Top Stories Piracy on the Seven Seas at Its Lowest

Piracy on the Seven Seas at Its Lowest »

The International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has revealed that piracy on the world’s seas is at its lowest first-quarter level since 2007, but warns that the threat is still present. The latest...

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New Efficient Ship Notation from RINA

New Efficient Ship Notation from RINA »

International classification society RINA has launched a new voluntary notation to clearly identify new ship designs which meet eco-ship criteria. The Efficient Ship notation is granted to ships and new designs assessed by RINA to...

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The Search for Sewol Ferry Victims Enters 2nd Week

The Search for Sewol Ferry Victims Enters 2nd Week »

As the search operation for the missing passengers of the sunken Sewol ferry is entering its second week, divers are now recovering more and more bodies from the submerged hull of the ferry. Out of around...

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Aker Unveils New Concept, the Arctic Drillship (Video)

Aker Unveils New Concept, the Arctic Drillship (Video) »

Aker Solutions has developed a concept for an arctic drillship able to operate in sea ice. Scale model tests shows the Aker Solutions Arctic Drillship is performing as expected. The features which have been introduced...

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Sumitomo to Get World’s First Long Rail Transport Vessel

Sumitomo to Get World’s First Long Rail Transport Vessel »

Sumitomo Corporation has arranged the manufacturing and outfitting of the world’s first long rail transport vessel. The ship will be used for transport of 150 m long steel rails manufactured by Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal...

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Baku Shipyard Bags Its First Major Newbuild Contract

Baku Shipyard Bags Its First Major Newbuild Contract »

Baku Shipyard LLC has secured a contract worth $378 million from BP Exploration (Shah Deniz) Ltd. to design and build a Subsea Construction Vessel (SCV). When completed, the SCV will be deployed for the Stage...

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Maran Nakilat Grows Fleet with Three New LNG Vessels

Maran Nakilat Grows Fleet with Three New LNG Vessels »

Nakilat, Qatar’s premier gas transporter, has added three new LNG vessels to its fleet through its joint venture Maran Nakilat Co. Ltd., which has closed $807.4 million of refinancing provided by Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB)...

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Port of Hastings Sets the Stage for Container Expansion Studies

Port of Hastings Sets the Stage for Container Expansion Studies »

Detailed environmental and planning studies for the Port of Hastings container expansion will soon be underway with specialist consultants now appointed. Minister for Ports David Hodgett announced the milestone last week after a six month...

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Navigator Adds Three More »

Navigator Adds Three More

Navigator Holdings Ltd. has exercised its option to build an additional three 35,000 cubic meter ethylene/ethane capable semi-refrigerated liquefied gas carriers, in addition to...

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April Busy Month for HHHIC-Phil »

April Busy Month for HHHIC-Phil

April was a very busy month for Hanjin Heavy Industries Corporation Philippines (HHHIC-Phil) during which 11 newbuilding orders were secured. HHHIC-Phil’s Subic Shipyard has...

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Peel Ports and ZPMC in Mega-Deal »

Peel Ports and ZPMC in Mega-Deal

Peel Ports Group has awarded a multi-million pound contract to Shanghai-based Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co. (ZPMC) to supply state-of-the-art mega container cranes for its...

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COSCO Bags $100 Mln in New Contracts »

COSCO Bags $100 Mln in New Contracts

COSCO Corporation (Singapore) Limited has won contracts worth approx $100 million to build four emergency response/rescue/field support vessels (ERRVs) and two platform supply vessels...

Apr 21 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Top News of the Week April 14 – April 19, 2014 »

Top News of the Week April 14 – April 19, 2014

NYK Introduces Eight New Boxships NYK has reached time charter agreements for eight new containerships, to be built at the Kure shipyard of Japan...

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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...

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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...

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Kalmar to Support DP World’s Expansion at Jebel Ali Port »

Kalmar to Support DP World’s Expansion at Jebel Ali Port

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has been awarded important orders to supply DP World’s Jebel Ali Port in Dubai with 125 terminal tractors and 12 empty container handlers. The orders were booked into Cargotec’s 2014 first quarter order intake with deliveries of the terminal tractors scheduled...

Apr 24 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Utilisation of Prosafe’s Vessels in Q1 Reaches 76 Pct »

Utilisation of Prosafe’s Vessels in Q1 Reaches 76 Pct

Utilisation of Prosafe’s semi-submersible accommodation/service vessels in the first quarter of 2014 was 76 per cent. Safe Caledonia, Safe Astoria, Safe Concordia, Safe Lancia, Jasminia, Safe Hibernia, Safe Britannia and Safe Regency were in full operation throughout the quarter. Safe Concordia was on contract in...

Apr 24 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

NACKS Christens COSCON’s Latest Boxship »

NACKS Christens COSCON’s Latest Boxship

Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering (NACKS), a few days ago, held a christening ceremony for COSCON’s state-of-the-art 13386-TEU container ship, the COSCO ITALY. Ms. Yu Tao, Assistant Managing Director of COSCON, christened the new ship on April 18. Mr. Han Chengmin, President of NACKS, Mr....

Apr 24 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

SurePure Breaks Ground in Contaminated Marine Diesel Purification »

SurePure Breaks Ground in Contaminated Marine Diesel Purification

SurePure, Inc., a specialist in liquid photopurification, announced a breakthrough in the microbiological purification of contaminated marine diesel fuel, using SurePure’s technology as an alternative to biocide addition or excessive micro-filtration. The contamination of diesel fuel is a significant problem for the maritime shipping industry,...

Apr 24 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

ACP Announces Lane Closure »

ACP Announces Lane Closure

Beginning Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at 0001 hours through Thursday, May 1, 2014, at 2400 hours, dredging operations will be conducted at the Gatun Lake entrance on the east side of Perdro Miguel Locks between the center wall and the east prism linem and north...

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Claxton Introduces New Camera for Crane Operators »

Claxton Introduces New Camera for Crane Operators

Claxton Engineering Services Ltd, an Acteon company, has launched an upgraded ATEX and safe-area crane boom camera system. The new system will improve operational safety through substantial upgrades in camera performance and its user interface. Enhancements to the camera, which is one in a range...

Apr 24 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Navios Charters Two MR2 Product Tankers »

Navios Charters Two MR2 Product Tankers

Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation, an owner and operator of tanker vessels, announced today that the company has secured charter contracts for two MR2 Product Tankers. Nave Equinox and Nave Pulsar have been chartered out to an investment grade counterparty for one year at a rate...

Apr 23 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Deepening of Houston Port Authority’s Terminals About to Start »

Deepening of Houston Port Authority’s Terminals About to Start

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has furnished the Port Authority its draft permit for the Bayport Channel Improvement project, Executive Director Roger Guenther reported to the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority on Tuesday. The draft permit for Barbours Cut channel dredging...

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Damen Delivers PSV CMM Gravity »

Damen Delivers PSV CMM Gravity

CMM (Compagnie Maritime Monégasque S.A.M.) has taken delivery of a Damen Platform Supply Vessel 3300. The 80-metre long, 3,300t deadweight vessel CMM Gravity will be deployed in the Brazilian waters from June 2014 on a 4+4 year contract with Petrobras. The vessel will be compliant...

Apr 23 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

 

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