Search for Missing Cruise Passenger Stopped

Search for Missing Cruise Passenger Stopped

Based on expert medical advice regarding his survivability the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has concluded the search for a missing 84 year old cruise ship passenger who went overboard in the evening ...

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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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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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Cruise Lines Deploying More Capacity in Asia

Cruise Lines Deploying More Capacity in Asia

 The cruise industry continues to grow rapidly in Asia and many cruise lines are deploying more capacity in the ...

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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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DP World, Qingdao Port Group Deepen Collaboration

DP World, Quingdao Port Group Deepen Collaboration

DP World, Dubai, and Qingdao Port Group, China, have signed a Strategic Framework Agreement to enhance port ...

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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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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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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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Hyundai Heavy Sees First Strike in 18 Years

Hyundai Heavy Sees First Strike in 18 Years

Unionised workers at South Korea’s shipbuilding giant Hyundai Heavy Industries staged their first industrial action ...

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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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DSME to Unveil Floating Storage Power Plant Concept

DSME to Unveil Floating Storage Power Plant Concept

South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (DSME) has made plans to introduce a new ...

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Oldendorff Stretches Financing for Two Ultramax Newbuildings

Oldendorff Stretches Financing for Two Ultramax Newbuildings

German shipowner and operator Oldendorff Carriers has secured a 12-year financing extension for its two 60,500 dwt ...

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Carnival Cuts CO2 Emissions Ahead of Schedule

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Cruise giant Carnival Corporation & plc has met its corporate goal to reduce its rate of CO2 emissions from ...

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Tanker Market Flourishing, Dry Bulk Mostly Down

anker Market Flourishing, Dry Bulk Mostly Down

The Drewry All Earnings Index, which covers the main bulk shipping markets, jumped 53% in October to stand at 200 ...

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China Earth Fined for Queensland Garbage Disposal

China Earth Fined for Queensland Garbage Disposal

China Earth Shipping Incorporated was convicted of illegally discharging garbage and fined USD 20,000 in the ...

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Image of the Day: Navy Ships in Formation

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Today’s image of the day shows the U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships transiting in ...

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Sewol Operator Chief Gets Ten Years

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South Korea’s Gwangju District Court sentenced the head of the company that operated the sunken Sewol ferry, ...

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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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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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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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UPDATE: MUA Scraps Strike Plans at New South Wales Ports

MUA Stages Industrial Action at New South Wales Ports

 The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has decided to suspend the industrial action scheduled for today at 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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