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Unmanned ‘ghost’ ships are coming – but they could cost the cargo industry dearly2 months 16 days ago
Added: Sep 04, 2017 11:14
The Yara Birkeland isn’t an ordinary cargo ship. If all goes well then the vessel, currently being built for a Norwegian agricultural fertiliser company, will become the world’s first fully autonomous cargo ship when it launches in 2020. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
KONGSBERG Wins EPCI Contract for Newbuild LNG Fuelled RoPax Ferry2 months 16 days ago
Added: Sep 04, 2017 11:08
Kongsberg Maritime has been awarded an Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) contract with Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG), a subsidiary of Siem Group. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Computer Based Training on Sexual Harassment Released2 months 19 days ago
Added: Sep 01, 2017 11:36
The Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP) has released a new computer based training on prevention and response to sexual assault, sexual harassment, retaliation, bullying and other prohibited behaviors in the U.S. maritime industry. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Buoy Tender Completes Historic Northwest Passage Transit2 months 19 days ago
Added: Sep 01, 2017 11:31
The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard buoy tender Maple arrived at Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore, Maryland on Tuesday, after completing a historic voyage through the Northwest passage. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
MOL to Participate in LNG Receiving Terminal Project in India - To Provide FSRU Operation/Maintenan2 months 19 days ago
Added: Sep 01, 2017 11:27
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced the signing of agreements with Swan LNG Private Limited for the long-term operation / maintenance of a floating, storage and regasification unit (FSRU) and provision and long-term operation / maintenance of a floating and storage unit (FSU) that will serve as the core receiving facilities in an LNG terminal to be developed by Swan Energy Limited (Swan Energy) in Gujarat, India. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Scorpio Tankers Inc. Announces Closing of Merger with Navig8 Product Tankers Inc.2 months 19 days ago
Added: Sep 01, 2017 11:23
Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE:STNG) announced that it has closed the previously announced merger with Navig8 Product Tankers Inc.. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Dispersants Likely Helped Responders Breathe Easier2 months 22 days ago
Added: Aug 29, 2017 08:57
In the heat of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, U.S. government and industry responders had to make a crucial decision. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
More Biofouling "Casualties" to be Expected2 months 22 days ago
Added: Aug 29, 2017 08:53
In March this year, the bulk carrier DL Marigold became the world's first biofouling “casualty.” Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
U.S Coast Guard monitoring stranded cruise ships -chief2 months 22 days ago
Added: Aug 29, 2017 08:48
The U.S. Coast Guard is monitoring two cruise ships that have been unable to dock due to tropical storm Harvey and is preparing alternative arrangements, one of its commanders said on Saturday in a press conference. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Vessel breaks in two off Turkey's northwest coast2 months 22 days ago
Added: Aug 29, 2017 08:45
A dry cargo vessel broke in two in the Black Sea off Turkey’s northwest coast, television images showed early on Sunday, while the 11-man crew was rescued. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
How clean is the cruise industry?2 months 22 days ago
Added: Aug 29, 2017 08:42
Last week Carnival Corporation released the 2016 sustainability report for its 10 brands, along with a dedicated sustainability website. It makes for positive reading, but how much progress is really being made in this area by the world’s ocean cruise lines? Crystal Chung takes a look at some of the steps being taken. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Japanese shipping line to launch unmanned container ships2 months 26 days ago
Added: Aug 25, 2017 13:29
Nippon Yusen KK will remotely pilot one of its large container ships from a Japanese port to North America, although the company added that a crew will be aboard as a precautionary measure for the initial test voyage, Bloomberg reported. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
LNG from Skangas to ESL Shipping's bulk carriers2 months 26 days ago
Added: Aug 25, 2017 13:26
Skangas and ESL Shipping have entered into an agreement for providing gas fuel to ESL’s LNG-powered bulk carrier newbuildings. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Brodosplit cuts steel for Polar Expeditions’ new ‘advanced’ cruise ship2 months 26 days ago
Added: Aug 25, 2017 13:24
Polar Expeditions’ new cruise ship has begun construction after its steel was cut at Brodosplit shipyard. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
First operational STM ship systems installed on-board2 months 29 days ago
Added: Aug 22, 2017 11:37
The STM Validation project has successfully installed the first Sea Traffic Management (STM) compatible bridge systems, connecting ships with shore based services and actors. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
More Arrests in Brazil's Operation Car Wash Graft Probe2 months 29 days ago
Added: Aug 22, 2017 11:31
Brazilian authorities have widened their Operation Car Wash graft probe to include U.S. asphalt maker Sargeant Marine, six Greek shipping companies and a former Brazilian congressman. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Murmansk Commercial Seaport achieves a reduction in dry cargo vessel emissions2 months 29 days ago
Added: Aug 22, 2017 11:21
Findings (CNIIMF) confirm that atmospheric emissions from ship engines at the Murmansk Commercial Seaport have decreased more than two times over the past seven years. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Pentagon orders temporary halt to US navy operations after second collision2 months 29 days ago
Added: Aug 22, 2017 11:17
The Pentagon has ordered a temporary halt to US navy operations around the world and a full safety review, after the second serious collision in two months involving its ships in the Pacific. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Egypt cuts transit fees through Suez Canal by half3 months 4 days ago
Added: Aug 17, 2017 12:29
The Egyptian government announced that transit rates for container vessels in the northern and southern Suez ports will be reduced from between 3 – 50 per cent depending on the number of containers they carry. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Aberdeen Harbour supports Maersk Oil decommissioning campaign3 months 4 days ago
Added: Aug 17, 2017 12:28
Two subsea mid water arches weighing around 100 t each are just some of the items that have been landed at Aberdeen Harbour as the port supports Maersk Oil’s decommissioning campaign for the James, Janice, Affleck and Leadon fields in the North Sea. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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