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ICTSI Speeding Up Construction of New Facilities at Congestion-Stricken Manilla

ICTSI Speeding Up Construction of New Facilities at Congestion-Stricken Manilla

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI)  said today it was fast-tracking the construction of new yard facilities at the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) and at a new 21-hectare inland container depot in Laguna. ICTSI said it is speeding up the MICT expansion and inland depot, which will jointly add more than 20 percent to […]

Car Carrier Duo Collide in Zeebrugge

Car Carrier Duo Collide in Zeebrugge

Two car carriers collided on Monday afternoon, September 29th in the Zeebrugge Pierre Vandamme lock, Belgium. Cyprus-registered car carrier Neckar Highway was heading from Grimsby bound for Malmo when it collided with Singapore-flagged Baltic Breeze. No injuries have been reported. After the accident, vehicle carrier Baltic Breeze was towed by two tugs, Smit Lion and Smit Kiwi. […]

Australian DP World Terminals Facing Strike

Australian DP World Terminals Facing Strike

Members of the Maritime Union Australia employed by DP World terminals in Sydney and Melbourne announced their plans to stop work this week. Four-hour work stoppages are expected from 10.00am Wednesday October 1 until 2.00pm, 6.00pm until 10.00pm and 2.00am until 6.00am on Thursday October 2 at Sydney terminals. All members of the MUA employed […]

ZIM Ship Targeted by Pro-Palestinian Protesters Again

ZIM Ship Targeted by Pro-Palestinian Protesters Again

Israeli-owned containership Zim Shanghai was prevented from unloading this weekend in the Port of Oakland by pro-Palestinian protesters and had to head to the Port of Los Angeles. According to Marine Traffic’s  data the vessel departed Oakland on Sunday evening fully loaded and is expected to arrive in Los Angeles on Tuesday. “The Zim Shanghai […]

Competition Review Report Additional Burden for Australian Shipping?

Competition Review Report Additional Burden for Australian Shipping?

National shipping association Shipping Australia voiced its disappointment with the draft report released by the Competition Review Panel that has recommended removal of the existing shipping exemptions in Part X of the Competition and Consumer Act. The Australian Federal Government appointed a panel of experts to undertake a major review of Australian competition laws and […]

Nordic Passat Rescues 150 off Sicily

Nordic Passat Rescues 150 off Sicily

Nordic American Tankers Limited’s vessel the Nordic Passat performed a rescue operation involving 150 people in the Mediterranean last Saturday afternoon, September 27, 2014. The refugees were in a wooden boat with engine trouble, the company said in a release. Nordic Passat was in an area South East of Sicily when it got involved in […]

Former Hudong-Zhonghua Head Charged for Bribe

Former Hudong-Zhonghua Head Charged for Bribe

The former board chairman of China’s state-owned Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard, Gu Tiquan, has been charged for taking bribe by the state’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate. Gu Tiquan was arrested in May  under suspicion of having committed “serious violations”. The charges form part of a comprehensive corruption investigation that has resulted in prosecution of several officials, formerly employed […]

Video: P&O Ferry up in Flames

Video: P&O Ferry up in Flames

P&O Ferry’s Pride of Canterbury travelling across the English Channel (La Manche Channel) from Dover, England, to the French city of Calais caught fire at around 8 am British Summer Time (BST), September 29, according to the BBC. The fire started in the ferry’s engine room as the vessel was docking in the Port of Calais. All […]

China Lifts Foreign Investment Restrictions in Shanghai Free-Trade Zone

China Lifts Foreign Investment Restrictions in Shanghai Free-Trade Zone

Chinese government is set to ease restrictions on foreign investments in a number of industries, including the shipping sector, in Shanghai’s free-trade zone, The South China Morning Post reports. Earlier this month China’s Premier Li Keqiang’s said that market forces ”would be allowed to play a dominant role in the FTZ.”  Over twenty business sectors are to […]

Mitsubishi Heavy’s Regular Returns

Mitsubishi Heavy’s Regular Returns

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has received an order from Astomos Energy Corporation for a very large liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carrier. The LPG carrier on order is identical to vessels ordered from MHI by Astomos Energy late in 2013, and again in spring 2014. The carrier will offer flexibility to accommodate major LPG terminals around the globe, […]

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