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MSC Cruises orders another four ships from French yard1 year 1 month ago
Added: Apr 07, 2016 06:52
French shipyard STX has secured an order for up to four more ships from MSC Cruises, in a 3.6 billion-euro ($4.1 billion) deal announced this week. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Norway Says "Yes" to Unmanned Wellheads1 year 1 month ago
Added: Apr 07, 2016 06:42
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has announced that it takes a positive view of unmanned wellhead platforms as an alternative development concept to subsea developments. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Indonesia Blows Up 23 Foreign Fishing Vessels1 year 1 month ago
Added: Apr 06, 2016 07:04
Indonesia's Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry, in cooperation with the Navy and the National Police, blew up and sank 23 foreign fishing vessels caught operating illegally in Indonesian territorial waters. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
DryShips Sells Three Vessels and Ocean Rig Shares To Reduce Debt Burden1 year 1 month ago
Added: Apr 06, 2016 06:59
DryShips, which owns dry bulk carriers and offshore support vessels, announced that it sold three of its vessels along with the associated bank debt to entities controlled by the company’s Chairman and CEO George Economou. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Panama Canal Announces Second Draft Restriction1 year 1 month ago
Added: Apr 06, 2016 06:51
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has issued a second draft restriction to take effect at the end of April, which will reduce the maximum tropical freshwater draft of transiting vessels to 38.5 feet, down from the standard 39.5 feet. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
With New Ships Coming, Carnival Hires Thousands1 year 1 month ago
Added: Apr 06, 2016 06:45
In an announcement, cruise line conglomerate Carnival highlighted some of the thousands of crew positions it is seeking to fill as it brings ever more newbuilds into its fleet – welcome news to mariners as other sectors of the industry contract. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Scorpio Bulkers Scraps Deal for New Kamsarmax Bulker1 year 1 month ago
Added: Apr 05, 2016 07:07
NYSE-listed dry bulk owner and operator Scorpio Bulkers has reached an agreement to decrease its newbuilding orders by cancelling a shipbuilding contract for a Kamsarmax bulk carrier. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Iran Set on Injecting USD 2.5 Bn in Tanker Fleet1 year 1 month ago
Added: Apr 05, 2016 07:01
Iran is seeking an investment worth USD 2.5 billion to upgrade its oil tanker fleet as it gears up to restore pre-sanction shipping links. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Container Weighing Survey Update Reveals True State Of Implementation1 year 1 month ago
Added: Apr 05, 2016 06:49
The second round of FONASBA’s survey on the status of implementation of the amendments to SOLAS VI.2 shows that with just three months to go before the 1st July deadline, the situation varies widely across more than 50 countries represented in FONASBA membership. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Study: Fuel Costs Drive Fleet's Efficiency1 year 1 month ago
Added: Apr 05, 2016 06:39
A new study by consultants CE Delft for the Clean Shipping Coalition, published in time for the IMO's Marine Environmental Protection Committee meeting (MEPC 69) in mid-April, finds that market forces – in particular the price of fuel – are the most significant driver of vessel design efficiency for the global fleet, and that recent regulations have had relatively little impact. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
COSCOCS Closes Deal for 10 VLOCs at SWS1 year 2 months ago
Added: Apr 04, 2016 07:07
China’s newly established shipping major, China COSCO Shipping Corporation (COSCOCS) has signed a contract with China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) in Shanghai that will see the construction of ten 400,000-tonne VLOCs. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Carnival Corporation Finalizes Contracts with Fincantieri to Build Five New Cruise Ships1 year 2 months ago
Added: Apr 04, 2016 07:02
Carnival Corporation & plc, the world's largest leisure travel company, announced that it has finalized contracts with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri S.p.A. to build five new cruise ships as part of a memorandum of agreement announced in 2015. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
PLA’s £7million boat does the trick after storm damage closes pier temporarily1 year 2 months ago
Added: Apr 04, 2016 06:58
A busy London pier that was shut briefly after Storm Katie struck was reopened thanks to a new tidal Thames superboat. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Rena Wreck Declared Hazard-Free1 year 2 months ago
Added: Apr 04, 2016 06:30
The Director of Maritime NZ has withdrawn two statutory notices relating to the wreck of the Rena, issued after the vessel grounded on the Astrolabe Reef on October 5, 2011 spilling over 300 tons of oil into the Bay of Plenty. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Launch of Fleet Xpress marks start of new era that sees ‘smart’ ship operations become a reality1 year 2 months ago
Added: Apr 01, 2016 07:56
Inmarsat, the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications, launched Fleet Xpress; the first globally available, high-speed broadband solution for maritime and offshore operators available from a single communications provider. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
BSM launches new lay-up and green recycling services1 year 2 months ago
Added: Apr 01, 2016 07:53
Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) is expanding its ship management services by now offering – Lay-up and Green Recycling services. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Mercator Lines Sells Bulker for USD 2.9 Mln1 year 2 months ago
Added: Apr 01, 2016 07:39
Singapore-listed shipping company Mercator Lines (Singapore) Limited has reached an agreement to sell its MV Kalpana Prem bulk carrier for a price of USD 2.9 million. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Koningsdam Delivered1 year 2 months ago
Added: Apr 01, 2016 07:29
Holland America Line’s Koningsdam was delivered on this week by Fincantieri. The signing ceremony took place at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy and was followed by the raising of the Dutch flag, as Koningsdam is registered in the Netherlands. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Explosion on Tanker Kills Two, One Missing1 year 2 months ago
Added: Apr 01, 2016 07:11
An explosion on an inland product tanker in the port of Duisberg killed two and injured three, with one worker remaining missing. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Spill Control Underway for Grounded Container Ship1 year 2 months ago
Added: Apr 01, 2016 07:05
TS Lines, the owner of the grounded container vessel TS Taipai, told Taiwanese media that eight containers loaded with hazardous material would be offloaded by means of a floating crane by April 3. A crane vessel reportedly departed Kaohsiung on Wednesday afternoon and is expected to arrive Friday. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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