• Euronav appoints new chairman as Livanos and Saverys step down

    Nov 30, 2015 | 03:32 am

    Antwerp-headquartered tanker giant Euronav has announced that the board has appointed Carl Steen as chairman, following the resignation of chairman Peter Livanos and vice-chairman Marc Saverys. The appointment will take effect on December 3. Carl Steen served as the head of shipping, oil services and international division of Nordea Bank, leaving in 2011, and has […]

  • Why shipping is a third-world industry

    Nov 30, 2015 | 03:16 am

    You may recall a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen in which a young and vain emperor is persuaded into buying from two confidence tricksters a suit of clothes that are “invisible to anyone who is unfit for their position or just hopelessly stupid”. When the emperor is dressed by the charlatans in the wonderful […]

  • DOF sells Skandi Protector to Oz

    Nov 30, 2015 | 02:46 am

    Norway’s DOF Subsea has sold construction support vessel  to the Australian government, the second vessel the company has sold to Australian authorities. DOF said that delivery of the 2007-built vessel is scheduled for the first quarter of 2016. The ship served under contract with Australian authorities from 2010 through to the end of 2015, and has since operated […]

  • Shipping emissions 17% of global CO2

    Nov 30, 2015 | 02:14 am

    Shipping could be responsible for 17% of global CO2 emissions in 2050 if left unregulated, according to a new scientific study conducted by European Parliament

  • Tankers Versus Bulkers

    Nov 30, 2015 | 02:13 am

    It’s now more than a year since the tanker market took off. In mid-2014 tanker earnings picked up and since then have been in the -,000/day range, says a Clarksons study.

  • PCC Fleet Gowth Decelerates

    Nov 30, 2015 | 02:12 am

    Last year PCC (Pure Car Carrier, including Pure Car & Truck Carrier) sector demand growth appeared to have stalled, and the indicators suggest that there hasn’t

  • Bunker Fuel Market Poised 460 million tons by 2020

    Nov 30, 2015 | 02:10 am

    Transparency Market Research launched its latest study on the global bunker fuel market, in terms of revenue and volume. The report predicts that the global

  • Russian tanker runs aground off Nevelsk

    Nov 30, 2015 | 01:05 am

    Russian oil tanker  has run aground after hitting a reef near the port city of Nevelsk on Russia’s Sakhalin Island on Sunday. The vessel, which is owned by Russian company DV Akvatoria, was carrying 786 tons of fuel oil and diesel fuel. The tank on the ship was damaged and spilled oil, with cleanup operations […]

  • Cybercrime and shipping: the facts

    Nov 29, 2015 | 23:44 pm

    Does the industry have the tools to combat this rising scourge? Peter Armstrong, executive director – cyber, for the Willis Group, writes exclusively for Splash. How serious a threat to shipping is cybercrime? The aviation sector’s exposure to the global cyber threat was laid bare by the recent acts of a ‘white-hat’ hacker, who apparently […]

  • European development bank hands Cypriot manager Interorient .4m loan

    Nov 29, 2015 | 22:34 pm

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing Cyprus-headquartered Interorient Shipmanagement a .4m loan to assist the company’s expansion. EBRD said that Interorient is planning to expand its managed fleet through a series of investments which will enhance the company’s ability to increase its client base. Themis Papadopoulos, CEO of Interorient Shipmanagement, commented: […]

  • Maersk and Guangdong Yudean set up China tug joint venture

    Nov 29, 2015 | 22:18 pm

    Guangdong Yudean Shipping, the shipping unit of state run power company Guangdong Yudean Group, has announced that it has signed a framework agreement with Maersk Group to jointly operate a tug business in Guangdong. Few details were given, however Guangdong Yudean said the agreement will help integrate its tugboat assets and further expand its business. […]

  • Sainty Marine and Precious Shipping head to arbitration over cancellations

    Nov 29, 2015 | 21:51 pm

    Sainty Marine has announced that it has gone into arbitration with Thai owner Precious Shipping over the cancelling of two 64,000dwt bulkers from the shipyard by Precious. Precious Shipping cancelled the two vessels in November and claimed the vessels didn’t meet the specified fuel consumption standards and had high temperature problems at the stern shaft. […]

  • Marintec China: Slowdown not in evidence as show grows 14%

    Nov 29, 2015 | 21:31 pm

    Shanghai: The final big shipping show of the year launches tomorrow in Shanghai, and by big, we mean gigantic. Outside of Hamburg’s SMM, there is no larger maritime exhibition than Marintec China – foot ache is unavoidable as visitors stagger kilometer after kilometer through eight giant exhibition halls. Indeed, for all the talk of a […]

  • Handy specialist Tan Binh in for another

    Nov 29, 2015 | 20:52 pm

    Brokers link Tan Binh Shipping to the purchase of the 13-year-old, 29,887 dwt for .6m, a price that appears high as VesselsValue.com gives the ship a market value of .51m. Tan Binh, which lists close to 15 ships on its site, is one of many active Vietnamese buyers taking on a steady stream of elderly ships […]

  • Euroseas Sells C/V Marinos

    Nov 29, 2015 | 06:32 am

    Euroseas Ltd.  an owner and operator of drybulk and container carrier vessels and provider of seaborne transportation for drybulk and containerized cargoes,

  • Bill on Danish Maritime Planning Submitted

    Nov 29, 2015 | 06:28 am

    The bill is to form the basis of a maritime planning act intended to promote economic growth and development of sea areas. The Danish Maritime Authority is to head the work.

  • Plans to Create Rio Doce Fund

    Nov 29, 2015 | 06:26 am

    Vale and BHP Billiton announced today plans to work together, with Samarco, to establish a voluntary, non-profit fund to support the rescue and recuperation of the Rio Doce river system,

  • 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 […]



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