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The SMM show this year saw more developments being made in liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fuelled ultra large container vessels (ULCV), with Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company Ltd (DSIC) and classification society DNV GL announcing a joint development project (JDP) agreement to develop a new 23,000 teu vessel. The JDP is focused on delivering a design which is ready for construction and reflects upcoming market trends and upcoming regulations.

Hutchison Ports kicked off its latest expansion phase at Port of Felixstowe, beginning construction of about 13 hectares of new paved container yard at the UK’s largest container port.

Al Nefud, which owner UASC claims is the “world’s greenest” Ultra-large container (ULC) vessel, made its maiden call at Jeddah Islamic Port.

UASC container ship Al Muraykh called at DP World’s London Gateway in a one-off call carrying a record breaking cargo of 18,601 teu.

Evergreen has signed time charter agreements with Shoei Kisen Kaisha (Shoei) for eleven 18,000 teu vessels due to be delivered between 2018 and 2019.

The Port of Felixstowe is to extend Berths 8 and 9, having been granted permission by the port authorities.

Tokyo: Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K line) today announced an order of five ultra large container vessels at Imabari Shipbuilding Co Ltd.