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Wave Energy Concept Ready for Ship Propulsion1 year 4 months ago
Added: Aug 02, 2017 10:55
Wave energy technology is ready to be combined with solar and wind power to create zero emission ships, says José Luis Gutiérrez-García, CEO, ZShips International CCC. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Newbuilding Prices Expected to Fall Further1 year 4 months ago
Added: Aug 02, 2017 10:51
Some major market indicators are better, but yards remain underemployed and newbuilding and second-hand prices have not yet hit bottom. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Firm demand will continue to support dry bulk shipping1 year 4 months ago
Added: Aug 02, 2017 10:48
Drewry expects that dry bulk shipping charter rates will continue to recover with firm demand and controlled fleet growth, according to the latest edition of the Dry Bulk Forecaster, published by global shipping consultancy Drewry. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Chinese operators take advantage of improved global container port demand growth prospects1 year 4 months ago
Added: Aug 02, 2017 09:47
Drewry’s container port demand forecast is more positive than in last year’s report, exhibiting a 4% CAGR and adding a further 152 million teu of port throughput to the global total by 2021. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
First ship with IMO Tier III EIAPP certified Wärtsilä engines is launched1 year 4 months ago
Added: Jul 23, 2017 21:24
The launch of the L’Astrolabe, a 72 metre polar logistics vessel fitted with a complete Wärtsilä propulsion machinery package and Wärtsilä NOR (NOx Reducer) SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) exhaust gas cleaning systems for all the main engines, took place on July 12. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Sicilian mayor moves to block far-right plan to disrupt migrant rescues1 year 4 months ago
Added: Jul 23, 2017 21:21
A Sicilian mayor is seeking to block a ship chartered by a group of far-right activists attempting to disrupt migrant rescues in the Mediterranean. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
New Tanker Regulations May Impact Oil Prices1 year 4 months ago
Added: Jul 23, 2017 21:16
The advent of super oil tanker ships and giant freight carriers, along with upcoming rules on sulfur used in marine vessel fuel, are expected to influence demand and pricing in bunker fuel and crude oil. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Disney Cruise Line is growing with three new ships by 20231 year 5 months ago
Added: Jul 18, 2017 20:50
Disney Cruise Line’s fleet is going through a growth spurt. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Stop blaming the rescuers1 year 5 months ago
Added: Jul 18, 2017 20:46
Attacks against rescue efforts in the Mediterranean must stop. The recent Italian and EU proposals are just the last steps of an ongoing de-legitimisation campaign that is putting the lives of thousands of migrants at risk. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Cosco to acquire OOCL for US$6.3 billion1 year 5 months ago
Added: Jul 16, 2017 20:52
COSCO SHIPPING Holdings Co. Ltd., a majority owned subsidiary of China COSCO SHIPPING Corporation Ltd, Shanghai International Port Co., Ltd and Orient Overseas Limited jointly announced that COSCO SHIPPING Holdings and SIPG have made a pre-conditional voluntary general offer to all shareholders of OOIL to acquire all issued shares at an offer price of HK$78.67 in cash. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Oil industry plays its part in daring North Sea drillls1 year 5 months ago
Added: Jul 16, 2017 20:50
A volunteer crew from a north-east port has teamed up with colleagues in the oil industry to run through daring rescue drills off the coast. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Maersk Boxship Narrowly Avoids Grounding Off Akutan1 year 5 months ago
Added: Jul 16, 2017 20:46
On Friday night, the container ship Laura Maersk lost power off Akutan in the Aleutian Islands and began to drift towards shore. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Somalia Detains Boxship Over Cut Internet Cable1 year 5 months ago
Added: Jul 16, 2017 20:40
The Somali government has detained the container feeder MSC Alice on charges that her anchor cut the undersea fiber-optic cables that carry the nation's internet traffic. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Call for Expressions of Interest: Research into Seafarer Social Isolation, Depression and Suicide1 year 5 months ago
Added: Jul 09, 2017 22:06
There is continuing uncertainty about the mental health consequences of working as a seafarer, notably whether there is an excess risk of suicide. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
ABS Completes EU MRV Monitoring Plan Assessment1 year 5 months ago
Added: Jul 09, 2017 22:04
Prime Tanker Management is among first to have monitoring plan assessed by ABS. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Nakilat transitions LNG Al Sheehaniya to in-house management1 year 5 months ago
Added: Jul 09, 2017 22:01
Nakilat has assumed full ship management and operations of Q-Flex LNG carrier Al Sheehaniya from STASCo (Shell Trading and Shipping Company Ltd.) with effect from 6 July 2017, as part of the planned and phased transition announced on 19th October 2016. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Qatari Ships Barred from Suez Canal Economic Zone1 year 5 months ago
Added: Jul 09, 2017 21:57
Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority and the canal economic zone, Mohab Mamish announced on Friday that Qatari ships will be barred from the zone in line with decisions to prevent Qatari vessels from passing through these ports or entering them. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Abandoned sailors must prosecute employers, UAE official says1 year 5 months ago
Added: Jul 06, 2017 21:09
Abu Dhabi: Sailors abandoned by their companies must take their employers to court, the chief of UAE’s Federal Transport Authority (FTA) for Land and Maritime said. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Maersk attack: not the nightmare scenario… yet1 year 5 months ago
Added: Jul 06, 2017 21:04
The recent cyber attack on Maersk Group’s IT systems thankfully did not affect the operations of its vessels at sea. Paul Fanning wonders if this nightmare scenario can be avoided. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Stena and Shell combine on low carbon shipping1 year 5 months ago
Added: Jul 06, 2017 21:01
Tanker heavyweights Stena and Shell are helping lead shipping’s transition to a low carbon future as members of a global industry alliance that also includes a mix of cruise ship owners and operators, classification societies, engine and technology builders and suppliers and big data providers. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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