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Iraq looks to rebuild tanker fleet, eyes crude oil sales on delivered basis9 months 19 days ago
Added: Jun 08, 2018 07:00
After decades without its own vessels, Iraq is looking to rebuild its tanker fleet under the Iraq Oil Tanker Company, paving the way for sales of crude oil on a delivered basis. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Posidonia 2018: 5 Most Exciting Things to Watch Out for in Shipping Industry9 months 20 days ago
Added: Jun 07, 2018 06:37
This is an extremely exciting time for the shipping industry which is expected to undergo a major transformation over the next decade. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Keppel to build South East Asia’s first LNG bunkering vessel9 months 21 days ago
Added: Jun 06, 2018 06:32
Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd, has secured a contract from FueLNG, a joint venture between Keppel O&M and Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd, to... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Fincantieri Delivers MSC Seaview to MSC Cruises9 months 22 days ago
Added: Jun 05, 2018 06:31
Fincantieri has delivered this week to MSC Cruises “MSC Seaview” in Monfalcone. The delivery ceremony took place in the presence of Gianluigi Aponte, the shipowner as well as Founder and Executive Chairman of... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Abu Dhabi Ports launches blockchain technology for efficient operations9 months 23 days ago
Added: Jun 04, 2018 06:33
Maqta Gateway, an Abu Dhabi Ports subsidiary, is the first Abu Dhabi entity to develop and launch its own blockchain technology – Silsal Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
EU-Funded Project to Enable Autonomous Navigation in Close Proximity Is Advancing9 months 26 days ago
Added: Jun 01, 2018 06:49
An EU-funded research project which aims to create conditions for autonomous vessel navigation is in its Concept Definition phase and will move on to the Technology Adaption and Integrations Work Package (WP03) this summer, Kongsberg said. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
North Korea's High-Seas Fuel Smuggling Continues 9 months 28 days ago
Added: May 30, 2018 05:55
This week, the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported another instance of a banned ship-to-ship fuel transfer involving a North Korean vessel in the East China Sea. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
HHIC-Phil Launches CMA CGM’s Third Giant9 months 29 days ago
Added: May 29, 2018 06:40
The newest containership giant, being built for French shipping major CMA CGM, has been launched at a shipyard in the Philippines. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Fire Hits Bulker in Port of Southampton10 months 0 days ago
Added: May 28, 2018 06:50
The 50,170 dwt bulk carrier Sirina suffered a fire in its cargo hold while it was berthed at a dock in Port of Southampton last week. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Maersk Line expands presence in Canada and Europe with exclusive transatlantic service10 months 3 days ago
Added: May 25, 2018 06:52
Maersk Line, the world’s largest shipping company, announced the expansion of its product portfolio between Europe’s Mediterranean region and Canada to cater for the growing demands of importers and exporters on both sides of the Atlantic. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Pirates Release 11 Crew Members Of Vessel FWN Rapide After 4 Weeks Of Captivity10 months 4 days ago
Added: May 24, 2018 06:45
ForestWave reported that our eleven valued crew members who were taken hostage on April 21 off Port Harcourt, Nigeria and spent the last 4 weeks in captivity have been released and are now... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Philly Shipyard Announces 275 Layoffs10 months 5 days ago
Added: May 23, 2018 06:27
This week, Philadephia Shipyard notified Pennsylvania's Department of Labor that it is planning to lay off 275 people effective July 20. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Report: PCTC Catches Fire at Incheon Port10 months 6 days ago
Added: May 22, 2018 06:30
A fire broke out on a Panama-flagged pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) anchored at Korean Incheon Port, Yonhap News Agency reported. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Piracy – the human rights (and wrongs)10 months 7 days ago
Added: May 21, 2018 06:46
Dr. Sofia Galani, Lecturer in Law at the University of Bristol and a Non-Executive Board of Advisors member of Human Rights at Sea gave a short interview on piracy to Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Financial closing gives Wärtsilä the go-ahead for building the new Hamina LNG terminal 10 months 10 days ago
Added: May 18, 2018 06:09
The LNG terminal to be built at the Finnish Port of Hamina by the technology group Wärtsilä under a turnkey contract has reached financial close and received the necessary building permits. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
d’Amico CEO: Scrubbers Don’t Make Sense for Smaller Ships10 months 12 days ago
Added: May 16, 2018 17:58
In less than two years, all ships trading outside of sulphur Emission Control Areas (ECAs) will be required to use fuel with a sulphur content of up to 0.5 pct, a considerable reduction from the currently permitted maximum of 3.5 pct. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Intercargo: Bulker Casualties Claimed 202 Seafarer Lives in Last 10 Years10 months 12 days ago
Added: May 16, 2018 06:22
A total of fifty-three bulk carriers over 10,000 dwt have been identified as total losses over the past ten years, according to the latest edition of International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners’ (Intercargo) Bulk Carrier Casualty Report. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Israeli Port Strike Ends, For Now10 months 13 days ago
Added: May 15, 2018 06:44
Stevedores at the ports of Ashdod and Haifa returned to work after a court ordered them to end a four-day strike. However, shipping interests report that operations remain slow, and the local union leaders have threatened to resume their walkout. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Coast Guard medevacs injured crew member near Freeport, Texas10 months 14 days ago
Added: May 14, 2018 06:54
Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a request from the captain of the 580-foot chemical tanker Stolt Perseverance for the medevac of a crew member who was Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Navios Partners Takes Delivery of Panamax Bulker10 months 17 days ago
Added: May 11, 2018 06:43
Greek owner and operator of container and dry bulk vessels Navios Maritime Partners has expanded its fleet with a 2005-built Panamax vessel. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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