Top Stories 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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EU Sets Up Sustainable Fishing Model

EU Sets Up Sustainable Fishing Model »

Operating rules for European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) aid to help fishermen to comply with new Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) requirements were endorsed by the Parliament on Wednesday. EMFF aid will help fishermen to...

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Oil Slick Sample from MH370 Search Area Pending Analysis

Oil Slick Sample from MH370 Search Area Pending Analysis »

The sample of oil slick detected and collected by the Australian Defence Vessel (ADV) Ocean Shield on Sunday within the missing MH370 search area has arrived in Perth where it will be tested and analyzed,...

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VOS B.V. Introduces New ‘Walk-to-Work’ Vessel Concept

VOS B.V. Introduces New ‘Walk-to-Work’ Vessel Concept »

Vroon Offshore Services (VOS) B.V. Den Helder has completed a first, new “walk-to-work” vessel concept design. The new vessel design is aimed at providing a solution for the expected increase in client demand for offshore...

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Update 2: Death Toll in Korean Ferry Tragedy Rises to Nine

Update 2: Death Toll in Korean Ferry Tragedy Rises to Nine »

The massive search operations for hundreds of passengers missing after their ferry sank yesterday off South Korea’s southern coast continue as death toll from the disaster rises to nine. Nine out of 475 passengers, mostly...

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Hapag-Lloyd and CSAV Join Forces

Hapag-Lloyd and CSAV Join Forces »

Hapag-Lloyd AG and Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores (CSAV) have signed a binding contract on merging CSAV’s entire container business with Hapag-Lloyd. Following the integration, the new Hapag-Lloyd will rank among the four largest liner...

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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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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...

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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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Fearnleys: Newbuilding Prices Stabilized »

Fearnleys: Newbuilding Prices Stabilized

Newbuilding prices seems to have stabilized somewhat. A shortfall and bleak outlook for offshore newbuilding orders forces yards to look harder at pure shipbuilding...

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ClassNK Approves New Super-Efficient Fillet Welding Consumable »

ClassNK Approves New Super-Efficient Fillet Welding Consumable

Leading classification society ClassNK has granted type approval for the new MX-200F welding consumable, developed by Kobe Steel Co., Ltd. (KOBELCO) to greatly improve welding efficiency and coating quality in commercial vessels. Up until now, shipbuilders using conventional fillet welding consumables had to make two...

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Luka Koper Takes the Helm of NAPA »

Luka Koper Takes the Helm of NAPA

According to presidency rotation, from the 14th of April until the end of the year 2014, the presidency of NAPA is taken over (from Venice Port Authority) by Luka Koper and its recently appointed president, Mr. Andraž Novak. Confirming that there is a very challenging...

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‘Quantum of the Seas’ Adopts Shanghai as Her Homeport »

‘Quantum of the Seas’ Adopts Shanghai as Her Homeport

Royal Caribbean International announced that its newest ship, Quantum of the Seas, will make its home port in Shanghai (Baoshan), China, bringing the company’s most innovative ship to the world’s fastest-growing cruise market. The ship will reposition to China in May 2015, following her inaugural...

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OSD-IMT Presents New Design, the IMT972 SOV »

OSD-IMT Presents New Design, the IMT972 SOV

Based on the outcome of four years of extensive discussions with wind farm developers, operators and maintenance companies, OSD-IMT has developed innovative new design of offshore wind farm service operation vessel, the IMT972 SOV. The design fulfills the operational demands of the wind farm maintenance...

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Intesa Sanpaolo and VEI Capital Invest in RINA S.p.A. »

Intesa Sanpaolo and VEI Capital Invest in RINA S.p.A.

Intesa Sanpaolo – through the Merchant Banking Management of its Corporate and Investment Banking Division – and VEI Capital – investment company of Palladio Finanziaria in the Private Equity Mid-Cap segment – have agreed to buy a stake in RINA S.p.A., parent company of the...

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McDermott to Operate Hartlepool Spoolbase »

McDermott to Operate Hartlepool Spoolbase

McDermott International, Inc., through one of its subsidiaries, has signed an option agreement with PD Ports which gives it the exclusive right to operate a spoolbase to serve projects in the North Sea. McDermott expects to have the facility available for projects in early 2015....

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USCG Responds to Collision and Grounding in Lower Chesapeake Bay »

USCG Responds to Collision and Grounding in Lower Chesapeake Bay

U.S. Coast Guard is working with local response agencies and the Virginia and Maryland Pilots after receiving a report of a collision between two ships in the Thimble Shoal Channel and are responding to several subsequent reports of ships dragging anchor in the lower Chesapeake...

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WireCo Takes Majority Stake in Dutch Endenburg »

WireCo Takes Majority Stake in Dutch Endenburg

WireCo WorldGroup Inc. (WireCo), producer and marketer of specialty steel wire ropes and high performance synthetic ropes, has acquired the majority of assets of Endenburg B.V. (Gouda), a Netherlands based company. As part of the agreement, WireCo will establish a crane rope distribution center at...

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‘OOCL Korea’ Containership Officially Named »

‘OOCL Korea’ Containership Officially Named

Shipping company Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) held a naming ceremony for ‘OOCL Korea’ on Geoje Island in South Korea on April 11. The vessel is the newest 13,208 TEU containership joining the OOCL fleet to operate in the Asia-Europe trade. In his remarks on...

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