Top Stories Crewman Seriously Injured in Stabbing Incident off Ireland

Crewman Seriously Injured in Stabbing Incident off Ireland »

A Ukrainian crew member of Liberia-flagged Afric Star was seriously injured by another crew member, also a Ukrainian, in a stabbing incident on September 18th off Irish coast, while the ship was en route from Saint Petersburg...

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Russia Eyes Construction of Cruise Terminal in Pionersky

Russia Eyes Construction of Cruise Terminal in Pionersky »

Within the framework of the international economic forum Sochi-2014, Russia’s FSUE Rosmorport and cruise company MSC Cruises  signed an Agreement of Intent in Sochi on September 19, 2014 to build an international sea terminal for servicing...

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Fednav’s MV Ninavik Transiting Northwest Passage Unescorted

Fednav’s MV Ninavik Transiting Northwest Passage Unescorted »

Canadian-owned Fednav announced on Friday that its vessel, the MV Nunavik sailed from Deception Bay en route to China via Canada’s Northwest Passage, with a full cargo of nickel concentrate. According to Fednav, the Nunavik...

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Meyer Werft Starts Construction of Norwegian Escape

Meyer Werft Starts Construction of Norwegian Escape »

Norwegian Cruise Line executives and officials from Meyer Werft took part in the keel-laying ceremony of Norwegian Escape on Friday, September 19, 2014. During the ceremony, block number 35/41, one of 86 blocks that will comprise...

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Malta Denies Entry to Ship amid Ebola Fears

Malta Denies Entry to Ship amid Ebola Fears »

Bulk carrier MV/Western Copenhagen has been denied entry into Maltese territorial waters amid suspicion that one of the crew has been infected by the Ebola virus. The Hong Kong-flagged ship was en route from Guinea to Ukraine....

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Battling for Supremacy in Shipping World

Battling for Supremacy in Shipping World »

As the shipping industry progresses toward bigger and ever more complex ships we are seeing shipbuilding giants battling for supremacy in building a better, bigger and more advanced vessel. The slightest upgrades in size or...

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Irano Hind Value Estimates USD 37 Million Apart

Irano Hind Value Estimates USD 37 Million Apart »

Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) and Iran Shipping Lines are finding it hard to wrap up their 39-year-old joint venture Irano Hind Shipping Lines due to the differences in the valuation of the company.  SCI estimates its 49% stake...

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UK Chamber of Shipping CEO: Time to Heal Divisions

UK Chamber of Shipping CEO: Time to Heal Divisions »

Now that the campaign on the Scottish independence is over, and the result of the referendum is in, the divisions must be healed across industries, businesses and communities alike,  Guy Platten, CEO of the UK...

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Readers’ Picks of the Week (Sep 15-19, 2014)

Battling for Supremacy in Shipping World As the shipping industry progresses toward bigger and ever more complex ships we are seeing shipbuilding giants battling...

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Maersk CEO Meeting with Chinese Authorities on 2M »

Maersk CEO Meeting with Chinese Authorities on 2M

Chief Executive of Danish container shipping company Maersk Line, Soren Skou, is in China paying visits to local authorities so as to clear the air...

Sep 19 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Maersk, MSC Call US Regulator to Approve 2M »

Maersk, MSC Call US Regulator to Approve 2M

Senior executives representing shipping giants Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and Maersk Line are in Washington to clear any doubts the US Federal Maritime Commission...

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How Will Scottish Independence Impact Maritime Industry? »

How Will Scottish Independence Impact Maritime Industry?

The long-awaited vote on the Scottish independence taking place today has seen international maritime players raise concern on the possible effects of the vote...

Sep 18 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Cosco Books Five Mega Container Ships »

Cosco Books Five Mega Container Ships

China Cosco Holdings Co (CCHC) has placed an order for the construction of five giant 14,500 TEU container ships , thus increasing the newbuilding...

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China JV Invests into Sri Lankan Hambantota Port »

China JV Invests into Sri Lankan Hambantota Port

Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) has agreed on key terms of Supply, Operate and Transfer agreement (SOT) with China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd., and China Merchants...

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Maersk Raises USD 1.25 Bln in Bond Offering »

Maersk Raises USD 1.25 Bln in Bond Offering

Danish shipping giant Maersk has raised USD 1.25 billion in two bond offerings. The net proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes, as...

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Drowning of 500 Migrants in the Med Deliberate, Survivors Say »

Drowning of 500 Migrants in the Med Deliberate, Survivors Say

Over 500 migrants are believed to have been deliberately drowned by human traffickers this weekend in the Mediterranean Sea while trying to reach European shores. Investigators...

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Scorpio Rejuvenates Tanker Fleet »

Scorpio Rejuvenates Tanker Fleet

Scorpio Tankers Inc., a global provider of marine transportation for petroleum products,  announced today that it has added seven newbuilding vessels to its fleet,...

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Greathorse Chemical Secures Major Cash Injection »

Greathorse Chemical Secures Major Cash Injection

Standard Chartered Private Equity (SCPE) and Tiger Group Investments are going to invest USD 95 million in Shanghai-based Greathorse Chemical, an owner and operator...

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Video: Abu Dhabi Unveils Cruise Terminal Design »

Video: Abu Dhabi Unveils Cruise Terminal Design

The concept design of Abu Dhabi’s planned permanent cruise passenger terminal was unveiled at Seatrade Med 2014, which took place from 16-18 September in Barcelona, Spain. The model was showcased by Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) following an international design competition and extensive industry stakeholder input. ADPC was at Seatrade...

Sep 22 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Iran Open to Baku-Anzali Line Revival »

Iran Open to Baku-Anzali Line Revival

Iran is ready to re-establish the Baku-Anzali shipping line to improve its ties with Azerbaijan.  Reza Mansour, head of the Anzali Trade-Industrial Free Zone Organization said re-launching the shipping line could strengthen the ties between the two countries, tourism especially, Fars News Agency reports. Azerbaijan’s investors...

Sep 22 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

USCG Investigating Fuel Spill in San Francisco Bay »

USCG Investigating Fuel Spill in San Francisco Bay

The United States Coast Guard and California Department of Fish and Wildlife personnel are investigating a fuel spill that occurred near Pier 45 at Fishman’s Wharf in the San Francisco Bay Saturday. At approximately 10:56 a.m., Saturday,  Coast Guard Sector San Francisco personnel received a report that...

Sep 22 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Russia Seeking Alternatives to Boost Oil and Gas Production »

Russia Seeking Alternatives to Boost Oil and Gas Production

New technologies, growing Asian markets, and Western sanctions have the potential to shift the regional balance of Russian oil and natural gas production in the long term, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). “Russia was the world’s largest producer of crude oil in...

Sep 22 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Europe’s Mega Ports Focussing on LNG »

Europe’s Mega Ports Focussing on LNG

The Antwerp Port Authority has launched a brief survey for potential LNG users in order to inform the future constructor about the facilities that the station must offer. The Port Authority hopes to get input on questions such as which types of customer the facility must serve,...

Sep 22 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Tilbury Welcomes Back Finnlines »

Tilbury Welcomes Back Finnlines

London’s Port of Tilbury has secured a new Ro-Ro service with Finnlines, one of the leading shipping operators of ro-ro and passenger services in the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, the port said. The new service, which began operating in August, will be a...

Sep 22 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Integr8 Takes Over Oils Overseas »

Integr8 Takes Over Oils Overseas

Oils Overseas S.A. concluded an agreement with Integr8 Fuels Inc. on July 8, 2014, by which Oils Overseas will gradually transfer all of its bunkering activities to Integr8 Fuels and will cease its bunker trading operations over the coming months, Navig8 Group said in a release....

Sep 22 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Container Safety on IMO’s Agenda »

Container Safety on IMO’s Agenda

Over one hundred issues,  including container safety, were considered in the course of plenary sessions and working group meetings at the first session of the IMO Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC) held at the Headquarters of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) between September...

Sep 22 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

MUA Urges for Protection of Australian Jobs in Coastal Shipping »

MUA Urges for Protection of Australian Jobs in Coastal Shipping

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has urged the Abbott Government to protect Australian jobs, the maritime skills base and the environment when considering changes to laws covering coastal shipping. The call comes as the Australian Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss voices the need to boost the country’s coastal...

Sep 19 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

 

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