Latest Container ships Stories

2011-06-23 10:30:00

ANTWERP, Belgium, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The container ships arriving in the port of Antwerp continue to score a series of "firsts." On the evening of 22 June the Maersk Enfield called in Antwerp on its maiden voyage. With a capacity of 13,000 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) this is the first time that the Danish company, Maersk Line, has sent ships of such a size to Antwerp. The increase in scale demonstrates the great confidence that the port of Antwerp inspires...

2010-05-17 14:20:00

NEWARK, N.J., May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The last of the shipping lines to show financial recovery, CMA CGM says its turnaround from the brink of possible bankruptcy protection is under way. Substantial debt and a $1.4 billion loss in 2009 dimmed industry expectations, but the world's No. 3 ocean carrier expects to report substantial profits in 2010, and the pressure for an urgent rescue from new investors has eased. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100517/NY06194) (Photo:...

Word of the Day
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'