Top Stories Germany: Volkswerft Concern Acquisition OK’d by the Government

Germany: Volkswerft Concern Acquisition OK’d by the Government »

Nordic Yards has welcomed the announcement from the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania government supporting the shipyard group as the buyer of the Volkswerft concern (P+S WERFTEN). “We are pleased about the decision of the state government. Our...

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NOAA Unveils Its Arctic Action Plan

NOAA Unveils Its Arctic Action Plan »

In keeping with the goals and tenets of the U.S. President Barack Obama’s strategy regarding the Arctic, released earlier this year, NOAA unveiled its Arctic Action Plan—a document that provides NOAA scientists, stakeholders and partners...

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Knightsbridge Becomes Leading US-Listed Capesize Company

Knightsbridge Becomes Leading US-Listed Capesize Company »

Knightsbridge Tankers Limited and Frontline 2012 Ltd. have agreed to combine Frontline 2012′s remaining fleet of 25 fuel efficient vessels with Knightsbridge. The newbuildings have expected deliveries between September 2014 and September 2016, with five...

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Hong Kong Eyes Further Development as Maritime Hub

Hong Kong Eyes Further Development as Maritime Hub »

BMT Asia Pacific (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, today announced the completion of a major strategic study – “Enhancing Hong Kong’s Position as an International Maritime Centre (IMC)”, undertaken on behalf of the...

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Unidentified Material Washed Ashore Unrelated to MH370

Unidentified Material Washed Ashore Unrelated to MH370 »

Unidentified material washed ashore 10 kilometres east of Augusta is not a lead in relation to the search for missing flight MH370, according to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB). The conclusion was made after...

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Piracy on the Seven Seas at Its Lowest

Piracy on the Seven Seas at Its Lowest »

The International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has revealed that piracy on the world’s seas is at its lowest first-quarter level since 2007, but warns that the threat is still present. The latest...

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New Efficient Ship Notation from RINA

New Efficient Ship Notation from RINA »

International classification society RINA has launched a new voluntary notation to clearly identify new ship designs which meet eco-ship criteria. The Efficient Ship notation is granted to ships and new designs assessed by RINA to...

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The Search for Sewol Ferry Victims Enters 2nd Week

The Search for Sewol Ferry Victims Enters 2nd Week »

As the search operation for the missing passengers of the sunken Sewol ferry is entering its second week, divers are now recovering more and more bodies from the submerged hull of the ferry. Out of around...

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Navigator Adds Three More »

Navigator Adds Three More

Navigator Holdings Ltd. has exercised its option to build an additional three 35,000 cubic meter ethylene/ethane capable semi-refrigerated liquefied gas carriers, in addition to...

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April Busy Month for HHHIC-Phil »

April Busy Month for HHHIC-Phil

April was a very busy month for Hanjin Heavy Industries Corporation Philippines (HHHIC-Phil) during which 11 newbuilding orders were secured. HHHIC-Phil’s Subic Shipyard has...

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Peel Ports and ZPMC in Mega-Deal »

Peel Ports and ZPMC in Mega-Deal

Peel Ports Group has awarded a multi-million pound contract to Shanghai-based Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co. (ZPMC) to supply state-of-the-art mega container cranes for its...

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COSCO Bags $100 Mln in New Contracts »

COSCO Bags $100 Mln in New Contracts

COSCO Corporation (Singapore) Limited has won contracts worth approx $100 million to build four emergency response/rescue/field support vessels (ERRVs) and two platform supply vessels...

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Top News of the Week April 14 – April 19, 2014 »

Top News of the Week April 14 – April 19, 2014

NYK Introduces Eight New Boxships NYK has reached time charter agreements for eight new containerships, to be built at the Kure shipyard of Japan...

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Tsuneishi to Build Four Feederships for SIPG »

Tsuneishi to Build Four Feederships for SIPG

Tsuneishi Group has received orders for four 1,020 TEU container carriers from the Hong Kong-based subsidiary of Shanghai International Port (Group) Co., Ltd. (SIPG)....

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Saipem Nets Two FPSO Contracts Worth Over $4 Bln »

Saipem Nets Two FPSO Contracts Worth Over $4 Bln

Saipem has been awarded two contracts in Angola by Total, for a combined total of more than $4 billion. The main contract is worth...

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NYK Introduces Eight New Boxships »

NYK Introduces Eight New Boxships

NYK has reached time charter agreements for eight new containerships, to be built at the Kure shipyard of Japan Marine United Co. Ltd., each capable...

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Top News of the Week April 7 – April 12, 2014 »

Top News of the Week April 7 – April 12, 2014

Video: Damen’s Shipment Reaches Rotterdam Last Friday, a shipment that left China seven weeks ago carrying 13 new Damen Stan Pontoons and 10 other...

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Celsius Shipping on the Rise »

Celsius Shipping on the Rise

Monaco-based Celsius Shipping has increased its current orderbook for 24,600 dwt stainless steel chemical tankers to ten firm vessels. Celsius and Nantong Mingde Heavy Industry...

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New Rope Luffing Knuckle Boom Crane from Huisman »

New Rope Luffing Knuckle Boom Crane from Huisman

In order to provide reliable solutions for subsea installation in increasingly deeper water and offshore construction in severe weather conditions, Huisman, the worldwide specialist in lifting, drilling, and subsea solutions, will introduces a new patented crane type during this year’s OTC, the ‘Rope Luffing Knuckle...

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Video: De Hoop Launches Subsea Support Vessel Deep Helder »

Video: De Hoop Launches Subsea Support Vessel Deep Helder

The new-build subsea support vessel, named MV Deep Helder, was launched at De Hoop’s Foxhol Yard in Groningen on 23rd April. Deep Helder will be equipped with Survey and ROV systems, an offshore crane and 3 moonpools. The vessel will be ready for operations by...

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USA: City of Chester’s Wreck Rediscovered »

USA: City of Chester’s Wreck Rediscovered

NOAA has found the underwater wreck of the passenger steamer City of Chester, which sank in 1888 in a collision in dense fog near where the Golden Gate Bridge stands today. The announcement was made during a press event at Gulf of Farallones National Marine...

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Konecranes Books Two Panamax-Size STS Cranes »

Konecranes Books Two Panamax-Size STS Cranes

Konecranes recently received an order from the Port of Oslo, Norway, for two Panamax-size Ship-to-Shore (STS) cranes with an option for one more. According to Konecranes, these should be the most silent and eco-efficient STS cranes in the world. They will be delivered in the...

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Practical Results from SUPPORT Project to Be Presented Soon »

Practical Results from SUPPORT Project to Be Presented Soon

Practical results from the SUPPORT (Security UPgrade for PORTS) project, co-ordinated by BMT Group Ltd and part-funded by the European Commission’s FP7 Security Research Programme will be demonstrated to key stakeholders at Stena Line’s ferry terminals starting at Masthuggskajen in the Port of Gothenburg on...

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Madagascar Begins Salvage Operation for Grounded TROMSO »

Madagascar Begins Salvage Operation for Grounded TROMSO

Madagascar authorities have begun a salvage operation off the country’s north coast to prevent a major oil spill from the grounded tanker TROMSO. TROMSO, managed by World Tankers Management Pte Ltd (WTM), Singapore, that ran aground in the Diego Suarez Bay on Apr 17th, was carrying...

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USCG Cutter Confiscates Over a Ton of Cocaine »

USCG Cutter Confiscates Over a Ton of Cocaine

The crew of the United States Coast Guard Cutter Active seized an estimated 2,300 pounds (1043kg) of cocaine, worth approximately $37 million, in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean some 140 miles off the coast of Panama late last month. Active, home ported in...

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Imtech Marine Expands Its Global Ku-Band VSAT Network »

Imtech Marine Expands Its Global Ku-Band VSAT Network

Imtech Marine expanded its Global Ku-band VSAT network with additional coverage above Europe. Next to the Telstar 12 satellite and the Intelsat 21, the Eutelsat 10A is added to the Imtech Marine Global VSAT Network. With this extra beam Imtech Marine offers improved coverage for...

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MOL-Operated BAOSTEEL EMOTION Released »

MOL-Operated BAOSTEEL EMOTION Released

TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) today announced that the MOL-operated iron ore carrier BAOSTEEL EMOTION, which had been impounded by the authorities in Zhejiang Province, China on April 19, 2014, departed the port at 14:55 local time (15:55 JST) today. The impounding is connected to...

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