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Loophole Discovered in Ballast Water Convention5 years 1 month ago
Added: Jan 08, 2016 08:24
While making fleet plans for ship owners for retrofitting of ballast water management system, we came by this interesting dilemma regarding the implementation dates of the D-2 standard, following Assembly Resolution A.1088 (28) dated January 28, 2014. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Crystal Serenity 2017 voyages reposition to North & South America5 years 1 month ago
Added: Jan 08, 2016 08:09
Crystal Cruises has announced that it will reposition one of its luxury ocean vessels in 2017, unveiling a new line-up of itineraries. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
International Unions Keeping Close Watch on Australia’s MV Portland Dispute 5 years 1 month ago
Added: Jan 08, 2016 07:59
The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and its affiliated unions are keeping a close eye on the MV Portland dispute in south-eastern Australia, with key international unions now backing the local campaign to protect jobs. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Container shipping lines returning to Iran tread cautiously5 years 1 month ago
Added: Jan 08, 2016 07:50
The world's second biggest container shipping line, MSC, has become the latest firm to resume direct services to Iran, although trade remains cautious as Western sanctions are still in place and regional tensions escalate. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Republicans seek more naval resources amid South China Sea dispute5 years 1 month ago
Added: Jan 08, 2016 07:42
Tension over the South China Sea highlights the need for the United States to maintain a strong Navy to serve as a deterrent, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday, criticizing the Obama administration for proposals he said would reduce the U.S. naval fleet. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Drydocks World celebrates five star grading from British Safety Council5 years 1 month ago
Added: Jan 07, 2016 08:09
Drydocks World, the international service provider to the shipping, offshore, oil, gas and energy sectors, has received a five star rating from the British Safety Council for Occupational Health and Safety. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
CASCADe Project Develops New Ship Bridge Designs5 years 1 month ago
Added: Jan 07, 2016 07:57
CASCADe, a three-year, EU-funded project, which is coming to a close, this month has developed new methodologies in which information is shared and displayed on a ship’s bridge, helping to improve efficiency on board and contribute towards the prevention of accidents at sea. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Icelandic cargo ship catches fire as approaches Port of Immingham5 years 1 month ago
Added: Jan 07, 2016 07:49
An Icelandic cargo ship yesterday caught fire just 11 nautical miles from the Port of Immingham. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
UASC’s Record Breaking Load Enters DP World London Gateway5 years 1 month ago
Added: Jan 07, 2016 07:30
One of the world’s largest container ships, Al Muraykh, carrying a recorded 18,601 TEU docked at DP World London Gateway Port. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Star Bulk announces agreement to sell four capesize vessels for $148 million 5 years 1 month ago
Added: Jan 05, 2016 08:39
Star Bulk Carriers Corp. a global shipping company providing transportation solutions in the dry bulk sector, today announced that it has entered into agreements to sell four newbuilding Capesize vessels under construction in China to unaffiliated third parties, for an aggregate gross price of $148 million. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Cruises in 2016: A ship-shape year of bigger, more innovative launches5 years 1 month ago
Added: Jan 05, 2016 07:51
Last year ended with the launch of the third largest cruise ship in the world, Norwegian Escape. It was a year in which six new ships, including the biggest for the UK market, Britannia, set sail, increasing cruise passenger capacity by a total of 15,700. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Shipping Industry's Own Cyber Security Guidelines Released5 years 1 month ago
Added: Jan 05, 2016 07:45
BIMCO, together with other leading shipping organisations, has today launched a set of guidelines to help the global shipping industry prevent major safety, environmental and commercial issues that could result from a cyber incident onboard a ship. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Panama Canal’s Expansion Deadline Pushed to May 20165 years 1 month ago
Added: Jan 05, 2016 07:36
The long-awaited Panama Canal expansion project has now been given a new deadline for May 2016 after major delays and expensive overruns, according to Panama’s President Juan Carlos Varela. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Virginia and Cuba to sign port agreement, look to expand trade5 years 1 month ago
Added: Jan 05, 2016 07:28
Virginia's port authority will become the first U.S. port operator to sign a cooperation agreement with its Cuban counterpart, in an effort to increase trade and establish direct service with Cuba, Virginia's governor said. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Carnival's Newbuilds Focus on Asian Tourism5 years 1 month ago
Added: Jan 04, 2016 07:53
Carnival Corporation has signed an agreement with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri to build four new cruise ships with final contracts expected to be executed in 2016. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Details of China's New Aircraft Carrier Revealed5 years 1 month ago
Added: Jan 04, 2016 07:47
Chinese officials have confirmed the construction of a new aircraft carrier for the nation’s navy, saying it’s going to be specifically designed for Chinese needs and will be significantly different to China’s first aircraft carrier, Liaoning. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
South Korea Sets Up $1.2 Billion Shipping Fund5 years 1 month ago
Added: Jan 04, 2016 07:38
The South Korean government has announced a $1.2 billion ship investment fund to support the nation’s struggling shipping industry. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
US Ships First Oil After 40-Year-Long Export Ban5 years 1 month ago
Added: Jan 04, 2016 07:31
The first export cargo of U.S.-produced crude oil has departed the port of Corpus Christi on board Theo T crude oil tanker in less than two weeks since the lifting of the 40-year export ban. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Samudera Sells Tanker Duo5 years 1 month ago
Added: Dec 30, 2015 12:00
Singapore-based Samudera Shipping Line Limited has sold two of its oil tankers, namely, Sinar Tokyo and Sinar Bukom to PT Samudera Energi Tangguh, a subsidiary of PT Samudera Indonesia Tangguh. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
India: LNG to replace diesel for inland navigation5 years 1 month ago
Added: Dec 30, 2015 11:58
Seeking to reduce India's carbon footprints, the Centre has decided to switch over from diesel to relatively less polluting Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a fuel for vessels in the inland navigation system. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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