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USCG Medevacs Woman from Carnival Fantasy

USCG Medevacs Woman from Carnival Fantasy

A United States Coast Guard (USCG) helicopter crew from Air Station Clearwater, Fla., medically evacuated a 67-year-old woman from the cruise ship Carnival Fantasy 80 miles east of Ponce De Leon Inlet, Fla., Friday evening, the USCG said. Staff aboard the Fantasy requested a Coast Guard medevac and consulted with a Coast Guard flight surgeon, […]

DNV GL Boasts Strong Interim Results

DNV GL Boasts Strong Interim Results

The recently formed DNV GL Group recorded solid results for the period of six months ending June 30, 2014. The interim report shows the Group had a strong performance and a proforma revenue growth of 11%. “The first half of this year has been both exciting and challenging for the newly formed DNV GL Group. We […]

Subdued Demand Affects Goldenport Holdings’ Results

Subdued Demand Affects Goldenport Holdings’ Results

Goldenport Holdings, an international shipping company that owns and operates a fleet of dry bulk and container vessels, posted a net loss of $1.4m for the six months ending June, down from $8.3m. Goldenport said trading during the second quarter was softer than in the first quarter due to continued subdued demand in the Far […]

Cruise Industry Professionals to Gather in Barcelona

Cruise Industry Professionals to Gather in Barcelona

In just a few weeks, cruise industry professionals from around the world will be heading to Barcelona, Spain’s leading cruise port, for the tenth edition of the Seatrade Med Cruise Convention. This year’s event has already achieved a record number of ports, destinations and suppliers showcasing their products and services on the exhibition floor, mirroring […]

Image of the Day: Clubbing in the Moonlight

Image of the Day: Clubbing in the Moonlight

A new nighttime experience will debut on Regal Princess in November, enabling guests to enjoy an outdoor nightclub under the stars. The new nightclub, Night Sky Lounge, will open for business when the ship begins her inaugural Caribbean season. The top-deck Retreat Pool will transform into the new Night Sky Lounge one night during each cruise, inviting […]

Baltic Aframax Rates Nosediving

Baltic Aframax Rates Nosediving

Last week saw a distinct lack of activity for Aframaxes in the Baltic Sea, ultimately ending with a sharp downturn in Baltic-UK Continent 100,000 mt rates, Platts reports. Platts says that the rates on the route plunged Worldscale 25 to be assessed at w65 Friday, which equates to USD 6.10/mt, the lowest level since an identical assessment on […]

VIDEO: Future Ulyses Slips into the Water

VIDEO: Future Ulyses Slips into the Water

  Norwegian shipyard Kleven hosted a launching ceremony on Saturday, August 30 of the 107-meter long Exploration Support Vessel currently being built at Kleven Verft in Ulsteinvik. The high specification vessel is designed especially for long expeditions in rough waters, and blends a robust, hard-working character with luxurious added extras. The vessel is designed by […]

India Eyes Port of Chabahar’s Upgrade

India Eyes Port of Chabahar’s Upgrade

The Government of India has assigned USD 100 million for upgrading the port of Chabahar in Iran, the final objective being trade boost with Afghanistan and other Central Asian countries, as explained by Afghan envoy to India Shaida Mohammad Abdali cited by the Press Trust of India (PTI). The Port of Chabahar is the only Iranian port with […]

Grimaldi Beefs Up Southern Express

Grimaldi Beefs Up Southern Express

Grimaldi Lines, the Italian RoRo ship owner represented by Niels Winther in Denmark, is expanding its Southern Express route with weekly departures from Europe to West Africa. As of September, Grimaldi Lines is increasing the frequency of its Southern Express line, providing weekly departures from Europe to West Africa and back. The Italian ship owner will incorporate […]

Sewol Bill Still Pending as Victims’ Families Head to the Streets

Sewol Bill Still Pending as Victims’ Families Head to the Streets

A strong pressure is being exerted on South Korean National Assembly to adopt a special bill which is aimed at determining the cause behind the Sewol ferry tragedy that killed around 300 people in April, predominantly high school students. The pressure is further fuelled by the protest of hundreds of people who, as reported by Yonhap, joined  […]

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