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America's Largest Ports are Busier Than Ever1 month 11 days ago
Added: Jan 13, 2017 07:51
At least three of the largest American container ports posted record-setting volumes in 2016. Full-year results are not yet in from all of the top ten port authorities, but... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
North Korean Freighter Sinks Off Japan1 month 11 days ago
Added: Jan 13, 2017 07:47
This week, the Japan Coast Guard rescued the crew of the North Korean freighter Chong Gen from waters off of Fukue Island, about 60 nm west of Nagasaki. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
MR2 Newbuilding Joins Maersk Tankers’ Fleet1 month 11 days ago
Added: Jan 13, 2017 07:33
Maersk Tankers, part of the Danish shipping conglomerate Maersk, has taken delivery of Maersk Timaru, a 51,800 dwt product tanker, from South Korea’s Sungdong shipyard. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
As the smog lifts, China's ports grapple with huge traffic jam of ships1 month 11 days ago
Added: Jan 13, 2017 07:30
A huge traffic jam of hundreds of ships carrying coal and iron ore into China has built up outside key ports like Tianjin and Caofeidian, just as winter demand hits its peak ahead of the Chinese New Year holiday later this month. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
British Safety Council ranks Drydocks World’s facilities with a 5 star grading1 month 11 days ago
Added: Jan 12, 2017 09:52
Drydocks World the leading service provider to the shipping, onshore /offshore oil and gas energy sectors successfully attained a 5 star grading from the... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Berge Bulk Adds Capesize Newbuilding1 month 12 days ago
Added: Jan 12, 2017 07:55
Singapore-based dry bulk owner and operator Berge Bulk took delivery of Berge Grossglockner, a Capesize newbuilding, from China’s Bohai Shipbuilding Heavy Industry on Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Gulf of Mexico Projects Lift 2018 Oil Forecast1 month 12 days ago
Added: Jan 12, 2017 07:51
In its first detailed short term forecast covering 2017-2018, the Energy Information Administration predicts that U.S. crude oil production will rise by 400,000 barrels per day, thanks in part to the completion of... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
New Record for Youngest Container Ship Demolition1 month 12 days ago
Added: Jan 12, 2017 07:47
The seven-year-old Hammonia Grenada, delivered in 2010, has taken pole position as the youngest container ship ever sold for scrap. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
USA, UK, Italy, France and Austria reveal updates on Border Security projects1 month 12 days ago
Added: Jan 11, 2017 11:47
Next month, SMi will return to Rome, Italy for the 10th annual Border Security conference on the 15th and 16th February 2017. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
IMB report: Sea kidnappings rise in 2016 despite plummeting global piracy1 month 13 days ago
Added: Jan 11, 2017 08:25
More crew were kidnapped at sea in 2016 than in any of the previous 10 years, despite global piracy reaching its lowest levels since 1998, the ICC International Maritime Bureau's (IMB) annual piracy report revealed this week. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Retailers Imported More Than Expected During Holidays1 month 13 days ago
Added: Jan 11, 2017 08:08
Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports saw an unexpected increase during the industry’s busy holiday season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Epic Gas Adds Sixth Newbuilding LPG Carrier to Fleet1 month 13 days ago
Added: Jan 11, 2017 07:56
Singapore-based owner and operator of pressurized gas carriers Epic Gas has taken delivery of the 7,500cbm liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carrier Epic Baluan from... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
France Seeks Multiple Owners for STX Yard1 month 13 days ago
Added: Jan 11, 2017 07:38
In a press conference this week with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, French President Francois Hollande said that his administration would like to see "a multiple shareholder solution" to the sale of STX France, one of the world's largest naval yards and a... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
DryShips Exercises First Option to Acquire a Very Large Gas Carrier With a 5 Year Time Charter Attac1 month 14 days ago
Added: Jan 10, 2017 07:54
DryShips Inc., an international owner of drybulk carriers and offshore support vessels, announced this week that it has exercised its first option under the previously announced option agreement to acquire one Very Large Gas Carrier currently... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Gas Indonesia Summit and Exhibition (GIS) 2017 - Rescheduled for 12 – 14 July 2017 Delivering com1 month 14 days ago
Added: Jan 10, 2017 07:42
GIS 2017 sets the stage as the leading Indonesian gas and LNG industry’s knowledge and information exchange platform with strong support from key exhibitors and industry partners Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Maersk Oil Danish Business Unit to simplify its organisation1 month 14 days ago
Added: Jan 10, 2017 07:38
Following the organisational review of Maersk Oil headquarters carried out in late 2016, Maersk Oil Danish Business Unit (DBU) has announced this week that it will simplify its organisation to improve efficiency and... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Building industry momentum at Intermodal Asia 20171 month 14 days ago
Added: Jan 09, 2017 12:53
There have been unprecedented changes and challenges within the industry over the last few years but the new year brings with it fresh hopes for recovery. With the global container fleet market forecast to... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Siemens signals start of first project from multi-million pound Hull site1 month 15 days ago
Added: Jan 09, 2017 08:03
THE first turbine components have been dispatched by sea from Siemens’ multi-million pound offshore wind power facility in Hull. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Bunker Tanker Aground Off Nova Scotia1 month 15 days ago
Added: Jan 09, 2017 07:54
A bunkering tanker ran aground off Little Pond, Nova Scotia, Canada, on morning after her main engine failed. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Two VLGC Newbuildings Join BW LPG’s Fleet1 month 15 days ago
Added: Jan 09, 2017 07:51
Singapore’s gas carrier owner BW LPG Limited has taken delivery of the final two of four very large gas carriers (VLGCs) in its newbuilding program from... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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