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Scores rescued from sinking South Korean ferry, two dead - officials16 hours 43 minutes ago
Added: Apr 16, 2014 08:05
About 160 passengers, including high school students, were plucked to safety on Wednesday in a dramatic rescue from a South Korean passenger ferry sinking with 475 on board, officials said, although at least two people had died. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Havyard to construct hybrid battery powered Arctic PSV16 hours 47 minutes ago
Added: Apr 16, 2014 08:01
Havyard has signed a contract for the construction of a Havyard 833 WE ICE platform supply vessel with Fafnir Offshore HF. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Wreck-removal convention to enter into force16 hours 52 minutes ago
Added: Apr 16, 2014 07:57
​The Nairobi International Convention on the Removal Wrecks will enter into force on 14 April 2015 following the deposit, on 14 April 2014, of an instrument of ratification by Denmark, with the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
New Joint Venture Targets Nuclear Industry17 hours 18 minutes ago
Added: Apr 16, 2014 07:30
International maritime logistics expert Cory Logistics, part of Braemar Shipping Services, has formed a joint venture with universal supply chain specialist Navarm Limited to create a single source provider for a full suite of maritime and land-based services for the nuclear newbuild industry. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Uncovering trends for natural gas demand in Asia: small-mid scale LNG1 day 17 hours ago
Added: Apr 15, 2014 07:39
Organized by BMC, supported by Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) and CNOOC, the second edition of China Subsea Technology Summit was held successfully in Shanghai on April 9-10. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
China Subsea Technology Summit 2014 (CSTS 2014) held in Shanghai1 day 17 hours ago
Added: Apr 15, 2014 07:35
Organized by BMC, supported by Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) and CNOOC, the second edition of China Subsea Technology Summit was held successfully in Shanghai on April 9-10. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Concordia captain tried to blame wreck on electrical blackout, court told1 day 17 hours ago
Added: Apr 15, 2014 07:12
The captain of the Costa Concordia tried to persuade the crisis coordinator of the cruise line to pretend an electrical blackout had caused the shipwreck, a court was told on Monday. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Ship owners petition to limit liability in oil spill cases1 day 17 hours ago
Added: Apr 15, 2014 07:07
The owners of a ship involved in a collision that spilled heavy fuel oil into Galveston Bay seeks to stop claims against the firm. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
NYK Reaches Agreement for Eight New 14,000 TEU Vessels1 day 17 hours ago
Added: Apr 15, 2014 06:55
NYK has reached time charter agreements for eight new containerships, each capable of carrying 14,000 TEUs. These vessels will be built at the Kure shipyard of Japan Marine United Co. Ltd.. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Private Equity Boosts Liberia Shipping Market1 day 18 hours ago
Added: Apr 15, 2014 06:42
The Liberian Registry says the entry of private equity funding into the ship finance market is helping to sustain its continued growth. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
The world´s first oblique icebreaking emergency and rescue vessel “BALTIKA” close to the delive1 day 18 hours ago
Added: Apr 15, 2014 06:38
The icebreaking multipurpose emergency and rescue vessel for the Russian Federal Agency of Sea and River Transport that will be operated by the FGI Gosmorspassluzhba (Russian Marine Emergency Rescue Service), is close to the delivery at Arctech Helsinki Shipyard. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Retailers Urge Expedited Contract Negotiations At West Coast Ports1 day 18 hours ago
Added: Apr 15, 2014 06:33
The National Retail Federation today urged maritime management and the union representing dockworkers along the U.S. West Coast ports to expedite pending contract negotiations and reach agreement on a new deal well in advance of the expiration of the current contract this summer. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Mega Whale Meat Shipment Skips Durban1 day 18 hours ago
Added: Apr 15, 2014 06:22
A ship carrying 2,000 tons of endangered fin whale meat from Iceland, has decided not to enter the South African port of Durban. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Port Efficiency Forum Brazil 20142 days 14 hours ago
Added: Apr 14, 2014 10:00
PFI’s Port Efficiency Forum Brazil 2014 – will take place in Rio de Janeiro at the Centro de Convenções Bolsa do Rio on May 6, 7 & 8. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Agreement Reached for Amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 to Address Abandonment of S2 days 17 hours ago
Added: Apr 14, 2014 07:11
Governments, maritime employer representatives co-ordinated by the International Shipping Federation (ISF) and their counterparts from the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) met this week at the International Labour Organization in Geneva for the first meeting of the Special Tripartite Committee (STC) established under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006). Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Greek shipping company Stalwart Tankers postpones U.S. IPO plans2 days 17 hours ago
Added: Apr 14, 2014 07:06
Greece-based chemical transportation company Stalwart Tankers Inc has postponed its U.S. IPO plans due to "market conditions," an underwriter told Reuters. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
IMO and Bangladesh announce major collaboration to improve ship-recycling standards2 days 17 hours ago
Added: Apr 14, 2014 07:02
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh have signed a landmark agreement to work together to improve safety and environmental standards in the country’s ship-recycling industry. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Arctic gas project backs political strategy as Russia turns east2 days 17 hours ago
Added: Apr 14, 2014 07:00
On the Arctic tundra far to the north of Moscow, Russia is charting a course away from the West and towards Asia. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Chinese ship loaded with ore runs aground at southwest coast5 days 17 hours ago
Added: Apr 11, 2014 07:06
A Chinese bulk cargo ship laden with bauxite ran aground at Cabo Rojo, southwestern Pedernales province on Monday, said the Dominican Navy, which works with other agencies to prevent damage to the shore, especially nearby Bahia de las Aguilas. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Ship ready to destroy Syria's chemical arms at sea5 days 17 hours ago
Added: Apr 11, 2014 06:51
Experts on board a cargo ship transformed into a multi-million dollar chemical weapons destroyer said on Thursday they were ready to start working on Syria's stock of toxic arms in the middle of the Mediterranean as early as May. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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