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CMA CGM’s 22,000 TEU Ships to Feature ‘Bulbless’ Bow Made for Slow-Steaming source : GCaptain

source : GCaptain

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – A steel cutting ceremony took place in China last week on the hulls of the first two ships of CMA CGM’s order for nine 22,500 teu LNG-powered ULCVs, featuring a potentially game-changing bow design.

Alongside similar ULCVs being constructed for MSC in South Korea, these behemoths will be the largest containerships afloat, and the first to extend to 24 containers across the weather deck.

The French carrier’s new flagships will also be the first constructed with a “bulbless” bow, as the container line commits its future to slow-steaming.

An elegant protruding bulb shape at the bow has been a feature of containerships for decades, but the new tugboat-like design could become the new normal on liner trades where lower unit costs have won out over fast transit times.

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Source : Seatrade Maritime News A CMA CGM and Hapag-Lloyd merger – really?


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A week ago we wrote that the latest round of consolidation in the container shipping sector appeared largely complete with regulatory approval for Cosco Shipping to buy Orient Overseas International Ltd (OOIL), but yesterday up pops the story that CMA CGM had approached rival Hapag-Lloyd on a stock-for-stock merger.

The Reuters story quoted financial sources that the idea was for a non-cash merger, as well as quoting a Hapag-Lloyd spokesman that. “These are market rumours without substance”. So is this just another silly season story, or could there be something here that makes a bit more actual sense?

The idea that CMA CGM approached Hapag-Lloyd about a merger does not seem out of the realms of possibility. The company has continued to be active consolidation on both a large scale acquiring Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) in 201 and on a smaller, niche scale recently announcing plans to buy Finnish line Containerships. CMA CGM chairman and ceo Rodolphe Saade has also made it clear the company sees a continued role in industry consolidation.

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World’s No. 2 Shipping Line MSC Stops New Bookings for Iran

source Gcaptain.com

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source Gcaptain.com

LONDON, May 16 (Reuters) – The world’s No. 2 container shipping line MSC said on Wednesday it would stop taking new bookings for Iran due to the decision by the United States to re-impose sanctions on Tehran after withdrawing from the international nuclear deal.

In a note to clients, privately held MSC said it was “ceasing to provide access to services to and from Iran,” adding that they would “conclude this period with the minimum disruption” to their customers’ business.

“While MSC is not accepting bookings for shipments originating from Iran, or destined to Iran, we will continue to carry certain legally acceptable cargoes during the wind-down period, notably for importation of foodstuffs,” Switzerland-based MSC said in its note.

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Hapag-Lloyd: Merger with UASC on Track to Complete by End of May

Source : World Maritime News

Everything is on track for the merger between Germany’s shipping line Hapag-Lloyd and United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) to be finalized by the end of May, Hapag-Lloyd’s Spokesperson told World Maritime News.

The statement was given on the back of media reports that the merger has already been signed off and that the official confirmation will be released before Hapag-Lloyd’s annual general meeting scheduled for May 29.

“Currently we are preparing the integration within legal boundaries. We will issue a more extensive statement within the next two weeks,” the statement added.

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Tipi di contratto di nolo applicato dalle compagnie marittime


  • Nolo PAL/PAL – Palanco/Palanco. Prevede le sole spese di stivaggio, tratta marittima e disistivaggio. Lo speditore paga a parte le spese fino ad agganciare la merce alparanco (il dispositivo di sollevamento) nel porto di partenza e riceve la merce nel porto di destinazione agganciata al paranco. La condizione PAL/PAL è quella usualmente applicata dai servizi di linea o “liner terms”.
  • Nolo FIO (o FIOS) – Free in/Free out oppure Free in/Free out stowed – prevede solo la trazione marittima, quindi non il carico della merce sulla nave, lo stivaggio, il disistivaggio e lo scarico.
  • Nolo FAS/FAS – Free alongside ship/Free alongside ship – Nel nolo sono comprese tutte le operazioni compiute sulla banchina sia nel porto di imbarco sia in quello di sbarco. Da non confondere con l’Incoterms FAS, si tratta solo di una omonimia con pochi punti di contatto: l’Incoterm è una clausola del contratto di vendita, il nolo fa parte del contratto di trasporto.
  • Nolo FI/PAL – Free in/Palanco – Il nolo comprende la tratta marittima, il disistivaggio e lo scarico a palanco nel porto di destinazione. Non sono quindi comprese le operazioni di carico e stivaggio e le operazioni di banchina a destino.
  • Nolo FAS/PAL – Free alongside ship/Palanco – Il nolo include le spese di carico, di stivaggio, di tratta marittima, di disistivaggio. Sono quindi escluse quelle di scarico a destinazione.
  • Nolo PAL/FO – Palanco/Free Out – Il nolo comprende lo stivaggio, la tratta marittima. Le spese di carico in partenza e di disistivaggio e scarico all’arrivo non sono comprese.
  • Nolo FI/LO – Free In/Liner Out – Il nolo comprende la tratta marittima e le spese di sbarco secondo gli usi del porto di arrivo. In questo caso, anche se raro, conviene scoprire quali siano gli usi del porto per non avere brutte sorprese.
  • Nolo LI/FO – Liner in/Free Out – Il nolo comprende le spese di carico, stivaggio e trazione. Tutte le altre sono escluse.

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