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Morandi Bridge Collapse Hit a Main Artery of one of Italy’s Largest Ports – Genoa

Morandi Bridge Collapse Hit a Main Artery of one of Italy’s Largest Ports – Genoa

The collapse of the Morandi Bridge has hit a main artery to one of Italy’s largest ports - Genoa port. The President of Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mar Ligure Occidentale (AdSP – Western Ligurian …
Aug 20, 2018 /  Accidents
Port Klang Authority Hikes Container Tariffs

Port Klang Authority Hikes Container Tariffs

Port Klang Authority (PKA) announced that the 2nd phase of the increase in Port Klang’s container tariff which was due to be implemented on 1st September 2018, will be deferred to 1st March 2019. The tariff review …
Aug 20, 2018 /  Finance
Kongsberg Maritime wins contracts for nine hybrid Ro-Ro vessels

Kongsberg Maritime wins contracts for nine hybrid Ro-Ro vessels

Kongsberg Maritime has been awarded significant contracts with Nanjing Jinling Shipyard Co., China to deliver power and hybrid systems to nine (9) Roll on – Roll off (Ro-Ro) vessels ordered by Grimaldi Group, …
Aug 20, 2018 /  Vessels
US to send hospital ship to Colombia amid refugee crisis

US to send hospital ship to Colombia amid refugee crisis

The Pentagon is preparing to dispatch a hospital ship to Colombia and possibly other parts of South America to help relieve strain on health care systems overloaded by an influx of hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans …
Aug 20, 2018 /  Curious
AP Moller-Maersk swings cost axe in 'unsatisfactory quarter'

AP Moller-Maersk swings cost axe in 'unsatisfactory quarter'

AP Moller-Maersk is pushing through further cost cutting measures after reporting what it called an unsatisfactory second quarter performance just a week after a profit warning. Copenhagen-listed Maersk’s second …
Aug 20, 2018 /  Finance
GOGL to Equip 16 Bulkers with Scrubbers

GOGL to Equip 16 Bulkers with Scrubbers

Ahead of the implementation of new maritime environmental regulations, Norway-based dry bulk shipping company Golden Ocean Group Limited (GOGL) revealed plans to install sixteen scrubbers on its Capesize …
Aug 20, 2018 /  Vessels
57 Ukrainian Seafarers Back Home

57 Ukrainian Seafarers Back Home

Through the joint efforts of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), the Marine Transport Workers’ Trade Union of Ukraine (MTWTU), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and its diplomatic …
Aug 20, 2018 /  Accidents
Samsung Heavy to Build Two LNG Carriers for Celsius Tankers

Samsung Heavy to Build Two LNG Carriers for Celsius Tankers

South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has secured a contract for the construction of two 180,000 cbm LNG carriers for Denmark’s Celsius Tankers.  In addition, the contract includes two …
Aug 20, 2018 /  Vessels
WATCH: Ferryboat Stranded in Canakkale after Rudder Trouble

WATCH: Ferryboat Stranded in Canakkale after Rudder Trouble

The Gökçeada-1 ferry boat, carrying over 170 passengers and 64 vehicles, suffered rudder trouble on Aug 17, 2018, at 9 a.m. The ferry was underway from the Kabatepe pier in the Çanakkale province to …
Aug 20, 2018 /  Accidents
Diana Shipping signs time charter contract for mv Coronis

Diana Shipping signs time charter contract for mv Coronis

Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, Thursday announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter …
Aug 16, 2018 /  Vessels