Category archives for: Asia Pacific

Hong Kong Eyes Further Development as Maritime Hub

Hong Kong Eyes Further Development as Maritime Hub

BMT Asia Pacific (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, today announced the completion of a major strategic study – “Enhancing Hong Kong’s Position as an International Maritime Centre (IMC)”, undertaken on behalf of the Hong Kong Transport and Housing Bureau. The study aims to plot a development roadmap and strategy that will enable Hong […]

MOL-Operated BAOSTEEL EMOTION Released

MOL-Operated BAOSTEEL EMOTION Released

TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) today announced that the MOL-operated iron ore carrier BAOSTEEL EMOTION, which had been impounded by the authorities in Zhejiang Province, China on April 19, 2014, departed the port at 14:55 local time (15:55 JST) today. The impounding is connected to the two freighters that were chartered from Chinese shipowner Chung […]

Unidentified Material Washed Ashore Unrelated to MH370

Unidentified Material Washed Ashore Unrelated to MH370

Unidentified material washed ashore 10 kilometres east of Augusta is not a lead in relation to the search for missing flight MH370, according to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB). The conclusion was made after examining detailed photographs of the unidentified material. The ATSB has also provided the photographs to the Malaysian investigation team. Up […]

Piracy on the Seven Seas at Its Lowest

Piracy on the Seven Seas at Its Lowest

The International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has revealed that piracy on the world’s seas is at its lowest first-quarter level since 2007, but warns that the threat is still present. The latest IMB Piracy Report, published today, shows 49 piracy incidents in the first quarter of 2014 – the lowest first quarter […]

The Search for Sewol Ferry Victims Enters 2nd Week

The Search for Sewol Ferry Victims Enters 2nd Week

As the search operation for the missing passengers of the sunken Sewol ferry is entering its second week, divers are now recovering more and more bodies from the submerged hull of the ferry. Out of around 476 people on board, most of them students from Danwon High School in Ansan, 174 survived the tragedy, and 156 have […]

Sumitomo to Get World’s First Long Rail Transport Vessel

Sumitomo to Get World’s First Long Rail Transport Vessel

Sumitomo Corporation has arranged the manufacturing and outfitting of the world’s first long rail transport vessel. The ship will be used for transport of 150 m long steel rails manufactured by Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation (NSSMC) at its Yawata Works facility. For many years, Sumitomo Corporation has supplied steel rails manufactured by NSSMC to […]

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 […]

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