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Tianjin, China Explosions and Precautions for Possible Contamination 4 hours 25 minutes ago
Added: Aug 28, 2015 08:12
The purpose of this Bulletin is to provide notice to the maritime industry with respect to assessing potential contamination risks from the Tianjin explosions and the responsibility of vessel and facility agents, owners, masters, and operators to immediately report potentially hazardous conditions to the United States Coast Guard (USCG). Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Höegh LNG - Interim results for the quarter ended 30 June 20154 hours 51 minutes ago
Added: Aug 28, 2015 07:46
Höegh LNG's President and Chief Executive Officer, Sveinung J. S. StÞhle, said in a comment: "The improved operating and net results are driven by Höegh Gallant starting commercial operations according to schedule in Egypt, where she currently is operating at full capacity and regasifying four to five cargos per month. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Ulstein Verft: Record vessel launched4 hours 54 minutes ago
Added: Aug 28, 2015 07:43
On Tuesday night, yard number 302, an offshore construction vessel for Island Offshore/Edison Chouest Offshore, was launched from the dock hall at Ulstein Verft. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
LR to class world’s largest heavy lift crane vessel5 hours 2 minutes ago
Added: Aug 28, 2015 07:35
LR has won a contract to class the world’s largest heavy lift crane vessel (NSCV) for the Netherlands-based Heerema Group. The semi-submersible vessel will be constructed at the newly opened Sembcorp ‘Mega yard’ in Singapore. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Port of Gdansk to see 8 billion PLN investment over 5-year period5 hours 5 minutes ago
Added: Aug 28, 2015 07:32
The next 5 years at the Port of Gdansk will see the implementation of the largest ever investment program, in terms of both scope and expense, says PGA. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Tianjin cost set to eclipse Costa Concordia1 day 2 hours ago
Added: Aug 27, 2015 09:38
An explosion and fire that devastated the Chinese port of Tianjin could cost the insurance industry more than USD2 billion, its estimated bill from the Costa Concordia, according to ISA Surveys. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Australia world's largest LNG exporter by 2018: Understanding maritime security challenges1 day 3 hours ago
Added: Aug 27, 2015 09:12
According to the Oxford Institute for Energy studies by 2018; Australia would become world’s largest liquefied natural gas exporter (LNG). It is of cardinal importance to understand Australia’s global significance both towards strategic direction and growth through its LNG exports. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Vafias Group takes Delivery of Ten Newbuilds1 day 3 hours ago
Added: Aug 27, 2015 09:09
The Vafias Group has announced the completion of ten eco newbuilds over the past few months. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
NewLead Holdings Ltd. Announces Commercial Performance of MV Newlead Venetico1 day 3 hours ago
Added: Aug 27, 2015 08:52
The Newlead Venetico is a 2012-built dry bulk eco-type Handysize vessel of 32,394 dwt and is one of the three dry bulk eco-type Handysize vessels that were delivered to NewLead's fleet during 2014. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Rising Demand & Big Ships Driving Container Port Investment Boom1 day 4 hours ago
Added: Aug 27, 2015 08:27
Rising global container port demand and ever larger vessels are driving terminal operators to make significant investments in additional capacity, according to the Global Container Terminal Operators Annual Report 2015 published by global shipping consultancy Drewry. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
New Panama lock cracked2 days 2 hours ago
Added: Aug 26, 2015 10:10
One of the newly constructed locks in the Panama Canal has sprung a leak, raising fresh questions on the expansion project's already delayed timetable. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Rapid response team formed to fight SE Asian pirates2 days 2 hours ago
Added: Aug 26, 2015 09:52
In response to the growing threat posed by robbers and pirates in the region the Malaysian and Indonesian navies have formed a joint rapid deployment team. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Enrica Lexie incicent: Tribunal orders parties to suspend all court proceedings2 days 3 hours ago
Added: Aug 26, 2015 08:43
The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea delivered its Order in The “Enrica Lexie” Incident (Italy v. India), Provisional Measures case on 24th August. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
India maps out maritime future2 days 4 hours ago
Added: Aug 26, 2015 08:35
India is mapping out its maritime future with dramatic developments on its inland waterways, its coastal ports and its future as a shipbuilding centre. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Indonesian government reaffirms maritime as main development sector2 days 4 hours ago
Added: Aug 26, 2015 08:33
Indonesia is one of the worlds largest maritime countries, with some 5.8 million square kilometers of sea territory, while its land territory covers only 1.9 million square kilometers. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
‘Locked in hatches on a starvation diet’: ITF unearths another shocking case of seafarer abuse i3 days 4 hours ago
Added: Aug 25, 2015 08:03
A foreign crew in Australia’s Mackay port has been denied basic rights such as access to food and has been forced to work without pay, the Maritime Union of Australia has claimed. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Panama Canal expansion prompts safety concerns3 days 4 hours ago
Added: Aug 25, 2015 08:00
One hundred and one years ago this month, the first ship sailed through the Panama Canal which links the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Scorpio Tankers Inc. Announces Updates on Its Securities Repurchase Program, Third Quarter Revenues,3 days 5 hours ago
Added: Aug 25, 2015 07:24
Scorpio Tankers Inc. announced updates on its Securities Repurchase Program, third quarter revenues, Newbuilding Program, and Fleet. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Shipping stocks battered3 days 5 hours ago
Added: Aug 25, 2015 07:22
US-listed shipping equities have fallen sharply amidst a broad market selloff driven by China fears. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Dry Bulk Freight Market Recovery May Take Year to Manifest, a Platts Survey Reveals3 days 5 hours ago
Added: Aug 25, 2015 07:20
The global dry bulk freight market, crippled by oversupply but seeing signs of renewed activity, is expected to take at least a year to hit the road to recovery, according to the latest Platts survey of shipping market participants. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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