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First LNG-powered ferry to be built in North America9 hours 32 minutes ago
Added: Mar 02, 2015 09:26
Canada’s largest shipbuilder Davie last week held a keel laying ceremony for MV Armand-Imbeau II. The ceremony marked the beginning of the hull assembly for this first of two sister-ships under construction at Davie for the Société des traversiers du Québec (STQ). Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Maersk Looking to Order 11 New Megaships in Second Quarter, Says CEO9 hours 38 minutes ago
Added: Mar 02, 2015 09:21
Denmark’s Maersk Line, the world’s biggest container-shipping company by capacity, is considering ordering 11 container megaships from Asian ship builders in the second quarter of this year, the company’s chief executive officer said Thursday. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Thai Crew of Prantalay 12 Released From Captivity in Somalia9 hours 40 minutes ago
Added: Mar 02, 2015 09:19
MPHRP has welcomed the news that after 4 years, 10 months and 9 days held in captivity by Somali pirates the four Thai crew of the fishing vessel Prantalay 12 have been released and are on their way home. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Tallink and Meyer Turku signed a contract for a new generation LNG powered fast ferry9 hours 44 minutes ago
Added: Mar 02, 2015 09:15
AS Tallink Grupp and Meyer Turku Oy signed a contract for the construction of LNG powered fast ferry for Tallinn-Helsinki route shuttle operations. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Asbestos on two Svitzer tugs in Newcastle: maritime union9 hours 47 minutes ago
Added: Mar 02, 2015 09:12
Tug company Svitzer has pulled two of its nine Newcastle tugs out of work after one of the Chinese-built vessels was found to contain asbestos. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Delfin, Höegh LNG announce strategic partnership9 hours 51 minutes ago
Added: Mar 02, 2015 09:08
Delfin LNG LLC announced the signing of a joint development agreement with Höegh LNG in relation to its US-based Delfin LNG Deepwater Port Project. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
ISIS could become the pirates of the Mediterranean and bring havoc to European waters after taking c3 days 8 hours ago
Added: Feb 27, 2015 10:18
Militias loyal to ISIS could bring Somalia-style piracy to the Mediterranean, officials fear. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Cargo ship held in Dutch Harbor in environmental crimes investigation3 days 9 hours ago
Added: Feb 27, 2015 09:26
A cargo ship traveling from Asia was being held in Dutch Harbor Wednesday as part of an ongoing environmental crimes investigation, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Anchorage. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
A Secondhand Surge In The Crude Tanker Sector3 days 9 hours ago
Added: Feb 27, 2015 09:20
As 2014 developed, there was a notable improvement in sentiment across the crude tanker market. Alongside this, crude tanker sale and purchase activity during 2014 was particularly remarkable, with 170 crude tankers of a combined 35.7m dwt reportedly sold, more than double the volume of crude tonnage sold in 2013. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
New cruise ship will be world's largest3 days 9 hours ago
Added: Feb 27, 2015 09:16
Fresh details for what will be the largest cruise ship in the world, tipping the scales at a colossal 227,000 gross tons, have been unveiled by Royal Caribbean. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
North Korea reflagging ships to evade sanctions - UN3 days 9 hours ago
Added: Feb 27, 2015 09:14
A North Korea shipping company has been renaming and reflagging its vessels so it can evade an arms embargo, a UN report has said. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Maersk Triple-E Vessel Breaks Record for Largest Ship to Sail on Thames During DP World London Gatew3 days 10 hours ago
Added: Feb 27, 2015 08:45
The Munkebo Maersk became the largest ship to ever sail up the River Thames as it called at DP World London Gateway, the UK’s newest deep-sea port hub on Thursday. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Egypt: Suez Canal authority asks Italy to invest3 days 10 hours ago
Added: Feb 27, 2015 08:37
The Egyptian authority managing the Suez Canal has shown to a delegation of Italian entrepreneurs visiting Egypt potential investment sectors and opportunities in the huge development project on which the partial doubling of the strategic canal is based. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Infographic – Top 10 challenges facing LNG shipping today4 days 9 hours ago
Added: Feb 26, 2015 09:34
Have a look at the infographic to find out the top 10 challenges facing LNG shipping today. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Greek Tanker Hostages Taken off Nigeria Released4 days 9 hours ago
Added: Feb 26, 2015 09:13
The two Greek and one Pakistani hostages kidnapped on board the “Kalamos” tanker off the coasts of Nigeria on February 4 have finally been released by their captors and will soon be reunited with their loved ones, the ship-owning company announced yesterday. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Lysblink Seaways to be towed to sheltered Scallastle Bay4 days 9 hours ago
Added: Feb 26, 2015 09:10
A cargo ship that ran aground last week will be moved to a more sheltered position because of forecasts of gale force winds. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Stena's new Superfast X ferry set to link Holyhead with Ireland4 days 10 hours ago
Added: Feb 26, 2015 08:51
Ferry operators Stena has unveiled its “Superfast X” vessel, ahead of its debut sailing from Wales to Ireland. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
UK: Maritime trust appeals for information on brave crewmen4 days 10 hours ago
Added: Feb 26, 2015 08:29
An appeal has been launched to uncover information on brave men who risked their own lives to save people at sea. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
US west coast congestion ‘worse’ than 2002 lockout4 days 10 hours ago
Added: Feb 26, 2015 08:18
Congestion at ports on the US west coast reached levels even worse than the fallout of the infamous 2002 lockout earlier this month, according to industry analysts Alphaliner. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Nine more bodies found in Bangladesh ferry disaster; toll now 794 days 10 hours ago
Added: Feb 26, 2015 08:08
Nine bodies were retrieved from a river in central Bangladesh on Wednesday, said Harun-ur Rashid, a regional police official, bringing to 79 the number of people known to have died when a ferry capsized on Sunday. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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