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Iran buys world’s most advanced oil tanker1 hour 13 minutes ago
Added: Jul 03, 2015 09:26
Iran’s oil and gas industry for the very first time has bought one of the most advanced oil tankers in the world to become self-sufficient in acidifying oil and gas wells in the Persian Gulf. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Death toll from capsized Philippine ferry rises to 41, divers halt search1 hour 17 minutes ago
Added: Jul 03, 2015 09:22
The death toll after a ferry capsized in the central Philippines rose to 41 on Friday when rescuers recovered three more bodies, but bad weather was hampering the search for another 12 people still missing, the coast guard and police said. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
24 Largest Hapag-Lloyd Boxships to Get a Nose Job1 hour 20 minutes ago
Added: Jul 03, 2015 09:19
German container line Hapag-Lloyd will fit 24 of its largest vessels with new bulbous bows by 2016, and some will also be fitted with optimized propellers in an effort to reduce fuel consumption and produce fewer emissions. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Greek shipowners to sell 40 ships to Nigeria for coastal trade1 hour 25 minutes ago
Added: Jul 03, 2015 09:14
The Nigerian Ship Owners Association (NISA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to buy 40 vessels from a consortium of Greek shipowners for use in its cabotage trade. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
China welcomes first Valemax in two years1 hour 34 minutes ago
Added: Jul 03, 2015 09:04
China Ore Shipping-owned Valemax Yuan Zhuo Hai arrived at the anchorage of Qingdao on 30 June, and is expected to call at Dongjiakou port, marking an end to the government's 2012 decision to ban Valemaxes from Chinese ports. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Seaman seeks $2 million, alleging negligence in plunge into water1 hour 42 minutes ago
Added: Jul 03, 2015 08:57
A Jeff Davis Parish resident and maritime worker is suing his employer and an equipment manufacturer, alleging injuries suffered from a fall into the water. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Capital Product Partners L.P. Announces The Delivery Of The M/T 'Amadeus'1 hour 44 minutes ago
Added: Jul 03, 2015 08:55
Capital Product Partners L.P., an international diversified shipping company, announced the successful acquisition of the M/T 'Amadeus'. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Guidelines for Improving Safety and Implementing the SOLAS Container Weight Verification Requirement1 day 2 hours ago
Added: Jul 02, 2015 07:52
In order to address safety problems at sea and on shore arising from container shipments that have incorrect weight declarations, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted amendments to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention, Chapter VI Regulation 2 – Cargo information regarding a mandatory container gross weight verification, together with associated guidelines published as MSC.1/Circ. 1475 hereinafter referred to as the IMO Guidelines). Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
The world's first methanol-fueled low-rev diesel engine - Low SOx, CO2 and NOx emissions and perform1 day 2 hours ago
Added: Jul 02, 2015 07:40
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. has ordered methanol carriers with the world's first methanol burned dual-fueled low-speed diesel main engine. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Silversea Cruises Announces New Ship -- the Silver Muse, Arriving Spring 20171 day 3 hours ago
Added: Jul 02, 2015 07:31
Silversea Cruises is happy to announce their new flagship, the Silver Muse, to be delivered in the spring of 2017. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
NYK Fined for Price Fixing1 day 3 hours ago
Added: Jul 02, 2015 07:25
The South African Competition Commission has reached a settlement agreement with Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) for contravening the nation’s Competition Act. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Deepwater Horizon claims center insider pleads guilty to $257K fraud1 day 3 hours ago
Added: Jul 02, 2015 07:21
A St. John the Baptist Parish man who worked for Deepwater Horizon claims center has pleaded guilty to defrauding his former employer of $257,400. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Mr. Ki-tack Lim (Republic of Korea) elected as IMO Secretary-General2 days 1 hour ago
Added: Jul 01, 2015 09:00
Mr. Ki-tack Lim (Republic of Korea) has been elected as the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), with effect from 1 January 2016, for an initial term of four years. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
EXMAR to create an Integrated LNG Company with FLEX and GEVERAN2 days 1 hour ago
Added: Jul 01, 2015 08:55
EXMAR is pleased to announce that it has agreed with Flex LNG and Geveran Trading Co. Ltd. on the main terms of a transaction whereby GEVERAN’s Liquefied Natural Gas assets and EXMAR’s LNG assets and Liquefied Natural Gas Infrastructure will be contributed to the Company, which already owns LNG assets, in exchange for new shares in the Company issued to EXMAR and GEVERAN. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Arctic oil rig departs Seattle-area port despite protest2 days 1 hour ago
Added: Jul 01, 2015 08:43
U.S. Coast Guard and police boats cleared a way through protesters in kayaks at a Seattle-area port on Tuesday so Royal Dutch Shell's second of two Arctic drilling rigs could depart for Alaska. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Egypt officially joins China’s Silk Road Economic Belt union2 days 2 hours ago
Added: Jul 01, 2015 08:29
Egypt has officially joined the Silk Road Economic Belt trade union, which encompasses 92 Chinese and foreign associations, the State Information Service (SIS) reported on Friday. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
French shipper CMA CGM to sign two Chinese deals as trade seen booming2 days 2 hours ago
Added: Jul 01, 2015 08:05
France's CMA CGM, the world's third-largest container shipping group, will sign two deals with China that put it in line to benefit from a forecast surge in trade between Asia and Europe. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
DryShips Closes Sale of Six Aframaxes2 days 2 hours ago
Added: Jul 01, 2015 08:04
Owner of dry bulk carriers and tankers DryShips has wrapped up the sale of its six Aframax tankers to entities controlled by the company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, George Economou. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Carnival taps into booming Chinese cruise industry2 days 2 hours ago
Added: Jul 01, 2015 08:01
Cruise giant Carnival is expanding its presence in the rapidly growing Chinese cruise industry in an attempt to win market share from rivals. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Global Shipping Industry Concerned By Protectionist U.S. Approach To Energy Exports3 days 1 hour ago
Added: Jun 30, 2015 09:03
The United States Congress signalled last week its firm intention to approve major free trade deals with Asia and Europe. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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