Some Carriers Resorting to West Coast Surcharges After All

Some Carriers Resorting to West Coast Surcharges After All

Some of the carriers that suspended their congestion surcharges last week for US West Coast ports have decided to push forward with their plans and introduce surcharges starting on or after November 26th. US Lines and ...

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Plunging Oil Prices Driving Down Fuel Costs

Plunging Oil Prices Could Cut Fuel Costs by USD 1 Mln

Fuel costs could be cut by as much as USD 1 million a year if current price levels stay put for ships that burn 24 ...

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UPDATE: Belgium Port Workers Begin 24 Hour Strike

Aerial View of Port of Zeebrugge

Port workers in Belgium have started a 24 hour strike today, 24th November 2014, which will end at midnight ...

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Drewry: North America Needs Bigger, Automated Terminals

Drewry North America Needs Bigger, Automated Terminals

Drewry’s new report Container Terminal Capacity and Performance Benchmarks compares capacity and performance ...

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ECSA Advises Caution on CO2 Monitoring Regime

ECSA Advises Caution on CO2 Monitoring Regime  1

The European Community Shipowners’ Association (ECSA) voiced their concerns in relation to data reliability ...

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Maersk Eyes More Shares

Maersk Eyes More Shares

Denmark’s A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S has entered the second phase of its share buy-back program, which ...

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IMRF: Dealing with Media Pressure Key in SAR Operations

IMRF Dealing with Media Pressure Key in SAR Operations

Media pressure, and particularly the posting of unverified stories on social media, has become a significant factor ...

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Cruise Lines Deploying More Capacity in Asia

Cruise Lines Deploying More Capacity in Asia

 The cruise industry continues to grow rapidly in Asia and many cruise lines are deploying more capacity in the ...

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Lower US Demand Reshuffles West African Crude Moves

Lower US Demand Reshuffles West African Crude Moves

West African crude moves have shifted from the U.S. to Europe as lower demand from the U.S. has forced a reshuffle ...

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TEN Rakes In

TEN Rakes In

Athens-based tanker owner and operator Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (TEN) has reported an improved net income ...

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Port of Gothenburg to Boost Timber Volumes

Port of Gothenburg to Boost Timber Volumes

Sweden’s Port of Gothenburg is aiming to increase the volume of paper and timber products passing through the ...

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Seven Evacuated from Sinking Freighter off Haiti

Seven Evacuated from Sinking Freighter off Haiti

Seven crewmembers were rescued after their 100-foot coastal freighter began taking on water and sank approximately ...

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BOEM Launches Arctic Ecosystem Research Project

BOEM Launches Arctic Ecosystem Research Project

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) partners ...

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Barcelona among Top Three Most Productive European Ports

Port of Barcelona

The Port of Barcelona received the third most productive port in Europe award for the first half of 2014, marking ...

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DP World, Qingdao Port Group Deepen Collaboration

DP World, Quingdao Port Group Deepen Collaboration

DP World, Dubai, and Qingdao Port Group, China, have signed a Strategic Framework Agreement to enhance port ...

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Readers’ Picks of the Week (17th -21st of Nov)

Readers’ Picks of the Week

Cargo Ship Sinks off Ecuador A 1,200 dwt general cargo vessel San Cristobal sank around 25 nautical miles off Santa ...

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US Navy Supply Ships Collide in Gulf of Aden

US Navy Ships Collide in Gulf of Aden

Two U.S. Naval supply ships collided in the Gulf of Aden November 20 at 5:26 a.m. local time with no injuries to ...

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Panama Canal Expansion Good for Japan’s LNG Imports

Japan's LNG Imports to Benefit from Panama Canal Expansion

The Panama Canal Expansion will open new possibilities for the shipments of liquefied natural gas (LNG) through the ...

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Eunavfor Stays in Somalia for Two More Years

Eunavfor Stays in Somalia for Two More Years

The European Council has extended the EU’s counter-piracy Operation Atalanta by two more years, until December 12, ...

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Date Set for Nicaragua Canal Construction Start

Nicaragua Canal Construction Start Confirmed

Work on the USD 40 billion Nicaragua canal will start on December 22 and the project will have minimal ...

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IMO Adopts Polar Code

IMO Adopts Polar Code

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar ...

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ITF Questions PMA’s Commitment to West Coast Talks

Paddy Crumlin, ITF president

The talks between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) are ...

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One Dead, Three Injured in Oil Platform Blast off New Orleans

One Dead, Three Injured in Oil Rig Explosion off New Orleans

One worker died and three more were injured in an explosion on Fieldwood Energy’s Echo Platform located in ...

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Hyundai Heavy Sees First Strike in 18 Years

Hyundai Heavy Sees First Strike in 18 Years

Unionised workers at South Korea’s shipbuilding giant Hyundai Heavy Industries staged their first industrial action ...

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OW Bunker’s Board Never Approved Tankoil Loan

OW Bunker's Board Never Approved Tankoil Loan

The credit line worth up to USD 130 million that was given by Singapore arm of Danish marine fuel distributor OW ...

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