HHI Workers Walk Again

HHI Workers Walk Again

South Korean shipbuilding giant Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. saw its unionized workers stage a four-hour walkout from 1 p.m today, November 27th, for the first time in twenty years, Yonhap reports. The industrial action ...

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Trident Alliance Boosts Ranks

Trident Alliance Boosts Ranks

Fourteen more shipping companies have joined Trident Alliance,the shipping industry initiative for robust ...

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Council Backs Speeding Up of IJmuiden Sea Lock Construction

An Artist Impression of the Sea Lock

The City Council of Amsterdam approved the acceleration of construction of the new large sea lock in IJmuiden, ...

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UASC Names First LNG-Ready Containership Giant

UASC Names First LNG-Ready Containership Giant

United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) has named the industry’s first ever LNG-ready ultra large container vessel in ...

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GALLERY: MSC Magnifica Ready for Next Cruise

MSC Armonia

After a 17-day drydocking the cruise ship MSC Magnifica left Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam for Hamburg on schedule to ...

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Shell Facing USD 4 Bln Bonga Oil Spill Fine

Shell Facing USD 4 Bln Bonga Oil Spill Fine

Oil major Shell might be facing a fine worth up to USD 3.96 billion as Nigerian National Assembly announces plans ...

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Rotterdam Sets Port Tariffs for Next Three Years

Rotterdam Sets Port Tariffs for Next Three Years

The Port of Rotterdam says its port tariffs will rise in the coming three years at half the rate of the inflation ...

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Piraeus, Thessaloniki Port Operations Affected by Strike

Container Terminal in the Port of Piraeus

The 24 hour general strike of Greek Labor Unions started today and as a result, no vessels are  berthing or sailing ...

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Platts: VLCC Rates on the Rebound

VLCC Rates on the Rebound

Worldscale rates for VLCCs on the East of Suez routes have reached more than nine-month highs, Platts cited market ...

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The Future of Marine Fuels Conference

The conference will focus on the opportunities, logistics, and obstacles for the use of LNG as a vessel fuel, including potential regulatory oversight.

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Marinetec Indonesia International Conference

Marintec Indonesia will be the first comprehensive maritime event to be held in Indonesia. There wil be a high-quality exhibition that will provide sellers of marine equipment and maritime products and services with the maximum opportinity to meet with buyers and decision makers. An international conference and a full program of technical seminars will be held alongside the exhibition.

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The 9th Annual Ballast Water Management Technology Conference

Programme highlights from the 2013 agenda:

  •  Updates from MEPC 65: Participants reviewed proposed Convention modifications and the expected timeline to full ratification
  • Perspectives of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency: UK exemptions and compliance options were discussed
  • Clarification of the USCG BWMS requirements: US type approval procedure, acceptance of UV technology and proposed methods of regulatory enforcement were examined
  • Maersk and Columbia Shipmanagement explained their strategies for implementing ballast water management in a diversified fleet
  • Real-life industry case studies were presented examining the lessons learned from initial BWMS designs and system testing under the USCG regime
  • ADK maritime shared their experiences of installation of BWMS into a newbuild: Negotiating, pricing and collaboration between parties
  • Technology Forum: This gave participants a unique opportunity to quiz the BWMS manufacturers in a quick-fire panel session
  • New technologies and ballast projects were presented in practical live demonstrations: B-box project, 3D laser scanning and rapid test kits

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V-TRACKS Asia-Pacific 2014

Vessel Tracking Asia-Pacific Conference

  • Discover the maritime domain awareness tools assessment on how governments tackle Asia’s maritime security challenges
  • Insight into the MPA’S STRAITREP/VTIS system: Asia’s state of the art traffic monitoring centre for the Mallaca Straits
  • Examination of Singapore’s Maritime Sense Making Centre and how this assists operators with maritime safety and security
  • Expolore the Big Data approach to shipping: Where are we heading?
  • Assess the progress of e-Navigation in Asia-Pacific and learn about the opportunities for the shipping industry
  • Understand how satellite imagery and remote sensing are used to enhance EEZ’s marine spatial planning
  • Calculate the benefits of using fleet performance tools to increase your vessels energy efficiency

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CMP Investing in Malmö-Copenhagen Shuttle Service

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CMP said it was investing in a new type of daily shuttle service between Malmö and Copenhagen to be launched in ...

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Tandara Spirit Crew End Their Sit-In

Tandara Spirit Crew End Their Sit-In, Head for Singapore

The Australian crew of the product tanker Tandara Spirit decided yesterday to end their sit-in and to sail the ...

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Stealthgas Snags Charters, Starts Shares Repurchase

Stealthgas Snags Charters, Starts Shares Repurchase

Athens-based Stealthgas Inc. has concluded chartering arrangements for nine LPG carriers, spanning from two months ...

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IMO Approves IGF Code

IMO Approves IGF Code

IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee approved, in principle, the draft International Code of Safety for Ships ...

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Tasmania to Renew International Shipping Service

Tasmania to Renew International Shipping Service

The government of Tasmania expects to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Singapore-based Swire Shipping in the ...

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MPA Kicks Off SRS Forum

MPA Kicks Off SRS Forum

30 maritime organisations signed the Maritime Singapore Green Pledge at the the 2nd Singapore Registry of Ships ...

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Eight Saved after 30-Hour Soak in Gulf of Aden

Eight Saved after 30-Hour Soak in Gulf of Aden

Eight sailors who abandoned their sinking ship have been rescued from the Gulf of Aden following a 30 hour search ...

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Stena Bulk Joins WOC

Stena Bulk Joins WOC

Stena Bulk has become the first Swedish shipping company to join the World Ocean Council (WOC) – a global ...

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VIDEO: MSC Armonia Relaunch

Video MSC Armonia Relaunch

MSC Cruises has taken the first step towards doubling its fleet capacity with the relaunch of renewed MSC Armonia. ...

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ICTSI Stretches Manila Terminal

ICTSI Stretches Manila Terminal

Philippines’ largest port terminal operator International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has ...

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Interview: Antwerp Sets the Course for Future Growth

Luc Arnouts, the Port of Antwerp 's Chief Commercial Officer

Belgium’s Port of Antwerp is the biggest port area in the world, covering 13,057 hectares, the equivalent of ...

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Image of the Day: Chasing the Sun

Image of the Day Chasing the Sun

The image shows the U.K. Navy’s HMS Atherstone which has spent the last two weeks working in close company ...

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CMA CGM Eyes OPDR Acquisition

CMA CGM Eyes OPDR Acquisition

French shipping giant CMA CGM revealed plans to acquire the German company OPDR (Oldenburg-Portugiesische ...

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ICS Questions Benefits of China’s Ship Recycling Policy

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The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) voiced concern in relation to China’s new ship recycling policy, saying ...

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Steel Cut for SCF’s Icebreaking Supply Vessel

Steel Cut for Sovcomflot's Icebreaking MSV

The steel for Sovcomflot’s icebreaking multipurpose supply vessel has been cut today, 26th of November 2014 ...

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Third Strike and Mansour Is Out

Third Strike and Mansour Is Out

The 1977-built, 4150 dwt general cargo carrier M/V MANSOUR M has been banned for the third time from the Paris MoU ...

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Approaching Limits in Ship Size Development

DNV GL’s Container Ship Forum and Bulk Carrier Forum

The shipping industry is slowly approaching limits in ship size development, DNV GL Business Director Jost Bergmann ...

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BIMCO to Develop Standard Ship Financing Term Sheet

BIMCO

The Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) has announced its intention to develop a standard term sheet ...

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