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Stockholm 'sinking' oil spill ship safe3 hours 45 minutes ago
Added: Oct 31, 2014 08:15
After fears a ship carrying around 52 tonnes of oil could sink in Stockholm's archipelago, Sweden's Coast Guard said the vessel had been towed to safety. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
MV Asphalt Venture crew released after four years of captivity3 hours 49 minutes ago
Added: Oct 31, 2014 08:11
The Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme (MPHRP) has welcomed the news that seven Indian Seafarers who have been held hostage since their ship, the MV Asphalt Venture, was hijacked in the Somali Basin on 28 September 2010 have been released and are safe in Kenya. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Superyacht Bullies: When Crew Turn on Crew3 hours 55 minutes ago
Added: Oct 31, 2014 08:06
In a disturbing case recently given to OnboardOnline, a female crew member was allegedly repeatedly attacked by a senior male crew member over a period of months. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
CMA CGM continues its fleet’s energy and consumption optimizations by retrofitting 10 of its vesse4 hours 9 minutes ago
Added: Oct 31, 2014 07:51
The CMA CGM Group is pleased to announce 10 of its vessels’ bulbous bows are to be retrofitted in order to continue improving its fleet’s energy efficiency and reducing its environmental footprint. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
CSAV receives new containerships4 hours 10 minutes ago
Added: Oct 31, 2014 07:50
Containerships “Copiapó” and “CautĂ­n” were christened on Wedensday in South Korea; they are the first of the seven new container vessels ordered by Compañía Sudamericana de Vapores (CSAV) which will enable it to increase its own fleet. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Social dialogue partners in the port sector ratify joint papers on women’s employment and trainin4 hours 15 minutes ago
Added: Oct 31, 2014 07:46
On 21 October, the European Sectoral Social Dialogue on Ports ratified two joint papers dealing with “Recommendations on Women’s Employment in the Port Sector” and “Training and Qualifications”. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Infographic: Panama Canal Expansion Facts and Figures4 hours 20 minutes ago
Added: Oct 31, 2014 07:41
The Panama Canal Expansion is the largest project at the Canal since its original construction. The project will create a new lane of traffic along the Canal through the construction of a new set of locks, doubling the waterway’s capacity. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Leading experts in border security, human trafficking control, immigration, contraband issues and bi21 hours 29 minutes ago
Added: Oct 30, 2014 14:32
SMi Group’s leading industry Border Security meeting will enter its 8th year and be held on the 18th and 19th of February 2015 in the Italian capital and base of NATO’s defense college, Rome. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
124 Oil Tankers to Join Global Fleet in 20141 day 2 hours 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 Asia1 day 2 hours 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 1 day 2 hours 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 Shipyard1 day 3 hours 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-wide1 day 3 hours 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 showcase1 day 3 hours 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 Klang2 days 1 hour 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 aggressive2 days 2 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 Route2 days 2 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-report2 days 2 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 complaints2 days 2 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’3 days 1 hour 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
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