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Image of the Day: Royal Birthday Celebration for Queen Mary 2

Image of the Day: Royal Birthday Celebration for Queen Mary 2

A 10 minute fireworks display and marching bands marked the Queen Mary 2′s 10th anniversary – one minute marking each one of Queen Mary 2′s 10 magnificent years. The fireworks was a part of the Queen Mary 2′s tenth birthday festivities organised in Southampton on May 9, and a unique chance to see all three […]

Aztech Ventures into Shipyard Business

Aztech Ventures into Shipyard Business

Singapore Exchange Mainboard-listed Aztech Group Ltd. has acquired the leasehold interest of a shipyard,  now known as AZ Marine Offshore Services Pte. Ltd. Occupying a site area of approximately 251,500 square feet and water frontage of approximately 2,475 feet long, the shipyard consists of a part 4-storey / part 6-storey detached factory with an open […]

20,000 People Risked Their Lives in Sea Crossings

20,000 People Risked Their Lives in Sea Crossings

A new UNHCR report on irregular maritime movements in South East Asia estimates that 20,000 people risked their lives in sea crossings in the first half of this year. Many were Rohingya who fled Myanmar and arrived in the region suffering the effects of malnutrition and abuse during the journey. Several hundred people were also […]

HRAS to Investigate Fishermen Murders

HRAS to Investigate Fishermen Murders

Human Rights at Sea (HRAS) has announced the commencement of its own international investigation into the murders of seafarers in international waters, following the airing of the chilling YouTube footage showing fishermen being shot at and eventually murdered off Fiji. HRAS is being supported by the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) of the International Chamber of Commerce, Quintel Intelligence, Globus […]

July Best Month for Virginia Port

July Best Month for Virginia Port

In July, Virginia Port’s TEU volume was 207,771 units, surpassing the monthly record set last October by 1,174 TEUs. The port’s revenues were USD 37.9 million, and its operating income was USD 1.98 million, increases of 21.5 percent and 6 percent, respectively, when compared with last year. “This is a solid start to our new fiscal year […]

Ningbo Authorities at Negotiating Table

Ningbo Authorities at Negotiating Table

Talks are underway between the Ningbo Government, the main operator of the Ningbo port and representatives of the truck drivers and owners to normalize the container operations at the world’s sixth busiest port brought to a standstill by protesters. A deal has been reached on new guidance on container trucking rates between Ningbo Port Association, […]

DFDS Suspends New Route amid EU-Russia Tensions

DFDS Suspends New Route amid EU-Russia Tensions

Danish shipping company DFDS decided to suspend the newly launched service between Travemünde in Germany and Klaipeda in Lithuania amid dropping freight volumes on the route caused by the current trade dispute between the EU and Russia. ” Route operations will therefore be suspended and customers will instead be offered capacity on the Kiel-Klaipeda route. […]

Zeebrugge Marks Spike in Freight Volumes

Zeebrugge Marks Spike in Freight Volumes

During the first half of 2014, Belgium’s Port of Zeebrugge freight tonnage surpassed 22 million tonne mark, marking an increase of 3.7 percent compared to the first semester of 2013. 22 Mln tonnes total freight handled at the port The best results were set in the container sector and the roll-on/roll-off traffic. “We are pleased that the Port […]

Shipowners Want More Money to Call at Libyan Ports

Shipowners Want More Money to Call at Libyan Ports

Reopening of the Libyan ports Ras Lanuf  and Es Sider that were blocked for about a year by federalist rebels, along with the restart of crude oil transport  will see a spike in Mediterranean Aframax freight rates, according to Platts. The first cargoes have already been shipped from the two ports and more crude is […]

UK Chamber of Shipping Members Want Lobbying Intensified

UK Chamber of Shipping Members Want Lobbying Intensified

The latest UK Chamber of Shipping’s annual survey has revealed that its members want more lobbying to be done by the Chamber, especially within the Parliament and Government bodies. The survey was designed to ask members what area of the Chamber’s work they value most, and what could be improved to provide the best possible service. The survey […]

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