• Canada to Aid Developing Nations Fight Climate Change

    Nov 28, 2015 | 06:32 am

    Canada will provide aid to developing countries to combat climate change, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Friday ahead of talks on global warming,

  • Sandra Weakens to Tropical Storm off Mexico's Coast

    Nov 28, 2015 | 06:29 am

    Hurricane Sandra weakened to a tropical storm on Friday and was expected to continue losing strength as it approached Mexico's Pacific coast, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

  • Gates to Launch Mega Clean Tech Initiative

    Nov 28, 2015 | 06:26 am

    Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates will launch a multi-billion-dollar clean energy research and development initiative on Monday, the opening day of the U.N. climate change summit in Paris,

  • Lighter, Longer-lasting Laminate from Dimension-Polyant

    Nov 28, 2015 | 06:23 am

    Dimension-Polyant, part of the DEUTSCHE YACHTEN working group, has developed a longer-lasting but lighter surface laminate for the discerning owner and skipper,

  • Extended Warranty from Yanmar for Sailboat Engines

    Nov 28, 2015 | 06:20 am

    Yanmar Marine International B.V. has introduced an extended 3 years’ period of YANMAR Limited Warranty for Sailboat Engine Models. This extended warranty of

  • Damen Marine Components Opens Jiangyin Plant

    Nov 28, 2015 | 06:14 am

    Damen Marine Components (DMC) is proud to announce the opening of its brand new facility in Jiangyin, China.Those present at the opening ceremony included CEO

  • Groundbreaking Ceremony for Seaspan's Vancouver Office

    Nov 28, 2015 | 06:10 am

    Seaspan hosted a groundbreaking ceremony today to announce it has officially started construction on a new head office in North Vancouver.The 7,800 square metre (84,

  • Rates, Fees of Danish Maritime Authority to be Revised

    Nov 28, 2015 | 06:06 am

    A number of fee rates within the Danish Maritime Authority's area will be changed from 2016. The price schedule is available from the webpage of the Danish Maritime Authority.

  • Fugro's Havila Harmony to join MH370 Search

    Nov 28, 2015 | 06:02 am

    Fugro is providing an additional vessel, the Havila Harmony, to join the search for the missing flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean. From the 93-metre multi-role vessel,

  • Statoil Picks MacGregor Mooring Systems for Hywind

    Nov 28, 2015 | 05:58 am

    MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won an order for substructure connection mooring systems for the world's first floating offshore wind farm: Statoil's Hywind pilot park in Scotland.

  • DBR: Dalian calling

    Nov 26, 2015 | 22:10 pm

    Dalian Jifa Bohai Rim Container Lines (DBR), an affiliate company of Dalian Port Group, is looking to further expand its business with eyes on the international market. The company mainly operates feeder shipping services in the Bohai Rim region. It also provides international feeder services to Japanese ports including Hakata, Moji, Nakanoseiki. Dalian Port, an […]

  • Titan takes on the contradictions

    Nov 26, 2015 | 04:58 am

    The Port of London Authority had a conundrum: they needed a vessel with a big pull yet shallow depth, packing heavy lift equipment while subject to air draft restrictions, capable of meeting fast running tides but still efficient enough for general use.

  • 24 hours in a liferaft

    Nov 25, 2015 | 11:28 am

    Twelve brave volunteers from Maersk Training in Newcastle, UK took part in a gruellingly physical and mental challenge by spending 24 hours at sea in a small life raft.

  • Vesper releases new AIS transponder

    Nov 25, 2015 | 10:49 am

    New Zealand-based manufacturing company, Vesper Marine, has released a new Class B AIS, the XB-6000.

  • Alaska buys out TransCanada’s share of LNG project

    Nov 25, 2015 | 08:31 am

    The US state of Alaska has made a .6m deal to buy out TransCanada’s stake in the Alaska LNG project which would transport natural gas by pipeline to a coastal liquefied natural gas (LNG) conversion and export plant at Nikiski. The shipment of LNG by sea is expected to be a boom business in coming […]

  • Jotron equips survival expedition

    Nov 25, 2015 | 07:33 am

    Norwegian communications expert, Jotron AS, has equipped the two balsa rafts taking part in the Kon-Tiki2 survival and science expedition.

  • Tender tracker from Furuno

    Nov 25, 2015 | 06:43 am

    Carnival Cruise Line is installing a tender tracker developed by Japanese marine electronics giant Furuno on several of its cruise ships. Tender trackers are not new but this new Furuno developed system takes tracking one stage further by incorporating a degree of control, communication and monitoring that goes way beyond what normal trackers can offer.

  • Danelec approval

    Nov 25, 2015 | 06:33 am

    Denmark-headquartered marine electronics company Danelec Marine has announced that classification society DNV GL has awarded a type approval certificate with EU Wheelmark designation for the new DM800 ECDIS G2 series Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS).

  • Barcelona refurbishment

    Nov 25, 2015 | 06:21 am

    Almarin, a Spanish manufacturer of Marine Aids to Navigation, has carried out the design, supply and installation of three lantern rooms with their respective domes for the Port of Barcelona, Spain.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Leviathans at the gates: container minnows beware

    Nov 10, 2015 | 03:21 am

    The last months of 2015 are confirming what everybody has long sensed, but hated to admit: the rates are not going to come back up this year and early in 2016. The Asia-to-Europe trade lane, where most of the mammoth ULCVs are being thrown into the rotations, is forcing the rates near US,000, nowhere near […]

  • How many directorships? A modern day conundrum

    Nov 8, 2015 | 19:01 pm

    With the current company reporting season in full swing I have been encouraged by the degree to which shareholders are becoming more vocal and less accepting of company boards decision making. Indicators are that we see a more frequent voting down of executive remuneration and the non-return of directors up for re-election. This raises the […]

  • Industry shows no surprise to Maersk lay-offs, lay-ups and cost cutting

    Nov 4, 2015 | 14:31 pm

    First came the 0m profit warning. “The container shipping market has deteriorated beyond the group’s expectations,” Maersk groaned on October 23. Then came the news that one of Maersk Line’s 18,000-teu Triple-E containerships had been laid up. And today the Maersk Group announced 4,000 redundancies, plus another 200 and further lay-ups at Maersk Supply Service, […]


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