deep water harbor, which operates all year long, and serves both passenger and merchant ships. It is one of the largest ports in the eastern Mediterranean in terms of freight volume and […]

Offshore – Arrival of Jack Up Oil Rig TOPAZ DRILLER in Malta – 07.10.2020

On Wednesday 7th October, 2020 the 2012 built Chinese semi-submersible heavy lift vessel HUA HAI LONG loaded with the 2009 built jack up oil rig TOPAZ DRILLER arrived at Malta for discharging operation from Port Gentil, Gabon. HUA HAI LONG was built in China at China Merchants Heavy Industries at Shenzhen. It’s the third time […]

Containers – China Shipping Boxships exchanging berth at Malta Freeport – 13.06.2008

China Shipping Container Lines was the world’s eighth largest container shipping company, with a fleet that comprises of 148 vessels with a total operating capacity of more than 610,000 TEUs. Established in Shanghai in 1997, the shipping line is present in more than 100 countries around the world. With a new company formed by the integration of China Shipping and […]

Tanker News – U.S. Lifts Sanctions on COSCO Tanker Unit – 31.01.2020

On Friday 31st January, 2020 the United States lifted sanctions on one of two units of the giant Chinese tanker company COSCO, the Treasury said, partially reversing its punishment to the company for transporting Iranian oil after China raised the issue in trade talks with Washington. According to a notice posted on the US Treasury […]

Casualties – Container ship COSCO PACIFIC fire – 04.01.2020

On Saturday 4th January, 2020 the 2008 built 10,062 TEU capacity container ship COSCO PACIFIC while underway in the Arabian Sea from Port Klang, Malaysia to Nhava Sheva, India reported fire in container or containers, in a cargo hold. The ship interrupted scheduled voyage and headed for Colombo, Sri Lanka arriving there in the morning […]

Containers – COSCO Plans 4th Terminal at Piraeus – 14.08.2019

COSCO , Piraeus Port Operator plans to build a $400m fourth terminal at Greece’s leading port. A new port masterplan will be submitted for approval next week, including the blueprint for the new 2.8m teu facility at the Mediterranean’s fastest growing boxport. The new terminal would give Piraeus an annual capacity of more than 10 […]

Cruise Liners – P & O Cruises ORIANA – 26.07.2019

Last October 2018 P & O Cruises announced their decision that their oldest ship in the fleet – ORIANA has to leave the line in August 2019. In fact at the moment she’s during her final cruise. The 1,880 passenger capacity liner joined the cruise line back in 1995 and will depart from Southampton, UK […]

Containers – XIN YAN TAI at Malta Freeport

One of the Chinese vessels calling at Malta Freeport is the 280 metre long container ship XIN YAN TAI with her COSCO Blue Livery after the merger of China’s two state shipping giants – China Ocean Shipping Co (Group) or Cosco Group and China Shipping group (CSCL). The merger involved combining Cosco and China Shipping’Container […]

COSCO Shipping Plans $200 Million Container Terminal Expansion

China’s Cosco Shipping Ports Ltd plans to expand its container terminal in Abu Dhabi in the next three to five years with an investment of $200 million as more Chinese companies set up in the emirate, its vice-chairman and managing director said. Cosco’s new container terminal, with a capacity of 2.5 million TEUs (Twenty-foot equivalent […]