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Tidal power developers bet on sea change in Indonesia renewables sector3 months 4 days ago
Added: Nov 21, 2016 07:35
A well-connected Indonesian marine renewable energy company and OpenHydro, a unit of French state-owned naval defence company DCNS, aim to be the first to plug into the vast untapped tidal energy potential of the world's biggest archipelago. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Foreign firms to build $315 mln Vietnam port complex3 months 4 days ago
Added: Nov 21, 2016 07:27
Vietnam has approved a foreign consortium's plan to invest around $315 million in a seaport and industrial zone complex in northern Quang Ninh province, the government said last week. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Dalian Shipbuilding Delivers VLCC Coswisdom Lake3 months 6 days ago
Added: Nov 18, 2016 09:54
China’s shipbuilder Dalian Shipbuilding Industry delivered the newly-built Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) Coswisdom Lake to its owner earlier in November, according to data by shipping services provider Clarksons. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Navios Acquisition Disposes of Chemical Tanker3 months 7 days ago
Added: Nov 18, 2016 08:28
Greek tanker owner Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation (Navios Acquisition) has informed that it closed the sale of the Nave Constellation, a 2013-built chemical tanker. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Alphaliner: Panamax Exodus Set to Continue3 months 7 days ago
Added: Nov 18, 2016 07:55
Over 100 more classic Panamaxes would need to be scrapped in the coming months to re-balance supply and demand, and reduce the total pool to less than 470 units, compared to 670 units four years ago, according to... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Port of New Orleans container traffic sets another record; officials expect more growth3 months 7 days ago
Added: Nov 18, 2016 07:42
Container traffic handled at the Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal this year topped a half million 20-foot equivalent units, setting another all-time high, according to... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
DMCA Signs ‘Maritime Innovation Cooperation Agreement’ With DNV GL3 months 7 days ago
Added: Nov 18, 2016 07:34
Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, has announced the signing of an agreement with DNV GL this week at the... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Self-installing offshore turbine to be tested in Canary Islands3 months 7 days ago
Added: Nov 18, 2016 07:26
An EU-funded project has seen Spanish researchers develop the concept of a self-installing offshore wind turbine that can be pre-assembled and pre-commissioned onshore and then towed into position Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Are Safety Management Systems Worthwhile?3 months 7 days ago
Added: Nov 18, 2016 07:20
Safety Management Systems (SMSs) have been around since the 1990s with the establishment of the ISM Code. As all mariners know, the International Safety Management Code was adopted by the IMO in 1995 and became... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
U.S. Customs and Border Protection joins expert speaker line up at Border Security 20173 months 7 days ago
Added: Nov 17, 2016 13:09
SMi’s will open its door once more in Rome, Italy for the 10th annual Border Security conference on the 15th and 16th February 2017. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Höegh Autoliners Sells 16th PCTC for Recycling3 months 8 days ago
Added: Nov 17, 2016 07:48
Norwegian RoRo shipping company Höegh Autoliners sold its 1988-built Pure Car and Truck Carrier MV Morning Mercator for recycling. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Port of Los Angeles Records Best Month Ever for a Western Hemisphere Container Port3 months 8 days ago
Added: Nov 17, 2016 07:41
Cargo volumes at the Port of Los Angeles increased nearly 16 percent in October compared to the same period last year, marking the busiest month ever at a Western Hemisphere container port, according to... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Indonesian Product Tanker Explodes3 months 8 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 Tankers3 months 8 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 Newbuilding3 months 9 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 vessel3 months 9 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 Barranquilla3 months 9 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. Debut3 months 9 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 development3 months 10 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 Target3 months 10 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
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