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‘OOCL Korea’ Containership Officially Named (South Korea)

‘OOCL Korea’ Containership Officially Named (South Korea)

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 the occasion Mr. Andy Tung, Chief Executive Officer of OOCL […]

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 people-transfer solutions (“walk-to-work”) in the oil & gas and renewable-energy markets. The Vroon Offshore Services’ ‘’walk-to-work’’ vessel will offer comfortable, […]

KOC’s First Tug Launched at Damen Galati, Romania

KOC’s First Tug Launched at Damen Galati, Romania

Damen Shipyards Galati, Romania, has launched a new ASD Tug 3212 for the Kuwait Oil Company’s (KOC). The ceremony marks the first in a 14-terminal tug contract between the two companies whose working relationship spans more than 25 years. In detail, the contract comprises nine units based on successful Damen ASD 3212 model, providing 80t […]

Maritime Training Centre Opened in Amsterdam

Maritime Training Centre Opened in Amsterdam

After MAAP in the Philippines and Jaheziya in Abu Dhabi, MTC Amsterdam is the third center to become accredited with the support of MTC International. MTC International globally supports safety training centers and their clients, mainly active in offshore, shipping and renewable energy. Centers profit from benefits like network certification, shared services for course administration […]

Austal Lays Keel for U.S. Navy’s 10th LCS

Austal Lays Keel for U.S. Navy’s 10th LCS

U.S. Navy and Austal USA held a keel laying ceremony for the future USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10), the Navy’s tenth littoral combat ship (LCS), in Mobile, Ala., April 16. The ship’s sponsor, Ms. Roxanna Green, was unable to attend the ceremony. The ship’s namesake, former Representative Gabrielle Giffords, authenticated the keel by having her […]

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 high school students, aboard the 6,325-ton ferry Sewol have been confirmed dead so far, while 179 others have been rescued, […]

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 shipping companies in the world, with some 200 vessels with total transport capacity of around one million TEU, an annual […]

MOL Ships Get ‘Best Quality Ship Award’ from JFPA

MOL Ships Get ‘Best Quality Ship Award’ from JFPA

Four Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL)-operated and managed vessels were selected for FY2013 “Best Quality Ship Award” by the Japan Federation of Pilots’ Associations (JFPA). The award is aimed at heightening awareness of the need to protect harbors and the marine environment through safe operation of oceangoing vessels and was first awarded in 2003. The awards […]

MEPs Reject to Monitor NOx Emissions from Shipping

MEPs Reject to Monitor NOx Emissions from Shipping

Today MEPs voted to reject a proposal to monitor nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions from shipping, which is set to overtake all land-based sources by 2020. Transport & Environment says EU governments must not waste this unique opportunity to monitor two of the most harmful air pollutants, NOx and sulphur (SOx), as part of the monitoring, […]

Denmark Ratifies Wreck-Removal Convention

Denmark Ratifies Wreck-Removal Convention

The Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks will enter into force on 14 April 2015 following the deposit, on 14 April 2014, of an instrument of ratification by Denmark, with the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Among several provisions, the convention will place financial responsibility for the removal of certain hazardous wrecks on shipowners, […]

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