Excerpt from an interesting article written by Karla López for the latest edition of the Informar magazine of the Ecuador Maritime Chamber, Camae.
M/V MOL Triumph, from the shipping company Mitsui OSK Lines, became the world’s largest containership with a capacity to transport up to 20.150 TEUs. The ship, christened March 15, has 400 metres length, 58.8 meters beam, has a serie of technological improvements that give it greater efficiency from the point of view of fuel consumption, what constitutes a benefit to the environment. It will be delivered on March 27, while other three sister vessels – to be deployed on the routes Asia-Europa- will be received in the course of this year.
The trend of alliances and mergers of shipping companies has not only changed the face of the shipping, but it has also redefined the elections of landfall at port, based on new parameters, as evidenced by the most recent Ports and Terminals Insight, of the consultant Drewry.
The Panama Canal Authority reported that none of the pre-qualified companies presented their offer on Friday, March 3, to compete in the design, construction, development and operation of a container port in Corozal West. The four consortiums that were able to offer were APM Terminals B.V. (Netherlands); Terminal Link (France); PSA International Ltd. (Singapore), and Terminal Investment Ltd. (Netherlands).