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Expansion of UK’s Largest Container Port Begins

Expansion of UK’s Largest Container Port Begins

Work has started at the Port of Felixstowe on the latest expansion of the UK’s largest container port. VSBW Joint Venture, a consortium of VolkerStevin and Boskalis Westminster, has been appointed as the lead contractor to extend the port’s Berth 9 by 190 metres. The work will increase the combined lengths of Berths 8&9 to […]

Slight Dip in Port of Rotterdam’s Throughput in Q1 2014

Slight Dip in Port of Rotterdam’s Throughput in Q1 2014

The Port of Rotterdam’s throughput in the first quarter of 2014, at 109 million tonnes, was 0.2% below the level for the corresponding period last year. Split up by goods type, less crude oil (‑2%), mineral oil products (‑14%) and other liquid bulk cargo (‑14%) were transferred. On the positive side, iron ore and scrap […]

SCPA Reports Increase in Pier Container Volumes

SCPA Reports Increase in Pier Container Volumes

South Carolina Ports reported March pier container volumes were the highest since August 2008. Last month the Port handled 85,616 boxes, totaling 692,338 pier containers fiscal year to date. “March is traditionally a seasonally strong month,” said Jim Newsome, SCPA president and CEO. “The SCPA saw an 11 percent year over year increase in pier […]

EU Sets Up Sustainable Fishing Model

EU Sets Up Sustainable Fishing Model

Operating rules for European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) aid to help fishermen to comply with new Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) requirements were endorsed by the Parliament on Wednesday. EMFF aid will help fishermen to observe the discard ban, e.g. by buying more selective fishing gear, but will also be used to improve safety and […]

Oil Slick Sample from MH370 Search Area Pending Analysis

Oil Slick Sample from MH370 Search Area Pending Analysis

The sample of oil slick detected and collected by the Australian Defence Vessel (ADV) Ocean Shield on Sunday within the missing MH370 search area has arrived in Perth where it will be tested and analyzed, Australian Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) said, adding that once the results are available it will provide further details.  As […]

VOS B.V. Introduces New ‘Walk-to-Work’ Vessel Concept

VOS B.V. Introduces New ‘Walk-to-Work’ Vessel Concept

Vroon Offshore Services (VOS) B.V. Den Helder has completed a first, new “walk-to-work” vessel concept design. The new vessel design is aimed at providing a solution for the expected increase in client demand for offshore people-transfer solutions (“walk-to-work”) in the oil & gas and renewable-energy markets. The Vroon Offshore Services’ ‘’walk-to-work’’ vessel will offer comfortable, […]

Update 2: Death Toll in Korean Ferry Tragedy Rises to Nine

Update 2: Death Toll in Korean Ferry Tragedy Rises to Nine

The massive search operations for hundreds of passengers missing after their ferry sank yesterday off South Korea’s southern coast continue as death toll from the disaster rises to nine. Nine out of 475 passengers, mostly high school students, aboard the 6,325-ton ferry Sewol have been confirmed dead so far, while 179 others have been rescued, […]

Hapag-Lloyd and CSAV Join Forces

Hapag-Lloyd and CSAV Join Forces

Hapag-Lloyd AG and Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores (CSAV) have signed a binding contract on merging CSAV’s entire container business with Hapag-Lloyd. Following the integration, the new Hapag-Lloyd will rank among the four largest liner shipping companies in the world, with some 200 vessels with total transport capacity of around one million TEU, an annual […]

MEPs Reject to Monitor NOx Emissions from Shipping

MEPs Reject to Monitor NOx Emissions from Shipping

Today MEPs voted to reject a proposal to monitor nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions from shipping, which is set to overtake all land-based sources by 2020. Transport & Environment says EU governments must not waste this unique opportunity to monitor two of the most harmful air pollutants, NOx and sulphur (SOx), as part of the monitoring, […]

Denmark Ratifies Wreck-Removal Convention

Denmark Ratifies Wreck-Removal Convention

The Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks will enter into force on 14 April 2015 following the deposit, on 14 April 2014, of an instrument of ratification by Denmark, with the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Among several provisions, the convention will place financial responsibility for the removal of certain hazardous wrecks on shipowners, […]

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