MOL Breaks Ground with Methanol-Fueled Carriers

MOL Breaks Ground with Methanol-Fueled Carriers

Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. has placed an order with Minaminippon Shipbuilding Co., Ltd ...

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Samsung Heavy Lands USD 4.7 Billion FLNG Order from Shell

Samsung Heavy Lands USD 4.7 Billion FLNG Order from Shell

South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has won a KRW 5.3 trillion (USD 4.7 billion) contract to build ...

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Confidence in Shipping Industry at Seven-Year Low

Confidence in Shipping Industry at Seven-Year Low

Overall confidence levels in the shipping industry fell during the three months to May 2015 to a level equal to the ...

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Hanjin, Hyundai and Yang Ming Launch Asia-WCSA Service

Hanjin, Hyundai and Yang Ming Launch Asia-Latin America Service

South Korean container line Hanjin Shipping is teaming up with compatriot Hyundai Merchant Marine and Taiwanese ...

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MES Delivers Bulker to Saville Shipping

MES Delivers Bulker to Saville Shipping

Japanese shipbuilder Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (MES) delivered a 60,000 dwt type bulk carrier MV ...

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Lim Ki-tack Elected Next IMO Secretary-General

Lim Ki-tack Elected Next IMO Secretary-General

South Korea’s Lim Ki-tack has today been elected to be the next Secretary-General of the International ...

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Evergreen Names Penultimate Newbuilding

Evergreen Names Penultimate Newbuilding

Taiwanese shipping conglomerate Evergreen Group has held a naming ceremony for Ever Lovely, the ninth of its L-type ...

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Origin: USD 19bn LNG Export Deal with Sinopec Still Stands

Origin Says USD 19 Billion LNG Export Deal with Sinopec Still Stands

Australian integrated energy company Origin Energy Limited has reassured its investors that China Petrochemical ...

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IMO, IOM Pledge Action on Dangerous Migration by Sea

IMO, IOM Pledge Action on Dangerous Migration by Sea

The heads of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) ...

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26 Airlifted from 5 Vessels Hit by Strong Winds in Bohai Sea

26 Airlifted from 5 Vessels Hit by Strong Winds in Bohai Sea

China’s Beihai Rescue Bureau coordinated the rescue of 26 crew members from five vessels hit by bursts of ...

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Carriers Jostling for Expanded Panama Canal Positions

Carriers Jostling for Expanded Panama Canal Positions

Carriers are rushing to start new Asia to US East Coast services ahead of the opening of the wider Panama ...

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Seaspan Fixes Fourth 14,000 TEU Newbuilding to Yang Ming

Seaspan Fixes Fourth 14,000 TEU Newbuilding to Yang Ming

The NYSE-listed Seaspan Corporation has accepted delivery of a 14,000 TEU container ship, the YM Witness, which ...

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Dorian LPG Adds Another VLGC Newbuilding

Dorian LPG Adds Another VLGC Newbuilding

NYSE-listed liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) shipping company Dorian LPG has taken delivery of its sixth very large ...

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Hanjin Shipping’s HQ Raided The headquarters of South Korean conglomerate Hanjin Group and its affiliates have been ...

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Mega Containerships Kept Longer at Ports

Port of Jebel Ali

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

Port of Auckland Chief Executive, Tony Gibson

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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