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Chinese deals fail to affect Valemax berthing21 hours 33 minutes ago
Added: Jul 25, 2014 07:31
Vale's recent three deals with China does not mean that its mega ships can call at Chinese ports, China's largest shipowner, COSCO, stated earlier this week. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
IMB reports worrying trend of small tanker hijacks in Southeast Asian waters21 hours 36 minutes ago
Added: Jul 25, 2014 07:28
The Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC) of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) raises concerns over a worrying trend of small tanker hijacks in its 2014 half yearly report released on Tuesday. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Germany as a Maritime Location Endangered: VDR21 hours 44 minutes ago
Added: Jul 25, 2014 07:20
Germany, which currently is home to the world’s biggest container vessel fleet, will in future have fewer small shipping firms as European banks avoid the industry and American and Asian financiers focus on bigger peers, according to a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) cited by shipping industry trade publication 'Maritime London' in its latest newsletter. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Four rescued after oil tanker runs aground during typhoon21 hours 50 minutes ago
Added: Jul 25, 2014 07:14
A rescue helicopter overcame strong gusts and heavy rain brought by Typhoon Matmo Wednesday afternoon to carry four oil tanker crewmen to safety after their ship ran aground off the coast of Kaohsiung. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Thome signs up to IMPA ACT22 hours 10 minutes ago
Added: Jul 25, 2014 06:54
Ship management service provider Thome Ship Management has joined IMPA ACT, the responsible supply chain management initiative, launched by IMPA, International Marine Purchasing Association. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Social Dumping in European Shipping Industry Escalates1 day 20 hours ago
Added: Jul 24, 2014 08:09
The exploitation of loopholes to cut pay in the European shipping industry has taken yet another turn this week as another major company has threatened to flag-out its fleet in order to cut pay – arguing that meeting nationally controlled rates of pay is no longer “economically feasible”. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Sex assault on cruise ships ‘all too common’, US hearing told1 day 21 hours ago
Added: Jul 24, 2014 07:54
Sexual assault is "far too common" on cruise ships serving US ports, despite the cheerful image of fun on the high seas promoted by cruise lines, a Senate committee heard Wednesday. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Cargo at Abu Dhabi ports increased by 37%1 day 21 hours ago
Added: Jul 24, 2014 07:44
General cargo moving through Abu Dhabi’s commercial ports has increased by 37% this year. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
15-year analysis of blue whale range off California finds conflict with shipping lanes1 day 21 hours ago
Added: Jul 24, 2014 07:40
A comprehensive 15-year analysis of the movements of satellite-tagged blue whales off the West Coast of the United States found that their favored feeding areas are bisected by heavily used shipping lanes, increasing the threat of injury and mortality. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Top 10 reasons to love the ocean1 day 22 hours ago
Added: Jul 24, 2014 07:03
We need to protect our beautiful oceans and the ecosystems within from overfishing and pollution (which you can help to do by adding your name to the petition to defend our oceans) Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Italy's cruise ship wreck begins final voyage2 days 16 hours ago
Added: Jul 23, 2014 12:53
Italy's once-luxurious Costa Concordia cruise ship embarked on its last voyage on Wednesday, as tug boats began towing it from island wreck site to scrapyard grave in one of the biggest salvage operations in maritime history. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
From Container Ships to Ferries LNG Is Growing as Power for Freight and Passenger Vessels 2 days 19 hours ago
Added: Jul 23, 2014 09:38
Lloyd’s Register (LR) might be the oldest known operation of its type but one doesn’t continue to be successful in any field for as long as Lloyd’s, which can trace it’s history back over 250 years, unless one is prepared to move with the times and evolve as the face of business changes. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Alaska project files to export LNG2 days 19 hours ago
Added: Jul 23, 2014 09:20
Alaska LNG project sponsors filed July 18 for federal permission to export liquefied natural gas for 30 years from a $45 billion to $65 billion development that includes a pipeline across Alaska and an LNG plant in the Nikiski area. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Crystal Cruises Northwest Passage3 days 17 hours ago
Added: Jul 22, 2014 11:19
The “World’s Best” Crystal Cruises is introducing a new expedition-style voyage traversing the Arctic Ocean via the legendary Northwest Passage – one so mysterious and remote (500 miles north of the Arctic Circle), that explorers spent centuries seeking the passage, until it was first completed successfully by Roald Amundsen just over 100 years ago. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Millions of tiny Lego pieces lost at sea more than 17 years ago are still washing up on Cornish beac3 days 17 hours ago
Added: Jul 22, 2014 11:04
Tiny cutlasses, dragons and daisies are washing up on pristine Cornish beaches, nearly two decades after they were lost at sea. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Body of Fugitive South Korea Ferry Tycoon 'Found by Police': Report3 days 18 hours ago
Added: Jul 22, 2014 10:59
South Korean police believe they have found the body of a fugitive business tycoon wanted after the Sewol ferry sank in April killing hundreds, a report said Tuesday. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Great Barrier Reef's decline buried in government reports, says agency3 days 21 hours ago
Added: Jul 22, 2014 08:01
Australia’s marine research agency has warned that the government has downplayed the declining health of the Great Barrier Reef and there is “clear potential for conflicts of interest” in development decisions. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Costa Concordia almost ready for final voyage4 days 21 hours ago
Added: Jul 21, 2014 07:30
The massive hulk of the Costa Concordia is nearly ready to be towed away from the Italian island where it struck a rock and capsized two-and-a-half years ago, killing 32 people, officials said on Sunday. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Mumbai ONGC gas leak under control4 days 21 hours ago
Added: Jul 21, 2014 07:21
Engineers from the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) have successfully found the gas leak in the Sagar Uday oil platform and are waiting for the weather to clear so that it can be plugged. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Four people hurt in Isle of Wight ferry accident4 days 21 hours ago
Added: Jul 21, 2014 07:18
Four people are being treated in hospital after the upper deck of a car ferry collapsed. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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