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Murmansk Commercial Seaport achieves a reduction in dry cargo vessel emissions2 months 1 day ago
Added: Aug 22, 2017 11:21
Findings (CNIIMF) confirm that atmospheric emissions from ship engines at the Murmansk Commercial Seaport have decreased more than two times over the past seven years. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Pentagon orders temporary halt to US navy operations after second collision2 months 1 day ago
Added: Aug 22, 2017 11:17
The Pentagon has ordered a temporary halt to US navy operations around the world and a full safety review, after the second serious collision in two months involving its ships in the Pacific. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Egypt cuts transit fees through Suez Canal by half2 months 6 days ago
Added: Aug 17, 2017 12:29
The Egyptian government announced that transit rates for container vessels in the northern and southern Suez ports will be reduced from between 3 – 50 per cent depending on the number of containers they carry. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Aberdeen Harbour supports Maersk Oil decommissioning campaign2 months 6 days ago
Added: Aug 17, 2017 12:28
Two subsea mid water arches weighing around 100 t each are just some of the items that have been landed at Aberdeen Harbour as the port supports Maersk Oil’s decommissioning campaign for the James, Janice, Affleck and Leadon fields in the North Sea. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
British ship’s crew winched to safety after fertiliser cargo catches fire2 months 6 days ago
Added: Aug 17, 2017 12:25
Coastguard helicopters evacuated the 24 crew members of a British ship carrying burning fertilisers after a suspected fire broke out in a cargo hold off the holiday island of Gran Canaria. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
World's largest cruise operator closes in on 2020 emissions target2 months 6 days ago
Added: Aug 17, 2017 12:14
The world's largest leisure travel company, the Carnival Corporation, looks set to achieve a 25% reduction in carbon emissions before a 2020 deadline, after championing liquefied natural gas (LNG) on cruise ships. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Despite Embargo, Hamad Port Adds New Routes2 months 12 days ago
Added: Aug 11, 2017 11:55
Qatar's minister of transport, Jassin bin Saif al Sulaiti, has announced new shipping routes from Qatar's Hamad port to Pakistan, Malaysia and Taiwan – another means of circumventing Saudi-led trade sanctions on the small Persian Gulf emirate. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Photos: Laker Goes Aground on St. Marys River2 months 12 days ago
Added: Aug 11, 2017 11:53
On Wednesday night, the 20,000 dwt Great Lakes freighter Calumet went aground on the St. Marys River, not far from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
BIMCO eLearning dramatically refreshed2 months 12 days ago
Added: Aug 11, 2017 11:48
The first short documentary course is NYPE 2015, which is based on one of the most popular individual contracts available through BIMCO, only takes an hour! Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
ICHCA community to discuss protection against physical and cyber attacks2 months 12 days ago
Added: Aug 11, 2017 11:45
Following the Petya attack in June, one of the biggest cyber-attacks ever experienced in global shipping which crippled A.P. Moller-Maersk’s computer systems worldwide for five days, the need to protect against both cyber and physical threats to critical maritime infrastructures has been topmost on the minds of many in the cargo handling industry. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Hanjin struggles to pay creditors2 months 12 days ago
Added: Aug 11, 2017 11:39
South Korea’s Hanjin Shipping, which faces credit claims totalling around US$10.5bn, has raised only a fraction of that amount from asset sales since its bankruptcy last August. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
World Oil Transit Chokepoints 20172 months 21 days ago
Added: Aug 02, 2017 10:58
World chokepoints for maritime transit of oil are a critical part of global energy security. About 61% of the world's petroleum and other liquids production moved on maritime routes in 2015. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Wave Energy Concept Ready for Ship Propulsion2 months 21 days ago
Added: Aug 02, 2017 10:55
Wave energy technology is ready to be combined with solar and wind power to create zero emission ships, says José Luis Gutiérrez-García, CEO, ZShips International CCC. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Newbuilding Prices Expected to Fall Further2 months 21 days ago
Added: Aug 02, 2017 10:51
Some major market indicators are better, but yards remain underemployed and newbuilding and second-hand prices have not yet hit bottom. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Firm demand will continue to support dry bulk shipping2 months 21 days ago
Added: Aug 02, 2017 10:48
Drewry expects that dry bulk shipping charter rates will continue to recover with firm demand and controlled fleet growth, according to the latest edition of the Dry Bulk Forecaster, published by global shipping consultancy Drewry. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Chinese operators take advantage of improved global container port demand growth prospects2 months 22 days ago
Added: Aug 02, 2017 09:47
Drewry’s container port demand forecast is more positive than in last year’s report, exhibiting a 4% CAGR and adding a further 152 million teu of port throughput to the global total by 2021. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
First ship with IMO Tier III EIAPP certified Wärtsilä engines is launched3 months 1 day ago
Added: Jul 23, 2017 21:24
The launch of the L’Astrolabe, a 72 metre polar logistics vessel fitted with a complete Wärtsilä propulsion machinery package and Wärtsilä NOR (NOx Reducer) SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) exhaust gas cleaning systems for all the main engines, took place on July 12. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Sicilian mayor moves to block far-right plan to disrupt migrant rescues3 months 1 day ago
Added: Jul 23, 2017 21:21
A Sicilian mayor is seeking to block a ship chartered by a group of far-right activists attempting to disrupt migrant rescues in the Mediterranean. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
New Tanker Regulations May Impact Oil Prices3 months 1 day ago
Added: Jul 23, 2017 21:16
The advent of super oil tanker ships and giant freight carriers, along with upcoming rules on sulfur used in marine vessel fuel, are expected to influence demand and pricing in bunker fuel and crude oil. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Disney Cruise Line is growing with three new ships by 20233 months 6 days ago
Added: Jul 18, 2017 20:50
Disney Cruise Line’s fleet is going through a growth spurt. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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