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Record run of Orders Continues as Austal Secures New A$190 Million Contract1 day 10 hours ago
Added: Oct 16, 2017 11:35
Austal Limited is proud to announce a milestone contract, valued at €126 million (A$190 million), to design and build two 117 metre high-speed vehicle passenger trimaran ferries for long term customer Fred Olsen S.A. of the Canary Islands, Spain. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Color Line opens up about new battery hybrid ferry1 day 10 hours ago
Added: Oct 16, 2017 11:31
Color Line has revealed why they decided to move from LNG to battery power for their newbuild hybrid ferry currently under construction at Ulstein Verft. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
End of an era: Last chance to sail on the RMS St Helena6 days 10 hours ago
Added: Oct 11, 2017 11:37
After 27 years in service the Royal Mail Ship St Helena, one of only four passenger ships in the world to carry the RMS prefix, will cease operations in February. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Four ships banned from all ports for violating UN sanctions against North Korea6 days 10 hours ago
Added: Oct 11, 2017 11:31
The UN Security Council has banned all nations from allowing four ships that transported prohibited goods to and from North Korea to enter any port in their country. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Increase in LNG vessels drives bunker demand7 days 8 hours ago
Added: Oct 10, 2017 13:56
Skangas has bunkered LNG using its new bunker vessel Coralius to a tanker at the Port of Gothenburg for the first time. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Thomson Cruises ready to set sail for first time under new name Marella Cruises7 days 8 hours ago
Added: Oct 10, 2017 13:53
It's all change for Thomson cruises as it gets set to be rebranded later this month and will be known as Marella Cruises. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
MEC Ship of the Year unveiled7 days 8 hours ago
Added: Oct 10, 2017 13:49
Editor Martyn Wingrove reveals why this year’s MEC Ship of the Year blazes a trail for the future in ship satcoms Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
General cargo ship Islay Trader ran aground at Margate coast in UK7 days 8 hours ago
Added: Oct 10, 2017 13:45
he general cargo ship Islay Trader ran aground off the coast of Margate in UK. The vessel, which is full of broken glass for recycling, was anchored off the British coast, but dragged anchor and stuck on the beach at Turner Centre Margate. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Improved VLCC and Suezmax employment – a false dawn22 days 12 hours ago
Added: Sep 25, 2017 09:44
We are starting to see a recovery in the percentage of the combined VLCC and Suezmax ‘employed’ fleet (defined as vessels carrying cargo, loading cargo or discharging cargo), based on our analysis of AIS movements data. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Can a cruise ship capsize? Dangers of luxury holidays at sea REVEALED22 days 12 hours ago
Added: Sep 25, 2017 09:38
Cruise ships are built to withstand incredible force, but is it possible for the giant liners to capsize? Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Oman targets bigger slice of maritime oil trade with huge port project22 days 12 hours ago
Added: Sep 25, 2017 09:33
Oman, the biggest Arab oil producer outside of OPEC, is turning up the heat in a regional battle for business from ships in need of fuel with a $600 million deal to build storage tanks at the port of Sohar. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Cunard to add fourth ship to fleet in 202222 days 12 hours ago
Added: Sep 25, 2017 09:30
Luxury cruise brand Cunard announced it is adding a fourth ship to its fleet. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Irish Ferries want YOU to name their new ship22 days 13 hours ago
Added: Sep 25, 2017 09:25
Get your thinking caps on – you’ve got until Friday to come up with a name for a ship! Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Chinese yards set for passenger ship order bonanza29 days 14 hours ago
Added: Sep 18, 2017 07:41
The business model involved in SunStone Ships’ newbuild contracts and partnerships elsewhere with European companies is set to open doors for many more Chinese shipyard cruise and ferry contracts Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Code of Practice Cyber Security for Ships29 days 14 hours ago
Added: Sep 18, 2017 07:37
This Code of Practice should be read by board members of organisations with one or more ships, insurers, ships' senior officers (for example, the Captain/Master, First Officer and Chief Engineer) and those responsible for the day-to-day operation of maritime information technology (IT), operational technology (OT) and communications systems. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Hong Kong and UK sign MoU to forge stronger maritime relationship29 days 14 hours ago
Added: Sep 18, 2017 07:30
Representatives of the British and Hong Kong maritime business sectors have agreed to forge a closer working relationship and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in London during London International Shipping Week (LISW). Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Oil Spill Threatens Athens Beaches29 days 15 hours ago
Added: Sep 18, 2017 07:28
Greek authorities continued to struggle on Friday to clean up an oil spill that occurred last Sunday when an oil tanker sank near the country’s main port, Piraeus, with the fuel now spreading to Athens beaches. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Dredger Sank After Colliding with Tanker, 5 Missing29 days 15 hours ago
Added: Sep 18, 2017 07:25
The divers have recovered two bodies out of the five missing crew of JBB DE RONG 19, following the collision between Indonesian-registered tanker KARTIKA SEGARA and Dominican-registered dredger JBB DE RONG 19 that occurred in Singapore territorial waters at about 12.40am (Singapore time) on 13 September 2017. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Cargo Ships May Be Creating Their Own Lightning Storms As They Cross The Oceans1 month 5 days ago
Added: Sep 12, 2017 11:53
Cargo ships that chug across our oceans in their millions may be having an astonishing impact on the planet, creating lightning storms wherever they go. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Silversea Cruises signs with Fincantieri for Silver Moon luxury vessel1 month 5 days ago
Added: Sep 12, 2017 11:52
Silversea Cruises and Fincantieri have announced the signing of a contract worth approximately €310 million for the construction of a new ultra-luxury cruise ship. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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