All articles by Ranganathan


May’s top news stories

The Port of Corpus Christi in the US launched a $380m project to deepen and widen its ship channel to accommodate larger vessels and Port of Gothenburg in Sweden concluded phase one of the water-based works for the construction of a terminal at the port. wraps up the key headlines from May 2019.

Sea Machines to offer autonomous vessel control for Hike Metal’s vessels

US-based Sea Machines Robotics has partnered with Canada-based workboats manufacturer Hike Metal to integrate its SM300 autonomous vessel control system onboard commercial vessels intended for search-and-rescue (SAR) missions.

Dream Cruises selects SES Networks system for passenger ship fleet

Dream Cruises has selected SES Networks’ Signature Cruise Solution to provide its passenger ship fleet with ultra-fast, low latency and fibre-like connectivity service.

April’s top new stories

Knud E Hansen signed a contract with Chinese firm Nanjing Jinling Shipyard to develop the basic design of three RoRo vessels, based on the Finnlines/Grimaldi/Knud E Hansen design and Cargotec’s Kalmar business area is set to deliver 32 diesel-electric straddle carriers to Medcenter Container Terminal (MCT) in Italy. wraps up key headlines from April 2019.

March’s top news stories

Freight forwarder and customs broker Flexport launched the new first data-informed ocean freight consolidation platform, OceanMatch, which allows shippers to lower freight costs. The Port of Philadelphia (PhilaPort) received two more super post-Panamax cranes for the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal in the US. wraps up key headlines from March 2019.

ClassNK introduces cybersecurity approach in Tokyo

Japanese classification society ClassNK has released its cybersecurity approach, which outlines its basic approach to ensuring on-board safety for ships.

Port of Montreal to nearly double capacity at Viau Terminal

The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) and LOGISTEC have announced that Viau Terminal will undergo the second construction phase to increase its handling capacity.

UK and Seychelles join forces to counter piracy in Indian Ocean

The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has forged alliance with the Seychelles Government to help tackle piracy in the Indian Ocean.

MAN B&W to provide two-stroke engines for Eastern Pacific Shipping

Singapore-based Eastern Pacific Shipping has exercised an option linked to an order for 5 × 15,000-TEU boxships that was placed in November 2017 and has also requested for another six vessels.