Top Stories Australian DP World Terminals Facing Strike

Australian DP World Terminals Facing Strike »

Members of the Maritime Union Australia employed by DP World terminals in Sydney and Melbourne announced their plans to stop work this week. Four-hour work stoppages are expected from 10.00am Wednesday October 1 until 2.00pm,...

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ZIM Ship Targeted by Pro-Palestinian Protesters Again

ZIM Ship Targeted by Pro-Palestinian Protesters Again »

Israeli-owned containership Zim Shanghai was prevented from unloading this weekend in the Port of Oakland by pro-Palestinian protesters and had to head to the Port of Los Angeles. According to Marine Traffic’s  data the vessel...

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Competition Review Report Additional Burden for Australian Shipping?

Competition Review Report Additional Burden for Australian Shipping? »

National shipping association Shipping Australia voiced its disappointment with the draft report released by the Competition Review Panel that has recommended removal of the existing shipping exemptions in Part X of the Competition and Consumer...

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Nordic Passat Rescues 150 off Sicily

Nordic Passat Rescues 150 off Sicily »

Nordic American Tankers Limited’s vessel the Nordic Passat performed a rescue operation involving 150 people in the Mediterranean last Saturday afternoon, September 27, 2014. The refugees were in a wooden boat with engine trouble, the...

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Former Hudong-Zhonghua Head Charged for Bribe

Former Hudong-Zhonghua Head Charged for Bribe »

The former board chairman of China’s state-owned Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard, Gu Tiquan, has been charged for taking bribe by the state’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate. Gu Tiquan was arrested in May  under suspicion of having committed “serious...

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Video: P&O Ferry up in Flames

Video: P&O Ferry up in Flames »

P&O Ferry’s Pride of Canterbury travelling across the English Channel (La Manche Channel) from Dover, England, to the French city of Calais caught fire at around 8 am British Summer Time (BST), September 29, according...

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China Lifts Foreign Investment Restrictions in Shanghai Free-Trade Zone

China Lifts Foreign Investment Restrictions in Shanghai Free-Trade Zone »

Chinese government is set to ease restrictions on foreign investments in a number of industries, including the shipping sector, in Shanghai’s free-trade zone, The South China Morning Post reports. Earlier this month China’s Premier Li Keqiang’s said...

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Mitsubishi Heavy’s Regular Returns

Mitsubishi Heavy’s Regular Returns »

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has received an order from Astomos Energy Corporation for a very large liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carrier. The LPG carrier on order is identical to vessels ordered from MHI by Astomos...

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Samsung Heavy Venturing Overseas »

Samsung Heavy Venturing Overseas

South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries Co. (SHI) has revealed plans to spread overseas by establishing the first facility abroad in an effort to revive production...

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VIDEO: Clash of the Giants »

VIDEO: Clash of the Giants

Hapag-Lloyd’s vessel Colombo Express collided on Monday morning, September 29th with containership Maersk Tanjong while entering the Suez Canal at Port Said. “According to preliminary findings, there...

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Mitsui Hires Five Ships for Exporting Cameron LNG »

Mitsui Hires Five Ships for Exporting Cameron LNG

Japanese-based trading house Mitsui & Co. said it was pushing forward with the procurement of eight LNG ships to be used for the delivery...

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Readers’ Picks of the Week (Sep 22-28, 2014) »

Readers’ Picks of the Week (Sep 22-28, 2014)

Radioactive SUV Found Aboard Carrier in Vladivostok Customs officials at the Russian port of Vladivostok held up the Malacca Highway, a Panama-flagged Ro-Ro car...

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Update: Vale, Cosco Ink Iron Ore Shipping Deal »

Update: Vale, Cosco Ink Iron Ore Shipping Deal

Vale S.A. (Vale) and China Merchants Group signed in Beijing on September 26 a contract by which Vale will lease  ten very large ore carriers...

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CHEC to Build Ashdod Port »

CHEC to Build Ashdod Port

China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) has been chosen to build a new port in Ashdod, The Times of Israel reports. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...

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Scorpio Tankers Forges Ahead with Fleet Expansion »

Scorpio Tankers Forges Ahead with Fleet Expansion

Monaco-based tanker owner Scorpio Tankers Inc has taken delivery of four newbuilding vessels and agreed to time charter-in an LR2 product tanker that is...

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Containerships to Pioneer LNG Shortsea Shipping in Europe »

Containerships to Pioneer LNG Shortsea Shipping in Europe

Finnish cargo shipping company Containerships has ordered two additional dual-fuel engine container ships from Yangzhou Guoyu Shipyard in China. The Finnish end-to-end cargo operator announced...

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Maersk Line to Spend USD 3 Bn a Year on Newbuildings »

Maersk Line to Spend USD 3 Bn a Year on Newbuildings

Maersk Line plans to set aside close to USD 3 billion a year for the period 2015-2019 to finance shipbuilding projects, in an effort to...

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Ten More for Cosco »

Ten More for Cosco

China Cosco Holdings Co (CCHC) said it has entered into deals for a total of ten boxships worth USD 420.4 million. Cosco has ordered six 81,600-dwt kamsarmaxes...

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SOHAR: Joint Effort Needed for Cutting Sulphur Emissions »

SOHAR: Joint Effort Needed for Cutting Sulphur Emissions

 SOHAR Port and Freezone Executive Commercial Manager Edwin Lammers called on world leaders within the global shipping industry to join forces in their search for innovative testing methods, quality control, fuel efficiency, and risk management practices ahead of new International Maritime Organisation regulations requiring cargo ships...

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Shippers to Cooperate on North to South America Link »

Shippers to Cooperate on North to South America Link

CSAV Group, Hapag-Lloyd, Hamburg Süd, Aliança and NYK have reached an agreement to jointly operate in the trade between the East Coast of North America and Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. The two services separately operated by the lines will be replaced by a single string...

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Cove Point Liquefaction Project Approved »

Cove Point Liquefaction Project Approved

The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has authorized Dominion Cove Point LNG, LP to build the Cove Point Liquefaction Project in Calvert County, Maryland, and related facilities at an existing compressor station and at metering and regulating sites in Virginia. The approval came after more than...

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Port of Antwerp Bolstering US Partnerships »

Port of Antwerp Bolstering US Partnerships

A delegation representing the Port of Antwerp, Belgium, is planning to visit the Port of Houston, Texas, U.S.A., to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and thus further strengthen the trade relations between the two regions. The Port of Antwerp says that there are striking similarities between the...

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Clydeport Fined over Flying Phantom Deaths »

Clydeport Fined over Flying Phantom Deaths

A port operator Clydeport Operations Ltd will have to pay fines totalling £650,000 (circa USD 1.05 million) for health and safety breaches that resulted in three deaths in 2007. In December 2007 the Flying Phantom was one of three tugs assisting the 70,000-tonne cargo ship Red Jasmine as it made its way along...

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Navtor and AWT Pulling Together »

Navtor and AWT Pulling Together

Norway’s e-navigation developer Navtor has signed an agreement with the USA-headquartered maritime weather routing specialist Applied Weather Technology (AWT) that will see the two companies integrating their services to offer route planning and decision making tools. As a result of the deal, AWT’s routing and optimisation...

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Felixstowe First UK Port to Get AEO Status »

Felixstowe First UK Port to Get AEO Status

The Port of Felixstowe has become the first UK port to receive full Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status.The AEO initiative was introduced by the European Commission through the Union Customs Code to help simplify customs procedures and secure international supply chains. Commenting on the accreditation,...

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Lerwick Harbour Smashing Records »

Lerwick Harbour Smashing Records

The arrival of the cruise ship Norwegian Star at Lerwick Harbour on Thursday, September 25, marked the end of the Shetland port’s best season yet, with two records achieved, the Lerwick Harbour Port Authority reports. Passenger numbers reached a new high at 43,056, topping the previous record...

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One More for Dorian »

One More for Dorian

New York Stock Exchange-listed Dorian LPG Ltd., an owner and operator of Very Large Gas Carriers (VLGCs), has taken delivery of the ECO VLGC “Corsair” from Hyundai Heavy Industries. The “Corsair” will initially trade in the spot market and is the second newbuilding to be delivered to...

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