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Innovative hullform will enhance life on new service ship2 days 1 hour ago
Added: Aug 26, 2016 08:55
As new service operation vessels have entered service, so their design has devolved, but BS Offshore’s new vessel is genuinely unique Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
London Spirit Joins Teekay’s Fleet2 days 1 hour ago
Added: Aug 26, 2016 08:47
Bermuda-based shipping company Teekay Corporation welcomed another Suezmax tanker, the London Spirit, to its fleet on August 9, 2016. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Iran Arrests Greek National for Selling Tankers2 days 2 hours ago
Added: Aug 26, 2016 08:04
Iranian state media reported this week that a Greek shipbroker had been arrested in Tehran on charges of selling three Iranian oil tankers valued at a total of $100 million. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Seadrill says oil industry may be turning as Q2 beats forecast2 days 2 hours ago
Added: Aug 26, 2016 07:37
Norway-listed offshore driller Seadrill, once the crown jewel in the business empire of shipping tycoon John Fredriksen, said the oil industry may be turning a corner as it posted second-quarter earnings above forecasts this week. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Seaspan Raises USD 80 Mn by Selling Shares2 days 3 hours ago
Added: Aug 26, 2016 06:48
Hong-Kong based shipping company Seaspan Corporation has closed the sale of its previously announced public offering of 8.2% Series G Preferred Shares for gross proceeds of USD 80 million. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Indonesian navy finds fuel tanker taken by own crew2 days 3 hours ago
Added: Aug 26, 2016 06:41
Indonesia’s navy said this week it had found a tanker carrying almost $400,000 worth of diesel that was taken by its own crew last week due to a commercial dispute. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
China's Shenzhen Port Acts on SOx Emissions2 days 3 hours ago
Added: Aug 26, 2016 06:29
China’s Shenzhen port has expected to adopt requirements for ships at berth requiring to burn marine fuel with sulfur content not exceeding 0.5 percent starting October this year. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Sofcomflot Launches Five Vessels This Year2 days 4 hours ago
Added: Aug 26, 2016 06:17
Despite a tanker market turndown, Russia’s Sovcomflot was able to strengthen its financial position during the first half of 2016 with net profit adjusted for non-operating revenues decreasing by only 5.8 percent. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Croatia’s Jadrolinija to boost fleet with new ropax3 days 3 hours ago
Added: Aug 25, 2016 07:02
Croatian ferry operator Jadrolinija is boosting its fleet with a 2,000 passenger capacity roro ferry – and Poland’s Remontowa Marine Design & Consulting (RMDC) has scooped the public tender for the development of concept and classification design of the ferry. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Höegh LNG - FSRU conversion project3 days 3 hours ago
Added: Aug 25, 2016 06:45
Höegh LNG Holdings Ltd. (Höegh LNG) announced this week that it has signed agreements with Wärtsila Oil and Gas (EPCIC regas) and Moss Maritime (engineering) for its first FSRU conversion project, including the... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Four firms in race for Ghana port concession3 days 3 hours ago
Added: Aug 25, 2016 06:35
Four companies have been shortlisted to take part in the next stage of the concession award process for the proposed Takoradi Dry Bulk Terminal, according to the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA). Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
North Sea Oil Tax Avoidance Schemes Exposed3 days 4 hours ago
Added: Aug 25, 2016 06:12
A new report released by the International Workers Federation (ITF) claims to have “lifted the lid on the secretive corporate structures and aggressive tax minimization schemes used by Chevron and other major North Sea oil producers, including... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
BG Freight Line Charters Four Feeder Vessels4 days 3 hours ago
Added: Aug 24, 2016 06:52
Dutch shipping company BG Freight Line, a fully owned subsidiary of Peel Ports Group, is to receive new tailor-made short sea container feeder vessels which would be deployed in the company’s Irish Sea Hub services. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Shanghai thinks big, aims to be leading hub4 days 3 hours ago
Added: Aug 24, 2016 06:46
Shanghai aims to become the leading international shipping, aviation and railway hub with enlarged transportation capacity by 2040, according to a draft of the city's master plan. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Network with Airbus, BAE Systems and Thales at SMi’s Naval Mission Systems Technology 2016 4 days 23 hours ago
Added: Aug 23, 2016 11:13
Airbus, BAE Systems and Thales will be amongst the attendees at Naval Mission Systems Technology which will be taking place in Rome, Italy on the 14th- 15th November. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Predicting the future of Container Shipping & Intermodal Transport at Intermodal Europe 20165 days 1 hour ago
Added: Aug 23, 2016 09:07
Since the recession, the container shipping industry has faced extreme market pressures. Although embracing new initiatives and technologies have provided some tangible benefits, the carrier community may finally be coming to... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Samskip, frigoCare and Zon Exploitatie Nederland to launch the largest solar panel system in Rotterd5 days 3 hours ago
Added: Aug 23, 2016 06:59
Global logistics company Samskip has completed a major environmental protection project through subsidiary frigoCare, installing the largest solar panel system in the port of Rotterdam as part of its Sustainability Strategy. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Machine to Machine in the Container Supply Chain5 days 3 hours ago
Added: Aug 23, 2016 06:40
Container tracking has been around a long time in various guises, but today it is part of a much bigger trend towards machine-to-machine (M2M) telematics and sensors which connect and monitor the things in the Internet of Things (IoT). Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Gener8 Maritime Adds New VLCC to Its Fleet5 days 3 hours ago
Added: Aug 23, 2016 06:32
US-based crude oil shipping company Gener8 Maritime took delivery of the newly built 300,973 dwt Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) Gener8 Chiotis from China’s Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding (SWS). Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
First American LNG Arrives in China5 days 4 hours ago
Added: Aug 23, 2016 06:18
AIS tracking data show that the first LNG tanker to transit the expanded Panama Canal, the Maran Gas Apollonia, has arrived at a facility near Hong Kong – making it the first vessel to carry American liquefied natural gas from Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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