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Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Keeping Shippers on Their Toes

Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Keeping Shippers on Their Toes

African shipping may be hit hard by the Ebola outbreak as shipping agents start to refuse to call at West African ports for security reasons or ask for higher rates to do so. Freight rates for clean tankers heading from the UK continent to the West Africa could see an increase due to the Ebola crisis […]

Van Oord Strengthens SRI Fleet

Van Oord Strengthens SRI Fleet

Van Oord has ordered a new subsea rock installation vessel. Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group Shanghai will build the vessel at its Ningbo yard in China, with delivery scheduled for 2016. Subsea rock installation is a proven technique for the protection and stabilisation of offshore structures and pipelines, and is one of Van Oord’s main activities for […]

Evelyn Maersk Rescues 352 from Sinking Vessel

Evelyn Maersk Rescues 352 from Sinking Vessel

The crew of Evelyn Maersk, a container ship en route from Suez to Algeciras, participated on Saturday, August 30, in a search and rescue operation launched in an effort to find a fishing boat sinking off Sicily, carrying hundreds of immigrants on board, Seanews reports. One of the Mediterranean’s RCC centers sent a request to the container ship to head towards the […]

Ro-Ro Ship Runs Aground off Kinsarvik, Norway

Ro-Ro Ship Runs Aground off Kinsarvik, Norway

The 107- meter long Multi-Purpose/Ro-Ro cargo ship Norrland with 12 crew onboard is reported to have hit a sandy shallow causing the vessel to run aground offshore Kinsarvik, Norway. The Norrland was heading to Boliden Odda from Haugesund when the grounding occurred. There were no injuries or pollution reported. The extent of the damage is about to […]

U.S. Navy Helicopter Crashes off Djibouti

U.S. Navy Helicopter Crashes off Djibouti

A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) crashed at 2:00 p.m. (GMT), September 1, at sea in the Gulf of Aden as it attempted to land aboard USS Mesa Verde. All 25 persons aboard the helicopter; 17 Marines and eight Navy Sailors, were safely recovered and are […]

Ecoships Showcases Flower-Inspired Bulker Design

Ecoships Showcases Flower-Inspired Bulker Design

Ecoships, the technical shipmanagement arm of Newport Shipping Group, has introduced a next generation bulk carrier design, developed to set the standard in ecologically compatible marine transportation. Inspired by the low friction to water flow and self-cleaning properties of the lotus flower – a symbol of purity and beauty in Buddhist and Hindu philosophy – […]

UPDATE 2: Kurdish Crude Tanker Reappears. Still Not Unloaded.

UPDATE 2: Kurdish Crude Tanker Reappears. Still Not Unloaded.

The tanker United Kalavrvta (formerly SCF BYRRANGA) carrying one million barrels of Kurdish oil, which disappeared from satellite tracking, has reappeared on Monday, however the tanker hasn’t unloaded its cargo, according to Reuters. The ship, which got cleared for unloading of one million of barrels of Kurdish oil it was carrying last week, was believed to […]

USCG Medevacs Woman from Carnival Fantasy

USCG Medevacs Woman from Carnival Fantasy

A United States Coast Guard (USCG) helicopter crew from Air Station Clearwater, Fla., medically evacuated a 67-year-old woman from the cruise ship Carnival Fantasy 80 miles east of Ponce De Leon Inlet, Fla., Friday evening, the USCG said. Staff aboard the Fantasy requested a Coast Guard medevac and consulted with a Coast Guard flight surgeon, […]

DNV GL Boasts Strong Interim Results

DNV GL Boasts Strong Interim Results

The recently formed DNV GL Group recorded solid results for the period of six months ending June 30, 2014. The interim report shows the Group had a strong performance and a proforma revenue growth of 11%. “The first half of this year has been both exciting and challenging for the newly formed DNV GL Group. We […]

Subdued Demand Affects Goldenport Holdings’ Results

Subdued Demand Affects Goldenport Holdings’ Results

Goldenport Holdings, an international shipping company that owns and operates a fleet of dry bulk and container vessels, posted a net loss of $1.4m for the six months ending June, down from $8.3m. Goldenport said trading during the second quarter was softer than in the first quarter due to continued subdued demand in the Far […]

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