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Chinese Market to affect the Global LNG1 month 18 days ago
Added: Dec 05, 2016 07:21
Global LNG business is mostly growing due to ongoing Asian demand growth. Taking a look into Europe, a firm growth in demand could also be seen, but it is dependent on Asia as well. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Saudi Arabia Lays Foundations for USD 4.3 Billion Maritime Complex1 month 21 days ago
Added: Dec 02, 2016 08:18
The inauguration ceremony of the King Salman Global Maritime Industries Complex was held at Ras Al-Khair, near Jubail in Saudi Arabia, this week, South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) informed. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Rolls-Royce Axes 800 More Jobs at Marine Business Unit, Puts Focus on Smart Ships1 month 21 days ago
Added: Dec 02, 2016 08:12
Rolls-Royce plans to lay off 800 more workers from it Marine business throughout 2016 and 2017 citing ”continuing weakness in the maritime market” as the reason for the third wave of job cuts at the division in less than a year. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Navig8 Product Tankers Inc. Takes Delivery of its Fifth Newbuilding Product Tanker from Guangzhou Sh1 month 21 days ago
Added: Dec 02, 2016 08:07
Navig8 Product Tankers Inc., an international shipping company focused on the transportation of petroleum products, this week announced that it has taken delivery of the... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Maersk Line A/S to acquire Hamburg Süd1 month 21 days ago
Added: Dec 02, 2016 07:51
Mærsk A/S' subsidiary Maersk Line A/S (Maersk Line) and the Oetker Group have reached an agreement for Maersk Line to acquire the German container shipping line Hamburg Südamerikanische Dampfschifffahrts-Gesellschaft KG (Hamburg Süd). Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Shell Hands Over Fourth LNG Carrier to Nakilat1 month 21 days ago
Added: Dec 02, 2016 07:48
Qatari liquefied natural gas (LNG) transport company Nakilat has assumed full ship management and operations of Q-Max LNG carrier Al Ghuwairiya from Shell Trading and Shipping Company Ltd. (STASCo), with effect from... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Diana Finds Work for Two Bulkers1 month 21 days ago
Added: Dec 02, 2016 07:42
Greek dry bulk shipping company Diana Shipping has entered into time charter contracts for its two vessels, the M/V Orleans and the M/V Melite, which are scheduled to start in December 2016. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Australian Detention for Food Waste Dumping1 month 21 days ago
Added: Dec 02, 2016 07:36
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s decision to detain a Hong Kong flagged container ship which dumped food waste in close proximity to Fraser Island in May was affirmed by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal at... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
MSC Cruises and STX France cut first steel of MSC Bellissima1 month 21 days ago
Added: Dec 02, 2016 07:26
MSC Cruises, the Swiss-based cruise line and STX France, a world leader in the construction of innovative cruise ships, held a traditional steel cutting ceremony at STX France in Saint Nazaire this week to mark the... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Toxic fumes kill 3 on RoPax in Italy1 month 22 days ago
Added: Dec 01, 2016 08:30
Three people were killed and another was seriously injured by toxic fumes during maintenance works on board the roll-on/roll-off passenger (RoPax) ship Sansovino which was moored at the Port of Messina, Italy this week. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Philly Shipyard Hands Over 1st LNG-Ready Tanker to APT1 month 22 days ago
Added: Dec 01, 2016 08:08
US-based Philly Shipyard (PSI) has delivered the American Endurance, the first of four 50,000 dwt product tankers being built for American Petroleum Tankers (APT), a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Oceanwide Expeditions Orders New Polar Vessel1 month 22 days ago
Added: Dec 01, 2016 07:55
Oceanwide Expeditions has commissioned the building of a 180-passenger polar cruise vessel. The ship, Hondius, is being built in Croatia by shipbuilder Brodosplit and will be operational in 2019. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Digital Ship The Maritime Cyber Resilience Forum Rotterdam announcement1 month 22 days ago
Added: Dec 01, 2016 07:27
The cyber threat is growing across all sectors, and in this information era of the connected ship, and with the shipping sector's increasing reliance on technology and remote monitoring, maritime cyber security is no longer just... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Collision Briefly Halts Traffic in Bosphorus Strait1 month 23 days ago
Added: Nov 30, 2016 07:51
Traffıc in the Bosphorus Strait was briefly suspended this week following a minor collision between two bulk carriers around the Anadolu Hirasi, according to GAC. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Maersk and CMA CGM Eyeing Hamburg Süd1 month 23 days ago
Added: Nov 30, 2016 07:45
Container shipping giants Maersk and CMA CGM are the two frontrunners in the race for Hamburg Süd, but the high asking price could prove to be the main stumbling block, according to... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
New Ship Efficiency Portal Launched1 month 23 days ago
Added: Nov 30, 2016 07:35
At the World Ocean Council’s Sustainable Ocean Summit this week, Carbon War Room, exactEarth, and University Maritime Advisory Service (UMAS) launched BetterFleet, a free-to-access ship operational efficiency portal on... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Oil & Gas leaders are discussing future prospects in Nice1 month 24 days ago
Added: Nov 29, 2016 11:02
Oil & Gas leaders are meeting in France, Nice to discuss not only the future of natural gas but also the increasing demand of sustainable energy supply and ways of reducing greenhouse emissions. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Are VLCC Rates Headed Multi-Month Highs?1 month 24 days ago
Added: Nov 29, 2016 08:05
Freight rates for very large crude carriers (VLCCs), which rose to multi-month highs last week, could climb further if there is a flurry of pre-Christmas chartering activity, ship brokers said this week. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Maersk May Be Interested in Buying Hamburg Süd1 month 24 days ago
Added: Nov 29, 2016 08:01
Maersk Line may be looking to buy Hamburg Süd, the German-owned line focused on South American routes. It would be Maersk's first acquisition of an entire... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Bargain prices, rising cargo rates lift second-hand ship sales from the shallows1 month 24 days ago
Added: Nov 29, 2016 07:47
Sales of second-hand ships used to haul commodities such as iron ore, coal, grain and fertilizer have hit a seven-year high in 2016 as the industry creeps out of an eight-year downturn that has sunk several fleets of shippers. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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