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DP World Profit Up 22%

  Global marine terminal operator DP World today announced strong financial results from its global portfolio of marine terminals for the six months to 30 June 2015,

Panama Canal Suspends Draft Restriction

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has lifted scheduled vessel draft restrictions brought on by lingering draught conditions in the region.   The ACP had previously set restrictions of 11.

Carnival Ramping Up in New Orleans

Carnival on track for record year from Port of New Orleans in 2015; expects to embark 3 millionth passenger post-Katrina next year   New Orleans’ number one cruise

Three More Workboats for Jordan

Sanmar Shipyards delivered three more vessels to the Aqaba Port Marine Services Company (APMSCO) for the Sheikh Subah Al Ahmad Al Subah LNG terminal at Aqaba, Jordan.

Glencore Books 6 mln bbls North Sea Forties in September

Swiss trader Glencore has provisionally booked three supertankers to load 6 million barrels of North Sea Forties crude for South Korea in September, according to shipping data and traders.

Dutch Green Ports to be Model for Turkey

 Netherlands will be a model for Turkey’s ports within an environmentally-friendly Green Port implementation, says Daily News.   Port of Amsterdam and Dutch officials

Bollore Bags Contract for Kribi Container Port

 France's Bollore-led consortium has been awarded the contract to develop and operate a container terminal in Cameroon's deep-water port of Kribi, says a report in Reuters.

Maersk Group Optimistic on $4Bln Profit Target

 AP Moeller Maersk Group has continued to fix its eyes on its forecast of a $4 billion profit for 2015, despite the challenges it is facing in its operating environment, according to Thisday Live.

North Korean Black-listed Ships in Russia

 North Korean vessels owned by Ocean Maritime Management (OMM) have been seen using Russian ports, says the NK News vessel tracker.   OMM was sanctioned for its

New London Cruise Terminal Gets Green Signal

 London Mayor Boris Johnson gave final approval to build a new cruise terminal on the Thames River at Greenwich.   The terminal, to be located at Enderby Wharf,

Port of Long Beach Names HR Director

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners on Monday selected veteran human resources executive Louis Gutierrez as the port’s Managing Director of Human Resources and Team Development.

Odfjell Reports Best Quarter Since 2008

In what it is calling its best quarterly performance since third quarter 2008, the Odfjell Group for the second quarter of 2015 reported net results of $7 million.

Standards Tighten for Supplying Seafarer Food in Mombasa

Accreditation to international quality standards in the supply of food and drink to ships is becoming essential to do business, says Mohammed Muses, Managing Director

Damen Delivers Ice Class Tug to Lithuania

The Damen Shipyards Group has delivered an ASD Tug 2810 ICE to Klasco Towage Assistance, an affiliate of Klaipeda Stevedoring Company (KLASCO). The largest tugboat

DP World H1 Earnings Jump, Mulls Iran launch

DP World may launch operations in Iran, the company's chairman said on Thursday, as the global ports operator reported a jump in half-year earnings after buying assets from its parent company.

RoRo Operations Start at APM Terminals Pipavav

  APM Terminals Pipavav (Gujarat Pipavav Port Ltd) and NYK Auto Logistics (India) today announced the commencement of RORO operations at Pipavav Port. Ford Motors

Break Bulk in Rotterdam on the Way Up

  The opening of a new break bulk terminal is one of the many developments and investments in the break bulk sector in the port of Rotterdam; a sector that has

Cosco Pacific Profits up 12%

 Major terminal operator Cosco Pacific has reported a 12% on-year increase in net profits for the first half of this year to nearly $164.4m on good cost control

MPA Rewarded for Green Practices

 The Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) clinched top honours at this year's Singapore Environmental Achievement Awards.   MPA has won two of the three titles given to the sector,

MPA Fines Unlicensed Bunker Supplier

 The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has fined JL Petroleum for supplying marine fuel in the world’s largest bunkering hub without a valid license.

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