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International Seaways Wraps Up Acquisition of 6 Euronav VLCCs10 months 14 days ago
Added: Jun 15, 2018 06:29
US-based tanker shipping company International Seaways (INSW) has completed the acquisition of six 300,000 dwt very large crude carriers (VLCCs) from Euronav NV. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Port of Gothenburg Adds LNG Bunkering Option 10 months 15 days ago
Added: Jun 14, 2018 07:03
The Port of Gothenburg is expanding its LNG bunkering infrastructure to keep up with demand for the fuel in the future. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Quark Expeditions® to Celebrate the start of its 30th year with the launch of a new Polar Expeditio10 months 16 days ago
Added: Jun 13, 2018 06:43
Quark Expeditions, the Leader in Polar Adventures, this week signed an agreement with Croatia’s Brodosplit to build a new expedition ship uncompromisingly designed for operation in the polar regions. When launched in 2020, the 200-passenger ship, designed by LMG Marin in close cooperation... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Brodosplit launches Polar Expedition Cruise Vessel for polar region10 months 17 days ago
Added: Jun 12, 2018 06:43
Hull 484, the Polar Expedition Cruise Vessel for cruising the polar regions built for the final Buyer the Dutch company Oceanwide Expeditions has been launched on Saturday, 9 of June in Shipbuilding Industry Split Inc. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Posidonia 2018: Shipowners Stand Alone in Cutting CO2 Emissions10 months 18 days ago
Added: Jun 11, 2018 06:43
The new environmental regulations have been at the center of attention at this year’s edition of Posidonia trade show in Athens, Greece, which took place from 4-8 of June. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Iraq looks to rebuild tanker fleet, eyes crude oil sales on delivered basis10 months 21 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 Industry10 months 22 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 vessel10 months 23 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 Cruises10 months 24 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 operations10 months 25 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 Advancing10 months 28 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 11 months 0 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 Giant11 months 1 day 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 Southampton11 months 2 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 service11 months 5 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 Captivity11 months 6 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 Layoffs11 months 7 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 Port11 months 8 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)11 months 9 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 11 months 12 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
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