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124 Oil Tankers to Join Global Fleet in 20145 hours 54 minutes ago
Added: Oct 30, 2014 09:14
Some 124 vessels are expected to enter the oil tanker trading fleet in 2014, while 60 tankers were forecast to be sold for demolition or conversion, according to the latest report by McQuilling Partners. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
IMB notes concern over small tanker attacks in SE Asia5 hours 56 minutes ago
Added: Oct 30, 2014 09:12
While pirate attacks on the world’s seas have fallen for the third consecutive year, small tanker hijacks by armed gangs are escalating in Southeast Asia, reveals the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) in its latest piracy report. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Panama Canal Expansion One Step Closer Thanks to Gate Transport aboard Crowley’s Heavy Lift Barge 5 hours 58 minutes ago
Added: Oct 30, 2014 09:09
Crowley Maritime Corp.’s heavy lift barge 455 4 successfully delivered the first in a series of new gates for the ongoing Panama Canal expansion. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Cooperation Agreement Achieved Between Fincantieri and Vittoria Shipyard6 hours 11 minutes ago
Added: Oct 30, 2014 08:56
During the 24th edition of Euronaval, the most prestigious event in the world for naval defense, Fincantieri, one of the major shipbuilding groups worldwide, and Vittoria Shipyard, located in Adria (Rovigo), specialized in naval vessels, and cargo ships up to 100 meters in length, signed a cooperation agreement. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Santos Brasil brings benefits from booming ports Brazil-wide6 hours 16 minutes ago
Added: Oct 30, 2014 08:52
So far, 2014 has been a stellar year for logistics services. We speak to New Economy Award winner Santos Brasil about the surge in trade. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Royal Caribbean International’s latest new ship enjoys UK agent showcase6 hours 22 minutes ago
Added: Oct 30, 2014 08:46
The world’s most technically advanced cruise ship has sailed into Southampton for the first time, ahead of a weekend of showcase events for UK and Irish travel agents. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Fire breaks out after container ships collide in Port Klang1 day 5 hours ago
Added: Oct 29, 2014 10:04
Two container ships brushed against each other Tuesday night, causing a fire to break out on board the vessels. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Maritime piracy is spreading and becoming more aggressive1 day 5 hours ago
Added: Oct 29, 2014 09:55
According to Marine Armor System, a specialist in automatic, non-lethal anti-piracy protection systems, maritime piracy is on the increase and it is more aggressive than ever. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Ice Experts Review Northern Sea Route1 day 5 hours ago
Added: Oct 29, 2014 09:52
Following the closing of the Northeastern Passage of the Northern Sea Route (NSR) on October 1st, the Global Ice Center at Weathernews Inc. looks back at the opening period this year. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
China shipping delivers toxic pollution cocktail-report1 day 6 hours ago
Added: Oct 29, 2014 09:08
China is waging war on pollution, closing factories and targeting dirty coal-fired power plants, but its ports are pumping out pollution virtually unchecked, according to a report by a U.S. environmental group. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Myanmar: Seafarer division struggles to act on sailor complaints1 day 6 hours ago
Added: Oct 29, 2014 09:04
The Department of Marine Administration’s Seafarer Division is receiving an average of three complaints a month so far this year from sailors stranded in foreign countries after paying a service fee to a job agency to place them on board a ship, a senior official said. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Cheated seafarers speak out: ‘It’s simply human trafficking’2 days 4 hours ago
Added: Oct 28, 2014 10:09
Ko Aung Naing’s dream was to be a seaman on a ship. But when his parents paid an employment agency K3.3 million to get him a job on a foreign cargo ship, he didn’t expect to end up working near a foreign port for a meagre wage as an assistant welder. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Death penalty call in ferry sinking2 days 5 hours ago
Added: Oct 28, 2014 10:02
South Korean prosecutors have demanded the death penalty for the captain of a ferry which sank in April, killing more than 300 people, and life sentences for three key crew members, according to news reports. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Public consultation launched over £320m harbour expansion plans2 days 5 hours ago
Added: Oct 28, 2014 09:52
A public consultation has been launched over plans for a £320m redevelopment of Aberdeen Harbour. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Anglo American delivers first ore on ship from Minas-Rio2 days 5 hours ago
Added: Oct 28, 2014 09:45
Anglo American plc announces the delivery of first ore on ship (“FOOS”) from its Minas-Rio iron ore project in Brazil, within the targeted budget. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Nakilat reports 25% profit increase2 days 5 hours ago
Added: Oct 28, 2014 09:26
Qatar Gas Transport Company Limited (Nakilat) has announced its financial results for the nine months ended 30 September 2014. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
IMO reiterates: no ban on travel or trade needed due to Ebola3 days 6 hours ago
Added: Oct 27, 2014 09:07
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) on 24th October reiterated that there should be no general ban on international travel or trade due to the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa, citing the recommendations of the third meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General on Wednesday, 22 October 2014. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Moore Stephens expects vessel operating costs to rise over the next two years3 days 6 hours ago
Added: Oct 27, 2014 09:02
Vessel operating costs are expected to rise by almost 3% in both 2014 and 2015, according to a new survey by international accountant and shipping consultant Moore Stephens. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Shortage of skilled seafarers hits Indian shipping industry3 days 6 hours ago
Added: Oct 27, 2014 08:49
An acute shortage of skilled seafarers has hit the Indian shipping industry, forcing public and private ship owners to hand over the command of merchant vessels to less experienced captains and chief engineers. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Cromarty Firth dredger drama prompts RNLI rescue mission3 days 6 hours ago
Added: Oct 27, 2014 08:44
A dredger at risk of sinking in the Cromarty Firth sparked an emergency call to an Easter Ross lifeboat crew. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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