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The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, inched lower on Thursday, as weaker capesize
DFDS Orders New Freight Ferry
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Boskalis Rethinks Loss-making Transport Operations
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Yang Ming Orders Ten 2,800 TEU Containerships
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BP Offloads Last Two Stranded Oil Cargoes in China
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BIG LIFT: The Importance of the JH143 Builder’s Risk Surveys
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VT Halter Launches New Ferry for Virginia
Mississippi shipbuilder VT Halter Marine, Inc. has launched a new ferry, Powhatam, for the Virginia Department of Transportation…
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ZEABORN Combines E.R. Schiffahrt and Rickmers
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Antwerp Port Fire Creates Toxic Cloud
Toxic smoke from a massive smoldering fire has triggered an evacuation in the Port of Antwerp, local media reported.