Nantong Rainbow Secures Order from ESSA

Nantong Rainbow Secures Order from ESSA

Mexico’s state-controlled salt exporter Exportadora de Sal SA de CV (ESSA) has ordered a new ship-type from Chinese shipbuilder Nantong Rainbow. The newbuid is a shallow-draft 15,000 dwt ABS-classed vessel ...

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PSA Zeebrugge, Stora Enso Expand Cooperation

PSA Zeebrugge, Stora Enso Expand Cooperation

Belgium’s PSA Zeebrugge and Stora Enso have extended their cooperation, with PSA’s Zeebrugge ...

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BC Ferries Gets Go-Ahead for LNG Conversion

BC Ferries Gets Go-Ahead for LNG Conversion

The BC Ferries Commissioner has approved BC Ferries’ application to convert its two largest vessels, the ...

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Norwegian Cruise Line to Buy Ocean Princess

Norwegian Cruise Line to Buy Ocean Princess

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. has entered into a definitive agreement with Princess Cruises, Ltd. to purchase ...

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Maritime Traffic Up Fourfold in Two Decades

Maritime Traffic Up Threefold in Two Decades

Maritime traffic on the world’s oceans has increased 300 per cent over the past 20 years, according to a new study ...

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Interferry Backs New LNG Tank Placement Rules

Viking Grace is LNG bunkering in Port of Stockholm

Interferry, a global ferry industry association, has welcomed a decision at last week’s IMO Maritime Safety ...

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ITF Condemns PCA’s Attack on Trade Unions

Panama Canal Expansion Works

The International Transport Workers’ Federation called the recent moves by the Panama Canal Authority (PCA) an open ...

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Some Carriers Resorting to West Coast Surcharges After All

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 ...

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Argyll Strikes Again

HMS Argyll Strikes Again

The U.K. Navy’s HMS Argyll has seized more than 850 kg of cocaine in a high speed midnight chase while on ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Small Island States Still Cut Off from Major Trade Routes

Small Island States Still Cut Off from Major Trade Routes

Small island developing states (SIDS) face severe and complex transport challenges, UNCTAD’s Review of ...

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Exmar Shelves IPO

Exmar Shelves IPO

Antwerp-based LNG and LPG carrier owner and operator Exmar has decided to delay the launch of the contemplated ...

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Pullmantur Increasing Capacity with Majesty of the Seas

Royal Caribbean's Majesty of the Seas

Cruise company Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. will transfer Majesty of the Seas from its Royal Caribbean ...

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