Container Ships

China Shipping orders five 18,000 teu monsters

China Shipping will splash out US$2.2b on a fleet of gas carriers and ultra-large container ships .

China Shipping, the mainland's second-biggest shipping group, is set to splash out US$2.2 billion on a fleet of gas carriers and ultra-large container ships capable of carrying 18,000 20-foot containers.

Wednesday, 1 May, 2013, 5:04am

Leasing firm seeks to double portfolio

Leasing firm seeks to double portfolio

ICBC Financial Leasing is targeting foreign shipowners with leasing deals as it seeks to double the value of its ship asset portfolio this year, a senior executive has confirmed.

12 Apr 2013 - 5:43am

European ports prepare to greet giant Triple-E container ships from China

The new Triple-E class of container ships. Photo: SCMP Pictures

A fleet of container ships so large that ports require radical surgery to accommodate them are on their way. The new Triple-E ships, which will come into service this summer, are 400 metres long, wider than a motorway and taller than a 20-storey office block.

8 Mar 2013 - 3:38am

13pc of ocean-going ships registered with low-sulphur scheme

Almost 1 in 4 container vessels sign up to cleaner fuel programme.

An average of 13 per cent of ocean-going ships calling at Hong Kong each day have registered with the government's low-sulphur fuel incentive scheme, which aims to cut pollution from vessels, a South China Morning Post investigation found.

29 Dec 2012 - 4:31am 1 comment

Record-breaking giant of the seas Marco Polo sails in

The Marco Polo, the world's largest container ship, docks at the Kwai Chung Container Terminal yesterday. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Maritime history was made yesterday when the world's largest container ship docked in Hong Kong on its maiden call after being deployed to serve the Asia-Europe trade route.

14 Nov 2012 - 4:45am

Container lines freeze bookings

European exporters face having their shipments to Asia disrupted for up to six weeks after a raft of container lines stopped accepting cargo bookings this week in an effort to clear a backlog of freight at European ports.

24 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Small carriers struggle to keep up with big boys

Box shipping lines including Cosco, China Shipping Container Lines and Evergreen may have to join forces with rivals if they are to compete with mega-carriers on Asia-Europe trade routes, analysts said yesterday.

22 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Dockyard eyes big ships with expansion plan

Hongkong United Dockyards is seeking to double the size of its dry dock complex at Tsing Yi with the addition of a second floating ship repair dock capable of handling the largest container ships afloat.

6 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Argentine ship seized over fuel bills

Chimbusco Pan Nation Petro-Chemical, an offshoot of PetroChina, has had a 64,200 deadweight tonne cargo ship arrested in Hong Kong. Owned by Maruba, Argentina's largest privately owned shipping company, the panamax ship Decurion was held over unpaid fuel bills running into millions of US dollars.

31 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Stricken vessel towed to HK repair yard

A Singapore-registered container ship, stranded near Cheung Chau for more than a month after hitting an underwater object near Nansha , has been towed to a Hong Kong ship repair yard.

It arrived at HUD Ship Repair on Wednesday night. Most of the fuel and shipping containers carrying dangerous goods had already been offloaded.

6 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

It may be 365 metres long but container giant can outrun pirates

When it comes to container ships, big is better - weather permitting.

Just ask Pierre Gilles Coat, the master of the new flagship container vessel that French shipping company CMA CGM took delivery of from Daewoo Shipyard in South Korea last month.

9 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

New-generation giants pose huge challenge for HK ports

Hong Kong's harbour should be deep enough to accommodate the next generation of container ships, but their huge size will strain local port facilities.

South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries began taking orders yesterday for the next generation of giant container ships, which will offer 30 per cent more declared capacity than any vessel currently being built in the class.

6 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Capacity on Africa route to rise 20pc

Capacity on the Asia/South Africa/South America east coast trade is to increase by about 20 per cent following the breakup of the Super Good Hope Express service.

No other Asian trade lane has experienced such a high capacity increase this year

5 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

CMA-CGM adds weight to Asia-Europe run

CMA-CGM, the world's sixth-largest container shipping line, said it would increase its Asia-Europe capacity by almost 30 per cent by 2006, after news the company has ordered four of the world's largest containerships.

15 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

Hyundai to build world's largest container ships

The mystery buyer of the 9,600-teu vessels is likely to be an Asian carrier

South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries, the world's largest shipbuilder, will next month sign a contract to construct the world's largest container ships, putting the industry on the verge of the 10,000-teu (20ft equivalent unit) barrier, according to sources close to the shipyard.

24 Jun 2003 - 12:00am