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Abu Dhabi Ports launches blockchain technology for efficient operations5 months 14 days ago
Added: Jun 04, 2018 06:33
Maqta Gateway, an Abu Dhabi Ports subsidiary, is the first Abu Dhabi entity to develop and launch its own blockchain technology – Silsal Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
EU-Funded Project to Enable Autonomous Navigation in Close Proximity Is Advancing5 months 17 days ago
Added: Jun 01, 2018 06:49
An EU-funded research project which aims to create conditions for autonomous vessel navigation is in its Concept Definition phase and will move on to the Technology Adaption and Integrations Work Package (WP03) this summer, Kongsberg said. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
North Korea's High-Seas Fuel Smuggling Continues 5 months 19 days ago
Added: May 30, 2018 05:55
This week, the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported another instance of a banned ship-to-ship fuel transfer involving a North Korean vessel in the East China Sea. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
HHIC-Phil Launches CMA CGM’s Third Giant5 months 20 days ago
Added: May 29, 2018 06:40
The newest containership giant, being built for French shipping major CMA CGM, has been launched at a shipyard in the Philippines. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Fire Hits Bulker in Port of Southampton5 months 21 days ago
Added: May 28, 2018 06:50
The 50,170 dwt bulk carrier Sirina suffered a fire in its cargo hold while it was berthed at a dock in Port of Southampton last week. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Maersk Line expands presence in Canada and Europe with exclusive transatlantic service5 months 24 days ago
Added: May 25, 2018 06:52
Maersk Line, the world’s largest shipping company, announced the expansion of its product portfolio between Europe’s Mediterranean region and Canada to cater for the growing demands of importers and exporters on both sides of the Atlantic. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Pirates Release 11 Crew Members Of Vessel FWN Rapide After 4 Weeks Of Captivity5 months 25 days ago
Added: May 24, 2018 06:45
ForestWave reported that our eleven valued crew members who were taken hostage on April 21 off Port Harcourt, Nigeria and spent the last 4 weeks in captivity have been released and are now... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Philly Shipyard Announces 275 Layoffs5 months 26 days ago
Added: May 23, 2018 06:27
This week, Philadephia Shipyard notified Pennsylvania's Department of Labor that it is planning to lay off 275 people effective July 20. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Report: PCTC Catches Fire at Incheon Port5 months 27 days ago
Added: May 22, 2018 06:30
A fire broke out on a Panama-flagged pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) anchored at Korean Incheon Port, Yonhap News Agency reported. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Piracy – the human rights (and wrongs)5 months 28 days ago
Added: May 21, 2018 06:46
Dr. Sofia Galani, Lecturer in Law at the University of Bristol and a Non-Executive Board of Advisors member of Human Rights at Sea gave a short interview on piracy to Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Financial closing gives Wärtsilä the go-ahead for building the new Hamina LNG terminal 6 months 1 day ago
Added: May 18, 2018 06:09
The LNG terminal to be built at the Finnish Port of Hamina by the technology group Wärtsilä under a turnkey contract has reached financial close and received the necessary building permits. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
d’Amico CEO: Scrubbers Don’t Make Sense for Smaller Ships6 months 2 days ago
Added: May 16, 2018 17:58
In less than two years, all ships trading outside of sulphur Emission Control Areas (ECAs) will be required to use fuel with a sulphur content of up to 0.5 pct, a considerable reduction from the currently permitted maximum of 3.5 pct. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Intercargo: Bulker Casualties Claimed 202 Seafarer Lives in Last 10 Years6 months 3 days ago
Added: May 16, 2018 06:22
A total of fifty-three bulk carriers over 10,000 dwt have been identified as total losses over the past ten years, according to the latest edition of International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners’ (Intercargo) Bulk Carrier Casualty Report. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Israeli Port Strike Ends, For Now6 months 4 days ago
Added: May 15, 2018 06:44
Stevedores at the ports of Ashdod and Haifa returned to work after a court ordered them to end a four-day strike. However, shipping interests report that operations remain slow, and the local union leaders have threatened to resume their walkout. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Coast Guard medevacs injured crew member near Freeport, Texas6 months 5 days ago
Added: May 14, 2018 06:54
Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a request from the captain of the 580-foot chemical tanker Stolt Perseverance for the medevac of a crew member who was Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Navios Partners Takes Delivery of Panamax Bulker6 months 8 days ago
Added: May 11, 2018 06:43
Greek owner and operator of container and dry bulk vessels Navios Maritime Partners has expanded its fleet with a 2005-built Panamax vessel. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Bahri celebrates another key milestone with the delivery of its 46th VLCC, ‘Amad’6 months 9 days ago
Added: May 10, 2018 06:07
Celebrating the addition of its 46th Very Large Crude-oil Carrier (VLCC), Bahri, a global leader in logistics and transportation, today welcomed ‘Amad,’ from South Korea-based Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI), the world’s largest shipbuilding company, bringing the total number of VLCCs in Bahri’s fleet to 46 and vessels to 93. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
TOTE Pushes Back LNG Conversions6 months 10 days ago
Added: May 09, 2018 07:09
This week, Washington-based shipping company TOTE Maritime announced that it has pushed back the conversion of its two Orca-class ships to LNG propulsion. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Introducing "Smart Bolts" 6 months 11 days ago
Added: May 08, 2018 06:47
In the future, intelligent wireless bolts in wind turbines or satellites may be able to let the operator know when something is wrong. This could reduce the risk of human injuries and save cost. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Central America, the Caribbean Strong Drivers of Panama Canal’s LNG Trade6 months 12 days ago
Added: May 07, 2018 06:56
Central America and the Caribbean are taking an ever-growing role in the Panama Canal’s trade of liquefied natural gas (LNG) amid increasing interest in the environmentally friendly and cost-efficient cargo to meet their energy needs. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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