Readers’ Picks of the Week (20-24 of Jul)

Readers’-Picks

Fire aboard Freedom of the Seas A fire broke out in a mechanical space on board Royal Caribbean’s cruise ship ...

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Drewry: Carriers Keep Upwards Reliability Trend

Maersk

Container service reliability made another steady improvement in June with the aggregate on-time performance for ...

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Intertanko Objects Nigerian Tanker Ban

Intertanko Opposes Nigerian Tanker Ban

The International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (Intertanko) has issued a letter of protest to Nigerian ...

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Coastal Tankers in SE Asia Attacked Every Two Weeks

Coastal Tankers in SE Asia Attacked Every Two Weeks1

There is a continuing trend in South East Asia in the hijacking of small coastal tankers by maritime pirates, ...

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Egypt on High Alert ahead of Suez Canal Inauguration

Suez-Canal-

Egyptian authorities have raised the alert level to the maximum across the country ahead of the opening of the ...

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Golar Seals Deal for Third GoFLNG

Golar Seals Deal for Third GoFLNG

London-based liquefied natural gas shipping company Golar LNG Limited has executed agreements for conversion of the ...

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Nigeria Bans 113 Tankers from Its Waters

Nigeria Bans 113 Tankers from Its Waters

Nigeria’s national oil company NNPC has prohibited 113 oil tankers from its waters effective immediately, ...

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OPV Market in Growth Mode

OPV Market in Growth Mode

The total number of Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs), the fastest growing segment of the naval vessels market, ...

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Tanker Orderbook Set to Beat 2013 Record?

Tankers in Great Demand

Investment in construction of tankers driven by stronger appetite in ordering of new tonnage so far this year has ...

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Libyan War Planes Sink Ship

Illustration

A ship was bombed and sunk on Sunday in an air strike conducted by Libyan war planes in the vicinity of town of ...

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Hapag-Lloyd Stands Alone in West Africa Service

Hapag-Lloyd Stands Alone in West Africa Service

German liner company Hapag-Lloyd informed that it would launch an improved service between West Africa and Northern ...

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Readers’ Picks of the Week (13-17 of Jul)

Readers’-Picks

NOL Up for Sale Again? Singapore-based container shipping company Neptune Orient Lines has been put up for sale by ...

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Biggest Spenders So Far in 2015

Peter C. Georgiopoulos, founder of General Maritime Corporation

The biggest spender on second hand tonnage in the first half of 2015 is United States-based transporter of crude ...

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Panama Canal Regains Past Glory

Panama Canal Regains Past Glory

Weekly capacity on Far East to US East Coast all-water services has surged by 20% year-on-year, to reach a record ...

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Minerva Marine Denies Arrest of Its Ras Lanuf-Bound Tanker

Minerva Marine Denies Arrest of Its Ras Lanuf-Bound Tanker

Greece-based tanker operator Minerva Marine denied media reports that its 2000-built tanker Minerva Alexandra had ...

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NileDutch Starts South America-Africa Service

NileDutch Starts South America-Africa Service

Rotterdam-based container line NileDutch is starting a new weekly South America – South Africa – West Africa ...

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Drewry: Ship Utilisation Hit by Overcapacity

Ship Utilisation Hit by Overcapacity

The average containership load factor across the main headhaul East-West trade routes, adjusted for void ...

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Seas Could Rise 6 Meters Despite UN Global Warming Cap

Seas Could Rise 6 Meters Despite UN Global Warming Cap

Sea levels could rise by 6 meters (20 feet) in the long rung even if a United Nations goal of limiting global ...

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Southeast Asia Remains Main Piracy Hotspot

DRYAD figures3

Southeast Asia continues to dominate maritime crime incidents globally, with 120 reports of piracy and maritime ...

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Libya-Bound Oil Tankers Facing Arrest

Libya-Bound Oil Tankers Facing Arrest

Panama-flagged oil tanker Trident Hope and Greece-flagged crude oil tanker Minerva Alexandra, which are bound for ...

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Dramatic Death Toll Fall in the Mediterranean

Snapshot of one of MOAS rescue operation in the Mediteranean

There has been a dramatic fall in the number of migrants and refugees who have lost their lives trying to cross the ...

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MSC Cruises Drops Tunisia Calls amid State of Emergency

MSC Cruises Drops Tunisia Calls amid State of Emergency

Cruise line company MSC Cruises S.A. said it was suspending calls scheduled in Tunisia for the upcoming winter ...

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Pirates See Naval Presence as Biggest Deterrent

Pirates See Navies and Imprisonment as Biggest Deterrents

66 Somali inmates accused of piracy and imprisoned in Somaliland, Puntland and the Seychelles have identified ...

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ITF Warns of Cruise Ship Job Scams

ITF Warns of Cruise Ship Job Scams

There is an increasing number of recruitment frauds targeting people wanting to work in the cruise industry, the ...

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IMO: Shipping Regulation Must Be Sharper

IMO

Unnecessary administrative difficulties must be weeded out before an international shipping regulation is adopted, ...

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Rosneft Deepens Export Ties with Egypt

Rosneft Deepens Egyptian Connection

Russian oil and gas major Rosneft has signed two term sheets with Egyptian energy importers for future supplies of ...

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Cargotec Nabs Two

Cargotec Nabs Two

Cargotec has, through Kalmar and MacGregor, won contracts to retrofit two ship-to-shore (STS) cranes in Egypt, and ...

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