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IMO Discusses Seafarers, Migrants and Pirates18 hours 3 minutes ago
Added: Apr 20, 2015 08:53
The IMO Legal Committee met for its 102nd session between 14-16 April 2015 with further discussion undertaken on the issues of seafarer welfare, piracy and the current migrant crisis. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Hundreds drown off Libya, EU leaders forced to reconsider migrant crisis18 hours 12 minutes ago
Added: Apr 20, 2015 08:44
As many as 700 migrants were feared dead on Sunday after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean, raising pressure on Europe to face down anti-immigrant bias and find money for support as turmoil in Libya and the Middle East worsens the crisis. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Ship collision delays traffic in Suez Canal18 hours 37 minutes ago
Added: Apr 20, 2015 08:19
Two container ships collided in Egypt's Suez Canal early on Saturday, delaying traffic through a vital global trade route for several hours, sources in the canal authority said. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Cruise news: Thomson takes Royal Caribbean's Splendour of the Seas and renames it Discovery18 hours 42 minutes ago
Added: Apr 20, 2015 08:15
The 1,830-passenger ship will be Thomson's first to offer a significant number of balcony cabins – almost 40% of the 915 total. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Seaspan Accepts Delivery of Second 14000 TEU SAVER Containership18 hours 47 minutes ago
Added: Apr 20, 2015 08:09
Seaspan Corporation announced that it accepted delivery of a 14000 TEU containership, the YM Wellhead. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
NASSCO, TOTE Make History with World’s First LNG-Powered Containership18 hours 57 minutes ago
Added: Apr 20, 2015 07:59
On Saturday, April 18 General Dynamics NASSCO launched the Isla Bella, the world's first LNG-powered containership. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
The Med is now the most dangerous border in the world3 days 18 hours ago
Added: Apr 17, 2015 08:03
Business has never been so good for Libya’s people-trafficking gangs. Since the collapse in law and order that followed Colonel Gaddafi’s fall, the beaches of the Mediterranean have been the perfect launchpad for boatloads of migrants towards Europe Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Dolphins and turtles at risk from oil spill off Canary Islands holiday beaches3 days 19 hours ago
Added: Apr 17, 2015 07:55
A Russian fishing vessel is leaking oil into the sea after it caught fire and was towed out of the port. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Dry bulk outlook sinks again3 days 19 hours ago
Added: Apr 17, 2015 07:52
Evercore ISI analyst Jon Chappell has cut his already low rate projections for the dry bulk sector even further because of "hideous" market conditions. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Weak Shipping Markets Stimulate Search for Improved Fuel Efficiency and Shipowner Cooperation, says 3 days 19 hours ago
Added: Apr 17, 2015 07:49
The slowdown in fleet supply growth for dry bulk ships should result in better diversification in ship sizes (or tonnage balance) over the next few years. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Container Shipping's Continued Addiction to Ships Stokes Trouble3 days 19 hours ago
Added: Apr 17, 2015 07:45
Despite positive growth momentum, the container shipping industry continues to suffer new, big ship deliveries with no let-up to the ordering frenzy according to the Container Forecaster, published by Drewry Maritime Research. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Avance Gas Holding Ltd : Monsoon update3 days 19 hours ago
Added: Apr 17, 2015 07:44
Avance Gas reports on the status of the inspection of VLGC Monsoon and the expected implications of the preliminary conclusion following the announcement made on 28 March 2015 regarding the decision to carry out discharge operations, dry dock the ship and carry out an inspection due to technical irregularities which occurred during her maiden voyage from Balboa (Panama) to China. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Seafarer groups question “contentment” survey result3 days 19 hours ago
Added: Apr 17, 2015 07:39
Preliminary results of a BIMCO and International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) "seafarer mini-survey" indicate that "the majority of respondents are content with life at sea", the organisations report. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Three die in Antwerp3 days 19 hours ago
Added: Apr 17, 2015 07:37
Three dockworkers have died at the port of Antwerp while unloading coal from a docked open-hatch carrier on Saturday. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Small-Scale Solutions to European Gas Access – Gate LNG Terminal3 days 20 hours ago
Added: Apr 17, 2015 06:45
Establishing the Netherlands as core to LNG imports and distribution across Europe, Gas Access to Europe (Gate) LNG Terminal is critical to increasing security in the supply of gas, as well as meeting ever-increasing demands for LNG across the region. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Patrick Boone, VP Road Network Europe at DHL Express, Belgium3 days 20 hours ago
Added: Apr 17, 2015 06:41
In line with Deutsche Post DHL’s Strategy 2020, which emphasises green business solutions and carbon efficiency improvements, the company has been busy converting its fleets to LNG-powered. We caught up with Patrick Boone, Vice President of Road Network Europe to find out more.. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
UK P&I Club issues guidance to Members on conflict in Yemen4 days 18 hours ago
Added: Apr 16, 2015 08:17
UK P&I Club provides practical guidance in relation to contractual issues on the ongoing conflict in Yemen. Members are advised to contact the Club if they anticipate issues arising from contractual obligations on proceeding to Yemen. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Cargo ships stuck off Yemen as fighting worsens food supply4 days 18 hours ago
Added: Apr 16, 2015 08:15
At least five merchant vessels carrying food are stuck off Yemen, shipping data showed on Wednesday, as warships from a Saudi-led coalition search them for weapons bound for Iran-allied Houthi rebel forces, with delays adding to a humanitarian crisis. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Hard lessons from the West Coast port crisis4 days 18 hours ago
Added: Apr 16, 2015 08:10
When McDonald’s restaurants in Japan could no longer wait for French fries delayed by the West Coast port labor slowdown, the company turned to air cargo, shipping 2,600 tonnes from the United States to Japan. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Bulker arrested after major accident in Louisiana4 days 18 hours ago
Added: Apr 16, 2015 08:09
A Greek bulker that broke free of its moorings on the Mississippi River in Louisiana has been arrested by US marshals. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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