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The Development and International Regulation of Private Maritime Security 13 hours 3 minutes ago
Added: Nov 26, 2014 09:48
Source: Maritime Connector
First European LNG-powered hopper barge receives EU support13 hours 31 minutes ago
Added: Nov 26, 2014 09:20
The EU's TEN-T Programme will co-finance with over €1.5 million the construction of the first in Europe hopper barge powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG). Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Seafarer’s Rights International voices concern over operation ‘Triton’13 hours 47 minutes ago
Added: Nov 26, 2014 09:04
Seafarers’ Rights International (SRI) has raised concerns about the implications for masters of the recent reports of the launch of the new EU Frontex operation ‘Triton’ which will apparently have a reduced budget and focus on border control in place of the Italian ‘Mare Nostrum’ that is credited with saving more than 150,000 migrants in the Mediterranean. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Robots take over inspection of ballast tanks on ships13 hours 50 minutes ago
Added: Nov 26, 2014 09:01
The University of Twente is one of a number of partners in the region around the border between Germany and the Netherlands that have contributed to a project to develop a robot for inspecting ballast water tanks on board ships. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Shipwreck that became a sunken tomb for 500 Chinese miners is discovered more than a century later o14 hours 0 minutes ago
Added: Nov 26, 2014 08:51
A ship carrying the bodies of Chinese gold miners from New Zealand that sank more than 100 years ago has been found. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Princess Cruises' Ocean Princess acquired by Norwegian14 hours 17 minutes ago
Added: Nov 26, 2014 08:34
Princess Cruises’ mid-sized ship Ocean Princess has been acquired by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings for its newly acquired Oceania Cruises brand. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
One dead, two injured after lifeboat accident1 day 13 hours ago
Added: Nov 25, 2014 09:28
Accident investigations are continuing this week into the death of one seafarer and serious injuries to two other crewmen on a chemical tanker off the coast of Germany last week. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Piracy and fuel theft in Southeast Asia are syphoning confidence1 day 13 hours ago
Added: Nov 25, 2014 09:23
An increase in the number of attacks on shipping in the first half of 2014 has fed concerns - amplified by media and security firms - that piracy is in the ascendant in and around Southeast Asia. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
7 crew members rescued as 100-foot freighter sinks of Haiti coast1 day 13 hours ago
Added: Nov 25, 2014 09:19
U.S. Coast Guard officials said seven crew members were rescued Friday after their 100-foot coastal freighter began taking on water and sank 45 miles north off of Cap Haitien, Haiti. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Drydocks wins the Shipyard of the year Award From Lloyd’s List 1 day 13 hours ago
Added: Nov 25, 2014 09:06
Drydocks World the international service provider to the maritime, oil, gas and energy sectors has received the Lloyd’s List Shipyard of the year Award. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Russian IEA to Order Up to 30 Ships1 day 13 hours ago
Added: Nov 25, 2014 08:57
Russian Industrial and Ecological Alliance CJSC is looking to order up to 30 ships, according to the company’s CEO Arnold Ivanov, quoted by ABC.AZ business information portal. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Hyundai Heavy Industries Completes the World’s Largest Containership2 days 12 hours ago
Added: Nov 24, 2014 09:55
Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI) announced today it held a naming ceremony for the world’s largest containership, the first of five 19,000 TEU containerships ordered from China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) in May 2013. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Maersk chief warns over lossmaking rivals2 days 13 hours ago
Added: Nov 24, 2014 09:48
The chief executive of Maersk Line warned about the parlous state of the container shipping industry, saying the Danish group would settle for lower margins if that meant more of its rivals were profitable. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
World's biggest crane ship Pieter Schelte sets sail for Rotterdam2 days 13 hours ago
Added: Nov 24, 2014 09:45
The world's largest crane ship, which is capable of lifting oil rigs, has set sail from its shipyard in South Korea for Rotterdam Port in the Netherlands. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
IMO adopts mandatory Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters2 days 13 hours ago
Added: Nov 24, 2014 09:39
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code), and related amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) to make it mandatory, marking an historic milestone in the Organization’s work to protect ships and people aboard them, both seafarers and passengers, in the harsh environment of the waters surrounding the two poles. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Icebreaker captain: 'if you come to grief, you’re up there alone'2 days 13 hours ago
Added: Nov 24, 2014 09:34
There’s an awful lot of artistry in being able to interpret the ice. Not everybody gets it. Just because you’ve been on the ice, doesn’t mean you’ve picked up what it takes to understand it. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Saga Pearl 2 cruise ship makes detour from the Cape Verde islands to rescue stricken sailor2 days 13 hours ago
Added: Nov 24, 2014 09:31
A cruise ship that set sail from Southampton has been forced to make a detour to rescue a stricken sailor. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Panama Canal Delegates Meet with Japanese Customers2 days 13 hours ago
Added: Nov 24, 2014 09:28
A Panama Canal delegation headed by Administrator Jorge L. Quijano visited Japan to hold discussions with the Japan Shipowners’ Association (JSA) and the major Japanese shipping lines, as well as end customers such as Japanese car manufacturers and energy sector companies. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Holland America unveils debut itineraries for new ship5 days 12 hours ago
Added: Nov 21, 2014 10:13
Holland America Line has unveiled the maiden voyage of its new ship, MS Koningsdam, which sets sail in February 2016. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
ESC: Shipping Alliances Need a Watchdog5 days 12 hours ago
Added: Nov 21, 2014 10:08
The European Shippers’ Council (ESC) says that shipping industry needs a global authority to keep Vessel Sharing Alliances (VSA) in check, as they are a risky development for the free market for transportation of goods over sea. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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