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 – Disabled Suezmax tanker GULF SCANDIC towed to Malta – June 2007

On Saturday 9th June, 2007 the 1984 built 274 metres crude oil tanker GULF SCANDIC reported that she had engine failure off Pantelleria Island in the Mediterranean Sea. After few hours, Tug Malta 1998 built tugboat SEA SALVOR was dispatched and commenced towing the next day on Sunday 10th June. Towage arrived 3 miles off […]

Local Shipping – Arrival of Floating Dock NAZLAB – 10.05.2014

On 28th April 2014 Melita Marine Group, Malta took over a Floating Dock with 5,000 tons lifting capacity from Western Ship Repair Yard, Klaipeda part of the BLRT Grupp to be renamed NAZLAB. With a length overall of 102 meters, inside width 20 meters and draft over keel blocks of 6 meters, the dock at […]

Casualties – FRAU NANCY Disabled – 24.04.2007

On Tuesday 24th April 2007 the local tug LIENI was seen towing the disabled 1972 built ship FRAU NANCY towards Grand Harbour, Malta. FRAU NANCY was bound to Algeria when engine problems occurred and she was disabled. Local tugboat LIENI was dispatched from Grand Harbour around 2200 hrs towards her position – 20 miles north […]

Cargo News – Ship INDIAN DAWN auctioned at Malta – January 2017

Abis Shipping was founded on October 1st 2007 in the Netherlands. At the outset, Abis Shipping set a five year target to have more than 10 ships in service for short sea shipping, project cargos and river shipping. Due to the knowledge and experience of the Abis staff and input from local partners Abis Shipping […]

Malta Drydocks – Crude Oil Tanker GENMAR SUN – from 17.04 to 18.05.2002

One of the ships that was seen twice under different names was the 1985 built Japanese crude oil tanker GENMAR SUN. She was built in 1985 by Kawasaki Heavy Industries Co Ltd Sakaide in Japan as ATLANTIC AMITY for Auskerry Limited ( Island Navigation Corporation Hong Kong as manager ) Hong Kong. In 1990 she […]

Malta Naval Visits – USS RAMAGE DDG 61 – 12-16.07.1999

On Monday 12th July,1999 the 16th Arleigh Burke Class Guided Missile Destroyer (Flight I Class) USS RAMAGE with pennant number DDG 61 entered Grand Harbour, Malta assisted by 2 tugs – KATRIN & LIENI berthing starboard side alongside at Pinto 4 & 5 wharves part of VISET ( now Valletta Cruise Port). The ship is […]