2014 Maritime News

Evergreen Naming Ceremony for EVER LUNAR

Dec 26, 2014

Evergreen Group held the naming ceremony for EVER LUNAR today, the seventh of its L-type vessels to be built by CSBC Corporation in Taiwan. The ceremony, which was officiated by Ms.

1,250 Migrants Rescued in Mediterranean over Christmas

Dec 26, 2014

Nearly 1,250 migrants have been rescued in the Mediterranean over the Christmas period and five bodies have been recovered, Italian officials said on Friday. The

Doubts Linger Over Chinese-backed Nicaragua Canal

Dec 26, 2014

When one of the poorest countries in the Americas and a little-known Chinese businessman said they planned to undertake one of the biggest engineering projects in history,

ACP Receives $740 mln in Cost Overrun Claims

Dec 26, 2014

The consortium working on the extensive Panama Canal expansion has submitted two new claims for cost overruns of almost $740 million, the canal administrator said on Friday.

Rescue Boat Davits Rely on Cranston Hooks

Dec 26, 2014

When Coastal Marine Equipment expanded into the rescue boat davit market, it didn't have to search too far to find the best hook to complement its product. Delta

Oil Rising as Libyan Output Slumps

Dec 26, 2014

Oil rose further above $60 a barrel on Friday as unrest in Libya cut supplies, offsetting a growing supply glut in top consumer the United States and weak imports by Japan.

Saudi Spending Heavily in 2015 Despite Oil Prices

Dec 26, 2014

Saudi Arabia will lift state spending to a record in its 2015 budget while covering a deficit with its huge fiscal reserves, the government said, providing the

McHardy Joins UTEC StarNet

Dec 26, 2014

UTEC StarNet a division of global offshore survey company UTEC has strengthened its UK team with a key appointment. Colin McHardy has joined the management team

Hundreds Killed in Libya, Crisis Deepens

Dec 26, 2014

Armed groups carry out executions, torture; hospitals shelled, humanitarian crisis grows. Hundreds of civilians in Libya have been killed in fighting since late August,

Romania Reconnects Reactor to Grid

Dec 26, 2014

Romanian state-owned power producer Nuclearelectrica reconnected its second nuclear reactor to the national grid early on Friday after fixing a technical glitch, it said in a statement.

Providence, RI sues Petrobras

Dec 26, 2014

The U.S. city of Providence, Rhode Island, is suing Brazil's state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA and some of its executives for bond losses stemming from

Es Sider Port Oil Tanks On Fire

Dec 26, 2014

A fire at an oil storage tank at Libya's Es Sider oil port has spread to two more tanks, officials said on Friday. The first oil tank was hit during clashes

Oil slides, Brent tests $60

Dec 26, 2014

  Global oil markets fell again on Wednesday in holiday-thin trade, extending more than a week of see-saw volatility as traders jousted over whether a growing supply glut had been fully priced in.

USCG Rescues Man Stranded in Bahamas

Dec 26, 2014

  A man who was stranded on an island in the Bahamas for five days is safe after the Coast Guard rescued him Thursday afternoon. Rescued was Andrew Black, Bahamian national, 55-years old.

DFDS Logistics starts Germany - Norway Service

Dec 26, 2014

  The 29th of December 2014 DFDS Logistics will have the 1st sailing on the new route from Northern Germany to Norway. The loop of the new route will be Oslo-Halden-Bremerhaven-Hamburg-Oslo.

7th World Travel Award for DP World

Dec 26, 2014

  DP World’s Mina Rashid port has successfully defended its title as the World’s Leading Cruise Port, for the seventh consecutive year, at the prestigious World Travel Awards 2014.

BW Offshore Gets FPSO Umuroa Lease Extended

Dec 26, 2014

  BW Offshore has received a one year contract extension for the lease and operation of the FPSO Umuroa. The FPSO is operating on the Umuroa field offshore New Zealand for AWE.

WESMAR Bow Thruster Integrate Safety

Dec 26, 2014

  “The WESMAR thruster works really well. It turns the boat on a dime,” says Wylie Sacks of Pembroke Pines, Florida, who with his son, ‘Vinnie,’ a 100-ton licensed captain,

Gazprom Boosts Moscow Electricity Supply

Dec 26, 2014

A new combined cycle gas turbine unit (PGU-420) with a capacity of 420 MW was commissioned today at CHPP-16 of Mosenergo in Moscow. Taking part in the event were Alexey Miller,

APM & NYK Plan RoRo facility at Pipavav

Dec 26, 2014

  APM Terminals operated Gujarat Pipavav Port Ltd (APM Terminals Pipavav) and NYK Auto Logistics (India) today announced setting up of a dedicated automobile yard (RoRo) at Pipavav Port.

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