Top Stories Port of Hamburg Responds to Recent Bad Press

Port of Hamburg Responds to Recent Bad Press »

The online market survey implemented by an unnamed German trade paper for transport and logistics reported that 84 percent of respondents stated that they were already routing imports and exports in container traffic via other ports...

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Hundreds Stranded off Nahant, Massachusetts

Hundreds Stranded off Nahant, Massachusetts »

Coast Guard crews are assisting a disabled passenger vessel approximately 13 miles east of Nahant, Massachusetts.   Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Boston received notification at approximately 4:30 p.m., that the 83-foot passenger vessel Cetacea...

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First Ever CNG Carrier to Be Classed by ABS

First Ever CNG Carrier to Be Classed by ABS »

ABS, a provider of global marine classification services, has been chosen to class the world’s first compressed natural gas (CNG) carrier ordered by Pelayaran Bahtera Adhiguna, a subsidiary of Indonesia’s state-owned power company Perusahaan Listrik...

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USNS Richard E. Byrd Saves Nine in Gulf of Oman

USNS Richard E. Byrd Saves Nine in Gulf of Oman »

USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4), a Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship, rescued nine crew members from a Yemeni-flagged cargo vessel that had lost power, was taking on water and was adrift in the...

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Costa Concordia Changes Hands

Costa Concordia Changes Hands »

The notarial deed establishing the transfer of ownership of the Concordia from Costa Crociere to the Saipem/San Giorgio del Porto consortium was signed on Sunday, July 27, at 3.40 pm.   The deed rules that the...

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Hamburg Süd Takes Over CCNI’s Liner Operations

Hamburg Süd Takes Over CCNI’s Liner Operations »

Hamburg Südamerikanische Dampfschifffahrts-Gesellschaft KG (HSDG) with headquarters in Hamburg, Germany, and Compañía Chilena de Navegación Interoceánica S.A. (CCNI) with headquarters in Valparaiso, Chile have signed a preliminary agreement by which HSDG will acquire the container liner...

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Atlantic Panamax Freight Rates on the Rise

Atlantic Panamax Freight Rates on the Rise »

An improved sentiment prevails in trans-Atlantic Panamax freight rates as demand tightens for tonnage capacity.   Several routes saw freight rise, according to Platts’ data, those being Virginia-Rotterdam coal route (improved to $9.25/mt on Friday,...

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USCG Medevacs Passenger from Carnival Fantasy

USCG Medevacs Passenger from Carnival Fantasy »

A crew aboard a United States Coast Guard rescue helicopter medically evacuated a passenger Thursday night from the cruise ship Carnival Fantasy, approximately 40 miles east of Charleston.   Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector...

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Interview: Sohar’s Expansion Goes Full Steam Ahead »

Interview: Sohar’s Expansion Goes Full Steam Ahead

SOHAR Port and Freezone, a deep-sea port and the adjacent free zone, located in Sohar, Oman, is undergoing a major expansion and has set...

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Readers’ Picks of the Week (July 21- 25, 2014) »

Readers’ Picks of the Week (July 21- 25, 2014)

VIDEO: Float-On and Transport of Costa Concordia Onboard Dockwise Vanguard Following the successful parbuckling of Costa Concordia, and in anticipation of the pending refloat,...

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Costa Concordia Safely Reaches Genoa »

Costa Concordia Safely Reaches Genoa

After little more than four days of navigation Costa Concordia has entered the Port of Genoa.   In the final stages of the journey the...

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Capital Product Orders Big »

Capital Product Orders Big

Capital Product Partners L.P. has entered into a Master Vessel Acquisition Agreement with its sponsor Capital Maritime for three newbuild Daewoo 9,160 TEU eco-flex containerships...

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Update: Slowly but Surely Concordia Convoy Pushes Ahead »

Update: Slowly but Surely Concordia Convoy Pushes Ahead

After approximately 30 hours of navigation, the Concordia has travelled for 63 nautical miles at an average speed of 2 knots. At the moment,...

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Ten Jack-Ups for East Sunrise »

Ten Jack-Ups for East Sunrise

Hong Kong-based East Sunrise Group revealed that it has ordered ten jack-up platforms from China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC).   The newbuilds, worth around...

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Update 1: And the Tow Begins »

Update 1:  And the Tow Begins

The departure of Costa Concordia has begun and the wreck is being towed to Genoa at two knots. The four day journey began at...

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Ordering Frenzy at COSCO Shipyards »

Ordering Frenzy at COSCO Shipyards

Singapore based COSCO Corporation Limited  has through its subsidiaries secured contracts valued at approximately USD 300 million to build one accommodation barge and seven bulk...

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Ocean Yield Orders Ethylene Carrier Trio »

Ocean Yield Orders Ethylene Carrier Trio

Ocean Yield ASA, the Oslo-based shipowner, has placed orders for three LEGCs (Liquefied Ethylene Gas Carriers) of 36,000 cbm capacity, to be built at...

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Video: Costa Concordia’s Final Voyage Set for Wednesday »

Video: Costa Concordia’s Final Voyage Set for Wednesday

The long-awaited removal of the Costa Concordia wreck from Giglio Island will have to wait for yet another day as the final date has...

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RS Turns to Baku Shipyard for Newbuilds »

RS Turns to Baku Shipyard for Newbuilds

Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) has signed a contract with Baku Shipyard LLC for the construction of three 38М high speed crew boats (designer – SHIPTECH, Singapore) for Azerbaijan State Caspian Sea Shipping Company. Construction is set to begin in August 2014 and the...

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“Nuisance Flooding” on Increase in US »

“Nuisance Flooding” on Increase in US

Eight of the top 10 U.S. cities that have seen an increase in so-called “nuisance flooding”–which causes such public inconveniences as frequent road closures, overwhelmed storm drains and compromised infrastructure–are on the East Coast, according to a new NOAA technical report.   This nuisance flooding,...

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Evergreen Improves Ireland and UK Services »

Evergreen Improves Ireland and UK Services

Taiwanese-based Evergreen Line has revealed enhancements to its services to/from Dublin (Ireland) and Liverpool (Northwest England). From its hub in Rotterdam the line will offer a twice-weekly service to Dublin and dedicated slots on a weekly basis to Liverpool.   The move is designed to more effectively integrate...

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Gail and Sumitomo Jointly Tackling LNG Market »

Gail and Sumitomo Jointly Tackling LNG Market

GAIL (India) Limited has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Sumitomo Corporation, Japan (Sumitomo). Under the MOU, GAIL and Sumitomo will pursue business opportunities in natural gas and LNG value chain business globally, specifically covering cooperation in petrochemicals, natural gas procurement, pipelines and LNG.  ...

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Georgia Ports Authority Sets New Highs »

Georgia Ports Authority Sets New Highs

  The Georgia Ports Authority moved more than 29 million tons of cargo, 3 million twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) and more than 700,000 auto and machinery units in Fiscal Year 2014.   “The board and staff of the Georgia Ports Authority are to be...

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Freeport-McMoRan Stays in Indonesia »

Freeport-McMoRan Stays in Indonesia

Freeport-McMoRan Inc. has disclosed that its Indonesian subsidiary PT Freeport Indonesia (PT-FI) received approval from the Government of Indonesia to resume exports of copper concentrates. PT-FI will resume full operations immediately and concentrate exports are expected to commence in August 2014.   PT-FI has entered into...

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Bathymetric Mapping in Atlantic Completed »

Bathymetric Mapping in Atlantic Completed

In the latter half of 2013 the British Royal Research Ship, RRS James Cook, set sail for the Atlantic to conduct the field work component of a European Research Council funded project, Reconstructing abrupt changes in chemistry and circulation of the equatorial Atlantic Ocean: Implications...

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Höegh’s FSRU Lampung Operational »

Höegh’s FSRU Lampung Operational

The PGN FSRU Lampung project offshore Indonesia reached an important milestone when the unit, along with its associated mooring and pipeline to shore was deemed mechanically complete and commenced commercial operation for its client Perusahaan Gas Negara (PGN), on July 21, 2014.   The PGN FSRU Lampung further...

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Update: Braemar Completes Merger with ACM »

Update: Braemar Completes Merger with ACM

Braemar Shipping Services Plc. has finalised the merger with ACM Shipping Group Plc. (ACM). ACM will merge with Braemar Seascope, the shipbroking division of Braemar Shipping Services, to form a new combined shipbroking business, which will trade as Braemar ACM Shipbroking.   Braemar ACM Shipbroking brings...

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