Category archives for: Asia Pacific

ClassNK to Cut Engine Data Monitoring Workload

ClassNK to Cut Engine Data Monitoring Workload

Japanese classification society ClassNK will participate in a joint project together with Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., and MES Technoservice Co., Ltd.  ClassNK will support research into the development of condition-based engine monitoring systems for the Mitsui MAN B&W engine.   The developed systems will assist in the early detection of abnormalities in electronically-controlled […]

Mitsui Lines ISO Certified

Mitsui Lines ISO Certified

MOL Ship Management Co., Ltd., has obtained certifications from Nihon Kaiji Kyokai (NK), for Energy Management Systems (ISO50001) and Environmental Management Systems (ISO14001).   NK Executive Vice President Koichi Fujiwara presented the certificates to Molship President Kazunori Furukawa in July 29 ceremony at NK headquarters. Molship’s certifications, which cover ship management of dry bulkers, car carriers, and […]

Australia: Search for Seafarer Fallen Overboard Called Off

Australia: Search for Seafarer Fallen Overboard Called Off

Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has ceased search operations for a 41 year-old seafarer who fell overboard from the vessel MT Sigma Integrity in the early hours of the morning on Sunday 27 July 2014.   On Sunday 27 July, AMSA was alerted to a man overboard from the Liberian registered oil tanker MT Sigma […]

Tempers Flare at DP Fremantle Terminal

Tempers Flare at DP Fremantle Terminal

Maritime Union of Australia reports that DP World has shown absolute disdain for its own workforce, customers and the enterprise bargaining process by threatening to lock-out its Western Australian employees indefinitely from Thursday, July 31.   Workers at the DP World Fremantle Terminal have expressed their shock that a company would run roughshod over the […]

Choosing Body Armor for Maritime Workers

Choosing Body Armor for Maritime Workers

High risk jobs need to be faced with the correct levels of protective clothing. In the case of maritime personnel, body armor is one form of protection that should not be overlooked. The fact that there’s an increased level of difficulty in determining just when a threat may be faced, prepared maritime security personnel will […]

Quingdao Port Contests CIVIC’s USD 108m Claim

Quingdao Port Contests CIVIC’s USD 108m Claim

Qingdao Port International Co. Ltd. voiced its intention to dispute a demand from a unit of Citic Resources Holding Ltd. asking for that delivery of copper and alumina or pay $108 million in compensation.   Qingdao Port International disclosed that on July 28, 2014, Dagang Branch of Qingdao Port Group (QDP Dagang) received a writ of […]

UN Sanctions Operator of North Korean Ship Smuggling Arms

UN Sanctions Operator of North Korean Ship Smuggling Arms

The U.N. Security Council committee has imposed sanctions on Ocean Maritime Management, operator of a North Korean ship seized near the Panama Canal last year for smuggling Soviet-era arms from Cuba.   Under the sanctions, issued by the UN Council’s North Korea (DPRK) sanctions committee, the company is now subject to an international asset freeze […]

Peters & May Introduce USA to Australia Vessel Shipping Service

Peters & May Introduce USA to Australia Vessel Shipping Service

Peters & May boat transport operator has announced the departure schedule of its newly introduced sailings from USA and Europe to the East Coast of Australia.   The first sailing is scheduled from Newport and Fort Lauderdale in early October with a return trip from Sydney and Brisbane to West Palm Beach, which will start […]

Nicaragua Canal to Slash Bunker Fuel Costs

Nicaragua Canal to Slash Bunker Fuel Costs

Considerable bunker savings will be made by carriers bound from Asia to the US East Coast via the announced $40 billion Nicaragua Canal, results of an analysis conducted by ShippingWatch show.   The Canal is expected to become a major rival to the Panama Canal, which has enjoyed full control on the passage of ships […]

Gail and Sumitomo Jointly Tackling LNG Market

Gail and Sumitomo Jointly Tackling LNG Market

GAIL (India) Limited has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Sumitomo Corporation, Japan (Sumitomo). Under the MOU, GAIL and Sumitomo will pursue business opportunities in natural gas and LNG value chain business globally, specifically covering cooperation in petrochemicals, natural gas procurement, pipelines and LNG.   GAIL and Sumitomo hold half of the capacity in the […]

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