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Ship sinks off Taiwan, 13 missing- 486
CMA CGM Orders 3 Giant Boxships- 280
Costa Concordia was carrying cocaine when sinking- 273
Stena Germanica: World’s First Methanol-Powered Ship Enters Service- 249
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Gibraltar Completes First Ship-to-Ship Transfer of LNG- 242
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Yang Ming back in black with US$13 million profit as revenues rise 13pc- 163
China starts on Mischief Reef land reclamation in disputed Spratly Islands- 141
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Ship sinks off Taiwan, 13 missing Thirteen people are reported missing after a cargo ship sank off Taiwan on Monday and are feared dead.
Wednesday, 01.Apr.2015, 20:27
Ship sinks off Taiwan, 13 missing Thirteen people are reported missing after a cargo ship sank off Taiwan on Monday and are feared dead.
Wednesday, 01.Apr.2015, 20:27
US court gives CIA-linked NGO licence to libel Greek shipping tycoon A US FEDERAL court in New York had dismissed Greek shipping tycoon Victor Restis's defamation case against an anti-nuclear-Iran NGO after a plea was entered that the case would endanger national security, reports the Jerusalem Post.
Wednesday, 01.Apr.2015, 20:24

Iranian shipping set back as EU about to re-imposes sanctions FORTY Iranian shipping firms are to be placed back on a blacklist of sanctioned groups by the European Union, which deals a blow to the Islamic Republic's transport sector after it sought an easing of restrictions.
Wednesday, 01.Apr.2015, 20:19
Zim cuts loss 170pc to $127 million, but box flow falls on quitting Asia-Europe ISRAELI flag carrier Zim Integrated Shipping Services narrowed its net loss to $127 million in 2014 from $343 million the year before, drawn on revenues of US$813 million down 9.2 per cent year on year.
Wednesday, 01.Apr.2015, 20:05
Wan Hai profit up 158pc to US$170 million, sales up 12pc, credits US recovery TAIWAN's Wan Hai Lines posted a 158 per cent year-on-year profit increase to TWD5.32 billion (US$170 million) in 2014, drawn on revenues of TWD67 billion, which increased 12 per cent.
Wednesday, 01.Apr.2015, 20:03

Container shipping heading for a better supply demand balance THE ordering of newbuildings has slowed, according to a senior shipping analyst, bringing about a better balance between the supply of containerships and demand.
Wednesday, 01.Apr.2015, 19:59
Houthi shell fire closes Aden harbour, Yemeni Red Sea ports still open EMBATTLED Yemen's Port of Aden has been closed after shelling by Houthi rebel forces - but for some oil shipments at Aden Refinery remained open, according to GAC Hot Port News.
Wednesday, 01.Apr.2015, 19:56
Hamburg Sud takeover of CCNI container line and box agency complete HAMBURG SUD has taken over the container liner activities of Compania Chilena de Navegacion Interoceanica SA (CCNI) including the related general agency functions of Agunsa Agencias Universales SA (Agunsa) with headquarters in Valparaiso and Santiago de Chile, Hamburg Sud announced. 
Wednesday, 01.Apr.2015, 19:54

Evergreen posts US$65.8 million profit as revenues rise 3.6pc TAIWAN's Evergreen Marine posted a profit of TWD2.1 billion (US$65.8 million) for 2014, drawn on revenues of TWD144.3 billion, an increase of 3.6 per cent.
Wednesday, 01.Apr.2015, 19:53
Backed up ships, boxes clear faster at Oakland than LA-Long Beach EFFORTS to clear the backlog of containers and vessels are progressing faster at the Oakland, Seattle and Tacoma than at Los Angeles and Long Beach.
Wednesday, 01.Apr.2015, 19:49
OOCL orders six 20,000-TEUers from Samsung Heavy for US$951.6 million HONG KONG's Orient Overseas (International) (OOIL), the parent company of Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL), has placed an order for six 20,000-TEU ships from Korea's Samsung Heavy Industries for US$951.6 million.
Tuesday, 31.Mar.2015, 21:23

Stena Germanica: World’s First Methanol-Powered Ship Enters Service The Stena Line ferry Stena Germanica re-entered service on March 26 as the first commercial ship in the world to run on methanol as its main fuel. 
Tuesday, 31.Mar.2015, 21:19
Gibraltar Completes First Ship-to-Ship Transfer of LNG Gibraltar Completes First Ship-to-Ship Transfer of LNG The LNG transfer was said to have taken 12 hours Gibraltar has successfully conducted its first ship-to-ship transfer of liquefied natural gas (LNG), the Gibraltar Port Authority announced in an emailed press release. 
Tuesday, 31.Mar.2015, 21:16
Costa Concordia was carrying cocaine when sinking The "Costa Concordia" was carrying a huge shipment of Mafia-owned cocaine when it set off on its final voyage, investigators have said. 
Tuesday, 31.Mar.2015, 21:10

INTERVIEW
"Maritime Pilots are modern traditionalists..."
Monday, 25.Aug.2014, 21:31
Capt. Cahit Istikbal has been IMPA Vice President for 3 terms , 12 years in total. Captain Istikbal was nominated for IMPA President for elections at General Assembly which will be held in Panama early this April. We interviewed with Capt. İstikbal on almost everything..
Juan Wong: “Panama Canal Expansion Program will double the capacity”
ARTHUR DE Graauw: "Pilots feel the simulator is not real"
Frank Horch: “Hamburg wants close relationships with İstanbul”
Turkish Shipping Minister Mr. Elvan addressed the sector through SeaNews Magazine
"Dry bulk market is bound for a recovery"
   
TURKISH STRAITS
"Perth 1" suffered Engine failure in Dardanelles
Saturday, 24.Jan.2015, 14:10
On Jan 23, 2015 at 9:20 p.m. the 190-meters long, Maltese flag "Perth 1" laden with 53.148 M/T of Corn, suffered an engine failure during the North-south Transit of the Dardanelles at Kanarya Burnu area. 
Bad weather warning for the Turkish Straits
Guided missile destroyer USS Ross passed through Bosphorus
SAIPEM 7000 passing through Strait of Istanbul (Bosporus)
USS Mount Whitney passed through the Strait of Istanbul
Turkey's Asyaport welcomes first vessel: MSC London
   
COLUMNISTS
Pilotage Services and Competition
Sunday, 22.Mar.2015, 18:59
As it is known, the maritime sector is an international sector where the priority is safety and other than commercial expectations, practices should focus on the nature of the sea, sea conditions and internationally accepted recommendations.
All about E-navigation
Sadness, Falling Leaves and October
Energy Wars in the Eastern Mediterranean
New Panama Canal, New Problem
Denmark Going It Alone?
WORLD SHIPPING
GAC opens new office in Japan to handle increasing energy business
Tuesday, 31.Mar.2015, 21:08
GLOBAL provider of services and solutions for the shipping, logistics and marine industries, Dubai-based GAC has set up an operations office in Japan.
Panama receives French documents of 1843 from the first canal builders
Asia-Europe trade needs TSA system - not today's 'dysfunctional pricing'
Transas to install ECDIS on more than 100 Maersk Line vessels
Jardine United International Shipping Agencies (JUNISA) opens in Zhoushan
China starts on Mischief Reef land reclamation in disputed Spratly Islands
   
SHIPPING NEWS
Iran's naval forces say they are fighting pirates off the coast of Yemen
Monday, 30.Mar.2015, 04:40
AN attack by four pirate boats with 32 armed pirates onboard targeting an Iranian oil tanker crossing the Bab-el-Mandeb strait has been thwarted by Iran's naval forces, reports Iran's Tasnim news agency. 
Low scrap price, rate rebound hopes curb bulker demolitions
Supertankers Speed Up As Crude Oil Prices Fall
Cargotec's Hiab sponsors first world crane championships
Turkish naval ship participates in NATO counter-piracy operation ‘Ocean Shield’
Baltic dry collapsed to historical low
   
SHIPBUILDING
Fast Crew Supplier Severn Provider ready for offshore markets
Monday, 30.Mar.2015, 21:51
Today the naming ceremony took place for Severn Offshore Services Ltd’s new multipurpose wind farm vessel Severn Provider at Damen Shipyards Gorinchem in the Netherlands. Following sea trials next week, the Damen FCS 2610 will be available for charter based out of Rotterdam.
CMA CGM Orders 3 Giant Boxships
MacGregor supplies complete deck equipment packages to China shipbuilder
Maersk orders 7 ice-class 3,600 TEUers from Cosco yard in Zhoushan
Turkey's Sanmar starts construction in its new shipyard in Altınova
The Queen has officially named the new cruise ship Britannia.
ACCIDENTS
Bulkcarrier "Turquoise Ocean" grounded on Columbia River
Sunday, 29.Mar.2015, 16:44
In the morning of Mar 27, 2015, the briefly ran aground in the Columbia River off Longview, but later regained power and made its way to a berth in the southwest Washington City. 
Chief Electrician died on Hellenic Seaways ship fire
Taxiarchis Grounded off Rhodes
1 Dead, 3 Rescued After Tugboat "Sea Bear" Sinks Off Fire Island
Pilot lacked latest sounding charts
Master-pilot disagreement caused grounding in St. Lawrence seaway
   
MARKETS
Baltic index rises spurred on by higher freight rates
Monday, 30.Mar.2015, 04:43
THE Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, rose at the end of last week propelled by higher rates across all vessel segments.
Black Sea-Med dirty Handysize freight rates at lowest levels in 2015 on light inquiry
Clarkson profit up 35pc to US$5.6 million as revenues rise 20pc
Asia Dry Bulk-Capesize rates hold down as tonnage glut continues
Strong demand for vessels prop up Baltic sea freight index
Asia-Europe container rates fall 6.5pc to US$938/TEU
   
INSIGHT/OPINION
Cheap oil’s economic benefits may be a big myth
Sunday, 07.Dec.2014, 21:32
Cheap oil is awesome, right? Most economists describe it as a sort of tax cut for Americans at the gas pump. Even Larry Fink, a hot-shot Wall Street money manager, declared oil’s decline “spectacular.”
Bigger containerships put greater pressure on the container industry
Drewry fears mega ship slot cost cuts will bring about rate plunge
Oil prices must fall far before ships will abandon slow steaming: Clarksons
Evergreen: Falling oil prices risk higher ship speeds and more oversupply
With oversupply, Cosco chief sees no hope of shipping recovery in two years
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