Wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Wind Power has presented the world’s first heavy cargo Roll on/Roll off  (RoRo) vessel custom designed to transport wind turbine components at the Port of Esbjerg in Denmark. The 141-metre long Rotra Vente, designed by Deugro Denmark, will be used to transport wind turbine components such as blades and nacelles from Siemens Wind […]

Posted by: on Dec 04, 2016 read more

UK Ports Detain Three Foreign Flagged Vessels in November

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Three more foreign flagged vessels were detained in UK ports during November 2016 after failing Port State Control (PSC) inspection, the country’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) said.  Apart from the newly detained vessels, four ships including Malaviya Seven, Sea Trident, Southern Star and remained under detention from previous months. Ships detained in November include […]

Posted by: on Dec 03, 2016 read more

OSG Completes Split-Up of Its International and Domestic Businesses

  NYSE-listed tanker owner and operator Overseas Shipholding Group (OSG) has completed the previously announced separation of the company into two independent, publicly traded companies – Overseas Shipholding Group and International Seaways (INSW).  Earlier this year, OSG filed a registration statement on Form 10 with the US Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with the […]

Posted by: on Dec 02, 2016 read more

Diana Finds Work for Two Bulkers

Greek dry bulk shipping company Diana Shipping has entered into time charter contracts for its two vessels, the M/V Orleans and the M/V Melite, which are scheduled to start in December 2016. The first contract was inked with Singapore’s Koch Shipping for the Capesize vessel New Orleans. The gross charter rate is USD 11,250 per day […]

Posted by: on Dec 02, 2016 read more

Interview: Tackling the Rise of Vessel Traffic in the Arctic

As the global demand for commodities continues to increase and the Arctic summer sea ice continues shrinking, the shipping companies are already preparing for the possible surge in ship traffic on two major Arctic sea routes. Although it would not be possible to open the Northwest Passage in Canada and the Northern Sea Route in Russia year round, shipowners […]

Posted by: on Nov 30, 2016 read more

ITF, ETF Dockers to Stage Unifeeder Demonstration

  Hundreds of dockworkers from the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) -affiliated unions plan to descend on the offices of Northern European logistics company Unifeeder in Aarhus, Denmark, on December 2, 2016, to express their dissatisfaction that their job is now being done by seafarers. Coming from ITF […]

Posted by: on Nov 30, 2016 read more

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