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Indonesian Product Tanker Explodes2 months 6 days ago
Added: Nov 17, 2016 07:22
The product tanker Nona Tang II exploded this week at the Port of Batu Ampar, Batam, Indonesia, sending a shock wave that could be heard for miles. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Stolt Nielsen acquire Jo Tankers2 months 6 days ago
Added: Nov 17, 2016 07:16
Stolt will by this acquire the Jo Tankers organization as well as the chemical tanker ships. Stolt emerged as the best buyer after an open international process. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Eagle Bulk Adds Another Ultramax Newbuilding2 months 7 days ago
Added: Nov 16, 2016 07:22
Connecticut-headquartered operator of dry bulk ships Eagle Bulk Shipping has acquired a resale 64,000 dwt SDARI-64 Ultramax dry bulk vessel currently under construction at China’s Chengxi Shipyard. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
MOL unveils environmental and safety-conscious vessel2 months 7 days ago
Added: Nov 16, 2016 07:20
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) announced that on October 27, a naming ceremony for the Shinzan Maru, a newbuilding iron ore carrier that will sail under a long-term transport contract with... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Fire Consumes Freighter Near Barranquilla2 months 7 days ago
Added: Nov 16, 2016 07:10
Authorities in Palermo, Colombia, a small town near Barranquilla, reported that a fire consumed the general cargo ship Casanova. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
The Triple-Z-Drive Assist Tug Gets its U.S. Debut2 months 7 days ago
Added: Nov 16, 2016 07:07
Leading tug designer Robert Allan Ltd. has two new tugs in the works featuring the three-z-drive Rotortug propulsion configuration. They are under construction at Master Boat Builders in... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Rolls-Royce and VTT join forces on autonomous ship development2 months 8 days ago
Added: Nov 15, 2016 07:59
Rolls-Royce and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd have announced a strategic partnership to design, test and validate the first generation of remote and autonomous ships. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
EU Urged to Include Shipping Emissions in 2030 Climate Target2 months 8 days ago
Added: Nov 15, 2016 07:57
Members of the European Parliament have urged Europe to include shipping emissions in the 2030 emissions reduction target through a maritime climate fund, in response to the decision by International Maritime Organization (IMO) to prolong any decision on a global agreement to cut... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Genting Dream Christened in Guangzhou 2 months 8 days ago
Added: Nov 15, 2016 07:49
Dream Cruises has christened its new Genting Dream at a pier-side ceremony in Guangzhou (Nansha), China. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Scorpio Tankers Sinks to Loss2 months 8 days ago
Added: Nov 15, 2016 07:39
Monaco-based tanker owner Scorpio Tankers recorded a net loss of USD 27.1 million in the third quarter of 2016, compared to a net income of USD 85.3 million in the same period last year. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Fincantieri Oil & Gas Makes Bid for Outstanding Vard Shares2 months 9 days ago
Added: Nov 14, 2016 08:05
Fincantieri has announced that it its subsidiary Fincantieri Oil and Gas has launched a voluntary conditional general offer in Singapore for the ordinary shares of Vard Holdings Limited not already held by... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Aframax freight rates in Mediterranean jump on shortage of ships2 months 9 days ago
Added: Nov 14, 2016 07:54
Freight rates for Aframax tankers on Black Sea-Mediterranean and cross Mediterranean routes almost doubled last week to their highest since July, driven by demand for loadings at the end of November at a time when many Aframaxes are storing oil at sea. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
10th Annual International Chemical and Oil Pollution Conference and Exhibition2 months 9 days ago
Added: Nov 14, 2016 07:32
Organized by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), the biennial International Chemical and Oil Pollution Conference and Exhibition (ICOPCE) returns for its 10th edition as Asia’s leading thought-leadership platform focusing on the... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Get a complimentary report on hydropower investment projects2 months 9 days ago
Added: Nov 14, 2016 07:21
The analytical team of 'Vostock Capital' has prepared a report on hydropower investment projects, which will provide... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
MOL Takes Delivery of World’s First VLEC2 months 12 days ago
Added: Nov 11, 2016 08:50
Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has taken delivery of the Ethane Crystal, the world’s first very large ethane carrier (VLEC) which was built for Mumbai-based Reliance... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Thenamaris Sells LR2 Tanker for USD 13 Mn2 months 12 days ago
Added: Nov 11, 2016 08:29
Greek shipping company Thenamaris has agreed to sell its LR2 tanker Seafaith II to Indonesia-based tanker company Buana Listya Tama, according to data provided by VesselsValue. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Indian Subcontinent Remains Shipbreaking Hub2 months 12 days ago
Added: Nov 11, 2016 08:13
A total of 51 vessels were sold for demolition during October 2016, with the majority of them destined for the Indian subcontinent, VesselsValue data shows. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Port State Control across the continents to target sulphur compliance 2 months 12 days ago
Added: Nov 11, 2016 08:06
The two major port State control regimes - Paris MoU and Tokyo MoU - will increase focus on the sulphur limit regulations. The decision has been made on the basis of a Danish/Dutch proposal. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
ICS: Shipping Wants Climate Commitments by 20182 months 12 days ago
Added: Nov 11, 2016 07:56
At the COP22 conference in Morocco, the International Chamber of Shipping's director of policy said that industry wants to see climate change commitments made at IMO by 2018, with an enforcement mechanism to follow after. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Ship with toxic waste stopped from leaving HK port2 months 12 days ago
Added: Nov 11, 2016 07:50
Minister says Malaysian agencies told the Hong Kong authorities they will not allow the ship to berth here, after being alerted that the vessel planned to head to Malaysia. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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