Tanker Market Keeps Up the Momentum

Tanker Market Keeps Momentum

In the first quarter of 2015, tanker earnings for crude oil tankers have climbed to new strong levels, with ...

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

Readers’-Picks

Video: NASSCO Launches World’s First LNG-Powered Container Ship The US shipbuilder General Dynamics NASSCO ...

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MSC Cruises Drops Calls in Ukraine and Egypt

MSC Sinfonia

MSC Cruises cruise line has decided to suspended remaining 2015 calls in Ukraine and Egypt, replacing them with a ...

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EU Mediterranean Crisis Summit Falls Short

Italian navy rescue asylum seekers

Commenting on the European Council’s decision on migrant rescue operation in the Mediterranean, the merchant ...

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Shippers Skeptical about Shipping Alliances’ Benefits

Shippers Skeptical about Shipping Alliances'Benefits

Emergence of major shipping alliances has not convinced major shippers of the benefits they promised to bring. ...

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EU to Triple Funding for Mediterranean Crisis

EU to Triple Funding for Mediterranean Crisis

Responding to the ongoing pressure from the maritime industry, the European Union has committed to triple the ...

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Time to Adapt to New Emission Caps Fast Running Out

Time to Adapt to New Emission Caps Fast Running Out

Lloyd’s Register has issued new emissions guidelines and updated technical information to help operators in ...

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ESC to Put Container Shipping Alliances Under Scrutiny

ESC to Put Container Shipping Alliances Under Scrutiny

The European Shippers’ Council has revealed plans to start a global review of the container liner shipping market ...

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World’s First Standard Container Contract Launched

World’s First Standard Container Contract Launched

The world’s first standardised contract terms and conditions for use in container shipping markets worldwide was ...

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Gulf of Guinea Poses Ongoing Threat of Seafarer Kidnap

Gulf of Guinea Poses Ongoing Threat of Seafarer Kidnap

The Gulf of Guinea proved to be one of the most dangerous piracy hotpots for mariners, according to maritime ...

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Maritime Trade in Yemen, Bab El Mandeb under Growing Pressure

Bab El Mandeb

Maritime trade is under growing impact of the actions of the Houthi rebels in Yemen and the Saudi coalition ...

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Africa's Container Shipping Reliability at Standstil

Africa's Overall Container Shipping Reliability at Standstill

A study conducted for this week’s Containerisation International Global Liner Shipping Conference in Hamburg has ...

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CE Delft Defends Its Shipping Efficiency Study

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Responding to conflicting claims about the conclusions the study it prepared for Seas At Risk and Transport & ...

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Survey: Banks Prefer Eco Ships

Banks Prefer Eco Ships

Several leading banks in the shipping industry, including HSH Nordbank and KfW IPEX-Bank, use energy-efficiency ...

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Marshall Islands Calls for Global Cut in Shipping Emissions

Marshall Islands Calls for Reduction in Shipping Emissions

In a submission to the International Maritime Organization, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, currently the ...

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ICS Refutes T&E Claims on Modern Ship CO2 Efficiency

ICS Refutes T&E Claims on Modern Ship CO2 Efficiency

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has dismissed the recent claim by the European environmental lobby ...

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IMB: Coastal Tanker Hijacked Every 2 Weeks in SE Asia

Coastal tanker hijacked every 2 weeks in SE Asia

A small coastal tanker is hijacked by pirates in South East Asia every two weeks on average, a report from the ...

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EU Ministers Agree on 10-Point Action Plan on Migration

Maltese emergency workers in Senglea collecting bodies from the Mediterranean disaster at the weekend.

The European Union’s foreign and interior ministers approved a 10-point plan of the immediate actions to be ...

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ICS: Regional Shipping Regulations Creating Chaos

Regional Shipping Regulation Creating Chaos

The Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping, Masamichi Morooka, warned about the dangers of regional ...

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Southern African Shipyards Signs MoU with Chinese Giant

Southern African Shipyards Signs MoU with Chinese Giant

Southern African Shipyards (SAS) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China Shipbuilding ...

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Interview: Gaining Competitive Edge by Optimizing Maintenance

Images from the CBM Center (Condition Based Maitenance)

In an ever more competitive maritime market, shipowners need to know how to make the best out of emerging ...

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Carriers More Reliable in March

Carriers More Reliable in March

Liner shipping service reliability across the three core EastWest trades hit a five-month peak in March with an ...

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IMO Pushes Transboundary Oil Pollution Convention

IMO Pushes Transboundary Oil Pollution Convention

The International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) Legal Committee encouraged Member States to ratify and bring ...

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Hapag-Lloyd Introducing New Feeder Service

Hapag-Lloyd Introducing New Feeder Service

German carrier Hapag-Lloyd is launching a new feeder service between Piraeus, Greece and Beirut, Lebanon. The ...

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McQuilling: Winners and Losers in Tanker Market

Winners and Losers in Tanker Market

The number of first quarter global Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) fixtures has been increasing for more than five ...

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Susan Maersk Runs Aground in Suez Canal

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Danish-flagged containership Susan Maersk ran aground on a sand bank on Sunday morning in the Suez Canal while en ...

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Start Date for AVIs Scheme Announced

Chris Baldwin, IMCA’s Technical Adviser

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) and the International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS) ...

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