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March 3, 2015 9:14 AM ET

ICS: EU Must Act in Mediterranean Crisis

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) says EU Member States must act urgently to prevent the loss of thousands more lives, as the humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean Sea is spiralling out of control as hundreds of thousands

March 3, 2015 8:49 AM ET

Former BP Boss Browne is DEA Chairman

Lord John Browne heads DEA's supervisory board * LetterOne co-owners Fridman, Khan also join * Unit changes name to DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG FRANKFURT, March 3 (Reuters) - DEA, the oil and gas company that German utility RWE sold to Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman,

March 3, 2015 7:10 AM ET

Hike in Service Tax at Indian Ports

  The Indian Ministry of Finance has advised an increase in service tax and applicable at all ports. The effective date has not yet been announced. The rate of Service Tax will increase from 12% plus Education Cesses to 14%. The 'Education Cess'

March 3, 2015 6:57 AM ET

Wärtsilä BWM Systems for Chemical Tankers

  A series of eight new 33,000 DWT chemical tankers, currently under construction in Asia, will feature Wärtsilä Aquarius UV Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS) each of which is certified for explosion proof (EX) requirements. This means that the

March 3, 2015 6:57 AM ET

Vessels for the Future – New R&D Initiative

Looking ahead to 2020 and beyond, both maritime and inland waterways will be under ever increasing pressure, as we use them for transport, recreation and commercially. At European Shipping week, Dr Pierre C. Sames, Chairman of the European Research

March 3, 2015 6:50 AM ET

Navy Reserve Celebrates Centennial Anniversary

  Service members and civilians packed the Pentagon Library Conference Center for the Navy Reserve Centennial Kickoff Celebration March 2. Chief of Navy Reserve Vice Adm. Robin R. Braun delivered the opening remarks, commending Navy Reserve Sailors for being ready then,

March 3, 2015 6:48 AM ET

Ships to Declare Weapons at Egyptian Ports

  All ships calling at Egyptian Red Sea ports or transiting the Suez Canal must declare any weapons onboard to Safaga Port Authority. As per the Egyptian Maritime Security Committee ruling, such weapons must stored at the Safaga navy base. To date,

March 3, 2015 6:44 AM ET

Holland America Line Appoints Geivett as Director, Social Media

  Holland America Line has hired Kathryn Geivett as director, social media. In this capacity Geivett’s primary responsibility will be to drive, plan and oversee the execution of strategic social media and digital initiatives for the cruise line.   She will report to Mary Beth Wressell,

March 3, 2015 6:42 AM ET

BW LPG Exercises Purchase Option on Vermilion First

  BW LPG Limited exercises purchase option over Very Large Gas Carrier Vermilion First. The VLGC Vermilion First has been on a time charter with BW LPG since the acquisition of the charter from AP Moller-Maersk in 2013. The Vermilion First was built in 2010 at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries,

March 3, 2015 6:38 AM ET

Faster Rotterdam-St Petersburg Link

  The Rotterdam (Netherlands)-based neutral consolidator FPS Famous Pacific Shipping has launched a new, weekly ocean LCL service from Rotterdam to St Petersburg (Russia) and vice versa for general groupage cargo. The service provides an alternative to the traditional routing via Vilnius,

March 3, 2015 6:35 AM ET

“Bright Ideas” program - Ash Center - Harvard University

  The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, recognized the Port of Houston Partners in Maritime Education as part of the 2015 Bright Ideas program. This year's cohort includes

March 3, 2015 6:29 AM ET

MV Sheila Bordelon to be Christened

  Bordelon Marine is partnering with Susan G. Komen as part of its continuing relationship to christen the MV Shelia Bordelon on Friday, March 20th at Bordelon Marine Shipbuilders in Houma, LA. As part of its partnership Bordelon Marine will donate a portion of the profits from its ship,

March 2, 2015 11:20 PM ET

Green Groups Sue Port of Seattle

 A coalition of environmental groups has sued the Port of Seattle over a leasing agreement to host Shell Oil’s Arctic drilling fleet, claiming the deal was negotiated in secret and may pollute the port.   They argued that the port needed to allow more

March 2, 2015 11:18 PM ET

Lomar Adds Seven Container Ships to its Fleet

 Lomar Corporation, a Libra Group company, has again added to its fleet of container ships with the purchase of three vessels plus an order for up to four new buildings from the Yangzijiang Shipyard, says a company press release.   The new vessels

March 2, 2015 11:17 PM ET

25,000-TEU Ships Possible, Not Practical

 Maersk Line CEO Soren Skou said ships with capacities of 25,000 twenty-foot-equivalent units are possible but not practical today, and that he expects 18,000-19,000-TEU container ships to remain the largest afloat for years to come, according to a report in JOC.

March 2, 2015 11:16 PM ET

'K' Line to Shrink Container Fleet

 Japan's third-biggest shipping company Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha ('K' Line) plans to beef up its LNG and bulker vessels over the next four years, while downsizing its container shipping fleet.   The group plans to reduce its fleet of container ships from 70 to 61; however,

March 2, 2015 11:15 PM ET

Manila Port Congestion Eased: Palace

 Malacañang has declared that the congestion at the Port of Manila has been resolved, noting the various measures that the government and the private sector have implemented to address the problem.   Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said the

March 2, 2015 11:14 PM ET

Indonesia: Port Operation to Go Online in September

 The Indonesian government is expected to start operation of a new online system at the country’s four major ports in September this year.   The operation of the long awaited Inaportnet system, which will allow traders to request clearances and permits

March 2, 2015 11:11 PM ET

Indian Navy to Buy 50 Ship Borne Drones

 Seeking to enhance its surveillance capabilities on its warships, the Indian Navy (IN) has now announced a global competition for procuring ‘Ship-Borne Unmanned Aerial Vehicles’ (UAV) that can augment various patrolling and search-related tactics on its vessels.

March 2, 2015 5:22 PM ET

Canadian Navy Delays Opening of Arctic Facility

Canada's military has again delayed the opening of a major new Arctic port, a sign the government is struggling to assert sovereignty over a remote resource-rich region.   The planned deep water naval facility at Nanisivik - some 3,100 km (1,900



 
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