STX France Cuts Steel for MSC Cruises First Vista Class Ship

STX France Cuts Steel for MSC Meraviglia

French shipbuilder STX France has cut steel for the first Vista class ship of MSC Cruises, thus opening a new ...

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Image of the Day: Blue Marlin Heads to Port Angeles

Coast Guard crews escort vessel Blue Marlin to Port Angeles, Wash.

The image shows the U.S. Coast Guard crews escorting the 674-foot Curacao-flagged semi-submersible heavy lift ship ...

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Hapag-Lloyd Orders Five 10,500 TEU Boxships

Hapag-Lloyd Orders Five 10,500 TEU Boxships

German container line Hapag-Lloyd ordered five 10,500 TEU container ships from the South Korean shipyard Hyundai ...

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Nakilat Posts Higher Profit

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Natural gas carrier Qatar Gas Transport Company (Nakilat) disclosed an 8% higher year-on-year net profit in ...

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JMU Hands Over Panamax Bulker

JMU Hands Over Panamax Bulker

Tokyo-headquartered shipbuilder Japan Marine United (JMU) held on April 17 a naming ceremony for a 81,085 dwt bulk ...

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Royal Caribbean Beats Expectations in Q1 2015

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New York-listed cruise liner giant Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has reported stronger than expected first quarter ...

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Asian Container Lines Add Transpacific Links

Asian Container Lines Add Transpacific Links

Taiwanese container line Wan Hai Lines has concluded an agreement with China’s COSCO Container Lines and ...

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ICS: Regional Shipping Regulations Creating Chaos

Regional Shipping Regulation Creating Chaos

The Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping, Masamichi Morooka, warned about the dangers of regional ...

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Singapore, Rotterdam Port Authorities Boost Cooperation

Singapore, Rotterdam Port Authorities Boost Cooperation

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the Port of Rotterdam Authority signed a Memorandum of ...

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MOL, APL and NYK Connect Asia to Emerging American Markets

MOL, APL and NYK Connect Asia to Emerging American Markets

Japanese shipping conglomerate Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has teamed up with American President Line (APL) and ...

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Southern African Shipyards Signs MoU with Chinese Giant

Southern African Shipyards Signs MoU with Chinese Giant

Southern African Shipyards (SAS) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China Shipbuilding ...

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Engine Room Fire Delays P&O Oriana

Engine Room Fire Delays P&O Oriana

The P&O Oriana returned to the Port of Miami on April 18 after a fire broke out in its engine room, the cruise ...

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Interview: Gaining Competitive Edge by Optimizing Maintenance

Images from the CBM Center (Condition Based Maitenance)

In an ever more competitive maritime market, shipowners need to know how to make the best out of emerging ...

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Oaktree Takes Majority Stake in TORM

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Danish shipping company TORM has signed today the new Restructuring Agreement with Oaktree Capital Management and a ...

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Carriers More Reliable in March

Carriers More Reliable in March

Liner shipping service reliability across the three core EastWest trades hit a five-month peak in March with an ...

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IMO Pushes Transboundary Oil Pollution Convention

IMO Pushes Transboundary Oil Pollution Convention

The International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) Legal Committee encouraged Member States to ratify and bring ...

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Star Bulk Takes Last Excel Bulker

Star Bulk Takes Last Excel Bulker

Athens-based dry bulk specialist Star Bulk Carriers has completed the acquisition of 34 vessels from Excel Maritime ...

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Ice Class Vessels

Many kinds of Vessel operate near the poles, all of which are exposed to a number of unique demands…

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17th Annual Global Liner Shipping Conference

Participants of GLS 2014 assessed industry’s most critical topics:
– Analysed the potential impact of the P3 alliance…

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7th International Conference & Exhibition

The conference is a targeted event specially designed for, and aimed at, representatives from operations, maintenance and engineering from…

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Sea Asia 2015

Sea Asia 2015 is expected to attract more than 14,000 participants including CEOs, presidents, decision-makers and maritime professionals…

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Asia-North Europe Carriers Need to Lift Spot Rates

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Lack of attention paid to lifting spot rates on the Asia-North Europe trade is threatening to send many carriers ...

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Hapag-Lloyd Introducing New Feeder Service

Hapag-Lloyd Introducing New Feeder Service

German carrier Hapag-Lloyd is launching a new feeder service between Piraeus, Greece and Beirut, Lebanon. The ...

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McQuilling: Winners and Losers in Tanker Market

Winners and Losers in Tanker Market

The number of first quarter global Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) fixtures has been increasing for more than five ...

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Hong Kong Dockworkers Threaten Industrial Action

Hong Kong Dockworkers Threaten Industrial Action

Unionised dockworkers in Hong Kong are calling for industrial action if their demands for a 8.5% pay rise and a ...

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24 Dead, 650 Missing in Latest Capsizing in the Mediterranean

24 Dead, 650 Missing in Latest Capsizing in the Mediterranean

650 out of around 700 migrants reported to be aboard a boat that overturned in the Mediterranean on April 18 are ...

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Susan Maersk Runs Aground in Suez Canal

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Danish-flagged containership Susan Maersk ran aground on a sand bank on Sunday morning in the Suez Canal while en ...

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Start Date for AVIs Scheme Announced

Chris Baldwin, IMCA’s Technical Adviser

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) and the International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS) ...

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Readers’ Picks of the Week (13-17 of Apr)

Readers’ Picks of the Week

Oleg Naydenov Sinks off Canary Islands A Russian trawler Oleg Naydenov sank some 15 miles off Punta Maspalomas, the ...

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Video: World's First LNG-Powered Container Ship Launched

NASSCO Launches World's First LNG-Powered Container Ship

The US shipbuilder General Dynamics NASSCO christened and launched the world’s first container ship powered by ...

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