Breaking Up – USNS PFC Eugene A. Obregon T-AK 3066 arrive for recycling – 07.06.2024

Last Friday 7th June the 250.24 m long (loa) Maritime Prepositioning Ship (PREPO) USNS PFC EUGENE A. OBREGON T-AK 3006 arrived at the recycling yard All Star Metals & All Star Shredding at Brownsville, Texas, United States of America (USA). She was built in 1982 at the Sun Shipbuilding, Chester, Pennsylvania as THOMAS HEYWARD for Waterman Steamship […]

Malta Naval Visits – April 2024

Thursday 11th April.  The Marina Militare Italiana (Italian Navy) Thaon Di Revel Class Multipurpose offshore patrol vessel, also known as Pattugliatore Polivalente D’Altura (PPA) – ITS PAOLO THAON DI REVEL P 430 called at Malta , passing breakwaters at 1612 hrs making her both as maiden call and the first PPA to be seen in […]

BFT Season 2024 – First 2 Italian Fishing Vessels at Malta – 19.04.2024

The eastern bluefin (BFT) migration has supported valuable fisheries in the Mediterranean since antiquity. Initially based on hand lines and beach seines, these fisheries were dominated after the 16th century by tuna cages placed in the path of migrating tuna. After the expansion of purse seines and longlines in the Atlantic (in the 1950s) and […]

CMA CGM News – Empty Equipment Imbalance Surcharge (EEIS) – From Turkey to Spain from 15th March, 2024

Considering regional developments and in a continued effort to provide our customers with reliable and efficient services, CMA CGM has decided to revise the following Empty Equipment Imbalance Surcharge (EEIS)*: – Scope: IntraMed – Origin range: From Turkey (excluding Mersin & Iskenderun) – Destination range: To Spain Med – Cargo: Dry (including special equipment), IMO & Reefer – Amounts: EUR […]

CMA CGM News – PSS Revision – From North Europe to the Mediterranean, Adriatic, Black Sea & North Africa from 15th March 2024

Considering the recent developments in the region and in a continued effort to provide our customers with reliable and efficient services, CMA CGM informs its customers of the following Peak Season Surcharge (PSS)* revision: From March 15th, 2024 (loading date) until further notice : – Origin range: From North Europe (excluding Portugal & Spain), UK, Scandinavia, […]

Passenger Ships – Soviet ferry GRUZIYA

One of the former Soviet Passenger/Car Ferry built in Finland was the Belorussija Class – GRUZIYA. She was built by Oy Wartsila AB, Turku Shipyard, Finland, today Meyer Turku in 1975 as one of the five sisters in the class. She was launched on 18th October 1974 and delivered on 30th June 1975 and was named […]