Category archives for: Shipping News

Have Your Say on Green Agenda

Have Your Say on Green Agenda

Growing concerns about the state of the world’s oceans and the impact that shipping has on quality of the air has led to ever more legislation on emissions. The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) and Colfax Fluid Handling, are working together to investigate perceptions of the ‘Green Agenda’ and whether shipping companies […]

UPDATE: Notorious Vega Auriga Detained in Tauranga

UPDATE: Notorious Vega Auriga Detained in Tauranga

Container ship Vega Auriga, banned by Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) from using or entering any Australian ports due to repeated breaches relating to seafarer welfare and maintenance of the ship, is being detained at the Port of Tauranga.  The ship cannot leave the port until all 11 of its deficiencies are resolved, according to Maritime New […]

Chinese Boxship Sinks

Chinese Boxship Sinks

Chinese container ship Tao Yan sank following a collision with another container ship Gang Tai Tai Zhou on August 25 some 10 nautical miles off Tianjin port, the Bohai Sea, China. Tao Yan’s side cargo holds under the waterline were breached by Gang Tai Tai Zhou’s bow,  allowing for water ingress and causing the vessel to list heavily and subsequently […]

CMA CGM Attila Hits Dock in Vancouver

CMA CGM Attila Hits Dock in Vancouver

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has deployed a team of investigators to Vancouver, British Columbia where the vessel CMA CGM Attila struck the dock at the DP World Centerm container terminal on August 28. The allision caused significant delays in the Port of Vancouver, forcing several container ships to change their scheduled arrivals, including […]

Interlink Invests Heavily in Bulker Fleet

Interlink Invests Heavily in Bulker Fleet

American bulk carrier owner Interlink Maritime is pursuing an aggressive fleet expansion plan comprising up to eighteen bulkers ordered at three Chinese yards. Five  39,000dwt bulker orders have been placed with Zengzhou Shipbuilding. The contract includes options for five more. The five, worth $240m, will start delivery at the end of the 2015, continuing into the middle of 2016. The quintet, […]

Hamburg Süd Christens San Christobal

Hamburg Süd Christens San Christobal

Hamburg Süd celebrated on August 28 the christening of its container ship “San Christobal” at the Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea. The vessel is the second newbuild in the series of three new “San”-class ships. Each container vessel in the “San”-class has a nominal slot capacity of 9,034 TEU, and the “San […]

Rotterdam Port Congestion Easing Up

Rotterdam Port Congestion Easing Up

The congestion which troubled the Rotterdam container sector during the past few months seems to be decreasing, the Port Rotterdam Authority reports. Inland shipping operators report that increasingly more ships are being handled on schedule. According to ECT, the situation is now under control. Sector organisation CBRB with which most barge operators are affiliated, remains […]

SHI Merging with Samsung Engineering

SHI Merging with Samsung Engineering

South Korean shipbuilding giant Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has officially announced that it will merge with Samsung Engineering Co., Ltd, the first and largest engineering company in Korea. The merger between Samsung Heavy Industries and Samsung Engineering was decided during their board of directors meeting on September 1 to create a “world-class total solution provider […]

Thai Tanker Hijacked off Malaysia

Thai Tanker Hijacked off Malaysia

An armed pirate gang hijacked a Thai tanker off Malaysia’s east coast and siphoned its cargo of oil on Thursday, August 28, the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery (ReCAAP) said on Friday. According to ReCAAP, the group, comprised of six armed pirates, approached the unnamed tanker in a speedboat at approximately […]

Readers’ Picks of the Week (Aug 25-29, 2014)

Readers’ Picks of the Week (Aug 25-29, 2014)

Plastic Main Propellers Making Debut Plastic Main Propellers Making Debut Japanese classification society ClassNK and Nakashima Propeller Co., Ltd., have installed the world’s first carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) propeller on a main propulsion system of a merchant vessel.…Read more Deadliest Week in Mediterranean More than 300 people died while trying to make irregular sea […]

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