Since 23 September, the fire-ravaged car carrier Fremantle Highway has been moored at the quay of Damen Shipyards Botlek in the Port of Rotterdam. The Dutch DCMR Environmental Protection Agency and Port of Rotterdam Authority have since visited the ship to assess...
Car carrier Apollon Leader is the first of its kind to join the Green Award programme. Also, the ship’s owner, Japanese Mitsubishi Ore Transport, was recently certified, together with its bulk carrier Santa Isabel. Car Carrier Apollon Leader, built in 2008 and flying...
Car carrier stability is a delicate matter, so officers need to be well-trained in the use of loading computers, warns The Nautical Insititute in its latest Mars Report. In this report, a data entry error resulted in a heel of 60° in less than a minute. The Nautical...
Grimaldi Group has ordered five new ammonia-ready pure car & truck carrier (PCTC) vessels, with an option for another two units, with subsidiaries of China State Shipbuilding Corporation Limited (CSSC). The shipping company placed a similar order for five such...
Procedures should not only describe the hazards, but also provide the process to mitigate them. The Nautical Institute gives this warning in its latest Mars Report in which it describes how the car carrier Höegh Xiamen was lost as a result of fire. In this case,...
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