Bulk Carrier Trends

Stena Bulk Joins World Ocean Council

Stena Bulk reports it is the first Swedish shipping company to join the World Ocean Council (WOC), a global organization that converges a diverse range of maritime

BMT Supports Samalaju Port Development

BMT subsidiaries in the Asia-Pacific region have been awarded a contract to provide design expertise for an advanced bulk-material handling system for the emerging port of Samalaju in East Malaysia.

DNV GL Examines Container and Bulk Shipping Trends

DNV GL’s latest Container Ship Forum and Bulk Carrier Forum looked at a broad spectrum of topics including environmental regulations, trends in ship design as well as the new DNV GL rule set.

56 Countries Seek Carbon Capture Incentives

Fiscal incentives for carbon capture should be part of the global climate change agreement that replaces the Kyoto Protocol, 56 countries belonging to the U.N.

Thompson Joins Rand Logistics’ Board of Directors

Rand Logistics, Inc. announced that its board of directors has appointed Kirk Thompson as a Class II director. Thompson, the current chairman of the board of JB Hunt Transport Services Inc.

Ferus Smit to Launch Newbuild Bulk Carrier

Ferus Smit will launch newbuild general bulk cargo vessel Arklow Brave on Friday, December 12, in Westerbroek.   Arklow Brave is the fifth vessel in a series

India Seeks Private Cash for Intermodal Bridge

Rail system needs more tracks and wagons; Not enough coal gets from port to power stations. India is targeting up to $1 billion of private investment by 2017

Ice to Close Upper Mississippi from Nov. 20

The shipping season on the upper Mississippi River will end on Thursday as ice surrounding locks and dams near Minnesota's Twin Cities forced the earliest winter

Mombasa's 2014 Port Cargo to Soar 14 pct

East Africa's biggest port, Mombasa, expects to handle at least 14 percent more cargo this year, helped by its expanded capacity and a marketing drive, its management said on Thursday.

Great Lakes Coal Up 9% in October

Shipments from Lake Erie nearly double that of a year ago Coal shipments on the Great Lakes topped 3 million tons in October, an increase of 9 percent compared to a year ago,

MES Delivers "Eco Friendly" Bulk Carrier

M.V. Hanjin Chiba -- 7th Ship of the New Generation Eco-Ship “Mitsui neo56” -- 56,000 DWT Type Bulk Carrier Delivered Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.

Dryships Achieves Refinance of 5% Convertible Notes

  DryShips Inc. global provider of marine transportation services for drybulk and petroleum cargoes, and through its majority owned subsidiary, Ocean Rig UDW Inc.

ClassNK-NAPA GREEN Wins IBJ Awards

  Vessel performance monitoring and optimization solution ClassNK-NAPA GREEN was named the maritime industry’s top IT system by earning the IT Solutions Award

Bruyninckx Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Eddy Bruyninckx, CEO of Antwerp Port Authority, was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award on Monday at a ceremony in Rotterdam. The distinction forms part

Stolt-Nielsen Initiates Shares Buyback Program

Stolt-Nielsen Limited’s board of directors has resolved to initiate a buyback program to purchase up to $50 million worth of its common shares, the company announced today.

Genco Names Wobensmith President

Genco Shipping & Trading Limited (OTCBB: GSKNF) has announced that John C. Wobensmith, the company's CFO has been appointed as President effective December 19, 2014.

Mariner Medevaced from Bulker near Alaska

A U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) helicopter crew medevaced a mariner from a 623-foot bulk carrier located approximately 75 miles southeast of Cold Bay, Alaska, Sunday.

China Ponders Cutting Coal Export Tax

China, the world's top producer and consumer of coal, is considering a proposal to cut coal export taxes to 3 percent from the current 10 percent as part of broader efforts to help local miners,

Great Lakes Limestone Rally Continues

The Great Lakes limestone trade racked up its fifth straight month of increases over the corresponding period last year in October, Lake Carriers’ Association reported.

Egypt Woos Investors for Coal-Fired Power Plants

Egypt is in talks with several big investors about building coal-fired power plants as it works to diversify its sources of generation amid the country's worst energy crisis in decades,

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