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Lloyd’s Register: "Technology will play a bigger part in shipping"- 503
Reef Pilots bought their Pilotage Company ARP- 340
Cosco launches Adriatic-Greece-Turkey service from Rijeka- 265
FMC commissioner demands congestion information from carrier alliances- 238
Newark mayor tells port authority to pay more or he will sell its land- 150
Hong Kong's Hutchison to start building Laem Chabang terminal within year- 128
Reefer-rich 10,000-TEU CMA CGM Volga enters Asia-Black Sea service- 127
Panama Canal reports 'unusual increase' in ships waiting to transit- 94
Pacific International Line buys 55pc of Mariana Express Lines- 88
Korean is sixth candidate to run for IMO’s top job- 78
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FMC commissioner demands congestion information from carrier alliances THE four major container shipping alliances are being urged to provide new information on the measures each is taking to reduce congestion at US ports by the Federal maritime commissioner Michael Khouri, who says shippers have seen a deterioration in service and significant increases in costs.
Thursday, 26.Mar.2015, 22:20
GAC to provide shipping agency services to Thorco in Singapore DANISH shipping company, Thorco Shipping has appointed GAC Singapore to provide agency services for its ships calling at the Lion City. 
Thursday, 26.Mar.2015, 22:16
Ho Chi Minh City Maritime Vocational College buys VSTEP Class A simulator VSTEP, a developer of simulators and virtual training software, has delivered and installed an A DNV Class A certified NAUTIS Full Mission Bridge Simulator at the Ho Chi Minh City Maritime Vocational College to accurately recreate the environment of Vietnam's harbours.
Thursday, 26.Mar.2015, 22:08

Militant ILWU wants contract offer rejected, demands more pay, less work THE extreme leftwing of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) is urging members to reject the contract negotiated by the union leadership and demands more pay for less work. 
Thursday, 26.Mar.2015, 22:07
Pacific International Line buys 55pc of Mariana Express Lines PACIFIC International Line (PIL) has acquired a 55 per cent stake in Mariana Express Lines (MELL), which will continue to operate under its own brand.
Thursday, 26.Mar.2015, 22:04
Shippers warned of major changes afoot on trucking landscape WITH regulatory and legal risks changing the shape of transport, shippers are being warned of perilous and costly ways American truckers will soon be hired.
Thursday, 26.Mar.2015, 21:48

Shanghai's SIPG wins 25-year container terminal concession in Haifa THE Israel Ports Company has accepted the bid from the Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) to operate a new port in Haifa, reports IHS Maritime 360.
Thursday, 26.Mar.2015, 21:45
Panama Canal reports 'unusual increase' in ships waiting to transit THE Panama Canal is reporting an "unusual increase in the number of vessels awaiting transit during the past few weeks".
Thursday, 26.Mar.2015, 21:38
Kerry Logistics profit up 10pc to US$125 million as revenues rise 6pc HONG KONG's Kerry Logistics Network posted a 10 per cent year-on-year net profit increase, excluding one-off gains to HK$976 million (US$125.8 million) in 2014, drawn on revenues of HK$21.1 billion, which increased six per cent.
Thursday, 26.Mar.2015, 21:31

Lloyd’s Register: "Technology will play a bigger part in shipping"  “There’s a growing sense that technology is going to play a bigger part in shipping,” says Tom Boardley, marine director of UK-based classification society Lloyd’s Register (LR).
Thursday, 26.Mar.2015, 07:29
Korean is sixth candidate to run for IMO’s top job Lim Ki-tack, president of the Busan Port Authority (BPA), has registered to become the next IMO secretary general joining runners and riders from the Netherlands, Cyprus, the Philippines, Kenya, and Russia.
Wednesday, 25.Mar.2015, 23:08
Newark mayor tells port authority to pay more or he will sell its land NEWARK Mayor Ras Baraka has threatened to sell New Jersey seaport land if the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey do not provide more money for its use.
Wednesday, 25.Mar.2015, 23:06

Hong Kong's Hutchison to start building Laem Chabang terminal within year HONG KONG's Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) will start building of Terminal D at Thailand's Laem Chabang Port within a year, the company said.
Wednesday, 25.Mar.2015, 23:04
Cosco launches Adriatic-Greece-Turkey service from Rijeka CHINA Ocean Shipping Co (Cosco) new Adriatic-Greece-Turkey service (AGT) has started calling at Adriatic Gate Container Terminal (AGCT), International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI) facility in the Port of Rijeka in Croatia.
Wednesday, 25.Mar.2015, 23:00
Box Ships CFO Perri steps down suddenly, CEO Bodouroglou takes post NEW YORK listed Box Ships Inc has announced that company chairman, president and CEO Michael Bodouroglou has assumed the post of chief financial officer upon the sudden departure of CFO Robert Perri effective immediately. 
Wednesday, 25.Mar.2015, 22:57

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
Reefer-rich 10,000-TEU CMA CGM Volga enters Asia-Black Sea service
Wednesday, 25.Mar.2015, 22:54
MARSEILLES shipping giant CMA CGM has announced that the CMA CGM Volga, the eighth of twenty-eight 10,000-TEU range ships, has started her maiden voyage in the Asia-Europe service from Dalian.
OOCL cancels sailing for Qingming-Easter week April 3-7
Cosco Pacific profit up 2.3pc to US$292 million in '14 as sales rise 8.9pc
Reef Pilots bought their Pilotage Company ARP
Canadian National to build intermodal hub near Toronto as Brampton fills up
Insurer ITIC warns of fraud incidents rising in wider marine industry
   
SHIPPING NEWS
Low scrap price, rate rebound hopes curb bulker demolitions
Monday, 09.Mar.2015, 07:00
The dry bulk shipping sector needs to step up the pace of ship demolitions if it wants to achieve a much needed shrinking of the tonnage overhang it has grappled with in recent years, shipping sources say.
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
Russian Black Sea fleet's salvage ship takes delivery of new ROV Pantera Plus
   
SHIPBUILDING
Turkey's Sanmar starts construction in its new shipyard in Altınova
Friday, 13.Mar.2015, 20:48
Sanmar AS is the biggest tugboat operator and builder in Turkey and is recognised as being amongst the leading specialist tug constructors worldwide. 
The Queen has officially named the new cruise ship Britannia.
Palmali's Armada Shipyard launches tanker "Olga Golovushkina"
Promar names first of two Damen PSV 3300 vessels
Chinese yard orders MacGregor dry bulk cement handling systems
Nakilat Damen celebrates the delivery of two mooring tugs at Ras Laffan
ACCIDENTS
Chief Electrician died on Hellenic Seaways ship fire
Monday, 23.Mar.2015, 22:33

Hellenic Seaways confirmed in a statement that the body belongs to the chief electrician of the vessel...

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
MAIB released accident photos of Alexander 1 and M/V Ever Smart
   
MARKETS
Black Sea-Med dirty Handysize freight rates at lowest levels in 2015 on light inquiry
Sunday, 22.Mar.2015, 22:12
The cost of sending 30,000 mt fuel oil and dirty product cargoes from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean has dropped to its lowest level of 2015 because of extremely light charterer inquiry in the Black Sea and Mediterranean regions, shipping sources said.
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
Singapore GDP up 2.9pc on financial services as most other sectors slip
   
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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