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Search: Posts Made By: RobW
Forum: Container Vessels 2nd January 2013, 12:57
Replies: 7
Views: 2,123
Posted By RobW
Interestingly Maersk has publicised the fact that...

Interestingly Maersk has publicised the fact that they are removing bulbous bows from some of their smaller boxships which have been de-rated to run at much lower service speeds than previously.
Forum: Container Vessels 2nd January 2013, 12:54
Replies: 15
Views: 4,860
Posted By RobW
The term TEU is understood to have been...

The term TEU is understood to have been "invented" by Richard Gibney who was editor of the UK-based publication Containerisation International Yearbook during the 60s and 70s. It was devised as a...
Forum: Container Vessels 15th November 2012, 14:52
Replies: 16
Views: 4,784
Posted By RobW
Guess this bridge forward design is not something...

Guess this bridge forward design is not something new. This was quite common amongst American boxships and lash carriers built in the 70s and 80s such as the SL7s and President Grant-class. The...
Forum: Ferries 7th September 2012, 15:12
Replies: 8
Views: 4,217
Posted By RobW
Both Elk and Norsky were built to the Stena...

Both Elk and Norsky were built to the Stena Searunner design constructed by Hyundai HI during 1977 and 1978. Eleven of these were built in total with the design being developed by Danish consultants...
Forum: Container Vessels 18th November 2009, 16:21
Replies: 10
Views: 4,532
Posted By RobW
Sorry Peter - I meant BHP !

Sorry Peter - I meant BHP !
Forum: Container Vessels 17th November 2009, 13:22
Replies: 10
Views: 4,532
Posted By RobW
Actually she's registered to Nieuhof SNC - a...

Actually she's registered to Nieuhof SNC - a French leasing company and flies the French (FIS) flag. The standard yard spec provides for 1,000 reefer sockets and a MAN B&W 12K98MC-C main engine rated...
Forum: Container Vessels 11th August 2009, 15:25
Replies: 16
Views: 4,417
Posted By RobW
Apologies - Peter B is certainly correct....

Apologies - Peter B is certainly correct. According to the LRF database she was re-engined from two 12-cylinder B&W engines providing around 69,000bhp to a single B&W 8L90MC rated at 32,000bhp. She...
Forum: Container Vessels 17th July 2009, 10:55
Replies: 2
Views: 979
Posted By RobW
For a few years in the late 80's and 1990's...

For a few years in the late 80's and 1990's Evergreen were indeed the World's largest container carrier. Although their Taiwan-based status became a disadvantage as global manufacturing moved more...
Forum: Container Vessels 31st March 2009, 10:17
Replies: 22
Views: 2,200
Posted By RobW
Certainly the imbalances have increased over the...

Certainly the imbalances have increased over the years particularly with the growth in imports from China - understand on the transpacific trades the eastbound export loaded leg is around 30% of...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 24th March 2009, 17:08
Replies: 218
Views: 56,506
Posted By RobW
Message to Tanuki - Mr. Malpas wants to confirm...

Message to Tanuki - Mr. Malpas wants to confirm if your true identity, ie surname, is related to a clothing fastening? I have the pleasure of Mr. M's company in London for two weeks from Down Under.
Forum: Container Vessels 20th March 2009, 11:17
Replies: 27
Views: 3,487
Posted By RobW
Certainly the hatch coverless design boxships (as...

Certainly the hatch coverless design boxships (as built for Nedlloyd, Bell Lines and Norasia amongst others) appear to be best solution to this problem as almost all containers are stowed in a cell...
Forum: Tramp Steamers 4th March 2009, 09:07
Replies: 15
Views: 3,222
Posted By RobW
Thanks for the info folks. My uncles' name was...

Thanks for the info folks. My uncles' name was William Macfarlane and gather the voyage in question would have been in around 1965. Sadly he passed away last year after a long illness in a Glasgow...
Forum: J & J Denholm 20th February 2009, 11:37
Replies: 12
Views: 6,889
Posted By RobW
Old one I know but the vessels were converted at...

Old one I know but the vessels were converted at HDW, Hamburg 1981. Two options were considered: 1) Single slow speed diesel 2) Twin medium speed. The latter was chosen as the single engine would...
Forum: Manchester Liners 9th February 2009, 14:13
Replies: 44
Views: 21,976
Posted By RobW
Re Sarky Cut's message - the third partner in the...

Re Sarky Cut's message - the third partner in the Dart Line consortium was CMB who owned the CMB Europe (later Canmar Europe). I dealt with these vessels towards the end of their careers and can say...
Forum: Container Vessels 31st October 2008, 17:41
Replies: 16
Views: 4,417
Posted By RobW
Possibly but more likely on an Asia/Aus service...

Possibly but more likely on an Asia/Aus service as she wasn't fitted out for con-air reefer boxes.
Forum: Container Vessels 14th October 2008, 11:15
Replies: 16
Views: 4,417
Posted By RobW
Svendborg Maersk was the first purpose built...

Svendborg Maersk was the first purpose built containership built for Maersk. The original intention was for her to operate in partnership with K-Line on the Europe - Far East route. However K-Line...
Forum: Container Vessels 14th July 2008, 10:11
Replies: 91
Views: 35,518
Posted By RobW
In reality there will be many more people on...

In reality there will be many more people on board - including "flying squad" maintanance crew and a plethora of cadets - the figure Maersk quotes is really only the figure which could theoretically...
Forum: Container Vessels 4th January 2007, 09:46
Replies: 21
Views: 3,781
Posted By RobW
Yes that's certainly true about the A-class...

Yes that's certainly true about the A-class looking at their GA plan - but this idea never seems to have caught on perhaps to keep costs down as fin stabilizers are an expensive addition. Almost all...
Forum: Container Vessels 3rd January 2007, 09:40
Replies: 21
Views: 3,781
Posted By RobW
Yes that's certainly true. I worked at a terminal...

Yes that's certainly true. I worked at a terminal in the UK in the 80's and 90's and can honestly say only a handful of boxes were weighed - mainly any container that the haulier suspected had been...
Forum: Container Vessels 2nd January 2007, 11:10
Replies: 21
Views: 3,781
Posted By RobW
Further to above, understand most Maersk...

Further to above, understand most Maersk containerships are fitted with fin stabilizers. Certainly the 8,000 teu "S" and "A-class" vessels have them.

Some of the early large panamax boxships were...
Forum: Container Vessels 19th May 2006, 15:44
Replies: 6
Views: 1,306
Posted By RobW
You're welcome. I remember Cast well as I used to...

You're welcome. I remember Cast well as I used to work for OOCL, they were competitors on the Montreal run with their big con-bulker vessels.
I seem to remember one of these Carrybox ships running...
Forum: Container Vessels 16th May 2006, 09:54
Replies: 6
Views: 1,306
Posted By RobW
Understand the Cast Porcupine actually different...

Understand the Cast Porcupine actually different vessels (sorry to sound like a smart-**** here).
First named Cast Porcupine (1990/1) was built as San Huberto in Spain in 1988. TEU capacity 235...
Forum: Tramp Steamers 16th May 2006, 09:46
Replies: 15
Views: 3,222
Posted By RobW
Loradore

Many thanks for the info all of you !!
Forum: Tramp Steamers 15th May 2006, 15:51
Replies: 15
Views: 3,222
Posted By RobW
Loradore

Thanks for the info however understand she was built around 1955-57.
Forum: Container Vessels 15th May 2006, 15:48
Replies: 6
Views: 1,306
Posted By RobW
Feeder 3 and 4

Both vessels were built in Japan by Hashihama in 1972/3 as the Black Eagle and Black Falcon respectively for German owners for the charter market. During the 70's and 80's they traded for, amongst...
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