Readers’ Picks of the Week (15th – 19th Dec)

Readers’ Picks

MSC Rachele Runs Aground MSC’s containership Rachele has run aground on a sandbank in Western Scheldt ...

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APM Terminals Moin Project Gets Final Clearance

APM Terminals Moin Project Gets Final Clearance

The Secretaría Técnica Nacional Ambiental (SETENA), the official environmental agency of the government of Costa ...

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Image of the Day: RFA Fort Victoria Emerges from Makeover

Queen of the Seas

Looking resplendent riding high in No.5 Dock at Cammell Laird’s yard in Birkenhead, RFA Fort Victoria belies her 24 ...

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OW Bunker Manager Arrested in Denmark

OW Bunker Manager Arrested in Denmark

Former global manager of the bankrupt marine fuel supplier OW Bunker Lars Bohn has been arrested in Denmark. Danish ...

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Norden Seals Financing for Its USD 1Bln Fleet Renewal

Norden Seals Financing for Its USD 1Bln Fleet Renewal

Danish shipping company Norden said that it has secured three new credit facilities, worth a total of USD 187 ...

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World’s Biggest Containership Drops Anchor in Singapore

World's Biggest Containership Drops Anchor in Singapore

The world’s biggest containership CSCL Globe paid a maiden call at Pasir Panjang port, Singapore, the Strait ...

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Carnival Back for Two More at Fincantieri

Carnival Back for Two More at Fincantieri

Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri bags order to build two more for Carnival Cruise Line and Holland America Line.

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Indian Shipbreaking Workers in Dire Conditions

Alang Shipbreaking Workers

The working and living conditions at the shipbreaking yards of Alang, India, remain alarmingly poor, argues a new ...

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LNG Shipping conference

What can you expect from the LNG Shipping conference?
Essential global industry analysis on the key issues impacting global LNG transportation including:

– Outlook on the future of LNG supply from the U.S., Russia, Africa and Australia

– Assess the latest technical innovations in engine and containment systems to improve LNG carrier efficiency

– Examine growth areas in small scale LNG and the impact this has on the LNG carrier market

– Explore the developing options for fleet finance and assess the world of MLPs

– Receive an update from the Panama Canal Authority on how the expansion will impact LNG carriers

If you want to stay abreast of global changes in the industry and develop strategies to capitalise on new opportunities for the LNG fleet, don’t miss this year’s LNG Shipping Conference.

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Design & Operation of Offshore Wind Farm Support Vessels

The two day conference aims to cover all aspects of design, navigation, communication & controls, classification & statutory requirements, sea keeping & manoeuvring, crew safety & comfort ­ fatigue, health & safety, environment, operation, powering & propulsion, construction, machinery & equipment.

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EUROMARITIME 2015

 

A decidedly European show for all those involved in the marine economy.
Organised by le marin, part of the Ouest-France group and GICAN, with the support of the European Network of Maritime Cluster, Euromaritime is the only business show dedicated to European marine business.

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It reflects the ambitions of Europe’s integrated maritime policy:

– Bring together businesses and organisations from all the sectors of the marine trade,

– Present skills and know-how,

– Dialogue,

– Build bridges to provide stronger growth and a more competitive economy.

250 exhibitors and around 8000 visitors are expected for this 2nd edition taking place in Paris, Porte de Versailles, covering an area of 8,500 square metres.

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4th Annual Global Liner Shipping Middle East Conference

Global Liner Shipping Middle East 2015 conference agenda

  • Triple keynote session: regional growth and opportunity presentations from UASC, DP World and Maersk
  • Head-to-head port panel: customers quiz leading ports and terminals to tackle the question of induced demand or excess capacity
  • Afternoon container task force: an interactive afternoon designed for delegates to share solutions for terminal productivity, supply chain security and green shipping initiatives
  • GCC rail network updates: examine project time lines and the predicted impact of enhanced regional infrastructure
  • Containerisation International’s data hub: essential trade statistics and industry analysis
  • Commodity corner: review trends in imports and exports and examine the specialist requirements of petrochemical, aluminium and perishable goods shippers
  • Town hall style open forum: an opportunity to help shape the agenda and share your conference objectives

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VIDEO: Panama Canal Gate Installation

Gate Installation Kicks Off at Panama Canal

The video above gives you a glimpse of the installation of the gates for the new locks of the Panama Canal that ...

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BIMCO: Faster Steaming Not an Option

Faster Steaming for Dry Sector Not an Option

Despite fall in bunker fuel costs that have been almost halved in the past six months dropping from USD 600 to USD ...

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DP World Affected by Industrial Action at Fremantle

Industrial Action Disrupts DP World's Operation at Fremantle

The industrial action being undertaken by the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) at the Fremantle port has severely ...

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171 Passengers Saved from Sinking Malaysian Ferry

Illustration

A total of 171 passengers have been saved from a sinking high-speed Malaysian ferry in Malacca Strait. Ferry ...

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BMT Sets Out Hong Kong Development Plan

BMT Sets Out Hong Kong Development Plan

Following an in-depth review of the containerised cargo market in Hong Kong, BMT developed a plan to enhance the ...

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Boost for Jakarta’s Terminal Capacity

Jakarta International Container Terminal

Mitsui, NYK Line, IPC, PSA teamed up on construction and operation of a new container terminal at Tanjung ...

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Nidera Invests in Port of Constanta Terminal

Port of Constanta

Dutch agribusiness and trading company Nidera has taken full ownership of the USA/USC Terminal in the port of ...

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Chief Engineer Found Guilty of Using ”Magic Hose”

Chief Engineer Found Guilty of Using ''Magic Hose''

The chief engineer from the 2000-built, 75,600 dwt bulk carrier M/V Trident Navigator was convicted by a federal ...

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Greek Owners and Operators Favor Liberian Flag

Greek Owners and Operators Favor Liberian Flag

LIiberia has become the flag of choice for Greek ship owners and operators, according to Liberian Registry. Figures ...

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Navios Puts Tanker Duo to Work

Navios Puts Tanker Duo to Work

Greek owner and operator of tanker ships Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation has chartered out the 2014-built, ...

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Wärtsilä Gets Green Light for Its First LNG Terminal

Wärtsilä Gets Green Light for Its First LNG Terminal

Manga LNG Oy has given Wärtsilä full notice to proceed (NTP) with the supply of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) ...

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GD NASSCO Cuts Steel for 2nd APT’s Tanker

An Artist Rendering (NASSCO)

General Dynamics NASSCO has started construction of a second “ECO” tanker to be built for American ...

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Tacoma Port Volumes Dip, Long Beach Marks Slight Growth

Tacoma Port Volumes Plunge, Long Beach Marks Slight Growth

Productivity issues plaguing U.S. West Coast ports since October 31 prompted the Port of Tacoma’s container volumes ...

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Stable Outlook for The Swedish Club

Lars Rhodin, Managing Director of the Swedish Club

A.M. Best Ratings Services Ltd has awarded a financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) and an issuer credit ...

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REACTION: Damascus Court Decision Irrevocable

Damascus Court Decision Irrevocable

In a reaction to the ruling from Beirut court on suspension of asset freeze of CMA CGM Chief’s company in ...

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Teekay Tankers Lands Five Aframaxes

Teekay Tankers Lands Five Aframaxes

Teekay Tankers Ltd. has agreed to acquire four coated Aframax tankers and one uncoated Aframax tanker for an ...

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Spanish Docker Dies on Board Bulk Carrier

Spanish Docker Dies on Board Bulk Carrier

A dock worker died on Wednesday morning inside the hold of the Panama-flagged bulk carrier Hanjin Sines while ...

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Scorpio Tankers Rejuvenates Fleet

Scorpio Tankers Rejuvenates Fleet

Monaco-based tanker owner and operator Scorpio Tankers has recently taken delivery of six newbuilding vessels. The ...

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