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

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, […]

SHI on Track with CSAV’s Boxships

SHI on Track with CSAV’s Boxships

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) said today that the construction of CSAV’s seven 9,300 TEU container ships is going according to schedule. The shipbuilder announced today in its regulatory filing to the Korea Stock Exchange that CSAV’s $617.67 million worth project is on track. The newbuilds are scheduled to be delivered from the end of 2014 […]

ISS Venezuela Office Opened in Puerto La Cruz

ISS Venezuela Office Opened in Puerto La Cruz

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, has expanded its network in Central and South America with the opening of ISS Venezuela in Puerto La Cruz. Port Manager, Aldo M. Limongelli, who brings thirty eight years of experience in maritime operations such as chartering, bunkering, stevedoring, transportation, project cargo, logistics and green […]

Efficiency Improvements Pay Off for Maersk Line

Efficiency Improvements Pay Off for Maersk Line

Maersk Line has published its Sustainability Progress Update for 2013, showing a 3.8 million tonnes CO2 reduction in a year where the business grew 4.1%. “2013 was a good year for Maersk Line – financially as well as in terms of our sustainability performance” says Søren Skou, CEO of Maersk Line. “Our fuel efficiency improvements […]

ClassNK Opens New Survey Office in Belem, Brazil

ClassNK Opens New Survey Office in Belem, Brazil

Classification society ClassNK has established a new exclusive survey office in Belem, Brazil. Located on the northeast coast of Brazil adjacent to the Para River, Belem is the second largest city in the northern Brazil. The entrance gate to the Amazon River, Belem also has one of the largest ports in the region. The Belem […]

NRF Calls for Negotiations at U.S. West Coast Ports

NRF Calls for Negotiations at U.S. West Coast Ports

The National Retail Federation yesterday urged maritime management and the union representing dockworkers along the U.S. West Coast ports to expedite pending contract negotiations and reach agreement on a new deal well in advance of the expiration of the current contract this summer. NRF believes expedited negotiations would strengthen the supply chain and provide shippers […]

New Palmali Oil Tankers to Get RS Classification

New Palmali Oil Tankers to Get RS Classification

Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) and Armada Shipyard signed an agreement on classification of two river-sea oil tankers of project RST 22M ordered by Palmali Group of Companies. At present, RS experts are engaged in the plan approval of the ships. According to the agreement, RS will render classification of the newbuildings and survey […]

Golden Ocean Buys Ice Class Panamax Vessel

Golden Ocean Buys Ice Class Panamax Vessel

Golden Ocean Group Limited (Golden Ocean) has entered into an agreement to purchase one ice class Panamax vessel resale built at Pipavav Defence & Offshore Engineering Company (Pipavav). Golden Ocean is expected to take delivery of the vessel ex yard during second quarter 2014. The vessel will be named Golden Ruby and is acquired from […]

Tug Fairmount Sherpa Tows UDW for 11,500 Miles

Tug Fairmount Sherpa Tows UDW for 11,500 Miles

Tug Fairmount Sherpa has towed rig Sevan Louisiana safely from Singapore to Curaçao. During the 11,500 miles voyage via Cape of Good Hope, stops were made in Port Louis (Mauritius), Walvis Bay (Namibia) and Port of Spain (Trinidad) to take bunkers and for crew changes. The Sevan Louisiana is a so called Ultra Deep Water […]

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