Maiden Call – NS ELI at Valletta, Malta – 10.04.2023

The Dutch built general cargo ship NS ELI entered Grand Harbour, Malta on Monday 10th April, 2023 coming from Marsaxlokk Harbour at 1634 hrs bound for DWQ 2 Wharf. She was built by the famous Ferus Smit Scheepswerf at Hoogezand, Netherlands in 1989 as AMY trading until 2006. She was renamed as ASPEN trading until […]

LNG News – Shell gas carrier GEMMATA at Malta again – 10.09.2020

On Thursday 10th September, 2020 the 290 m long British gas carrier GEMMATA entered Marsaxlokk Harbour for another shipment bound to the Floating Storage Unit (FSU) ARMADA LNG MEDITERRANA. This is not her first shipment in fact she was last here in July, 2020 . She was built in Nagasaki, Japan in 2004 and homeported at Singapore […]

Malta Freeport – MSC KALINA at Malta – 30.10.2015

The 2009 built container ship MSC KALINA called at Malta Freeport Terminal on Friday 30th October, 2015 berthing at Terminal 2 North Quay assisted by 3 local tugs. She was built in South Korea by Samsung Shipbuilding & Heavy Industries at Geoje and is 366 metre long with 51 metres beam and homeported in Panama (PAN). […]

AFM – Former RNAF Alouette III Helicopters at Malta – 20.09.2019

Last June 2019 preparations from the Netherlands to Malta were being made after the Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) purchased 2 SA316B Alouette III helicopters completed with main rotor blades and engines. Discussions between the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNAF), AFM, NUNNER Logistics B.V – the ocean airfreight Operations in the Netherlands together with O&S […]

Valletta Cruise Port – 5 Passenger Ship Calls – 20.09.2019

Return of the busy Fridays occured on Friday 20th September when 5 ships called at Valletta Cruise Port. In fact earlier cruise preparations including earlier consultation with the Chief Pilot, the following berthing arrangements were made – 1st – MEIN SCHIFF 5 (ETA – 0530 hrs) Pinto 1 & 2 (Stern to Bollard 12.5) She was […]

LNG News – K Line Gas Carrier ARCTIC DISCOVERER at Malta – 20.07.2019

On Saturday 20th July, 2019 the 289 m long Japanese gas carrier ARCTIC DISCOVERER entered Marsaxlokk Harbour for another shipment bound to the Floating Storage Unit (FSU) ARMADA LNG MEDITERRANA. She was built in 2006 by Mitsui Ichihara Engineering & Shipbuilding at Ichihara, Japan and homeported at Nassau in Bahamas. She entered first thing in […]

LNG News – STENA BLUE SKY Delivers First LNG Cargo in China

The LNG carrier STENA BLUE SKY was historical when it delivered its cargo to the first privately-owned LNG terminal in China. Chinese gas distributor, ENN invited the LNG carrier to become the first vessel to unload at the new Xin’ao Terminal in Zhoushan, Ninbo region on 8th August 2018. Chinese companies build their own LNG terminals […]