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Three Bids in $4.1 Billion Port of Melbourne Sale1 year 0 months ago
Added: Apr 18, 2016 07:33
Three consortia of Australian and international funds have submitted bids for a 50-year lease of the Port of Melbourne, Australia's biggest shipping container terminal, people familiar with the matter said this week. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Final Well Control Rule Eases Industry Concerns1 year 0 months ago
Added: Apr 15, 2016 07:49
The U.S. has announced the final version of its controversial well control regulations designed to reduce the risk of an offshore oil or gas blowout. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
LNG Producers Invest in Import Terminals1 year 0 months ago
Added: Apr 15, 2016 07:36
The world's top producers of liquefied natural gas (LNG) are investing in ship-fuelling operations, floating import terminals and power plants to open new markets and keep from drowning in a fuel surplus expected to last into the next decade. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Exxon Mobil exports first cargo of offshore Gulf of Mexico crude1 year 0 months ago
Added: Apr 15, 2016 07:24
Exxon Mobil is shipping a cargo of crude produced from its deepwater Julia field in the Gulf of Mexico to its refinery in Rotterdam, Netherlands, marking the first export of offshore oil to leave a U.S. port since a ban was lifted. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Noryards BMV Goes Bankrupt1 year 0 months ago
Added: Apr 15, 2016 07:21
Norwegian shipbuilder Noryards BMV, a daughter company of Noryards AS, has filed for bankruptcy having failed to reach a compulsory debt settlement with its creditors. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Update: Hijacked Tug Massive 6 Returned to Owner1 year 0 months ago
Added: Apr 15, 2016 07:16
The hijacked tug Massive 6 has been returned to its owner, Highline Shipping Sdn. Bhd, according to the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
ACP Opens Booking Slots for Neopanamaxes1 year 0 months ago
Added: Apr 15, 2016 07:09
Panama Canal Authority has launched transit reservations for Neopanamax vessels effective June 27, 2016, as the inauguration date for the expanded locks and the commercial operations of the canal are approaching, GAC said. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
A weighty issue1 year 0 months ago
Added: Apr 15, 2016 07:04
John Butler, president and CEO of the World Shipping Council, spoke before the US House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure outlining the issues arising from the July 1 start of new SOLAS container weighing regulations. Key excerpts below. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Chinese Crews Cleared to Conduct Crew Changes in Brazil1 year 0 months ago
Added: Apr 15, 2016 06:55
Chinese crews have been allowed to embark, disembark and go ashore in Brazil after five years of suspension, according to the Shipping Protection Ship Services from Brazil. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
CMA CGM-Chartered Ship Attacked off Nigeria1 year 0 months ago
Added: Apr 14, 2016 06:59
The Ghana-based anti-piracy agency Maritime Trade Information Sharing Centre (MTISC-GOG) has reported that a second pirate attack occurred in the Gulf of Guinea on April 11, the day of the hijacking of the product tanker Puli. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Croatia’s FLNG to Be Completed by End of 20181 year 0 months ago
Added: Apr 14, 2016 06:56
Croatia’s floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) terminal should be operational by the end of 2018, the country’s Minister of Economy, Tomislav Panenic says. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
EU Develops Standard for Sustainable Ship Recycling1 year 0 months ago
Added: Apr 14, 2016 06:51
This week, the European Commission (EC) publishes technical guidance for ship recycling facilities that want to be approved under the EU Ship Recycling Regulation... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
INMEX Vietnam 2017, the leading maritime exhibition in the Mekong Region is back for its 6th Edition1 year 0 months ago
Added: Apr 13, 2016 07:42
After 5 successful editions, INMEX Vietnam has established itself as the trademark maritime event for industry players and leading brands to showcase their latest marine products, services and technology, as well as the meeting point for key maritime industry leaders to explore new business opportunities in Southeast Asia. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Rolls-Royce unveils a vision of the future of remote and autonomous shipping1 year 0 months ago
Added: Apr 13, 2016 06:54
The Rolls-Royce led Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications Initiative (AAWA) project unveiled a vision of how remote and autonomous shipping will become a reality, changing the nature of the shipping industry. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
LNG Carriers and Producers Face Oversupply1 year 0 months ago
Added: Apr 13, 2016 06:47
This week, the International Gas Union (IGU) released the 2016 edition of its benchmark World LNG Report, and the year's overall theme - as in bulk, container, and offshore - can be summed up as "overcapacity." Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Methanol-Fuelled Fleet Growing in Popularity1 year 0 months ago
Added: Apr 13, 2016 06:43
Starting in April, chemical tanker operator Waterfront Shipping, will welcome seven newbuilds that can run on methanol to their fleets. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
USA to provide insight into cyber security and technological systems at International Port Security 1 year 0 months ago
Added: Apr 12, 2016 07:49
SMi Group reports: SMi’s highly anticipated 7th annual International Port Security will return to London on the 1st-2nd June. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Product Tanker Hijacked by Pirates Off Nigeria1 year 0 months ago
Added: Apr 12, 2016 07:34
The Turkish product tanker Puli was seized by pirates off of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, early this week. The Nigerian Navy informed the BBC that the pirates had kidnapped six of the crew, including the vessel’s master and chief engineer. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Nuclear Waste Carrier Goes Aground off Sweden1 year 0 months ago
Added: Apr 12, 2016 07:28
The nuclear waste carrier Sigrid went aground near the decommissioned Barsebäck Nuclear Power Plant, 10 nm from Copenhagen. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Maersk signals way forward on ITF agreements on charters1 year 0 months ago
Added: Apr 12, 2016 07:24
Shipping giant Maersk has agreed that it will ensure that any vessel it charters has an ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) or similar agreement – which puts in place protections for crews on flag of convenience ships – covering it. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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