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AIS Data on the High Seas: An Analysis of the Magnitude and Implications of Growing Data Manipulatio20 hours 54 minutes ago
Added: Oct 21, 2014 07:49
AIS data, used routinely by decision makers across industries, is widely perceived as a reliable source of information on ship activity worldwide. Massive financial investments and critical operational Decisions are based on this data. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Carnival ship banned from ports after Ebola scare21 hours 24 minutes ago
Added: Oct 21, 2014 07:19
Carnival Magic was turned away from ports after a passenger on-board sparked an Ebola scare. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Super-sized ships arrive in Britain: How big can they get?21 hours 26 minutes ago
Added: Oct 21, 2014 07:17
On the morning of 26 April 1956, a former petrol station attendant called Malcom McLean stood beside a port terminal in New Jersey. He had just ditched his profitable trucking company to launch a revolutionary new way of shipping cargo. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Draft Polar Code approved by IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee21 hours 35 minutes ago
Added: Oct 21, 2014 07:07
A key step on the way to a mandatory Polar Code for ships operating in Arctic and Antarctic waters has been reached with the approval by the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC).... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Women maritime executives from four countries launch WISTA Nordic collaboration21 hours 38 minutes ago
Added: Oct 21, 2014 07:04
Executives from a key group of shipping nations – Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland – have launched a Nordic collaboration of the respective national associations of the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA). Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
What did we learn from the Simushir?1 day 20 hours ago
Added: Oct 20, 2014 08:32
A disabled Russian cargo ship was en route to port in British Columbia for repairs and the rescue operation was declared officially over Sunday. Now the debate begins. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Tourists back in Texas from cruise ship carrying woman monitored for Ebola1 day 20 hours ago
Added: Oct 20, 2014 08:04
Holidaymakers often feel regret at the end of a vacation, but the prevailing sentiment was more like relief among many of the passengers who stepped off the Carnival Magic after an Ebola scare prompted a tense climax to their cruise. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
ClassNK Releases New Guidelines for Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems1 day 20 hours ago
Added: Oct 20, 2014 07:52
Leading classification society ClassNK announced that it has released Guidelines for Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Filipino seafarers on heightened alert1 day 21 hours ago
Added: Oct 20, 2014 07:36
The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) has placed on heightened alert all shipping firms and manning agencies as well as the nearly 400,000 Filipino seafarers deployed worldwide against the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, which has claimed nearly 4,500 lives, mostly in West Africa. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Halifax Shipyard Receives a Huge Delivery of Overhead Cranes from Konecranes1 day 21 hours ago
Added: Oct 20, 2014 07:30
Two massive bridge cranes manufactured by Konecranes were delivered to the Halifax waterfront Wednesday, October 15. The powerful and sophisticated heavy-lifting units will play a critical role in the shipbuilding program at Irving’s Halifax Shipyard. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
European Commission Vice President Siim Kallas Welcomes the Launch of European Shipping Week4 days 19 hours ago
Added: Oct 17, 2014 09:13
European Transport Commissioner and Vice President of the European Commission Siim Kallas has voiced his strong support for the launch of European Shipping Week, claiming it will help to raise the profile of shipping in Brussels “and allow for a good interaction between its multiple players and decision makers”. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
ITF complains to Jordanian govt over Aqaba port arrests4 days 19 hours ago
Added: Oct 17, 2014 09:10
The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has contacted the government of Jordan over the arrests on Tuesday of around 150 trade unionists at the Aqaba Container Terminals facility run by APM Terminals. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Shipowners worry about EU MRV Regulation4 days 20 hours ago
Added: Oct 17, 2014 08:35
European shipowners are concerned by the intention of the Italian Presidency of the Council to move full steam ahead with an inter-institutional agreement on the EU Regulation for Monitoring, Reporting and Verification system of carbon dioxide emissions from maritime transport (EU MRV Regulation), which could potentially include commercial and operational information. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Kleven: Multiple deal with Maersk4 days 20 hours ago
Added: Oct 17, 2014 08:31
Kleven has signed a contract with Maersk Supply Service A/S on the building of six anchor handling vessels. The contract also includes options for up to four additional vessels. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
UNESCO threatens to put Venice on List of World Heritage in Danger4 days 20 hours ago
Added: Oct 17, 2014 08:30
UNESCO has threatened to put Venice on it Heritage at Risk list after expressing concern over development projects relating to shipping near the city. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Majority of global tanker fleet have yet to adopt ECDIS ahead of the 2015 deadline1 month 4 days ago
Added: Sep 17, 2014 07:46
The majority of ships in the global tanker fleet have yet to adopt ECDIS, according to data published for the first time by the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO). Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Indian seafarers to get tax breaks1 month 4 days ago
Added: Sep 17, 2014 07:37
Seafarers working on Indian vessels have been boosted by news that the Government has agreed to change the norms of calculation of income-tax for them. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Riyadh MoU - Concentrated Inspection Campaign on fire safety systems1 month 4 days ago
Added: Sep 17, 2014 07:35
The office of the Maritime Administrator of the Republic of the Marshall Islands has issued the following attached Marine Safety Advisory (MSA) which concerns the Riyadh Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on fire safety systems. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Philippine maritime piracy up by a fourth, Coast Guard says1 month 4 days ago
Added: Sep 17, 2014 07:30
Piracy and armed robberies against ships and their crew in Philippine waters have risen by more than a fourth in 2013, data from the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Forgotten ghost ships off Golden Gate revealed1 month 4 days ago
Added: Sep 17, 2014 07:23
Team of NOAA researchers today confirmed the discovery just outside San Francisco's Golden Gate strait of the 1910 shipwreck SS Selja and an unidentified early steam tugboat wreck tagged the "mystery wreck." Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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