Category archives for: Middle East

Khalifa Port Fifth Most Productive

Khalifa Port Fifth Most Productive

Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) has announced that Khalifa Port ranked fifth in Journal of Commerce’s 2013 Europe Middle East and Africa Port Productivity list. The Journal of Commerce, an independent research firm that focuses on global trade topics, measured the number of container moves per-vessel, per-hour at the world’s ports and marine terminals in 2013. […]

Global Liner Reliability Drops

Global Liner Reliability Drops

A global decline in performance of shipping lines has been recorded in July for the first time since February, according to SeaIntel’s latest Global Liner Performance report. The drop amounts to almost four percentage points from 75.6% in June to 71.6%, the report shows. Shipping giants Maersk Line, Hamburg Süd and Hanjin are still the most reliable liners, […]

Tasneef Lands Classification Deal

Tasneef Lands Classification Deal

United Arab Emirates-based classification society Tasneef has signed a contract with Drydocks World to provide the classification and maritime surveying services to the Drydocks World’s fleet comprised of 11 ships. Three ships have already been surveyed (Shindagha-5, Umm Suqeem and Zabeel-4). As for the rest of the fleet, it is scheduled to be subject to classification and surveying after confirming […]

Evelyn Maersk Rescues 352 from Sinking Vessel

Evelyn Maersk Rescues 352 from Sinking Vessel

The crew of Evelyn Maersk, a container ship en route from Suez to Algeciras, participated on Saturday, August 30, in a search and rescue operation launched in an effort to find a fishing boat sinking off Sicily, carrying hundreds of immigrants on board, Seanews reports. One of the Mediterranean’s RCC centers sent a request to the container ship to head towards the […]

UPDATE 2: Kurdish Crude Tanker Reappears. Still Not Unloaded.

UPDATE 2: Kurdish Crude Tanker Reappears. Still Not Unloaded.

The tanker United Kalavrvta (formerly SCF BYRRANGA) carrying one million barrels of Kurdish oil, which disappeared from satellite tracking, has reappeared on Monday, however the tanker hasn’t unloaded its cargo, according to Reuters. The ship, which got cleared for unloading of one million of barrels of Kurdish oil it was carrying last week, was believed to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bigger Ships Needed for US Ethane Boom

Bigger Ships Needed for US Ethane Boom

Lloyd’s Register has issued a report entitled Seaborne Ethane: a Report into the Commercial Need and Technical Requirements for Very Large Ethane Carriers that looks at the commercial landscape, regulatory issues and technical realities of a new trade in ethane emerging as a result of increased US gas production – and the technology required for […]

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