Owners Not Ready to Give Up Control to Smart Ships

Orca AI: Maritime industry slow at adapting solutions vital to avoiding collisions.

Cargo Ship Capsizes in Iranian Port

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A Comoros-flagged general cargo vessel capsizes in Shahid Rajaei Port, Iran.

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Tanker Fire Takes Lives of Two Seafarers off South Korea

Fire aboard tanker off South Korea

Two seafarers lost their lives in a fire aboard an oil tanker off the southern coast of South Korea.

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PSA International Signs Deal to Acquire Poland's DCT Gdańsk

Container terminal

PSA International signed an agreement to acquire DCT Gdańsk, the largest container terminal in Poland.

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Grande America: Third Oil Slick Sighted off France

Grande America oil spill

French authorities sighted another oil slick originating from the sunken RoRo Grande America.

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ShippingLab: Denmark Wants to Be a Driver of Smart Shipping

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The journey towards Denmark's first autonomous and green ship starts this March.

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Alphaliner: Capacity on Transpacific Route to Remain Flat

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Shipping lines do not plan capacity increases on the Transpacific route.

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France Confirms Oil Slick after Grande America Sinks

Grande America sinks

Oil slick detected at Grande America sinking site; ship was carrying 45 containers containing hazardous materials.

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Grounded Solomon Trader Undergoing Lightering

Solomon Trader

The amount of oil spilled is believed to be higher than the initial estimates of 70 tonnes.

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MSC Zoe Aftermath: Millions of Plastic Granules Washed Up

MSC Zoe container spill in North Sea

Eastern Wadden area contained over 24 million of plastic granules from the MSC Zoe container spill.

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BP Marine Unveils New Very Low Sulphur Marine Fuel

VLSFO

BP will retail the new 0.5% sulphur VLSFO globally.

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Saga LNG Shipping Names Its First LNG Carrier

Saga Dawn naming ceremony

Saga LNG Shipping named its new LNG carrier at CMHI Jiangsu shipyard on March 13, 2019.

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Fire-Stricken Grande America Sinks off France

Grande America on fire

Grande America sank in the afternoon hours of March 12 some 180 nautical miles west of the French coast.

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Pirates Kidnap Five Seafarers from OSV off Nigeria

Vessel guards

Five crew members have been kidnapped in the latest piracy attack off Brass, Nigeria.

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Burning ConRo Ship Now Listing off France

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The fire is still burning onboard the Grande America, which has started to list on its right side.

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Eighty Injured after Japanese Ferry Hits 'Whale'

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Eighty people were injured when a Japanese jetfoil ferry hit what seemed to be a whale in the Sea of Japan. 

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Video: Two Bulkers Collide in Panama Canal

Bulker collision

Panama Canal Authority looking into collision of two bulkers in front of Pedro Miguel locks.

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Matson Christens 2nd Aloha Class Unit at Philly Shipyard

U.S. Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii breaks a ceremonial bottle of champagne to christen Matson’s new containership, ‘Kaimana Hila.’

Matson christened the second Aloha Class containership at Philly Shipyard on March 9.

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Shipowners Not Ready to Give Up Control to Intelligent Ships

Orca AI: Maritime industry slow at adapting solutions that are vital to avoiding collisions.

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Hyundai Heavy Inks Formal Contract to Take Over DSME

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HHI signs a formal deal to proceed with the acquisition of DSME. 

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K Line Readies for Major Loss, Starts Structural Reform

Cape Hayatomo

K Line unveils structural reforms as it prepared to record up to USD 900 million of losses this year.

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Pirates Kidnap Three Romanian Sailors off Togo

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Three crew members of a Malta-flagged tanker kidnapped while in the Gulf of Guinea.

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Australia Intensifies Efforts to End Solomon Islands Spill

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Australia is deploying more assets to the Solomon Islands to contain the bulker oil spill.

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CMA CGM Unveils Massive Cost-Cutting Plan

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CMA CGM launching a USD 1.2 billion cost reduction despite record revenues in 2018.

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Shipowners Not Very Concerned about Scrubber Discharge Bans

Othman: Shipowners that have already chosen scrubbers do not seem to be very concerned about recent bans.

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Fincantieri Delivers Costa's 1st Ship Designed for China

Costa Venezia

Costa Cruises took delivery of Costa Venezia, its first ship designed specifically for the Chinese market.

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ZPMC Invests in COSCO to Enhance Business with Terminals

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ZPMC acquiring USD 62.8 million worth of COSCO shares. 

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Ulstein to Build New Expedition Ship for Lindblad

expedition cruise ship

Ulstein to build a new polar vessel for Lindblad Expeditions.

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