Sailing the Seven Seas

Have you ever thought about the first journey of a ship, her maiden voyage from the shipyard to its owner?

MV Werften Cuts Steel for Polar Class Expedition Yacht

MV Werften starts building a new luxury expedition yacht for Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises.

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Drewry: Shippers Should Keep an Eye on M&A Activity

With nearly 400 different vessel operators still active, there is plenty of room for M&A activity.

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Hope of Finding Sanchi Survivors Wanes

The hope of finding any survivors of the sunken Iranian tanker Sanchi has diminished, Iran's PMO says.

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Two Bulker Newbuilds Join Wisdom Fleet

Taiwanese shipping company Wisdom Marine Lines has taken delivery of two new eco-ship newbuilds from Japanese shipyards.

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Port of LA Sets Another Cargo Record in 2017

The Port of Los Angeles moved more cargo in 2017 than in any time in the port’s 110-year history.

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MOL Acquires Dutch Manning Company

MOL has acquired full ownership of Azalea Maritime B.V., a Dutch manning specialist.

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USCG Medevacs Crewman from LNG Carrier off Oahu

A crewman in need of medical assistance was medevaced from an LNG carrier some 13 miles south of Oahu on January 13.

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Evergreen Marine Renewing Fleet with 20 11,000 TEU Boxships

Evergreen Marine has revealed a very ambitious fleet renewal plan which will see 20 containerships added to its fleet.

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Gothenburg's Box Volumes Hit Record Low in 2017

Port of Gothenburg's container volumes drop by 19 percent in 2017 due to labour dispute.

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China Names 2nd Carrier for Queensland LNG Project

Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding names second LNG carrier for the Queensland Curtis LNG Project.

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Imabari Set to Take Over Minaminippon Shipbuilding

Japanese shipbuilder Imabari Shipbuilding Co is planning to buy its compatriot Minaminippon Shipbuilding Co.

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Canada Lifts Speed Limit for Ships in Gulf of St. Lawrence

Canada has lifted the temporary mandatory slowdown for commercial vessels operating in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

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APM Inks Deal for New Bulk Cargo Terminal in Georgia

APM Terminals Poti, Poti New Terminals Consortium sign agreement for a new bulk cargo terminal.

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Union Maritime’s Tanker with 22 Crew Goes Missing

Union Maritime has not heard from one of its vessels, MT Barrett, since late Tuesday, January 9.

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Burning Oil Tanker Sanchi Sinks off China

Iranian tanker Sanchi sank on January 14, after burning for over a week in the East China Sea.

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Readers’ Picks of the Week

Here are the most read stories of the second week of January 2018.

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Bunkering Blocked at Port of Trieste

Bunkering operations at the Port of Trieste have been discontinued.

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Barcelona Oks Deal between Stevedores and Employers

The Port of Barcelona approves an agreement between stevedore unions and their employers.

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Singapore Pushes to Be Global Maritime Hub with New Plan

Singapore's Sea Transport Industry Transformation Map (ITM) to grow industry value-add by SGD 4.5 billion by 2025.

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Port of Oakland Wraps Up Busiest Year in Its History

2017 was the busiest year in the Port of Oakland's 90-year history, the port said.

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Spotted: New Cranes Heading to MedPort Tangier

The first 3 of 12 new remote-controlled STS cranes have departed China and are en route to the MedPort Tangier terminal.

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PAI Takes the Helm at Port of Cotonou

Port of Antwerp International (PAI) takes over the management at the Port of Cotonou in Benin.

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Shipping Firms Strengthen Fight against Cyber Crime

Many shipping companies have intensified the fight against cyber crime following a number of cyber attacks in 2017.

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Court Declares RBD Armatori Bankrupt

Rizzo-Bottiglieri-De Carlini Armatori SpA has been declared bankrupt by the Court of Torre Annunziata.

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Canada Unveils New Arctic Shipping Safety Regulations

Canada has introduced new Arctic Shipping Safety and Pollution Prevention Regulations. 

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SWS Hands Over First Valemax Newbuilding to COSCOCS

COSCOCS takes delivery of the first of ten 400,000 dwt very large ore carriers from Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding.

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PMO Team to Try to Board Blazing Sanchi Today

A surveillance team of Iran's PMO will attempt today to board Sanchi and try to find potential survivors.

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