Hong Kong modernises maritime monitoring

Hong Kong has beefed up its ability to monitor maritime traffic thanks to the installation of a new third-generation vessel traffic services (VTS) system. The VTS, installed by HITT, which is part of the Saab group, commenced operations in March. It is capable of automatically tracking 10,000 vessels simultaneously, which is double the capacity of […]

Posted by: on Jul 23, 2016 read more

Research aims to prevent “maritime equivalent of a motorway pile-up”

A team from Nottingham University and Royal Norwegian Naval Academy are investigating how to prevent shipping Global Positioning Signals being jammed in cyberattacks. Commercial shipping is highly automated with networked navigational systems, including differential GPS (DGPS) that is said to offer more accurate positioning – to one metre – than conventional GPS. These maritime DGPS […]

Posted by: on Jul 23, 2016 read more

India, US Plan To Boost Maritime Co-operation

In what may be seen as an attempt to put China under tremendous pressure, India and the US have decided to strengthen maritime co-operation. Senior American officials have assured Indian Minister of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari that Washington will help the South Asian country develop its ports under the “Sagarmala” project. The […]

Posted by: on Jul 22, 2016 read more

Hapag-Lloyd warns on profit fall, seals merger deal with UASC

Frankfurt – German container line Hapag-Lloyd warned investors that profit would fall in 2016 and signed a binding agreement with Arab peer UASC to form the world’s fifth largest shipping company in response to a global industry crisis. Container shipping, which transports everything from iPhones to designer dresses, is suffering its worst downturn as a […]

Posted by: on Jul 21, 2016 read more

WWL to Pay $98.9 Million for Fixing Prices of Ocean Shipping Services for Cars and Trucks

Company is Fourth Firm Charged in Conspiracy Among Major International Ocean Shipping Lines Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics AS (WWL), a Norwegian corporation, has agreed to plead guilty and pay a $98.9 million criminal fine for its involvement in a conspiracy to fix prices of international ocean shipments of roll-on, roll-off cargo to and from the Port […]

Posted by: on Jul 20, 2016 read more

Cargo ship Zhong Heng 9 sank after collision on Yangtze river

The cargo ship Zhong Heng 9 sank after collision with another cargo vessel Chang Rong Men on Yangtze river in Baimaosha area. Both vessels were proceeding in opposite directions without being on crossing routes, but collision was caused of last minute maneuver of Chang Rong Men probably after failure of the steering gear or mistake of the […]

Posted by: on Jul 15, 2016 read more