Term of the Day: Automatic Identification System (AIS)

System Overview from the US Coast Guard

Automatic Identification System or AIS is a system used by ships and Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) principally for ...

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OOCL Compensates Lower TEU Revenue with Volume

OOCL Compensates Lower TEU Revenue with Volume

Hong Kong-headquartered ocean carrier Oriental Overseas Container Lines (OOCL) handled 5,585,516 TEUs in 2014, an ...

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Image of the Day: MSC Oscar All Lubed Up

MSC Oscar;  Image source: LUKOIL

LUKOIL has begun supplies of cylinder oils of a new generation to MSC OSCAR, the world’s largest container ship. ...

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Jiangsu Hantong Lands Bulker Duo Order

Jiangsu Hantong Lands Bulker Duo Order

Jiangsu Hantong Ship Heavy Industry and Mexico-based Vulica Shipping Limited have entered into shipbuilding ...

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VIDEO: USCG Medevacs Woman from Norwegian Gem

VIDEO USCG Medevacs Woman from Norwegian Gem

The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced an ailing woman from the cruise ship Norwegian Gem on Thursday, approximately 220 ...

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16 Ships Detained on Hours of Rest Deficiencies in Paris MoU

16 Ships Detained on Hours of Rest Deficiencies in Paris MoU

Preliminary results from the Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on STCW Hours of Rest, carried out between ...

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MMEA Recovers Hijacked Tanker

MMEA Recovers Hijacked Tanker

The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) recovered the chemical tanker Sun Birdie, reported to be missing ...

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Skuld Advises Strict Compliance to ECA Rules

Skuld Advises Strict Compliance to ECA Rules

It has only been three weeks since the new ultra low sulphur regulations have come in to force in North America and ...

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The 11th annual Arctic Shipping Forum

Highlights from 2014

  • 6 Spotlight analysis sessions
  • Case studies included Laskiridis Shipping’s experiences of the NSR in 2013
  • Economic cost analysis for shipping via Arctic routes versus traditional routes
  • 4 problem-solving clinics
  • 4 champagne roundtable discussions
  • New breakfast briefings included
  • Increased networking time and audience feedback sessions
  • A group visited the new Wärtsilä Propulsion Test Centre

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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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Offshore Specialized and Construction Vessels Summit

We at Konseptos Business Services have conceptualized a two International Summit on “Offshore Specialized & Construction Vessels Summit” supported by “International Marine Contractors Association” scheduled on 11th & 12th February 2015 in Doha, Qatar.

The Program Agenda includes substantial discussions on the marine industry in Qatar such as Understanding the Growing Need of the Region in Terms of Marine Development and Moving Towards Building Specific Vessels for New Projects, Moving Towards a New Age of Specialized Offshore Vessels, Design , Engineering, Implementation and Commissioning of Offshore Construction Vessels, The Advent of State of the Art Shallow and Deepwater Pipe Laying Vessels to mention a few.

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Liberian-Flag Ships Get Retrofit Deal

Liberian-Flag Ships Get Retrofit Deal

The Liberian Registry has entered into a partnership with U.S.-based consultancy EfficientShip Finance (ESF) to ...

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Houston Port Raises Throughput Bar

Houston Port Raises Throughput Bar

The Port of Houston Authority (PHA) handled more than 37 million tons of cargo in 2014, a 5% increase compared to ...

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US Jones Act Stays Intact

US Jones Act Stays Intact

The American Maritime Partnership (AMP) has welcomed the decision of the United States Senate to approve the ...

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Asian Terminals Inc Reaches Seven Digit TEU Throughput

Asian Terminals Inc Reaches Seven Digit TEU Throughput

International cargoes handled by the Philippines’ Batangas Container Terminal (BCT) increased by as much as ...

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Japanese Freighter Catches Fire in South Korea Port

Japanese Freighter Catches Fire in South Korea Port

The 1991-built, 7050 dwt general cargo ship Fortune Ace caught fire yesterday while docked at Pyeongtaek port, ...

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Hanjin Shipping Inching away from Loss

Hanjin Shipping Inching away from Loss

South Korean ocean carrier Hanjin Shipping recorded an annual net loss of KRW 423.3 billion  (USD 386.6m) in 2014, ...

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ClassNK Overshoots 20 Million New Tonnage Mark

ClassNK Overshoots 20 Million New Tonnage Mark

833 new vessels with a combined total of 21,466,272 gt joined ClassNK’s register in 2014, marking the fourth ...

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Stolt-Nielsen Disappointed with 2014

Stolt-Nielsen Disappointed with 2014

London-based provider of bulk-liquid transportation, storage and distribution services Stolt-Nielsen Limited ...

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Paris Mou Detains 2 Cargo Ships

Paris Mou Detains 2 Cargo Ships

Paris MoU detained the 1983-built, 5221 dwt general cargo ship Jana in Constanta, Romania. Seeing that this is the ...

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ILWU Shuts Down Portland Container Terminal

ILWU Shuts Down Portland Container Terminal

Dockworkers at the Port of Portland shut down the Terminal 6, the port’s only container terminal for twelve ...

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Lerwick Harbour Meets Expectations

Lerwick Harbour Meets Expectations

The U.K.’s Lerwick Harbour, a gateway to Shetland communities and industries, has improved its statistics ...

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ISS Palumbo Swoops on Union Transport

ISS Palumbo Swoops on Union Transport

ISS Palumbo UK, part of Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), has acquired Newcastle-based freight forwarding ...

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Finnish Union Boycotts Unifeeder’s Vessels

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European short sea operator Unifeeder said that two of its vessels are being boycotted in Finish ports. The company ...

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Imabari Lands Major 20,000 TEU Boxship Gig

Imabari Lands 20,000 TEU Containership Orders

Japan’s shipbuilder Imabari Shipbuilding, with the cooperation of Marubeni Corporation, has secured a ...

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Contracting Activity Slashed in 2014

Contracting Activity Slashed in 2014

Weaker ordering in the bulk carrier sector contributed to around half of the y-o-y decline in total contracting ...

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CSDC Expects Profit

CSDC Expects Profit

China Shipping Development Company (CSDC) expects to see around CNY 300 million (USD 48m) net profit for the year ...

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Sohar’s Container Throughput Surges

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Container throughput at Oman’s SOHAR Port and Freezone grew 58 percent in 2014 mostly due to the relocation ...

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Seattle Port in Hot Water over Shell Deal

Seattle Port in Hot Water over Shell Deal

A coalition of nine U.S. environmental organizations called on the Port of Seattle to reconsider its recently ...

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