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Shipbuilders rejecting orders amid labor shortage1 day 12 hours ago
Added: Dec 19, 2014 09:59
The depreciation of the yen is boosting demand in industries like shipbuilding, where companies are scrambling to hire enough workers, especially in areas where the number of working-age individuals is declining. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
The Sky's The Limit On Norwegian Escape1 day 12 hours ago
Added: Dec 19, 2014 09:51
Norwegian Cruise Line's largest ship ever, Norwegian Escape, will offer the most exhilarating and action-packed activities for families and thrill seekers alike when she sets sail from her homeport of Miami in November 2015. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Russian Sailors At Sea Without New Warship1 day 12 hours ago
Added: Dec 19, 2014 09:42
The Vladivostok was due to be handed over in October but France has had second thoughts because of the Ukraine conflict. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Cruise ship security screening1 day 12 hours ago
Added: Dec 19, 2014 09:26
While the aviation industry has strict security screening regulations, cruise ship security screening remains relatively soft in comparison. This is expected to change as the United States Coast Guard looks to increase screening requirements for passengers and their baggage in 2015, writes Jared Bickenbach, Market Analyst in Access Control, Fire and Security at the US-based market research company IHS. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
TITAN Salvage Successfully Refloats and Scuttles Bow of Wrecked Smart Bulk Carrier1 day 13 hours ago
Added: Dec 19, 2014 09:01
TITAN Salvage, Crowley Maritime Corp.'s Houston-based marine salvage, emergency response and wreck removal company, has successfully refloated and scuttled the largest and most challenging section of the wrecked bulk carrier, Smart. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
UN sends team to clean up Sunderbans oil spill in Bangladesh1 day 13 hours ago
Added: Dec 19, 2014 08:57
The United Nations said on Thursday it has sent a team of international experts to Bangladesh to help clean up the world’s largest mangrove forest, more than a week after it was hit by a huge oil spill. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Scorpio Tankers Inc. Announces Agreement to Purchase Newbuilding Contracts1 day 13 hours ago
Added: Dec 19, 2014 08:43
Scorpio Tankers Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement to purchase four LR2 newbuilding contracts and options to purchase two additional LR2 newbuilding contracts, has reached agreements to sell three of its older vessels and has taken delivery of six newbuilding vessels. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Teekay Tankers Agrees to Acquire Five Modern Aframax Tankers1 day 13 hours ago
Added: Dec 19, 2014 08:36
Teekay Tankers Ltd. announced that it has agreed to acquire four coated Aframax tankers and one uncoated Aframax tanker for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $230 million. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Technip awarded a €100 million Onshore Oil & Gas Terminal project by ONGC in India1 day 13 hours ago
Added: Dec 19, 2014 08:34
Technip has been awarded an approximately €100 million contract by Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) to build a 6 MMSCMD onshore terminal at Odalarevu in Andhra Pradesh, India, as part of the Integrated Development of Vashishta (VA) & S1 fields. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Captain and officer of Kuwaiti ship detained after deadly collision2 days 11 hours ago
Added: Dec 18, 2014 10:21
The captain and first officer of a Kuwaiti container ship have been detained for four days after their ship collided with a fishing vessel in the Red Sea, killing 13 Egyptians, a public prosecutor said on Tuesday. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Somali piracy threat always on the horizon2 days 11 hours ago
Added: Dec 18, 2014 10:17
The name Captain Phillips is familiar to millions around the world. He was the subject of the 2013 Tom Hanks film about an American cargo ship skipper who was freed by US Navy Seals after being taken captive by Somali pirates in 2009. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Beirut court reverses Johnny Saadé victory over CMA CGM’s Jacques Saadé2 days 11 hours ago
Added: Dec 18, 2014 10:14
The Court of Beirut has upheld an appeal by CMA CGM chief Jacques Saadé against the decision taken earlier this month to freeze his company’s assets in Lebanon, following a successful appeal in a Syrian court by Mr Saadé ‘s younger brother, Johnny Saadé. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Scorpio Bulkers Inc. Announces Agreements to Modify and Sell Existing Shipbuilding Contracts for Six2 days 12 hours ago
Added: Dec 18, 2014 10:00
Scorpio Bulkers Inc. announced that it has reached agreements with shipyards in South Korea and Romania to modify six newbuilding contracts for Capesize bulk carriers... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Seafarer severely injured by a snapped line as ro-pax breaks moorings during storm2 days 12 hours ago
Added: Dec 18, 2014 09:58
A seafarer has been severely injured by a snapped line as a ro-pax broke its moorings in a storm. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
NIMASA to spend N20bn on seafarers’ training2 days 12 hours ago
Added: Dec 18, 2014 09:47
The management of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), stated that it planned to spend N20 billion in training seafarers from 2011 to 2015. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Shipping industry modifies clauses in contracts for Ebola risks3 days 13 hours ago
Added: Dec 17, 2014 08:46
Some of the shipping industry's biggest trade associations are modifying freight contracts to reduce commercial exposure for companies whose ships travel to countries affected by the Ebola outbreak and to protect crews from the deadly virus. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Maersk’s regional HQ loses tax suit3 days 13 hours ago
Added: Dec 17, 2014 08:37
The court of Tax Appeals (CTA) dismissed a bid by the Philippine-based regional back office of the Maersk Group to collect from the Philippine government almost P8 million in tax refund, saying the latter failed to meet a necessary requisite to back its claim. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Seychelles court of appeal acquits 3 suspected Somali pirates convicted of piracy3 days 13 hours ago
Added: Dec 17, 2014 08:34
The Seychelles Court of Appeal has acquitted and ordered the repatriation of 3 Somali pirates back to their homeland. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Sale of Golar Eskimo to Golar LNG Partners L.P.3 days 13 hours ago
Added: Dec 17, 2014 08:27
Golar LNG Limited announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell its ownership interests in the companies that will own and operate the floating storage and regasification unit ("FSRU") Golar Eskimo to Golar LNG Partners L.P. for a price of USD 390 million. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
RINA Expands Into Canada3 days 13 hours ago
Added: Dec 17, 2014 08:23
Italy’s growing engineering, testing, marine services and ship classification group RINA has acquired a majority stake in Montreal-based marine survey company Hayes Stuart. The move gives RINA Services a platform for further expansion into the growing market in Canada. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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