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CMA CGM Backs Down from Mega-Ship Deployment to Asia-US Trade5 days 0 hours ago
Added: Apr 25, 2016 06:52
French container shipping company CMA CGM has decided to delay its deployment of 18,000 TEU mega-ships on the trade between Asia and the US West Coast, which was planned for the end of May. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Panama Canal to hold draw to select first vessel to transit 26 June2 days 21 hours ago
Added: Apr 27, 2016 09:34
The Panama Canal plans to hold a draw on April 29 to choose the first vessel which will transit through the expanded canal upon its inauguration on June 26. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Maersk Starts Direct Service to Cuba2 days 21 hours ago
Added: Apr 27, 2016 09:18
Maersk Line marked the introduction of its first direct service from Northern Europe to Cuba on Friday April 22 when a 2,556 TEU container vessel arrived in the Port of Mariel, located 50 kilometers (30 miles) from the country’s capital, Havana. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Aegean Shipping Orders Four Aframaxes5 days 0 hours ago
Added: Apr 25, 2016 06:54
Greece’s Aegean Shipping Management has placed an order for four Aframax tankers at Chinese shipbuilder COSCO (Zhoushan), according to Asiasis. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
El Faro's Voyage Data Recorder Found2 days 22 hours ago
Added: Apr 27, 2016 08:29
The voyage data recorder from the cargo ship El Faro, which sank in October during a hurricane off the Bahamas, was located on Tuesday in 15,000 feet (4,600 meters) of water, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Piracy: Violent Attacks on the Increase1 day 23 hours ago
Added: Apr 28, 2016 07:21
As piracy on the world’s seas continues to fall, new figures from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) highlight growing violence off the coast of West Africa, where 44 seafarers have been captured so far this year. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Six Turkish crew freed two weeks after kidnap by pirates off Nigeria: lawyer2 days 21 hours ago
Added: Apr 27, 2016 09:25
Six Turkish crew members of Malta-flagged tanker MT Puli who were kidnapped by pirates over two weeks ago while sailing off Port Harcourt, Nigeria have been... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
South Korea’s Biggest Shipbuilders Still in the Lead2 days 0 hours ago
Added: Apr 28, 2016 07:10
Despite the historically low level of newbuilding orders seen in 2015, and a continued weak ordering streak in 2016, the South Korea’s three largest shipbuilders, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, Hyundai Heavy Industries, and Samsung Heavy Industries, still hold the largest... Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
IMO Restricts Sewage Discharge in Baltic Sea4 days 0 hours ago
Added: Apr 26, 2016 07:12
In addition to new provisions on fuel efficiency reporting and an update on ballast water management rules, the IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee meeting last week also took action on sewage discharge in the Baltic Sea. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Venezuela runs up $1 billion debt for late shipping containers4 days 0 hours ago
Added: Apr 26, 2016 07:09
Venezuelan state agencies have run up close to $1 billion (695 million pounds) in debts with shipping firms due to delays in returning containers, potentially boosting the cost of importing staple goods as the country struggles with product shortages and an economic crisis. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Colombo sets sights on doubling box volume to 10 million TEU by 20205 days 0 hours ago
Added: Apr 25, 2016 06:49
SRI LANKA's Colombo port authority (SLPA) is looking to grow its container handling volumes by developing the East Terminal, scheduled to open by April 2017, to facilitate its goal of handling 10 million TEU by 2020. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
First American LNG Shipment to Europe Reaches Port2 days 0 hours ago
Added: Apr 28, 2016 06:56
This week, the LNG Carrier Creole Spirit arrived in the port of Sines, Portugal, carrying the first shipment of American LNG from Cheniere's Sabine Pass facility to reach Europe. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Scorpio Tankers Reaches 1st Quarter Forecasts1 day 23 hours ago
Added: Apr 28, 2016 07:18
Monaco-based tanker owner Scorpio Tankers has seen its net income for the first quarter of 2016 drop to USD 28 million, in line with forecasts, compared to a net income of USD 40.7 million reported in the corresponding period in 2015. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Shell Cancels FLNG Order23 hours 33 minutes ago
Added: Apr 29, 2016 07:40
Samsung Heavy Industries has revealed that Shell cancelled a multi-billion order for three floating LNG (FLNG) units this week. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
AET signs agreement to acquire 100% of Paramount Tankers5 days 0 hours ago
Added: Apr 25, 2016 06:44
AET has agreed to purchase the remaining 50% of Paramount Tankers that it currently jointly owns (under a 50/50 joint venture agreement) with Golden Energy Tanker Holdings. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Navig8 Product Tankers Secures Loan for 4 Newbuilds3 days 23 hours ago
Added: Apr 26, 2016 07:14
Shipping company Navig8 Product Tankers Inc. has entered into a USD 130.3 million senior secured credit facility agreement for post-delivery financing for four 74,000 DWT LR1 product tankers. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
London Container Terminal and Grangemouth Container Terminal offer weighing solution for exporters23 hours 48 minutes ago
Added: Apr 29, 2016 07:25
Forth Ports has confirmed this week that, through significant investment in its straddle carrier fleet and IT development, the company will offer shippers a solution to determine the VGM (Verified Gross Mass) of export containers arriving at its terminals in Tilbury and Grangemouth, ensuring compliance with the updated provisions of SOLAS VI (Safety of Life at Sea). Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Cefor: More Insurance Claims on Chinese-Built Ships4 days 0 hours ago
Added: Apr 26, 2016 06:48
The Nordic Association of Marine Insurers, or Cefor, has released its 2015 report on trends in marine insurance, and in its opening section, the association chose to highlight a trend of relatively high rates of hull & machinery claims for Chinese-built ships. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
ECSA looks forward to the improvement of the shipping conditions in the Arctic23 hours 28 minutes ago
Added: Apr 29, 2016 07:45
European shipowners believe that the three priority areas of the new EU Arctic Policy Communication published by the Commission this week address all topical Arctic matters. Climate change and environment, sustainable development and international cooperation in the Arctic are equally important. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
Encouraging Start of the Year for DP World23 hours 36 minutes ago
Added: Apr 29, 2016 07:37
Dubai’s port and terminal operator DP World closed the first quarter of this year with 15.5 million TEUs handled across its global portfolio of container terminals, with gross container volumes growing by 3.7% on a reported basis. Read more
Source: Maritime Connector
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