Approaching Limits in Ship Size Development

DNV GL’s Container Ship Forum and Bulk Carrier Forum

The shipping industry is slowly approaching limits in ship size development, DNV GL Business Director Jost Bergmann ...

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Second-Hand Market More Active than Newbuilding

Second-Hand Market More Active than Newbuilding

The Panamax and 2,500TEU sectors continued to be the two areas that sparked the most interest and the highest ...

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VIDEO: New Suez Canal Project Update

Video New Suez Canal Project Update

On October 18 the Egypt’s Suez Canal Authority, awarded the contract for the New Suez Canal to an ...

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Maritime Traffic Up Fourfold in Two Decades

Maritime Traffic Up Threefold in Two Decades

Maritime traffic on the world’s oceans has increased 300 per cent over the past 20 years, according to a new study ...

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Interferry Backs New LNG Tank Placement Rules

Viking Grace is LNG bunkering in Port of Stockholm

Interferry, a global ferry industry association, has welcomed a decision at last week’s IMO Maritime Safety ...

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Plunging Oil Prices Driving Down Fuel Costs

Plunging Oil Prices Could Cut Fuel Costs by USD 1 Mln

Fuel costs could be cut by as much as USD 1 million a year if current price levels stay put for ships that burn 24 ...

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IMRF: Dealing with Media Pressure Key in SAR Operations

IMRF Dealing with Media Pressure Key in SAR Operations

Media pressure, and particularly the posting of unverified stories on social media, has become a significant factor ...

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DP World, Qingdao Port Group Deepen Collaboration

DP World, Quingdao Port Group Deepen Collaboration

DP World, Dubai, and Qingdao Port Group, China, have signed a Strategic Framework Agreement to enhance port ...

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Readers’ Picks of the Week (17th -21st of Nov)

Readers’ Picks of the Week

Cargo Ship Sinks off Ecuador A 1,200 dwt general cargo vessel San Cristobal sank around 25 nautical miles off Santa ...

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US Navy Supply Ships Collide in Gulf of Aden

US Navy Ships Collide in Gulf of Aden

Two U.S. Naval supply ships collided in the Gulf of Aden November 20 at 5:26 a.m. local time with no injuries to ...

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IMO Adopts Polar Code

IMO Adopts Polar Code

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar ...

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Small Island States Still Cut Off from Major Trade Routes

Small Island States Still Cut Off from Major Trade Routes

Small island developing states (SIDS) face severe and complex transport challenges, UNCTAD’s Review of ...

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ZIM Climbs the Hole

ZIM Climbs the Hole

Israeli containership owner and operator ZIM has managed to cut its loss for the quarter ending September 30 on the ...

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Tanker Market Flourishing, Dry Bulk Mostly Down

anker Market Flourishing, Dry Bulk Mostly Down

The Drewry All Earnings Index, which covers the main bulk shipping markets, jumped 53% in October to stand at 200 ...

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ESC: Shipping Alliances Need a Watchdog

ESC Shipping Alliances Need a Watchdog

The European Shippers’ Council (ESC) says that shipping industry needs a global authority to keep Vessel Sharing ...

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UNCTAD: Global Seaborne Trade Marks Modest Growth

UNCTAD: Global Seaborne Trade Marks Modest Growth

Reflecting stumbling growth in the world economy, world seaborne shipments grew by an average of just 3.8 per cent ...

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DNV GL, N-KOM Championing LNG

DNV GL, N-KOM Championing LNG Use

DNV GL and Qatar’s shipyard Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding ...

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Interview: Recruiting for Maritime Industry

Middle Point's Partner Consultant Maarten van Haren

The global maritime industry is undergoing a very challenging period with industry stakeholders opting ...

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Quality Standards Paramount

Quality Standards Paramount

Quality is the paramount and must be maintained by continuous enhancement of shipbuilding standards, classification ...

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EU: Trade Restrictions Still Prevalent

Trade Restrictions Still Prevalent

 The tendency to impose trade-restricting measures remains strong among the EU’s commercial partners, ...

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Jebel Ali Port Tops Productivity List

Jebel Ali Port Tops Productivity List

DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali Port is the world’s most productive according to the latest port productivity report ...

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GSF: Alliances Worry Shippers

GSF Alliances Worry Shippers

The recent Containerisation International (CI) shipper sentiment survey has shown that shippers are worried about ...

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AIDAaura Makes Maiden Call at Zayed Port

AIDAaura Makes Maiden Call at Zayed Port

The AIDAaura cruise ship visited Abu Dhabi’s Zayed Port for the first time on Monday, November 17. This is ...

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Adam LNG Joins OSC’s Fleet

Adam LNG Joins OSC's Fleet

Oman Shipping Company (OSC) has taken delivery of the Adam LNG, which is described as one of the world’s most ...

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