Sohar’s Container Throughput Surges

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Container throughput at Oman’s SOHAR Port and Freezone grew 58 percent in 2014 mostly due to the relocation ...

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Term of the Day: DEMDES

Source: Flickr/ Mattia Belletti

The DEMDES (Demurrage/Despatch) represents the amount of money which has to be paid if a ship is loading or ...

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Tanker with Kurdish Oil Departing US Waters

United Kalavrvta (formerly SCF BYRRANGA)

The oil tanker United Kalavrvta, carrying 1 million barrels of Kurdish oil, is finally leaving US waters after ...

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GAC Signs Agency Deal with BG Group

GAC Signs Agency Deal with BG Group

British multinational oil and gas company BG Group has appointed GAC to be the sole provider of hub agency services ...

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North Pacific Route to Become Bussiest Trading Corridor

North Pacific Route to Become Bussiest Trading Corridor

 The North Pacific route will surpass the North Atlantic as the world’s most busy trading corridor in terms of ...

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Infographic: Maritime Crime Figures for 2014

Maritime Crime Figures for 2014 V3

Maritime operations company Dryad Maritime released the following infographic showing maritime crime figures for ...

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Sohar Bolsters Lifting Capacity

SOHAR Terminal Bolsters Lifting Capacity

C. Steinweg Oman, operator of the multipurpose cargo terminal at SOHAR Port and Freezone, has received today a ...

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China, Sohar Eye Investment Opportunities

Sohar Port and Freezone

Oman’s fast expanding Sohar Port and Freezone is looking East to attract investment, in particular from ...

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Abu Dhabi Ports Invests in Terminal Management Software

Abu Dhabi Ports Invests in Terminal Management Software

Abu Dhabi Ports has implemented new port management software called ‘Master Terminal’ to enhance the ...

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IMO Action on Black Carbon Long Overdue

IMO Action on Black Carbon Long Overdue

The International Maritime Organisation’s recommendation to its environment committee to agree on ...

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Readers’ Picks of the Week (18-22 of Jan)

Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller

VIDEO: Fincantieri Starts Building Seven Seas Explorer Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has laid keel for the Seven ...

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EU Court Drops Sanctions against Iran's Shipping Firms

EU Court Drops Sanctions against Iran Shipping Firm

The EU General Court has annulled the EU sanctions against an Iranian bank and 40 shipping companies whose assets ...

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Container Weight Verification Approaching

Container Weight Verification Requirement Approaching

The World Shipping Council (WSC) called all parties involved in the international transportation of maritime ...

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ZIM Ditches Far East-North Europe Service

ZIM Ditches Far East-North Europe Service

Israeli container shipping company ZIM has stopped its occasional, approximately monthly, sailings between North ...

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Term of the Day: Carnet

carnet

A carnet is an international customs and temporary export-import document. It permits a holder to temporarily carry ...

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Drewry Expects Modest Recovery in Dry Bulk Sector

Drewry Expects Modest Recovery in Dry Bulk Sector (2)

The depressed dry bulk market could recover partly in 2015 and underlying earnings could improve marginally, ...

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Analysing Security Threats: Man vs Machine

Analysing Security Threats- Man vs Machine

The claim that in today’s information age, with open source media instantly available via mobile devices or at the ...

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Shipping Needs Greater Support from Demand Side

Container Ship

Limited economic growth potential and the slow pace of recovery of the global economy is only easing the pain in ...

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Golar Eskimo Changes Hands

Golar Eskimo Changes Hands

Nasdaq-listed  liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipping company Golar LNG has completed the sale of its ownership ...

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IOMOU Authorities Detain 35 Ships on Hours of Rest Breaches

IOMOU Authorities Detain 35 Ships on Hours of Rest Deficiencies

Thirty-five ships were detained as a result of the Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on STCW Hours of Rest ...

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BIMCO Targets Improvement of Dry Bulk Terminals

Port of Antwerp Bulk Terminal

BIMCO has launched a new vetting system designed to gather information on the quality of the facilities and service ...

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Turkish Coast Guard Captures Ship Carrying 333 Immigrants

Turkish Coats Guard Captures Ship Carrying 333 Immigrants

The Turkish Coast Guard intercepted on January 18 a general cargo ship carrying 333 immigrants, mostly Syrian ...

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Muntajat Charters LPG Carrier

Muntajat Charters LPG Carrier

Qatar Chemical and Petrochemical Marketing and Distribution Company (Muntajat) signed a two-year contract with ...

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What Added Costs Will Sulphur Directive Bring?

What Added Costs Will Sulphur Directive Bring

Ships’ costs structures will change as increased bunker costs are unavoidable due to the latest 0.1% Sulphur ...

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PSA International Marks Spike in Annual Container Volumes

PSA International Marks Spike in Annual Container Volumes

Singapore based port operator PSA International handled 65.44 million Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) of ...

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Readers’ Picks of the Week (12th – 16th of Jan)

Readers’ Picks

Tug Collides with Hoegh Osaka One of the two tugs attached to Hoegh Osaka moved from her position on Saturday ...

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Gard Warns of Iranian Oil Fraud in UAE

Gard Warns of Iranian Oil Fraud in UAE

Norway’s maritime insurance company Gard has issued a warning regarding recently observed attempts to export ...

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