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Fire Breaks Out on Board Bulker in Italy27 days 20 hours ago
Added: Mar 30, 2018 06:48
A fire has been reported on board a bulker while the vessel was moored at the Port of Civitavecchia, Italy. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Sinokor, Heung-A to unify liner shipping services in Asia28 days 21 hours ago
Added: Mar 29, 2018 05:32
South Korea’s mid-sized liners Sinokor Merchant Marine Co. and Heung-A Shipping Co. agreed to merge their container shipping services by next year to rationalize operations ahead of joining up with bigger Hyundai Merchant Marine. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Container ship MSC Kia Ora banned from Australian ports29 days 19 hours ago
Added: Mar 28, 2018 07:00
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has banned the Liberian-flagged container ship MSC Kia Ora from Australian ports for three months after the operator failed to ensure crew were paid their wages in full and on time, and that critical equipment was maintained. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Greenland: Passenger Ship Stuck in Ice 1 month 0 days ago
Added: Mar 27, 2018 07:59
The Arctic Umiaq Line passenger ship Sarfaq Ittuk has been stuck in ice in Torssukatak in southern Greenland since last week. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Ferry Grounds Off South Korea 1 month 1 day ago
Added: Mar 26, 2018 06:51
All 163 people on board a South Korean passenger ferry that ran aground last week have been rescued. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Stena joins a unique cooperation for climate smart transport1 month 4 days ago
Added: Mar 23, 2018 07:43
It is the Swedish Shipowners´ Association, ABB Sweden AB, ABB Marine Oy, Stena AB, the research institute RISE and the battery company Northvolt who have decided to collaborate for a more sustainable future within shipping. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Interview: What Will Be THE Marine Fuel of the Future?1 month 5 days ago
Added: Mar 22, 2018 07:39
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is standing its ground on the implementation of the 2020 Sulfur Cap having reaffirmed its position that there is no turning back with regard to the implementation date. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
ITF calls on Australian Federal Police to investigate another "Man Overboard"1 month 6 days ago
Added: Mar 21, 2018 11:00
The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has called for an immediate investigation into the disappearance of 45-year-old seafarer, Arnel Gillo who was reported missing on the 13th April 2018 on the Flag of Convenience ship “Galloway Express”, bound for Australia. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Skangas Celebrates Milestone with 1,000 LNG Bunkering Operations in 20171 month 7 days ago
Added: Mar 20, 2018 07:43
Skangas this week announced that it completed 1,000 liquid natural gas (LNG) bunkering operations in 2017, representing more than 60% increase over previous years. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, Inc. Celebrates Keel Laying Of First Polar New Build 1 month 8 days ago
Added: Mar 19, 2018 07:44
Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, Inc., a global provider of expedition cruises and adventure travel experiences, and Ulstein Group, Norwegian shipbuilder and ship designer, this week celebrated the keel laying of Lindblad's first polar new build at the CRIST shipyard in Gdynia, Poland. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
KOTC Seals Financing for Eight Tankers, Orders VLCC1 month 11 days ago
Added: Mar 16, 2018 07:35
Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC) has signed this week a financing deal with a syndicate of banks worth around USD 467 million (KD 140 million). Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries ready to deliver its green oil tanker1 month 12 days ago
Added: Mar 15, 2018 12:01
South Korea’s Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co. affiliated with the country’s largest shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. has completed building a very large crude-oil carrier (VLCC) fitted with an exhaust gas cleaning system that can meet stricter restrictions on sulphur oxide emissions that will come into force in 2020. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
New LNG Carrier Design Suits “Milk Run”1 month 13 days ago
Added: Mar 14, 2018 08:04
The LNG carrier market has been strong so far this year, and the segment's latest design concept, released this month, joins a growing range of concepts. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
DSME Back in Black After Six Years1 month 14 days ago
Added: Mar 13, 2018 07:41
South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) has managed to improve its financial performance for the first time since 2011. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Dry Bulk Market: Capesize Market Finds its Footing1 month 15 days ago
Added: Mar 12, 2018 10:12
Some relief for owners as the week closed out with the market finding a floor in the East. Rates on the key West Australia/China run looked close to slipping under $6.00. But after a clear-out of... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
NYK Group and JMU Develop Highly Efficient Ship Propeller1 month 18 days ago
Added: Mar 09, 2018 13:26
Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK), MTI Co. Ltd., and Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU) have successfully developed a highly efficient propeller by analyzing the conditions surrounding vessel propellers in actual operation. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Maersk Honam Fire: Evacuated Crew Member Dies from Injuries1 month 19 days ago
Added: Mar 08, 2018 09:25
An evacuated crew member from the 2017-built container ship Maersk Honam has died from injuries sustained during the major fire that broke out aboard the vessel while underway in the Arabian Sea, Maersk Line has confirmed. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Viking Enters Agreement With Fincantieri For Six Additional Ocean Ships 1 month 20 days ago
Added: Mar 07, 2018 07:59
Viking® ( announced a new agreement with Fincantieri that could see the delivery of six additional ocean ships by 2027. The new understanding expands Viking’s partnership with... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Japan Commissions Oil Tanker To Combat Chinese Presence In East China Sea1 month 21 days ago
Added: Mar 06, 2018 08:32
A new oil tanker commissioned by Japan to carry fuel to Okinawa will fight a growing Chinese presence in the East China Sea, according to sources familiar with the geopolitical plan. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Seatrade Cruise Global 2018: Excited, Energized and Optimistic1 month 22 days ago
Added: Mar 05, 2018 08:13
Optimism is high as the cruise industry gathers this week for one of its largest business conferences of the year - Seatrade Cruise Global 2018 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In fact... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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