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The First Transit5 hours 23 minutes ago
Added: Jun 27, 2016 07:48
Last week, the inaugural transit of the Panama Canal Expansion began with the transit of Neopanamax vessel COSCO Shipping Panama through the new Atlantic-facing Agua Clara Locks. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Maersk welcomes the Panama Canal expansion5 hours 44 minutes ago
Added: Jun 27, 2016 07:27
Maersk Line likely to make increased use of the expanded Panama Canal and reroute one or more services with larger vessels to begin sailing through the new Panama Canal locks. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Algeria oil and gas output on the rise6 hours 14 minutes ago
Added: Jun 27, 2016 06:57
Algeria's oil and gas output is moving back to growth after years of stagnation, helped in part by increased production at the North African OPEC member's existing fields, state energy company Sonatrach said last week. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Approaching Enforcement: Preparing for Compliance with IMO & USCG Regulations3 days 2 hours ago
Added: Jun 24, 2016 10:35
ACI’s 15th Ballast Water Management Summit will provide essential, expert guidance to shipowner/operators on how to prepare for and manage the BWT Systems in terms of selection, installation and technical operations, as well as advice on compliance, PSC and regulation once the convention is in place. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Fire Delays CMA CGM Rossini in Colombo3 days 4 hours ago
Added: Jun 24, 2016 08:12
The 5,770 TEU containership CMA CGM Rossini is wrapping up operations at the port of Colombo, Sri Lanka, and will be on its way in a few days after a fire in one of its holds kept the vessel at berth since June 15. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
RMC Notches First Shipbuilding Order3 days 5 hours ago
Added: Jun 24, 2016 08:05
Finnish shipbuilding company Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) has been awarded a contract to build a 158-meter long passenger-car vessel for the... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
BHP's part-owned infrastructure group pulls coal terminal financing plan3 days 5 hours ago
Added: Jun 24, 2016 07:53
Australian mining giant BHP Billiton's part-owned Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group pulled a $500 million debt refinancing plan at one of Australia's biggest coal export terminals after banks were reluctant to lend to the... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Larger Panama Canal Means Most to U.S. Propane Exports, EIA Says3 days 5 hours ago
Added: Jun 24, 2016 07:46
When the third set of locks at the Panama Canal opens for business Sunday, it will mark the historic widening of the canal and improve the economics of shipping petroleum and other products... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Fire Erupts in Venezia Porto Marghera3 days 5 hours ago
Added: Jun 24, 2016 07:16
Venetian firefighters were called to intervene after a fifteen-meter-high crane caught fire in the port area of Porto Marghera at around 9:30 PM local time Wednesday, according to the Department of firefighters, public rescue and civil defense. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Maersk appoints new CEO, company could be broken up3 days 5 hours ago
Added: Jun 24, 2016 07:13
Danish shipping and oil group A. P. Moller-Maersk could be split up into separate companies, its chairman said this week after naming Soren Skou, the head of its container business, as chief executive. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Australia LNG export boom set to defy weak prices - RBA3 days 6 hours ago
Added: Jun 24, 2016 06:57
Australian exports of liquefied natural gas are likely to grow strongly over the new few years despite subdued prices for the energy given the massive amount of money already sunk into projects, a top central bank official said this week. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
EU: Free Passage Through South China Sea Is Paramount3 days 6 hours ago
Added: Jun 24, 2016 06:51
Due to the large volume of international maritime trade passing through the South China Sea, the European Commission said that freedom of navigation and overflight must remain in the area. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Record ship sizes on north-south trades as US demand slows4 days 5 hours ago
Added: Jun 23, 2016 07:27
Ships with a capacity of 13,000 twenty-foot-equivalent units are finding their way into the Asia-Africa and Asia-South America trade as weak demand from the U.S. interferes with carrier plans to grow the size of vessels on the trans-Pacific. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Skangas delivers liquefied natural gas for Polaris –the world's first LNG-powered icebreaker4 days 5 hours ago
Added: Jun 23, 2016 07:13
Skangas has made the first delivery of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for Polaris – the world's first LNG-powered icebreaker. Polaris is a dual-fuel icebreaker using LNG as the primary fuel and... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
EU calls for free passage through South China Sea4 days 6 hours ago
Added: Jun 23, 2016 07:07
Countries must be free to pass through the South China Sea, the European Commission said this week, in its first diplomatic admonishment of Beijing after Chinese jets intercepted a U.S. military plane over the contested waters last month. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
EIA: New Panama Locks Won't Affect Tanker Market4 days 6 hours ago
Added: Jun 23, 2016 06:54
In its latest weekly review of trends in petroleum, the U.S. Energy Information Agency examined how the new Panama Canal expansion will affect crude and product supplies on the North American market – and forecasts that it will have little impact. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Seize the Golden Opportunity in Asia Pacific——13th Deepwater Asia Pacific 2016 (DAP2016)6 days 2 hours ago
Added: Jun 21, 2016 10:59
Asia Pacific is emerging with a high-growth opportunity as depleting shallow water fields drive the industry into deeper waters.Deepwater currently accounts for 7% of regional offshore production, but prospects are for a rise to 17% by... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
MOL First to Use ClassNK Engine Monitoring System6 days 3 hours ago
Added: Jun 21, 2016 09:23
Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has introduced ClassNK Consulting Service’s condition-based monitoring (CBM) system ClassNK CMAXS e-GICSX on its newbuild M/V Taranaki Sun, marking the system’s first commercial use. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
GasLog Reveals USD 1.05 Bn in Financing6 days 3 hours ago
Added: Jun 21, 2016 09:18
Monaco-headquartered owner and operator of liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers GasLog Ltd. has launched a debt financing of USD 1.05 billion with a number of international banks to re-finance six legacy vessel facilities. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Al-Nuaman Completes 1st Commercial LNG Delivery to Świnoujście6 days 3 hours ago
Added: Jun 21, 2016 09:15
The Q-flex type liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier Al-Nuaman brought the first shipment of LNG to the newly-built terminal in Świnoujście, Poland, on June 17. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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