Top Stories Is Tilbury Tragedy Sign of New Human Trafficking Trend?

Is Tilbury Tragedy Sign of New Human Trafficking Trend? »

The discovery of 35 Afghani Sikhs in a shipping container in the UK port of Tilbury in the early morning hours of Saturday, August 16, has sent shockwaves through the British media, as the realisation...

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APM Terminals Records Profit Bump

APM Terminals Records Profit Bump »

APM Terminals delivered an increased profit of USD 223m (USD 179m 2Q 2013) and a return on invested capital of 14.2% (12.8%) in the first six months of 2014. Terminals becoming fully operational, as well as...

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Zim Lines Ship Blocked by Pro-Gaza Protest Unloads

Zim Lines Ship Blocked by Pro-Gaza Protest Unloads »

After four days of delay due to a pro-Gaza protest at the Port of Oakland on Saturday, August 16, 2014, Piraeus, a container ship operated by Israel’s shipping giant Zim Integrated Shipping Lines has been...

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Arrest of STX Mumbai Wrongful, Singapore Court Says

Arrest of STX Mumbai Wrongful, Singapore Court Says »

The High Court of Singapore has upheld a first instance decision striking out the action by Transocean Oil Pte Ltd against the Pan Ocean’s boxship “STX Mumbai” and also set aside the arrest of the...

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SCF’s Tanker First to Transit Northern Sea Route in 2014

SCF’s Tanker First to Transit Northern Sea Route in 2014 »

Sovcomflot Group’s (SCF) Anichkov Bridge is the first large capacity tanker to transit the Northern Sea Route this year. The 47,000 – dwt MR vessel  completed her voyage along the route on August 18, 2014,...

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COSCO Reports Strong Profit Growth

COSCO Reports Strong Profit Growth »

COSCO International Holdings Limited has disclosed the unaudited consolidated results of the company and its subsidiaries (COSCO) for the six months ended June 30, 2014. COSCO’s gross profit increased by 29% YOY, while the overall...

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Nanaimo Berths First Container Ship

Nanaimo Berths First Container Ship »

The arrival of the M/V Westwood Pacific at the Nanaimo Port Authority’s Duke Point terminal on August 19 marks the first container ship to berth at the Port’s facilities, providing the Canadian port with a direct link...

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Batangas Incentivized to Unclog Manila

Batangas Incentivized to Unclog Manila »

The Philippines President has approved the reduction of port charges and other vessel-handling related fees at the Port of Batangas and that paid by port operator International Container Terminals Services, Inc. (ICTSI), the Philippine Ports...

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Navibulgar Goes Green »

Navibulgar Goes Green

Bulgarian shipowner Navibulgar is going to rejuvenate its fleet with four eco-friendly size bulk carriers built to the Bluetech 42 design developed by Foreship...

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Interview: Liverpool2 Going Full Steam Ahead »

Interview: Liverpool2 Going Full Steam Ahead

The United Kingdom-based Peel Group launched an unprecedented Ocean Gateway Project in 2008, announcing more than 50 projects over 50 years with £50 billion...

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Star Bulk on Vessel Shopping Spree »

Star Bulk on Vessel Shopping Spree

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. announced today that it has entered into definitive agreements with Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd.  to acquire 34 operating vessels for...

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Honghua Offshore Ropes In Massive Contracts »

Honghua Offshore Ropes In Massive Contracts

Hong Kong-listed Honghua Group has disclosed that its wholly owned subsidiary Honghua Offshore Oil & Gas Equipment  (Honghua Offshore) entered into an agreement with South...

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Nordana Returns to Taizhou Sanfu for More »

Nordana Returns to Taizhou Sanfu for More

Danish owner Nordana has ordered eight multi-purpose (MPP) heavy lift vessels from Taizhou Sanfu Ship Engineering. Designed by Shanghai Merchant Ship Design and Research Institute...

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Readers’ Picks of the Week (Aug 11 – 15, 2014) »

Readers’ Picks of the Week (Aug 11 – 15, 2014)

Lilly Johanne Capsizes in Turkey Lilly Johanne, a live fish carrier, capsized in Celiktrans shipyard in Tuzla, Turkey, on August 7, iLaks reports …Read...

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ABC Maritime Orders Four from Chinese Yard »

ABC Maritime Orders Four from Chinese Yard

Switzerland-based  owner ABC Maritime has ordered construction of four 4,900dwt asphalt carriers. The carriers will be built by Chinese yard AVIC Dingheng Shipbuilding. The...

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Chinese Ship in Quarantine over Ebola Fears »

Chinese Ship in Quarantine over Ebola Fears

A Chinese-flagged ship  heading  from Sierra Leone to Cape Verde was put in quarantine in Sao Vicente yesterday so as to make sure the...

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Fourth Set of Locks on Panama Canal Imminent? »

Fourth Set of Locks on Panama Canal Imminent?

As the long-awaited $5.3 billion expansion of the Panama Canal nears completion, industry players fear that fundamental changes will not be made as the...

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Cosco Notches Bulker Duo Order »

Cosco Notches Bulker Duo Order

Cosco (Zhoushan) Shipyard Co., Ltd has secured a contract valued over USD 56 million from an Asian buyer to build two 64,000DWT bulk carriers, Cosco Corporation...

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Scotland Gets Offshore Wind Super-Hub »

Scotland Gets Offshore Wind Super-Hub

A renewables jobs boom for the Highlands moved a step closer as the Port of Ardersier secured the full backing of the Scottish Government for plans to turn the former oil fabrication yard on the Moray Firth into a manufacturing ‘super-hub’ for offshore wind. In...

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Panama Canal Authority Briefs Maersk on Expansion »

Panama Canal Authority Briefs Maersk on Expansion

A plan is underway to make sure the new locks at the Panama Canal will be open for transits in the beginning of 2016, according to the Canal Administrator Jorge L. Quijano. Quijano hosted Maersk Line delegation led by Søren Skou, CEO of Maersk Liner...

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Amadeo 1 Capsizes off Southern Chile »

Amadeo 1 Capsizes off Southern Chile

Ro-ro ferry Amadeo 1 ran aground in Kirke Canal, some 100 nautical miles north west of Punta Arenas, southern Chile, on Monday, Aug 18, after hitting a rock. The vessel suffered a breach starboard, causing it to take on water, and finally, capsize on coastal...

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Future of Canadian Ports on ACPA’s Agenda »

Future of Canadian Ports on ACPA’s Agenda

Canada’s Port Authorities have gathered in Belledune, NB, for the Association of Canadian Port Authorities’ (ACPA) annual conference to plot Canada’s economic course through these changing maritime trade winds. The agenda includes intense discussions about the economic importance of ports and their position at the centre...

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Hartmann Reederei Ushers In New Vesel Type »

Hartmann Reederei Ushers In New Vesel Type

A unique, new type of vessel has been developed, the Ethylene Carrier ECO STAR 36K with “Svelte“-bow design. The design has been developed by Hartmann Reederei of Leer In co-operation with engineering consultants HB Hunte Engineering. As described by Hartmann, the new vessel type differs...

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US Navy Eyes Lockheed Martin’s Exoskeletons »

US Navy Eyes Lockheed Martin’s Exoskeletons

US defence contractor Lockheed Martin has received a contract through the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) for the U.S. Navy to evaluate and test two FORTIS exoskeletons. This marks the first procurement of Lockheed Martin’s exoskeletons for industrial use. Terms of the contract were...

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USCG Issues New Interim OSV Rule »

USCG Issues New Interim OSV Rule

The U.S. Coast Guard on Tuesday issued an interim rule regarding regulations to mitigate the risk created by the removal of the statutory size limit previously placed on offshore supply vessels. The regulations were effective immediately upon publication in the Federal Register. The Coast Guard...

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McDermott to Work on Andarko Spar’s Decommissioning »

McDermott to Work on Andarko Spar’s Decommissioning

McDermott International said that one of its subsidiaries has entered into an agreement with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation to provide construction and decommissioning support services on the Red Hawk project. McDermott will supply its Derrick Barge 50 (DB50), for decommissioning support of the Red Hawk spar...

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USCG Rescues 164 Migrants in One Week »

USCG Rescues 164 Migrants in One Week

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued 64 Cuban migrants and 100 Haitian migrants during a busy week of illegal maritime migration attempts from Cuba and Haiti into the United States. The 64 Cuban migrants were repatriated last week following three separate interdictions at sea in the...

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Image of the Day: Last Piece of Giant Aircraft Carrier Awaits Shipment »

Image of the Day: Last Piece of Giant Aircraft Carrier Awaits ShipmentThe half-light of the pre-dawn in Portsmouth and the painstaking operation to move a giant segment of HMS Prince of Wales on to a waiting...

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VIDEO: Mary Maersk Hits World Record »

VIDEO: Mary Maersk Hits World RecordMaersk Line’s Triple-E vessel has set a world record by carrying 17,603 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) between Europe and Asia. The record was set on...

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VIDEO: USCG Cutter James Christened with Champagne Splash »

VIDEO: USCG Cutter James Christened with Champagne SplashThe U.S. Coast Guard’s fifth cutter James (WMSL 754) was officially christened by Charlene James Benoit on Saturday, August 16, 2014, at Ingalls Shipbuilding in...

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