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Mr. Ki-tack Lim (Republic of Korea) elected as IMO Secretary-General7 hours 54 minutes ago
Added: Jul 01, 2015 09:00
Mr. Ki-tack Lim (Republic of Korea) has been elected as the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), with effect from 1 January 2016, for an initial term of four years. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
EXMAR to create an Integrated LNG Company with FLEX and GEVERAN7 hours 59 minutes ago
Added: Jul 01, 2015 08:55
EXMAR is pleased to announce that it has agreed with Flex LNG and Geveran Trading Co. Ltd. on the main terms of a transaction whereby GEVERAN’s Liquefied Natural Gas assets and EXMAR’s LNG assets and Liquefied Natural Gas Infrastructure will be contributed to the Company, which already owns LNG assets, in exchange for new shares in the Company issued to EXMAR and GEVERAN. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Arctic oil rig departs Seattle-area port despite protest8 hours 11 minutes ago
Added: Jul 01, 2015 08:43
U.S. Coast Guard and police boats cleared a way through protesters in kayaks at a Seattle-area port on Tuesday so Royal Dutch Shell's second of two Arctic drilling rigs could depart for Alaska. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Egypt officially joins China’s Silk Road Economic Belt union8 hours 26 minutes ago
Added: Jul 01, 2015 08:29
Egypt has officially joined the Silk Road Economic Belt trade union, which encompasses 92 Chinese and foreign associations, the State Information Service (SIS) reported on Friday. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
French shipper CMA CGM to sign two Chinese deals as trade seen booming8 hours 49 minutes ago
Added: Jul 01, 2015 08:05
France's CMA CGM, the world's third-largest container shipping group, will sign two deals with China that put it in line to benefit from a forecast surge in trade between Asia and Europe. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
DryShips Closes Sale of Six Aframaxes8 hours 50 minutes ago
Added: Jul 01, 2015 08:04
Owner of dry bulk carriers and tankers DryShips has wrapped up the sale of its six Aframax tankers to entities controlled by the company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, George Economou. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Carnival taps into booming Chinese cruise industry8 hours 53 minutes ago
Added: Jul 01, 2015 08:01
Cruise giant Carnival is expanding its presence in the rapidly growing Chinese cruise industry in an attempt to win market share from rivals. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Global Shipping Industry Concerned By Protectionist U.S. Approach To Energy Exports1 day 7 hours ago
Added: Jun 30, 2015 09:03
The United States Congress signalled last week its firm intention to approve major free trade deals with Asia and Europe. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Container ship Leo Perdana collided with LPG tanker Navigator Aries off Indonesia1 day 8 hours ago
Added: Jun 30, 2015 08:41
The container ship Leo Perdana collided with LPG tanker Navigator Aries on 20 nautical miles off Surabaya, Karang Jamuang Island in Indonesia. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
LNG RoRo Newbuilding Runs Aground off Norway1 day 8 hours ago
Added: Jun 30, 2015 08:37
Nor Lines‚Äô 5,000 dwt short sea cargo Ro/Ro vessel MS Kvitbj√łrn (White Bear) ran aground off Ulsteinvik on Sunday morning local time, little over two months after entering service, according to local media. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Largest South African dredger launched1 day 8 hours ago
Added: Jun 30, 2015 08:29
Royal IHC has launched the 5,500m³ trailing suction hopper dredger Ilembe from its shipyard at Kinderdijk in the Netherlands. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Compensation regulator set up in China for victims of oil spills1 day 8 hours ago
Added: Jun 30, 2015 08:22
A national regulatory commission governing China's compensation funds for oil spills by ships was inaugurated on June 18 in Beijing. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
General Dynamics NASSCO, CA Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins Mark Keel Laying of Second ECO Tanker for A1 day 8 hours ago
Added: Jun 30, 2015 08:18
General Dynamics NASSCO hosted a keel laying ceremony for the second ECO tanker, the Magnolia State, for American Petroleum Tankers (APT) currently under construction at the company's shipyard in San Diego. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Holidaymakers forced to abandon their cruise ship after it collides with oil tanker off the coast of2 days 7 hours ago
Added: Jun 29, 2015 09:31
More than 850 passengers had to be evacuated after their Mediterranean cruise ship collided with an oil tanker off the coast of Turkey, leaving a huge dent in its hull. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Israel bars foreign activist flotilla from reaching Gaza2 days 8 hours ago
Added: Jun 29, 2015 08:35
Israel said on Monday it had blocked a boat leading a four-vessel protest flotilla of foreign activists from reaching the Gaza Strip and forced the vessel to sail to an Israeli port. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Danish investors sue bankrupt OW Bunker for $120 mln2 days 8 hours ago
Added: Jun 29, 2015 08:31
A group of Danish investors have sued OW Bunker for 800 million Danish crowns ($120 million) for misleading them in its initial public offer (IPO), after the ship fuel supplier filed for bankruptcy just months after listing. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
KfW IPEX arranges financing for new gas carriers for Petredec2 days 8 hours ago
Added: Jun 29, 2015 08:27
KfW IPEX-Bank has arranged and closed a $186.3 million financing package for the international liquefied petroleum gas trading and transport company Petredec. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Russia Wants to Ban Foreign-Flagged Ships from Its Arctic2 days 8 hours ago
Added: Jun 29, 2015 08:19
Russia’s Transport Ministry is considering a new bill that would considerably restrict shipping operations for foreign flagged vessels in the Russian Arctic. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
DSME Decides to Not Acquire STX France After All2 days 8 hours ago
Added: Jun 29, 2015 08:10
We will not buy or support any other company even going out the way to lose money or bear the burden,‚ÄĚ said Jung Seong-rip, president of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), at a press event in the company's office building on June 25. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Two ships launched at Fincantieri's shipyards2 days 8 hours ago
Added: Jun 29, 2015 08:08
‚ÄúCarnival Vista‚ÄĚ, the new flagship of the Carnival Cruise Line‚Äôs fleet, brand of the Carnival Group, the world's largest cruise ship operator, was launched last Thursdey at Fincantieri‚Äôs shipyard in Monfalcone. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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