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Ferry "Europalink" breached in grounding- 381
Marine Maintenance World Expo to be staged in Brussels October 14-16- 240
Lack of demand to keep chemical tanker market depressed: Stolt-Nielsen- 229
Lion Shipbrokers Market Report: WEEK 38 – 19 September 2014- 225
Thor refloated Green Freezer- 186
First two LNG powered box ships fitted with dual-fuel slow speed engine- 161
Box Ships earns Sell from Clarkson Capital analysts after first half net loss- 136
August volume at Charleston, South Carolina up 13pc to 163,970 TEU- 134
A-E rate sinks to US$908/TEU, transpac hits $2,086/FEU- 104
Inchcape Shipping Services celebrates the 25th anniversary of ISS Greece- 82
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Damen Stan Tug 1606 delivered to Bremenports Bremenports, the management company for the twin German ports of Bremen and Bremenhaven, took delivery of its first Damen-built vessel – a Stan Tug (Stu) 1606. 
Monday, 22.Sep.2014, 09:49
Greatest laker "Paul R. Tregurtha" ran aground in Duluth The "Paul R. Tregurtha" ran aground in Duluth Harbor on Sep 20, 2014, around 3:20 p.m. when the bulker was departing Duluth with a cargo of 68000 tons of coal and made a navigational error at the Aerial Lift Bridge. 
Monday, 22.Sep.2014, 08:47
Russia Signs Marine Terminal Agreement with MSC Cruises While at the XIII International Investment Forum in Sochi last Friday, Nikolay Tsukanov, Governor of Kaliningrad region, Andrei Tarasenko, CEO of Rosmorport and MSC Cruises CEO Roberto Grandi Navi Veloci Mortinoli signed an agreement to build an international marine terminal to receive cruise and cargo ships at the port of Pioneer along the Baltic Sea in Russia’s Kaliningrad region. 
Monday, 22.Sep.2014, 08:44

Inchcape Shipping Services celebrates the 25th anniversary of ISS Greece Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, has this month celebrated the 25th anniversary of its operations in Greece by hosting its annual senior management conference in Athens, close to the company’s Greek head office in the Port of Piraeus.
Monday, 22.Sep.2014, 08:28
Thor refloated Green Freezer The "Green Freezer" was docked at Fá­skrúðsfirði after the patrol boat "Thor" pulled the ship off the beach on Sep 20 at 10.52 a.m. 
Sunday, 21.Sep.2014, 20:41
Ferry "Europalink" breached in grounding The "Europalink" ran onto the rocks of the islet Peristeres NE of Korfu in the night of Sep 21, 2014, and was breached. The ship came off, turned around and headed to the port of Kerkyra upon Korfu, where divers surveyed the damage. Two tugs assisted the ferry. 
Sunday, 21.Sep.2014, 20:25

Marine Maintenance World Expo to be staged in Brussels October 14-16 MARINE Maintenance World Expo is back for its second year on October 14-16 in Brussels, bringing the ship repair industry together to focus on new technology and maritime innovation.
Sunday, 21.Sep.2014, 18:54
Box Ships earns Sell from Clarkson Capital analysts after first half net loss NEW YORK-listed Box Ships has earned a Sell rating from analysts at Clarkson Capital after a first half net loss, but an improved second quarter, reports American Banking & Market News.
Sunday, 21.Sep.2014, 18:50
August volume at Charleston, South Carolina up 13pc to 163,970 TEU THE South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA), which runs the ports of Charleston, Georgetown and Greer, has posted a 13.4 per cent increase in August container volume to 163,970 TEU, making a strong start to the first two months of the fiscal year.
Sunday, 21.Sep.2014, 18:38

First two LNG powered box ships fitted with dual-fuel slow speed engine GENERAL Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego has placed the world's first dual-fuel slow speed engine into the first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fuelled containership.
Sunday, 21.Sep.2014, 18:34
A-E rate sinks to US$908/TEU, transpac hits $2,086/FEU SPOT rates continued to decline on both the transpacific and the Asia Europe route last week, according to the Shanghai Containerised Freight Index.
Sunday, 21.Sep.2014, 18:32
2M partners Maersk and MSC sketch out network's routes and loops THE Maersk-MSC 2M vessel sharing agreement has announced six Asia-north Europe services, five Asia-Med loops, four Asia-North America west coast strings as well as two via Suez from Asia to the North American east coast.
Sunday, 21.Sep.2014, 18:25

Lack of demand to keep chemical tanker market depressed: Stolt-Nielsen The global chemical tanker market is expected to remain challenging over the next few years due mainly to a lack of demand and freight rates staying at below profitable levels, according to Niels G Stolt-Nielsen, ceo of Stolt-Nielsen Limited.
Saturday, 20.Sep.2014, 11:22
Lion Shipbrokers Market Report: WEEK 38 – 19 September 2014 Lion Shipbrokers market Report-week 38- 19 September 2014... See the full report in PDF format by clicking the link below!
Saturday, 20.Sep.2014, 11:10
IMO focuses attention on container safety The first session of the IMO Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC) took place on 8 – 12 September, 2014 at the Headquarters of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Over one hundred issues, inter alia on container safety, were considered in the course of plenary sessions and working group meetings.
Friday, 19.Sep.2014, 21:46

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
Turkey's Asyaport welcomes first vessel: MSC London
Tuesday, 19.Aug.2014, 21:34
The 399-m container vessel MSC London passed through the Strait of Canakkale yesterday morning.
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
2 Russian warships passed through the Dardanelles this afternoon
   
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
MUA Urges for Protection of Australian Jobs in Coastal Shipping
Friday, 19.Sep.2014, 21:32
The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has urged the Abbott Government to protect Australian jobs, the maritime skills base and the environment when considering changes to laws covering coastal shipping.
Malta refused M/V Western Copenhagen due to Ebola fears
Koji Sekimizu, Secretary General of IMO, retires at the end of 2015
With bigger ships, a Nicaraguan canal could mean big trouble for Panama
CMA CGM Amerigo loop adds Miami with breakbulk, outsize, hazmat capacity
Broker tells clients Asia-Europe rate sank to US$750 in the last week
   
SHIPPING NEWS
Global Tanker Fleet Shying Away from ECDIS
Thursday, 18.Sep.2014, 21:48
The majority of ships in the global tanker fleet have yet to adopt ECDIS, according to data published for the first time by the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO). 
France Halts Delivery of Mistrals to Russia
Rebels Fire on Ukrainian Ship at Sea
Tanker with Kurdish Crude Dissappears from Radar
India to turn big importer of iron ore in FY15
LUKOIL Ships First Cargo from Iraq’s West Quarna 2 Oilfield
   
SHIPBUILDING
Rimorchiatori Riuniti takes delivery of Damen ASD 2411
Thursday, 18.Sep.2014, 21:54
Rimorchiatori Riuniti S.p.A. of Genoa (Italy) has taken delivery of a Damen ASD Tug 2411. The 70 tonne bollard pull azimuth stern drive tug will be temporarily deployed by Tug Malta Ltd., a full subsidiary of the Genovese towage company.
Cosco orders five 14,500-TEUers, following CKYHE alliance trend
UASC takes on two new 9,000 TEU newbuildings from Singapore's Asiatic Lloyd
'K' Line repeats order for five more 13,870 TEU ships from Japanese shipyard
Fewer Yards Delivering Ships on Global Scale
Russia plans to boost shipbuilding capability
ACCIDENTS
"Green Freezer" salvage attempt failed-line broken
Friday, 19.Sep.2014, 20:54
Work to salvage the "Green Freezer" by the Coast Guard was more complicated than expected.
Firefighters in Miami put out ship "M/V Lizzane" fire
Fire Kills FSO Chief Engineer
14 Crew Saved from Chinese Cargo Ship "Hao Jun"
M/V Orient Crusader-Tug Boat collision in St. Lawrence
Sewol disaster could have happened any time..
   
MARKETS
Maersk hikes transpac headhaul rate US$540/TEU - $600/FEU October 8
Thursday, 11.Sep.2014, 07:34
MAERSK Line will levy a general rate increase of US$540 per TEU, $600 per FEU, $675 per FEU high cube and $760 per 45-footer early next month. 
Asia-Europe box volumes up 7.3pc in July despite sluggish economies
American GDP up 4.2pc in second quarter after 2.1pc first quarter decline
Chinese Shipping Operators Missing Out on Global Trade Rebound
Atlantic Handysize Dry Market Taking an Upward Curve
Toll profit increases 219pc to US$272 million as sales uptick 1.1pc
   
INSIGHT/OPINION
Moore Stephens finds most shipping notables don't like Scottish independence
Thursday, 18.Sep.2014, 21:28
SHOULD Scotland ever become independent, there would be a price to pay in terms of shipping, according to survey conducted by shipping accountants, Moore Stephens.
Sea change in revenue management needed to improve profitability: expert
Maersk CEO no fan of long-term contracts with rates expected to slump
Forecasts optimistic for container markets
Dry Bulk Shipping Earnings Set for Comeback
Spot rates to escape post-peak collapse this year, says BIMC0 analyst
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