Port of Felixstowe, the largest port in the United Kingdom is amidst an unprecedented congestion, primarily attributed to the shortage of truck drivers in the UK, as the annual influx of Christmas goods begin to surge accross the world.
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Chinese container liner China United Lines (CULines) is launching a direct service which connects China with the Port of Tilbury in the United Kingdom, from 26th October, 2021.
Authorities at the ‘congestion-free’ Port of Oakland are calling on shipping lines globally, to route more cargo through the Bay Area port. The Port of Oakland Maritime Director Bryan Brandes said, “There’s no congestion at the Oakland seaport, and we’re ready for more business. We need ocean carriers to reinstate services in order to stabilize the supply chain, and our import and export partners echo this sentiment.”
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha has successfully completed Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) trails at sea, onboard its coal carrier Corona Utility, using ‘CC-Ocean’, the world’s first marine-based CO2 capture plant.
Thailand based subsea and offshore drilling service provider Mermaid Maritime has been awarded $120 million worth of new contracts, consisting of subsea construction, IRM, subsea wellhead cutting and removal in Thailand, multiple cable lay scopes and saturation diving interventions with long-standing clients in Saudi Arabia, as well as surveying in Angola.
Transatlantic liner Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE 2) is now home to Float Dubai, which may well be the world’s largest floating nightclub!