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Ruptured Containership Towed to Danish Repair Yard2 days 6 hours ago
Added: Feb 17, 2017 10:32
The 22,506 dwt containership Victoria is being towed for repairs at the Danish Fayard ship repair facility after it suffered a 50-meter-long hull rupture on Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Hanjin Shipping Officially Declared Bankrupt2 days 7 hours ago
Added: Feb 17, 2017 08:57
The former South Korean shipping giant Hanjin Shipping was officially declared bankrupt by the Seoul Central District Court on Friday 17, less than six months after it first filed for court receivership. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Solvang to Order up to Four Ethylene Carriers2 days 8 hours ago
Added: Feb 17, 2017 08:43
Norwegian transporter of LPG and petrochemical gases Solvang Shipping has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) for the construction of up to four ethylene carriers with... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Tug Goes Aground Near Ketchikan2 days 8 hours ago
Added: Feb 17, 2017 08:22
This week, the tug Samson Mariner went aground near Ketchikan, Alaska, resulting in a minor hull breach. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Rickmers Maritime’s Survival Hanging on Debt Restructuring2 days 8 hours ago
Added: Feb 17, 2017 08:07
Rickmers Maritime might be forced to wind up its business if its efforts to refinance its bank loans are unsuccessful, the trust said announcing its financial results for 2016. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Flex LNG Sets Sights on LNG Carrier Duo at DSME2 days 8 hours ago
Added: Feb 17, 2017 07:53
John Fredriksen-controlled Flex LNG said it was contemplating the acquisition of shipbuilding contracts for two high-end MEGI LNGC newbuilds at... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Port stocks and politics will shape Q1 dry bulk fortunes says MSI2 days 8 hours ago
Added: Feb 17, 2017 07:44
The bulk carrier markets began 2017 in reasonably robust form, but future earnings will partly be influenced by events beyond the control of... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Container shipping lines sign up with Alibaba to offer online booking2 days 9 hours ago
Added: Feb 17, 2017 07:35
Two container shipping lines, France's CMA CGM and Israel's Zim, have signed up with Alibaba to allow customers to book space on their vessels through the Chinese e-commerce giant, in a... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Pirates Release Eight Iranian Crew from Captivity3 days 7 hours ago
Added: Feb 16, 2017 08:47
Eight Iranian seafarers have been released by Somali pirates after being held in captivity since May 2016, according to Tehran Times. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
ABS Introduces Smarter Lashing for Containerships3 days 8 hours ago
Added: Feb 16, 2017 08:36
Class Society works with global owners, designers and shipyards to deliver industry’s most comprehensive guidance and software, bringing safety and efficiency to a new level. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Stena Line’s four new vessels planned for Belfast routes3 days 8 hours ago
Added: Feb 16, 2017 08:15
Last year Stena announced a newbuild contract of four RoPax ferry vessels with a planned delivery schedule during 2019 and 2020. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
World's First Purpose-built LNG Bunkering Vessel Delivered to ENGIE, Fluxys, Mitsubishi Corporation 3 days 8 hours ago
Added: Feb 16, 2017 08:03
ENGIE, Fluxys, Mitsubishi Corporation, and NYK have taken delivery of the world's first purpose built liquefied natural gas bunkering vessel (LBV) from... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Bulk Carrier Detained Over Engine Room Safety4 days 8 hours ago
Added: Feb 15, 2017 08:05
The U.S. Coast Guard has detained the Malta-flagged bulk carrier Iolcos Commander after discovering substandard safety issues in the vessel’s engine room. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Korea Shipping to Buy Up to 10 HMM Vessels4 days 8 hours ago
Added: Feb 15, 2017 07:57
The state-backed ship financing company Korea Shipping is looking to buy up to ten container vessels operated by Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM), and lease them back to the shipping firm. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
America’s Tropical Shipping Orders Complete MAN Diesel & Turbo Packages4 days 9 hours ago
Added: Feb 15, 2017 07:38
Tropical Shipping, the largest provider of reliable logistics solutions to the Bahamas and Caribbean, has ordered a series of MAN propulsion packages in China to Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Shipping industry tells MEPs to put ship CO2 in ETS in crucial vote4 days 9 hours ago
Added: Feb 15, 2017 07:19
Just before a crucial vote by MEPs, associations of shippers and cargo owners have called on the European Parliament, Council and Commission to include shipping emissions in the... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
APL Austria Hit by Major Fire off South Africa5 days 9 hours ago
Added: Feb 14, 2017 07:38
A Liberian flagged cargo vessel identified as APL Austria has suffered a major fire offshore South Africa, the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) said this... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Heavy Lifting Lift off?5 days 9 hours ago
Added: Feb 14, 2017 07:23
Heavy lift vessel contractors have faced a challenging market in recent years as the low oil price environment combined with a shift towards subsea installation and deepwater activity has seen... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Golar LNG Limited Announces Proposed Offering of $350 Million of Convertible Senior Notes due 20225 days 9 hours ago
Added: Feb 14, 2017 07:15
Golar LNG Limited announced this week that it intends to offer, subject to market and other conditions, $350 million aggregate principal amount of Convertible Senior Notes due 2022 in a private placement to... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Admiral Sir George Zambellas, Former First Sea Lord to provide key note address at Unmanned Maritime6 days 6 hours ago
Added: Feb 13, 2017 09:52
SMi’s Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology will take place in London on the 24th - 25th May 2017. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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