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MSC Cruises and STX France cut first steel of MSC Bellissima2 months 23 days ago
Added: Dec 02, 2016 07:26
MSC Cruises, the Swiss-based cruise line and STX France, a world leader in the construction of innovative cruise ships, held a traditional steel cutting ceremony at STX France in Saint Nazaire this week to mark the... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Toxic fumes kill 3 on RoPax in Italy2 months 24 days ago
Added: Dec 01, 2016 08:30
Three people were killed and another was seriously injured by toxic fumes during maintenance works on board the roll-on/roll-off passenger (RoPax) ship Sansovino which was moored at the Port of Messina, Italy this week. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Philly Shipyard Hands Over 1st LNG-Ready Tanker to APT2 months 24 days ago
Added: Dec 01, 2016 08:08
US-based Philly Shipyard (PSI) has delivered the American Endurance, the first of four 50,000 dwt product tankers being built for American Petroleum Tankers (APT), a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Oceanwide Expeditions Orders New Polar Vessel2 months 24 days ago
Added: Dec 01, 2016 07:55
Oceanwide Expeditions has commissioned the building of a 180-passenger polar cruise vessel. The ship, Hondius, is being built in Croatia by shipbuilder Brodosplit and will be operational in 2019. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Digital Ship The Maritime Cyber Resilience Forum Rotterdam announcement2 months 24 days ago
Added: Dec 01, 2016 07:27
The cyber threat is growing across all sectors, and in this information era of the connected ship, and with the shipping sector's increasing reliance on technology and remote monitoring, maritime cyber security is no longer just... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Collision Briefly Halts Traffic in Bosphorus Strait2 months 25 days ago
Added: Nov 30, 2016 07:51
Traffıc in the Bosphorus Strait was briefly suspended this week following a minor collision between two bulk carriers around the Anadolu Hirasi, according to GAC. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Maersk and CMA CGM Eyeing Hamburg Süd2 months 25 days ago
Added: Nov 30, 2016 07:45
Container shipping giants Maersk and CMA CGM are the two frontrunners in the race for Hamburg Süd, but the high asking price could prove to be the main stumbling block, according to... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
New Ship Efficiency Portal Launched2 months 25 days ago
Added: Nov 30, 2016 07:35
At the World Ocean Council’s Sustainable Ocean Summit this week, Carbon War Room, exactEarth, and University Maritime Advisory Service (UMAS) launched BetterFleet, a free-to-access ship operational efficiency portal on... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Oil & Gas leaders are discussing future prospects in Nice2 months 25 days ago
Added: Nov 29, 2016 11:02
Oil & Gas leaders are meeting in France, Nice to discuss not only the future of natural gas but also the increasing demand of sustainable energy supply and ways of reducing greenhouse emissions. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Are VLCC Rates Headed Multi-Month Highs?2 months 26 days ago
Added: Nov 29, 2016 08:05
Freight rates for very large crude carriers (VLCCs), which rose to multi-month highs last week, could climb further if there is a flurry of pre-Christmas chartering activity, ship brokers said this week. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Maersk May Be Interested in Buying Hamburg Süd2 months 26 days ago
Added: Nov 29, 2016 08:01
Maersk Line may be looking to buy Hamburg Süd, the German-owned line focused on South American routes. It would be Maersk's first acquisition of an entire... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Bargain prices, rising cargo rates lift second-hand ship sales from the shallows2 months 26 days ago
Added: Nov 29, 2016 07:47
Sales of second-hand ships used to haul commodities such as iron ore, coal, grain and fertilizer have hit a seven-year high in 2016 as the industry creeps out of an eight-year downturn that has sunk several fleets of shippers. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
WE Tech expands into Australia with energy-efficient solutions to Toll Shipping’s RORO vessels2 months 26 days ago
Added: Nov 29, 2016 07:39
WE Tech Solutions (WE Tech), a leading energy efficiency solutions provider in the marine industry, and The Switch, a technology specialist of permanent magnet machines for advanced marine drive trains, have been chosen to... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
LMG Marin to Design LNG-Fueled Ferry for Mediterranean Sea2 months 26 days ago
Added: Nov 28, 2016 09:25
Italian shipowner Caronte & Tourist has selected the Bergen-based ship designer LMG Marine for the design of the company’s new liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fueled large double-ended ferry. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
7 dead, 1 missing as waves hit New Zealand fishing boat2 months 27 days ago
Added: Nov 28, 2016 07:34
Seven people were killed and another person was missing after a chartered fishing boat disappeared from view in large waves at the entrance to a harbor near... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Fourth Newbuilding Joins Navig8 Chemical Tankers2 months 27 days ago
Added: Nov 28, 2016 07:26
Navig8 Chemical Tankers, a joint venture between the Navig8 Group and Oaktree Capital Management, has taken delivery of its fourth 49,000 dwt chemical tanker from... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Governor Wolf Announces $300 Million Investment for Port of Philadelphia to Double Container Capacit2 months 27 days ago
Added: Nov 28, 2016 07:21
Governor Tom Wolf announced a comprehensive Capital Investment Program at the Port of Philadelphia that will result in more than $300 million in investment in the Port’s infrastructure, warehousing, and... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Port of Amsterdam Marks First LNG Bunkering of an OGV2 months 29 days ago
Added: Nov 25, 2016 09:35
The Port of Amsterdam announced that the port has marked the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering of an ocean going vessel (OGV), FureTank's chemical and oil tanker Fure West. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
MOL Moves into Offshore Vessel Support Field 2 months 29 days ago
Added: Nov 25, 2016 09:27
TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that it has teamed up with Mitsui & Co., Ltd., and AKOFS Offshore AS to purchase the subsea support vessel Skandi Santos from the... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Container Terminal Burchardkai Preparing for Mega-Ships3 months 0 days ago
Added: Nov 25, 2016 09:20
Container Terminal Burchardkai (CTB) at the Port of Hamburg, Germany, is introducing a new production and shift pattern model to prepare for the arrival of the first 20,000 TEU vessels scheduled for spring 2017 Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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