Top Stories Rising Concern over Small Tanker Hijacks

Rising Concern over Small Tanker Hijacks »

The Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC) of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) raised concerns over a worrying trend of small tanker hijacks in its 2014 half yearly report released on Tuesday,...

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EMSA Bankrolled for Marine Pollution Response

EMSA Bankrolled for Marine Pollution Response »

The European Council has adopted a regulation to finance the actions of the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) in the field of response to marine pollution caused by ships and oil and gas installations in...

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Nordbank’s Survey Projects Good Shipping Tides

Nordbank’s Survey Projects Good Shipping Tides »

German lender HSH Nordbank has carried out a survey titled “Shipping companies 2014 – Fit for the future?” which shows that the confidence among shipping companies in the industry continues to grow in 2014, as...

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European Short Sea Bulk Market Still Depressed

European Short Sea Bulk Market Still Depressed »

The summer lull is here to stay, at least judging on demand on the European short sea bulk market, which resumes a downward course as the activity persists on flat/soft level.   Depression of demand,...

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Tanker Beached by Typhoon

Tanker Beached by Typhoon »

Product tanker Sheng Chang, sailing under the Belize flag, ran aground on a beach off the port of Kaohsiung, in the midst of Typhoon Matmo’s rampage along the coast of Taiwan.   National Airborne Service...

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Additional Container Weighing Legislation Adds to the Burden

Additional Container Weighing Legislation Adds to the Burden »

  Additional legislation will not have any significant effect on container safety in transport overseas, the European Shippers’ Council (ESC) said with respect to the issue of the proposed weighing of containers.   The proposition...

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Cruise Liners Scratching Israel off Itineraries

Cruise Liners Scratching Israel off Itineraries »

Following the recent surge of violence in the Gaza Strip, sister companies Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Oceania Cruises have decided to steer clear of Israel, Asia Cruise News reports.   The decision is also based...

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Demand for Ultra-Large Vessels Changes Course

Demand for Ultra-Large Vessels Changes Course »

Demand for newbuild containerships has dwindled during the month of June, as European traffic demand began to increase, heralding a changing course in the industry.   The slowdown in growth of the orderbook, particularly amongst...

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Slowly but Surely Concordia Convoy Pushes Ahead »

Slowly but Surely Concordia Convoy Pushes Ahead

After 22 hours of navigation, Costa Concordia convoy has slowly but surely completed over 50 miles of its four-day journey, with about 140 miles...

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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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Interview: Find and Be Found with Shippingcluster »

Interview: Find and Be Found with Shippingcluster

The shipping industry has been sailing on some rough tides and is still facing challenging times ahead as the industry players gear up for...

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Readers’ Pick of the Week (July 14-18, 2014) »

Readers’ Pick of the Week (July 14-18, 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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UPDATE: Concordia Lifted for Another Meter »

UPDATE: Concordia Lifted for Another Meter

With the lowering of the starboard sponson S12, yesterday evening, the Concordia has emerged for an additional meter reaching an average refloating of 4...

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New Generation of Ships for Stealthgas »

New Generation of Ships for Stealthgas

Stealthgas INC., a ship-owning company primarily serving the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) sector of the international shipping industry, said yesterday that it has acquired...

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N-KOM, GIS Seal USD 110Mln Offshore Deal »

N-KOM, GIS Seal USD 110Mln Offshore Deal

Gulf Drilling International Limited (GDI), a subsidiary of Gulf International Services (GIS),  has awarded two contracts worth USD 110 million to Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N- KOM), a joint venture shipyard between Nakilat and Singapore’s Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M).   The first contract...

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World Ocean Council Welcomes Aboard Arctia Shipping »

World Ocean Council Welcomes Aboard Arctia Shipping

Arctia Shipping, the Finland-based global specialist in icebreaking and Arctic operations, has become a member of the World Ocean Council (WOC).   ” Arctia brings extensive maritime experience and expertise in ice and Arctic operations to the WOC and adds significantly to the number of...

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Update: Wärtsilä Divests Its Shares in QMD JV »

Update: Wärtsilä Divests Its Shares in QMD JV

Wärtsilä has made plans to divest its shares in the Qingdao Qiyao Wärtsilä MHI Linshan Marine Diesel Co. Ltd (QMD), the joint venture company established for manufacturing large low-speed marine diesel engines.   Wärtsilä’s shares in the joint venture will be transferred to the current majority...

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Australian Maritime Unions Standing Their Ground »

Australian Maritime Unions Standing Their Ground

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and the Australian Maritime Officers Union (AMOU) have confirmed they will push ahead with a legal challenge to the Abbott Government’s attempt to allow an influx of foreign workers in the offshore.   The Abbott Government effectively overturned a...

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SAAB Finalizes Kockums Buy »

SAAB Finalizes Kockums Buy

Swedish defence and security company Saab has acquired Thyssen Krupp Marine Systems AB shipyard (TKMS AB formerly Kockums).   “We are now beginning the integration of Kockums with Saab, focusing on reaching full capacity and we are starting work immediately with the orders placed by...

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GE, LR Targeting Customers for Their Gas Turbine Systems »

GE, LR Targeting Customers for Their Gas Turbine Systems

GE Marine and Lloyd’s Register have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to identify potential gas turbine-powered commercial ship projects.   “Through the MOU we will identify target segments and commercial customers for our highly-efficient marine gas turbine systems,” said Brien Bolsinger, Vice President, Marine...

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Container Volumes Up at DP World »

Container Volumes Up at DP World

DP World Limited handled 29.4 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) across its global portfolio of container terminals during the first half of 2014, with gross container volumes growing by 9.3% on a like-for-like basis. On a reported basis gross volumes grew by 10.7% with new...

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Grounded Amakusa Island Bound for Repair »

Grounded Amakusa Island Bound for Repair

Amakusa Island The bulk carrier Amakusa Island, which has been at anchor since it was re-floated following a grounding on Monday, July 14th in Prince Rupert’s outer harbour, headed yesterday to Prince Rupert’s inner harbour for repairs, Prince Rupert Port Authority,  said.   The 228-metre...

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US Coast Guard Reports Multi-Million Drug Bust »

US Coast Guard Reports Multi-Million Drug Bust

The US Coast Guard seized more than 3,500 pounds of marijuana with an estimated wholesale value of USD3.5 million, and detained five suspected smugglers during a drug interdiction in the Caribbean Sea, southwest of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico.   While on patrol July 8, the...

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VIDEO: Costa Concordia under Tow »

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