Category archives for: Asia Pacific

Readers’ Picks of the Week (Sep 08-14, 2014)

Readers’ Picks of the Week (Sep 08-14, 2014)

Unmanned Vessels to Take Over Our Seas? Researchers at Norwegian Marine Technology Research Institute (MARINTEK) believe that in ten to twenty years time there will be 200 metre cargo vessels plying the oceans without the need of a captain or crew.…Read more Limited Data Put Svendborg Maersk in Dire Straits The Danish Maritime Accident Investigation […]

Seaspan Extends Charters for Newbuilds

Seaspan Extends Charters for Newbuilds

Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. has confirmed the term of the fixed-rate time charters for the five 14000 TEU SAVER design container ships currently being constructed at CSBC Corporation will be extended to ten years with one two-year option, Seaspan Corporation announced in a release. Two of these vessels previously have been allocated to Seaspan and three have been […]

Tanzania Expedites Megaport Project Start

Tanzania Expedites Megaport Project Start

Construction of the USD 11 billion Bagamoyo megaport has been pushed forward by the government of Tanzania from January 2015 to the last trimester of 2014, following the successful negotiations with Chinese officials, Global Construction Review reports. China Merchants Holdings International, the world largest independent port operators, are to develop the Bagamoyo port, starting with the quay, […]

Global Oil Demand Growth Slumping

Global Oil Demand Growth Slumping

The IEA Oil Market Report (OMR) for September trimmed global oil demand growth for 2014 and 2015 to 0.9 million barrels per day (mb/d) and 1.2 mb/d, respectively, because of a pronounced slowdown in demand growth in the second quarter of this year, and a weaker outlook for Europe and China. Demand in 2015 is […]

Safer Seas 2013 to Be a Sobering Reminder

Safer Seas 2013 to Be a Sobering Reminder

The National Transportation Safety Board has released “Safer Seas 2013: Lessons Learned From Marine Accident Investigations,” a compilation of accident investigations that were published in 2013, organized by vessel type with links to the more detailed accident reports. The introductory message from Tracy Morrell NTSB Director, Office of Marine Safety says that the goal of the report […]

Shipbuilders Need Closer Global Ties

Shipbuilders Need Closer Global Ties

CESS, Committee for Expertise of Shipbuilding Specifics (CESS) held its annual meeting in Nantes, France on 28 August, 2014 where the member associations from Japan, Europe, China, Korea and U.S.A. gathered and discussed key issues surrounding the global shipbuilding industry, in particular, the reduction of GHG emissions from ships, where the maritime industry continues to […]

ICS: Implementation of Environmental Regulations Major Concern

ICS: Implementation of Environmental Regulations Major Concern

In advance of a critical intergovernmental meeting next month at the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO), the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has called on IMO Member States to give careful consideration to shipowners’ concerns about the implementation of an avalanche of new environmental regulations, which are about to impact on ship operations at more […]

Date Set for Navingo Maritime & Offshore Career Event 2015

Date Set for Navingo Maritime & Offshore Career Event 2015

The 9th annual Navingo Maritime & Offshore Career Event (MOCE) will be held on Wednesday 22 April 2015 at the Beurs World Trade Center in Rotterdam. During the 2014 event the organizer, Navingo BV, welcomed 4.449 visitors and 131 exhibitors, making this the most comprehensive career event in maritime and offshore industry. In 2015, the […]

Image of the Day: Bao Rui Ling with Bells and Whistles

Image of the Day: Bao Rui Ling with Bells and Whistles

At 10:56 a.m., September 10, 2014, the 48000DWT bulk carrier “BAO RUI LING” built for Guangzhou Zhenhua Shipping Co., Ltd. by China Shipping Industry (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd. was successfully named and delivered at No. 3 pier of Jiangsu Company.  The principal particulars and dimensions of “BAO RUI LING”are as follows: length overall 189.90m, breadth moulded […]

Japan Keen on Building Russian Ships

Japan Keen on Building Russian Ships

Prospects for the construction of vessels for Russian customers, issues of access to the Russian market for novel ship equipment produced by Japanese manufacturers, and further cooperation between enterprises from the maritime sector of the two countries in the sphere of innovation were the focal points of the fourth Russian-Japanese seminar Development of Cooperation in Shipbuilding and […]

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