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Giant Ship-to-Shore Cranes Parked Off New York

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 14:52
A heavy lift ship carrying four giant ship-to-shore cranes is at anchor off Brooklyn, New York awaiting the green light to pass below the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and into the Port of New York and New Jersey. The cranes are destined for APM Terminals’ facility in Port Elizabeth where they will eventually handle ultra-large containerships arriving […]
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Missing FWN Rapide Crew Member Found Safe on Ship in Nigeria

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 11:16
One of twelve crew members thought to be kidnapped by pirates off the coast Nigeria has been found safe aboard the vessel, ship manager ForestWave said Tuesday.  The crew member was located late Monday night during a search of the vessel in Nigerian waters. The Dutch cargo ship FWN Rapide was attacked by pirates on […]
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OOCL and Microsoft to Develop Artificial Intelligence Applications for the Shipping Industry

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 11:03
Hong Kong-based shipping company Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) has teamed up with Microsoft’s research arm in Asia to advance the application of Artificial Intelligence research in the shipping industry. The collaboration will look for ways to use AI to improve shipping network operations and achieve efficiencies within OOCL’s business. The project is expected to […]
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China-Bound U.S. Sorghum Cargoes Diverted to Saudi Arabia, Japan

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 10:06
By Maha El Dahan and Karl Plume DUBAI/CHICAGO, April 24 (Reuters) – Four U.S. sorghum shipments initially bound for China have been diverted to other countries after Beijing’s move last week to impose hefty anti-dumping deposits on imports of the grain from the United States, according to trade sources and Reuters shipping data. Three of […]
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Shipbroker Clarkson’s Shares Tank on Profit Warning in ‘Challenging Environment’

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 09:51
Clarkson Plc’s share price crashed Monday after the London-based shipbroker announced that profits for the year are now forecast to come in below expectations. Clarkson’s blamed the “challenging environment” in shipping and offshore. The warning caused company’s share price to tank nearly 30% before rebounding slightly on Monday. Clarkson’s shares trade on the London Stock […]
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Ocean Rig Postpones Delivery of Newbuild Drillship Ocean Rig Santorini at Samsung Heavy

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 09:20
Offshore driller Ocean Rig has announced it has reached a deal with South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries to postpone the delivery of the newbuild drillship Ocean Rig Santorini by a little over two years. Under the agreement with SHI, Ocean Rig said the drillship will now be delivered on September 30, 2019, but delivery […]
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Wartsila Misses Earnings Expectations Amid Geopolitical Uncertainty; Eyes Rolls-Royce Marine Business

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 08:43
HELSINKI, April 24 (Reuters) – Finnish ship technology and power plant maker Wartsila missed first-quarter earnings expectations on Tuesday and said geopolitical uncertainty was slowing demand in the marine market. In a phone interview following the quarterly report, Chief Executive Jaakko Eskola said Wartsila aimed to grow through acquisitions and that it continued to look […]
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Port of Rotterdam May Start Ship-to-Ship LNG Bunkering in June

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 08:12
SINGAPORE, April 24 (Reuters) – The port of Rotterdam expects to see its first ship-to-ship (STS) liquefied natural gas (LNG) refuelling operation in June, marking an important milestone in the use of the cleaner burning fuel in shipping. The opening of STS marine refuelling, also known as bunkering, is significant because it makes the cleaner […]
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Metal Shark Delivers New 45’ Pilot Boat and 32’ Port Security Boat to the Virgin Islands Port Authority

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 05:53
Press Release: Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark has delivered two new custom welded aluminum vessels to the Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA). The vessels, designed by Metal Shark and built at the company’s Jeanerette, Louisiana production facility, were recently delivered to St. Thomas and transferred to VIPA. Both vessels are now operating from the Edward Wilmoth […]
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Kirby Executive Chairman Joseph Pyne to Retire

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 05:10
Houston-based Kirby Corporation has announced the retirement of Joseph Pyne as Executive Chairman after 40 years with the company. Pyne’s retirement will be effective April 30, 2018.  Mr. Pyne started his career with Kirby in 1978 and has held numerous executive positions including Chairman of the Board since April 2014, Chairman of the Board and […]
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Pingle: Your Credential Mate – Organize your licenses and certificates, set reminders and eliminate expiration anxiety.

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 04:00
Pingle is a free platform for Maritime Professionals to manage their credentials and book training courses. Organize your licenses and certificates, set reminders and eliminate expiration anxiety. Do you have a Pingle Profile?
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Photos: Aasta Hansteen Spar Tow-Away from Stord, Norway

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 15:12
Five tugs with a combined 150,000 horsepower have started the 500 nautical mile tow-out of the giant Aasta Hansteen spar platform from Stord, Norway to the Aasta Hansteen field in the Norwegian Sea. Located in approximately 1,300 meters of water and 300 km from land, the Aasta Hansteen gas field is being developed with a […]
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Vistula Maersk – New Ice-Class Feeder Vessel Makes Maiden Call in Russia [Photos]

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 14:07
The first vessel in a series of new ice-class feeder ships has made its maiden call St. Petersburg, Russia after sailing from Rotterdam. The Vistula Maersk made her maiden call at Petrolesport and First Container Terminal in St. Petersburg on Friday. The vessel is the first a series of purpose-built, ice-class containerships to serve the […]
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Two Killed in ‘Gas Leak’ Aboard Chinese Bulk Carrier -Reports

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 13:34
Two crew members from a Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier have died in what has been reported as a “gas leak” aboard the vessel off India on Sunday. The victims were crew members of the MV Feng Hui Hai, which had just arrived at an outer anchorage at Port of Naviakhi to discharge a cargo of […]
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Pirates Kidnap Twelve Crew from Dutch Cargo Ship Off Nigeria

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 11:32
Suspected pirates kidnapped twelve crew members from a Dutch cargo ship off the coast of Nigeria on Saturday, the ship manager confirmed on Sunday. The attack occurred early Saturday morning as the vessel was nearing port of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. The ship owner, ForestWave Navigation, confirmed Monday that 12 of 14 crew members on board […]
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Fire-Ravaged Maersk Honam Nearing Anchorage Outside Jebel Ali Port

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 09:20
The fire-ravaged ultra-large containership Maersk Honam is expected to arrive at an anchorage outside the Jebel Ali Port in the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, exactly seven weeks after a major fire tore through the ship’s forward cargo holds, Maersk Line confirmed Monday. The 353-meter Maersk Honam caught fire on March 6 in the Arabian […]
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Coast Guard: Dutch-Flagged Tanker Spills 2,600 Gallons of HFO in Lower Mississippi River

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 08:46
The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to a heavy fuel oil discharge from a Dutch-flagged tanker near Norco, Louisiana. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at approximately 1 a.m. Monday of a HFO discharge from the foreign flagged vessel Iver Exporter near mile marker 126 on the Lower Mississippi River. The […]
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China’s First Home-Built Aircraft Carrier Looks Set to Start Sea Trials

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 08:29
BEIJING, April 23 (Reuters) – China first domestically developed aircraft carrier looks set to begin sea trials after pictures appeared on the Chinese internet on Monday of it leaving its dock in the northeastern port of Dalian. The still-unnamed carrier was launched this time last year but since then has been undergoing fitting of weapons […]
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U.S. Hints at China Truce as World Warns of Trade-War Threat

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 08:07
By Andrew Mayeda (Bloomberg) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he’s considering a trip to China amid a trade dispute with Beijing that finance chiefs warn could derail the global economic upswing. Mnuchin said he’s “cautiously optimistic” of reaching an agreement with China that bridges their differences over trade. “A trip is under consideration,” […]
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Subsea 7 Makes $2 Billion Hostile Bid to Break Up McDermott’s U.S. Deal

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 07:28
By Nerijus Adomaitis OSLO, April 23 (Reuters) – Offshore oil services firm Subsea 7 has made an unsolicited offer worth about $2 billion for U.S. rival McDermott, potentially breaking up the U.S. company’s agreed deal with onshore engineering firm Chicago Bridge & Iron (CB&I). The deal could make Oslo-listed Subsea 7 the market leader in supplying […]
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