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 […]

RoRo Vessels – JOLLY EXPRESS

An interesting roro vessels operating in the Mediterranean Sea is the 1999 built JOLLY EXPRESS. Seen for the first time in November, 2020 where she uplifted bunkers at Bunkering Area 3 East, Malta she’s operating between Tunis, Naples and Gioia Tauro of which she’s calling at Malta Freeport too. She was built at South Korea […]

Containers – Ocean Network Express (ONE) started calling at Malta – February 2021

Container line Ocean Network Express (ONE) started two new services between North Europe and the Eastern Med and Turkey. The two new service the North Europe East Mediterranean Express (NEX) and North Europe Turkey Express (NTX) are ONE’s first direct services between the two regions. The service rotation for the NEX service is: Southampton – […]

Containers – Chinese containership XIN SHANGHAI

On Sunday 10th January, 2021 at 0857 hrs the 2008 built Chinese Shipping Line container ship XIN SHANGHAI entered Marsaxlokk Harbour, Malta bound to Malta Freeport Terminal 1. She was built in South Korea by Samsung Shipbuilding & Heavy Industries at Geoje and she’s homeported in Hong Kong (HKG). She’s 336.7 metres long with 13.8 […]