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New Tanker Regulations May Impact Oil Prices6 months 0 days 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 20236 months 5 days ago
Added: Jul 18, 2017 20:50
Disney Cruise Line’s fleet is going through a growth spurt. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Stop blaming the rescuers6 months 5 days ago
Added: Jul 18, 2017 20:46
Attacks against rescue efforts in the Mediterranean must stop. The recent Italian and EU proposals are just the last steps of an ongoing de-legitimisation campaign that is putting the lives of thousands of migrants at risk. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Cosco to acquire OOCL for US$6.3 billion6 months 7 days ago
Added: Jul 16, 2017 20:52
COSCO SHIPPING Holdings Co. Ltd., a majority owned subsidiary of China COSCO SHIPPING Corporation Ltd, Shanghai International Port Co., Ltd and Orient Overseas Limited jointly announced that COSCO SHIPPING Holdings and SIPG have made a pre-conditional voluntary general offer to all shareholders of OOIL to acquire all issued shares at an offer price of HK$78.67 in cash. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Oil industry plays its part in daring North Sea drillls6 months 7 days ago
Added: Jul 16, 2017 20:50
A volunteer crew from a north-east port has teamed up with colleagues in the oil industry to run through daring rescue drills off the coast. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Maersk Boxship Narrowly Avoids Grounding Off Akutan6 months 7 days ago
Added: Jul 16, 2017 20:46
On Friday night, the container ship Laura Maersk lost power off Akutan in the Aleutian Islands and began to drift towards shore. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Somalia Detains Boxship Over Cut Internet Cable6 months 7 days ago
Added: Jul 16, 2017 20:40
The Somali government has detained the container feeder MSC Alice on charges that her anchor cut the undersea fiber-optic cables that carry the nation's internet traffic. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Call for Expressions of Interest: Research into Seafarer Social Isolation, Depression and Suicide6 months 14 days ago
Added: Jul 09, 2017 22:06
There is continuing uncertainty about the mental health consequences of working as a seafarer, notably whether there is an excess risk of suicide. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
ABS Completes EU MRV Monitoring Plan Assessment6 months 14 days ago
Added: Jul 09, 2017 22:04
Prime Tanker Management is among first to have monitoring plan assessed by ABS. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Nakilat transitions LNG Al Sheehaniya to in-house management6 months 14 days ago
Added: Jul 09, 2017 22:01
Nakilat has assumed full ship management and operations of Q-Flex LNG carrier Al Sheehaniya from STASCo (Shell Trading and Shipping Company Ltd.) with effect from 6 July 2017, as part of the planned and phased transition announced on 19th October 2016. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Qatari Ships Barred from Suez Canal Economic Zone6 months 14 days ago
Added: Jul 09, 2017 21:57
Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority and the canal economic zone, Mohab Mamish announced on Friday that Qatari ships will be barred from the zone in line with decisions to prevent Qatari vessels from passing through these ports or entering them. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Abandoned sailors must prosecute employers, UAE official says6 months 17 days ago
Added: Jul 06, 2017 21:09
Abu Dhabi: Sailors abandoned by their companies must take their employers to court, the chief of UAE’s Federal Transport Authority (FTA) for Land and Maritime said. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Maersk attack: not the nightmare scenario… yet6 months 17 days ago
Added: Jul 06, 2017 21:04
The recent cyber attack on Maersk Group’s IT systems thankfully did not affect the operations of its vessels at sea. Paul Fanning wonders if this nightmare scenario can be avoided. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Stena and Shell combine on low carbon shipping6 months 17 days ago
Added: Jul 06, 2017 21:01
Tanker heavyweights Stena and Shell are helping lead shipping’s transition to a low carbon future as members of a global industry alliance that also includes a mix of cruise ship owners and operators, classification societies, engine and technology builders and suppliers and big data providers. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
OTTCO to construct crude oil terminal6 months 17 days ago
Added: Jul 06, 2017 20:58
The Special Economic Zone Authority at Duqm (SEZAD) has granted Oman Tank Terminal Company LLC (OTTCO) a Usufruct Right to construct the Ras Markaz crude oil storage terminal. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Viking Cruises unveils winter northern lights itinerary6 months 22 days ago
Added: Jul 01, 2017 12:43
Viking Cruises has announced details of its new winter northern lights itinerary which will explore Norway’s far north. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Manhattan Bridge safety bulletin published6 months 22 days ago
Added: Jul 01, 2017 12:36
An engine room oiler suffered fatal injuries and the second engineer suffered severe burn injuries when a furnace explosion occurred on the vessel’s auxiliary boiler. The oiler and engineer were attempting to restart the boiler after it had suffered a flame failure cut out. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
English Channel incident: Oil tanker and large cargo ship collide between France and UK6 months 22 days ago
Added: Jul 01, 2017 12:35
An oil tanker and cargo ship have collided in the English Channel. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Piracy situation still serious in the Gulf of Guinea6 months 22 days ago
Added: Jul 01, 2017 12:28
European shipowners are concerned about the continued piracy, armed robbery attacks and kidnapping for ransom events in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG), and particularly off Nigeria. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Six Percent of Seafarers Video-Connected6 months 26 days ago
Added: Jun 27, 2017 21:09
A survey conducted by U.K. maritime union Nautilus International has found that six percent of seafarers have sufficient internet connectivity for video calls when at sea. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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