NTSB to Open Docket for El Faro Sinking Investigation

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The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) plans to open the docket for its investigation into the ...

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Fitch Predicts More M&A Activity, Defaults in 2017

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Muted demand growth will exacerbate overcapacity for the shipping sector in 2017, putting pressure on freight rates ...

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First 8500 TEU Boxship Enters Port of Brisbane

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Australia’s Port of Brisbane has welcomed its first 8500 TEU class container vessel into the port, the Maersk ...

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Philly Shipyard Hands Over 1st LNG-Ready Tanker to APT

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US-based Philly Shipyard (PSI) has delivered the American Endurance, the first of four 50,000 dwt product tankers ...

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Putting the Squeeze on Terminal Operators Could Backfire

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Container shipping lines are in danger of putting future port investment at risk in their demands for terminal ...

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EU Extends Counter-Piracy Op until 2018

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On November 25, 2016, the European Council extended Operation Atalanta’s mandate to deter, disrupt and repress acts ...

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Toxic Fumes Kill Three on RoPax in Italy

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Three people were killed and another was seriously injured by toxic fumes during maintenance works on board the ...

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Canada Formalizing Crude Tanker Moratorium on BC North Coast

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The government of Canada will introduce legislation by spring 2017 to formalize a moratorium for crude oil tankers ...

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Oceanwide Orders Polar Cruise Ship at Brodosplit

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Dutch-based exploratory Polar cruise operator, Oceanwide Expeditions, has ordered a 180-passenger, ice-strengthened ...

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Gallery: Fincantieri Hands Over Seabourn Encore

Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has held the handover ceremony of Seabourn Encore, the first of two ultra-luxury ...

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Update: Russia Identifies Merchant Ship Hijacked off Benin?

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The merchant vessel believed to have been hijacked by pirates some 72 nautical miles off the coast of Cotonou, ...

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Port Arthur LNG Files for Construction Permit

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California-based energy services holding company Sempra Energy said its liquefied natural gas (LNG) subsidiaries ...

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Report: SM Could Ask HMM to Jointly Buy Hanjin's US Terminal

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SM Group, owner of South Korea’s shipping company Korea Line Corp., may propose a joint acquisition of Hanjin ...

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Third BigRoll Module Carrier Leaves Cosco Dalian Shipyard

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The Netherlands-based BigRoll Shipping has taken delivery of the third of four MC-Class module carriers, the ...

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Kyokuyo Shipyard Delivers Third Epic LPG Carrier

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Singapore-based owner and operator of pressurised gas carriers, Epic Gas Ltd, has taken delivery of the third in ...

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Maersk and CMA CGM Eyeing Hamburg Süd

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Container shipping giants Maersk and CMA CGM are the two frontrunners in the race for Hamburg Süd, but the high ...

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Carbon Warriors Launch Free Ship Operational Efficiency Tool

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Carbon War Room, exactEarth, and University Maritime Advisory Service (UMAS) have launched BetterFleet, a ...

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K Line Improving Asia-Chennai Links

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Japanese shipping company Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) plans to launch containership service Asia Chennai Express ...

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Spotted: Giant Single-Deck Log Carrier Arrives in Tacoma

In today’s spotted we present you the Olive Bay, believed to be the world’s largest single-deck bulk/log ...

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ABS Joins LNG Coalition

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Houston-headquartered classification society ABS has joined the SEA\LNG coalition whose objective is to accelerate ...

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Interview: Tackling the Rise of Vessel Traffic in the Arctic

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As the global demand for commodities continues to increase and the Arctic summer sea ice continues shrinking, the ...

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Hapag, CMA CGM Modify North Europe-Central America Service

Europe-based container shipping majors Hapag-Lloyd and CMA CGM plan to enhance their joint service linking North ...

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ITF, ETF Dockers to Stage Unifeeder Demonstration

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Hundreds of dockworkers from the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the European Transport ...

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Milaha, Mwani Qatar to Jointly Operate Hamad Port

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Marine transport and logistics conglomerate Qatar Navigation (Milaha) and Qatar Ports Management Company (Mwani ...

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Trident Challenger Put Up for Auction in Singapore

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The 2010-built bulk carrier Trident Challenger, which was arrested in early September, has been put up for auction ...

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Moody's Downgrades OSG ahead of Spin-Off

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The ratings of NYSE-listed tanker owner and operator Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (OSG) have been downgraded in ...

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Hong Kong Gov't to Enforce New Anti-Fouling Regulation

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On January 1, 2017, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of ...

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