26 Airlifted from 5 Vessels Hit by Strong Winds in Bohai Sea

26 Airlifted from 5 Vessels Hit by Strong Winds in Bohai Sea

China’s Beihai Rescue Bureau coordinated the rescue of 26 crew members from five vessels hit by bursts of ...

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ICS Worried over Protectionist US Approach to LNG Exports

ICS Worried over Protectionist US Approach to LNG Exports

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has voiced serious concern about the potentially protectionist approach ...

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Scorpio Bulkers Finds Work for the Coming Newbuilding

Scorpio Bulkers Finds Work for the Coming Newbuilding

NYSE-listed dry bulk specialist Scorpio Bulkers Inc. has agreed to time charter-out one Capesize currently under ...

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Audit Report: Cosco Cooked Its Books

Cosco Cooked Its Books

China’s shipping conglomerate Cosco Group has ended up on the list of companies found to have falsified ...

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LPG Tanker Hit Hard in Collision with Boxship off Surabaya

LPG Tanker Hit Hard in Collision with Boxship off Surabaya

The LPG tanker Navigator Aries collided with a container ship Leo Perdana on the night of June 29 near the island ...

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Carriers Jostling for Expanded Panama Canal Positions

Carriers Jostling for Expanded Panama Canal Positions

Carriers are rushing to start new Asia to US East Coast services ahead of the opening of the wider Panama ...

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Cosco Orders Seven at DSIC

Cosco Orders Seven at DSIC

Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (DSIC) has secured orders for a total of seven newbuildings from its ...

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Greek Shipping Companies Facing Tonnage Tax Hike

Greek Shipping Companies Facing Tonnage Tax Hike

The privileged position of Greek shipping companies seems to be jeopardized as they face higher tonnage tax. ...

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Cruise Ship Collides with Tanker off Gallipoli

Crusie Ship Collides with Tanker off Gallipoli

A Celestyal Cruises ship suffered structural damage to its bow and was forced to dock at Turkey’s port ...

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MyFerryLink Cancels All Services amid Industrial Action

MyFerryLink Cancells All Services amid Industrial Action

Ferry operator MyFerryLink has cancelled all services this morning due to industrial action, the company said. The ...

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Sevan Marine to Investigate Petrobras Corruption Claims

Sevan Marine's Piranema Spirit, currently under an 11+5 year charter with Petrobras.

The Oslo-listed offshore drilling company Sevan Marine ASA has launched an investigation following reports ...

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China Establishes Oil Spill Damage Fund

Port of Dalian (Image: Greenpeace)

China has established a regulatory body to oversee compensation cases related to oil spills from ships. The ...

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Israeli Navy Seizes Gaza-Bound Flotilla Vessel

Israeli Navy Seizes Gaza-Bound Flotilla Vessel

Israeli Navy boarded a Freedom Flotilla Coalition’s ship and took control of the vessel some 105 nautical ...

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Seaspan Fixes Fourth 14,000 TEU Newbuilding to Yang Ming

Seaspan Fixes Fourth 14,000 TEU Newbuilding to Yang Ming

The NYSE-listed Seaspan Corporation has accepted delivery of a 14,000 TEU container ship, the YM Witness, which ...

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LNG RoRo Newbuilding Runs Aground off Norway

LNG RoRo Newbuilding Aground off Ulsteinvik

Nor Lines’ 5,000 dwt short sea cargo Ro/Ro vessel MS Kvitbjørn (White Bear) ran aground off Ulsteinvik on Sunday ...

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USA Bankrolls Panama Canal LNG Terminal Feasibility Study

USA Backs Panama Canal LNG Terminal Study

The US Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) to support the planning of ...

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Colombo Port City Project Won't Be Abandoned

Colombo Port City Project Won't Be Abandoned

The Sri Lankan government will not abandon the USD 1.4 billion Colombo Port City project though its work had ...

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Navibulgar Adds Second-Hand Bulker

Navibulgar Adds Second-Hand Bulker

Bulgarian shipping company Navibulgar has welcomed into its fleet m/v Persenk, built in October 2010 at the Chengxi ...

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Prince Rupert Port Boosts Its Green Wave Program

Prince Rupert Port Boosts Its Green Wave Program

Canada’s port of Prince Rupert is enhancing one of its programs that rewards positive environmental ...

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Cheniere Cleared to Boost LNG Exports from Sabine Pass

Cheniere Cleared to Boost Exports from Sabine Pass LNG Terminal

The US Energy Department has issued a final authorization for Sabine Pass Liquefaction’s expansion project to ...

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Port Everglades Harbor Deepening Project Cleared

Port Everglades Deepening Project Cleared

Florida’s Port Everglades has been cleared to start the pre-construction engineering and design phase of its ...

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Dorian LPG Adds Another VLGC Newbuilding

Dorian LPG Adds Another VLGC Newbuilding

NYSE-listed liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) shipping company Dorian LPG has taken delivery of its sixth very large ...

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Nordic Stani Refloats, Reaches Bremerhaven

Nordic Stani Refloats, Reaches Bremerhaven

A container ship flying the Cypriot flag ran aground on Saturday night while transiting Lower Elbe river from ...

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Hanjin Shipping’s HQ Raided The headquarters of South Korean conglomerate Hanjin Group and its affiliates have been ...

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Russia Wants to Ban Foreign-Flagged Ships from Its Arctic

Russia Wants to Ban Foreign-Flagged Vessels from Its Arctic1

Russia’s Transport Ministry is considering a new bill that would considerably restrict shipping operations ...

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Double Cruise Ship Launch at Fincantieri

Double Launch at Fincantieri

Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri launched two cruise ships from its shipyards in Monfalcone and Ancona this ...

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Mega Containerships Kept Longer at Ports

Port of Jebel Ali

Berth productivity on mega-container ships slipped in 2014 on a global basis, underscoring the continuing ...

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