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Euronav Sells VLCC Famenne5 years 1 month ago
Added: Jan 22, 2016 07:34
Euronav NV has sold one of its two oldest VLCC vessels, the 2001-built, 298,412 dwt VLCC Famenne, for $38.4 million. The vessel is wholly owned by Euronav. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Wärtsilä to upgrade largest residential ship in the world5 years 1 month ago
Added: Jan 21, 2016 08:13
“The World”, the largest, private, residential ship on the seas, will be retrofitted with a Wärtsilä Advanced Wastewater treatment system and a Wärtsilä Nacos Platinum system for navigation and external communication purposes. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Panama Plans Accession to BWM and Hong Kong Conventions5 years 1 month ago
Added: Jan 21, 2016 08:06
Panama has announced that it has begun the process of accession for both the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention and Hong Kong Convention, which aims to ensure the safe and environmentally sound recycling of ships, Seatrade Maritime News reports. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
ClassNK unveils new software system for container carriers5 years 1 month ago
Added: Jan 21, 2016 07:50
Leading classification society ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda has announced the release of its new structural design support system PrimeShip-HULL for Container Carriers to correspond with its latest rule amendments. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Inmarsat opens new Singapore office5 years 1 month ago
Added: Jan 21, 2016 07:36
Inmarsat has opened a new office in Toa Payoh, Central Region Singapore, which is the company’s largest facility in the Asia Pacific region. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Shipping Companies Encouraged to Use New Transitional Measures for Ship Recycling5 years 1 month ago
Added: Jan 20, 2016 07:50
Shipping companies are being strongly encouraged to use new ‘Transitional Measures for Shipowners Selling Ships for Recycling’ launched by a wide coalition of international shipping industry organisations. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Aker Solutions Repositions MMO Business in Norway5 years 1 month ago
Added: Jan 20, 2016 07:37
Aker Solutions notified employees in its maintenance, modifications and operations (MMO) unit across Norway of necessary steps to reposition the business and enhance competitiveness in a market with unprecedented challenges. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Busan Port Targeting 20m TEU in 20165 years 1 month ago
Added: Jan 20, 2016 07:31
Busan Port Authority (BPA) is on track to handle 20 million TEU of container cargo in 2016, which represents a 2.8% increase from 2015, the port said. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
New Round of Strikes to Hit Greek Ports5 years 1 month ago
Added: Jan 20, 2016 07:25
The Seamen’s Union in Greece is staging a new 48-hour strike. according to the latest report from Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS). Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
River Cruise Company to Enter Polar Waters5 years 1 month ago
Added: Jan 19, 2016 08:10
Australian river cruise ship operator Scenic has announced its foray into Arctic and Antarctic cruising with a six-star ultra-luxury mega yacht called Scenic Eclipse. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Oil, gas salaries fall as price slump forces cost cuts5 years 1 month ago
Added: Jan 19, 2016 07:57
Oil and gas workers saw their salaries fall 1.4 percent over the past year after a sharp decline in oil prices forced their employers to trim costs, but their average global salaries remain high at more than $80,000 a year. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
DSME Launches World's First Icebreaking LNG Carrier5 years 1 month ago
Added: Jan 19, 2016 07:39
Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) has announced the launch of the first Arc 7 ice-classed LNG carriers for the Yamal LNG project. It is the world's first icebreaking LNG carrier, classed for breaking through over 2 meters of ice, and can carry 170,000 cubic meters of liquefied gas. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Antwerp Terminal Operators Under Investigation5 years 1 month ago
Added: Jan 19, 2016 07:34
The European Commission has started an investigation into reductions in compensation payments to two container terminal operators in the Port of Antwerp, Belgium, to establish whether the alleged aid gave them an undue advantage over competitors. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Navig8 Product Tankers Expands Fleet5 years 1 month ago
Added: Jan 18, 2016 07:59
Newly-established product tanker company Navig8 Product Tankers Inc has taken delivery of an LR1 74,000 dwt product tanker, the Navig8 Expedite, from the South Korean shipbuilder STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co, Ltd. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Algoma Central enters cement carrier JV with Nova Marine5 years 1 month ago
Added: Jan 18, 2016 07:56
Cement carriers could prove to be one specialized sector of shipping ripe to generate a few shipbuilding orders. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
BIMCO launches "SUPERMAN"contract for newbuilding supervision services5 years 1 month ago
Added: Jan 18, 2016 07:47
BIMCO has now launched a new standard contract for ship managers to provide supervision services for shipbuilding and conversion projects. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Cooperation Program “South-East Finland – Russia 2014-2020” approved by European Commission5 years 1 month ago
Added: Jan 18, 2016 07:44
The European Commission approved the Joint Operational Programme document for the “South-East Finland – Russia 2014-2020” Cross-Border Cooperation Program, says press center of Marine Façade. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
dmg :: events (Global Energy) continues emphasis on Asian energy markets5 years 1 month ago
Added: Jan 15, 2016 09:04
After another extremely successful run of events in Asia in 2015, event organisers dmg :: events (Global Energy) will continue to place emphasis on Asian energy markets. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Chemical container blaze restricts Brazil's Santos port5 years 1 month ago
Added: Jan 15, 2016 08:39
Up to a dozen containers carrying chemicals caught fire at a terminal at Brazil's largest port of Santos, restricting ship movement, representatives of the port authority Codesp said. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
East and Southern Africa in Development Boom5 years 1 month ago
Added: Jan 15, 2016 08:29
In the minds of many, the container trade between east and southern Africa forms an altogether insignificant trade. That may be true if comparing it with a high volume area such as the Far East. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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