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Celsius Shipping on the Rise

Celsius Shipping on the Rise

Monaco-based Celsius Shipping has increased its current orderbook for 24,600 dwt stainless steel chemical tankers to ten firm vessels. Celsius and Nantong Mingde Heavy Industry recently signed a contract for the construction of seven more 24,600 dwt chemical tankers with options for additional four. However, the company didn’t want to comment, other than to say that the […]

Wallem Group Leads Maritime Industry in Hong Kong

Wallem Group Leads Maritime Industry in Hong Kong

The Wallem Group is leading the way in Honk Kong for the maritime industry, winning a plethora of awards from peers, seafarers and clients. The Shipping Company of the Year title was bestowed on Wallem by the International Seafarers Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) for the Wallem Group’s crew welfare program in the Seafarer Welfare […]

Kongsberg to Supply K-Sim Engine Simulator for RMU in Ghana

Kongsberg to Supply K-Sim Engine Simulator for RMU in Ghana

The Regional Maritime University (RMU) from Ghana has awarded Kongsberg Maritime a contract to deliver its K-Sim Engine simulator for its premises in Accra. The highly advanced Full Mission Engine Room Simulator (ERS), which is due for delivery in May 2014 will enable RMU to provide education according to STCW requirements. RMU is a tertiary […]

MPA, PSA Continue with Port Technology R&D Initiatives

MPA, PSA Continue with Port Technology R&D Initiatives

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and PSA Corporation Limited (PSA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding today to extend their collaboration under the Port Technology Research and Development Programme. The extension of the Programme will allow MPA and PSA to continue with research and development (R&D) initiatives to develop next-generation technologies for Singapore’s […]

CNCo Wins Ship Owner/Operator Award 2014

CNCo Wins Ship Owner/Operator Award 2014

For the second consecutive year, Swire Shipping, the liner trade division of The China Navigation Company (CNCo), was presented with the prestigious “Ship Owner/Operator Award 2014” award at the annual Seatrade Asia awards ceremony in Singapore on 7th April 2014. These annual awards recognise achievements in the Asian shipping industry. This award was judged based […]

ICTSI and GCPI Sign Deal for Iraq’s Largest Port

ICTSI and GCPI Sign Deal for Iraq’s Largest Port

Philippine-based International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI) is about to invest $130 million in Iraq’s largest port, the Port of Umm Qasr, located on the Gulf coast. Through its subsidiary ICTSI (M.E) JLT, the company signed, on April 8th, a contract with General Company for Ports of Iraq (GCPI) to operate, develop and expand container […]

New Simulation Complex for City of Glasgow College (UK)

New Simulation Complex for City of Glasgow College (UK)

Transas Marine and City of Glasgow College have signed a contract for a ship simulator suite. The simulation centre in the Riverside campus which is under construction, will be one of the largest, the most up to date and most technically advanced simulation suite in the UK. Training courses are expected to start in Autumn […]

AIDAcara’s Arrival in Kiel Opened Cruise Shipping Season (Germany)

AIDAcara’s Arrival in Kiel Opened Cruise Shipping Season (Germany)

This year’s cruise shipping season in Kiel opened on Saturday April 5th when the first cruise ship of the year, the ‘AIDAcara’, berthed in the port after sailing through the Kiel Canal. During this year’s season, which will last until mid October, 22 different cruise ships are scheduled to visit Kiel a total of 125 […]

Alewijnse Secures Contracts for New Branches in Asia Pacific

Alewijnse Secures Contracts for New Branches in Asia Pacific

Systems integrator Alewijnse Marine Systems has signed the official contracts for the launch of the new branches Alewijnse Marine Singapore Pte. Ltd. and Alewijnse Marine Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. The formation of the Singapore and Malaysian offices marks the next phase in Alewijnse’s strategy to supply its electro-technical services to shipyards and operators in South-East Asia. […]

GasLog Buys Six LNG Carriers

GasLog Buys Six LNG Carriers

GasLog Ltd. (GasLog) has completed the acquisition of three ships from Methane Services Ltd. (MSL), an affiliate of BG Group, and agreed to acquire an additional three LNG carriers from the same company and to charter those ships back to MSL for six-year initial terms on average. The time charters back to MSL for the […]

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