Top Stories Cotonou Port Authorities Issue Anti-Ebola Measures

Cotonou Port Authorities Issue Anti-Ebola Measures »

Following the outbreak of the Ebola Virus in West Africa, Cotonou port authorities have taken several preventive measures to fight the spread of the virus. For all vessels calling Cotonou port, Benin the agent is...

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Drewry: Tanker Market to Remain Volatile

Drewry: Tanker Market to Remain Volatile »

The Drewry All Earnings Index, which covers the main bulk shipping markets, fell 20% in August and stood at 152, according to the Shipping Insight report published by shipping consultancy Drewry. The index was held...

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MAIB: Inadequate Use of ECDIS Causing More Accidents

MAIB: Inadequate Use of ECDIS Causing More Accidents »

The  grounding of the chemical tanker Ovit on the Varne Bank in the Dover Strait on 18 September 2013 was caused by poor use of electronic chart display and information system (ECDIS), according to a report issued...

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USDOT Grants USD 74 Million to Maritime Projects

USDOT Grants USD 74 Million to Maritime Projects »

U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx has disclosed  that seven grants, totalling little over USD 74 million or about 13 percent of total Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant funding, are going to projects that...

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Steel Cut for Viking Sea

Steel Cut for Viking Sea »

Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has held the steel-cutting ceremony for Viking Sea at its Marghera shipyard. Viking Sea is the second ship in order of acquisition that Fincantieri is building for Viking Ocean Cruises. Fincantieri is also building...

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Three Confirmed Dead after Philippine Ferry Sinks

Three Confirmed Dead after Philippine Ferry Sinks »

Over one hundred people have been rescued from a ferry that listed and sank late Saturday having been caught up in rough weather in the central Philippines, according to the country’s Coast Guard. Rescuers recovered at...

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Hundreds Feared Dead as Boat Sinks off Libya

Hundreds Feared Dead as Boat Sinks off Libya »

The Libyan navy has reported sinking of a boat, carrying close to 250 African immigrants trying to get to Europe, off the coast of Libya, on Sunday, September 14, according to Reuters. Libyan navy spokesperson reported that...

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Russia Sanctions Cause Concern for Swedish Trade

Russia Sanctions Cause Concern for Swedish Trade »

Swedish trade may suffer a huge blow as a result of ever more tense relations between Russia and the EU that have been further tightened by the most recent wave of economic sanctions targeting Russian companies...

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Interview: Staying ahead of the Game »

Interview: Staying ahead of the Game

As more and more cargo arrives to one of Europe’s leading ports, the Port of Hamburg, breaking records of handled goods, the port authorities have...

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Readers’ Picks of the Week (Sep 08-14, 2014) »

Readers’ Picks of the Week (Sep 08-14, 2014)

Unmanned Vessels to Take Over Our Seas? Researchers at Norwegian Marine Technology Research Institute (MARINTEK) believe that in ten to twenty years time there...

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Tanzania Expedites Megaport Project Start »

Tanzania Expedites Megaport Project Start

Construction of the USD 11 billion Bagamoyo megaport has been pushed forward by the government of Tanzania from January 2015 to the last trimester of 2014,...

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Vale, Cosco Ink Iron Ore Shipping Deal »

Vale, Cosco Ink Iron Ore Shipping Deal

Vale and China Ocean Shipping Company (Cosco), the largest dry bulk carrier in China, signed today, in Beijing, a framework agreement for strategic cooperation...

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Interview: Moulding Steel into Ships »

Interview: Moulding Steel into Ships

The backbone of the maritime industry is steel. The vast majority of ships from the global fleet working either in shipping or offshore industry...

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Aurizon Finds Partners for West Pilbara Project »

Aurizon Finds Partners for West Pilbara Project

American Metals & Coal International (AMCI) and POSCO have joined Baosteel Resources in an infrastructure agreement with Australian transport & logistics company, Aurizon for...

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Samco Cashes Out »

Samco Cashes Out

DHT Holdings, Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire all the outstanding shares of Samco Shipholding Pte. Ltd., a private Singapore-based company which owns...

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Ocean Three Joins the Market »

Ocean Three Joins the Market

A new shipping alliance has been formed between three boxship giants, as confirmed by the CMA CGM Group, which has signed three major agreements...

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“K” Line Books Five Containerships at Imabari »

“K” Line Books Five Containerships at Imabari

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line) said it will enhance its fleet with an additional five new generation eco-friendly Ultra Large Container Vessels (ULCVs). The...

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2M Founders Too Optimistic? »

2M Founders Too Optimistic?

The shipping alliance between the two shipping giants Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co., dubbed the 2M, complies with Chinese rules and is operationally...

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Bulker and Tug Collide at Port-Cartier »

Bulker and Tug Collide at Port-Cartier

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has deployed a team of investigators to Port-Cartier, Québec, where the tug Vachon  collided with the bulk carrier Orient Crusader. The accident happened during the berthing outmaneuvers in Quebec’s Port-Cartier in the Saint Lawrence gulf when the 1973-built tug collided...

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FMC Discusses US Port Congestion »

FMC Discusses US Port Congestion

Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Mario Cordero will hold a forum titled, “U.S. Port Congestion: Examining Causes, Impact on Stakeholders, and Exploring Possible Solutions, ” at the Port of Los Angeles Administration Building, on Monday, September 15, 2014, from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm local time. The forum’s goal...

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Holland America Reveals Name of Its Largest Ship »

Holland America Reveals Name of Its Largest Ship

Holland America Line revealed the name of its new 99,500-ton cruise ship slated for delivery in February 2016 will be ms Koningsdam. “In choosing the name Koningsdam, we are honoring our rich Dutch heritage while reflecting that we’re entering a new era as a company,” said Stein...

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Virginia Port Reopens Portsmouth Marine Terminal »

Virginia Port Reopens Portsmouth Marine Terminal

The Port of Virginia has marked an important milestone as Portsmouth Marine Terminal (PMT), closed for nearly three years, reopens to cargo operations. At 8 a.m. local time on Monday, September 15 the terminal will begin receiving trucks carrying containers for export. “Sustained growth in our container...

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Global Demand for Cruising Almost Doubled »

Global Demand for Cruising Almost Doubled

New data released by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) show that the North American cruise industry continued to expand in 2013, generating employment, income, and other economic benefits throughout the U.S. economy. Christine Duffy, CLIA President and CEO noted that on a global basis, over...

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NASSCO Kicks Off 5-Tanker Construction Project »

NASSCO Kicks Off 5-Tanker Construction Project

General Dynamics NASSCO and City of San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer signaled the start of construction of five American Petroleum Tankers at a steel cutting ceremony for the first tanker, the APT-1, at the NASSCO shipyard in San Diego. “Today’s start of construction ceremony signifies...

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Petrobras Contracts Aker Wayfarer »

Petrobras Contracts Aker Wayfarer

Aker Solutions’ subsidiary Aker Oilfield Services (AKOFS) has won a contract worth USD 465 million over five years from Petrobras to provide subsea intervention services offshore Brazil from the Aker Wayfarer vessel. The contract will start within the fourth quarter of 2016 and has a...

Sep 15 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Canada Divests Three Ports »

Canada Divests Three Ports

Canada’s Minister of Transport Lisa Raitt announced the divestiture of the ports of Long Pond, Botwood and Main Brook, NL to local business groups. These divestitures include an investment of over CAD 22 million for the continued operation and maintenance of the ports’ infrastructure, ensuring the...

Sep 12 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Slowsteaming Saves Stena USD 9 Million »

Slowsteaming Saves Stena USD 9 Million

Inview of the prospects on the freight market and anticipated future fuel prices, Stena Bulk is focusing even more on maximising the relationship between freight and bunker fuel. The fleet will continue to operate at low speed in the foreseeable future and great importance is...

Sep 12 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

 

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