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MOST READ TODAY
Emergency response Vessel "Nene Hatun" Launched at Sefine Shipyard- 702
Dover Strait Collision Caused by Over-Reliance on AIS- 545
Fire on bulkcarrier New Caterina in Amsterdam- 359
IMO approves Polar Code to punish pollution from ships- 269
NYK's ballast water management system is approved by Tokyo- 258
Singapore to start pilot project to supply LNG to ships by 2020- 231
Newport Shipping introduces a new revenue sharing concept to the Handysize sector- 180
ECOSHIPS MANAGEMENT INCREASES SHIP EFFICIENCY BY MORE THAN 15%- 173
Royal Caribbean Expects Record Results in 2015- 168
Reefer crew honoured for rescuing 2 yachtsmen in storm at sea- 158
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Dover Strait Collision Caused by Over-Reliance on AIS A collision between the multi-purpose cargo ship Rickmers Dubai with the un-manned crane barge Walcon Wizard which was being towed by the tug Kingston in the south-west traffic lane of the Dover Strait TSS...
Friday, 24.Oct.2014, 21:22
3 Dead in Platform Accident off Azerbaijan Structures collapsed at the offshore platform #441 of the Narimanovneft oil and gas production department on Oct. 23, according to an official message from Azerbaijan’s Sate Oil Company (SOCAR).
Friday, 24.Oct.2014, 21:17
Royal Caribbean Expects Record Results in 2015 Early bookings for 2015 are robust and the current order book is better than at the same time last year in both volume and price, Royal Caribbean Cruises said in its third quarter results.
Friday, 24.Oct.2014, 21:13

Fourth of a total five purpose built offshore chasers enters service Dutch offshore services company Rederij Groen has taken delivery of the ‘7-Waves’, the second of a total three identical Seismic Research Support Vessels. Once the third of these so-called offshore chasers will join the fleet in January 2015, all of Groen’s five custom built chasers will have been built by Damen yard Maaskant.
Friday, 24.Oct.2014, 21:01
DP World promotes Esam Khoory to head new T3 at Jebel Ali port ESAM Khoory has been appointed the director of DP World's new container terminal 3 (T3) at Jebel Ali port in Dubai, UAE. The terminal is in its final commissioning stage to officially receive its first commercial vessel.
Friday, 24.Oct.2014, 20:54
APMT set up 50 tents at Ebola medical camp in Liberia MAERSK group's port operator APM Terminals, the port operator within the AP Moller-Maersk group, is building 50 temporary tent houses for a new medical camp in Monrovia to help Liberia cope with the Ebola outbreak.
Friday, 24.Oct.2014, 20:49

Reefer crew honoured for rescuing 2 yachtsmen in storm at sea THE crew of the specialised reefer ship Crown Sapphire has been honoured for their rescue of two men from a yacht in the Atlantic, receiving the Amver Assisted Rescue at Sea Award at the Lloyds List Global Awards ceremony held in London.
Friday, 24.Oct.2014, 20:39
Industry predicts global shipping volumes to hit billion TEU by 2020 CONTAINER volumes handled by ports worldwide is forecast to increase to up to one billion TEU by the end of the decade, up from 623 million TEU in 2013.
Friday, 24.Oct.2014, 20:37
Dredging works at Hong Kong's Stonecutters Island to continue for six weeks IN Hong Kong dredging operations have started at the Stonecutters Island sewage treatment works.
Friday, 24.Oct.2014, 20:33

OOCL chief CEO Andy Tung wins Long Beach Port Pilot Award THE Long Beach Board of Harbour Commissioners has bestowed the prestigious Port Pilot Award on the CEO and managing director of Orient Overseas Container Line, Andrew Tung, for his contributions to international trade within the maritime industry. 
Friday, 24.Oct.2014, 20:31
Aqaba dockers end APMT strike, labour court expected to rule on wages STRIKES at Aqaba Container Terminal Jordan's only seaport, have come to an end with the union and the port operator APM Terminals (APMT) agreeing to a no-walkout/no-lockout policy while contract talks continue
Friday, 24.Oct.2014, 20:29
OOCL cancels Asia-North Europe Loop 6 on low Christmas demand HONG KONG's Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) has announced in a notice to trade that it will withdraw Loop 6 on Week 48 (ETA Kaohsiung on 23 November) on the Asia-North Europe service.
Friday, 24.Oct.2014, 20:20

Emergency response Vessel "Nene Hatun" Launched at Sefine Shipyard Turkey's first emergency response vessel (ERV) that has been built by the Sefine Shipyard at Yalova Region of Turkey, has been launched on a ceremony that has been participated by a large number of invitees including Turkey's Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Lütfi Elvan. 
Friday, 24.Oct.2014, 11:17
ECOSHIPS MANAGEMENT INCREASES SHIP EFFICIENCY BY MORE THAN 15% Ecoships, a fully owned subsidiary of Newport Shipping Group, has introduced a customised version of the Six Sigma DMAIC approach to process and performance evaluation in order to optimise the energy-efficiency of the vessels under its management.
Friday, 24.Oct.2014, 09:02
Newport Shipping introduces a new revenue sharing concept to the Handysize sector London-based ship manager Newport Shipping has introduced a new revenue sharing agreement (RSA) concept to the Handysize bulk carrier sector and will now market the scheme under Newport Handy Bulkcarriers.
Friday, 24.Oct.2014, 08:58

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
USS Mount Whitney passed through the Strait of Istanbul
Saturday, 11.Oct.2014, 18:41
The U.S. 6th Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20)  passed through the Strait of İstanbul and entered to Black Sea this afternoon, Saturday the 11th of October, to promote peace and stability in the region.
Turkey's Asyaport welcomes first vessel: MSC London
M/V MAGNUM had engine breakdown in Istanbul Strait
MSC Stella passed "empty" through Turkish Straits
Second US Navy destroyer heads to Black Sea
Giant platform "Xiang Yun Kou” passed Strait of Istanbul early this morning
   
COLUMNISTS
New Panama Canal, New Problem
Thursday, 07.Aug.2014, 21:54
To the relief of much of the world’s trading nations, the Panama Canal expansion looks to be on track for a finish in 2015.  The Panama Canal Authority webpage states the following “The Panama Canal Expansion is the largest project at the Canal since its original construction. T
Denmark Going It Alone?
THE DANISH DEBATE; SHIPS AND PILOTS
A Threat To Maritime Security: Piracy Attacks
What caused Sewol sinking?
The Montreux Convention and the Crimean Crisis
WORLD SHIPPING
NYK's ballast water management system is approved by Tokyo
Thursday, 23.Oct.2014, 19:47
JAPAN's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) has approved a ballast water management system, called SKY-System, that NYK Group member, Nippon Yuka Kogyo, developed with Katayama Chemical Industries.
Singapore to start pilot project to supply LNG to ships by 2020
Union federation blasts countries that turn ships away on Ebola fears
Global supply of box shipping capacity decreased in September
FMC mulls internal probe into its own Ocean Three processing
IBIA welcomes MEPC bunker compromise
   
SHIPPING NEWS
China iron ore imports have Baltic Exchange bulker rates soaring 38pc
Thursday, 23.Oct.2014, 19:50
DAILY charter rates for bulkers iron ore jumped a record 38 per cent to US$12,580, according to London's Baltic Exchange this week, reported Bloomberg.
US claims of surpassing Saudi oil production will prove hollow: expert
TEN Positive About Tanker Market Conditions TEN Positive About Tanker Market Conditions
Building underway for biggest ships ever built for Royal Navy
Kurdish attempts to sell oil are not going to get support from the Obama administration
Surging Middle East Oil Refining Increases Tanker Rates
   
SHIPBUILDING
Tuco Marine discloses the newest vessel in the ProZero series
Thursday, 23.Oct.2014, 19:09
Less then a week before the Offshore Energy 2014 Exhibition and Conference in Amsterdam the coming week, Tuco Marine discloses the newest vessel in the ProZero series of Fast Rescue Boats, Daughter Crafts and Workboats; The New ProZero 11m WIND FARM SERVICE BOAT.   
13,808-TEUer delivered to Evergreen - last of 10 postpanamaxes
Hamburg’s LNG Hybrid Barge Christened
Losses induce Hyundai Heavy shipbuilding to cut executive suite 31pc
The CMA CGM ELBE enters the CMA CGM fleet
Guapo Warrior - 2nd Damen ASD Tug 2810delivered to ARC Towage
ACCIDENTS
Fire on bulkcarrier New Caterina in Amsterdam
Friday, 24.Oct.2014, 08:48
On Oct 23, 2014, short past noon a fire broke out in an excavator working in the cargo hold of the "New Katerina" in the Westport of Amsterdam. 
Disabled Russian Box Ship "Simushir" Reaches Prince Rupert
Russian boxship "M/V Simushir" adrift off B.C. coast
Hapag 3,969-TEUer cuts loose in Sydney storm, rams Safmarine 3,647-TEUer
Drifting container vessel cuts moorings of OOCL Hong Kong
"Fortuna S" aground and sank in Black Sea
   
MARKETS
Platts: Atlantic Supramax Market Plagued by Overcapacity
Wednesday, 22.Oct.2014, 12:04
The Atlantic Supramax market continued to deal with an oversupply of ships in all its key regions, with demand for cargo insufficient for the time being in helping freight rates recover, according to Platts.
Platts: Atlantic Supramax Market Plagued by Overcapacity
Platts: Freight Rates Pressured by Falling Bunker Fuel Prices
Asia-Europe rates fall, but transpac up 11.5pc to US$1,239/FEU
Carriers need to lower unit costs to remain profitable: Drewry
AADA ups China-Oz rate US$300/TEU November 15
   
INSIGHT/OPINION
Carriers can still make money-Drewry
Monday, 13.Oct.2014, 21:58
Carriers can still make money despite falling freight rates, according to Drewry’s latest Container Annual Review & Forecast 2014/15. Surprisingly, some medium-sized lines retain unit cost advantages.
Moody’s: "Shipping Industry Outlook Stable"
Is too little too late for expanded Panama Canal with advent of mega ships?
Masses of small box ships scrapped as mega ships dominate world trade
Drewry: Mega Alliances Will Help Container Industry Recover
"Charterers Optimistic Despite Dip In Shipping Confidence"
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