MSC Cruises Names Its First Meraviglia-Plus Ship “MSC Grandiosa”

MSC Cruises, the world’s largest privately owned cruise line and market leader in Europe and South America, celebrated today a further acceleration in its industry-unprecedented ten-year investment plan. Under the €9 billion plan, six of a total of 11 new ships will have come into service between June 2017 and November 2020, resulting in a […]

Posted by: on Nov 18, 2017 read more

73 Foss Maritime Vessels Honored For Environmental Excellence

  With a combined 877 years without an incident, 73 Foss Maritime and subsidiary companies’ tugs and tank barges have been recognized by The Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) for their environmental records. CSA announced the 2017 Environmental Achievement Awards on Nov. 8, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Foss and its sister companies have 39 […]

Posted by: on Nov 18, 2017 read more

ABS Raises Cyber Awareness To Marine Insurance Industry

    Christopher J. Wiernicki, Chairman, President and CEO of ABS, addressed the American Institute of Marine Underwriters (AIMU) today, describing the future of maritime safety and risk mitigation as it relates to cyber safety as well as outlining how the classification and insurance industries can strengthen their collaboration as the progression of cyber and […]

Posted by: on Nov 18, 2017 read more

MPA Singapore Introduces Service Enhancements For Singapore-Registered Companies

  More than 4,600 ships flying the Singapore flag will benefit from service enhancements to be introduced from November 2017 by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). Singapore-incorporated maritime companies will also receive assistance in the form of training on sustainability reporting. These initiatives were announced by Chief Executive of MPA, Mr Andrew […]

Posted by: on Nov 18, 2017 read more

Clarksons: Recycling Market in Limbo

  The ship demolition market is plagued by a high level of uncertainty leaving the market analysts in limbo when it comes to discerning which direction the market will take.  Despite the lack of tonnage, reports suggest that there is a general apathy from the actual ship recyclers making it very hard to judge market […]

Posted by: on Nov 18, 2017 read more

Tomini Shipping Orders Kamsarmax Trio

  UAE-based Tomini Shipping, the shipping subsidiary of Tomini Group, has ordered three 82,000 dwt Kamsarmaxes from the Chinese shipbuilder Taizhou Kouan Shipbuilding. The vessels are scheduled for delivery in the second half of 2019 onwards and follow the company’s order from June for three newbuilding bulk carriers placed with China’s CIC (Jiangsu) shipyard. The 64,000 dwt […]

Posted by: on Nov 18, 2017 read more

Diana Containerships Slashes Q3 Loss

                          Greek container shipping company Diana Containerships has managed to trim its USD 126.8 million net loss reported in the third quarter of 2016, reducing it to USD 8.7 million in the third quarter of this year. The loss for the third quarter of […]

Posted by: on Nov 18, 2017 read more

Wison, Shanghai Electric Team Up on Floating LNG Power Barge

                    Wison Offshore & Marine and Shanghai Electric Power Generation Group are looking to join efforts in medium to large-scale floating LNG power generation barge, with regards to its product development, global marketing and technical services. The parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on strategic cooperation […]

Posted by: on Nov 18, 2017 read more

International Rescue Effort Saves Two Sailors

    An international rescue effort including U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen and the Amver participating Handysize tanker Nord Nightingale saved two German sailors who abandoned their burning sailboat approximatley 525 miles east of Port Canaveral, Fla., on Friday, July 7, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard rescue authorities in Miami, Fla. received a 406 MHz Emergency Position […]

Posted by: on Jul 12, 2017 read more

Ocean Pride Crew Stranded on Dangerous Ship

“We are totally unsafe here… this is a dead ship. Sea water is leaking in the engine room… no facilities… rusty water… If anything happens we will not survive. All will be dead… Please send us home.” This was revealed in a new report into the abuse of seafarers on board the Panamanian-flagged vessel Ocean Pride […]

Posted by: on Jul 06, 2017 read more

STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Exits Court Receivership

The Seoul Bankruptcy Court decided on Monday to early finalize the receivership process of South Korea’s STX Offshore & Shipbuilding. According to the latest decision from the bankruptcy court, STX has made considerable progress in its economic recovery as it has adhered to the debt payment schedule proposed under its rescue plan. What is more, the shipyard has […]

Posted by: on Jul 05, 2017 read more

iContainers Warns Ocean Freight Industry ‘Ill-Prepared’ For Cyber Attacks

Online freight forwarding company iContainers has warned that the ocean freight and freight forwarding industries are ‘ill-prepared’ for cyber attacks. In the wake of last week’s ransomware virus attack on Maersk, iContainers reported being left temporarily limited in terms of taking bookings and managing operations related to merchandise on the Danish shipping giant’s vessels. Two […]

Posted by: on Jul 04, 2017 read more

Cruise workers lay bare life at sea – revealing how captains like to SPY on passengers having sex (and there’s even a special word for onboard hook-ups)

According to cruise staff, employees also regularly have sex with guests and many ships have a morgue on board because they have so many deaths IT turns out what happens at sea doesn’t always stay at sea, as cruise ship workers have been spilling the beans on what it’s really like to work on the […]

Posted by: on Jul 03, 2017 read more

Qatar Crisis Hits Stalemate

  The economic and political sanctions imposed on Qatar earlier this month could protract indefinitely, BBC News reports citing a UAE government spokesman, according to whom Qatar seems to be unwilling to comply with a list of demands set by a number of Arab countries. Namely, after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain […]

Posted by: on Jun 29, 2017 read more

Norwegian Joy Christened in Shanghai

Norwegian Joy, Norwegian Cruise Line’s first custom-designed ship for the Chinese cruise market, was christened today in a ceremony held onboard the vessel in Shanghai. “After years spent carefully designing this amazing vessel, my team and I are both proud and thrilled to finally christen the world’s first cruise ship custom-designed for the wonderful people […]

Posted by: on Jun 28, 2017 read more

Owners Favor Delaying of BWMS Installation

The fast approaching implementation date of the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) has stirred up a number of questions among shipowners who will be required to install approved ballast water treatment systems starting from September 8, 2017. Under the terms of the Convention, which was adopted in 2004 by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), ships will be required to manage their […]

Posted by: on Jun 27, 2017 read more

Tinig ng Marino 124- UFS Speaks Out on Questionable MARINA issues

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Posted by: on Jun 20, 2017 read more

Tinig ng Marino 122- The Greek Connection

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Tinig ng Marino 123- FALL FROM GRACE (Pinoy Marino Lost the Top spot)

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Posted by: on May 22, 2017 read more