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March 28, 2017 9:40 PM ET

Silver Lining for the Multipurpose Shipping Market

 Following another poor year for multipurpose shipping with further erosion of rates making it the worst market in over 10 years, signs of recovery are now evident with momentum expected to build over the next few years, according to the latest Multipurpose

March 28, 2017 9:40 PM ET

World's Largest Containership MOL Triumph Delivered

 Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) announced that the world's largest containership, MOL Triumph was delivered from Samsung Heavy Industries on March 27, 2017.   MOL's newest vessel, the first of a fleet of six 20,000 TEU-class containerships for the company,

March 28, 2017 9:39 PM ET

Navy's Top Officer Visits Naval Station Rota

 Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Steven Giordano visited Naval Station Rota, March 27 and 28.  During their time in Rota, Richardson and Giordono visited the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer,

March 28, 2017 9:39 PM ET

DNV GL launches “Twisties” to Improve Offshore Wind Logistics

 DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, has launched a revolutionary new joint industry project (JIP) to develop a Recommended Practice intended to de-risk the adoption of “Twisties” and demonstrate the unitisation of wind project cargo.

March 28, 2017 9:38 PM ET

Navy on the Record Response to Andrew Greene Reporting

 Recent reporting by the ABC that “Navy's largest ships unable to join Cyclone Debbie emergency response amid engine troubles” is misleading, said TW Barrett, AO, CSC, Vice Admiral, RAN, Chief of Navy.  To assert, as the ABC did in its reporting that

March 28, 2017 9:37 PM ET

JNPT Gets Radiological Detection Equipment at Exit Gates

 The Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) in Mumbai has become the first major port in the country to install radiological detection equipment (RDE) at all its exit road and rail gates.   An official press release said the Marine Department of the port

March 28, 2017 9:37 PM ET

Successful Project to Address Marine Bio-invasions Concludes

 A decade-long project to promote implementation of an international treaty stemming the transfer of potentially invasive species in ships’ ballast water has reached a successful conclusion at a meeting of stakeholders from Governments, industry and UN bodies.

March 28, 2017 9:36 PM ET

Model Training for Watch-Keepers

 Nine officers from HMAS Sirius have attended a three-day course at Port Ash Ship Handling Training and Research Centre recently to improve their mariner skills.  The centre, which is two hours north of Sydney, uses model ships on a man-made lake to teach ship control at low speeds in open,

March 28, 2017 5:22 PM ET

Doyle Votes in Favor of Maersk/MSC/HMM Strategic Cooperation Agreement

Carriers are integral to the supply chain; shippers should review their options with all ocean carriers Commissioner William P. Doyle of the Federal Maritime Commission issued the following statement today, Agreement to go into effect March 30, 2017.

March 28, 2017 5:00 PM ET

China-bound Norwegian Joy Sets Sail

 Norwegian Joy, Norwegian Cruise Line’s first custom-designed ship for the Chinese cruise market, began her journey to her home port of Shanghai, China this week, as she departed the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany on Sunday, March 26 for

March 28, 2017 4:52 PM ET

Inert Gas Systems Produces Significant Fuel Savings

The Alfa Laval Automatic Fuel Efficiency Module (AFEM) is a new modification for reducing the fuel consumption of Alfa Laval Smit Combustion inert gas systems. It does so by ensuring the inert gas that keeps cargo safe during offloading is only generated in the exact amounts required.

March 28, 2017 3:59 PM ET

The (Really) Big Lift

Cranes: much more than just critical equipment.  At ZPMC, it means the supply chain itself.   In post-Panamax world – that is to say one which includes an expanded, deepened and improved Panama Canal – there are many layers to the logistics onion.

March 28, 2017 3:45 PM ET

Cabotage Rules Changes Proposed

On January 18, 2017, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) proposed in its Customs Bulletin & Decisions newsletter a significant change to the U.S. cabotage rules. For many years, use of non-coastwise-qualified vessels in the transportation of

March 28, 2017 3:33 PM ET

Simulation: The Centre for Marine Simulation

The Centre for Marine Simulation, The Marine Institute of Memorial University 155 Ridge Road St. John’s , Newfoundland Labrador, Canada  Tel: (709) 778-0305 Email: Director: Captain Chris Hearn   Overview CMS operates

March 28, 2017 3:07 PM ET

Future Care CEO Discusses Tele-medicine for Maritime

 Future Care, Inc. CEO Christina DeSimone presented at this year’s CMA Shipping 2017 Conference, held in Stamford, Conn., where she discussed the mitigation of crewmember medical claims utilizing innovative techniques, such as Tele-Medical Physician

March 28, 2017 11:09 AM ET

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March 28, 2017 10:59 AM ET

Hapag Lloyd-UASC Merger Hits Snags

A merger of Hapag-Lloyd and United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) has hit a snag, with the German shipping line and some banks seeking assurances that UASC's top shareholder Qatar remain committed to the deal for the long term, sources say. Hapag Lloyd

March 28, 2017 10:26 AM ET

The Switch Returns to Profitability

Advanced drive train technology specialist The Switch said it has seen a sharp jump in growth over last year, increasing its net sales from $43 million to more than $78 million, and returning to profitability after several years of losses.    “The

March 28, 2017 10:16 AM ET

Baltic Index Streaks to Highest Level since 2014

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, continued its gaining streak on Tuesday with a fresh more-than-two-year high, driven by strong demand for large iron ore vessels. The overall index,

March 28, 2017 9:48 AM ET

Ocean RIG Files for Bankruptcy Protection in US

Rig contractor Ocean RIG UDW Inc filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy protection in a U.S. court amid a deep and prolonged downturn in the industry. Shares of the company plunged 36.4 percent to 46 cents in early trading on Tuesday. The Cyprus-based company, which had $3.

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