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World's Largest Diesel Engine

The RTA96-C is the worlds largest reciprocating diesel engine. It is designed by Wärtsilä in Finland and produces 80,080 kilowatts (107,390 hp) of power. The 14 cylinder engine measures 26.59m (87ft) long, 13.5m (44ft) high and weights around 2,300 tonnes. 86 more words


A Super Transhipment Port for South Africa?

Recently while reading of Transnet’s terminal capex expansion plans, I came across this interesting if not highly improbable plan featured in an article by Harry Valentine on… 978 more words

South Africa

Cargo ship travel #1: I'm a dog who's afraid of bridges or something

It was a dark and stormy night in Shanghai…

Really, though. I didn’t get confirmation of embarkation until two hours before because there was a storm and they weren’t sure if the vessel would dock. 2,243 more words

Giant Cargo Ship Makes Early Morning Arrival

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — The largest container ship to ever berth in North America made an early return visit to the Port of Oakland Thursday. 289 more words


World's Biggest Containership "Hard Aground" As Baltic Dry Crashes Below 300 For First Time Ever

  • Before this year the lowest level The Baltic Dry Index had reached was 556 in August of 1986 and the highest was in June 2008 at a stunning 11,612.
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Hamburg Nachrichten

There’s a boat stuck on the river Elbe
in a myriad of hues
it’s drawn a crowd from all around
I saw it on the news… 51 more words

One of world's biggest container ships stranded on German river - YouTube


Crews are attempting to pump hundreds of cubic metres of heavy fuel oil from one of the world’s biggest container ships.

The CSCL Indian Ocean is stranded on the Elbe River in Germany after running aground while approaching the port of Hamburg.