Category archives for: Asia Pacific

Port of Hastings Sets the Stage for Container Expansion Studies

Port of Hastings Sets the Stage for Container Expansion Studies

Detailed environmental and planning studies for the Port of Hastings container expansion will soon be underway with specialist consultants now appointed. Minister for Ports David Hodgett announced the milestone last week after a six month procurement period to ensure the right contractors were on board to develop the business case, and complete detailed environmental studies […]

Farstad Bags Over USD 87 Mln in Charter Contracts

Farstad Bags Over USD 87 Mln in Charter Contracts

Farstad Shipping ASA has been awarded several charter contracts for its vessels, the total value of which, excluding options, is approx. USD 87.8 million. The following vessels have secured work in the upcoming period: Total E&P South Africa has awarded the PSV Far Spica (2013, PSV 08 CD, 4.000 DWT) a 4 month contract. The […]

Update 5: Death Toll in the Sewol Tragedy Reaches 113

Update 5: Death Toll in the Sewol Tragedy Reaches 113

Death toll in the ferry Sewol tragedy, one of South Korea’s deadliest maritime accidents, has reached 113 with nearly 190 people still missing, presumed dead. Only 174 passengers were rescued after Wednesday’s fatal accident when the 6,325-ton ferry Sewol turned over and sank within two hours. The ferry was carrying around 475 people, including 325 […]

Hyundai Heavy Fire Accident Kills Two

Hyundai Heavy Fire Accident Kills Two

Two workers were killed and two injured in a fire accident that happened at Hyundai Heavy Industries’ shipyard in Ulsan on April 21. The fire broke out on a newbuilding Hull 2657, an 84,000-ton LPG carrier which is being built for Dorian LPG Ltd. The company confirmed the incident saying that the cause of the fire […]

Japan to Continue Whaling Despite UN Ban

Japan to Continue Whaling Despite UN Ban

The Government of Japan has announced that it intends to return to the Southern Ocean to hunt whales in 2015. It has also officially announced that it will again send its factory whaling ship to hunt whales in the North Pacific, although it plans to target fewer whales, Greenpeace reported today. The announcement confirms that […]

RS Discusses Opportunities in Japan

RS Discusses Opportunities in Japan

Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) was the only Russian company to take part at recent SEA JAPAN 2014 exhibition and conference – one of the major exhibitions of the maritime industry. The special focus of the exhibition were the advanced global environment protection technologies including the development of diesel engines with low pollutant emission […]

Top News of the Week April 14 – April 19, 2014

Top News of the Week April 14 – April 19, 2014

NYK Introduces Eight New Boxships NYK has reached time charter agreements for eight new containerships, to be built at the Kure shipyard of Japan Marine United Co. Ltd., each capable of carrying 14,000 TEUs. UAE: Drydocks World to Build Two Unique Jack-Up Rigs Drydocks World has signed an Agreement with Malta Oil & Gas Ltd. […]

Carrier Transicold Reaches 1 Millionth Unit Milestone

Carrier Transicold Reaches 1 Millionth Unit Milestone

Forty-six years after pioneering the first front-wall, or “picture-frame,” refrigeration unit, Carrier Transicold Pte Ltd presented its 1 millionth unit during a ceremony at its Singapore manufacturing facility. The milestone unit, a PrimeLINE unit with XtendFRESH atmosphere control system, was presented to CMA CGM, the world’s third-largest container shipping company. Carrier Transicold, which helps improve […]

UPDATE: Recovered Oil Slick Sample Not Related to MH370

UPDATE: Recovered Oil Slick Sample Not Related to MH370

Preliminary analysis of the oil slick sample collected by the Australian Defence Vessel (ADV) Ocean Shield on Sunday has confirmed that it is not aircraft engine oil or hydraulic fluid, Australian Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) said on Thursday. The sample arrived in Perth yesterday where it was tested and analyzed.  Additionally, Phoenix International, with […]

UASC Adds New Asia – Mediterranean Service, the AMC2

UASC Adds New Asia – Mediterranean Service, the AMC2

United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) is introducing a new Asia – Mediterranean Service called “AMC2” starting 22nd April 2014 from Pusan. The AMC2 service will commence with MV Cosco Kaohsiung voyage number 0021W. This new service expands upon UASC’s existing Asia – Mediterranean Service (AMC1), which will improve UASC’s port coverage in order to meet […]

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