US Extends Visas to Ethiopian Seafarers

USA Extends Visas to Ethiopian Seafarers

The United States has extended  C1/D visas to Ethiopian seafarers to two years starting from January 2015. The ...

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US Judge to Rule on Deepwater Horizon Penalty

US Judge to Rule on Deepwater Horizon Penalty

The final phase of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill trial began on Tuesday, January 20th which will see New Orleans ...

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Kalmar to Automatize Melbourne VICT Terminal Operations

Kalmar to Automatize Melbourne VICT Terminal Operations

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has won a contract to provide an integrated automation system to handle operations at ...

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Golar Eskimo Changes Hands

Golar Eskimo Changes Hands

Nasdaq-listed  liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipping company Golar LNG has completed the sale of its ownership ...

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Aegean Sets Up Shop in Russia

Aegean Sets Up Shop in Russia

Athens-based marine fuel logistics company Aegean Marine Petroleum Network has hired five former employees of the ...

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IOMOU Authorities Detain 35 Ships on Hours of Rest Breaches

IOMOU Authorities Detain 35 Ships on Hours of Rest Deficiencies

Thirty-five ships were detained as a result of the Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on STCW Hours of Rest ...

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Sembcorp Marine, Partners Target Innovative Hull Designs

A*STAR’s Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), Sembcorp Marine Ltd, University of Glasgow and ...

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LA County Ports Record Third Best Annual Results

2014 Third Best Year for Ports of LA and Long Beach

The U.S. West Coast ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles will both mark the year 2014 as the third busiest in their ...

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UK Keeps Piracy Ransom Payment Legal

UK Keeps Piracy Ransom Payment Legal

The UK government has pledged that it would not outlaw the payment of ransoms to secure the release of seafarers ...

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Thailand Joins Container Monitoring Programme

Thailand Joins Container Monitoring Programme

Thailand became the first country in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to formally join the ...

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UK Launches Maritime Growth Study

UK Launches Maritime Growth Study

The U.K. Government has launched the Maritime Growth Study, a major public consultation on future policy and ...

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Canada Blocks Buy America Provisions at Ferry Project

Canada Blocks US 'Buy America' Provisions at Ferry Terminal Project

The Government of Canada signed an order to block Alaska’s Department of Transportation from applying U.S. ...

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Rotterdam Dockers Protest amid Job Loss Fears

Rotterdam ECT Terminal

Dockers at the Port of Rotterdam’s ECT terminal refused to unload a vessel on Sunday as a sign of protest ...

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Strike Cripples Buenaventura Port

f we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking

Cabotage shipowners staged a 10-hour blockade of the El Pinal bridge yesterday morning, the only link connecting ...

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Euronav Launches US IPO

Euronav

Shipping company Euronav NV has launched its underwritten initial public offering in the United States of ...

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Port of Rotterdam Marks Slight Annual Throughput Increase

Port of Rotterdam Marks Slight Annual Throughput Increase

The largest seaport in The Netherlands, the Port of Rotterdam, handled 445 million tonnes of cargo in 2014, a 1% ...

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Shanghai Keeps Lead as World’s Busiest Container Port

Port of Shaghai

China’s Port of Shanghai has wrapped up the year with a new record in the number of handled containers ...

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Update: Australian Iron Ports Cleared

Port Hedland

The Australian ports of Port Hedland, Broome and Dampier are now open, following the all clear on the previous ...

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Dover Port Assists Stranded Eurotunnel Passengers

port of dover

Passengers stranded by the problems with Eurotunnel, hit by a freight train fire on Saturday causing delays over ...

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Operational Issues Top Fuel Cost Concerns for ECAs

Operational Issues Top Fuel Cost Concerns for ECAs

Mechanical problems resulting from the change in fuel properties are by far the biggest concern and potential ...

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Panama Canal Gets First Pacific Gate

Panama Canal Gets First Pacific Gate

The first gate for the new locks on the Pacific side of the Panama Canal was installed on January 19, bringing the ...

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BIMCO Targets Improvement of Dry Bulk Terminals

Port of Antwerp Bulk Terminal

BIMCO has launched a new vetting system designed to gather information on the quality of the facilities and service ...

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Turkish Coast Guard Captures Ship Carrying 333 Immigrants

Turkish Coats Guard Captures Ship Carrying 333 Immigrants

The Turkish Coast Guard intercepted on January 18 a general cargo ship carrying 333 immigrants, mostly Syrian ...

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Cargo Ships Collide off Latvia

Cargo Ships Collide off Latvia

The Danish-flagged tanker Maersk Etienne and Panama-registered dry bulk carrier Coral Opal collided in Irbe Strait ...

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Rotterdam World Gateway Starts Commercial Activities

Rotterdam World Gateway Starts Commercial Activities

 The Rotterdam World Gateway (RWG) terminal handled the first commercial test vessel on the evening of January ...

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Construction on BC Ferries’ First LNG Ferry Kicks Off

Construction on BC Ferries' First LNG Ferry Kicks Off1

The first steel has been cut for the first of three BC Ferries’ new intermediate class ferries (ICF) at a ...

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Muntajat Charters LPG Carrier

Muntajat Charters LPG Carrier

Qatar Chemical and Petrochemical Marketing and Distribution Company (Muntajat) signed a two-year contract with ...

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