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Positive take up of ‘green’ discount15 hours 23 minutes ago
Added: Apr 27, 2017 07:16
Sixty-six ships calling at terminals on the Thames qualified for the UK’s first port charge discount for cleaner ships in the first three months of 2017, including car carriers, container ships and tankers. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Maiden Bakken oil cargo to Asia ships out, with more to come15 hours 27 minutes ago
Added: Apr 27, 2017 07:12
The first ever reported export of North Dakota's crude oil to Asia left port last month, according to a shipping document seen by Reuters on Wednesday, in what is expected to be the first of numerous cargoes once the key Dakota Access pipeline starts moving oil in May. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
DHT Holdings, Inc. Announces Receipt of Unimproved Proposal from Frontline1 day 12 hours ago
Added: Apr 26, 2017 09:44
DHT Holdings, Inc. announced that it has received a proposal from Frontline Ltd. to acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of DHT in a stock-for-stock transaction. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Russia building 'world's biggest aircraft carrier' to compete with US1 day 13 hours ago
Added: Apr 26, 2017 09:26
Shtorm will reportedly be able to carry up to 90 combat aircraft and could cost up to $17.5bn (£13.6bn) - and will reportedly be so big it will have its own postcode Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Russia set to be world's largest LNG producer1 day 14 hours ago
Added: Apr 26, 2017 08:11
According to multiple sources, Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that the country is set to become the world’s largest producer of LNG as the world’s first ice-breaking LNG carrier calls at Sabetta port in Yamal. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Lifeboat rescues 35 passengers from 'sinking' ferry in Torbay1 day 14 hours ago
Added: Apr 26, 2017 08:07
Thirty five passengers were carried to safety by the Torbay RNLI lifeboat after their ferry struck a submerged object and began to sink in the bay. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Weather-damaged ferry returns to Aberdeen1 day 14 hours ago
Added: Apr 26, 2017 08:02
The Northlink ship MV Hrossey was forced to return to Aberdeen on Tuesday night, after windows in the bar were damaged at sea. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
China launches second aircraft carrier that is first built at home1 day 14 hours ago
Added: Apr 26, 2017 07:58
Warship is due to go into service in 2020 when it will join existing carrier, the Soviet-era Liaoning, bought secondhand from Ukraine Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Scots whistleblower's whopping $1million reward for reporting bosses over sea pollution1 day 14 hours ago
Added: Apr 26, 2017 07:54
An engineer has been given a million-dollar reward for reporting the luxury cruise firm he worked for after they polluted the sea for eight years. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
One dead and three injured after explosion on bulk carrier Tamar in North Atlantic2 days 13 hours ago
Added: Apr 25, 2017 08:51
One seafarer died and another three were injured after bulk carrier Tamar suffered explosion in North Atlantic on about 1,300 nautical miles off the coast of Cape Cod. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Major shipping nations join forces to promote digital certificates2 days 14 hours ago
Added: Apr 25, 2017 08:31
Director General of the Danish Maritime Authority, Andreas Nordseth, signs an agreement with Singapore and Norway on cooperation on digital certificates. The agreement is intended to make more countries migrate from paper certificates to digital certificates. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
ExxonMobil and Pavilion collaborate on LNG bunkering2 days 14 hours ago
Added: Apr 25, 2017 08:25
ExxonMobil and Pavilion Energy are collaborating to develop solutions for liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering and other downstream developments in Singapore. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Cruise ships add new dimension to LNG passenger fleet2 days 14 hours ago
Added: Apr 25, 2017 08:23
In this first of our four sector-specific guides to the world's LNG-fuelled tonnage, Mike Corkhill looks back at a year of booming passenger ship orders. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Norway is first to ratify 2010 compensation regime for Hazardous and Noxious Cargoes4 days 10 hours ago
Added: Apr 23, 2017 12:10
Norway has become the first country to become a Contracting State to a key compensation treaty covering the transport of hazardous and noxious substances (HNS) by ship. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Investment Plan for Europe: EUR 150 million to finance green shipping4 days 10 hours ago
Added: Apr 23, 2017 12:08
The European Investment Bank and Dutch bank ABN Amro have sign an agreement to support investments for greening the European shipping fleet Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Ferry smashes through port wall after engine failure in dramatic clip4 days 10 hours ago
Added: Apr 23, 2017 12:05
This shocking video footage shows an enormous ferry smash straight into a port wall. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Mariners Getting Just £2.56 An Hour4 days 10 hours ago
Added: Apr 23, 2017 11:57
Seafarers protested in Aberdeen on Friday against “disgraceful” poverty pay in the shipping industry, where some are paid as little as £2.56 an hour. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
18,000+ TEU Megaships: Will They Live Up to the Promise?6 days 14 hours ago
Added: Apr 21, 2017 08:34
There are 56 container ships of 18,000 + TEU on order slated for delivery from April, 2017 till June, 2020. The mega boxships are intended predominantly to sail on the North Europe-Far East trade dominated by... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Rickmers Sells Entire Containership Fleet to Navios6 days 14 hours ago
Added: Apr 21, 2017 08:27
Owner and operator of dry bulk and container vessels Navios Maritime Partners L.P. said it has reached an agreement to acquire Rickmers Maritime’s entire containership fleet. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Swift Acting Crews Reduce Asian Pirate Attacks6 days 14 hours ago
Added: Apr 21, 2017 08:23
The number of piracy incidents in Asia has dropped in the first quarter this year, compared to the same period in 2016, and ReCAAP ISC praises the swift action of crews and... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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