Category archives for: Asia Pacific

Have Your Say on Green Agenda

Have Your Say on Green Agenda

Growing concerns about the state of the world’s oceans and the impact that shipping has on quality of the air has led to ever more legislation on emissions. The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) and Colfax Fluid Handling, are working together to investigate perceptions of the ‘Green Agenda’ and whether shipping companies […]

UPDATE: Notorious Vega Auriga Detained in Tauranga

UPDATE: Notorious Vega Auriga Detained in Tauranga

Container ship Vega Auriga, banned by Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) from using or entering any Australian ports due to repeated breaches relating to seafarer welfare and maintenance of the ship, is being detained at the Port of Tauranga.  The ship cannot leave the port until all 11 of its deficiencies are resolved, according to Maritime New […]

Hamburg Süd Christens San Christobal

Hamburg Süd Christens San Christobal

Hamburg Süd celebrated on August 28 the christening of its container ship “San Christobal” at the Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea. The vessel is the second newbuild in the series of three new “San”-class ships. Each container vessel in the “San”-class has a nominal slot capacity of 9,034 TEU, and the “San […]

Readers’ Picks of the Week (Aug 25-29, 2014)

Readers’ Picks of the Week (Aug 25-29, 2014)

Plastic Main Propellers Making Debut Plastic Main Propellers Making Debut Japanese classification society ClassNK and Nakashima Propeller Co., Ltd., have installed the world’s first carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) propeller on a main propulsion system of a merchant vessel.…Read more Deadliest Week in Mediterranean More than 300 people died while trying to make irregular sea […]

Plastic Main Propellers Making Debut

Plastic Main Propellers Making Debut

Japanese classification society ClassNK and Nakashima Propeller Co., Ltd., have installed the world’s first carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) propeller on a main propulsion system of a merchant vessel. The CFRP propeller was installed on the Taiko Maru, a domestic 499 GT chemical tanker owned by Sowa Kaiun YK by Marugame-based Koa industry Co., Ltd. in May […]

Spiking LPG Demand Fuelling VLGC Orders

Spiking LPG Demand Fuelling VLGC Orders

A sharp rise in LPG shipping demand, particularly out of the US, is driving an ordering frenzy for very large gas carriers (VLGCs) which will increase the size of the LPG shipping fleet by over 50% over the next two years, according to the LPG Forecaster report published by shipping consultancy Drewry. The main demand […]

CMHC Will Not Rest on Their Laurels

CMHC Will Not Rest on Their Laurels

The 2014 is shaping up to be a good year for China Merchants Holdings (International) Company Limited, if their interim results for the period ended June 30, 2014 are anything to go by. The latest results reveal an increase in volumes across the board, but the company still remains cautiously optimistic about the second half of […]

Dry Bulk Shipping Earnings Set for Comeback

Dry Bulk Shipping Earnings Set for Comeback

Despite weak freight rates so far this year, dry bulk shipping earnings are forecast to recover as demand for both major and minor bulk commodities rises, according to the Dry Bulk Forecaster report published by shipping consultancy Drewry. Freight rates have been depressed due to a continuing oversupply of vessel capacity, despite recent moderation in […]

Western Australia Selling Terminals to Cut Debts

Western Australia Selling Terminals to Cut Debts

The Western Australia’s State Government will among other assets sell port handling facilities in Port Hedland and Kwinana in the first round of asset sales to reduce the state’s debt levels. Announcing the projects listed for disposal, Premier Colin Barnett said the state’s priority was to reduce debt and regain the triple-A credit rating. “These […]

Fijian Police Drops YouTube Shooting Video Investigation

Fijian Police Drops YouTube Shooting Video Investigation

The Fiji Police Force has confirmed that the case in relation to a YouTube video revealing the graphic shooting of five seamen is now closed. Fiji Police Commissioner Ben Groenewald said it had been established that the video was shot outside of Fiji waters and involved a confrontation between Asian Fishing crews and pirates somewhere […]

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