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CMA CGM Danube suffers engine failure off Ningbo The first containership delivered by China International Marine Containers (CIMC) to CMA CGM reported engine failure about two weeks after delivery. Maltese-Flag, 299,99 meters long box ship escorted to a safe anchorage. 
Saturday, 12.Jul.2014, 11:45
Ship Captain sentenced to 16 months The captain of a Chinese cargo ship has been sentenced to 16 months in jail after his vessel collided with another cargo ship in heavy fog last year. 
Saturday, 12.Jul.2014, 11:31
Juan Wong: “Panama Canal Expansion Program will double the capacity” Chief Editor of SeaNews, Mrs. Fulya Tekin Istikbal inteviewed with Mr. Johnny Wong, Project Manager of the Panama Canal Project during IMPA Congress in Panama. 
Saturday, 12.Jul.2014, 10:19

ARTHUR DE Graauw: "Pilots feel the simulator is not real" We did an interesting interview with Arthur while we were all in Panama for the General Meeting of the International Maritime Pilots’ Association, where he presented Port Revel. Here is a transcript of our interview:
Saturday, 12.Jul.2014, 09:30
Frank Horch: “Hamburg wants close relationships with İstanbul” SeaNews Turkey interviewed with Senator Frank Horch, head of the responsible Ministry for Economy, Transport and Innovation of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg during a delegation visit to Istanbul.
Saturday, 12.Jul.2014, 09:05
Turkish Shipping Minister Mr. Elvan addressed the sector through SeaNews Magazine In his first interview with maritime media, Minister Elvan addressed to Turkish maritime Sector through SeaNews.  We can’t say that we asked all the questions but we did our best, and Mr. Minister frankly answered.  Here they are:
Saturday, 12.Jul.2014, 08:18

China leads the world in port productivity Chinese container ports are the world’s most productive, according to the 2013 JOC Port Productivity Data rankings released. 
Saturday, 12.Jul.2014, 07:54
Yangfan bags four bulkers from KLC Shanghai: Yangfan Group has signed shipbuilding contracts with Korean owner Korea Line Coporation (KLC) for the construction of two 64,000dwt ultramax bulkers plus two options.
Saturday, 12.Jul.2014, 07:51
CSBC in negotiations for six semi-submersible vessels Taiwan’s major shipbuilder CSBC Corporation is currently in negotiations with Norwegian owner FALCON Group for the construction of four 65,000dwt semi-submersible vessels plus two options. 
Saturday, 12.Jul.2014, 07:43

Nicaragua Canal route approved A Nicaraguan committee has approved a proposed route for a $40bn channel across the Central American country that would compete with the Panama Canal. 
Saturday, 12.Jul.2014, 07:38
Pan Ocean orders in China Dalian: Private Chinese yard New Century Shipbuilding Group has signed a contract to build two 208,000 dwt bulkers with Korea’s Pan Ocean. 
Saturday, 12.Jul.2014, 07:33
As Maersk and MSC join forces, CMA CGM looks for partners Singapore: Asian container trades are set for a giant shake up with news out today that the world’s top two lines have signed a 10-year vessel sharing agreement (VSA). 
Saturday, 12.Jul.2014, 07:30

Cosco to consolidate US operations Cosco is going to consolidate its US container shipping business, with Cosco Container Lines Americas (CCLA) announcing that it will close most of its offices in the US and consolidate them into a larger North America operation centre as part of a restructuring move.
Saturday, 12.Jul.2014, 07:27
Accident at China's Fujian Southeast Shipyard leaves one dead Guangzhou: A worker at Fujian Southeast Shipyard was hit by a falling iron plate during work yesterday, and died on the way to hospital due to severe injury.
Saturday, 12.Jul.2014, 07:19
Lion Shipbrokers Market report WEEK 28– 11 JULY 2014 Lion shipbrokers second hand and demolition markets report 28th week 11 July 2014
Friday, 11.Jul.2014, 21:38

INTERVIEW
"Dry bulk market is bound for a recovery"
Tuesday, 20.May.2014, 05:49
The dry bulk market is bound for a recovery in the coming weeks, as the market will be better balanced, said Mr. Michael Bodouroglou, Chairman and CEO of Paragon Shipping, in an interview with Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide.
SeaNews Intrview with Mr. Adem Şimşek; President of the Turkish Ship Recyclers’ Association
SeaNews Intrview with Mr. Yusuf Oztürk, Chairman of Chamber of Shipping İzmir Branch
SeaNews Interview with Capt. Salih Orakcı, General Manager of Turkish Coastal Safety Administration
Interview with Mr. Murat Kıran, Chairman of Turkish Shipbuilders Association.
SeaNews Interview with Mr. Koji Sekimizu, IMO Secretary-General
   
TURKISH STRAITS
Second US Navy destroyer heads to Black Sea
Wednesday, 09.Apr.2014, 16:57
Another US military ship is set to be deployed in the Black Sea amid the Ukrainian crisis. The US Navy destroyer Donald Cook will join the USS Truxtun, whose stay in waters bordering Russia was extended to ‘conduct drills’ with Romania and Bulgaria.
Giant platform "Xiang Yun Kou” passed Strait of Istanbul early this morning
2 Russian warships passed through the Dardanelles this afternoon
Ukrainian Navy flagship takes Russia’s side – report
M/V TILL had an engine failure in Istanbul Strait
UKHO Publishes Mariners' Routeing Guides for Turkish Straits
   
COLUMNISTS
Denmark Going It Alone?
Saturday, 28.Jun.2014, 14:27
As has been reported in this journal the Danish Maritime Authority has put a bill before the Parliament on opening competition in piloting. 
THE DANISH DEBATE; SHIPS AND PILOTS
A Threat To Maritime Security: Piracy Attacks
What caused Sewol sinking?
The Montreux Convention and the Crimean Crisis
2013 and 2014 in World Economy and Maritime Markets
WORLD SHIPPING
COSCO acquires seventh 13,386 TEU for CKYH Asia-Europe service (NE 3)
Friday, 11.Jul.2014, 20:57
COSCO received the seventh of eight 13,386-TEU containerships ordered from Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co, Ltd (NACKS), a joint venture between COSCO and Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. 
Baltic Exchange awards honorary life membership to Eyal Ofer
Israeli government goes to Supreme Court to keep Zim's golden share
Sohar port handles first 10,000-TEU vessel
6,350-TEU Zim Hamburg joins Zim & MSCs' N Europe-Med (NE-1)
Freight rates enjoy summer rally...
   
SHIPPING NEWS
Newbuild Crude Tankers Rise in Popularity
Saturday, 21.Jun.2014, 08:34
Low shipbuilding prices and the North American energy boom are leading ship operators and investors to finance billions of dollars into building crude tankers, according to IMDO’s Weekly Market review.
China Eyes Iron Ore Shipping Partnership with Vale
Kurdish crude oil cargo sitting unclaimed off Morocco
French Ship 'FS Dupuy de Lome' Could Spy on Communications in Black Sea
Chinese, Vietnamese vessels ram and deploy water cannon in disputed waters
A good Q1 for tankers becomes a distant memory in April
   
SHIPBUILDING
China's Zhonggu Shipping gains financing for two newbuildings, 2,850 TEU
Friday, 11.Jul.2014, 20:48
SHANGHAI's Zhonggu Shipping, top domestic container operator in 2013, has secured financing from Shanghai Guojin Leasing on the purchase of two 2,850 TEU containerships following loans for a further six 2,850 TEU containerships from other banks.
MOL, DSME Pen Yamal LNG Carriers Deal
KMTC takes in charge the 5,466-TEU 'mumbai'
8,452-TEU Ever Lucky to enter Evergreen's Asia-USWC service
Evergreen to take into fleet last of 20 x 8,500-TEU ships
Global Maritime Trade: Latest Shipbuilding Orders
ACCIDENTS
Cargo ship Haci Suvari refloated off Dardanelles
Tuesday, 08.Jul.2014, 06:09
The ship tried to refloat by her own means but that did not succeed. Finally salvage demand was made to Turkish Coastal Safety. The ship's cargo was partly transferred to another ship and thus the ship could be refloated.
21 people saved from grounded whale watching boat "Haukur"
Catamaran "Nora Victoria" run aground and sunk afterwards
Turkish dry cargo ship Haci Suvari went aground
How Many Containers Have Shippers Lost at Sea?
Sewol Death Toll Now at 293 as Another Body Gets Retrieved
   
MARKETS
Freight rates are not sticking, subject to rapid change
Friday, 11.Jul.2014, 20:52
SHIPPING lines appear to be confused about the amount and validity of their general rate increases, reported Loadstar, raising not much hope of shippers understanding their GRI strategy, or finding reasons to justify paying the rate hikes.
Trans-Pac Partnership talks to take grouping to final stages: Japan
Economists' poll shows second quarter GDP growth steadies at 7.4pc
Is the shipping sector due for a revival?
ASIA PANAMAX DRY: Shipowners pushing for higher rates as activity perks up
Watchkeeper: Why Shipping Is Likely to Cost More?
   
INSIGHT/OPINION
What Remedy Could There Be for Declining Freight Rates?
Wednesday, 02.Jul.2014, 22:01
Drewry’s 2Q14 Container Forecaster highlights that there is a widening gap between the positive financiáis of the few carriers really focused on cutting costs and the rest of the top 20 lines, as they battle with the pressure of falling freight rates.
Drewry: Expensive Hong Kong loses more boxes to cheaper Shenzhen
Drewry: Surge in VLGC Freight Rates Unsustainable
Terminal ownership, layout, changes with advent of mega shipping
All Aboard for the Upcoming Dry Shipping Rally?
The shipping recovery that never arrived...
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