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Surge of Orders for Danelec Marine

Surge of Orders for Danelec Marine

Danelec Marine has received orders to supply Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs) and Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) for 18 offshore support vessels in China.   The orders were taken by Danelec’s distributor Xiamen Huayi. The ships are under construction at a shipyard in Fujian province. Danelec Marine has seen a surge of business […]

Costa Concordia Changes Hands

Costa Concordia Changes Hands

The notarial deed establishing the transfer of ownership of the Concordia from Costa Crociere to the Saipem/San Giorgio del Porto consortium was signed on Sunday, July 27, at 3.40 pm.   The deed rules that the sale is carried out for the specific purpose of demolishing and recycling the wreck as agreed and in accordance with […]

GTT Technology to Feature on Yamal LNGC Newbuilds

GTT Technology to Feature on Yamal LNGC Newbuilds

GTT (Gaztransport & Technigaz) has disclosed the order of nine Liquefied Natural Gas Carriers (LNGC) which will be built by the Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME).   Six new ships will be owned jointly by TEEKAY & CLNG and the three others will be owned jointly by MOL & CSLNG. These large vessels […]

Dorian Ventures into New Markets

Dorian Ventures into New Markets

Dorian LPG Ltd., has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with HNA Logistics Group Co. Ltd. to explore opportunities in the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) logistics market.   Director and Vice President of HNA Logistics, Ximen Chen, said: “We will jointly engage in the development of green energy logistics which includes LPG vessel investment, gas […]

Hamburg Süd Takes Over CCNI’s Liner Operations

Hamburg Süd Takes Over CCNI’s Liner Operations

Hamburg Südamerikanische Dampfschifffahrts-Gesellschaft KG (HSDG) with headquarters in Hamburg, Germany, and Compañía Chilena de Navegación Interoceánica S.A. (CCNI) with headquarters in Valparaiso, Chile have signed a preliminary agreement by which HSDG will acquire the container liner activities of CCNI.   This acquisition, reportedly worth around USD 160 million, is scheduled to be executed by the latest […]

MUAWA Wary of Chevron’s Commitment to Safety

MUAWA Wary of Chevron’s Commitment to Safety

International speakers highlighted concerns about the safety of Chevron operations at a public meeting attended by over 300 people in Perth, Western Australia.   The forum, hosted by the Maritime Union of Australia (WA Branch) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation, featured Mike Smith, a union official from the United Steelworkers’ Union Local 5 in […]

Atlantic Panamax Freight Rates on the Rise

Atlantic Panamax Freight Rates on the Rise

An improved sentiment prevails in trans-Atlantic Panamax freight rates as demand tightens for tonnage capacity.   Several routes saw freight rise, according to Platts’ data, those being Virginia-Rotterdam coal route (improved to $9.25/mt on Friday, up from $9/mt), Alabama-Rotterdam coal route,  also increased and was assessed at $12.75/mt, up from $12.5/mt, Baltic-UK Continent runs with […]

Photos: Oil Spill Response in Pechora Sea

Photos: Oil Spill Response in Pechora Sea

Oil spill response exercises were conducted July 17-18 at exploration well No 3 of North-Dolginskoye oil field drilled by semi-submersible jackup drilling rig GSP Saturn on the continental shelf of Russia in the Pechora Sea, Russian Marine Emergency Rescue Service (Gosmorspassluzhba) said.   The oil spill response team was membered among others by multipurpose salvage […]

Port of Colombo Upgrade in Full Swing

Port of Colombo Upgrade in Full Swing

The Sri Lanka Government has identified Colombo Port Expansion Project (CPEP) as a way to cater to the increasing demand for services in the international shipping industry.   The project consists of two phases, the first being harbour infrastructure works such as construction of breakwaters, dredging for new harbour basin and navigation channel and rerouting […]

USCG Medevacs Passenger from Carnival Fantasy

USCG Medevacs Passenger from Carnival Fantasy

A crew aboard a United States Coast Guard rescue helicopter medically evacuated a passenger Thursday night from the cruise ship Carnival Fantasy, approximately 40 miles east of Charleston.   Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Charleston command center were notified via satellite phone call of the situation at approximately 8 p.m. The report stated a […]

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