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Clydeport Fined over Flying Phantom Deaths

Clydeport Fined over Flying Phantom Deaths

A port operator Clydeport Operations Ltd will have to pay fines totalling £650,000 (circa USD 1.05 million) for health and safety breaches that resulted in three deaths in 2007. In December 2007 the Flying Phantom was one of three tugs assisting the 70,000-tonne cargo ship Red Jasmine as it made its way along the River Clyde. As they approached the Erskine Bridge, the Flying […]

Navtor and AWT Pulling Together

Navtor and AWT Pulling Together

Norway’s e-navigation developer Navtor has signed an agreement with the USA-headquartered maritime weather routing specialist Applied Weather Technology (AWT) that will see the two companies integrating their services to offer route planning and decision making tools. As a result of the deal, AWT’s routing and optimisation systems will now be offered on Navtor’s recently launched NavStation […]

Felixstowe First UK Port to Get AEO Status

Felixstowe First UK Port to Get AEO Status

The Port of Felixstowe has become the first UK port to receive full Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status.The AEO initiative was introduced by the European Commission through the Union Customs Code to help simplify customs procedures and secure international supply chains. Commenting on the accreditation, Clemence Cheng, Chief Executive Officer of Hutchison Ports (UK) Limited, […]

Lerwick Harbour Smashing Records

Lerwick Harbour Smashing Records

The arrival of the cruise ship Norwegian Star at Lerwick Harbour on Thursday, September 25, marked the end of the Shetland port’s best season yet, with two records achieved, the Lerwick Harbour Port Authority reports. Passenger numbers reached a new high at 43,056, topping the previous record of 37,572 set in 2012, with the vessel tonnage figure […]

One More for Dorian

One More for Dorian

New York Stock Exchange-listed Dorian LPG Ltd., an owner and operator of Very Large Gas Carriers (VLGCs), has taken delivery of the ECO VLGC “Corsair” from Hyundai Heavy Industries. The “Corsair” will initially trade in the spot market and is the second newbuilding to be delivered to the company this year. Dorian LPG currently owns and operates […]

Skandi Santos Extends Brazil Stint

Skandi Santos Extends Brazil Stint

AKOFS Offshore, a part of recently re-named Akastor ASA (former Aker Solutions ASA), has been notified of a five-year contract extension from Petrobras to use the Skandi Santos, a Subsea Equipment Support Vessel in Brazil. The extension, worth about NOK 2.5 billion (USD 387m), will start on March 1, 2015 in direct continuation of current […]

IMO Pushing for E-Certificates

IMO Pushing for E-Certificates

The IMO’s Facilitation Committee (FAL) has issued a request for all the IMO member States to accept the use of electronic certificates, paving the way for less paperwork, nuisance and delays for the shipping industry, the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) reports. In the future, it must be easier to use electronic certificates. This was decided […]

Navig8 Grabs Eco Tanker Couple

Navig8 Grabs Eco Tanker Couple

Navig8 Chemical Tankers Inc. has signed resale purchase agreements with an unnamed agribusiness group to purchase two  ECO 49,000 dwt chemical tankers currently under construction at Hyundai Vinashin Shipyard Co. Ltd. The tankers were originally ordered by the agribusiness group, speculated to be Wilmar, and are scheduled for delivery in Q1 2015. Navig8 has the option […]

THESEUS and MICORE Safeguarding European Coasts

THESEUS and MICORE Safeguarding European Coasts

Coastal areas are frequently at risk from flooding, with the impact of high population densities, erosion and rising sea levels due to climate change increasing the likelihood of high waters. This is where two EU-funded projects, MICORE and THESEUS, come into play. The MICORE software is designed to reduce damage by allowing the communities to prepare in advance […]

LNG Libra Booked for Another Year

LNG Libra Booked for Another Year

LNG Libra, a 126,000 cubic meter LNG carrier owned by Höegh LNG Holdings Ltd., was chartered to Gas Natural for another year, the company said in its press release. Gas Natural has today exercised its option to extend the charter period for further 12 months with redelivery at year end 2015. The EBITDA contribution to […]

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