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Alphaliner: Panamax Exodus Set to Continue3 months 12 days ago
Added: Nov 18, 2016 07:55
Over 100 more classic Panamaxes would need to be scrapped in the coming months to re-balance supply and demand, and reduce the total pool to less than 470 units, compared to 670 units four years ago, according to... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Port of New Orleans container traffic sets another record; officials expect more growth3 months 12 days ago
Added: Nov 18, 2016 07:42
Container traffic handled at the Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal this year topped a half million 20-foot equivalent units, setting another all-time high, according to... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
DMCA Signs ‘Maritime Innovation Cooperation Agreement’ With DNV GL3 months 12 days ago
Added: Nov 18, 2016 07:34
Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, has announced the signing of an agreement with DNV GL this week at the... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Self-installing offshore turbine to be tested in Canary Islands3 months 12 days ago
Added: Nov 18, 2016 07:26
An EU-funded project has seen Spanish researchers develop the concept of a self-installing offshore wind turbine that can be pre-assembled and pre-commissioned onshore and then towed into position Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Are Safety Management Systems Worthwhile?3 months 12 days ago
Added: Nov 18, 2016 07:20
Safety Management Systems (SMSs) have been around since the 1990s with the establishment of the ISM Code. As all mariners know, the International Safety Management Code was adopted by the IMO in 1995 and became... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
U.S. Customs and Border Protection joins expert speaker line up at Border Security 20173 months 13 days ago
Added: Nov 17, 2016 13:09
SMi’s will open its door once more in Rome, Italy for the 10th annual Border Security conference on the 15th and 16th February 2017. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Höegh Autoliners Sells 16th PCTC for Recycling3 months 13 days ago
Added: Nov 17, 2016 07:48
Norwegian RoRo shipping company Höegh Autoliners sold its 1988-built Pure Car and Truck Carrier MV Morning Mercator for recycling. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Port of Los Angeles Records Best Month Ever for a Western Hemisphere Container Port3 months 13 days ago
Added: Nov 17, 2016 07:41
Cargo volumes at the Port of Los Angeles increased nearly 16 percent in October compared to the same period last year, marking the busiest month ever at a Western Hemisphere container port, according to... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Indonesian Product Tanker Explodes3 months 13 days ago
Added: Nov 17, 2016 07:22
The product tanker Nona Tang II exploded this week at the Port of Batu Ampar, Batam, Indonesia, sending a shock wave that could be heard for miles. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Stolt Nielsen acquire Jo Tankers3 months 13 days ago
Added: Nov 17, 2016 07:16
Stolt will by this acquire the Jo Tankers organization as well as the chemical tanker ships. Stolt emerged as the best buyer after an open international process. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Eagle Bulk Adds Another Ultramax Newbuilding3 months 14 days ago
Added: Nov 16, 2016 07:22
Connecticut-headquartered operator of dry bulk ships Eagle Bulk Shipping has acquired a resale 64,000 dwt SDARI-64 Ultramax dry bulk vessel currently under construction at China’s Chengxi Shipyard. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
MOL unveils environmental and safety-conscious vessel3 months 14 days ago
Added: Nov 16, 2016 07:20
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) announced that on October 27, a naming ceremony for the Shinzan Maru, a newbuilding iron ore carrier that will sail under a long-term transport contract with... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Fire Consumes Freighter Near Barranquilla3 months 14 days ago
Added: Nov 16, 2016 07:10
Authorities in Palermo, Colombia, a small town near Barranquilla, reported that a fire consumed the general cargo ship Casanova. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
The Triple-Z-Drive Assist Tug Gets its U.S. Debut3 months 14 days ago
Added: Nov 16, 2016 07:07
Leading tug designer Robert Allan Ltd. has two new tugs in the works featuring the three-z-drive Rotortug propulsion configuration. They are under construction at Master Boat Builders in... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Rolls-Royce and VTT join forces on autonomous ship development3 months 15 days ago
Added: Nov 15, 2016 07:59
Rolls-Royce and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd have announced a strategic partnership to design, test and validate the first generation of remote and autonomous ships. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
EU Urged to Include Shipping Emissions in 2030 Climate Target3 months 15 days ago
Added: Nov 15, 2016 07:57
Members of the European Parliament have urged Europe to include shipping emissions in the 2030 emissions reduction target through a maritime climate fund, in response to the decision by International Maritime Organization (IMO) to prolong any decision on a global agreement to cut... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Genting Dream Christened in Guangzhou 3 months 15 days ago
Added: Nov 15, 2016 07:49
Dream Cruises has christened its new Genting Dream at a pier-side ceremony in Guangzhou (Nansha), China. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Scorpio Tankers Sinks to Loss3 months 15 days ago
Added: Nov 15, 2016 07:39
Monaco-based tanker owner Scorpio Tankers recorded a net loss of USD 27.1 million in the third quarter of 2016, compared to a net income of USD 85.3 million in the same period last year. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Fincantieri Oil & Gas Makes Bid for Outstanding Vard Shares3 months 16 days ago
Added: Nov 14, 2016 08:05
Fincantieri has announced that it its subsidiary Fincantieri Oil and Gas has launched a voluntary conditional general offer in Singapore for the ordinary shares of Vard Holdings Limited not already held by... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Aframax freight rates in Mediterranean jump on shortage of ships3 months 16 days ago
Added: Nov 14, 2016 07:54
Freight rates for Aframax tankers on Black Sea-Mediterranean and cross Mediterranean routes almost doubled last week to their highest since July, driven by demand for loadings at the end of November at a time when many Aframaxes are storing oil at sea. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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