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Hyundai Heavy Industries Completes the World’s Largest Containership15 hours 22 minutes ago
Added: Nov 24, 2014 09:55
Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI) announced today it held a naming ceremony for the world’s largest containership, the first of five 19,000 TEU containerships ordered from China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) in May 2013. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Maersk chief warns over lossmaking rivals15 hours 29 minutes ago
Added: Nov 24, 2014 09:48
The chief executive of Maersk Line warned about the parlous state of the container shipping industry, saying the Danish group would settle for lower margins if that meant more of its rivals were profitable. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
World's biggest crane ship Pieter Schelte sets sail for Rotterdam15 hours 32 minutes ago
Added: Nov 24, 2014 09:45
The world's largest crane ship, which is capable of lifting oil rigs, has set sail from its shipyard in South Korea for Rotterdam Port in the Netherlands. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
IMO adopts mandatory Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters15 hours 37 minutes ago
Added: Nov 24, 2014 09:39
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code), and related amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) to make it mandatory, marking an historic milestone in the Organization’s work to protect ships and people aboard them, both seafarers and passengers, in the harsh environment of the waters surrounding the two poles. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Icebreaker captain: 'if you come to grief, you’re up there alone'15 hours 43 minutes ago
Added: Nov 24, 2014 09:34
There’s an awful lot of artistry in being able to interpret the ice. Not everybody gets it. Just because you’ve been on the ice, doesn’t mean you’ve picked up what it takes to understand it. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Saga Pearl 2 cruise ship makes detour from the Cape Verde islands to rescue stricken sailor15 hours 46 minutes ago
Added: Nov 24, 2014 09:31
A cruise ship that set sail from Southampton has been forced to make a detour to rescue a stricken sailor. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Panama Canal Delegates Meet with Japanese Customers15 hours 49 minutes ago
Added: Nov 24, 2014 09:28
A Panama Canal delegation headed by Administrator Jorge L. Quijano visited Japan to hold discussions with the Japan Shipowners’ Association (JSA) and the major Japanese shipping lines, as well as end customers such as Japanese car manufacturers and energy sector companies. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Holland America unveils debut itineraries for new ship3 days 15 hours ago
Added: Nov 21, 2014 10:13
Holland America Line has unveiled the maiden voyage of its new ship, MS Koningsdam, which sets sail in February 2016. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
ESC: Shipping Alliances Need a Watchdog3 days 15 hours ago
Added: Nov 21, 2014 10:08
The European Shippers’ Council (ESC) says that shipping industry needs a global authority to keep Vessel Sharing Alliances (VSA) in check, as they are a risky development for the free market for transportation of goods over sea. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Nordic American Tankers Limited – Letter to Shareholders from the Chairman3 days 15 hours ago
Added: Nov 21, 2014 10:03
Dear Shareholders, Many of you have recently contacted us regarding the impact of the recent drop in the oil price on our business. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Chilling history: the men who hunted the elusive Northwest Passage3 days 15 hours ago
Added: Nov 21, 2014 09:58
Equipped with ingenious contraptions such as the magnificent Boat-Cloak – an inflatable dinghy that doubled as a cloak, powered by a sail that could be used as an umbrella – Victorian adventurers set out on a perilous quest: the search for the Northwest Passage. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
One Dead in Gulf of Mexico Oil Platform Explosion3 days 15 hours ago
Added: Nov 21, 2014 09:18
An explosion at an offshore oil and gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico killed one worker and injured three others Thursday afternoon, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Stena Line to Cut 350 More Jobs3 days 16 hours ago
Added: Nov 21, 2014 09:09
Sweden’s largest ferry operator Stena Line is continuing with job cuts to meet the company’s goal of improving the financial results by USD 176 million until 2016, Jesper Waltersson, Head of Corporate Communications at Stena Line told World Maritime News. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
CEO Lone: China, India to Dominate Oil Trade3 days 16 hours ago
Added: Nov 21, 2014 09:07
China and India will account for about 35% of global oil trade in the next 10 to 15 years, according to predictions by Harald Lone, Chairman and CEO of Newport Shipping Group. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. completes acquisition of Prestige Cruises International, Inc.3 days 16 hours ago
Added: Nov 21, 2014 09:02
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., a leading global cruise operator, has announced that it has completed its previously-announced acquisition of Prestige Cruises International, Inc., the market leader in the upscale cruise segment and parent company of Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, in cash and stock for a total transaction consideration of $3,025 billion, including the assumption of debt. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation Reports Financial Results for the Third Quarter 20143 days 16 hours ago
Added: Nov 21, 2014 08:42
Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation, an owner and operator of tanker vessels, reported its financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2014. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Passenger was locked out of her room on board the Braemar, which left Southampton today3 days 16 hours ago
Added: Nov 21, 2014 08:39
A passenger on a cruise ship called the coastguard after she became stuck on a balcony, just minutes after leaving Southampton. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Advanced Shipyard & Marine Inspection, Commissioning and Handover Delivery 26 – 30 Jan 2015, Kuala4 days 12 hours ago
Added: Nov 20, 2014 12:53
Develop best practice on the requirements of vessels and offshore installations, supervision and commissioning procedures and punch lists to meet your targets in costs and delivery Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Greek ship seafarer does not have Ebola4 days 14 hours ago
Added: Nov 20, 2014 10:58
A crew member on a Greek ship coming from Guinea who was thought to be showing symptoms of Ebola does not have the deadly disease, the Greek health ministry said on Tuesday. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
MSC Cruises re-launch Armonia4 days 15 hours ago
Added: Nov 20, 2014 10:16
Ahead of its 10-day inaugural cruise to the Canary Islands, the grand MSC Cruise ship MSC Armonia, was re-launched in Genoa on Tuesday. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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