China Diversifying Its Shipping Business Model

China Diversifying Its Shipping Business Model

The Chinese business model for the shipping industry has seen a slight diversification over the recent period as ...

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Mega Alliances Start Calling at Malta Freeport Terminals

Mega Alliances Start Calling Malta Freeport Terminals

The 2M Alliance made up of Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and the Ocean Three Alliance ...

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Image of the Day: Carnival Triumph's First Call at Dominica

Carnival Triumph

The island nation of Dominica welcomed Carnival Triumph, owned and operated by Carnival Cruise Lines (CCL), last ...

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Stronger Dollar Mixed Blessing for Transatlantic Volumes

Strong Dollar Shifts North Europe-North America Volumes

A strengthening dollar versus the Euro in the latter months of 2014 splintered the growth directions for the west ...

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Record Tonnage Volume Changed Hands in 2014

Record Tonnage Volume Changed Hands in 2014

A record volume of tonnage is reported to have changed hands in 2014 and reported secondhand sales rose by 29% ...

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Petronas Shifts Newbuild Orders, Extends Charters

Petronas Shifts Newbuild Orders, Extends Charters

Malaysia’s Petronas has sold five LNG carriers being built by Hyundai Heavy Industries to its shipping ...

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Pioneer Marine Opts for ABB Fuel Monitoring Systems

Pioneer Marine Opts for ABB Fuel Monitoring Systems

The Singapore-based dry bulk carrier owner and operator Pioneer Marine has contracted Amarcon, a fully owned ...

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Shipping Industry Needs Uniform BWT Rules

Shipping Industry Needs Uniform BWT Rules

The shipping industry has supported efforts to address aquatic invasive species through ballast water treatment ...

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Daebo Seeks Bankruptcy Protection

Daebo Seeks Bankruptcy Protection

Korea’s dry bulk shipping company Daebo International Shipping Co. Ltd. filed an application for ...

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BIMCO: 2014 Was Tough for Demolition Market

2014 Was Tough Year for Demolition Market

Declining prices have made 2014 a very hectic year for the demolition market as less DWT and fewer TEUs were ...

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Ports of Auckland Preps for Rising Volumes

Ports of Auckland Preps for Rising Volumes

New Zealand’s Ports of Auckland reported NZD 28.9 million (USD 21.6m) net profit for six months ended ...

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Lysblink Seaways Falls Victim to Strong Winds, Drags Anchor

Lysblink Seaways

The grounded DFDS cargo ship Lysblink Seaways was towed back out to sea on Sunday, February 22nd as part of ...

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Supertankers Pick Up Speed

Supertankers Pick Up Speed

Very Large and Ultra Large Crude Carriers have increased their average sailing speed this month to 12.57 knots in ...

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Update: Canadian Icebreaker Frees Stuck Cargo Ship

Arthur M. Anderson is beset in ice near Ashtabula, Ohio, Feb. 19, 2015

The Canadian Coast Guard has freed the cargo ship Arthur M. Anderson, which spent five days beset in ice near ...

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Over 100 Fall Ill on Celebrity Equinox

Over 100 Fall Ill on Celebrity Equinox

95 passengers and 7 crew members aboard Celebrity Equinox cruise ship have reported being ill with norovirus-like ...

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VIDEO: Britannia Joins P&O Cruises Fleet

Britannia Joins P&O Cruises Fleet

Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri handed over Britannia, the new flagship of the P&O Cruises fleet, brand of ...

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K. Damen Wins Industry Leader of the Year Award

Mr. Kommer Damen, Chair of Damen Shipyards Group

Chairman of Damen Shipyards Group, Mr. Kommer Damen, received the award for Industry Leader of the year at the ...

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Readers’ Picks of the Week (16-20 of Feb)

Readers’ Picks

VIDEO: Freighter Sinks in the Black Sea St. Kitts and Nevis-flagged general cargo ship Fort Azov sank yesterday in ...

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USA: PMA, ILWU Agree on New Contract

ilwu, pma agree on new contract

The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) have reached a ...

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Gallery: Marjorie C Step Away from Delivery

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Honolulu-based Pasha Hawaii’s M/V Marjorie C attained main engine light off on February 18, while under final ...

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Korean Yards Reclaim Lead

Korean Yards Reclaim Lead

Korean yards have reclaimed the first place in global ship deliveries from their Chinese counterparts as they ...

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US Labor Secretary Turns Up the Heat

US Labor Secretary Turns Up the Heat

The US Labor Secretary Tom Perez told the two sides negotiating a new contract for dockworkers at the US West Coast ...

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Leixões-Rotterdam Ro-Ro Service on Upswing

Leixões-Rotterdam Ro-Ro Service on the Rise

In 2014, one of Portugal’s major seaports, the Port of Leixões handled 404,650 tonnes of ro-ro cargo, over ...

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Bore Closes Dutch Office

Bore Closes Dutch Office

The Finnish shipping company Bore has decided to close its shore office in Amsterdam and lay off 24 Dutch ...

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Scotland Calls for Emergency Towing Project Extension

Emergency Towing Vehicle

Emergency Towing Vehicle provision should be reviewed immediately and extended beyond March 2016, Richard Lochhead, ...

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Mariveles Dry Bulk Terminal Taking Shape

Mariveles Dry Bulk Terminal Taking Shape

Seasia Nectar Port Services Inc. (SNPSI), a joint venture between the UK’s Nectar Group and Seasia Logistic ...

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Baleària Orders Spain’s First Pure-Gas Marine Engine

Baleària Orders Spain's First Pure-Gas Marine Engine

Rolls-Royce has signed a collaboration agreement with Spanish energy company Gas Natural Fenosa to develop and ...

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