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China’s ‘Belt and Road’ initiative to open a new era1 year 2 months ago
Added: May 17, 2017 11:08
Twenty-nine foreign leaders and more than 1,500 delegates from over 130 nations attended the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing over the weekend. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
GulfMark Offshore plans bankruptcy filing1 year 2 months ago
Added: May 17, 2017 10:50
Houston-based GulfMark Offshore, which runs support vessels for offshore drilling, said Tuesday that it plans to to file for bankruptcy after reaching a agreement with bond holders to convert debt to equity. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
LPG freight rate recovery to be confined to smaller vessels1 year 2 months ago
Added: May 16, 2017 11:29
Vessel oversupply will persist in the LPG shipping market for the next two years, keeping freight rates under pressure across most size segments. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Aurora Expeditions reveals new expedition ship1 year 2 months ago
Added: May 16, 2017 11:24
US-based shipbuilder SunStone Ships has teamed up with Australia’s Aurora Expeditions to create a design for the cruise operator’s first purpose-built expedition vessel. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Commitment to Diver Training Underpins Las Palmas Repair Success1 year 2 months ago
Added: May 16, 2017 11:11
After delays of almost two weeks following an unsuccessful repair to the hull of a 180m bulk carrier that ran aground offshore Las Palmas, Spain, Hydrex Underwater Technologies was approached to get the vessel sailing again. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Ship loaded with petroleum substances catches fire in Sharjah, one killed1 year 2 months ago
Added: May 15, 2017 20:59
One crew member was killed and four others suffered burns after a fire broke out on a vessel transporting a petroleum product at Al Hamriyah port on Saturday morning, Sharjah Civil Defence said. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Norwegian Star breaks down again1 year 2 months ago
Added: May 15, 2017 20:53
Norwegian Star has broken down off the coast of Australia after suffering a failure of its propulsion system for a second time. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Höegh Autoliners sells Höegh Triton for green recycling1 year 2 months ago
Added: May 15, 2017 20:51
On 15 May 2017, Höegh Autoliners sold the Pure Car and Truck Carrier MV Höegh Triton (built 1988) for recycling. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
ICS Commits Shipping to Ambitious CO2 Reduction Objectives1 year 2 months ago
Added: May 15, 2017 20:49
At its AGM in Istanbul, ICS has agreed to urge the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to adopt some dramatic CO2 reduction objectives – on behalf of the international shipping sector as a whole – in order to match the ambition of the Paris Agreement on climate change. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Panama Canal needs fleet of more powerful tugs1 year 2 months ago
Added: May 14, 2017 13:30
There has been a cautious start to new tug ordering, but potential for more contracts to come for operations in Panama. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Canada introduces law to ban tankers off north British Columbia1 year 2 months ago
Added: May 14, 2017 13:24
Canada's Liberal government has introduced legislation for a moratorium on oil tanker traffic along the northern coast of the British Columbia province, the country's transport department said on Friday, delivering on an election promise. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
German passenger ship revamped after fire1 year 2 months ago
Added: May 14, 2017 13:20
The 38.9m former excursion ship 'Adler Express', rendered largely useless by extensive smoke damage in a fire in Hamburg last year, has now been completely renovated and given a new lease of life. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Costa Concordia captain jailed for disaster that killed 32 after court upholds sentence1 year 2 months ago
Added: May 14, 2017 13:17
The Italian captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner that crashed into a reef in 2012 and capsized, killing 32 people, lost his final appeals bid on Friday. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
The Baptism of two LHM 800 cranes1 year 2 months ago
Added: May 12, 2017 08:45
Four years after Montecon charged Liebherr Maritime Cranes with designing and creating two new mobile harbour cranes, able to reach up to 22 rows of containers - a feat of dockside logistics never seen before - the project has been completed. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems tested in real time for multipurpose missions1 year 2 months ago
Added: May 11, 2017 10:09
A demonstration is being held on 11 May in Huelva, Spain, to show the potential of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) as valuable maritime surveillance tools in operational scenarios for multipurpose missions, including pollution monitoring, border control, illegal fishing detection, anti-drug trafficking, and search and rescue. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Navios Maritime Partners L.P. Provides Update for Acquisition of 14-Vessel Container Fleet from Rick1 year 2 months ago
Added: May 11, 2017 09:42
Navios Maritime Partners L.P. an international owner and operator of drybulk and container vessels, announced that it plans to transfer to Navios Maritime Containers Inc., an affiliate, the 14-vessel container fleet that Navios Partners agreed to acquire from Rickmers Maritime . Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Swedish owners face triple lock on LNG1 year 2 months ago
Added: May 11, 2017 09:38
A lack of infrastructure, a lack of financing and a lack of a ready market represent a triple lock for Swedish tanker owners pioneering the use of LNG fuel. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter 2017 -UK-IE-EU-1 year 2 months ago
Added: May 11, 2017 09:19
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. reported financial results for the first quarter ended 31 March 2017, and provided guidance for the second quarter and full year 2017. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Border Control and Migration Fatalities in the Mediterranean Sea1 year 2 months ago
Added: May 11, 2017 09:16
The tragedy of the migrant and refugee boat, reportedly carrying around 600 people, that capsized in the Mediterranean off the coast of Rosetta, Egypt in September 2016 was another dramatic scene to be added to the numerous and overwhelming images of migrants crammed on boats, risking their lives while crossing to Europe for the hope of a better life. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Libyan coastguard turns back nearly 500 migrants after altercation with NGO ship1 year 2 months ago
Added: May 11, 2017 09:05
Libya's coastguard said it had intercepted nearly 500 migrants packed onto a wooden boat and returned them to Tripoli on Wednesday after warning off a ship that was preparing to pick them up for passage to Europe. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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