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Port of New Orleans joins the expert speaker line up at International Port Security 20161 year 1 month ago
Added: Apr 21, 2016 10:59
SMi Group reports: SMi are delighted to announce that Port of New Orleans will be speaking at International Port Security 2016 which takes places in London on the 1-2 June. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Report: Tug Owner to Pay USD 1 Mln Ransom for Kidnapped Crew1 year 1 month ago
Added: Apr 21, 2016 07:33
The owner of the hijacked tugboat Brahma 12 has agreed to pay a ransom in the amount of IDR 14.3 billion (USD 1 million) for the ten kidnapped crewmembers, according to the Indonesia’s newspaper Jakarta Globe. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Maritime Cybersecurity: The Old and New1 year 1 month ago
Added: Apr 21, 2016 07:29
Latin America has over 300 ports and with the expansion of the Panama Canal, which will double its capacity, almost complete, shipping and vessel traffic is top of mind. At the same time... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Bulk Carrier Fire: Emergency Response Ineffective1 year 1 month ago
Added: Apr 21, 2016 07:21
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has released its analysis of the engine room fire on the bulk carrier Marigold, citing problems with the ship’s Halon fire suppression system and the port’s emergency response. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Ballast Water: Potential Discrimination on the Great Lakes1 year 1 month ago
Added: Apr 21, 2016 07:06
Stephen Brooks, President of the Chamber of Marine Commerce in Canada, believes ballast water management rules that are unachievable, impractical and discriminatory are being imposed by the U.S. EPA and the IMO on Canadian short sea ships that never leave the... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Fire and Explosion Kill Product Tanker Crewmember1 year 1 month ago
Added: Apr 20, 2016 07:10
On the evening this week, a fire and explosion aboard the product tanker No. 3 Heung-A Pioneer claimed the life of one crewmember and injured five others. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Third Tug Attacked by Pirates in Sulu Sea1 year 1 month ago
Added: Apr 20, 2016 07:05
Last week, the towing vessel TB Henry was hijacked and four of her crewmembers kidnapped off of Lahad Datu, Malaysia, near the intersection of Indonesian, Malaysian and Philippine... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Aker Solutions Strengthens Subsea Manufacturing in Brazil1 year 1 month ago
Added: Apr 20, 2016 07:01
Aker Solutions is formally opening its new subsea plant in Curitiba, designed to be a leading manufacturing and technology center to help drive developments of one of the world’s most important offshore oil and gas areas. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Spotted: Vroon Makes It Seven1 year 1 month ago
Added: Apr 20, 2016 06:58
We present you Gudali Express, the seventh and last from the batch of livestock carriers built by COSCO for Dutch shipping company Vroon which was launched this week at Chinese Cosco Guangdong Shipyard. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Car Carrier Goes Aground off Busan1 year 1 month ago
Added: Apr 19, 2016 06:46
The 2,800 dwt car carrier Ocean Tango (ex name Asian Ace) went aground in foul weather in Busan, South Korea yesterday, rupturing fuel tanks and releasing fuel oil into the water. Authorities have deployed a containment boom, and some 800 spill response workers and volunteers are attempting to control the pollution. The local weather conditions have hampered the response effort. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
China’s Biggest LNG Carrier Hits the Water1 year 1 month ago
Added: Apr 19, 2016 06:40
China’s biggest liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier, which features a length of 290 meters, was launched at the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding, Shanghai. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Australia Accelerates Naval Shipbuilding Program1 year 1 month ago
Added: Apr 19, 2016 06:35
Australia will speed up plans to build more naval vessels in domestic shipyards, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said this week, making an announcement that could find favor with voters just weeks ahead of a likely federal election. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
New VLCCs Drive Bahri’s Profit Surge1 year 1 month ago
Added: Apr 19, 2016 06:30
National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) has seen an rise in its profits in the first quarter of 2016, as the company recorded a net profit of SAR 611.9 million (USD 163.2 million) in the first three months of the year. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
One Shot, Four Kidnapped from Indonesian Tug and Barge1 year 1 month ago
Added: Apr 18, 2016 07:40
One crew member was shot and four were kidnapped from Indonesian flagged tug and barge on April 15 in the international waters between Malaysia and the Philippines, according to Indonesia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Qatargas And Partners' Deal to Push LNG as Marine Fuel1 year 1 month ago
Added: Apr 18, 2016 07:37
Qatargas, United Arab Shipping Company and Shell have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore the development of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a marine fuel in the Middle East region. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Three Bids in $4.1 Billion Port of Melbourne Sale1 year 1 month ago
Added: Apr 18, 2016 07:33
Three consortia of Australian and international funds have submitted bids for a 50-year lease of the Port of Melbourne, Australia's biggest shipping container terminal, people familiar with the matter said this week. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Final Well Control Rule Eases Industry Concerns1 year 1 month ago
Added: Apr 15, 2016 07:49
The U.S. has announced the final version of its controversial well control regulations designed to reduce the risk of an offshore oil or gas blowout. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
LNG Producers Invest in Import Terminals1 year 1 month ago
Added: Apr 15, 2016 07:36
The world's top producers of liquefied natural gas (LNG) are investing in ship-fuelling operations, floating import terminals and power plants to open new markets and keep from drowning in a fuel surplus expected to last into the next decade. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Exxon Mobil exports first cargo of offshore Gulf of Mexico crude1 year 1 month ago
Added: Apr 15, 2016 07:24
Exxon Mobil is shipping a cargo of crude produced from its deepwater Julia field in the Gulf of Mexico to its refinery in Rotterdam, Netherlands, marking the first export of offshore oil to leave a U.S. port since a ban was lifted. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Noryards BMV Goes Bankrupt1 year 1 month ago
Added: Apr 15, 2016 07:21
Norwegian shipbuilder Noryards BMV, a daughter company of Noryards AS, has filed for bankruptcy having failed to reach a compulsory debt settlement with its creditors. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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