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Alexander Maersk docks with rescued immigrants in Sicily

PHOTOS: Maersk containership picks up 113 migrants off Italy

The container ship Alexander Maersk picked up 113 migrants from a boat off southern Italy early on Friday, Maersk Line said on Saturday. The ship had received a...

Algeria seizes 701kg of cocaine aboard containership 

Algeria seizes 701kg of cocaine aboard containership 

Algerian authorities seized 701 kilograms of cocaine on board a containership berthed at the Port of Oran on Tuesday, May 29. The cocaine was hidden in a container of...

Panama seizes 208 drug packages on Liberia-flagged containership

Panama seizes 208 drug packages on Liberia-flagged containership

A total of 208 packages containing drugs were seized by authorities from a containership’s ventilation system while the vessel was in Colon, Panama, on May 5. Public...

COSCO Shipping christens new mega containership

COSCO Shipping christens new mega containership

China’s COSCO Shipping Lines has named COSCO Shipping Leo, a 20,000 TEU containership newbuild. The naming ceremony for the giant boxship was held in Nantong last...

PHOTOS: The worst containership disasters in recent history

Each year, more than 100 million containers are shipped across the globe on containerships that can now stretch the length of three soccer fields or more. Despite the...

Maersk containership loses 70 containers overboard off U.S. East Coast

Maersk containership loses 70 containers overboard off U.S. East Coast

A Maersk containership lost about 70 containers overboard on Saturday night while about 17 miles off Oregon Inlet, North Carolina. The U.S. Coast Guard is warning...

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300kg of cocaine found on containership in Italy 

By Jite Eriabie  Italian authorities seized up to 300 kg of cocaine from a containership berthed at the Port of Genoa, according to a statement issued by the county’s...

Disabled containership MOL Prestige under tow off British Columbia

Disabled containership MOL Prestige under tow off British Columbia

  The disabled containership MOL Prestige is under tow back to Canada after suffering an engine room fire last week that left the ship adrift off British Columbia,...

Iranian containership runs aground off Hong Kong

Iranian containership runs aground off Hong Kong

By Jite Eriabie  The 4,922-teu Iran-flagged containership Touska ran aground on a tiny islet off the southwest coast of main Hong Kong island on Sunday night....

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Niger Delta pirates attack containership, kidnap six 

Six crew members, including the captain, were kidnapped from the Liberian-flagged containership Demeter while the ship was sailing some 50 nautical miles south-west of...

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Why containership surplus will persist – Alphaliner 

  With weaker demand in the fourth quarter and a steady stream of new vessel deliveries, the supply overhang of surplus containerships is not expected to end soon,...

Kea trader

2017-built containership heads for scrapyard 

By Jite Eriabie   The 2017-built containership Kea Trader will have to be scrapped after running aground off New Caledonia just a few months into service. The ship’s...