The Viking units are all built according to the latest navigation regulations and equipped with the most modern safety systems, including the “safe return to port”
The company said it expects more than half of its fleet to be operating by the end of October and the full fleet by next summer. The cruise industry has been among the hardest hit by the pandemic
Saudi Arabia rented the MSC Bellissima from its Geneva-based operator MSC Cruises as part of its Saudi Summer campaign designed to encourage tourism from home and abroad
Tanger - The German Shipping line Hapag-Lloyd has announced it will set up a permanent base of operation in Morocco in a move to expand its global network. With additional personnel and new offices in the country, the company hopes to realize its growth ambitions
Fast Corridors are made possible by both the customer and Terminal being Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) certified
Shipping performance in 2021 has carried on where 2020 left off, in terms of lower rates of vessels keeping to schedule, and average delays for late vessels rising
MSC Seashore is the first Seaside EVO ship, an evolution of the game-changing and pioneering Seaside class joining sister ships MSC Seaside and MSC Seaview, which were launched in 2017 and 2018 respectively.
Traffic in the canal was blocked in both directions for six days in March when the giant container ship Ever Given became grounded in a southern section of the canal
The current risk is that the situation could deteriorate again, with the increasing spread of the variants of Covid-19. The seafarers are raising the white flag, they are legitimately exhausted, in these conditions many refuse to board and many are seeking alternative employment
The IMO will hold an intersessional working group meeting scheduled for late October, ahead of a late-November session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee, to address issues including carbon-reduction efforts.
The United States has previously accused Russia of demanding that foreign vessels request permissions to pass in the Arctic region and requiring Russian maritime pilots to board the ships
The Guatemala-based mining company linked to the men denied that any bribe had been paid. Sandoval, who fled Guatemala in July, said he was fired after the attorney general prevented him from trying to investigate corruption cases with links to Giammattei
The country is selling its state-owned ports and building new private docks in an effort bring down costs and cut above-average wait times for vessels to unload.
The company will beinvesting heavily in higher production and improved environmental performance in 2022-2025
Qualsiasi nave ritenuta "un pericolo per la sicurezza del traffico marittimo della Cina" sarà tenuta a riportare le proprie informazioni
The precise number of missing passengers remains unknown, Deputy Information Minister Jarlaywah Tonpoe told Reuters.
The former minister was also fined 400 million rupiah ($27,624) for accepting bribes and banned from running for office for three years
Alessandro Santi, who heads Federagenti, a national shipping lobby, said the government was taking no account of the industrywith an approach that was "regrettable and creates resentment".
The ship was released on July 7 after protracted negotiations and an undisclosed settlement was reached between the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) and the Ever Given's owners and insurers.
The deal would help sectors including digital, financial and professional business services and cut tariffs for Britishexports, the trade ministry sai
The project also foresees the construction of the related seashore infrastructure, including water supply stations and four passenger embarkation decks.
The ship blocked canal traffic for six days in March. Ever Given was held as canal authority demanded compensation
The virtual gathering was meant to help the international community "adjust more quickly to the rise of China" and for Beijing to gain more "understanding, support and companionship," said Guo Yezhou, vice minister of the International Department
The 400 metre (430 yard) vessel, one of the world's largest container ships, will be accompanied by two tugs and two senior canal guides, Suez Canal sources said.
A source familiar with Zodiac Maritime's fleet said the company had sold a vessel called the CSAV Tyndall several monthsago
Egypt says the July 3 base will help it protect strategicand economic interests as well as helping guard against irregular migration as it boosts its naval presence on the Mediterranean and the Red Sea.
The ship's Japanese owners, Shoei Kisen and its insurerssaid last month they have reached agreement in principle in acompensation dispute with the Suez Canal Authority (SCA).
The ship, which can accommodate more than 3,000 passengers, began housing rescue teams Thursday and likely will continue for the next month
Authorities said last week they had lifted a ban on fishingin parts of the affected coast, though experts say risks tomarine life from the disaster remain.
“In the winter 2021-22 season we will also have the new flagship Costa Toscana available, and we will re-propose the most popular cruises of our winter offer”
For the fireworks industry, shipments are still stuck at U.S. ports ahead of the busiest selling season of the year. Production and shipping issues are expected to extend into thefirst quarter of next year
Ismaila - A representative for the owners and insurers of a giant cargo ship that blocked the Suez Canal in March on Wednesday said that an agreement in principle had been reached in a compensation dispute with the canal authority. Work was under way to finalise a signed settlement agreement as soon as possible and arrangements for the release of the "Ever Given" vessel would be made after formalities had been dealt with
The shipping sector is under pressure to reduce carbon emissions and last year adopted stricter rules on sulphur content in marine fuel
A Japanese coast guard spokesman identified the tanker as the Ulsan Pioneer, registered in the Marshall Islands. The coast guard had deployed 14 patrol ships and three aircraft in the search, he said.
Marseille - For the second time in less than a year, a containership operated by CMA CGM will set size records as the largest boxship to call at ports along the Atlantic Seaboard. The 16,022 TEU CMA CGM "Marco Polo" will set a total of seven North American big ship records in 11 days. The 1,300-foot long boxship is currently crossing the Atlantic due to make its first North American call in Halifax on May 17
Tokyo - Japanese container line headquartered in Singapore ONE has reported a US$3.5 billion profit for 2020 - an astonishing leap from the $105 million profit declared for 2019. The earnings surge came on the back of a 21 per cent increase in annual revenue
Copenhagen - Denmark's Maersk said on Wednesday it expected its "exceptionally strong" performance in the first quarter to continue for the rest of the year, driven by high demand for shipping containers from China to the United States. Maersk, which handles about one in five containers shipped worldwide, said there were not enough ships available in the world to meet a surge in consumer demand
Tokyo - Japanese shipping company Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha ("K" Line), and its domestic subsidiary Kawasaki Kinkai Kisen Kaisha have agreed to establish a joint venture company to provide services within the offshore wind industry. The new joint venture company, “K” Line Wind Service, will provide offshore support vessels and marine-related services to the industry
Singpore - Liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes are being diverted away from ports in India as surging coronavirus cases there hamper domestic gas demand, trade and shipping sources said on Monday. Six LNG tankers diverted away from India since April 20
The ship's protection and indemnity insurer UK Club and its technical manager Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) have said they are disappointed that the ship is being held.
“Shippers continue to face container and vessel capacity shortage issues which have led to high freight rates,” MNSC chairman Datuk Dr Ir Andy Seo Kian Haw told The Malaysian Reserve
The high price of iron ore, as well as strength in China’s domestic steel prices and profit margins for mills, has prompted some official concern. Beijing’s industry ministry went so far as to say on April 20 that it would take steps to stabilize raw material prices.
"The pandemic has not only exposed vulnerabilities in global supply chains, but also underscored the importance of accelerating the use of technology and advancements in digitalisation for the shipping industry"
The first portion of the funding will be distributed in early May and the next round will be invested over the coming several years, the White House said
The right of passage of foreign warships and "other state ships" will be suspended in three spots near Crimea's Black Sea coast from April 24 until October 31
The proposed changes represent a minimum cost increase per transit reservation of US$20,000 (up 57%) and a maximum cost increase of US$58,500 (up 167%) will now start on 1 June 2021.
The Navy statement did not go into detail about the alleged crimes in Nuevo Laredo, which was often racked by violent turf wars between drug cartels during the last government.
At present, 22 routes are running through the pass, reaching 13 countries such as Germany and Poland. The imported goods carried by the trains include automobiles and parts, timber and cotton yarn, while home appliances and daily necessities are among the exported items.
From St. Petersburg, cargoes can be shipped directly to some of the major European hubs such as Antwerp, Bremerhaven, Rotterdam and Le Havre through our European feeder network
While ports on the U.S. East Coast are more exposed to any disruptions in the Suez Canal, the surge in demand for retail goods has overwhelmed West Coast terminals in recent months
"Tow lines have now been established between the stricken vessel and the tugs. The risk of a grounding has been averted," the NCA said in a statement.
The 400-metre-long (1,310 ft) Ever Given became grounded diagonally across the southern section of the canal during high winds on March 23. It remained stuck for six days, preventing hundreds of ships from passing and significantly impacting global trade flows.
"We naturally expect all relevant norms of maritime traffic to be strictly observed," TASS news agency cited Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko as saying.
COSCO's comments come days after China and Iran, both subject to U.S. sanctions, signed a 25-year cooperation agreement on March 27 to strengthen their long-standing economic and political alliance
The six-day blockage threw global supply chains into disarray after the 400-metre-long (430-yard) ship became jammed diagonally across a southern section of the canal, the shortest shipping route between Europe and Asia
The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) said on Monday the vessel had been mostly straightened along the eastern bank of the canal and further tugging operations would resume once the tide rose later in the day
The Dutch rescue team had confirmed two additional tugs would arrive on March 28 to help dislodge the ship after an attempt to re-float it on Friday failed, BSM said.
The Dutch rescue team had confirmed that two additional tugs would arrive on March 28 to help dislodge the ship after an attempt to re-float it on Friday failed, BSM said. "There have been no reports of pollution or cargo damage and initial investigations rule out any mechanical or engine failure as a cause of the grounding,“ a BSM statement said.
Any delays can have a knock-on effect for both LNG and European gas prices. There were also more than 13 container ships anchored around Suez with at least two others waiting in the Mediterranean, Refinitiv ship tracking data showed.
The solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) is a device that produces electricity by oxidizing fuel. SOFC is considered to be the most stable and power-efficient among its fuel cell brothers.
The kingdom exported 6.582 million b/d in January, according to JODI data released March 18, an increase of 87,000 b/d from December. It was the seventh straight month that shipments have risen since a historic low of 4.98 million b/d in June when stringent OPEC+ production cuts were in effect.
Container shipping group CMA CGM said on Friday that it expected activity to remain strong in the first half of this year after brisk demand for consumer goods boosted its profits at the end of last year.
An Iranian container ship was damaged in an attack in the Mediterranean. The vessel was headed to Europe when the attack occurred
Although the utilization of ROVs and AUVs is increasing worldwide, no international standardization of such technologies has yet been implemented, and the utilization of ROVs and AUVs has, for the most part, been limited to certain fields.
Singapore Budget debate: Maritime sector to receive $20 billion in investments by 2024, new jobs to be created
The Government plans to develop the Tuas South region for industrial use over the next two decades, and will continue to explore viable transport options for workers there, and also work with the Ministry of National Development to increase public housing options in the west
Tanker owners in the Mediterranean basin welcomed the comeback of exports from Libya after the eight-month blockade. “The comeback of Libya was a relief for the oil tanker market amid production cuts and low demand from end users,” a broker said
VLGC rates continued to nosedive, even as milder temperatures in the US Gulf began to gradually ease disruption at the Houston Ship Channel, prompting gradual loadings and efforts to export.
Of the 41 respondents who participated in both the February and January polls, 32 raised their forecasts. Most analysts said the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and allies (OPEC+) may ease current output curbs when they meet on March 4, but would still agree to maintain supply discipline.
"Our ambition to have a carbon neutral fleet by 2050 was a moonshot when we announced it in 2018," Chief Executive Soren Skou said.
Grimaldi: "We will order six more ships. We are interested in the ports of Heraklion and Igoumenitsa"
“We will order six multipurpose ships for the transport of cars, tractors, trucks and containers. We are in the process of negotiating with some Asian shipyards. Italian shipyards have no interest in building this type of ship: they are concentrated on military and passenger ships”.
Over 300 leading companies said on Tuesday they would work together to help hundreds of thousands of merchant sailors stuck on ships for many months due to COVID-19 in a crisis that risks creating more dangers at sea
Stena Line, the largest Irish Sea operator, has doubled its services on the booming Rosslare-Cherbourg route, temporarily cancelling some sailings to Britain after freight volumes fell 60% in the first half of January.
The pirates come from Nigeria's turbulent Niger Delta, experts say. The region produces the bulk of the nation's petroleum, but is woefully underdeveloped, scarred by pollution and has some of the highest unemployment in the country.
"The tankers, first detected at 5:30 a.m. local time (2130 GMT on Jan. 23) concealed their identity by not showing their national flags, turning of automatic identification systems and did not respond to a radio call," the statement said.
The attack on the Mozart could raise international pressure on Nigeria to do more to protect shippers, who have called for tougher action in recent weeks, analysts said.
High shipping rates are set to continue for at least several weeks, despite new coronavirus lockdowns in Europe
Hattab said the increased capacity would be after 2023 and that the plan includes building 24 storage tanks
Relief for seafarers onboard vessel stuck off coast of China is long overdue. MSC has requested crew change since mid-2020, but no implementation so far. MSC urges governments to take a close interest and encourages all parties to find a solution urgently.
Many of the world’s biggest lenders to shipping companies fell short of carbon-cutting targets last year in the first analysis of CO2 goals for the sector by financiers
"My colleagues and I, including the older ones, will be getting ourselves vaccinated early. This is to show you, especially seniors like me, that we believe the vaccines are safe," Lee said in a national broadcast
"BW Rhine has been hit from an external source whilst discharging at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia at approximately 00:40 local time on 14 December 2020, causing an explosion and subsequent fire onboard," Hafnia said in a statement on its website.
"The North Korean regime often uses forced labor from prison camps in its mining industries, including coal, exploiting its own people to advance its illicit weapons programs."
Almost all of the 70 active yards in Bangladesh have submitted Ship Recycling Facility Plans since 2019, according to the Ministry of Industries - a key reform as Bangladesh readies to join a global treaty to make the industry safer
Japan, South Korea and a fleet of international shipping groups have warned the European Union against its plan to add greenhouse gas emissions from the maritime sector to Europe’s carbon market
Shipping group Maersk said on Wednesday it is confident about the outlook for shipping beyond 2020 as a second wave of coronavirus infections has only had a limited impact on global freight volumes
German container liner Hapag-Lloyd AG is confident of achieving higher earnings in 2020 as lower fuel prices cut shipping costs, demand in Asia recovers and fleet capacity is tight
French energy company Total and container shipping group CMA CGM announced on Monday that they had completed a major liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering operation at the Port of Rotterdam
Britain’s new polar ship, the Sir David Attenborough, headed for the open seas on Tuesday to start trials after a storm delay, before making its maiden voyage next year for climate change research.
Premuda will be a shareholder of the new company, which will be called CSM Italy and will be based in Genoa. Within the framework outlined, once concluded the due trade-unions consultation’s procedures, CSM Italy will provide ship management and it’s maritime services
The court-appointed manager for Ocean Tankers Pte Ltd has applied to the Singapore court to return most of the ships the company manages to the shipowners, as cash is running low and Ocean Tankers will not be able to maintain the fleet
Haifa - The ship-to-shore crane paused above the cargo ship just arrived from Dubai, then set its load down on the pier in Israel. One after another, eight containers filled with electronics, cleaning supplies, iron and firefighting equipment were unloaded off the "MSC Paris", one of the first cargo ships to make the voyage between the United Arab Emirates and Israel
London - Carriers since July have been rapidly reinstating high levels of capacity blanked in the second quarter as demand began to return rapidly, most notably on the trans-Pacific where US imports are setting records. The capacity management strategy that has kept freight rates at record levels is being tested by the rapid recovery in demand on the trans-Pacific and Asia-Europe trades
German container shipping firm Hapag-Lloyd is benefitting from a rebound in transport demand but its chief executive warned about the longer-term impact on economic activity from the coronavirus
The world’s largest group of shipping insurers will not insure vessels involved in the Russian-led Nord Stream 2 and TurkStream gas pipeline projects because of the threat of U.S. sanctions
Danish shipping giant Maersk said it will now transport ocean cargo between the United Arab Emirates and Israe, a further sign of business opening up after the two countries established full ties
New Shipping Ltd, the manager of the Panama-flagged New Diamond, has appointed SMIT Singapore Pte Ltd to lead salvage operations
Europe's fossil fuel use would plummet. By 2030, EU coal consumption would drop by 70% from 2015 levels. Oil use would fall by 30% and gas by 25%
The port of New Orleans and LOOP combined exported about 307,000 bpd of crude and 411,000 bpd of refined products and imported about 342,000 bpd in crude volumes in the three months through August, according to Kpler data
Low water levels after recent dry weather are preventing cargo vessels from sailing fully loaded on the Rhine river in Germany and adding surcharges to the usual freight rates
A spokesman for Belarusian energy firm, Belneftekhim, said a number of meetings is planned in nearest future to assess the route changes