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Crystal Cruises hints at further expansion plans1 day 10 hours ago
Added: Jul 31, 2015 09:39
Crystal Cruises is poised to reveal a further wave of expansion, saying its recent announcement of growth plans was "just the beginning". Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Don't shake hands with the captain! Cruise ships said to have banned greeting because of fears conta1 day 10 hours ago
Added: Jul 31, 2015 09:24
Dining at the captain’s table is, for the lucky few, perhaps the glamorous highlight of a luxury cruise. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Kitanihon Shipbuilding Chooses Intergraph Smart™ 3D for High-Specification Ship Design1 day 11 hours ago
Added: Jul 31, 2015 09:14
Leading Japanese shipbuilder Kitanihon Shipbuilding (Kitanihon) has selected breakthrough 3D design solution Intergraph Smart™ 3D to deliver all new projects from its shipyard in Hachinohe City. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Shipping company Matson to pay Hawaii $15 million over molasses spill1 day 11 hours ago
Added: Jul 31, 2015 09:02
A U.S. shipping company has agreed to pay Hawaii more than $15 million to reimburse the state for the cost of cleanup and restoration following a massive molasses spill in Honolulu Harbor two years ago, officials said on Wednesday. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
China Shipping Container Lines orders eight 13,500-TEU container ships1 day 11 hours ago
Added: Jul 31, 2015 08:48
China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) has signed an agreement with Shanghai Jiangnan Changxing Shipbuilding for the construction of eight 13,500-TEUs containerships. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Matson Secures Attractive New Financing Arrangements1 day 11 hours ago
Added: Jul 31, 2015 08:42
Matson, Inc., a leading U.S. carrier in the Pacific, announced that it has entered into a private placement agreement pursuant to which Matson expects to issue $75 million of 30-year senior unsecured notes. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Vale concludes the sale of VLOCs to China Merchants1 day 11 hours ago
Added: Jul 31, 2015 08:39
Vale and China Merchants Energy Shipping Co. Ltd., a state-owned enterprise and one of the largest shipping operators worldwide, concluded the sale and purchase of four very large ore carriers of 400.000 tons deadweight owned and currently operated by Vale. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Obama urged to cancel Arctic drilling plans as standoff with Shell vessel ends1 day 11 hours ago
Added: Jul 31, 2015 08:32
The 26 Greenpeace USA activists that formed the 40-hour blockade stopping Shell’s icebreaker from leaving port have now come down from the St John’s Bridge in Portland, Oregon. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Funding agreed for Global Maritime Energy Efficiency Partnerships Project (GloMEEP)2 days 11 hours ago
Added: Jul 30, 2015 08:20
IMO, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have signed an agreement to allocate US$2.0 million to a two-year global maritime energy efficiency partnership project, which aims to support increased uptake and implementation of energy-efficiency measures for shipping. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Five vessels sink, one runs aground in South China2 days 12 hours ago
Added: Jul 30, 2015 08:16
Five Vietnam-flagged coal carriers sank and another ran aground on 27 July at the anchorage near South China's Qisha port. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Scorpio Tankers Inc. Announces Financial Results for the Second Quarter of 2015, Agreements for Four2 days 12 hours ago
Added: Jul 30, 2015 08:10
Scorpio Tankers Inc. reported its results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
ITF Seafarers' Trust announces welfare vehicle effectiveness survey2 days 12 hours ago
Added: Jul 30, 2015 07:26
The ITF Seafarers' Trust - which often pays for vehicles for seafarers' welfare bodies and missions - has announced it will be surveying their uses and effectiveness so as to use its grants as effectively as possible. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
No crew deaths on UK vessels for first time in 50 years3 days 11 hours ago
Added: Jul 29, 2015 08:43
Last year saw the first time no seafarers died aboard UK flagged vessels over 100 gt, the Marine Accident Investigation Branch reported. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Delivery of the CMA CGM VASCO DE GAMA, 18,000 TEUs: CMA CGM’s largest vessel and biggest container3 days 11 hours ago
Added: Jul 29, 2015 08:29
The CMA CGM Group, a leading worldwide shipping group, is pleased to announce the delivery of the CMA CGM VASCO DE GAMA on July 27th by the Chinese shipyard China State Shipbuilding Corporation. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Turkish cargo ship Feyza Genç runaway from Maltese arrest3 days 11 hours ago
Added: Jul 29, 2015 08:26
General cargo vessel Feyza Genc fled Malta after Court issued a warrant for her arrest on July 24, for unpaid bunker bills totaling 45 818 euro. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Egypt to allow 24-hour access to East Port Said with new waterway3 days 12 hours ago
Added: Jul 29, 2015 07:46
Egypt plans to allow smaller vessels in the Mediterranean direct access to East Port Said around the clock instead of just eight hours a day by building a side channel near the Suez Canal, which will speed up shipping movements in the area. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Costa Cruises to Build Two Next-Generation Cruise Ships as part of Carnival Corporation's Multi-Bill3 days 13 hours ago
Added: Jul 29, 2015 07:02
Carnival Corporation & plc, the world's largest travel and leisure company, announced that its Italian brand, Costa Cruises, will build two new cruise ships as part of an agreement with Meyer Werft to construct four next-generation cruise ships with the largest guest capacity in the world. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Piracy analysis: EU Somali coastguard initiative delivers4 days 11 hours ago
Added: Jul 28, 2015 08:41
The EU's capacity building division has delivered more training and equipment to the Somali coastguard in Mogadishu, although experts warn that the trained officers should also be paid if maritime security efforts are not to fail. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Filipino recruiters banned from practising4 days 11 hours ago
Added: Jul 28, 2015 08:36
The licences of three Filipino recruiters were cancelled over the past month due to illegal behaviour, including misrepresentation and charging recruits. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
20 Pinoy seafarers repatriated from stranded bulk carrier in Greece4 days 11 hours ago
Added: Jul 28, 2015 08:32
After several months, 20 of the 24 Filipino crew members of a stranded Panamanian-flagged bulk carrier in Greece are finally going home. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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