Meriaura Group acquires two 4100 dwt cargo ships
VG-Shipping Ltd. (part of Meriaura Group) is growing its fleet by acquiring two 4100 DWT dry cargo vessels. The 1997 and 1998 built vessels are sisters of M/S Martta VG, a vessel that already belongs to the VG-Shipping fleet. The ships are 89.8 meters long, 13.6 meters wide, low-consumption, 1A ice classed ships, suitable for shipments in the Baltic Sea and North Sea. Both vessels fly their existing flag, Cyprus.
Viikki delivered to Aspo’s ESL Shipping
Today, September 4, 2018, Viikki, the world’s most eco-friendly bulk carrier, has been delivered to Aspo Group’s ESL Shipping from the Jinling shipyard in Nanjing, China. Viikki’s sister ship Haaga was delivered on August 20. The 160-meter, LNG-fueled vessel of 25,600 dwt emits over 50 percent less carbon dioxide than the previous generation of vessels.
Maersk and IBM Introduce TradeLens Blockchain Shipping Solution
In a follow up to their January announcement, A.P. Moller – Maersk and IBM announced the creation of TradeLens, jointly developed by the two companies to apply blockchain to the world’s global supply chain. TradeLens is the result of a collaboration agreement between Maersk and IBM, a blockchain-enabled shipping solution designed to promote more efficient and secure global trade, bringing together various parties to support information sharing and transparency, and spur industry-wide innovation.