Expanded Panama Canal Welcomes 1000th NeoPanamax Vessel

Expanded Panama Canal Welcomes 1000th NeoPanamax Vessel

Less than nine months after the historic inauguration of the Expanded Canal, the Panama Canal announced Sunday (Mar19) that it has welcomed its 1,000th NeoPanamax vessel through the waterway, highlighting the importance …
Mar 21, 2017 /  Curious
Bosphorus Strait Traffic Suspended after Collision - GAC

Bosphorus Strait Traffic Suspended after Collision - GAC

Traffıc in the Bosphorus was suspended at 14:13 hours LT today ( Nov 28) after two bulk carriers collided around the Anadolu Hirasi area due to rudder malfunction. Traffic in the Bosphorus resumed at 15:06 LT …
Nov 28, 2016 /  Accidents
Safe navigation through the Northwest Passage

Safe navigation through the Northwest Passage

The Northwest Passage is becoming navigable for longer periods of the year. Ship traffic, however, still bears hazardous risks. A German-Canadian research team co-initiated by Fraunhofer wants to change that. In the …
Nov 4, 2016 /  Curious
Indonesia, Singapore discuss shipping security at Malacca Strait

Indonesia, Singapore discuss shipping security at Malacca Strait

Officials from Indonesia and Singapore met in Denpasar (Indonesia) on Wednesday to discuss shipping security in the Malacca-Singapore Straits. The head of the Sub-Directorate of Buoy Base and Workshop of the …
Nov 4, 2016 /  Vessels
Grounding of containership E.R.Visby blocked Kiel Canal

Grounding of containership E.R.Visby blocked Kiel Canal

The Kiel Canal had to be closed for ship traffic on Feb 4, 2016, at 7 p.m. after the E.R. Visby ran into the embankment between Groß Nordsee and Königsförde near Schinkel by yet unknown cause and got …
Feb 5, 2016 /  Accidents
Reporting of sea-going vessels in Rotterdam and Amsterdam simplified

Reporting of sea-going vessels in Rotterdam and Amsterdam simplified

It will soon be easier to report sea-going vessels in Rotterdam and Amsterdam to the Harbour Master and Customs. As of 1 February 2016, the ports will switch to Vessel Notification 2.0. This fully modernised …
Jan 26, 2016 /  Curious