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MOL Develops 'Fe-asy Checker 26' Onboard Test Kit 2 days 13 hours ago
Added: Jan 23, 2015 09:18
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines announced that the company has developed and commercialized an onboard test kit called the "Fe-asy Checker 26," which enables crewmembers to analyze total iron content in scavenging drain oil safely, quickly, simply and with high accuracy. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
The CMA CGM Group to inaugurate the CMA CGM Academy, its new in-house university2 days 13 hours ago
Added: Jan 23, 2015 09:06
The CMA CGM Group is pleased to announce the opening of the CMA CGM Academy, its new in-house university, located in its Marseilles (France) headquarters. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Fincantieri Starts Building Seven Seas Explorer2 days 13 hours ago
Added: Jan 23, 2015 09:03
The keel laying ceremony was held on Wednesday at the Sestri Ponente (Genoa) shipyard for the “Seven Seas Explorer", the first super luxury cruise ship that Fincantieri is building for Regent Seven Seas Cruises, brand of the Prestige Cruise Holdings group. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Dry Bulk Equities to Rebound Modestly Amid Fragile Earnings2 days 13 hours ago
Added: Jan 23, 2015 08:32
In 2014, the value of equity market participants in listed Dry Bulk companies eroded massively, with many companies losing more than half of their market capitalisation. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
MOL's Newbuilding Coal Carrier Shin Yahagi Maru to Serve Chubu Electric Power2 days 13 hours ago
Added: Jan 23, 2015 08:25
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced the delivery of the coal carrier Shin Yahagi Maru, which will serve Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc., was delivered at Imari Shipyard and Works of Namura Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. on January 22, 2015. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
20% less CO2 per ocean container by 2020: DB Schenker and Maersk Line sign partnership agreement2 days 13 hours ago
Added: Jan 23, 2015 08:20
"The partnership is a milestone in climate protection," says Dr. Karl-Friedrich Rausch, Chief Sustainability Officer of Deutsche Bahn AG Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
DSME Signs Deal for LNG Quartet2 days 14 hours ago
Added: Jan 23, 2015 08:17
South Korean shipbuilding giant Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) has concluded the deal with Korea Line Corporation and Hyundai LNG for construction of four LNG carriers. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Over 60 Ships Delayed amid Closure of Houston Channel2 days 14 hours ago
Added: Jan 23, 2015 08:12
The US ports of Houston, Galveston and Corpus Christi have been closed since Tuesday evening due to dense fog, GAC USA informed. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Tunnels Fire Safety Forum for the third time in Amsterdam3 days 8 hours ago
Added: Jan 22, 2015 13:31
On April 15 – 16 2015, the 3rd Annual of the Tunnels Fire Safety forum will bring together industry leaders and other experts who are deeply involved in tunnels fire prevention and safety protection projects to address the issues of safety regulations, evacuation, human behavior and dangerous goods transportation. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Keel Laying Ceremony Marks Milestone in Construction of Crowley’s First LNG-Powered Ships3 days 11 hours ago
Added: Jan 22, 2015 10:54
The keel for the first of two liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered, combination container – Roll-On/Roll-Off (ConRo) ships for Crowley Maritime Corp.’s liner services group was laid yesterday during a ceremony at ship-builder VT Halter Marine, Inc.’s facility in Pascagoula, Miss. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Bourbon expands its fleet by three subsea ROVs, continuing its growth in offshore oil & gas subsea s3 days 11 hours ago
Added: Jan 22, 2015 10:48
Bourbon has commissioned 3 next-generation Heavy Duty Work ROVs (Remote Operated Vehicles) designed by FMC Technologies Schilling Robotics. Capable of operating at depths of up to 3000 m, these underwater vehicles will be deployed on Multi-Purpose Support Vessels (MPSV) such as the Bourbon Evolution 800 series. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
How to stretch a cruise ship! Amazing images show how vessels are extended by cutting them in HALF t3 days 11 hours ago
Added: Jan 22, 2015 10:32
Cruise holidays are becoming more popular than ever and companies hve an ingenious way of squeezing in extra passengers. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Violent crime against seafarers: Complacency and simple acts of humanitarian support3 days 12 hours ago
Added: Jan 22, 2015 10:18
Responding to recent articles and reports on current levels of maritime piracy intentionally MPHRP highlighted the worrying trend that they appear to avoid the word "piracy" in favour of "new forms of criminality", specifically "attacks" and "hijacking". Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Philippines accuses China of widening reclamation works in disputed South China Sea waters3 days 12 hours ago
Added: Jan 22, 2015 10:08
Philippine officials accused China of expanding reclamation work in disputed waters of the South China Sea, as the US again called for restraint in the territorial conflict. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Cargo ship capsizes off Quang Ngai, Vietnam4 days 13 hours ago
Added: Jan 21, 2015 09:17
A Vietnam-flagged general cargo ship has capsized off Quang Ngai, Vietnam because of heavy weather. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
No Respite for Shipping from the Slow Growth of the Global Economy4 days 13 hours ago
Added: Jan 21, 2015 08:57
Limited economic growth potential and the slow pace of recovery of the global economy is only easing the pain in the global shipping industry to some degree. While the industry continues to suffer from oversupply in the freight market, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) now projects the demand side to be even less accommodative than previously assessed. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
11 cruise ship world records4 days 13 hours ago
Added: Jan 21, 2015 08:40
1. World's largest cruise ship: Allure of the Seas Weighing 225,282 GT and measuring 1,187 feet (362m), Allure is to date the largest passenger ship ever built. In what seems a slightly petty display of one-upmanship, she is only 50mm (2in) longer than her sister ship, Oasis of the Seas. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
WSS deal with Solstad Shipping4 days 14 hours ago
Added: Jan 21, 2015 08:18
Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) and Solstad Shipping today announced that they have entered into a two year Global Agency Agreement with a two year option. WSS will provide Global Agency Services to Solstad’s 48 vessels worldwide. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Russian intelligence ship docks in Havana day before US-Cuba talks4 days 14 hours ago
Added: Jan 21, 2015 08:16
A Russian intelligence warship docked in Havana on Tuesday, a day before the start of historic US-Cuba talks aimed at normalising diplomatic relations. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
COSCO secures $1.75Bn credit line for newbuilding programme5 days 13 hours ago
Added: Jan 20, 2015 08:55
China's COSCO group last Friday inked a $1.75Bn financial agreement with Export-Import Bank of China (China Exim Bank) for its newbuilding programme. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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