July 30, 2016 5:25 AM ET
This week, containership fleet capacity has passed the 20 million TEU mark, another milestone in the rapid rise to prominence of the sector, according to Clarksons Research.
Down the years, much of the capacity expansion has been driven by the delivery
July 30, 2016 5:25 AM ET
Moody's Investors Service says lackluster global growth, weak commodity prices, high capital expenditure commitments and a liner industry struggling with overcapacity is testing the resilience of Asian port operators.
"While the rated port operators
July 30, 2016 5:23 AM ET
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the Marine Department of Malaysia (MDM) conducted a joint chemical spill exercise at sea along the East Johor Straits to test the Joint Emergency Response Plan (ERP) for chemical spill incidents
July 30, 2016 5:22 AM ET
CMA CGM is revamping it MGE service becoming the MED AMERICAS, stand-alone CMA CGM service with dedicated fleet of 11 vessels of 2,500 TEU, in a continuous effort to improve service coverage, frequency and reliability.
Starting with m/v POMERENIA SKY voy.
July 30, 2016 5:21 AM ET
Further progress towards identifying and designating Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas (PSSAs) in south-east Asia has been made during a regional meeting in Lombok, Indonesia (27-28 July).
Some 30 participants from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines,
July 30, 2016 5:20 AM ET
An International Maritime Organization (IMO)-led workshop in Maputo, Mozambique is supporting countries in south-eastern Africa in implementing the STCW (Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping ) Convention, which establishes international standards for training,
July 30, 2016 5:18 AM ET
During the last year, China’s “teapot” refiners are helping to boost China’s crude import demand and their influence is expanding, says Clarkson Research Services.
Chinese crude oil imports have historically been dominated by a handful of state-owned companies.
July 30, 2016 5:17 AM ET
Alibra Shipping Research Weekly Market Report takes a look on current market scene of bulk carriers.
For a little while now, the story has been “Now’s a great time to buy bulk carriers, asset prices are low…” We’re cautious of following the herd
July 29, 2016 5:09 PM ET
In June 2016 Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc. of Bayou La Batre, Ala. delivered the M/V Marty Cullinan, a 120’ towboat with a retractable pilot house, to its home port of New Orleans, La. This is the latest delivery of many to Florida Marine Transporters by
July 29, 2016 5:00 PM ET
The first liquefied natural gas vessel from the lower 48 U.S. states is on its way to China, according to a Reuters interactive map on Friday, the latest sign that the expanded Panama Canal is allowing U.S. exports to reach the world's top LNG buyers in Asia.
July 29, 2016 4:56 PM ET
The North Carolina Department of Transportation recently took delivery of a new, fully customized cutter suction dredge, which it christened the Dredge Manteo in a ceremony held April 28, 2016, at the at the NCDOT State Shipyard in Manns Harbor, N.C.
July 29, 2016 2:09 PM ET
1846 - During the Mexican-American War, a detachment of Marines and Sailors, led by Arm. Col. John C. Fremont from the sloop USS Cyane, commanded by Cmdr. Samuel F. DuPont, lands and takes possession of San Diego and raises the U.S. flag.
1898 - During the Spanish-American War,
July 29, 2016 1:25 PM ET
Singapore oilfield services company Swiber Holdings Ltd said on Friday it has applied to place itself under judicial management instead of liquidation.
Swiber shocked markets earlier this week by filing for liquidation, as it faced hundreds of million of dollars in debt and a decline in orders,
July 29, 2016 1:24 PM ET
Libyan oil exports from closed ports should resume in no more than one to two weeks after a deal was signed between the government and an armed brigade controlling the terminals, President Council member Mousa Alkouni told Reuters on Friday.
"I think the resumption depends now on technical part.
July 29, 2016 1:12 PM ET
U.S. drillers this week added oil rigs for a fifth consecutive week, Baker Hughes Inc said on Friday, but the oilfield services provider and some analysts cast doubts on a substantial recovery in drilling this year with crude prices heading for their biggest monthly loss in a year.
July 29, 2016 9:40 AM ET
Global Maritime Consultancy & Engineering has introduced a new set of policies and procedures to support its Dynamic Positioning (DP) activities. The new procedures will ensure continued excellence and consistency across all Global Maritime’s global DP operations.
July 29, 2016 9:04 AM ET
Elomatic Ltd and Deltamarin Ltd have signed a tri-party engineering contract with shipbuilder MV Werften for the design of Star Cruises’ new Global Class “mega passenger ship,” which, once completed, will be the largest passenger vessel ever built in Germany.
July 29, 2016 8:42 AM ET
Cancelled order part of Statoil's Bressay project.
South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co Ltd on Friday said a 1.58 trillion won ($1.41 billion) order placed in 2013 for a fixed oil production platform has been cancelled.
July 29, 2016 8:33 AM ET
MidEast, West Africa rates hit 11-month low.
Freight rates for very large crude carriers (VLCCs), which hit an 11-month low this week, could slide further next week amid a seasonal slowdown exacerbated by strong vessel supply, shipping executives said.
July 29, 2016 8:06 AM ET
Freight rates for shipping containers from ports in Asia to Northern Europe jumped 58 percent to $1,125 per 20-foot container (TEU) in the week ending Friday, a person with access to data from the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index told Reuters.