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Ningbo Authorities at Negotiating Table »

Talks are underway between the Ningbo Government, the main operator of the Ningbo port and representatives of the truck drivers and owners to normalize the container operations at the world’s sixth busiest port brought to...

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DFDS Suspends New Route amid EU-Russia Tensions

DFDS Suspends New Route amid EU-Russia Tensions »

Danish shipping company DFDS decided to suspend the newly launched service between Travemünde in Germany and Klaipeda in Lithuania amid dropping freight volumes on the route caused by the current trade dispute between the EU...

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Shipowners Want More Money to Call at Libyan Ports

Shipowners Want More Money to Call at Libyan Ports »

Reopening of the Libyan ports Ras Lanuf  and Es Sider that were blocked for about a year by federalist rebels, along with the restart of crude oil transport  will see a spike in Mediterranean Aframax...

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Russia’s Food Ban Showing Its Face

Russia’s Food Ban Showing Its Face »

Russia’s ban on food imports from Western countries is starting to be felt among shippers, the first being Danish Maersk Line, according to which significant amounts of produce out would need to be returned to...

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Bulker Carrying Australian Iron Ore Runs Aground

Bulker Carrying Australian Iron Ore Runs Aground »

Panamanian flagged bulk carrier Garima Prem ran aground on August 18th, off Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, China, according to the local Maritime Safety Agency. The vessel, carrying 72,555 tons of iron ore on board, was heading...

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CMA CGM Joins Forces with Box Trio

CMA CGM Joins Forces with Box Trio »

French liner company CMA CGM S.A. announced a co-operation with China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL), Orient Overseas Container Lines (OOCL) and Pacific International Lines (PIL), in the North East Asia, Australia and New Zealand Trade...

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Sovcomflot Loading First Oil from Novy Port Field

Sovcomflot Loading First Oil from Novy Port Field »

Sovcomflot’s product carriers SCF Yenisey and SCF Pechora started the transportation of first oil shipment from the Novy Port field in the Gulf of Ob (Yamal-Nenets autonomous region), in August 2014. At this moment, SCF Yenisey...

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Surrey Fraser Coal Terminal Gets Green Light

Surrey Fraser Coal Terminal Gets Green Light »

Port Metro Vancouver has approved the proposed direct coal transfer facility at Fraser Surrey Docks. The decision comes following a two-year project review process and including extra measures taken to assess any potential environmental and...

August 22 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »
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Zengzhou Shipbuilding Bags Five »

Zengzhou Shipbuilding Bags Five

U.S.-based Marine Capital has placed an order for five 33,200dwt handysize bulkers with the Chinese shipbuilder Zhejiang Zengzhou Shipbuilding. The value of the contract...

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Navibulgar Goes Green »

Navibulgar Goes Green

Bulgarian shipowner Navibulgar is going to rejuvenate its fleet with four eco-friendly size bulk carriers built to the Bluetech 42 design developed by Foreship...

Aug 20 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Interview: Liverpool2 Going Full Steam Ahead »

Interview: Liverpool2 Going Full Steam Ahead

The United Kingdom-based Peel Group launched an unprecedented Ocean Gateway Project in 2008, announcing more than 50 projects over 50 years with £50 billion...

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Star Bulk on Vessel Shopping Spree »

Star Bulk on Vessel Shopping Spree

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. announced today that it has entered into definitive agreements with Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd.  to acquire 34 operating vessels for...

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Honghua Offshore Ropes In Massive Contracts »

Honghua Offshore Ropes In Massive Contracts

Hong Kong-listed Honghua Group has disclosed that its wholly owned subsidiary Honghua Offshore Oil & Gas Equipment  (Honghua Offshore) entered into an agreement with South...

Aug 18 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Nordana Returns to Taizhou Sanfu for More »

Nordana Returns to Taizhou Sanfu for More

Danish owner Nordana has ordered eight multi-purpose (MPP) heavy lift vessels from Taizhou Sanfu Ship Engineering. Designed by Shanghai Merchant Ship Design and Research Institute...

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Readers’ Picks of the Week (Aug 11 – 15, 2014) »

Readers’ Picks of the Week (Aug 11 – 15, 2014)

Lilly Johanne Capsizes in Turkey Lilly Johanne, a live fish carrier, capsized in Celiktrans shipyard in Tuzla, Turkey, on August 7, iLaks reports …Read...

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ABC Maritime Orders Four from Chinese Yard »

ABC Maritime Orders Four from Chinese Yard

Switzerland-based  owner ABC Maritime has ordered construction of four 4,900dwt asphalt carriers. The carriers will be built by Chinese yard AVIC Dingheng Shipbuilding. The...

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Chinese Ship in Quarantine over Ebola Fears »

Chinese Ship in Quarantine over Ebola Fears

A Chinese-flagged ship  heading  from Sierra Leone to Cape Verde was put in quarantine in Sao Vicente yesterday so as to make sure the...

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Fourth Set of Locks on Panama Canal Imminent? »

Fourth Set of Locks on Panama Canal Imminent?

As the long-awaited $5.3 billion expansion of the Panama Canal nears completion, industry players fear that fundamental changes will not be made as the...

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Aztech Ventures into Shipyard Business »

Aztech Ventures into Shipyard Business

Singapore Exchange Mainboard-listed Aztech Group Ltd. has acquired the leasehold interest of a shipyard,  now known as AZ Marine Offshore Services Pte. Ltd. Occupying a site area of approximately 251,500 square feet and water frontage of approximately 2,475 feet long, the shipyard consists of a...

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20,000 People Risked Their Lives in Sea Crossings »

20,000 People Risked Their Lives in Sea Crossings

A new UNHCR report on irregular maritime movements in South East Asia estimates that 20,000 people risked their lives in sea crossings in the first half of this year. Many were Rohingya who fled Myanmar and arrived in the region suffering the effects of malnutrition...

Aug 22 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

HRAS to Investigate Fishermen Murders »

HRAS to Investigate Fishermen Murders

Human Rights at Sea (HRAS) has announced the commencement of its own international investigation into the murders of seafarers in international waters, following the airing of the chilling YouTube footage showing fishermen being shot at and eventually murdered off Fiji. HRAS is being supported by the International Maritime Bureau...

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July Best Month for Virginia Port »

July Best Month for Virginia Port

In July, Virginia Port’s TEU volume was 207,771 units, surpassing the monthly record set last October by 1,174 TEUs. The port’s revenues were USD 37.9 million, and its operating income was USD 1.98 million, increases of 21.5 percent and 6 percent, respectively, when compared with last year....

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Zeebrugge Marks Spike in Freight Volumes »

Zeebrugge Marks Spike in Freight Volumes

During the first half of 2014, Belgium’s Port of Zeebrugge freight tonnage surpassed 22 million tonne mark, marking an increase of 3.7 percent compared to the first semester of 2013. 22 Mln tonnes total freight handled at the port The best results were set in the container sector...

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UK Chamber of Shipping Members Want Lobbying Intensified »

UK Chamber of Shipping Members Want Lobbying Intensified

The latest UK Chamber of Shipping’s annual survey has revealed that its members want more lobbying to be done by the Chamber, especially within the Parliament and Government bodies. The survey was designed to ask members what area of the Chamber’s work they value most, and what could...

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CMA CGM Kicks Off Reunion Island Project »

CMA CGM Kicks Off Reunion Island Project

Visit of the President of the French Republic Mr. François Hollande to the Reunion Island, accompanied by Rodolphe Saadé, Vice-Chairman and member of the CMA CGM Group’s Board of Directors, marks the first step in a push to turn Port Réunion into CMA CGM Group’s strategic...

Aug 22 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Leviathan Floating Drydock Headed for Portland »

Leviathan Floating Drydock Headed for Portland

The largest floating drydock in the USA, the Vigorous, is headed for Vigor Industrial’s Portland shipyard this weekend. The drydock, a piece of equipment used to lift vessels as large as cruise ships out of the water, is scheduled to arrive at the mouth of the...

Aug 22 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Soft Market Hurts Container Manufacturer »

Soft Market Hurts Container Manufacturer

The unstable demand for new containers has restrained the performance of container manufacturer and logistics services provider Singamas Container Holdings Limited, according to the company’s interim results for the six months ended June 30, 2014. USD 678.7 Mln consolidated revenue, 16.9% higher than in 2013...

Aug 22 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

 

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