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Seanergy Enters Time Charter Agreement

Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp.  has entered into a new time charter agreement for one of its Supramax vessels. The M/V Davakis G., a 54,051 Supramax dry bulk carrier built in 2008, has entered into a time charter agreement for a period of about twelve to about eighteen months at a gross charter rate of $14,500 per day with a first class charterer. The charter will commence following the completion of the M/V Davakis G.’s current voyage. As a result of this new time charter agreement, the company has now secured 93% of its ownership days for 2011, 64% for 2012 and 24% for 2013, based on the latest redelivery date of the charter party agreements.


TEN Announces New Time Charter for the Aframax Olympia

Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (TEN) announced a new time-charter contract for the Aframax Olympia with a major European charterer. The two-year contract begins in November 2003 upon the expiration of Olympia's current contract. The rate obtained for the new time charter will positively impact earnings. "TEN remains committed to securing attractive, long-term charters that will provide a steady and predictable flow of earnings and strengthen its balance sheet," stated Nikolas P


Bush to speak at Coast Guard graduation Ceremony

President Bush will give three commencement addresses this year, including a speech on May 23 at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, reported the New Times Live. The White House announced that Bush also will speak on April 28 on the Kendall Campus of Miami Dade College in Miami, Fla. And on May 11, the president will speak at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa. The president of the college, Jim Towey, is the former director of Bush’s Office of Faith-Based and Community


New Time for Coast Guard Cutters' Change of Homeport Ceremony

The change-of-homeport ceremony for two Coast Guard cutters moving to Kittery, Maine, has been rescheduled for 11 a.m. Sept. 27, at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. The time of the ceremony was originally slated for 10 a.m. The Coast Guard cutters Tahoma and Campbell will be joining the Coast Guard Cutter Reliance already homeported in Kittery.


Seanergy Enters Three Time Charters

Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. announced today that it has entered into new time charter agreements for one of its Panamax vessels and two of its Capesize vessels. The M/V BET Intruder, a 69,235 dwt Panamax dry bulk carrier built in 1993, has entered into a time charter agreement for a period of about eleven to about thirteen months at a gross charter rate of $12,250 per day. The charter will commence after the completion of the M/V BET Intruder’s current trip.


Navios Maritime Announces Sasada as COO

Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. a large, global, vertically integrated seaborne shipping company, announced today that Sasada has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of Navios Corporation. Sasada began his shipping career in 1981 in Japan with Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOSK), as a salesmen. Sasada subsequently worked in the tramp section in Mitsui's bulk carrier division overseeing operations and chartering of approximately 30 Handysize vessels


ABB Wins $23 Million Orders for 14 Containerships

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Power and automation technology group ABB won two orders in the third quarter to provide the waste heat recovery systems, each powered by a power turbine generator (PTG), for 14 new 8,800 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) container vessels. The first seven post-panamax vessels will be built at Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co. Ltd., (DSIC) and the other seven vessels at New Times Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., for China International Marine Containers Group Co. and Mediterranean Shipping Co. S


Overseas Shipholding to Sell Tankers

Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. has agreed to sell two of its oldest Aframaxes (the 1993-built Overseas Keymar and the 1994-built Pacific Sapphire) and one of its oldest VLCCs (the 1996-built Majestic Unity) for net proceeds of approximately $168 million. The proceeds will be used to fund the recently announced newbuild program of four Aframax tankers that are being built at the New Times Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. shipyard in Jinjiang, China. The new 114,000 dwt 44-meter beam


Latest Global Shipbuilding Orders

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Clarkson Hellas S+P Weekly bulletin reports a relatively active week of newbuildings, with a notable number of new orders, although none in the tankship market. Dry bulk carrier sector: In particular this week Clarkson Hellas has seen further ordering in the mid‐sized dry sector and very much focussed on Ultramax. Starting with the larger sizes, Great Eastern Shipping of India were reported to have placed an order for two firm 81,600 DWT Kamsarmax at Tsuneishi Cebu


Agencies Respond to Freight Ship Spilling Oil

The Coast Guard and O'Brien's Response Management are responding to oil which is leaking from the motor vessel Pac Alkaid, which is anchored 10 miles southeast of Southwest Pass near Venice, La.   The Pac Alkaid reported the discharge to the Coast Guard at approximately 2 a.m. Oct. 30, when it was anchored five miles southeast of Southwest Pass. Winds and currents pushed the oil to the northwest on Oct. 30, which caused a sheen to wash up against the rocks of the Southwest Pass jetty


MacGregor Wins Big Deck Equipment Order

the comprehensive order package includes  MacGregor VDF electric cranes  which are accurate and energy efficient in operation and can save up to 35% of energy

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured deck equipment contract for a series of eight 58,500 dwt bulk carriers under construction at New Times Shipbuilding in China. The vessels are being built for Lemissoler Navigation (Front Marine), based in Cyprus


China Shipbuilders to Forefront in Active Dry Bulk Sector

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Another week of ordering across the sizes in the dry bulk market, say Clarkson Hellas in their latest S+P Weekly Bulletin, with orders to report from Ultramax up to Capesizes vessels. Large-size bulk carriers Beihai are understood to have taken an order for one firm plus one option 250


Direct Kiel-Duisburg Rail Link to Open

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The Port of Kiel is getting an additional direct intermodal train service. From February 3, 2014, a complete block train will operate three times a week in both directions between the Port of Kiel and Duisburg. The trains are 490 meters long which means that 24 slots will be available per


JO Tankers Order 8 MR Product Tankers from China Shipyard

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JO Tankers has placed an order for eight 33.000 dwt stainless-steel chemical tankers at China’s New Times Shipbuilding, with deliveries scheduled for 2016 and 2017. The deal consists of firm and optional contracts. The new buildings will join Milestone Chemical Tankers – the jointly


Latest Global Shipbuilding Orders

Shipbuilding orders were rather less the past week, but there were notable contracts for specialised heavy-lift carriers from Chinese shipbuilders, according to the Clarkson Hellas S&P Weekly Bulletin round-up. Dry bulk carriers Limited ordering to report this week in dry say Clarkson


Latest Global Shipbuilding Orders

Despite the charter market continuing to support only modest returns, the newbuilding market has maintained strength on the back of historically low pricing levels, reports Clarkson Hellas S+P as follows: Dry bulk carriers The focus this week being on the Ultramax and Handysize sectors


Maersk Launches Quest for Oil Computer Game

Maersk is launching a new computer game called Quest for Oil. Maersk is taking the lead in an innovative way by using a video game to open up the oil business to everyone. Quest for Oil is the first game of its kind and with the convergence of forces


Sea Trial Success for Latest Thomas Gunn Voyager Service

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Thomas Gunn announced the results of sea trials of its new Voyager 4 onboard navigation data management system. The sea trials are the final stage in the development of the new service which will launch on May 1, 2013. The latest version will include global Navarea Warning information and


Norwegian Car Carrier Charter Fixed

NOCC Caspian: Photo credit Norwegian Car Carriers

Norwegian Car Carriers ASA announce a new time charter contract for their 'NOCC Caspian'. The company's 100% owned car carrier NOCC Caspian's charter is for a duration of about 12 months with commencement in early December 2012. The concluded time charter rate is higher than the rate on the


Tsakos Announces Time Charter Extension

Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (TEN or the “Company")(NYSE: TNP) announced a two-year time charter extension for the 2008 built, 105,392 dwt, double hull aframax tanker, Nippon Princess, with the same charterer, a state oil company.  


Time Charters for Two Global Ship Lease Containerships

Global Ship Lease, Inc. signs new time charters with CMA CGM for two 4,113 TEU containerships. The 1996-built Ville d'Aquarius and the 1997-built Ville d'Orion will be chartered for approximately eight months at a rate of $9,962 per vessel per day


Paragon Shipping Charters Out Two Bulk Carriers

Greece-based Paragon Shipping fix Panamax, Supramax, bulk carriers on time charter Paragon Shipping Inc. has signed fixed rate time charter agreements for two of its vessels,  M/V Diamond Seas and the M/V Sapphire Seas The M/V Diamond Seas, a 2001 built 74,274 dwt Panamax bulkcarrier


Chinese Shipyard Delivers Bulker to Paragon Shipping

Greek-based Paragon Shipping announce delivery of Its second 'Handysize' dry bulk carrier Paragon Shipping Inc. announce that it has taken delivery of the M/V Precious Seas, a 37,205 dwt Handysize vessel, from the Zhejiang Ouhua Shipbuilding Co. in China.


Chinese Shipyard Delivers Handysize Bulk Carrier to Greek Owners

Paragon Shipping has taken delivery of 37,293 dwt handysize bulker 'MV Prosperous Seas' from Zhejiang Ouhua Shipbuilding Co. China. The newly constructed vessel has been chartered out to Cargill International S.A. (the "Charterers") for a period of 23 to 26 months at a gross daily rate


RINA celebrates ties with China

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International certification, verification and ship classification company RINA is celebrating its ties with China on its 150th anniversary. It also took the opportunity to celebrate the ties between Italy and China on the 150th anniversary of Italian Unification.  


 
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