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Drunk Captain Runs Ship Aground at Port of Rostock1 year 2 months ago
Added: Mar 29, 2016 06:50
The captain of the 4,000 dwt specialty cargo vessel Abis Bergen ran her aground on departure at the port of Rostock while allegedly under the influence of alcohol, harbor police say. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Pirates Kidnap Five Crewmembers Off Nigeria1 year 2 months ago
Added: Mar 29, 2016 06:45
The product tanker Sampatiki reported a pirate attack off of Nigeria in the early hours last week. The pirates boarded the ship at 04’20”N 005’10”E, about 35 nautical miles off the coast of Rivers State in the Gulf of Guinea, near Port Harcourt, said the British security advising firm Asket. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
COSCO Pacific, PSA to Invest in Mega Berths in Singapore1 year 2 months ago
Added: Mar 29, 2016 06:39
Hong Kong-based COSCO Pacific and PSA Singapore have signed a new investment agreement in Shanghai, China to co-invest in three new mega berths at the Phases 3 and 4 expansion of the Pasir Panjang Terminal which was opened last year. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
First ever direct vessel from India to Bangladesh leaves from Krishnapatnam port1 year 2 months ago
Added: Mar 29, 2016 06:18
In a historic moment, an Indian container vessel left from Krishnapatnam port for Bangladesh, on a direct route for the first time, this week as a part of coastal shipping agreement between both the countries. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Boskalis to Build Five Islands Off Makassar1 year 2 months ago
Added: Mar 25, 2016 08:38
Dutch dredging firm Boskalis has secured a $90 million contract for the construction of five artificial islands for the Centre Point Indonesia / CitraLand development in Makassar. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Tenth Anniversary of IMO Waste Dumping Treaty1 year 2 months ago
Added: Mar 25, 2016 08:15
The 1996 "London Protocol" covering the dumping of wastes at sea entered into force ten years ago on March 24. The Protocol modernized the original “London Convention” dumping treaty, bringing in a so-called “precautionary approach” that heralded a new era of prohibition of all dumping at sea with the exception of wastes commonly agreed by Governments and then put on an approved list. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Moore Stephens reports new low in shipping confidence1 year 2 months ago
Added: Mar 25, 2016 08:08
Overall confidence levels in the shipping industry fell to a record low in the three months to February 2016, according to the latest Shipping Confidence Survey from international accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
HMM Toils to Cut Charter Rates to Avoid Going Bust1 year 2 months ago
Added: Mar 25, 2016 08:01
Struggling South Korean shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) will have to ensure lower charter rates with ship owners so as to avoid bankruptcy. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Oil tankers race around Latam to deliver first U.S. crude to Japan1 year 2 months ago
Added: Mar 25, 2016 07:49
Two oil tankers are racing toward the southern tip of Argentina in a bid to be the first to ship U.S. crude to Japan since a longstanding ban was lifted late last year. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Fincantieri starts construction of the third of six cruise ships for Viking Ocean Cruises1 year 2 months ago
Added: Mar 25, 2016 07:40
“Viking Sky”, the third of six cruise ships Viking Ocean Cruises has ordered from Fincantieri, has been launched at the shipyard in Ancona. Interior fittings will now begin, leading the vessel to its delivery, scheduled in February 2017, the company said in its press release. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
DNV GL at CMA Shipping -- What's Next for LNG1 year 2 months ago
Added: Mar 25, 2016 07:24
In a presentation at CMA Shipping 2016 in Connecticut Dr. Gerd-Michael Würsig, Business Director LNG fuelled ships at DNV GL -- Maritime, looked at some of the current issues in the LNG industry and provided an overview of what DNV GL is doing to support growth in this segment. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Reacting to Regulatory Systems and Change: ISPS to be discussed at International Port Security 20161 year 2 months ago
Added: Mar 24, 2016 12:42
SMi Group reports: SMi’s 7th annual International Port Security will return to London on the 1st-2nd June. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Rolls-Royce Reveals the Bridge of the Future, Ashore1 year 2 months ago
Added: Mar 24, 2016 08:08
This week, Rolls-Royce published a digital depiction of a land-based control center that the firm suggests could be used to remotely monitor and control unmanned, autonomous cargo vessels. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Hapag-Lloyd sees better market, lower costs boosting 2016 EBIT1 year 2 months ago
Added: Mar 24, 2016 08:01
German container shipping group Hapag-Lloyd said it expected a clear increase in operating profit (EBIT) this year thanks to a market recovery, ongoing synergies from its merger with Chilean sector peer CSAV and cost-cutting programmes. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Panama Canal Inaugurates Scale Model Training Facility, Announces Expansion Inauguration Date1 year 2 months ago
Added: Mar 24, 2016 07:50
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced today that the Panama Canal Expansion will be officially inaugurated on Sunday, June 26, 2016. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Exxon Mobil must allow climate change vote: SEC1 year 2 months ago
Added: Mar 24, 2016 07:34
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has ruled Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) must include a climate change resolution on its annual shareholder proxy, a defeat for the world's largest publicly traded oil producer, which had argued it already provides adequate carbon disclosures. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Panama Canal Announces Draft Restrictions Due to Drought1 year 2 months ago
Added: Mar 23, 2016 07:55
The measures have been planned due to drought caused by El Niño. During an El Niño year, the pattern of rainfall changes in many areas; in Panama, it has triggered a drought in the Canal's watershed, causing the water levels of Gatun and Alhajuela Lakes to fall substantially below their average for this time of year. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
DP World Eyes Piece of Russian Novorossiysk Container Terminal1 year 2 months ago
Added: Mar 23, 2016 07:52
Dubai-headquartered port and terminal operator DP World and Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) have reached an agreement with Russian transportation company Delo Group to buy a 49% stake in the country’s Novorossiysk container terminal NUTEP, according to Russian RIA Federal Press. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Robot boat takes itself to sea1 year 2 months ago
Added: Mar 23, 2016 07:49
A new 'intelligent' robotic boat designed by Exeter researchers made its maiden voyage this week. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Grounded Bulker in Oregon Has "Significant" Damage1 year 2 months ago
Added: Mar 23, 2016 07:24
The U.S. Coast Guard's Thirteenth District has released results of a damage assessment for the grounded bulker Sparna, showing significant damage to the vessel's hull. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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