Mega Containerships Kept Longer at Ports

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Berth productivity on mega-container ships slipped in 2014 on a global basis, underscoring the continuing ...

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Ports of Auckland Won’t Appeal Court Decision

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Ports of Auckland will not appeal the recent High Court decision which revoked resource consent for the Bledisloe ...

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Baltic Dry Index Soars to All Year High

Baltic Dry Index Soars to All Year High

The Baltic Dry Index (BDI), which had plunged to all time lows earlier this year, has recovered to an all year high ...

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VIDEO: Thank You Seafarers!

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The maritime industry celebrates today the Day of the Seafarer 2015, honoring all those brave men and women who ...

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Gotland Back for One More LNG Ro/Pax

Gotland Back for One More LNG RoPax

Sweden’s ferry operator Rederi AB Gotland has exercised an option for an additional Ro/Pax ferry at Guangzhou ...

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Newbuilding Prices in Decline Until Next Year

Newbuilding Prices in Decline Until Next Year

The newbuilding price index has been in decline since June 2014, and the trend is likely to continue until next ...

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Moody’s Upgrades CMHI

Moody's Upgrades CMHI

Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded the port operator and container manufacturer China Merchants Holdings ...

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Dorian LPG Adds Fifth VLGC Newbuilding

Dorian LPG Adds Fifth VLGC Newbuilding

NYSE-listed liquefied petroleum gas shipping company Dorian LPG has taken delivery of one very large gas carrier ...

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Exmar Finds Funding for Caribbean FLNG

Exmar Finds Funding for Caribbean FLNG

Belgian LNG and LPG carrier owner and operator Exmar NV has signed a USD 200 million financing agreement with ...

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Interactive Image: Piracy Attacks Over Time

Piracy Attacks Over Time

Almost everybody has heard about piracy off the Horn of Africa, or ships being attacked ships in the Indian Ocean. ...

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Japan Not Backing Down from Whaling Plans

Japan Not Backing Down from Whaling Plans

Japan has declared its intent to continue hunting whales in the Southern Ocean regardless of the conclusion of the ...

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SSA Points to Differences Between Piracy and Armed Robbery

SSA Highlights Differences Between Piracy and Armed Robbery

It is important to distinguish between armed robbery and piracy when reporting incidents in South East Asia waters, ...

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India Extends Iron Ore Export Deals with Japan and Korea

India Extends Iron Ore Export Deals with Japan and Korea

The government of  India has given its approval to renew long term agreements with Japanese and South Korean steel ...

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Trans-Atlantic Dry Bulk Market in the Hour of the Wolf

Trans-Atlantic Dry Bulk Market in the Hour of the Wolf

Shipowners operating in the trans-Atlantic dry bulk market, where prices have been plumbing two-year lows on the ...

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Shipping Will Need 42,500 Officers by 2019

Shipping Will Need 42,500 officers by 2020

Shipping will require an additional 42,500 officers by the end of 2019 to cope with the expected growth in the main ...

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Seafarers Encouraged to Pursue Healthier Lifestyles

Seafarers Encouraged to Pursue Healthier Lifestyles to Fend Off Diabetes

Seafarers’ challenging working conditions and lifestyle and the prevalence of smoking, lack of exercise and ...

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Trafigura to Top Up Singapore LNG Terminal

Trafigura to Top Up Singapore LNG Terminal

Commodities trading company Trafigura and Singapore LNG Corporation have signed a storage agreement to utilise ...

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Tanker Ordering Frenzy Winding Down

Tanker Ordering Frenzy Winding Down

Tanker newbuilding activity in the second quarter of the year is showing signs of slowing down compared to the ...

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Port of Melbourne Sale Hits a Snag

Port of Melbourne Sale Hits a Snag

The plans of the Victoria’s government to sell port of Melbourne are facing opposition from ...

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Japan Invests in Samoa’s Only Commercial Port

Japan Invests in Samoa's Only Commercial Port

Japan has set aside a JPY 3.4 billion (USD 28.3 million) grant-in-aid to improve safety at the only commercial port ...

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Chinese Newbuilding Orderbook Takes a Massive Hit

Chinese Newbuilding Orderbook Take a Massive Hit

Chinese shipyards recorded a 77.4% slide in new orders year-on-year in the first five months of 2015, the China ...

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STX Offshore to Build up to Six VLCCs for John Fredriksen

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South Korean shipbuilder STX Offshore & Shipbuilding has received a firm order to build two 300,000 dwt Very ...

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Aussie Cruise Line Rebrands

Aussie Cruise Line Rebrands

Australian small ship and expedition cruise line Coral Princess Cruises has changed its name to Coral Expeditions, ...

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K Line Inks Bauxite Ore Shipping Contract with EGA

''K'' Line Inks Bauxite Ore Shipping Contract with EGA

Tokyo-headquartered shipping conglomerate Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (”K” Line) has signed an agreement with ...

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Readers’ Picks of the Week (15-19 of Jun)

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USA Bans Cruises-to-Nowhere The US-based cruise operator Carnival Cruise Lines has confirmed that it will no longer ...

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Interactive Image: How to Deter Pirates

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How well do you know what is being used to deter pirates attempting to board ships? The widespread vulnerability of ...

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Jiangsu Hantong Lays Keel for 2 Bulkers

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Chinese shipbuilder Jiangsu Hantong Ship Heavy Industry yesterday held keel laying ceremonies for two bulk carriers ...

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