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Teekay LNG Partners Reports First Quarter 2017 Results6 months 4 days ago
Added: May 18, 2017 10:28
Teekay GP L.L.C., the general partner of Teekay LNG Partners L.P. reported the Partnership’s results for the quarter ended March 31, 2017. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Polaris Shipping Agrees to Settle with Families6 months 5 days ago
Added: May 17, 2017 11:22
The operator of the Stellar Daisy, the bulk carrier that sank in the South Atlantic on March 31, has reached a compensation agreement with the families of most missing crew members. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Asia centre launches on low-carbon shipping mission6 months 5 days ago
Added: May 17, 2017 11:19
A new regional centre, which will provide leadership in promoting ship energy-efficiency technologies and operations, and the reduction of harmful emissions from ships, has been launched at Shanghai Maritime University, China (15 May). Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
China’s ‘Belt and Road’ initiative to open a new era6 months 5 days ago
Added: May 17, 2017 11:08
Twenty-nine foreign leaders and more than 1,500 delegates from over 130 nations attended the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing over the weekend. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
GulfMark Offshore plans bankruptcy filing6 months 5 days ago
Added: May 17, 2017 10:50
Houston-based GulfMark Offshore, which runs support vessels for offshore drilling, said Tuesday that it plans to to file for bankruptcy after reaching a agreement with bond holders to convert debt to equity. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
LPG freight rate recovery to be confined to smaller vessels6 months 6 days ago
Added: May 16, 2017 11:29
Vessel oversupply will persist in the LPG shipping market for the next two years, keeping freight rates under pressure across most size segments. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Aurora Expeditions reveals new expedition ship6 months 6 days ago
Added: May 16, 2017 11:24
US-based shipbuilder SunStone Ships has teamed up with Australia’s Aurora Expeditions to create a design for the cruise operator’s first purpose-built expedition vessel. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Commitment to Diver Training Underpins Las Palmas Repair Success6 months 6 days ago
Added: May 16, 2017 11:11
After delays of almost two weeks following an unsuccessful repair to the hull of a 180m bulk carrier that ran aground offshore Las Palmas, Spain, Hydrex Underwater Technologies was approached to get the vessel sailing again. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Ship loaded with petroleum substances catches fire in Sharjah, one killed6 months 6 days ago
Added: May 15, 2017 20:59
One crew member was killed and four others suffered burns after a fire broke out on a vessel transporting a petroleum product at Al Hamriyah port on Saturday morning, Sharjah Civil Defence said. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Norwegian Star breaks down again6 months 6 days ago
Added: May 15, 2017 20:53
Norwegian Star has broken down off the coast of Australia after suffering a failure of its propulsion system for a second time. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Höegh Autoliners sells Höegh Triton for green recycling6 months 6 days ago
Added: May 15, 2017 20:51
On 15 May 2017, Höegh Autoliners sold the Pure Car and Truck Carrier MV Höegh Triton (built 1988) for recycling. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
ICS Commits Shipping to Ambitious CO2 Reduction Objectives6 months 6 days ago
Added: May 15, 2017 20:49
At its AGM in Istanbul, ICS has agreed to urge the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to adopt some dramatic CO2 reduction objectives – on behalf of the international shipping sector as a whole – in order to match the ambition of the Paris Agreement on climate change. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Panama Canal needs fleet of more powerful tugs6 months 8 days ago
Added: May 14, 2017 13:30
There has been a cautious start to new tug ordering, but potential for more contracts to come for operations in Panama. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Canada introduces law to ban tankers off north British Columbia6 months 8 days ago
Added: May 14, 2017 13:24
Canada's Liberal government has introduced legislation for a moratorium on oil tanker traffic along the northern coast of the British Columbia province, the country's transport department said on Friday, delivering on an election promise. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
German passenger ship revamped after fire6 months 8 days ago
Added: May 14, 2017 13:20
The 38.9m former excursion ship 'Adler Express', rendered largely useless by extensive smoke damage in a fire in Hamburg last year, has now been completely renovated and given a new lease of life. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Costa Concordia captain jailed for disaster that killed 32 after court upholds sentence6 months 8 days ago
Added: May 14, 2017 13:17
The Italian captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner that crashed into a reef in 2012 and capsized, killing 32 people, lost his final appeals bid on Friday. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
The Baptism of two LHM 800 cranes6 months 10 days ago
Added: May 12, 2017 08:45
Four years after Montecon charged Liebherr Maritime Cranes with designing and creating two new mobile harbour cranes, able to reach up to 22 rows of containers - a feat of dockside logistics never seen before - the project has been completed. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems tested in real time for multipurpose missions6 months 11 days ago
Added: May 11, 2017 10:09
A demonstration is being held on 11 May in Huelva, Spain, to show the potential of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) as valuable maritime surveillance tools in operational scenarios for multipurpose missions, including pollution monitoring, border control, illegal fishing detection, anti-drug trafficking, and search and rescue. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Navios Maritime Partners L.P. Provides Update for Acquisition of 14-Vessel Container Fleet from Rick6 months 11 days ago
Added: May 11, 2017 09:42
Navios Maritime Partners L.P. an international owner and operator of drybulk and container vessels, announced that it plans to transfer to Navios Maritime Containers Inc., an affiliate, the 14-vessel container fleet that Navios Partners agreed to acquire from Rickmers Maritime . Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Swedish owners face triple lock on LNG6 months 11 days ago
Added: May 11, 2017 09:38
A lack of infrastructure, a lack of financing and a lack of a ready market represent a triple lock for Swedish tanker owners pioneering the use of LNG fuel. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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