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BIMCO Launch Guide to Maritime Environmental & Efficiency Management9 hours 27 minutes ago
Added: Mar 05, 2015 09:10
BIMCO have launched a new, multi-part guidance resource to support ship owners and operators in improving their environmental performance and the efficiency of their ships. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Israeli maritime commandos raid ship, seize dozens of rockets allegedly from Iran9 hours 33 minutes ago
Added: Mar 05, 2015 09:04
A ship filled with dozens of rockets allegedly supplied by Iran was raided Wednesday in the Red Sea by the Israeli navy. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Oil tanker laden with aviation fuel attacked by pirates9 hours 40 minutes ago
Added: Mar 05, 2015 08:57
It has emerged that a pirate attack on a tanker in the Gulf of Aden in February was repulsed by the crew with the assistance of the Indian Navy, according to reports by the international naval coalition patrolling the region off the coast of East Africa. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
European Commissions' study on LNG as a shipping fuel shows industry's support9 hours 51 minutes ago
Added: Mar 05, 2015 08:46
The European Commission presented the preliminary results of a study on the perception of the risks and opportunities of LNG as a shipping fuel. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Maersk grounding not due to engine: AMSA9 hours 58 minutes ago
Added: Mar 05, 2015 08:39
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) ruled out mechanical failure as a factor in the grounding of Maersk Garonne in Fremantle on 28 February. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Colombia detains China Cosco Shipping vessel over illegal arms1 day 9 hours ago
Added: Mar 04, 2015 09:26
Colombian authorities detained a vessel operated by China's largest shipping group for illegally transporting thousands of cannon shells, around 100 tonnes of gunpowder and other materials used to make explosives, the attorney general's office said. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Thomson Cruises to get Splendour of the Seas from Royal Caribbean International1 day 9 hours ago
Added: Mar 04, 2015 09:22
The 1,830-passenger ship will be leased to Thomson Cruises to become the largest ship in its fleet, and its holidays will be on sale from the end of this April. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Norwegian shareholder to buy Crystal Cruises1 day 9 hours ago
Added: Mar 04, 2015 09:17
Luxury cruise line Crystal Cruises is to be acquired by Genting Hong Kong (GHK), one of the major shareholders of Norwegian Cruise Line, for $550 million. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
World's biggest ro-ro container vessel delivered1 day 10 hours ago
Added: Mar 04, 2015 08:13
The world's biggest ro-ro container vessel Jolly Cobalto has been officially delivered laste week to the Italian shipping company Ignazio Messina & C. by the Korean STX Offshore & Shipbuilding shipyard in Jinhae. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Anthem of the Seas leaves German shipyard1 day 10 hours ago
Added: Mar 04, 2015 08:08
The $940 million Anthem of the Seas has left its German shipyard ahead of its arrival in the UK next month. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Indian seafarers may get tax exemption2 days 9 hours ago
Added: Mar 03, 2015 09:15
Indian seafarers may finally obtain an exemption from income tax bringing relief to domestic shipping companies struggling with inflated wage bills. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Commandos storm passenger ferry during high-octane exercise on Firth of Clyde2 days 9 hours ago
Added: Mar 03, 2015 09:06
Elite Royal Marines used a high speed boat to pull alongside the ferry before climbing aboard to practice their combat drills. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
New oil pipeline highlights China’s effort to strengthen energy security2 days 9 hours ago
Added: Mar 03, 2015 08:59
China has constructed a pipeline to pump crude oil from the Bay of Bengal to southern China through Myanmar as part of an effort to ease its reliance on the pirate-ridden Malacca Strait. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
CMES to break two Aframaxes, sell six bulkers2 days 9 hours ago
Added: Mar 03, 2015 08:58
China Merchants Energy Shipping (CMES), a Chinese bulker and tanker operator, plans to dismantle two old Aframax crude tankers and dispose of six old bulk carriers on the secondhand market. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Five of the best cruise lines for speciality restaurants and bars2 days 9 hours ago
Added: Mar 03, 2015 08:54
One of the joys of cruise holidays are the excellent restaurants and bars onboard all ships, but some cruise lines have pushed out the boat when it comes to food and drink. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
First LNG-powered ferry to be built in North America3 days 9 hours ago
Added: Mar 02, 2015 09:26
Canada’s largest shipbuilder Davie last week held a keel laying ceremony for MV Armand-Imbeau II. The ceremony marked the beginning of the hull assembly for this first of two sister-ships under construction at Davie for the Société des traversiers du Québec (STQ). Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Maersk Looking to Order 11 New Megaships in Second Quarter, Says CEO3 days 9 hours ago
Added: Mar 02, 2015 09:21
Denmark’s Maersk Line, the world’s biggest container-shipping company by capacity, is considering ordering 11 container megaships from Asian ship builders in the second quarter of this year, the company’s chief executive officer said Thursday. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Thai Crew of Prantalay 12 Released From Captivity in Somalia3 days 9 hours ago
Added: Mar 02, 2015 09:19
MPHRP has welcomed the news that after 4 years, 10 months and 9 days held in captivity by Somali pirates the four Thai crew of the fishing vessel Prantalay 12 have been released and are on their way home. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Tallink and Meyer Turku signed a contract for a new generation LNG powered fast ferry3 days 9 hours ago
Added: Mar 02, 2015 09:15
AS Tallink Grupp and Meyer Turku Oy signed a contract for the construction of LNG powered fast ferry for Tallinn-Helsinki route shuttle operations. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Asbestos on two Svitzer tugs in Newcastle: maritime union3 days 9 hours ago
Added: Mar 02, 2015 09:12
Tug company Svitzer has pulled two of its nine Newcastle tugs out of work after one of the Chinese-built vessels was found to contain asbestos. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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