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Grounded Container Ship in Suez Canal Refloated11 months 29 days ago
Added: May 03, 2016 06:56
The shipping agency GAC reports that the grounded 12,500 TEU container ship MSC Fabiola was refloated in the early hours of last week, and resumed her southbound journey on the Suez Canal with an escort of five tugs. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Northwest Seaport Alliance Joins Green Certification Program11 months 29 days ago
Added: May 03, 2016 06:43
The Northwest Seaport Alliance, the port development authority for the ports of Seattle and Tacoma, announced that it has joined the Green Marine program, North America's largest voluntary environmental certification program for the maritime industry. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Nordic American Tankers to Add Four Suezmaxes11 months 29 days ago
Added: May 03, 2016 06:36
Nordic American Tankers Limited announced this week that it has entered into an agreement to acquire four existing Suezmax sister vessels built in Japan at a world-class shipyard. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Breaking: EU Approves CMA CGM’s Acquisition of NOL1 year 0 months ago
Added: May 02, 2016 06:45
French container shipping major CMA CGM announced this week that it has received approval from the European Commission for its pending USD 2.4 billion acquisition of Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), Southeast Asia’s largest container shipping company. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
First of Its Kind LNG-Fuelled Car Carrier Hits the Water1 year 0 months ago
Added: Apr 29, 2016 08:16
Europe’s short sea RoRo operator United European Car Carriers (UECC) has launched its new dual-fuel liquefied natural gas (LNG) pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) TBN AUTO ECO. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
HHI Axes Quarter of Its Executive Personnel1 year 0 months ago
Added: Apr 29, 2016 08:07
South Korean shipbuilding giant Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has laid off 25 per cent of its executives as a first step within the framework of its massive job-cutting plan, expected to include up to 3,000 jobs. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
ABB and Cavotec join forces to offer shore-to-ship power solutions, boosting “green ports”1 year 0 months ago
Added: Apr 29, 2016 08:04
ABB and Cavotec have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly offer complete shore-to-ship power solutions globally. Such solutions allow vessels to plug into onshore power supply and shut down their engines, eliminating noxious emissions, noise and vibrations while berthed in ports that are often located in city surrounds. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
ECSA looks forward to the improvement of the shipping conditions in the Arctic1 year 0 months ago
Added: Apr 29, 2016 07:45
European shipowners believe that the three priority areas of the new EU Arctic Policy Communication published by the Commission this week address all topical Arctic matters. Climate change and environment, sustainable development and international cooperation in the Arctic are equally important. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Shell Cancels FLNG Order1 year 0 months ago
Added: Apr 29, 2016 07:40
Samsung Heavy Industries has revealed that Shell cancelled a multi-billion order for three floating LNG (FLNG) units this week. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Encouraging Start of the Year for DP World1 year 0 months ago
Added: Apr 29, 2016 07:37
Dubai’s port and terminal operator DP World closed the first quarter of this year with 15.5 million TEUs handled across its global portfolio of container terminals, with gross container volumes growing by 3.7% on a reported basis. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
London Container Terminal and Grangemouth Container Terminal offer weighing solution for exporters1 year 0 months ago
Added: Apr 29, 2016 07:25
Forth Ports has confirmed this week that, through significant investment in its straddle carrier fleet and IT development, the company will offer shippers a solution to determine the VGM (Verified Gross Mass) of export containers arriving at its terminals in Tilbury and Grangemouth, ensuring compliance with the updated provisions of SOLAS VI (Safety of Life at Sea). Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Piracy: Violent Attacks on the Increase1 year 0 months ago
Added: Apr 28, 2016 07:21
As piracy on the world’s seas continues to fall, new figures from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) highlight growing violence off the coast of West Africa, where 44 seafarers have been captured so far this year. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Scorpio Tankers Reaches 1st Quarter Forecasts1 year 0 months ago
Added: Apr 28, 2016 07:18
Monaco-based tanker owner Scorpio Tankers has seen its net income for the first quarter of 2016 drop to USD 28 million, in line with forecasts, compared to a net income of USD 40.7 million reported in the corresponding period in 2015. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
South Korea’s Biggest Shipbuilders Still in the Lead1 year 0 months ago
Added: Apr 28, 2016 07:10
Despite the historically low level of newbuilding orders seen in 2015, and a continued weak ordering streak in 2016, the South Korea’s three largest shipbuilders, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, Hyundai Heavy Industries, and Samsung Heavy Industries, still hold the largest... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
First American LNG Shipment to Europe Reaches Port1 year 0 months ago
Added: Apr 28, 2016 06:56
This week, the LNG Carrier Creole Spirit arrived in the port of Sines, Portugal, carrying the first shipment of American LNG from Cheniere's Sabine Pass facility to reach Europe. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Panama Canal to hold draw to select first vessel to transit 26 June1 year 0 months ago
Added: Apr 27, 2016 09:34
The Panama Canal plans to hold a draw on April 29 to choose the first vessel which will transit through the expanded canal upon its inauguration on June 26. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Six Turkish crew freed two weeks after kidnap by pirates off Nigeria: lawyer1 year 0 months ago
Added: Apr 27, 2016 09:25
Six Turkish crew members of Malta-flagged tanker MT Puli who were kidnapped by pirates over two weeks ago while sailing off Port Harcourt, Nigeria have been... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Maersk Starts Direct Service to Cuba1 year 0 months ago
Added: Apr 27, 2016 09:18
Maersk Line marked the introduction of its first direct service from Northern Europe to Cuba on Friday April 22 when a 2,556 TEU container vessel arrived in the Port of Mariel, located 50 kilometers (30 miles) from the country’s capital, Havana. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
El Faro's Voyage Data Recorder Found1 year 0 months ago
Added: Apr 27, 2016 08:29
The voyage data recorder from the cargo ship El Faro, which sank in October during a hurricane off the Bahamas, was located on Tuesday in 15,000 feet (4,600 meters) of water, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Navig8 Product Tankers Secures Loan for 4 Newbuilds1 year 0 months ago
Added: Apr 26, 2016 07:14
Shipping company Navig8 Product Tankers Inc. has entered into a USD 130.3 million senior secured credit facility agreement for post-delivery financing for four 74,000 DWT LR1 product tankers. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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