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Pirates Release 11 Crew Members Of Vessel FWN Rapide After 4 Weeks Of Captivity29 days 8 hours ago
Added: May 24, 2018 06:45
ForestWave reported that our eleven valued crew members who were taken hostage on April 21 off Port Harcourt, Nigeria and spent the last 4 weeks in captivity have been released and are now... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Philly Shipyard Announces 275 Layoffs1 month 0 days ago
Added: May 23, 2018 06:27
This week, Philadephia Shipyard notified Pennsylvania's Department of Labor that it is planning to lay off 275 people effective July 20. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Report: PCTC Catches Fire at Incheon Port1 month 1 day ago
Added: May 22, 2018 06:30
A fire broke out on a Panama-flagged pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) anchored at Korean Incheon Port, Yonhap News Agency reported. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Piracy – the human rights (and wrongs)1 month 2 days ago
Added: May 21, 2018 06:46
Dr. Sofia Galani, Lecturer in Law at the University of Bristol and a Non-Executive Board of Advisors member of Human Rights at Sea gave a short interview on piracy to Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Financial closing gives Wärtsilä the go-ahead for building the new Hamina LNG terminal 1 month 5 days ago
Added: May 18, 2018 06:09
The LNG terminal to be built at the Finnish Port of Hamina by the technology group Wärtsilä under a turnkey contract has reached financial close and received the necessary building permits. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
d’Amico CEO: Scrubbers Don’t Make Sense for Smaller Ships1 month 6 days ago
Added: May 16, 2018 17:58
In less than two years, all ships trading outside of sulphur Emission Control Areas (ECAs) will be required to use fuel with a sulphur content of up to 0.5 pct, a considerable reduction from the currently permitted maximum of 3.5 pct. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Intercargo: Bulker Casualties Claimed 202 Seafarer Lives in Last 10 Years1 month 7 days ago
Added: May 16, 2018 06:22
A total of fifty-three bulk carriers over 10,000 dwt have been identified as total losses over the past ten years, according to the latest edition of International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners’ (Intercargo) Bulk Carrier Casualty Report. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Israeli Port Strike Ends, For Now1 month 8 days ago
Added: May 15, 2018 06:44
Stevedores at the ports of Ashdod and Haifa returned to work after a court ordered them to end a four-day strike. However, shipping interests report that operations remain slow, and the local union leaders have threatened to resume their walkout. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Coast Guard medevacs injured crew member near Freeport, Texas1 month 9 days ago
Added: May 14, 2018 06:54
Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a request from the captain of the 580-foot chemical tanker Stolt Perseverance for the medevac of a crew member who was Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Navios Partners Takes Delivery of Panamax Bulker1 month 12 days ago
Added: May 11, 2018 06:43
Greek owner and operator of container and dry bulk vessels Navios Maritime Partners has expanded its fleet with a 2005-built Panamax vessel. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Bahri celebrates another key milestone with the delivery of its 46th VLCC, ‘Amad’1 month 13 days ago
Added: May 10, 2018 06:07
Celebrating the addition of its 46th Very Large Crude-oil Carrier (VLCC), Bahri, a global leader in logistics and transportation, today welcomed ‘Amad,’ from South Korea-based Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI), the world’s largest shipbuilding company, bringing the total number of VLCCs in Bahri’s fleet to 46 and vessels to 93. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
TOTE Pushes Back LNG Conversions1 month 14 days ago
Added: May 09, 2018 07:09
This week, Washington-based shipping company TOTE Maritime announced that it has pushed back the conversion of its two Orca-class ships to LNG propulsion. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Introducing "Smart Bolts" 1 month 15 days ago
Added: May 08, 2018 06:47
In the future, intelligent wireless bolts in wind turbines or satellites may be able to let the operator know when something is wrong. This could reduce the risk of human injuries and save cost. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Central America, the Caribbean Strong Drivers of Panama Canal’s LNG Trade1 month 16 days ago
Added: May 07, 2018 06:56
Central America and the Caribbean are taking an ever-growing role in the Panama Canal’s trade of liquefied natural gas (LNG) amid increasing interest in the environmentally friendly and cost-efficient cargo to meet their energy needs. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
BP Shipping Keeps M/T Eco Fleet Busy for 6 More Months1 month 19 days ago
Added: May 04, 2018 07:17
BP Shipping Limited will keep M/T Eco Fleet tanker employed for six more months, Nasdaq-listed TOP Ships, owner of the vessel, said. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Milaha launches Qatar-Iraq direct container feeder service 1 month 20 days ago
Added: May 03, 2018 06:36
Milaha has announced the launch of a direct container feeder service between Qatar and Iraq, with the first vessel set to depart from Hamad Port on May 7 and reach Umm Qasr Port in Iraq on May 9. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
New AI Technologies to Boost Subsea Operations 1 month 21 days ago
Added: May 02, 2018 06:50
WFS Technologies, the University of Aberdeen and the Aberdeen-based Oil & Gas Innovation Centre have announced a project to design and build the world’s first ExtremeEdge OLM (On-line Monitoring) system for offshore subsea and platform structures. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Diana Shipping Agrees Higher Charter Rate for Panamax Bulker1 month 23 days ago
Added: Apr 30, 2018 07:30
Greek dry bulk ship owner Diana Shipping has entered into a time charter contract with Uniper Global Commodities for one of its Ice Class Panamax dry bulk vessels. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Nakilat records 13% increased profits for the first quarter of 20181 month 26 days ago
Added: Apr 27, 2018 06:35
Nakilat announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2018 with a net profit of QR 217 million compared to QR 191.4 million of the same period last year in 2017, with an increase of 13%. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Meyer Turku hands over new-design Mein Schiff 1 1 month 27 days ago
Added: Apr 25, 2018 17:39
Meyer Turku shipyard delivered the 111,500gt Mein Schiff 1 to TUI Cruises. The 315-meter ship is based on a new design that evolved from the successful Mein Schiff series Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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