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SAAM SMIT Towage Brazil Signs on with Helm

Helm Operations has signed on Brazilian harbor services company SAAM SMIT Towage to its Helm Marine Operations software to manage its billing and dispatch.    SAAM

First Ocean Vessel of 2015 Arrives at Port of Indiana

Northwest Indiana celebrates opening of gateway to global markets   The arrival of the 655-foot bulk carrier M/V Irma at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor signals

Risk & Reputation in the age of Disruption

Risks faced by today’s global businesses represent a combination of traditional concerns and newer threats that reflect changing times. The 2015 Allianz Risk Barometer,

ExxonMobil President Seeks Swift Action on US LNG Exports

The United States is at risk of losing economic opportunity and the ability to solidify its role as a global leader in energy production unless the government moves

Cargo Ferry Project Moves Transport from Road to Sea

A new competitive and eco-friendly maritime transport concept, the Cargo Ferry project, was presented in Oslo today. The result of more than two years of work,

Kongsberg Simulators to Enhance GoM Offshore Training

‘Fideicomiso de Formación y Capacitación para el Personal de la Marina Mercante Nacional’ (FIDENA), on behalf of Mexico’s Secretariat of Communications and Transportation

Braemar Appoints Lewis as Director, Ports & Harbors

Braemar SA (Incorporating The Salvage Association) has appointed Tim Lewis to the newly created position of director for ports and harbors.    Lewis holds a masters

APL, MOL, NYK Launch Joint Service

APL, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) have together launched a new joint service between trading hubs in Asia and ports in Mexico, Colombia and Panama.

HK Dockers Threaten to Strike Over Wages

 The Hong Kong Dockers Union has threatened industrial action - that may involve a strike - if operators continue to ignore their demand for a 8.5-percent wage increase this year.

Main Sea Freight Index at Baltic Exchange Raises

 The main sea freight index at Baltic Exchange for ships carrying dry bulk commodities rose further on Friday mostly on higher capesize rates. The index tracks

U.S. Ports Expands to be with Panama’s $5 Billion Canal Upgrade

 A report in the USA Today says that the U.S. ports are busy deepening harbors and building bigger terminals to draw the bigger ships. Across the USA, public ports

Rotterdam and Singapore Ports' Pact on Research

 The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)  and the Port of Rotterdam Authority have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to exchange information

Greek Capesize and Maersk Boxship Mishap in Suez Canal

 The Danish container ship Susan Maersk has collided with the container ship Margret Oldendorff flying the Libyan flag.   The 347 meter long, 110387 dwt container

2 Damen Tugs for KOTUG’s European Harbor Towage

  Damen Shipyards Group delivered two sister tugs ATD 2412 ‘ZP Bison’ and ‘ZP Bear’ to strengthen KOTUG’s European Harbour Towage. On April 8th 2015, the sister

NCSP Group Cargo Traffic Up 6% in Q1 2015

  Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port Group (NCSP Group or the Group) (LSE: NCSP, Moscow Exchange: NMTP) reports that Group’s consolidated cargo turnover in Q1 2015 increased by 2 million tonnes or 6.

'Make in India’ - the Newbuzzword in Indian Shipping Sector

 The Prime Minister Narendra Modi's  'Make in India’ initiative offers a plethora of opportunities in the maritime sector, particularly in shipbuilding, with the

Halifax Cruise Ship Season Delayed

 Halifax's first scheduled cruise call for this year has been cancelled due to expected bad weather this weekend.   The Regal Princess, a vessel operated by Princess Cruises,

Arctic Offshore Rig Gets USCG Escort

U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) crews escorted heavy lift ship Blue Marlin as it toted a controversial 38,000-metric-ton drilling rig into Port Angeles, Wash., Friday. Blue Marlin,

Icebreakers Ordered for Neft’s Novy Port Project

Aker Arctic’s icebreaker design selected for Gazprom Neft’s Novy Port project   Aker Arctic and Vyborg Shipyard have confirmed a contract for the design of two

Collins Named Port of Seattle’s Public Affairs Director

Port of Seattle CEO Ted J. Fick has appointed Julie Collins as a member of the Port’s executive team, effective May 1.   As senior director of public affairs,

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