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SCS Multiport Adds Zeebrugge – Tilbury Route

SCS Multiport Adds Zeebrugge – Tilbury Route

Port of Tilbury, owned by Forth Ports Limited, and Port of Zeebrugge / MBZ have announced that SCS Multiport will add a brand new route to their current Amsterdam-Tilbury service to deliver Far East deep sea transhipment and continental loads between the container ports of Tilbury, Amsterdam and Zeebrugge.   This new regular service, which begins […]

Nicaragua Canal Project Includes Dutch Know-How

Nicaragua Canal Project Includes Dutch Know-How

Nicaragua has opted for Dutch know-how in construction of the country’s shipping canal project, which is believed would usher a new age for shippers, especially with respect to fuel savings.   Dr. Paul Oquist, a Nicaraguan Minister and an advisor to the President for the Nicaragua Canal project, has visited Deltares, an independent Dutch institute […]

Shipyards Feather in Cosco’s Cap

Shipyards Feather in Cosco’s Cap

Turnover from shipyard operations increased 29.3% according to Cosco Corporation Limited’s, a Singapore-based ship repair and marine engineering and shipping group, 2nd quarter financial results for the 3 months ended June 30, 2014.   The rise in figures is attributed to higher revenue contributions from ship repair, ship building and marine engineering segments. Group turnover increased […]

Image of the Day: Icebreaker Yamal Gets Its Teeth into Icy Waters

Image of the Day: Icebreaker Yamal Gets Its Teeth into Icy Waters

Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker Yamal has embarked on a journey to assist  research vessel Akademik Fyodorov in a  geophysical study off Russia’s continental shelf.   During the expedition, the two will collect geophysical data on presence of oil-and-gas at Russia’s continental shelf beyond the 200-mile zone. Once completed, the results will be used as a foundation […]

Four More Join Supra8 Pool

Four More Join Supra8 Pool

Provider of shipping management services Navig8 has added four more secondhand cargo ships to its Supra8 pool.   The bulk carrier quartet is comprised of Stellar Eagle, Woodstar, Shrike and Wren. Stellar Eagle was built in 2009 by Ishikawajima Shipyard and has grain capacity of 72,063 CBM. Woodstar and Wren are a year younger, built […]

IMO Backs GOC’s Call for Ocean Rescue Action

IMO Backs GOC’s Call for Ocean Rescue Action

International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu has backed call for enhanced action at all levels to mitigate the threats to the global oceans described in the recently-published report of the Global Ocean Commission (GOC), From Decline to Recovery: A Rescue Package for the Global Ocean, and its .   “In my view, thoughtful development […]

Third of Gail India’s LNG Ships to Be Built at Home

Third of Gail India’s LNG Ships to Be Built at Home

Responding to the media reporting that it will buy one third of LNG ships for ferrying gas from the US from Indian builders, India’s gas utility Gail India Ltd confirmed in a filing it will shortly come out with an LNG ship charter hire tender specifying that one ship out of every lot of three […]

Busy Week for Sinopacific Shipbuilding

Busy Week for Sinopacific Shipbuilding

The order intake at Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group is topnotch judging by the latest figures, i.e., nine offshore newbuilds.   Sinopacific has recently signed a contract with Singaporean company Vallianz Holdings Limited for the construction of four SPA60 vessels, and with Shenzhen Huawei Offshore Shipping Transport Co., Ltd. for the construction of five offshore vessels. The vessels […]

Cargo Ships Collide in Azov Sea

Cargo Ships Collide in Azov Sea

Two general cargo ships collided while on opposite courses on Thursday afternoon, July 31 in the Azov sea, according to the local Vessel Traffic Control Centre.   The two vessels are Moldova-flagged Borisfen, which was en route to Turkey laden with wheаt from Rostov and Cambodia-flagged cargo vessel Welle, built in 1982. There were no […]

Russia Sanctions a Double-Edged Sword?

Russia Sanctions a Double-Edged Sword?

On July 29, 2014 the European Council, announced that the European Union had agreed a package of significant additional restrictive measures targeting sectoral cooperation and exchanges with the Russian Federation.   The sanctions imposed on Russia are aimed at banking, energy and defense industries, including the Russian shipping and shipbuilding industry. “These decisions will limit […]

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