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Petrodollars: China builds up its oil tanker fleet3 hours 34 minutes ago
Added: Aug 22, 2014 08:13
Everyone talks about Chinese demand for oil. But the Chinese are also increasing their demand for the ships that move that oil around. James Bourne looks at the trend in this week’s Oilgram News column, Petrodollars. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Maersk Ship Sets World Record For Most Cargo3 hours 41 minutes ago
Added: Aug 22, 2014 08:06
Mary Maersk, a Triple-E vessel has set a new world record carrying the highest ever number of containers between Europe and Asia. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Bail for ship captain who entered Maltese waters without prior notification4 hours 0 minutes ago
Added: Aug 22, 2014 07:47
The Egyptian captain of a Maltese flagged ship, accused of entering Maltese territorial waters and the Grand Harbour without the proper documentation and prior notification of the authorities, has been granted bail against a €5,000 deposit – almost one month after his vessel was seized. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
LD Lines cancels Poole to Spain routes4 hours 24 minutes ago
Added: Aug 22, 2014 07:23
A ferry company is stopping its services from Poole to two ports in Spain, cancelling hundreds of bookings. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Statoil closes North Sea platform for repairs4 hours 35 minutes ago
Added: Aug 22, 2014 07:12
Norwegian energy company Statoil said it shut down its Troll platform in the North Sea after encountering a corroded pipeline at an oil export system. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Safer sea travel for 60,000 Filipino seafarers seen4 hours 41 minutes ago
Added: Aug 22, 2014 07:06
At least 60,000 Filipino seafarers could soon look forward to safer sea travel after the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) began inspecting domestic ships for compliance with the internationally recognized Maritime Labor Convention (MLC) of 2006. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Tanker carrying Kurdish oil reappears unladen off Israel1 day 3 hours ago
Added: Aug 21, 2014 08:33
A tanker carrying crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan reappeared unladen on Aug. 19 about 30 kilometres off the coast of Israel, ship tracking data on Reuters showed. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
UK police arrest man over death of Afghan Sikh in shipping container1 day 3 hours ago
Added: Aug 21, 2014 08:27
A man was arrested in Northern Ireland on Tuesday on suspicion of murder after the death of an Afghan Sikh who was among 35 suspected stowaways found in a shipping container at a dock in England three days ago, police said. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Swiber to fly the Mexican flag on its fleet1 day 3 hours ago
Added: Aug 21, 2014 08:15
Swiber Holdings Limited, a leading global provider of integrated offshore construction and support services to the oil and gas industry, will be flying the Mexican flag on five of its fleet of vessels in Mexico as reaffirmation of its long-term commitment to clients in the country’s rapidly growing oil and gas industry. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Montara oil spill: Fishermen's lawyer calls for investigation into reports of skin disease1 day 3 hours ago
Added: Aug 21, 2014 08:08
Indonesian and East Timorese fishermen may be suffering from skin conditions caused by the Montara oil spill, the lawyer representing them has said. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Modular Fabrication Technology and Management 2014 (MFTM 2014) continues to be held in Qingdao in Se1 day 21 hours ago
Added: Aug 20, 2014 13:54
As a solution capable of realizing lower cost, greater safety and shorter lead time, the modular fabrication technology has been widely used in the field for large onshore and offshore projects and LNG program. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Could computers captain the world’s cargo ships?2 days 1 hour ago
Added: Aug 20, 2014 10:05
Cargo ships carry the bulk of the world’s trade – but are a major source of pollution. Could computer control go some way to making them cleaner and more efficient? Jack Stewart reports. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Hartmann Reederei presents world’s first ethane fuelled, eco-friendly LEG carrier2 days 1 hour ago
Added: Aug 20, 2014 09:51
In co-operation with engineering consultants HB Hunte Engineering, Hartmann Reederei of Leer developed a unique, new type of vessel: Ethylene Carrier ECO STAR 36K with „Svelte“-bow design. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Ship runs aground off Oinusses but sea remains spill-free2 days 2 hours ago
Added: Aug 20, 2014 09:33
There has been no pollution caused by a cargo ship that rang aground off the island of Oinousses in the northern Aegean, authorities said on Tuesday. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
BSR’s Clean Cargo Working Group Report Highlights Continued Reductions in Ocean Emissions2 days 2 hours ago
Added: Aug 20, 2014 09:27
BSR’s Clean Cargo Working Group’s 2014 “Global Maritime Trade Lane Emissions Factors” report—which provides data from more than 2,900 ships, representing around 85 percent of global ocean container capacity—indicates that average carbon-dioxide emissions for global ocean container transport have declined year on year, and by nearly 8 percent between 2012 and 2013. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Study at Deepwater Horizon spill site finds key to tracking pollutants2 days 2 hours ago
Added: Aug 20, 2014 09:23
A new study of the ocean circulation patterns at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill reveals the significant role small-scale ocean currents play in the spread of pollutants. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Stranded ship drifts, crewman buried at sea3 days 2 hours ago
Added: Aug 19, 2014 08:48
The crewman who died in a fire aboard a chemical tanker that's adrift off the Oregon coast has been buried at sea. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Freo 'wind bomb' hits ships3 days 3 hours ago
Added: Aug 19, 2014 08:27
Fremantle's harbourmaster says a rare and impossible-to-predict "wind bomb" helped rip two ships off their stern moorings on Sunday night. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
U.S. ship finishes neutralizing Syria's worst chemical arms- Pentagon3 days 3 hours ago
Added: Aug 19, 2014 08:21
A specially equipped U.S. ship has finished neutralizing all 600 metric tons of the most dangerous of Syria's chemical weapons components surrendered to the international community this year to avert threatened air strikes, the Pentagon said on Monday. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Japanese shipbuilder to boost production, jobs in Cebu3 days 3 hours ago
Added: Aug 19, 2014 08:18
Leading shipbuilder Tsuneishi Heavy Industries Cebu Inc. is looking to increase its production in its shipyard in Balamban, Cebu in the next three years. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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