German NGO Ship Rescues 100 Migrants In The Mediterranean Sea

German NGO Sea-Watch said on Friday it had rescued nearly 100 migrants in the Mediterranean overnight, many of whom were injured, some with severe “fuel burns” – chemical burns caused by exposure to gasoline mixed with seawater

MSC, Oldendorff Carriers join Methanol Institute

Swiss shipping major MSC Group and German dry bulk shipping company have become the newest members of the Methanol Institute (MI).

Germany Finalizes Terms of Financial Rescue for MV Werften Shipyard

Germany's legendary MV Werften shipyard got approval from the German federal government for new sets of economic aid as a financial crisis looms on the horizon for the same.

2M Blanks Asia-Europe Sailing at Last-Minute

The 2M alliance has announced a further blank sailing this week from Asia to North Europe to use the vessel on another service.

MSC accelerates secondhand boxship buying spree

Swiss-headquartered containerline Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) continues to snap up boxships in the secondhand market according to Alphaliner, acquiring eight vessels in the past three weeks as container shipping rates continue to surge.

Hapag-Lloyd Orders Six Ultra-Large Containerships at DSME

German liner shipping company Hapag-Lloyd has placed an order for six Ultra Large Container Vessels at South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering.

DZ pulls the plug on DVB Bank

The bank is to be dissolved with the remaining parts of the business transferred to parent DZ Bank, according to a leaked memo that has been seen by many German news outlets.

Hapag-Lloyd Reports 2020 Transport Volume Recovery

German container liner Hapag-Lloyd expects transport volumes in the fourth quarter to pare sharp losses seen earlier this year as a demand recovery in Asia lifts seaborne shipments.

Germany Says Nord Stream 2 Picked a Ship to Finish Pipeline

Nord Stream 2 has picked a ship to finish laying sections of its pipeline under the Baltic Sea, a German agency overseeing the work said, indicating the Russian company has found a way to get around U.S. sanctions that have halted the project.

Uniper Energy and Neutral Fuels team up to provide biofuels at Fujairah

German energy firm Uniper Energy, through its marine fuel unit Uniper Energy DMCC (UED), has formed a partnership with UAE-based Neutral Fuels to provide maritime biofuel in Fujairah, UAE.

German military prevented from searching Turkish vessel headed for Libya

On Monday, the German military said Turkey prevented its forces from searching a ship in the Mediterranean bound for the Libyan port city of Misrata suspected of delivering arms. Turkey claims the ship was transporting “humanitarian aid”.

Oldendorff seals Chinese financial leasing deal for ultramax sextet

CDB Financial Leasing, the leasing unit of China Development Bank has announced the acquisition of six 60,000 dwt ultramax bulk carriers from German owner Oldendorff Carrier for a total price of $137.1m.

German cryogenics firm develops Covid-19 vaccine container solution

German cry technology specialist MECOTEC Group has stepped in today with a solution to the huge logistical roll out of a global vaccine, debuting a mobile hybrid container solution for Covid-19 vaccines.

First Ollis-Class Ferry for Staten Island Nears Delivery

Once engineers from the German propulsion company Voith are able to inspect her cycloidial drive system, the first-in-class Staff Sgt. Michael Ollis will be able to make her way up the East Coast and enter service in New York Harbor.

Nord Stream 2 Pipe-Laying Vessel Underway to Project Hub

Russian pipe-laying vessel Akademik Cherskiy, expected to be used to finish the Moscow-led Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, is heading towards the German project hub of Mukran, Refinitiv Eikon data showed on Monday.

Consolidation in Heavy Lift as German SAL Group Buys US Intermarine

Intermarine, a U.S. shipping company specializing in heavy lift and breakbulk shipping in the Americas, is the latest part of the consolidation of the industry. SAL Heavy Lift of Germany recently acquired a majority stake in the company.

Crew member tests positive for COVID-19 on Hapag-Lloyd operated boxship

A crew member on board Mehuin, the Liberia-flagged containership, operated by German liner Hapag-Lloyd, has tested positive for COVID-19.

Hapag-Lloyd invests in LNG retrofit

German vessel operator Hapag-Lloyd is converting a former UASC ship, the 15,000TEU Sajir, to operate on LNG fuel.

Ostwind 2 cable pathways now UXO-free

50Hertz has completed UXO clearance at the Ostwind 2 grid connection project in the German Baltic Sea.

Germany Orders Additional RBS15 Mk3 Anti-Ship Missiles

Saab has received an order from its German partner Diehl Defence for the RBS15 anti-ship missile for provision to the German Navy. The order value is approximately €160 million with deliveries between 2022 and 2026.

New tug bolsters German vessel towage

Towage capabilities in northern Germany have been enhanced through the arrival of a new azimuth stern drive (ASD) tug