Port of Riga reports a significant increase of timber cargo handled by the port

Port of Riga reports a significant increase of timber cargo handled by the port

This year the Port of Riga has experienced a significant increase of timber cargo, which has become the second largest group of cargo in terms of volume. During the first ten months of this year, the port has handled a …
Nov 29, 2018 /  Vessels
Wärtsilä equipped Canadian ferry will have minimal environmental impact

Wärtsilä equipped Canadian ferry will have minimal environmental impact

A new 92 metre long ferry built for the Canadian operator Société des traversiers du Québec (STQ), and fitted with a broad scope of Wärtsilä solutions, has been delivered. The final …
Aug 16, 2018 /  Curious
DAVIE: The first North American shipbuilder to deliver an LNG-powered ferry

DAVIE: The first North American shipbuilder to deliver an LNG-powered ferry

Last Friday Davie Shipbuilding, Canada’s largest shipyard, announced that it has delivered the first LNG-powered ferry to be built in North America. This pioneering ferry can be powered entirely by LNG, the …
Jul 18, 2018 /  Vessels
Golden Ocean Group announces sale of six vessels and early delivery of newbuilding

Golden Ocean Group announces sale of six vessels and early delivery of newbuilding

Golden Ocean Group Limited (NASDAQ and OSE: GOGL) (Golden Ocean) today announced that it has entered into agreements to sell six Ultramax vessels built at Chengxi between 2015 and 2017 en bloc for $142.5 million to an …
Sep 25, 2017 /  Vessels
West Africa and South East Asia remain pirate hotspots

West Africa and South East Asia remain pirate hotspots

Incidents reported to the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) worldwide Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC) reinforce concerns that the waters off West Africa and in South East Asia continue to be high-risk zones for …
Aug 9, 2017 /  Piracy
IMB Reports 87 Piracy Incidents in H1 2017

IMB Reports 87 Piracy Incidents in H1 2017

The IMB has published its report on piracy and armed robbery for the second quarter of 2017, covering the period from 1 January to 30 June 2017. The report highlights continuing decline in the number of incidents of …
Jul 14, 2017 /  Piracy
Piracy rises in Nigeria amid drop in regional malaise

Piracy rises in Nigeria amid drop in regional malaise

This comes as the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), and Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), approved a revised implementation scheme for ships relating to the Ballast Water Management Convention, …
Jul 14, 2017 /  Piracy
IMB report: Sea kidnappings rise in 2016 despite plummeting global piracy

IMB report: Sea kidnappings rise in 2016 despite plummeting global piracy

More crew were kidnapped at sea in 2016 than in any of the previous 10 years, despite global piracy reaching its lowest levels since 1998, the ICC International Maritime Bureau's (IMB) annual piracy report revealed …
Jan 11, 2017 /  Piracy
Threat to seafarers remains despite piracy clampdown, IMB reports

Threat to seafarers remains despite piracy clampdown, IMB reports

Kidnapping and hostage-taking persists off the coasts of West Africa and South East Asia, despite a 20-year low in piracy on the world’s seas, according to new figures from the International Chamber of Commerce …
Nov 2, 2016 /  Piracy
Indonesia called on to join ReCAAP in combating piracy

Indonesia called on to join ReCAAP in combating piracy

Indonesia may get stronger support for its fight against piracy by joining the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP), a US official has said. “If …
Sep 16, 2016 /  Piracy