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Infographic – Top 10 challenges facing LNG shipping today13 hours 18 minutes ago
Added: Feb 26, 2015 09:34
Have a look at the infographic to find out the top 10 challenges facing LNG shipping today. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Greek Tanker Hostages Taken off Nigeria Released13 hours 39 minutes ago
Added: Feb 26, 2015 09:13
The two Greek and one Pakistani hostages kidnapped on board the “Kalamos” tanker off the coasts of Nigeria on February 4 have finally been released by their captors and will soon be reunited with their loved ones, the ship-owning company announced yesterday. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Lysblink Seaways to be towed to sheltered Scallastle Bay13 hours 42 minutes ago
Added: Feb 26, 2015 09:10
A cargo ship that ran aground last week will be moved to a more sheltered position because of forecasts of gale force winds. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Stena's new Superfast X ferry set to link Holyhead with Ireland14 hours 1 minute ago
Added: Feb 26, 2015 08:51
Ferry operators Stena has unveiled its “Superfast X” vessel, ahead of its debut sailing from Wales to Ireland. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
UK: Maritime trust appeals for information on brave crewmen14 hours 23 minutes ago
Added: Feb 26, 2015 08:29
An appeal has been launched to uncover information on brave men who risked their own lives to save people at sea. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
US west coast congestion ‘worse’ than 2002 lockout14 hours 34 minutes ago
Added: Feb 26, 2015 08:18
Congestion at ports on the US west coast reached levels even worse than the fallout of the infamous 2002 lockout earlier this month, according to industry analysts Alphaliner. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Nine more bodies found in Bangladesh ferry disaster; toll now 7914 hours 44 minutes ago
Added: Feb 26, 2015 08:08
Nine bodies were retrieved from a river in central Bangladesh on Wednesday, said Harun-ur Rashid, a regional police official, bringing to 79 the number of people known to have died when a ferry capsized on Sunday. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
CYPNAVAL 2015, 2nd Int'l Sea Security Conference & Exhibition (Offshore-Maritime-Ports security, Sea1 day 13 hours ago
Added: Feb 25, 2015 09:52
CYPNAVAL 2015 is a unique event across the Mediterranean Sea and has an aim to enhance the protection of the Blue Economy! Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Hijacked Tanker Found Aground in the Philippines1 day 13 hours ago
Added: Feb 25, 2015 08:56
A chemical tanker captured by pirates nearly a month ago was found grounded in the Philippines yesterday, the ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre announced in an incident update. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Tanker "King Edward" Blacked -Out in Istanbul Strait1 day 14 hours ago
Added: Feb 25, 2015 08:39
182-meters long, Marshall Islands flagged tanker "King Edward" had a black out on passing the narrowest point of Strait of Istanbul. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
First 11,000cbm Newbuilding Delivered to Epic Gas1 day 14 hours ago
Added: Feb 25, 2015 08:33
Epic Gas Ltd. announced that the first of its six 11,000cbm newbuildings was delivered to the Company on 20 February 2015. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
2014: The Big Secondhand Sales News1 day 14 hours ago
Added: Feb 25, 2015 08:26
A record volume of tonnage is reported to have changed hands last year and reported secondhand sales rose by 29% year-on-year to total 51.0m GT in 2014. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
ABB advisory selected to boost fuel efficiency of Pioneer Marine’s new bulk carriers1 day 14 hours ago
Added: Feb 25, 2015 08:18
Amarcon, an ABB Group company announced that the company will deliver SEEMP-compliant OCTOPUS-Onboard fuel monitoring systems for 12 Handysize bulk carriers that will be built by YangZhou GuoYu Shipbuilding Co., Ltd and delivered to the Singapore based owner Pioneer Marine Inc. in 2015 and 2016. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Asean Countries Should Look Into Information Sharing To Prevent Maritime Terrorism1 day 14 hours ago
Added: Feb 25, 2015 08:13
ASEAN countries should seriously look into having more information sharing as an effort to prevent piracy, sea robbery and maritime terrorism in the surrounding region. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Beached cargo ship Lysblink Seaways rescued again2 days 14 hours ago
Added: Feb 24, 2015 08:51
The large cargo ship that ran aground last week on the west coast had to be rescued again. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
The CMA CGM RHONE, 7th of the 28 vessels named after famous rivers series, enters the CMA CGM fleet2 days 14 hours ago
Added: Feb 24, 2015 08:48
The CMA CGM Group is pleased to announce that the maiden voyage of the CMA CGM RHONE started in China on February 20th, 2015. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Canadian ship frees freighter from icy Lake Erie near Conneaut2 days 14 hours ago
Added: Feb 24, 2015 08:43
A 767-foot freighter trapped in Lake Erie ice for five days near a northeast Ohio city is headed back to Wisconsin after it was freed by a Canadian Coast Guard ship. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
UK flag suffers sharp drop, new shipping figures show2 days 14 hours ago
Added: Feb 24, 2015 08:36
Figures launched by the Department for Transport show that the deadweight tonnage of the UK-registered trading fleet has decreased by 27% since 2009, whilst the combined deadweight tonnage of the world trading fleet has increased by 34%. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Australian ports slap ban on vessels2 days 14 hours ago
Added: Feb 24, 2015 08:30
Vessels that are not complying with regulations like safety standards, international labour conventions and marine environment regulations could be banned from Australian ports. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
DFDS cargo ship refloats after beaching off Scottish coast3 days 13 hours ago
Added: Feb 23, 2015 09:30
The DFDS cargo vessel Lysblink Seaways re-floated at high water Thursday night after grounding off the coast of western Scotland on Wednesday (18 February) and is being held at anchor while assessments are made. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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