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Soaring Container Volumes at Ports of Stockholm

Soaring Container Volumes at Ports of Stockholm

Following the record 37 percent increase last year, container freight is continuing to climb steeply at the Swedish Ports of Stokholm, according to the latest figures. “Customers want their goods to be transported by sea, directly to the growing Stockholm region,” Ports of Stokholm said in a release. The end of August figures show a […]

Container Carriers Bringing Down Carbon Emission

Container Carriers Bringing Down Carbon Emission

BSR’s Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG) said in its latest annual CO2 emission performance data for the container shipping industry that on an average, its member carriers have reduced CO2 emissions per container transported in 2013 by 7.7%.   7.7% reduction of CO2 emissions per container in 2013 Clean Cargo Working Group is a business […]

Stena Trusts MacGregor

Stena Trusts MacGregor

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received a contract from Stena North Sea Ltd to convert the 29,800gt RoPax ferry Dieppe Seaways to optimise it for its new route between Dublin and Holyhead in Ireland. MacGregor’s RoRo conversion team is no stranger to the vessel, which will be renamed Stena Superfast X, originally altering the ferry […]

Vega Auriga Banned from Australian Ports

Vega Auriga Banned from Australian Ports

Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has issued a direction to the container ship Vega Auriga (IMO 9347786) that prohibits the ship from using or entering any Australian ports due to repeated breaches relating to seafarer welfare and maintenance of the ship. The Vega Auriga sailing under Liberian flag has been detained by AMSA on three […]

Interview: Switch to Gas Needs Speeding Up

Interview: Switch to Gas Needs Speeding Up

Maritime transport is moving towards the use of gas as a prime source of energy for propulsion and power generation on board ships. As the ‘dash for gas’ takes hold worldwide, the maritime industry has a golden opportunity to leapfrog the increasingly strict regime governing emissions of harmful atmospheric pollutants, reduce the carbon footprint of […]

DNV GL Showcases Interactive Arctic Risk Map

DNV GL Showcases Interactive Arctic Risk Map

DNV GL has developed an interactive Arctic Risk Map to present the risks associated with offshore and maritime activities in the Arctic. The map aims to provide the industry with a comprehensive tool for decision-making and transparent communications. “The Arctic is not a monolithic area and the risk picture varies accordingly. Stakeholders therefore need a sound decision […]

CMB Cancels Four Bulker Orders

CMB Cancels Four Bulker Orders

CMB, Belgian dry bulk shipping company, said on Tuesday that it had decided to cancel the orders for four vessels with South Korean shipbuilder Samjin as the yard was not able to respect the contractually determined delivery dates. The newbuilds relate to hulls 1052, 1053, 1054 and 1055, according to the company. An amount of […]

USA: NW Longshore Workers Going Back to Work

USA: NW Longshore Workers Going Back to Work

Longshore workers who load grain in the U.S. Pacific Northwest export terminals have voted to ratify a new collective bargaining agreement with several multinational grain companies. The contract will be in effect until May 31, 2018. Members voting in favor totaled 1,475; those voting against numbered 193. “Terms of the agreement include work rule changes […]

Boost for Sohar’s Offshore Bunkering Services

Boost for Sohar’s Offshore Bunkering Services

Sohar Port and Freezone’s main independent supplier of bunkering services has expanded its offshore refuelling operations for ships calling at the Omani port, with the addition of a 6,000 megaton barge to its fleet. Omanoil Matrix Marine Services LLC, a joint venture between Germany’s Matrix Marine Holding and Oman Oil, has also announced plans to […]

Image of the Day: Colossal Vigorous on Blue Marlin’s Back

Image of the Day: Colossal Vigorous on Blue Marlin’s Back

The heavy lift vessel Blue Marlin passes under the Astoria-Megler Bridge on its transit to deliver Vigorous, the largest floating dry dock in the USA, to Vigor Industrial in Portland, Oregon, August 24, 2014. The Blue Marlin is a 738-foot semi submersible heavy lift vessel from the Netherlands designed to transport large oilrigs. World Maritime News […]

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