Top Stories Update 3: Families’ Worst Fears True – at Least 28 Dead

Update 3: Families’ Worst Fears True – at Least 28 Dead »

The worst fears come true as the death toll from the capsized South Korean passenger ferry rises to 28 with more than 270 people still unaccounted for. Today the ferry Sewol disappeared completely from sight...

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EU Parliament Adopts Maritime Spatial Planning Directive

EU Parliament Adopts Maritime Spatial Planning Directive »

The European Parliament endorsed on April 17th a Directive for Maritime Spatial Planning which should help the EU Member States develop plans to better coordinate the various activities that take place at sea, ensuring they...

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MIT: New Design for Nuclear Plants Built on Floating Platforms

MIT: New Design for Nuclear Plants Built on Floating Platforms »

Jacopo Buongiorno and others at MIT’s Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering are working on a new floating nuclear power plant concept that could provide enhanced safety, easier siting, and centralized construction. When an earthquake...

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UPDATE: Recovered Oil Slick Sample Not Related to MH370

UPDATE: Recovered Oil Slick Sample Not Related to MH370 »

Preliminary analysis of the oil slick sample collected by the Australian Defence Vessel (ADV) Ocean Shield on Sunday has confirmed that it is not aircraft engine oil or hydraulic fluid, Australian Joint Agency Coordination Centre...

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Dynagas in Charter Deal with Gazprom

Dynagas in Charter Deal with Gazprom »

Dynagas LNG Partners LP, an owner and operator of LNG carriers, has entered into a new 13-year time-charter contract with Gazprom Marketing & Trading Singapore for the Clean Force, a fully winterized, 149,700 cbm Ice...

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Expansion of UK’s Largest Container Port Begins

Expansion of UK’s Largest Container Port Begins »

Work has started at the Port of Felixstowe on the latest expansion of the UK’s largest container port. VSBW Joint Venture, a consortium of VolkerStevin and Boskalis Westminster, has been appointed as the lead contractor...

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Slight Dip in Port of Rotterdam’s Throughput in Q1 2014

Slight Dip in Port of Rotterdam’s Throughput in Q1 2014 »

The Port of Rotterdam’s throughput in the first quarter of 2014, at 109 million tonnes, was 0.2% below the level for the corresponding period last year. Split up by goods type, less crude oil (‑2%),...

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SCPA Reports Increase in Pier Container Volumes

SCPA Reports Increase in Pier Container Volumes »

South Carolina Ports reported March pier container volumes were the highest since August 2008. Last month the Port handled 85,616 boxes, totaling 692,338 pier containers fiscal year to date. “March is traditionally a seasonally strong...

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Tsuneishi to Build Four Feederships for SIPG »

Tsuneishi to Build Four Feederships for SIPG

Tsuneishi Group has received orders for four 1,020 TEU container carriers from the Hong Kong-based subsidiary of Shanghai International Port (Group) Co., Ltd. (SIPG)....

Apr 18 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Saipem Nets Two FPSO Contracts Worth Over $4 Bln »

Saipem Nets Two FPSO Contracts Worth Over $4 Bln

Saipem has been awarded two contracts in Angola by Total, for a combined total of more than $4 billion. The main contract is worth...

Apr 16 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

NYK Introduces Eight New Boxships »

NYK Introduces Eight New Boxships

NYK has reached time charter agreements for eight new containerships, to be built at the Kure shipyard of Japan Marine United Co. Ltd., each capable...

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Top News of the Week April 7 – April 12, 2014 »

Top News of the Week April 7 – April 12, 2014

Video: Damen’s Shipment Reaches Rotterdam Last Friday, a shipment that left China seven weeks ago carrying 13 new Damen Stan Pontoons and 10 other...

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Celsius Shipping on the Rise »

Celsius Shipping on the Rise

Monaco-based Celsius Shipping has increased its current orderbook for 24,600 dwt stainless steel chemical tankers to ten firm vessels. Celsius and Nantong Mingde Heavy Industry...

Apr 11 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

GasLog Buys Six LNG Carriers »

GasLog Buys Six LNG Carriers

GasLog Ltd. (GasLog) has completed the acquisition of three ships from Methane Services Ltd. (MSL), an affiliate of BG Group, and agreed to acquire...

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ZEABORN on Order Spree »

ZEABORN on Order Spree

A new German shipping company ZEABORN GmbH & Co. KG (ZEABORN) confirmed an order for ten multi-purpose vessels (MMPs) at Taizhou Sanfu Ship Engineering...

Apr 10 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Hyundai Mipo Adds Ten Product Carriers »

Hyundai Mipo Adds Ten Product Carriers

South Korea’s Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) has been awarded a $330.5 million contract to build ten product carriers for a Marshall Islands-based shipper. The...

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SHI Lands $1.28 Bln Deal for Two Drillships »

SHI Lands $1.28 Bln Deal for Two Drillships

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), one of South Korea’s ‘Big Three’ shipbuilders, announced today in its regulatory filing that it has won a $1.28 billion...

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Top News of the Week March 31 – April 5, 2014 »

Top News of the Week March 31 – April 5, 2014

Two Missing after Ship Collision off Spain Singapore-flagged car carrier Baltic Breeze collided with a Spanish fishing vessel near the Port of Vigo, Spain...

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CMA CGM Group Bolsters Its Presence in Madagascar »

CMA CGM Group Bolsters Its Presence in Madagascar

Since the creation of CMA CGM Madagascar in 2003, the CMA CGM Group, the world’s third largest container shipping company, has continued to develop on the island to move closer to its customers and partners and meet economic growth forecasts in the Malagasy industrial market....

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‘Oleg Strashnov’ Bound for DanTysk OWF »

‘Oleg Strashnov’ Bound for DanTysk OWF

The heavy lift vessel “Oleg Strashnov” is steaming its way toward Vattenfall’s DanTysk offshore wind farm in the North Sea. The vessel is delivering the jacket structure for the Tennet Sylwin Alpha platform, the converter station of the project’s grid access, according to Vattenfall’s Holger Grubel....

Apr 18 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

MAN Diesel & Turbo Set for IMO Tier III »

MAN Diesel & Turbo Set for IMO Tier III

“We are ready for IMO Tier III”, said Dr Stephan Timmermann, MAN Diesel & Turbo Executive Board Member responsible for Marine Systems and After Sales. “We have the technologies in place to support our customers for this new era of environmentally efficient shipping. I am...

Apr 18 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Dresser-Rand Powers Up KUGIRA II »

Dresser-Rand Powers Up KUGIRA II

Dresser-Rand, a global supplier of rotating equipment solutions to the oil, gas, petrochemical, and process industries, installed five generator sets on Europe’s largest caisson-building floating dock- the KUGIRA II in Setúbal, Portugal. Acciona Infraestructuras (Acciona), a Spanish infrastructure development company, has built numerous maritime projects,...

Apr 18 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Video: Docking of Canada’s Largest Icebreaker »

Video: Docking of Canada’s Largest Icebreaker

The Government of Canada has awarded a $6.5 million contract to Babcock Canada Inc. for critical refit work for Canadian Coast Guard ship CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent. The shipyard portion of the work will be carried out by Chantier Davie Canada Inc., a sub-contractor to...

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Carrier Transicold Reaches 1 Millionth Unit Milestone »

Carrier Transicold Reaches 1 Millionth Unit Milestone

Forty-six years after pioneering the first front-wall, or “picture-frame,” refrigeration unit, Carrier Transicold Pte Ltd presented its 1 millionth unit during a ceremony at its Singapore manufacturing facility. The milestone unit, a PrimeLINE unit with XtendFRESH atmosphere control system, was presented to CMA CGM, the...

Apr 18 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Grounded Bulk Carrier Ornak to Be Moved Today »

Grounded Bulk Carrier Ornak to Be Moved Today

U.S. Coast Guard is in the final stages of reviewing a salvage plan, that is scheduled to begin Friday morning, to move the 751-foot bulk carrier, Ornak, that is aground near First Landing State Park in Virginia Beach, Va. “Moving a vessel of this size...

Apr 18 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

GeoSea Starts 3rd Foundation Installation Cycle »

GeoSea Starts 3rd Foundation Installation Cycle

With the departure of the installation vessel INNOVATION from the port Aalborg, GeoSea has now started the 3rd foundation installation cycle on the Westermost Rough offshore wind farm. INNOVATION has loaded 5 large monopiles and transition pieces of the next installation cycle in the port...

Apr 18 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Keel Laid for Indonesian Navy’s 1st Damen SIGMA Frigate »

Keel Laid for Indonesian Navy’s 1st Damen SIGMA Frigate

The keel-laying ceremony for the Indonesian Navy’s first Damen SIGMA Frigate has taken place at the PT PAL (Persero) Shipyard in Surabaya, Indonesia. Construction works on the 4 modules that are going to be built at PT PAL (Persero) Shipyard Surabaya and the two modules...

Apr 18 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

 

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