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, […]

Destination Gozo – SEA CLOUD II off Gozo – 15.05.2017

One of the passenger ships that from time to time anchor off Mgarr Harbour, Gozo and transferring passengers to shore and back to the ship apart from Comino Charters etc is the 2001 built sailing passenger ship SEA CLOUD II. Unlike the SEA CLOUD , she is a newbuilding, built at the Spanish shipbuilder Astilleros […]

CMA CGM News – Overweight Surcharge – Dry Cargo from the Middle East Gulf to Europe & Med Sea effective from 15th November 2023

CMA CGM wishes to inform its customers of the following Overweight Surcharge (OWS): Effective November 15th, 2023 (loading date):   From the Middle East Gulf To North Europe, Scandinavia, Poland, Baltic, West Mediterranean, East Mediterranean, Adriatic, North Africa & Morocco Dry cargo USD 50 per 20′ dry container with a container gross weight over 14 tons […]

Gaza-Israel War – Polish Military Flights – 09.10.2023

On Monday 9th October, 2023 the  first planes evacuating Polish citizens from Israel arrived in Warsaw, Poland early morning at 0515 hrs from a Polish Government Boeing 737  carrying around 130 people, followed by two C-130 Hercules military transport aircraft carrying over 120 people. There are reportedly hundreds more Poles awaiting evacuation. Meanwhile, it has […]

Broken Up – Soviet Passenger Ship MIKHAIL SUSLOV – 2013

One of  the seven Dmitri Shostakovich class ferries  of project B-492/B-493 originally built by Stocznia Szczecinska im Adolfa Warskiego Warskiego in Szczecin, Poland and used by the Soviet shipping companies was the yard no B492/04 MIKHAIL SUSLOV originally launched as VASILIY SOLOVYEV SEDOY. Leaving Grand Harbour, Malta back to 8th January, 1985. She was in service by the Soviet […]

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 […]

Delivery – Tug OCEAN AQUA at Malta – 25.03.2022

On Friday 25th March, 2022 the 2003 built VCT flag 22.35 metre Shoalbuster 2208 tug OCEAN AQUA entered Grand Harbour, Malta at 0704 hrs coming from the Persian Gulf via Suez Canal for bunkers and stores/provisions on her maiden call while being delivered to new owners. She was launched by Stocznia Kozle Serwis Sp.Z o.o […]

Broken Up – Greenpeace Ship ESPERANZA – 21.02.2002

After 2 decades the Greenpeace ship ESPERANZA has arrived at the port of Gijon, in Spain on Saturday 12th February, 2002 for recycling procedures by DDR Vessels XXI, one of the 2 companies specialised in ship recycling authorised by the EU. She was built in Poland by Stocznia Polnocna at Gdansk as yard number B98/04 […]

Palumbo Malta Shipyard – Cargo Ship INDIANA from 19 to 30.03.2011

One of the Polish built ships coming for drydocking and repair services for Palumbo Malta Shipyard was the 2000 built open hatch cargo vessel INDIANA. She entered Grand Harbour, Malta on Saturday 19th March, 2011 bound to Dock 6 assisted by 2 tugs. She was built at Szczecin by Stocznia Szczecinska Nowa SP Z OO […]

Passenger Ships – PALOMA I

One of the Polish built ships originally bound for the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was the 1980 built ferry DMITRIY SHOSTAKOVICH from a Class of 7 as Project B492/B493 by Stocznia Szczecinska im Adolfa Warskiego Warskiego in Szczecin, Poland. She was the lead of her class which she was named for the Soviet era Russian composer […]