Tasmania’s Deal with Swire Shipping Scrapped

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The deal between the Tasmanian government and Swire Shipping on connecting Tasmanian exporters to the Asian market ...

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China Rongsheng Sinks Further

China Rongsheng Sinks Further

Shipbuilder China Rongsheng Heavy Industries Group Holdings reported a negative revenue of RMB 3.8 billion (USD 618 ...

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Effects of China's Lower Coal Demand Start to Kick In

China's Subdued Coal Demand Felt across Australian Terminals

Demand for Australian thermal coal seems to be on a downward trend as vessel queue at Newscastle port’s three ...

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Cargotec-Carlyle China Joint Venture Over

Cargotec-Carlyle China Joint Venture Over

Finnish cargo-handling machinery maker Cargotec has become a sole owner of China Crane Investment Holdings Limited ...

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Japanese Whalers Return Empty-Handed

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Japanese whaling ships returned home from the Antarctic research mission on Saturday with no catch onboard for the ...

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Carriers Passing on Lower Fuel Cost Perks to Shippers

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Shippers seem to be the greatest beneficiaries of lower marine fuel costs as they see the benefits being passed on ...

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Epic Takes Another

Epic Takes Another

Singapore-based owner and operator of gas carriers Epic Gas has taken delivery of another 5,000cbm carrier, Epic ...

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Avance to Drydock Newbuild

Avance to Drydock Newbuild

Norwegian owner and operator of Very Large Gas Carriers (VLGC) Avance Gas will dry dock the recently delivered VLGC ...

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Piraeus Port Back on Market

Piraeus Port Back on Market

Greece will move forward with the previously abandoned plan to sell the majority stake in the port of Piraeus, ...

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Readers’ Picks of the Week (23rd -27th of March)

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Maersk Line Orders Seven Containerships Maersk Line signed a new building order today with COSCO Shipyard Co., Ltd ...

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Russia Nominates Candidate for IMO Top Position

Russia Nominates Candidate for IMO Top Position

The Russian Federation has proposed its first candidate for the position of the Secretary General of the ...

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US Jails Third K-Line Exec for Price Fixing

US Jails Third K-Line Exec for Price Fixing

An executive of Japan-based Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. (K-Line) pleaded guilty on Thursday and was sentenced to 18 ...

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Hakutaka Joins MOL’s Fleet

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Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. has taken delivery of the coal carrier Hakutaka at its ...

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AKD: Lack of Ship Definition Threat to Investors

Lack of Ship Definition Threat to Investors

Rotterdam-based law firm AKD says that the lack of an unambiguous term to describe a ‘ship’ in several ...

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Infographic: 50 Years of Containership Growth

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The infographic presents you with containership growth starting from 1968 forecasting the next generation of ...

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Drewry: Lower Oil Prices Double-Edged Sword

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Global dry cargo demand growth, forecast at 5% per annum from 2016 to 2019, is to be offset by falling project ...

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Helios LPG Pool to Start Operations in April

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Helios LPG Pool LLC, jointly run by owner and operator of VLGCs Dorian LPG and Phoenix Tankers Pte, a 100% ...

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GSF Calls for Monitoring of Shipping Alliances' KPIs

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The Global Shippers Forum (GSF) has called for rigorous monitoring of key performance indicators (KPIs) that can ...

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PIL Takes Majority Stake in Mariana Express Lines

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South East Asian containership operator Pacific International Lines (PIL) and Luen Thai Group have taken ownership ...

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Global Shipping Losses Spiraling Down

Global Shipping Losses Spiraling Down

Global shipping losses continued their downward trend with 75 reported in 2014, making it the safest year in ...

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IMO: 61 Stowaway Incidents Reported in 2014

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There were 61 incidents involving 120 stowaways reported in 2014, according to International Maritime ...

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Update: Drunken Ship Master Fired

Drunken Ship Master Fired

The ship master fined yesterday for having operated a ship drunk has been fired.

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Swire Speeds Up North Asia Service

Swire Speeds Up North Asia Service

Swire Shipping makes changes to its North Asia service by calling Japanese ports prior to South Korea.

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Drewry: Revolution in Container Handling Needed

Revolution in Container Handling Needed

A revolution in container handling is required, the port industry equivalent of the “double-decker jetway”.

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Yingkou Port Head Investigated for Corruption

Yingkou Port Head Investigated for Corruption

The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection investigating the president of Yingkou Port Group Gao Baoyu.

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New Zealand Court Fines Drunken Ship’s Master

New Zealand Court Fines Drunken Ship's Master

A ship’s master caught with five times the legal breath alcohol limit pleaded guilty to the charge in New ...

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Readers’ Picks of the Week (16th-20th March)

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Update: MSC Cruises’ Death Toll Rises to Twelve Twelve guests of MSC Cruises have been confirmed dead following the ...

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