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

Spain: Workers Suspend Strikes as Companies Quit Anesco

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The Spanish stevedoring unions have decided to shelve their strike plans for the rest of this month as a sign of good will. The move was prompted by a letter from Javier Vidal, president of the Association of Port Stevedoring Companies of Barcelona, who asked for the suspension of strikes after major port companies left the […]

Posted by: on Jun 23, 2017 read more

Maritime Industry Needs Better Data Sharing and Collaboration, But Change Is Coming

  The maritime industry and broader ocean supply chain are suffering from major and costly inefficiencies due to ineffective data sharing and poor cross-industry collaboration, a new report and industry survey released by the Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network in coordination with Navis and XVELA, both part of Cargotec, shows. However, the shipping industry is […]

Posted by: on Jun 22, 2017 read more

Chemical tanker Aquarius sank after explosion in Singapore Strait

    The chemical tanker Aquarius sank after explosion and subsequent fire in Singapore Strait on 4.6 nautical miles southwest off Tanjung Pengelih in Johor, Malaysia. Following the accident six crew went missing. The exact details around the accident are unknown, as the shipowner and agent lost connection with the Indonesia tanker, loaded with fuel. […]

Posted by: on Jun 16, 2017 read more

One dead and three injured after explosion on Petrobras drillship NS-32 in Campos Basin

     Explosion on Petrobras drilling ship NS-32 caused the dead of one personnel, while another three were seriously injured and airlifted to local hospital hospital. The vessel is managed by Odebrecht and was operating at Marlim Field in Campos Basin on 60 nautical miles off Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but suffered explosion during maintenance […]

Posted by: on Jun 12, 2017 read more

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