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Grounded Giant Chinese Boxship Freed

One of the world's largest container ships has been freed from a mud bank after running aground almost a week ago near Germany's largest port of Hamburg, German authorities said on Tuesday.

Allianz, BofA Invest in U.S. Wind Farms

Marks first wind investment by Allianz in USA; combined volume at more than 600 mln euros. Allianz and Bank of America are investing in two onshore wind parks developed by French utility EDF,

Glencore to Lift Iranian Fuel Oil at Bandar Mahshahr

Anglo-Swiss commodity trader Glencore has chartered a ship to load Iranian fuel oil at the Iranian port of Bandar Mahshahr in a move that signals the return of

Boxship Aground Near Port of Hamburg

A Chinese container ship that is one of the world's largest has run aground on the river Elbe near Germany's largest port Hamburg but shipping to the harbour continues as normal,

North P&I Club Retains S&P A Rating

Ratings agency Standard and Poor’s (S&P) has given North P&I Club an ‘A’ financial strength rating and stable outlook for the 12th consecutive year, and increased

Distressed Freighter Could Ground if Salvage Fails

A stricken cargo ship drifting on its side off the French Atlantic coast will run aground in southwest France if a renewed attempt to tow it to port fails on Monday, a French maritime official said.

Listing Freighter Drifts Towards French Coastline

A crippled cargo ship was drifting slowly towards the French Atlantic coast on Friday as rescue teams struggled to board the distressed vessel. The Modern Express,

Fate of Past Oyster Reef Projects Unknown

The settlement of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill fines — the largest pollution penalty in history — will bring an unprecedented opportunity to spend

Insurance Snags May Impede Iran Oil Exports

Efforts by Iran to start exporting oil to Europe are being held up as foreign tanker owners are still struggling to secure insurance for cargoes, leading shipping players said on Tuesday.

P&I Clubs Warns: Potentially Lethal Refrigeraton Gas Risks

The 175 million GT, ‘A’ rated North P&I Club has joined forces with the Shipowners’ Club to publish a technical loss prevention briefing on

MSC Monica Refloated

 Panama-flagged container ship MSC Monica, which ran aground on the St. Lawrence River near Saint-Laurent, Quebec city, Canada on January 22, was refloated,

UK P&I Club Appoints Singapore Regional Advisor

The UK P&I Club announced the appointment of Mr Lee Wai Pong, who is joining the UK P&I Club in Singapore as a Regional Advisor.   Wai Pong is a qualified Master Mariner,

UK P&I Club Aids ‘Wellness at Sea’ Program

The UK P&I Club announced it will be supporting the Sailors’ Society Emotional Wellness training module within its Wellness at Sea coaching program.   The training,

North P&I Publishes Loss Prevention Guide on Bulk Cargoes

The 175 million GT, ‘A’ rated North P&I Club has published a major new guide for the international shipping industry on how to reduce losses when carrying bulk cargoes by sea.

Shipowners Advised on Managing the Cost of US Healthcare

When a crew member, passenger or other maritime worker onboard a ship falls ill or is injured, the cost of treatment is difficult to predict. The quality of care

Japan to Employ Sovereign Insurance for Iranian Imports

Japanese buyers of Iranian crude will have to keep using special sovereign shipping insurance to import oil for the foreseeable future, despite the lifting of sanctions against Tehran,

Fire Hampers Ops at Brazil's Santos Port

Trucks carrying commodities and other exports were unable to reach the Guaruja side of Brazil's largest Port of Santos on Friday, a day after containers holding

LOC Launches Hull and Machinery Service

International marine and engineering consultancy LOC has launched a new Hull and Machinery (H&M) service, to be offered group-wide with specialist support from LOC’s main offices in London,

NTSB Releases El Faro Images & Video

Subsea images and video released as part of NTSB public docket on investigation into the sinking of U.S. cargo ship El Faro. Underwater video and images of the

California Vessel Response Plans Altered

Steamship Mutual advises that beginning January 1, 2016 Marine Spill Response Corporation (MSRC) will no longer provide California Shoreline Protection (CASP) and

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