Top Stories Sovcomflot Expands Involvement in Sakhalin II Project, Russia

Sovcomflot Expands Involvement in Sakhalin II Project, Russia »

Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd. and Sovcomflot Shelf (SCF Shelf) on behalf of Sovcomflot Group have signed contract for construction and long-term operation of the multifunctional icebreaking supply vessel for Sakhalin-2 offshore platforms. Operations under...

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Update 4: Rescue Teams to Enter Cafeteria of the Capsized Sewol

Update 4: Rescue Teams to Enter Cafeteria of the Capsized Sewol »

Death toll in the ferry Sewol tragedy, one of South Korea’s deadliest maritime accidents, has reached 64 while 238 people are still missing after the vessel carrying around 475 people aboard, mostly high school students,...

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DP World Opens Biggest Container Inspection Facility in Jebel Ali Port, Dubai

DP World Opens Biggest Container Inspection Facility in Jebel Ali Port, Dubai »

DP World has inaugurated the largest and latest container inspection facility at its flagship Jebel Ali Port in Dubai. The new facility is one of the largest inspection facilities in the region, spanning over 7,000...

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EU Parliament Adopts Maritime Spatial Planning Directive

EU Parliament Adopts Maritime Spatial Planning Directive »

The European Parliament endorsed on April 17th a Directive for Maritime Spatial Planning which should help the EU Member States develop plans to better coordinate the various activities that take place at sea, ensuring they...

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MIT: New Design for Nuclear Plants Built on Floating Platforms

MIT: New Design for Nuclear Plants Built on Floating Platforms »

Jacopo Buongiorno and others at MIT’s Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering are working on a new floating nuclear power plant concept that could provide enhanced safety, easier siting, and centralized construction. When an earthquake...

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UPDATE: Recovered Oil Slick Sample Not Related to MH370

UPDATE: Recovered Oil Slick Sample Not Related to MH370 »

Preliminary analysis of the oil slick sample collected by the Australian Defence Vessel (ADV) Ocean Shield on Sunday has confirmed that it is not aircraft engine oil or hydraulic fluid, Australian Joint Agency Coordination Centre...

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Dynagas in Charter Deal with Gazprom

Dynagas in Charter Deal with Gazprom »

Dynagas LNG Partners LP, an owner and operator of LNG carriers, has entered into a new 13-year time-charter contract with Gazprom Marketing & Trading Singapore for the Clean Force, a fully winterized, 149,700 cbm Ice...

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Expansion of UK’s Largest Container Port Begins

Expansion of UK’s Largest Container Port Begins »

Work has started at the Port of Felixstowe on the latest expansion of the UK’s largest container port. VSBW Joint Venture, a consortium of VolkerStevin and Boskalis Westminster, has been appointed as the lead contractor...

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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)....

Apr 18 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

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...

Apr 14 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

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...

Apr 11 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

GasLog Buys Six LNG Carriers »

GasLog Buys Six LNG Carriers

GasLog Ltd. (GasLog) has completed the acquisition of three ships from Methane Services Ltd. (MSL), an affiliate of BG Group, and agreed to acquire...

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ZEABORN on Order Spree »

ZEABORN on Order Spree

A new German shipping company ZEABORN GmbH & Co. KG (ZEABORN) confirmed an order for ten multi-purpose vessels (MMPs) at Taizhou Sanfu Ship Engineering...

Apr 10 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Hyundai Mipo Adds Ten Product Carriers »

Hyundai Mipo Adds Ten Product Carriers

South Korea’s Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) has been awarded a $330.5 million contract to build ten product carriers for a Marshall Islands-based shipper. The...

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SHI Lands $1.28 Bln Deal for Two Drillships »

SHI Lands $1.28 Bln Deal for Two Drillships

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), one of South Korea’s ‘Big Three’ shipbuilders, announced today in its regulatory filing that it has won a $1.28 billion...

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DMAIB: Collapse of Containers Caused Fire aboard EUGEN MÆRSK »

DMAIB: Collapse of Containers Caused Fire aboard EUGEN MÆRSK

The Danish Maritime Accident Investigation Board (DMAIB) has released a report on the fire on board the Danish flagged container ship EUGEN MÆRSK that occurred on 18 June 2013. The Danish Maritime Accident Investigation Board carries out investigations with a view to preventing accidents and...

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Virginia Port Authority Appoints New Members »

Virginia Port Authority Appoints New Members

Governor Terry McAuliffe has appointed five new members to the Virginia Port Authority’s Board of Commissioners and asked the incoming members to act swiftly to improve The Port of Virginia’s fiscal management and return it to profitability. “The Port of Virginia is one of the...

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Cleveland Welcomes First-Ever Container Ship »

Cleveland Welcomes First-Ever Container Ship

U.S. Coast Guard marine inspectors conducted safety and security examinations on the first-ever container ship to arrive in Cleveland Saturday morning. The Fortunagracht, a 450-foot Dutch-flagged container ship, delivered the first-ever load of containerized cargo to the Great Lakes. Before the establishment of the Cleveland-Europe...

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UPDATE: Grounded Bulk Carrier Ornak Refloated »

UPDATE: Grounded Bulk Carrier Ornak Refloated

The U.S. Coast Guard oversaw the refloating of the 751-foot bulk carrier, Ornak, on Friday, April 18th. At approximately 9:35 a.m., the Ornak was refloated offshore of the Virginia Beach Resort and Convention Center and repositioned to the Lynnhaven anchorage. Agencies involved in the removal...

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Swire’s 8th D-Class AHTS Launched »

Swire’s 8th D-Class AHTS Launched

Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (Pte) Ltd. (SPO) held launching and naming ceremony for its new D-Class vessel, the Pacific Dragon on Good Friday. The launch of Pacific Dragon marked the completion of the eight vessel D-Class series of 240T bollard pull, flexible and environmentally-friendly anchor handling...

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Chinese Authorities Impound MOL-Operated Iron Ore Carrier »

Chinese Authorities Impound MOL-Operated Iron Ore Carrier

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that on April 19, 2014, the MOL-operated iron ore carrier BAOSTEEL EMOTION was impounded by Chinese authorities in Zhejiang province, China. The impounding is connected to the two freighters that were chartered from Chinese shipowner (Chung Wei Steamship Co.) by...

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Arup Takes Part in White Rose Extension Project »

Arup Takes Part in White Rose Extension Project

Arup has won contract from Husky Energy to carry out the detailed engineering design for the White Rose Extension Project concrete gravity structure. Subject to partner, corporate and regulatory approvals, WREP is being developed through the construction of a wellhead platform, and Arup will be...

Apr 20 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

CMA CGM Group Bolsters Its Presence in Madagascar »

CMA CGM Group Bolsters Its Presence in Madagascar

Since the creation of CMA CGM Madagascar in 2003, the CMA CGM Group, the world’s third largest container shipping company, has continued to develop on the island to move closer to its customers and partners and meet economic growth forecasts in the Malagasy industrial market....

Apr 18 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

‘Oleg Strashnov’ Bound for DanTysk OWF »

‘Oleg Strashnov’ Bound for DanTysk OWF

The heavy lift vessel “Oleg Strashnov” is steaming its way toward Vattenfall’s DanTysk offshore wind farm in the North Sea. The vessel is delivering the jacket structure for the Tennet Sylwin Alpha platform, the converter station of the project’s grid access, according to Vattenfall’s Holger Grubel....

Apr 18 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

 

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Eimskip Launches New Container Vessel in Weihai, China (VIDEO) »

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