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Dane wins first world crane championship organised by Hiab- 1523
Lion Shipbrokers market Report-week 15- 17 April 2015- 767
49th General Meeting of EMPA held in Estoril, Portugal- 343
Evergreen takes delivery of its eighth L-type 8,508-TEUer from CSBC- 111
Spain investigates the sinking of fuel-laden Oleg Naydenov- 101
Yang Ming puts its first 14,000-TEUer into Asia-Europe service- 68
Port of Nagoya's box volume drops 6.8pc in January to 202,856 TEU- 66
Zim to order first newbuildings since crash, to get 13,000-TEUers- 65
Saudi, Iranian warships off Yemen as food ships suffer weapon searches- 63
Cuba's Mariel terminal set to benefit from improving ties with US- 48
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Dane wins first world crane championship organised by Hiab THE first ever World Crane Championships held at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham has been won by Johnny Jensen from Denmark, who took away a prize of EUR25,000 (US$26,940) for his winning time of two minutes 18 seconds.
Saturday, 18.Apr.2015, 08:02
Port of Nagoya's box volume drops 6.8pc in January to 202,856 TEU CONTAINER volume at the Port of Nagoya in central Japan fell 6.8 per cent in January year on year to 202,856 TEU, according to the Nagoya Port Authority.
Saturday, 18.Apr.2015, 08:00
Evergreen takes delivery of its eighth L-type 8,508-TEUer from CSBC EVERGREEN Line has named the eighth L-type 8,508-TEUer, the Ever Lyric, at a ceremony held at CSBC's Kaohsiung shipyard officiated by the shipping group's vice chairman Raymond Lin.
Saturday, 18.Apr.2015, 07:24

Cuba's Mariel terminal set to benefit from improving ties with US CUBA's one container terminal in Mariel, 40 kilometres west of Havana, is well placed to benefit from the easing of US tensions with Cuba and the expansion of the Panama Canal next near. 
Saturday, 18.Apr.2015, 07:22
Saudi, Iranian warships off Yemen as food ships suffer weapon searches Opposing Saudi and Iranian warships on either side of the Yemeni civil war are keeping cargo ships at sea as Saudi naval force conduct arms searches on vessels before allowing them to dock.
Saturday, 18.Apr.2015, 07:19
Yang Ming puts its first 14,000-TEUer into Asia-Europe service TAIWAN's Yang Ming Marine Transport, the country's No 2 container line, has launched its biggest ship into service deploying Seaspan's 14,000-TEUer, the YM Wish, from Kaohsiung Harbour, reports the Taipei Times.
Saturday, 18.Apr.2015, 07:18

Zim to order first newbuildings since crash, to get 13,000-TEUers ISRAELI flag carrier Zim Integrated Shipping Services is planning its first newbuilding orders since the financial crash, having signed letters of intent with a dozen Asian yards, reports Oslo-based Tradewinds.
Saturday, 18.Apr.2015, 07:15
Spain investigates the sinking of fuel-laden Oleg Naydenov Spain launched an investigation on Thursday into the sinking of a Russian ship Oleg Naydenov off the Canary Islands, as coastguards battled a six-km (3.7-mile) oil slick close to tourist beaches. 
Saturday, 18.Apr.2015, 07:12
Lion Shipbrokers market Report-week 15- 17 April 2015 Lion Shipbrokers newbuilding and second hand ship sales and demolition report-week 15-17 April 2015
Friday, 17.Apr.2015, 22:52

49th General Meeting of EMPA held in Estoril, Portugal 49th Conference of the EMPA, held in Cascais, between 14 and 17 April, which drew more than 200 participants, representing the major ports of Europe.  5 resolutions were adopted.
Friday, 17.Apr.2015, 22:01
Steelhead Introduces a New Yacht Crane Steelhead Marine, a North American manufacturer of premium cranes, has expanded its product offering with the launch of the new E Series 1000 crane designed for applications that demand a robust, cost-effective solution.
Thursday, 16.Apr.2015, 21:28
Hyundai Merchant Marine sells bulk shipping division Hyundai Merchant Marine is selling its bulk shipping division, the latest in a series of assets that South Korea’s second-largest shipping conglomerate is shedding to raise liquidity.
Thursday, 16.Apr.2015, 20:37

VTMS system installed at Kamarajar Port A Vessel Traffic Management System (VTMS) facility was inaugurated at the Kamarajar Port in Ennore this morning. The facility will improve ship navigation in the port and the adjacent coastal waters.
Thursday, 16.Apr.2015, 20:34
Tough times for offshore and marine industry as oil prices fall The offshore and marine sector has been going through rough times in recent months with oil prices near multi-year lows and slowing production demand. According to the Singapore Maritime Foundation, rig builders have not received any orders for drilling rigs since the start of the year.
Thursday, 16.Apr.2015, 20:31
Mariners call for stronger shipping policies Mariners are calling for stronger government policies to put shipping at the heart of Australia’s transport system.
Thursday, 16.Apr.2015, 20:25
BUNKER PRICES IN MAJOR REGIONAL PORTS


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
Massive power cut disrupts port operations in Turkey
Thursday, 02.Apr.2015, 08:06
Port operations in Turkey were facing disruption as a result of a massive power cut that had hit dozens of provinces across the country on Tuesday 31 March. 
"Perth 1" suffered Engine failure in Dardanelles
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
   
COLUMNISTS
The Lomonosov Ridge
Thursday, 02.Apr.2015, 11:59
The Lomonosov Ridge and the Overlapping Outer Continental Shelf Claim to North Pole
Pilotage Services and Competition
All about E-navigation
Sadness, Falling Leaves and October
Energy Wars in the Eastern Mediterranean
New Panama Canal, New Problem
WORLD SHIPPING
Turkey's Arkas Line added 36th ship to fleet: MARTHA A.
Thursday, 16.Apr.2015, 19:11
Arkas has added a 36th ship to its marine merchant fleet in March, which is currently Turkey’s largest container fleet. 
BIMCO-ICS seafarer poll: Most are happy, rate on-time pay, internet tops
CMA CGM takes delivery of biggest British boxship - 17,722-TEU Kerguelen
Santos port copes with box backlog after fire rages for 8 days
Hapag-Lloyd kicks off voluntary low-sulphur fuel burn in Port of Shenzhen
OW Bunker aftermath: CSCL in court over US$1.4 million unpaid fuel bill
   
SHIPPING NEWS
Russian Naval Ship Evacuates over 300 People Stranded in Yemen
Sunday, 12.Apr.2015, 17:21
The Russian Navy vessel Priazovye helped to evacuate 308 people from war-torn Yemen. The Russian Defense Ministry stated citizens from 19 countries had been rescued, including Russian, Ukrainian, US and Yemini nationals. 
Iran's naval forces say they are fighting pirates off the coast of Yemen
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’
   
SHIPBUILDING
Yang Ming looks to order five more 14,000-TEU ships for delivery in 2017
Thursday, 16.Apr.2015, 20:04
TAIWANESE container shipping line Yang Ming Marine Transport plans to order a further five 14,000-TEU vessels for delivery in 2017. 
Fincantieri deliveres fourth super-luxury ship to Ponant
China Cosco to order ten 19,000-TEUers for US$1.4 billion in total: WSJ
Seaspan's 10,000-TEU MOL Beacon delivered from Jiangsu Yangzi Xinfu yard
MSC takes delivery of second 19,224-TEU mega ship in Olympic Series
Utah officials attend Shanghai naming ceremony of 8,888-TEU OOCL Utah
ACCIDENTS
The Oleg Naydenov has sunk 15 miles south of Punta Maspalomas
Wednesday, 15.Apr.2015, 19:22
At 2245 hours Canarian fishing with Russian flag Oleg Naydenov has sunk 15 miles south of Punta Maspalomas to a depth of 2400 meters.
Bulk carrier "Nord EXplorer" aground on Delaware River
Explosion on oil tanker Palu Sipat in shipyard, 4 workers dead
NTSB tells tale of Maersk tanker collision, spill in Houston Ship Channel
Russian Trawler Was Sunk by Greed and Corruption, Investigators Say
Cruise ship "Deutschland" damaged 150 meters quay line
   
MARKETS
Spot rates to remain weak on Asia-Med trade until mid-June: Drewry
Thursday, 16.Apr.2015, 20:08
WEAKENING demand growth, rising supply of containership slots and market changes will hold spot rates down on the Asia-Mediterranean trade lane until the mid-June peak season, predicts London-based analyst Drewry.
China March exports fall 15pc, after 20pc two-month import drop
AADA to raise Greater China rate to Australia US$300/TEU May 15
MOL hikes rate US$700/TEU for Malaysia-Mexico-west coast South America
Lower vessel rates pull down Baltic sea freight index
Weak demand lowers ship rates resulting in Baltic sea index decline
   
INSIGHT/OPINION
Norwegian Shipowners pessimistic about 2015
Sunday, 12.Apr.2015, 20:58
Norwegian shipowners have reported a downward shift in shipowner expectations for growth in turnover in 2015.
Maritime leaders say agility needed to adapt to changing market conditions
Winners and Losers in Box Trade
Container shipping heading for a better supply demand balance
Cheap oil’s economic benefits may be a big myth
Bigger containerships put greater pressure on the container industry
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