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One dead, two injured after lifeboat accident20 hours 55 minutes ago
Added: Nov 25, 2014 09:28
Accident investigations are continuing this week into the death of one seafarer and serious injuries to two other crewmen on a chemical tanker off the coast of Germany last week. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Piracy and fuel theft in Southeast Asia are syphoning confidence21 hours 1 minute ago
Added: Nov 25, 2014 09:23
An increase in the number of attacks on shipping in the first half of 2014 has fed concerns - amplified by media and security firms - that piracy is in the ascendant in and around Southeast Asia. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
7 crew members rescued as 100-foot freighter sinks of Haiti coast21 hours 4 minutes ago
Added: Nov 25, 2014 09:19
U.S. Coast Guard officials said seven crew members were rescued Friday after their 100-foot coastal freighter began taking on water and sank 45 miles north off of Cap Haitien, Haiti. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Drydocks wins the Shipyard of the year Award From Lloyd’s List 21 hours 17 minutes ago
Added: Nov 25, 2014 09:06
Drydocks World the international service provider to the maritime, oil, gas and energy sectors has received the Lloyd’s List Shipyard of the year Award. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Russian IEA to Order Up to 30 Ships21 hours 27 minutes ago
Added: Nov 25, 2014 08:57
Russian Industrial and Ecological Alliance CJSC is looking to order up to 30 ships, according to the company’s CEO Arnold Ivanov, quoted by ABC.AZ business information portal. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Hyundai Heavy Industries Completes the World’s Largest Containership1 day 20 hours ago
Added: Nov 24, 2014 09:55
Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI) announced today it held a naming ceremony for the world’s largest containership, the first of five 19,000 TEU containerships ordered from China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) in May 2013. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Maersk chief warns over lossmaking rivals1 day 20 hours ago
Added: Nov 24, 2014 09:48
The chief executive of Maersk Line warned about the parlous state of the container shipping industry, saying the Danish group would settle for lower margins if that meant more of its rivals were profitable. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
World's biggest crane ship Pieter Schelte sets sail for Rotterdam1 day 20 hours ago
Added: Nov 24, 2014 09:45
The world's largest crane ship, which is capable of lifting oil rigs, has set sail from its shipyard in South Korea for Rotterdam Port in the Netherlands. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
IMO adopts mandatory Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters1 day 20 hours ago
Added: Nov 24, 2014 09:39
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code), and related amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) to make it mandatory, marking an historic milestone in the Organization’s work to protect ships and people aboard them, both seafarers and passengers, in the harsh environment of the waters surrounding the two poles. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Icebreaker captain: 'if you come to grief, you’re up there alone'1 day 20 hours ago
Added: Nov 24, 2014 09:34
There’s an awful lot of artistry in being able to interpret the ice. Not everybody gets it. Just because you’ve been on the ice, doesn’t mean you’ve picked up what it takes to understand it. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Saga Pearl 2 cruise ship makes detour from the Cape Verde islands to rescue stricken sailor1 day 20 hours ago
Added: Nov 24, 2014 09:31
A cruise ship that set sail from Southampton has been forced to make a detour to rescue a stricken sailor. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Panama Canal Delegates Meet with Japanese Customers1 day 20 hours ago
Added: Nov 24, 2014 09:28
A Panama Canal delegation headed by Administrator Jorge L. Quijano visited Japan to hold discussions with the Japan Shipowners’ Association (JSA) and the major Japanese shipping lines, as well as end customers such as Japanese car manufacturers and energy sector companies. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Holland America unveils debut itineraries for new ship4 days 20 hours ago
Added: Nov 21, 2014 10:13
Holland America Line has unveiled the maiden voyage of its new ship, MS Koningsdam, which sets sail in February 2016. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
ESC: Shipping Alliances Need a Watchdog4 days 20 hours ago
Added: Nov 21, 2014 10:08
The European Shippers’ Council (ESC) says that shipping industry needs a global authority to keep Vessel Sharing Alliances (VSA) in check, as they are a risky development for the free market for transportation of goods over sea. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Nordic American Tankers Limited – Letter to Shareholders from the Chairman4 days 20 hours ago
Added: Nov 21, 2014 10:03
Dear Shareholders, Many of you have recently contacted us regarding the impact of the recent drop in the oil price on our business. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Chilling history: the men who hunted the elusive Northwest Passage4 days 20 hours ago
Added: Nov 21, 2014 09:58
Equipped with ingenious contraptions such as the magnificent Boat-Cloak – an inflatable dinghy that doubled as a cloak, powered by a sail that could be used as an umbrella – Victorian adventurers set out on a perilous quest: the search for the Northwest Passage. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
One Dead in Gulf of Mexico Oil Platform Explosion4 days 21 hours ago
Added: Nov 21, 2014 09:18
An explosion at an offshore oil and gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico killed one worker and injured three others Thursday afternoon, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Stena Line to Cut 350 More Jobs4 days 21 hours ago
Added: Nov 21, 2014 09:09
Sweden’s largest ferry operator Stena Line is continuing with job cuts to meet the company’s goal of improving the financial results by USD 176 million until 2016, Jesper Waltersson, Head of Corporate Communications at Stena Line told World Maritime News. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
CEO Lone: China, India to Dominate Oil Trade4 days 21 hours ago
Added: Nov 21, 2014 09:07
China and India will account for about 35% of global oil trade in the next 10 to 15 years, according to predictions by Harald Lone, Chairman and CEO of Newport Shipping Group. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. completes acquisition of Prestige Cruises International, Inc.4 days 21 hours ago
Added: Nov 21, 2014 09:02
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., a leading global cruise operator, has announced that it has completed its previously-announced acquisition of Prestige Cruises International, Inc., the market leader in the upscale cruise segment and parent company of Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, in cash and stock for a total transaction consideration of $3,025 billion, including the assumption of debt. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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