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 Maritime Transport 2014 reports. For UNCTAD, the way forward requires a portfolio of measures spanning a range ...

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Suezmax Tanker Market Strong

NAT CEO and Chair, Herbjørn Hansson

The recent drop in the oil price is positive for world tanker business, Herbjørn Hansson, Chairman & CEO of ...

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ESC: Shipping Alliances Need a Watchdog

ESC Shipping Alliances Need a Watchdog

The European Shippers’ Council (ESC) says that shipping industry needs a global authority to keep Vessel Sharing ...

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Mexico Nods to Hapag-CSAV Merger

Mexico Nods to Hapag-CSAV Merger

Mexican competition authority has given unconditional clearance under Mexican merger regulations for the planned ...

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UNCTAD: Global Seaborne Trade Marks Modest Growth

UNCTAD: Global Seaborne Trade Marks Modest Growth

Reflecting stumbling growth in the world economy, world seaborne shipments grew by an average of just 3.8 per cent ...

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FMC Asking for More Info on TSA Proposal

Port of Los Angeles

The US Federal Commission plans to request additional information from the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement ...

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US Coast Guard, EPA to Monitor Sulphur Emission Compliance

US Coast Guard, EPA to Monitor Sulphur Emission Compliance

The U.S. Coast Guard together with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will soon take action to ensure ...

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BW LPG Positive about Market Outlook for 2015

BW LPG Positive about Market Outlook for 2015

Very large gas carrier (VLGC) owner and operator BW LPG is reaping the fruits of historically high rates on VLGC ...

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LPG Carriers Fearing Cold Winter in US

LPG Carriers Fearing Cold Winter in US

LPG exports are so dependent on the severity of winter in North America that all eyes are on the weather, as it hit ...

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Norwegian Wraps Up Prestige Takeover

Norwegian Wraps Up Prestige Takeover

Cruise operator Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. has completed its previously-announced acquisition of Prestige ...

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Corvus Energy Takes On First LNG Hybrid Ferry

Corvus Energy Takes On First LNG Hybrid Ferry

Corvus Energy and Siemens AS have been awarded the contract for the Fannefjord LNG hybrid ferry operated by Fjord1. ...

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Seaspan Books Two Eco Ferries

Seaspan Books Two Eco Ferries

Canada’s Seaspan Ferries Corporation has contracted Sedef Shipyard of Istanbul, Turkey to build two new ...

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Interview: Recruiting for Maritime Industry

Middle Point's Partner Consultant Maarten van Haren

The global maritime industry is undergoing a very challenging period with industry stakeholders opting ...

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Quality Standards Paramount

Quality Standards Paramount

Quality is the paramount and must be maintained by continuous enhancement of shipbuilding standards, classification ...

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EU: Trade Restrictions Still Prevalent

Trade Restrictions Still Prevalent

 The tendency to impose trade-restricting measures remains strong among the EU’s commercial partners, ...

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Carriers Suspending West Coast Surcharges

Port of Los Angeles Container Terminals

Seven carriers have decided to  suspend the announced congestion surcharges for cargo moving via U.S. West Coast ...

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World’s First FLNG Undocked in Nantong

World's First FLNG Undocked in Nantong

Caribbean FLNG facility has been undocked from the Wison Offshore & Marine dry dock in Nantong, China, marking ...

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Cargo Ship Sinks off Ecuador

Cargo Ship Sinks off Ecuador

A 1,200 dwt general cargo vessel San Cristobal sank around 25 nautical miles off Santa Elena Peninsula, Ecuador, in ...

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GSF: Alliances Worry Shippers

GSF Alliances Worry Shippers

The recent Containerisation International (CI) shipper sentiment survey has shown that shippers are worried about ...

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Knightsbridge Files Registration Statement with SEC

Knightsbridge Files Registration Statement with SEC

Dry bulk carrier Knightsbridge Shipping Limited has  filed a registration statement with the United States ...

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MES Hands Over Hanjin Chiba to Venus

MES Chiba Shipyard

Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES) completed and delivered a 56,000 dwt type bulk carrier MV ...

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Petrobras Hires Damen-Designed Oil Spill Response Vessels

Petrobras Hires Damen-Designed Oil Spill Response Vessels

Compagnie Maritime Monégasque SAM has secured contracts with Petrobras Brazil to charter five new-build Fast Oil ...

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LPG Carrier Aids Three in Suspected Mutiny

LPG Carrier Aids Three in Suspected Mutiny

The M/V Tessa Kosan, a 367-foot LPG carrier, rescued three crew members in a bizarre case involving a possible ...

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IMO MSC Session Opens

IMO MSC Session Opens

IMO Secretary-General Sekimizu has opened the 94th session of the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) on Monday, which ...

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Georgia Ports Mark Strong Growth Across Key Sectors

Port of Savannah Night Aerial

The Georgia Ports Authority said yesterday that its terminals in Brunswick and Savannah moved a combined 2.79 ...

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