• Singapore extends competition exemptions for liner shipping agreements

    Nov 25, 2015 | 04:58 am

    Singapore’s Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) is to extend the block exemption order (BEO) for liner shipping agreements (LSAs) for another five years until December 31, 2020. The BEO exempts liner shipping agreements from the prohibition against anti-competitive agreements included in Singapore’s Competition Act, provided certain conditions and obligations are fulfilled. The exemptions include […]

  • Petronas Gas awards contract for new export terminal scraper station

    Nov 25, 2015 | 04:37 am

    Petronas Gas has issued a letter of award to Barakah Offshore Petroleum’s subsidiary PBJV Group for the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) of its new export terminal scraper station in Kemaman, Terengganu, Malaysia. The one-year contract is valued at RM12.3m (.92m) and commenced on November 6 for expiry on December 6, 2016. The new […]

  • Greek shipping rocked by mass exodus to Cyprus

    Nov 25, 2015 | 03:47 am

    With shipping hubs the world over sending officials to Athens to persuade the nation’s shipowners to relocate in the wake of the ongoing financial crisis in the Mediterranean nation, one country seems to be winning the hearts and minds of the world’s top shipowning nation. At least 42 Greek shipping firms have emigrated to Cyprus […]

  • Faststream: Unemployed seafarers likely in 2016

    Nov 25, 2015 | 03:39 am

    London: Mark Charman is uniquely well-placed to give readers a glimpse of what next year holds for the shipping and offshore markets. As ceo of recruitment group Faststream he’s able to assess the mood of the industry ahead of time via the ebbs and flows of people moving to different jobs. Here’s one bold prediction […]

  • SeaEnergy exits shipmanagement

    Nov 25, 2015 | 03:10 am

    SeaEnergy says it will exit shipmanagement in order to focus more on its core business, and has issued a profit warning in light of sustained low oil prices and reducing operating budgets among oil and gas companies. “SeaEnergy has now handed over operational responsibility for the ships previously under management and expects to have completed […]

  • Reefer runs aground in the Bosporus, narrowly misses hitting petrol station

    Nov 25, 2015 | 02:58 am

    Last night the reefership  ran aground in the Bosporus near Kirecburnu on the western bank. The ship failed to respond to traffic control calls prior to the grounding. It came perilously close to plowing into a petrol station on the shore after its rudder failed. AIS data shows the vessel has since not moved. It […]

  • MMC moves for Northport

    Nov 25, 2015 | 02:38 am

    MMC Corp, the operators of two key ports in Malaysia, has moved to takeover another one. MMC is increasing its stake in NCB Holdings, following overwhelming shareholder approval today, with a view to taking over the company which controls Northport in Port Klang. MMC already operates Johor Port and the Port of Tanjung Pelepas. The […]

  • Hague Court Begins Hearing On South China Sea Issue

    Nov 25, 2015 | 02:25 am

    A United Nations arbitral tribunal in The Hague heard some of the Philippines’ territorial claims over the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea on Tuesday.

  • Swan Energy to Invest 5 mln for FSRU Terminal

    Nov 25, 2015 | 02:24 am

    Swan Energy Limited will invest around Rs. 5,600 crore (5 mln) towards setting up of Jafrabad LNG Port project in Gujarat with one jetty-moored Floating, Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU).

  • 5 P&O Cruise Ship Meet in Sydney

    Nov 25, 2015 | 02:23 am

    Sydney is the stage for the biggest get-together of a fleet of cruise ships ever seen in the Harbour city.  Five P&O cruise ships have created a V-formation

  • Alaska buys TransCanada AK LNG stake

    Nov 25, 2015 | 02:22 am

    The State of Alaska has finalised a deal with TransCanada to buy out the pipeline company's share in the proposed Alaska liquefied natural gas export project for nearly US million.

  • Crane collapses at Vietnamese port

    Nov 25, 2015 | 02:15 am

    Emergency teams have been working throughout the day to free workers who were trapped when a port crane collapsed late last night at Tan Thuan Port in Ho Chi Minh City. The number of fatalities and injured people remains unknown. The crane collapsed at 23.30 hrs last night while offloading cargo from a Vietnam Ocean […]

  • Unique offloads two

    Nov 25, 2015 | 00:43 am

    Hong Kong’s Unique Shipping has been busy this week pruning its fleet. The privately held firm run by the Cheng company has sold the 16-year-old  MR product tanker to Greece’s Ocean Gold for around m, sources tell Splash as well as the 13-year-old Japanese-built 176,347 dwt Unique Brilliance capesize to unspecified Greek buyers for .5m. […]

  • Poles accused of bribery in escalating Port of Tallinn scandal

    Nov 25, 2015 | 00:22 am

    Estonian authorities are investigating a bribery scandal linking Polish shipbuilders with the Port of Tallinn. The Estonian Prosecutor General’s Office has filed allegationss against two managers of a Polish shipbuilding company as part of a corruption investigation relating to the state owned company Port of Tallinn. “Two people in management positions with the Polish shipbuilding […]

  • When Conducting Investigations Consider 'Privileges'

    Nov 24, 2015 | 16:11 pm

    Whether voluntarily or as required by the International Safety Management Code, the American Waterways Operators’ (AWO) Responsible Carrier Program, or some other rule or regulation,

  • Fincantieri Launches Nuclear Waste Vessel for Russia

    Nov 24, 2015 | 16:02 pm

    New semisubmersible floating platform will be used to transport special material decommissioned by the Russian Navy  Itarus, the new semisubmersible floating

  • Ballast Water Management in the Field Put to the Test

    Nov 24, 2015 | 15:53 pm

    Turner Designs, along with scientists from around the world participated in a research cruise aboard the RV Meteor, a vessel owned by the Federal Republic of Germany

  • High-tech lightweight load lugger

    Nov 24, 2015 | 11:56 am

    A Sloveian company, Hovercraft, has developed type of inflatable boat that could provide a new concept for transporting contractors' equipment and for flood rescue. The use of inflatable panels in the construction of the Ferryboat makes the structure extremely light and portable yet in its inflated form is can transport vehicles and small construction items such as tractors and excavators.

  • Multiple steerable propeller contract

    Nov 24, 2015 | 11:39 am

    Rolls-Royce has signed a contract for the delivery of 12 azimuth thrusters to Sanmar Shipyard in Turkey, with an option for an additional 30 units.

  • Polar research ship contract for Cammell Laird

    Nov 24, 2015 | 10:31 am

    British shipyard Cammell Laird has won a contract to build a new £200m polar research ship.

  • Deep Green turbine

    Nov 24, 2015 | 07:26 am

    German propulsion and tidal turbine specialist Schottel hydro has announced that it will deliver a customized turbine solution for Deep Green, an underwater kite construction from the Swedish company Minesto in 2016.

  • Bomb scare at Limassol port

    Nov 24, 2015 | 02:53 am

    Police combed through Limassol port yesterday after a bomb threat was made in the morning. No explosive device was found and operations quickly resumed as normal. A phone call was made at about 09.30 hrs to transport police by someone who spoke broken English, police said. The call comes at a time when police and […]

  • Strikes to stall container terminals at Rotterdam Port

    Nov 24, 2015 | 02:38 am

    Strikes will be held at three major container terminals at the port of Rotterdam, after the FNV Havens union voted to hold a series of walkouts in protest to possible redundancies. The Europe Container Terminals (ECT), APM Terminals (AMPT) and Rotterdam World Gateway (RWG) facilities will see a series of 24-hour strikes for three days in […]

  • Pelindo II outlines port development plans for 2016

    Nov 24, 2015 | 01:20 am

    State port operator PT Pelabuhan Indonesia (Pelindo II) will build two new ports next year and upgrade Cirebon Port in West Java. The new ports will be in Sorong, West Papua, and in Kijing, West Kalimantan. Pelindo II currently manages 12 ports in 10 provinces. Kijing will be a 1m teu boxport plus it will […]

  • A hospital in a box

    Nov 23, 2015 | 12:13 pm

    Germany’s ELA Container Offshore has delivered its first mobile MEDICBox, otherwise known as ‘a hospital in a box’, to the offshore windfarm industry.

  • Milestone reached in engineering project

    Nov 23, 2015 | 11:37 am

    New engineering methods are being used to cut costs and provide safer navigation. The developments have come about through collaboration between aids to navigation supplier Hydrosphere and ABP Southampton which manages and maintains the navigation lights and buoys in Southampton Water, UK and its approaches.

  • Germans order another eco-ferry

    Nov 23, 2015 | 11:28 am

    The focus is on safety and the environment in the design and operation of a second island ferry just ordered to Germany’s stringent ‘Blauer Engel’ standards from Neptun Werft in Rostock.

  • Hamburg creates more space for big ships

    Nov 23, 2015 | 11:16 am

    Already well advanced in the heart of Europe’s second biggest port – Hamburg - are extensive works to improve accessibility and manoeuverability for big container and cruise ships.

  • Inflatable landing craft

    Nov 23, 2015 | 07:34 am

    Exhibited at Seawork International 2015 by the UK’s Henshaw Inflatables was this capable looking small inflatable landing craft, ideal for a vast range of duties from rescue services to ultra shallow draft load carrying in near shore marine civils projects.

  • Five-engined FSV

    Nov 23, 2015 | 06:31 am

    The US division of naval architects Incat Crowther has announced the delivery of ‘Alya McCall’, the first vessel in a fleet of new class monohull Fast Support Vessels (FSV) for Seacor Marine.

  • Wanjiang Logistics involved in .44bn trading fraud

    Nov 22, 2015 | 23:15 pm

    Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) has publicly denounced Wanjiang Logistics (formerly Wuhu Port Group), a major port operator and commodity trader on Yangtze River, for making several false trades in 2012 and 2013 in order to increase revenue in its annual financial report. According to a release by SSE, Wanjiang Logistics made false transactions with a […]

  • Puma Energy opens two new tank terminals in Mozambique

    Nov 19, 2015 | 07:50 am

    Puma Energy has offically opened two new terminals in Mozambique for bitumen and fuel, which make Puma’s existing Matola facility the company’s second biggest in Africa with total storage capacity of 275,500m³. The two new tank terminals were inaugurated today by His Excellency Dr Pedro Conceição Couto, Mozambique’s minister of energy and natural resources. The […]

  • Bladerunner vision

    Nov 18, 2015 | 21:04 pm

    Singapore’s new terminal in Tuas will be revolutionary in its use of technology. Fifteen years from now Singapore’s port sound like it’ll resemble a Ridley Scott movie, drones flying around the place, and driverless trucks delivering containers to and fro. Much of the details of this Bladerunner-esque landscape have been revealed in recent months as […]

  • For those in peril

    Nov 11, 2015 | 20:35 pm

    In the world of modern communications, we have come to expect constant contact, or at least prompt information. So the report that communication was lost with the ill-fated El Faro at some point before it sank raises the question of whether and how contact with a ship in distress can be maintained. Shortly before the […]

  • Liner heavyweights enter the ring for NOL crown

    Nov 11, 2015 | 20:15 pm

    One thing we can say about Neptune Orient Lines’ (NOL) likely winning suitor is they have blue hulls. My take is NOL, majority held by Singaporean sovereign wealth fund Temasek, is looking for a bidding war and while two bidders – Maersk and CMA CGM – are not bad, it was probably looking for more […]