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Malta Denies Entry to Ship amid Ebola Fears

Malta Denies Entry to Ship amid Ebola Fears

Bulk carrier MV/Western Copenhagen has been denied entry into Maltese territorial waters amid suspicion that one of the crew has been infected by the Ebola virus. The Hong Kong-flagged ship was en route from Guinea to Ukraine. However, as one of the crew, a Filipino national, had taken ill the captain requested to dock in Malta where […]

MUA Urges for Protection of Australian Jobs in Coastal Shipping

MUA Urges for Protection of Australian Jobs in Coastal Shipping

The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has urged the Abbott Government to protect Australian jobs, the maritime skills base and the environment when considering changes to laws covering coastal shipping. The call comes as the Australian Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss voices the need to boost the country’s coastal shipping which has seen an almost 2% decrease on 2011-12. According […]

CLdN Redirects Gothenburg Operations to Logent

CLdN Redirects Gothenburg Operations to Logent

The ro-ro company CLdN has signed a ship and freight handling agreement with the car and ro-ro terminal Logent Ports & Terminals at the Port of Gothenburg. They will begin using the terminal on November 15. On Monday it was announced that the Belgian shipping company CLdN has signed a ship and freight handling agreement with […]

Image of the Day: And Then There Were Twelve!

Image of the Day: And Then There Were Twelve!

Maersk Line has taken delivery of their 12th Triple-E vessel named Mogens Maersk. Maersk Line’s Chief Commercial Officer Stephen Schueler decided to memorialise the moment by snapping a few photos during the delivery ceremony at Busan Shipyard in South Korea. The Maersk Triple E class is a family of large, fuel-efficient container ships, designed as a successor […]

IMO Secretary-General Rules Out Reappointment

IMO Secretary-General Rules Out Reappointment

International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu has disclosed his decision not to seek reappointment at the fulfilment of the current term at the end of 2015. Secretary-General Sekimizu stated that reasons of personal nature led to the decision not to seek reappointment. “I would like to retire from IMO at the end of the current term […]

Battling for Supremacy in Shipping World

Battling for Supremacy in Shipping World

As the shipping industry progresses toward bigger and ever more complex ships we are seeing shipbuilding giants battling for supremacy in building a better, bigger and more advanced vessel. The slightest upgrades in size or efficiency can bring in enormous profits or slash operational costs on a global scale. As a result, the industry will soon […]

Irano Hind Value Estimates USD 37 Million Apart

Irano Hind Value Estimates USD 37 Million Apart

Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) and Iran Shipping Lines are finding it hard to wrap up their 39-year-old joint venture Irano Hind Shipping Lines due to the differences in the valuation of the company.  SCI estimates its 49% stake in the joint venture to be USD 132 million, while Iran Shipping Lines has valued SCI’s stake at USD 95 million, […]

Finland Bankrolls Three LNG Terminals

Finland Bankrolls Three LNG Terminals

Finland’s Ministry of Employment and the Economy has committed a total of EUR 65.2 million in energy subsidies for three liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals. With the help of this support, Manga LNG Oy, Skangass Oy, and Oy Aga Ab will build LNG terminals in Tornio, Pori and Rauma respectively. These new terminals will help facilitate […]

Maersk CEO Meeting with Chinese Authorities on 2M

Maersk CEO Meeting with Chinese Authorities on 2M

Chief Executive of Danish container shipping company Maersk Line, Soren Skou, is in China paying visits to local authorities so as to clear the air for the proposed vessel sharing alliance with its Swiss counterpart Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC). Maersk Line’s CEO has met with the director-general of Commerce Ministry’s Anti-Monopoly Bureau, Shang Ming, with whom he […]

UK Chamber of Shipping CEO: Time to Heal Divisions

UK Chamber of Shipping CEO: Time to Heal Divisions

Now that the campaign on the Scottish independence is over, and the result of the referendum is in, the divisions must be healed across industries, businesses and communities alike,  Guy Platten, CEO of the UK Chamber of Shipping said today commenting on the decision of the majority in Scotland to remain inside the UK. According to […]

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