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Italian Captain Dies on board Tanker off Durban

Master of the oil tanker Freight Margie died on board the ship while it was anchored some seven nautical miles off ...

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NSRI Medevacs Bulker Crewman off Port Elizabeth

A Filipino crewman was medevacked from the bulk carrier Cape Orchid off Port Elizabeth on June 30, South ...

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IMB: 87 Maritime Piracy Incidents in 1H, 2017

The first half of 2017 saw a total of 87 incidents reported to the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre compared with 97 for ...

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K Line Enters FPSO Partnership off Ghana

Japan’s Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) has entered into an agreement with three companies to participate in ...

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World’s 1st Converted FLNG Vessel Named

Keppel Shipyard, Keppel Offshore & Marine’s (Keppel O&M) wholly-owned subsidiary, hosted a naming ...

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Demolition: Time to Take The Bitter Pill

Low freight rates should be the best incentive for owners to take the bitter pill and scrap some of the outdated ...

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Dar es Salaam Port Step Closer to Capacity Increase

Tanzania’s port of Dar es Salaam is set to increase its capacity to 25 million tons over the next seven years ...

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Drewry: Freight Rates Bounce Back from 2016 Levels

This year is one of huge correction after a disastrous 2016 for rates, buoyed at the same time by better supply and ...

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Digitalization: Future's Cornerstone - But at What Cost?

In the aftermath of the Petya cyber attack that hit one of the major industry players A.P. Moller-Maersk, shutting ...

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GoG Piracy Raises Concerns among EU Shipowners

Continued piracy, armed robbery attacks and kidnapping for ransom events in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG), and ...

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Product Tanker Grounds off Kenya

The 1988-built product tanker Theresa Arctic, which ran aground off the coast of Kilifi in Kenya on June 20, could ...

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Gibson: MR Segment Sees Positive Developments

Although the overall performance in the product tanker market remains disappointing, some positive dynamics have ...

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Multipurpose Prospects Continue to Strengthen

Many key drivers for dry cargo demand have reported a significant uptick in 2017, resulting in improving conditions ...

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BIMCO: Ordering Activity Ramps Up in H1

The newbuild activity for the first half of 2017 has surpassed the same period last year by 20%. A total of 5.9 ...

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West African Port Projects in Uncertain Waters

Most West African port projects are in uncertain waters amid a change in the location and nature of transhipment ...

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ABTO: Liquefaction Testing Is Inadequate

The Association of Bulk Terminal Operators (ABTO) has called for a complete overhaul of the cargo sampling and ...

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Traffic Growth in Ports to Remain Muted

Traffic growth in the ports sector is likely to remain well below historical levels for the foreseeable future, due ...

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DP World, Masdar to Explore Clean Energy Solutions

Dubai-based port and terminal operator DP World and Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company Masdar have signed a ...

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NIMASA Chief: Nigeria Needs Maritime Transport Policy

Nigeria is in dire need of a maritime transport policy which will complement the existing national transport policy ...

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South Africa Rejects Japanese Trio's Merger Deal

The South African Competition Commission has decided to block the proposed merger between Japan’s big three ...

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Maritime Industry Needs Better Data Sharing, Collaboration

The maritime industry and broader ocean supply chain are suffering from major and costly inefficiencies due to ...

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Carrier Reliability Up in May

Carriers’ overall on-time schedule reliability improved 4.7%, increasing from 58.6% in April 2017 to 63.3% in ...

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Capacity Cuts Crucial in Container Shipping Recovery

Despite a modest increase in freight rates seen in 2017, a sustainable recovery in the container shipping market ...

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ICS Calls On IMO to Delay Implementation of BWMC

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)  has urged the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to back the ...

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New Wave of M&As to Include Medium-Sized Carriers?

The opportunities for further mergers and acquisitions among Top 20 carriers are receding with each new deal, but ...

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Detained Crew in Angola Denied Basic Human Rights

Maritime trade union Nautilus International has voiced its concern over the treatment of the crew of an offshore ...

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