Weird reason missing cargo ship Stellar Daisy may have sunk

THE giant freighter that mysteriously vanished in the South Atlantic may have capsized without warning because of a physical change in its cargo. The 266,000 tonne South Korean bulk carrier Stellar Daisy disappeared off the coast of Uruguay en route from Brazil to China, hours after issuing a distress signal on Friday. The ship was […]

Posted by: on Apr 04, 2017 read more

Cash-strapped owners ‘skimp on security’

In 2009, when the Indian Ocean piracy crisis came to a head, a typical security teamconsisted of four experienced ex-soldiers. Not any more, warns a top security expert THE extremely poor shipping markets of the past few years have led to a ‘race to the bottom when it comes to providing armed security guards for […]

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Blue Water Shipping Completes Heavy Lift Transport From China To Singapore

“Everything went as planned due to the outstanding teamwork between us, our client and our partners. The challenge with such operation in the Yangtze river is that the daily loading window is very narrow. During the winter period, there is only approx. 90 minutes of slack tide (less current), before the current increases and it […]

Posted by: on Apr 04, 2017 read more

South Korea Tries To Raise Sewol Ferry Nearly 3 Years After Deadly Sinking

  Almost three years ago, the ferry Sewol sank in rough seas off South Korea. More than 300 people perished, mostly high school students on a field trip. Now, South Korea’s government is trying to raise what’s left of the 6,800-ton ship. As NPR’s Elise Hu reports from Seoul, nine of the people who were […]

Posted by: on Mar 24, 2017 read more

Goa Shipyard To Partner With Russian Shipbuilders For High-End Weapon Ship

A high level delegation from Russian defence sector comprising of representative from JSE RoE, JSC CTSS, JSC AVRORA, JSC United ship building, JSC Yantar Shipyard and JSC northern PDB visits Goa Shipyard Ltd. on 03rd March 2017. The visit assumes significance in view of GSL’s ongoing efforts to market its state-of -the art Vessels. During […]

Posted by: on Mar 20, 2017 read more

Chennai Port Trust Signs MoU For Handling EXIM Cargo

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Chennai Port Trust and the Government of Puducherry in New Delhi today for handling EXIM cargo originating from Puducherry Port hinterland. The MoU envisages that Chennai Port Trust will assist Puducherry Port in handling its export cargo. The cargo originating from Puducherry Port hinterland will be transported through […]

Posted by: on Mar 16, 2017 read more