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10th International Fujairah Bunkering & Fuel Oil Forum: Event Summary8 months 22 days ago
Added: May 02, 2017 09:04
FUJCON 2017 and the Fujairah Bunkering Week Events, held from 25-29 March 2017, were a resounding success and continued to exceed expectations attracting more than 400 attendees from nearly 40 countries. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Oil Tankers Seized After Gun Battle in Libya8 months 22 days ago
Added: May 02, 2017 07:10
Two vessels illicitly carrying crude from Libya have been captured by the country’s naval forces after an hours-long gun battle on the coast of Tripoli, according to the navy’s spokesperson. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Harvey Gulf takes delivery of fourth LNG fueled OSV8 months 22 days ago
Added: May 02, 2017 07:07
New Orleans, LA, headquartered Harvey Gulf International Marine has accepted delivery of its fourth LNG-fueled offshore supply vessel, the M/V Harvey Freedom. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Where oil rigs go to die8 months 22 days ago
Added: May 02, 2017 07:03
When a drilling platform is scheduled for destruction, it must go on a thousand-mile final journey to the breaker’s yard. As one rig proved when it crashed on to the rocks of a remote Scottish island, this is always a risky business. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Cruise news: Norwegian's newest ship is an absolute Joy that even has a go kart track on board8 months 22 days ago
Added: May 02, 2017 06:58
What an absolute Joy! The latest cruise ship for Norwegian – the company’s 15 – is heading for China but many of its new features are likely to appear on the next generation of ships coming in 2018 and 2019. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Maersk goes big in digital transformation with Microsoft8 months 27 days ago
Added: Apr 27, 2017 10:30
Global transport and logistics powerhouse Maersk announced on Wednesday that it has joined forces with Microsoft Corp. in a strategic move to revolutionize supply-chain management and global trade. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Dutch engineers unveil 3D printed ship propeller8 months 27 days ago
Added: Apr 27, 2017 10:22
Engineers at Europe’s largest port are exploring the use of additive manufacturing processes to carry out repairs to damaged ships. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Counter-Terrorism Measures at Ports8 months 27 days ago
Added: Apr 27, 2017 08:25
SMi Reports: Leading international sea ports, maritime authorities and technical experts will gather at SMi's forthcoming Port Security Technology 2017 to discuss counter-terrorism measures. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Canal expansion fails to meet expectations8 months 27 days ago
Added: Apr 27, 2017 07:22
Far fewer ships than expected have made the passage from the expanded Panama Canal to US ports due to “insufficient operational resources” within the Panama Canal, the International Organisation of Masters, Mates and Pilots has said. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Positive take up of ‘green’ discount8 months 27 days 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 come8 months 27 days 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 Frontline8 months 28 days 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 US8 months 28 days 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
Take a sneak peek at the Queen Victoria's £34million refurbishment plans8 months 28 days ago
Added: Apr 26, 2017 08:24
Cunard's luxury cruise ship will be undergoing a major makeover for 2017 Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Russia set to be world's largest LNG producer8 months 28 days 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 Torbay8 months 28 days 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 Aberdeen8 months 28 days 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 home8 months 28 days 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 pollution8 months 28 days 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 Atlantic8 months 29 days 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
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