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Cruise Ship Rides Out Severe Storm18 hours 29 minutes ago
Added: Feb 09, 2016 07:58
Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas departed Cape Liberty, NJ for Port Canaveral on Saturday, with 4,529 passengers and 1,616 crew aboard. On Sunday, she entered a rapidly developing, severe storm with sustained winds to 65 knots and seas in the range of 30 feet, centered off the Carolinas. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
One Dead, Two Injured Due to Toxic Fumes aboard Tanker18 hours 34 minutes ago
Added: Feb 09, 2016 07:52
One crew member died and two were hospitalized after they inhaled poisonous fumes while cleaning cargo tanks aboard a 2007-built chemical tanker Araz River on February 5, Italian media reported. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Republic of Georgia Selects Anaklia Development Consortium to Build a Deep Sea Port in Anaklia18 hours 40 minutes ago
Added: Feb 09, 2016 07:47
Georgia’s Ministry of Economy & Sustainable Development today announced that the Anaklia Development Consortium LLC has been awarded the contract to build and develop a Deep Sea Port in Anaklia. The $2.5 billion project will establish a new maritime corridor between China and Europe, helping restore the historic Silk Road and stimulating national and regional economic growth. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Johan GÄRDIN from DNV·GL confirmed to speak at the 12th Offshore China Convention 20161 day 16 hours ago
Added: Feb 08, 2016 10:01
During the past two years, although plunging oil prices have prompted a severe oil industry downturn, the long-term market outlook is still bright. China's government have issued national strategy called “One Belt, One Road” initiative and unveiled "Made in China 2025" plan to boost up the slowing Chinese economy. With no doubt, the offshore engineering industry will be beneficial a lot from these policies. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Singapore-registered vessel released after hijacking off Nigerian coast1 day 18 hours ago
Added: Feb 08, 2016 08:03
The Safmarine Kuramo, a Singapore-registered container vessel, has been released after it was hijacked off the Nigerian Coast. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Two new "Meraviglia-Plus" next-generation ships confirmed1 day 18 hours ago
Added: Feb 08, 2016 07:57
MSC Cruises has confirmed the building of a further two ships in the Meraviglia class. The two "Meraviglia-Plus" next-generation ships, as the new class of vessels is called, will feature increased tonnage and overall size, with a total of 2,444 cabins and a maximum LSA (passengers + crew) of 8,000. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
New Tool Evaluates NSR Container Shipping Viability1 day 18 hours ago
Added: Feb 08, 2016 07:49
A new study examining the commercial opportunities of Arctic shipping by the Copenhagen Business School (CBS Maritime) concludes that the navigation season on the Northern Sea Route (NSR) will remain too short for investments in ice-class vessels to be economically viable until around 2040. Only then could the Arctic shipping route become competitive. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
CSCL Indian Ocean lost anchor before grounding at Elbe River1 day 18 hours ago
Added: Feb 08, 2016 07:42
The preparation for salvage of the hardly grounded ultra large container ship CSCL Indian Ocean are running at full speed, after several failed attempts to refloat the vessel. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
ACP: New Panama Canal Locks to be Completed by June4 days 17 hours ago
Added: Feb 05, 2016 08:34
After more than a year-long delay, a new set of larger locks for the Panama Canal will be complete by the end of June, the waterway's administrator said on Wednesday, after builders repaired cracks that had formed in the concrete walls. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Tianjin Blast Could Be Largest Marine Insurance Loss Ever4 days 17 hours ago
Added: Feb 05, 2016 08:31
Claims related to the massive explosion at the port of Tianjin, China may grow to as much as $6 billion, says the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI). More than half of the claims reportedly fall within marine insurance or reinsurance lines – potentially making it the largest single marine disaster (by claim value) in history, surpassing Hurricane Sandy. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
First Offshore Wind Farm Decommissioning Complete4 days 18 hours ago
Added: Feb 05, 2016 08:21
Wind farm operator Vattenfall has completed the decommissioning and removal of the five-turbine, 10 MW Yttre Stengrund offshore wind farm – the first dismantlement of its type. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Agreement to Acquire Three Panamax Vessels4 days 18 hours ago
Added: Feb 05, 2016 08:16
Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE:DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that it has signed, through three separate wholly-owned subsidiaries, three Memoranda of Agreement to acquire from a related party three Panamax vessels for an aggregate purchase price of US$39.8 million. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Seafarers invited to help manufacturers improve onboard design4 days 18 hours ago
Added: Feb 05, 2016 08:12
Shipping has not been especially good at asking the users of its assets – the seafarers – how to improve designs. This could change with news today that the Nautical Institute and CIRM, the principal international association for marine electronics companies, have launched a joint initiative to improve the usability of navigation and communication technology onboard ships. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Boxship Aground Near Port of Hamburg4 days 18 hours ago
Added: Feb 05, 2016 08:07
A Chinese container ship that is one of the world's largest has run aground on the river Elbe near Germany's largest port Hamburg but shipping to the harbour continues as normal, German marine police said. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Bureau Veritas Classes World's Largest Asphalt Carrier4 days 18 hours ago
Added: Feb 05, 2016 08:01
Leading classification society Bureau Veritas is classing the 37,000 dwt asphalt carrier Asphalt Splendor, recently delivered to US-based Sargeant Marine. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Rotterdam Port Connector Starting to Bear Fruit4 days 18 hours ago
Added: Feb 05, 2016 07:55
The Rotterdam, which connects supply and demand online, has officially rounded off the test phase. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Pentagon to Buy More High-End Ships5 days 18 hours ago
Added: Feb 04, 2016 07:50
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the U.S. Navy would buy more high-end submarines, destroyers, fighter jets and unmanned underwater vehicles in coming years, using $8 billion saved by scaling back orders for smaller, less capable Littoral Combat Ships. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Offshore Support Vessel Market by Type, by Depth, & by Region - Global Forecast to 20205 days 18 hours ago
Added: Feb 04, 2016 07:44
Growing demand for oil & gas is expected to drive the offshore support vessel market at a CAGR of 5.8% during the forecast period. Meanwhile, the recent decline in the global crude oil price has negatively affected E&P activities, which is prominently visible with the sharp decline in the global rig count, affecting drilling activities. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Kitack Lim Says E-Nav is the Future5 days 18 hours ago
Added: Feb 04, 2016 07:38
E-navigation can offer enhanced safety, better environmental protection, improved traffic management and commercial benefits; and both the technological advances and the advantages they can bring are continuing to evolve. That was the message from IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim in his keynote speech to the International E-Navigation Underway conference. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
USCG: Aframax Tanker Allides Twice in New Orleans5 days 18 hours ago
Added: Feb 04, 2016 07:32
The U.S. Coast Guard Eighth District reported that it was responding to two allisions in New Orleans at mile markers 104 and 94 on the Mississippi River. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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