SoCal Ports Keeping Tabs on Maersk Boxship Retrofits

Danish shipping giant Maersk Line and the US ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have partnered to measure the environmental benefits of a USD 125 million upgrade for 12 Maersk container ships. The project, entitled “The Connected Vessel Programme”, will include the installation of high-tech equipment to track vessel emissions and energy efficiency over the […]

Posted by: on Nov 08, 2016 read more

BURNED ALIVE At least 12 workers killed and dozens left trapped on burning ship after huge explosion rips through Pakistan oil tanker

AT least 12 people have died and 200 are trapped after a massive oil tanker exploded in Pakistan. The blast triggered a massive fire that engulfed the area, leaving hundreds trapped inside the ship-breaking yard. “Over 200 workers are trapped inside the shipbreaking yard engulfed by flames,” Deputy General Secretary of the National Trade Union Federation Nasir […]

Posted by: on Nov 03, 2016 read more

Somali pirates free 26 Asian hostages after four years

The fishermen’s release was negotiated by a former British army colonel who has made a mission of working to free ‘forgotten hostages’ Somali pirates have released 26 Asian hostages held for nearly five years after the hijacking of their fishing vessel, the last commercial ship seized at the height of the country’s piracy scourge, negotiators […]

Posted by: on Oct 24, 2016 read more

Ship Captain rakes $1M in ‘Whistle blower Retaliation Case’

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SUBSEQUENTLY getting fired for reporting to the US Coast Guard of safety violations perpetuated by his cargo ship company, a ship captain is now a millionaire after receiving $1.1 Million as a reward by an administrative law judge with the Department of Labor, in a rare maritime whistle blower case in the United States. Awarded […]

Posted by: on Oct 19, 2016 read more

Rolls-Royce sets plans on creating a remote-controlled, crewless cargo ship

Rolls-Royce, a company known for creating luxury cars and jet engines, has revealed its plans on developing a remote-controlled and crewless cargo ship that could possibly set its sails on or before year 2020. According to the company, the cargo transportation will be independent in the future, thus they have released a white paper explaining […]

Posted by: on Oct 14, 2016 read more

Shipping company Navig8 Product Tankers has taken delivery of the 74,000 dwt LR1 tanker Navig8 Precision from South Korean shipbuilder SPP Shipbuilding.

Navig8 Precision, the third of four vessels contracted at SPP to be delivered to the company, will be entered into and operated in Navig8 Group’s LR8 commercial pool. The tanker is the first vessel to be delivered under a USD 66 million secured loan facility entered into with the Singapore branch of ABN AMRO Bank in July 2016. The […]

Posted by: on Oct 10, 2016 read more

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