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No crew deaths on UK vessels for first time in 50 years9 hours 8 minutes ago
Added: Jul 29, 2015 08:43
Last year saw the first time no seafarers died aboard UK flagged vessels over 100 gt, the Marine Accident Investigation Branch reported. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Delivery of the CMA CGM VASCO DE GAMA, 18,000 TEUs: CMA CGM’s largest vessel and biggest container9 hours 21 minutes ago
Added: Jul 29, 2015 08:29
The CMA CGM Group, a leading worldwide shipping group, is pleased to announce the delivery of the CMA CGM VASCO DE GAMA on July 27th by the Chinese shipyard China State Shipbuilding Corporation. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Turkish cargo ship Feyza Genç runaway from Maltese arrest9 hours 24 minutes ago
Added: Jul 29, 2015 08:26
General cargo vessel Feyza Genc fled Malta after Court issued a warrant for her arrest on July 24, for unpaid bunker bills totaling 45 818 euro. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Egypt to allow 24-hour access to East Port Said with new waterway10 hours 4 minutes ago
Added: Jul 29, 2015 07:46
Egypt plans to allow smaller vessels in the Mediterranean direct access to East Port Said around the clock instead of just eight hours a day by building a side channel near the Suez Canal, which will speed up shipping movements in the area. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Costa Cruises to Build Two Next-Generation Cruise Ships as part of Carnival Corporation's Multi-Bill10 hours 48 minutes ago
Added: Jul 29, 2015 07:02
Carnival Corporation & plc, the world's largest travel and leisure company, announced that its Italian brand, Costa Cruises, will build two new cruise ships as part of an agreement with Meyer Werft to construct four next-generation cruise ships with the largest guest capacity in the world. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Piracy analysis: EU Somali coastguard initiative delivers1 day 9 hours ago
Added: Jul 28, 2015 08:41
The EU's capacity building division has delivered more training and equipment to the Somali coastguard in Mogadishu, although experts warn that the trained officers should also be paid if maritime security efforts are not to fail. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Filipino recruiters banned from practising1 day 9 hours ago
Added: Jul 28, 2015 08:36
The licences of three Filipino recruiters were cancelled over the past month due to illegal behaviour, including misrepresentation and charging recruits. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
20 Pinoy seafarers repatriated from stranded bulk carrier in Greece1 day 9 hours ago
Added: Jul 28, 2015 08:32
After several months, 20 of the 24 Filipino crew members of a stranded Panamanian-flagged bulk carrier in Greece are finally going home. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Shipbroker: Don't rush to build oil tankers1 day 9 hours ago
Added: Jul 28, 2015 08:22
Despite the positive sentiment surrounding oil tanker freight rates, caution should be exercised before building new ships, Italian shipbroker Banchero Costa cautioned. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Japan’s big three lines facing more car carrier investigations1 day 9 hours ago
Added: Jul 28, 2015 08:19
Japan’s big three shipping lines face more headaches from a spiralling car carrier price fixing row. Bloomberg is reporting Beijing is now investigating the trio – Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK), Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) – for their alleged price fixing. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Egypt holds trial run on second Suez Canal2 days 8 hours ago
Added: Jul 27, 2015 08:56
The first cargo ships have passed through Egypt's second Suez Canal, amid tight security, ahead of the new waterway's official opening next month. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Scorpio Tankers Inc. Announces Agreement to Sell Shares of Dorian LPG Ltd.2 days 9 hours ago
Added: Jul 27, 2015 08:40
Scorpio Tankers Inc. announced that it has agreed to sell 3,392,083 common shares of Dorian LPG Ltd. owned by the Company to Sino Energy Holdings LLC, for a purchase price of $16.16 per share. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Japanese Transport Company K-Line Agrees to Settlement in Alleged Price-Fixing Scheme2 days 9 hours ago
Added: Jul 27, 2015 08:37
Attorneys representing a group of consumers and auto and truck and equipment dealerships in antitrust claims against more than a dozen international shipping firms have reached a settlement with Japan's Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd., known as K-Line. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Carnival to build €30m Barcelona cruise terminal2 days 9 hours ago
Added: Jul 27, 2015 08:31
Carnival Corporation has signed an agreement with the Port Authority of Barcelona to invest more than 30 million euros to build and operate its second private cruise terminal at the Port of Barcelona, which is used by seven of the company’s 10 cruise line brands as both a destination and home port. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
China eyes new cruise link to disputed South China Sea islands2 days 9 hours ago
Added: Jul 27, 2015 08:30
Chinese authorities plan to start a second cruise ship link to the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, state media reported on Monday, in a move that may irk Vietnam, which also claims the islets. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Bridging the gap between technology advances and crewing competency 2 days 10 hours ago
Added: Jul 27, 2015 07:34
The Offshore Marine Crewing conference will be held in Oslo at the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel on 8 - 9 October 2015. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
ITF collected $59.5m in unpaid seafarer wages in 20145 days 9 hours ago
Added: Jul 24, 2015 08:34
Last year the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) collected $59.46m in wages owed to seafarers. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Bankruptcy order against Lithuanian Shipping Company5 days 9 hours ago
Added: Jul 24, 2015 08:27
The company Lithuanian Shipping Company (LSC), whose vessels remain arrested in foreign ports and which suffers from an extremely complicated financial situation, will have to file for bankruptcy, said Lithuanian Transport and Communications Minister Rimantas SinkeviÄŤius after a meeting with President Dalia GrybauskaitÄ— on Wednesday. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Carnival Corp reaches settlement with U.S. over alleged disability violations5 days 9 hours ago
Added: Jul 24, 2015 08:22
Carnival Corp will pay a $55,000 penalty and $350,000 in damages over alleged accessibility violations for people with disabilities on its cruise ships, the Justice Department said on Thursday. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Maritime piracy report reveals continued SE Asian attacks against small tankers5 days 9 hours ago
Added: Jul 24, 2015 08:13
Published this week, a new report from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) highlights a continuing trend in South East Asia in the hijacking of small coastal tankers by maritime pirates, averaging one attack every two weeks. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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