Category archives for: Asia Pacific

Dorian Ventures into New Markets

Dorian Ventures into New Markets

Dorian LPG Ltd., has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with HNA Logistics Group Co. Ltd. to explore opportunities in the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) logistics market.   Director and Vice President of HNA Logistics, Ximen Chen, said: “We will jointly engage in the development of green energy logistics which includes LPG vessel investment, gas […]

MUAWA Wary of Chevron’s Commitment to Safety

MUAWA Wary of Chevron’s Commitment to Safety

International speakers highlighted concerns about the safety of Chevron operations at a public meeting attended by over 300 people in Perth, Western Australia.   The forum, hosted by the Maritime Union of Australia (WA Branch) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation, featured Mike Smith, a union official from the United Steelworkers’ Union Local 5 in […]

Readers’ Picks of the Week (July 21- 25, 2014)

Readers’ Picks of the Week (July 21- 25, 2014)

VIDEO: Float-On and Transport of Costa Concordia Onboard Dockwise Vanguard Following the successful parbuckling of Costa Concordia, and in anticipation of the pending refloat, Dockwise, a wholly-owned subsidiary …Read more Dockwise Vanguard to Transport Costa Concordia Wreck? Dockwise Vanguard may be the solution for the transportation of Costa Concordia wreck to the scrapyard, since the […]

Extra Tonnage in Demand

Extra Tonnage in Demand

Extra tonnage seems to be in demand pulling containerships from their idleness and bringing the idle fleet levels to a record low this week.   According to the latest figures from Lloyd’s List Intelligence,  the capacity of the inactive box fleet decreased to 216,396 teu this week, compared with 238,679 teu a week ago. In terms […]

JES Blacklisted

JES Blacklisted

The Supreme People’s Court of China has blacklisted Jiangsu Eastern Heavy Industry (JEHI), a subsidiary of Singapore-listed JES International for failing to settle its debt obligations.   JEHI has yet to pay up RMB15m (USD 2.4m) stemming from 5 separate lawsuits filed between January and April 2014 by various equipment suppliers, Seatrade Global reports. The Supreme Court has put JEHI on […]

Sewol Owner’s Cause of Death a Mistery

Sewol Owner’s Cause of Death a Mistery

The South Korean state forensic agency has reported that it was impossible to determine the cause of death of Yoo Byung-eun, the fugitive shipping tycoon allegedly responsible for April’s Sewol ferry disaster, due to the state of progressed decomposition of the body, according to Yonhap.   The body of the 73-year-old billionaire, owner of Chonghaejin Marine Co., operator […]

Siphoning Incidents Nothing New?

Siphoning Incidents Nothing New?

The trend of incidents involving siphoning of fuel/oil from product and oil tankers at sea is not new. Statistics for Jan-Jul of 2014 reveal that the occurrence of such incidents took place more frequently compared to the annual numbers reported in the past three years (2011-2013), piracy watchdog ReCAAP ISC said in a report.   […]

Port Hedland Deckhands Back Industrial Action

Port Hedland Deckhands Back Industrial Action

Deckhands in Port Hedland have voted to take industrial action, after failing to negotiate a new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement with tugboat operator Teekay Shipping.   In a secret ballot conducted by the Australian Electoral Commission, 98% of Maritime Union of Australia members voted to take action. The members endorsed an unlimited number of 2 hour […]

Crowley First to Order Mitsui’s ME-GI Engines

Crowley First to Order Mitsui’s ME-GI Engines

Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.  has received the first order for electronically controlled gas injection diesel engine (ME-GI) from Crowley Maritime Corporation.   MAN B&W 8S70ME-C8.2-GI will be installed on 2 x 2,400 TEU + 400 vehicles ConRo ships to be built by VT Halter Marine Inc. ME-GI is a diesel cycle dual fuel engine based […]

Rising Concern over Small Tanker Hijacks

Rising Concern over Small Tanker Hijacks

The Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC) of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) raised concerns over a worrying trend of small tanker hijacks in its 2014 half yearly report released on Tuesday, July 22.   Globally, 116 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships have been reported to the PRC in […]

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