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MARAD: Following Maersk's Lead on Ship Recycling1 year 11 months ago
Added: Feb 23, 2016 07:45
Last week, Maersk announced that it will be working with shipyards in Alang, India, to create responsible recycling programs. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
10 Indian Crew Members Rescued From Ship Hijacked Off African Coast1 year 11 months ago
Added: Feb 22, 2016 07:50
Ten Indian sailors have been rescued with the help of the Nigerian Navy after their ship was hijacked by pirates near Africa's Ivory Coast, Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said in a tweet. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Bulk shippers hit by perfect storm as global economic doldrums take toll1 year 11 months ago
Added: Feb 22, 2016 07:41
Off the coast of a nearly deserted island below the southern tip of Hong Kong, at least 10 massive ships that normally carry hundreds of thousands of tons of coal or iron ore lie idle near one of the world's busiest sea routes. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
First LNG Tanker Docked at Sabine Pass1 year 11 months ago
Added: Feb 22, 2016 07:36
An LNG tanker docked at the Sabine Pass terminal in Louisiana on Sunday, with only days to go before the United States ships its first export cargo of seaborne gas from the lower 48 states. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Advancements in Maximising Arctic Shipping Performance1 year 11 months ago
Added: Feb 19, 2016 12:54
ACI's 8th Arctic ShippingSummit taking place on 23rd - 24th March 2016 in Montreal will focus on discussing the practical solutions necessary for the ship owners to decide whether they should invest in utilising the Northern Sea Route. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
19 Evacuated as Ship Bursts into Flames1 year 11 months ago
Added: Feb 19, 2016 08:25
The entire crew of 19 people was evacuated after their ship, the 2006-built general cargo vessel Lintas Belawan, caught fire on Masalembu Islands in Indonesia, according to the Indonesian National Search and Rescue Agency. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
New Shipping Giant Enters the Scene1 year 11 months ago
Added: Feb 19, 2016 08:20
China Cosco Shipping Corporation Ltd was formally launched in Shanghai, a company created through the merger between China’s two shipping giants China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company and China Shipping Group. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin to Call at Seattle1 year 11 months ago
Added: Feb 19, 2016 08:12
The newly built ultra large container vessel CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin will call at the port of Seattle at the end of February, an arrival symbolic of the renewal of the port's traffic flows, up significantly in recent months. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Teekay LNG Secures Cash for MEGI Newbuild Duo1 year 11 months ago
Added: Feb 19, 2016 08:08
Teekay LNG has secured a 10-year, USD 360 million long-term lease facility, which will be used to finance the company’s two MEGI LNG carrier newbuildings. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Copenhagen Malmö Port Awaits a Busy 2016 Cruise Season1 year 11 months ago
Added: Feb 19, 2016 08:01
Scandinavian Copenhagen Malmö Port is expecting a growth of 9 percent in the number of cruise visitors in the 2016 cruise season, and a record number of visitors per day at the end of June. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Belships Swaps Vessels in Canpotex Charter Deal1 year 11 months ago
Added: Feb 19, 2016 07:56
Norwegian dry bulk owner and operator Belships has decided to replace the vessel currently employed on a time charter contract with a Canadian potash exporter Canpotex. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
AMSA Proposes New Approach to Fatigue1 year 11 months ago
Added: Feb 19, 2016 07:44
It is now widely accepted that fatigue can no longer be viewed as part of a labor or industrial relations issues but should be part of the ship’s safety management system and overall International Safety Management Code, states Dr Michelle Grech, human factors expert at the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, in a recently published study on seafarer fatigue. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Brittany Ferries to launch new Poole-Bilbao freight service1 year 11 months ago
Added: Feb 19, 2016 07:33
Brittany Ferries has chartered a vessel to carry freight between Poole and Bilbao, in northern Spain. A pure RoRo craft, Pelican has the capacity for around one hundred unaccompanied trailers and twelve drivers and will begin service with the company in early February... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Norbulk shipping implements cloud technology solutions1 year 11 months ago
Added: Feb 18, 2016 07:55
Norbulk Shipping is already seeing the benefits from embracing the move towards paperless ships. The Glasgow-based ship manager explored several options before deciding to move its IT systems to ‘the cloud,’ via the cloud migrator for Google, Cloud Technology Solutions. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Singapore launches world’s first national bunkering standard1 year 11 months ago
Added: Feb 18, 2016 07:42
The world’s first National Technical Reference for Bunker Mass Flow Metering (TR48 : 2015) was launched in support of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)’s and industry’s initiative to use the mass flow metering (MFM) system for marine fuel oil deliveries in Singapore with effect from 1 January 2017. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Teekay Modifies LNG Newbuild into Its First FSU1 year 11 months ago
Added: Feb 18, 2016 07:34
South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) informed that Teekay upgraded one of its earlier orders for an LNG carrier to a floating storage unit (FSU). Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
CMA CGM and COSCO Discuss Mega-Alliance1 year 11 months ago
Added: Feb 18, 2016 07:30
Shipping analysts Alphaliner reported Wednesday that the two carriers involved in recent container line megamergers – France's CMA CGM (merged with NOL / APL) and China COSCO (merged with CSCL) – are now looking at forming a shipping alliance to compete with Maersk and MSC's 2M. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
EC Confirms Deal with Maersk, Others on Price Hike Changes1 year 11 months ago
Added: Feb 17, 2016 08:19
The European Commission has confirmed today that the fifteen container lines suspected of a breach of antitrust rules have committed to change their policy regarding publishing and communicating General Rate Increase announcements so as to avoid further EC investigation and potential fines. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Anglo Eastern Ship Management and MarinePALS launch a complete learning platform for maritime cadets1 year 11 months ago
Added: Feb 17, 2016 08:08
MarinePALS and Anglo Eastern Ship Management have teamed together to develop PALS (Proficiency and Learning System). Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
ME-GI Reference List Adds Largest Ethane Carriers Ever Constructed1 year 11 months ago
Added: Feb 17, 2016 08:00
JHW has ordered 5 × 85,000 m3 Very Large Ethane Carriers (VLECs) for a JACCAR/Hartmann Reederei joint venture, called UEC (United Ethane Carriers); each vessel will be powered by a single MAN B&W 6G60ME-GI main engine. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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