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BESIX to Build Gdansk Deepwater Berth

BESIX to Build Gdansk Deepwater Berth

DCT Gdansk has finalized the tender process for the design and construction of a new berth and the adjacent container stacking yards. The winning bid came from Belgium’s N.V. BESIX. The new 650m long berth, which will be designed and constructed by the BESIX, will increase the DCT’s annual handling capacity by up to 3 million […]

Croatian Mare Nostrum Joins ECSA

Croatian Mare Nostrum Joins ECSA

The Croatian Shipowners’ Association ‘Mare Nostrum’ has decided to join European Community Shipowners’ Association (ECSA) as a full member. The association counts ten members, who deploy a fleet of 141 ships, representing a tonnage of 1.7 million GT and 2.8 million DWT. The Croatian shipowners employ 3264 seafarers. The Croatian fleet consists mainly of dry […]

LNG Venus Latest Addition to MOL’s Fleet

LNG Venus Latest Addition to MOL’s Fleet

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd., has held a naming ceremony for the LNG Venus, a newbuilding liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier, at the Nagasaki Shipyard of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. The LNG Venus is co-owned by MOL and Osaka Gas’ wholly owned subsidiary, Osaka Gas International Transport Inc. After its completion, it will sail under a charter contract […]

Calm Waters ahead for Chinese Seaborne Exports

Calm Waters ahead for Chinese Seaborne Exports

The outlook for Chinese seaborne exports remains optimistic, particularly as growth on mainlane container trades from the Far East has picked up notably this year, according to Clarksons Shipping Intelligence Network. While containerisable cargoes are likely to remain a key part and driver of China’s seaborne exports, shipments of minor bulk commodities and project-related cargoes […]

Shipping Industry Wants Higher Quality Data

Shipping Industry Wants Higher Quality Data

The latest INTTRA Technology Outlook survey which tries to identify the top technology priorities and challenges on the minds of international logistics and shipping industry professionals around the world has shown that the industry’s top priority is “improving supply chain visibility capabilities to integrate higher quality data.” This demonstrates the importance now placed on having […]

Resources Insufficient for Tackling Potential Disasters in the Arctic

Resources Insufficient for Tackling Potential Disasters in the Arctic

As more and more ships venture into the Arctic, resources to cope with search and rescue operations along with potential environmental cleanups are lacking. Speaking at IUMI conference in Hong Kong, Stein Are Hansen, head of department, loss prevention and emergency response, Norwegian Hull Club, said: “Humans make mistakes. Have we really thought about the […]

Global Marine Premiums Fall

Global Marine Premiums Fall

Global marine premiums dropped by 1.7% last year, falling from USD 34.8bn in 2012 to USD 34.2bn, as shown by the latest statistics released by the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) at its 2014 annual conference held in Hong Kong. The conference gathered over 500 attendees who heard from industry experts on how the marine […]

GTT’s LNG Membrane Tanks Soon with Made in USA Label

GTT’s LNG Membrane Tanks Soon with Made in USA Label

France-based Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT), designer of membrane containment systems for the maritime transportation and storage of LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas), has signed through its U.S. subsidiary GTT North America an agreement with Conrad Shipyard, Morgan City (LA, the U.S.A.) for the future production of LNG membrane tanks using the GTT’s technology. The signing of an agreement initiates […]

Exclusive: Hidden Dangers of Shipping Alliances

Exclusive: Hidden Dangers of Shipping Alliances

The 2M alliance between the shipping heavyweights, Denmark’s Maersk Line and Swiss Mediterranean Shipping Company is currently under scrutiny of the U.S.A. and China regulators.  The companies are trying to appear confident in the approval of the alliance, saying that the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission’s (FMC) approval should be just a formality. Maersk Line’s Chief […]

Oiltanking Partners Sold to Enterprise Products Partners

Oiltanking Partners Sold to Enterprise Products Partners

Oiltanking announced the sale of all of its interest in Oiltanking Partners L.P. (Oiltanking Partners) to Enterprise Products Partners L.P. Oiltanking Partners, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Oiltanking Houston and Oiltanking Beaumont, owns and operates tank storage assets located on the Houston Ship Channel and in Beaumont, Texas. Oiltanking has a strong presence in the United […]

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