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Sewol disaster could have happened any time..- 365
Lion Shipbrokers market Report-week 37-12 September 2014- 273
Another Phillipine ferry "Super Shuttle Roro 7" capsized- 261
Cruise ship captain refused to go alongside without a pilot- 248
India Shipping ministry doubts box shop at Vizhinjam near Cochin is wise- 237
Micromanaging ships from shore easier with Siemens-NAPA software tie-up- 206
Panama Canal boss expects to test new locks with real ships within 12 months- 172
Ocean Three makes Croatia's Port of Rijeka first Adriatic call on A-E route- 160
Hong Kong undertakes trimming underwater high spots in shipping channels- 147
M/V Orient Crusader-Tug Boat collision in St. Lawrence- 145
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Cruise ship captain refused to go alongside without a pilot The "Balmoral" did not dock at Shelburne Harbour on Sep 17, 2014, as had been anticipated for many month because Shelburne officials were unable to supply a harbour pilot. 
Wednesday, 17.Sep.2014, 09:41
M/V Orient Crusader-Tug Boat collision in St. Lawrence The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has deployed a team of investigators to Port-Cartier, Québec, where the tug Vachon  collided with the bulk carrier Orient Crusader.
Wednesday, 17.Sep.2014, 00:52
Fewer Yards Delivering Ships on Global Scale The global dowturn in contracting activity has seen various fluctuations in the newbuilding tonnage delivered together with variations in the number of yards delivering ships (1,000 GT and above), according to the latest report on shipbuilding issued by London-based Clarksons.
Wednesday, 17.Sep.2014, 00:50

Russia plans to boost shipbuilding capability Russia plans to boost its shipbuilding capability by creating a shipbuilding cluster for construction of vessels and marine equipment that will attract foreign investments.
Wednesday, 17.Sep.2014, 00:47
Port Owners and Operators "Most Optimistic" Since 2010 The latest Barometer Report from Trelleborg, which discusses the issues impacting ports and terminals around the globe, has revealed the most optimistic outlook on investment since the annual industry survey began in 2010. 
Wednesday, 17.Sep.2014, 00:43
Container volume at Port of Naples falls 14pc in first half to 209,000 TEU CONTAINER throughput at the Port of Naples fell 14.3 per cent in the first six months of the year to 209,000 TEU from 244,000 TEU in the same period last year.
Wednesday, 17.Sep.2014, 00:41

Port of Dar es Salaam wins US$565 million in World Bank, UK loans and grants TANZANIA has received US$565 million in World Bank and British loans and grants for the Port of Dar es Salaam to make it a regional hub, lifting annual capacity to 28 million tonnes from 14.6 million tonnes today. 
Wednesday, 17.Sep.2014, 00:39
Los Angeles port August cargo up 6.7pc to 757,702 TEU - highest since 2010 CONTAINER traffic at the Port of Los Angeles last month reached its highest level in four years, according to monthly cargo volumes.
Wednesday, 17.Sep.2014, 00:37
HK cargo down 2.9pc in August to 1.88 million TEU, Singapore up 1.8pc FIGURES from the Hong Kong Marine Department show the port handled 1.88 million TEU in August, representing a year-on-year decrease of 2.9 per cent from 1.93 million TEU in August last year. 
Tuesday, 16.Sep.2014, 10:28

Diana Containerships Inc. Announces the Delivery of m/v YM March Diana Containerships Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it took delivery of the m/v "YM MARCH".
Tuesday, 16.Sep.2014, 10:21
Sewol disaster could have happened any time.. The "Sewol" was only by luck prevented from capsizing earlier, a prosecution expert told a court on Sep 16. Huh Yong-Bum, head of a team of experts on a joint prosecution-police team investigating the sinking of the erry, was testifying at the ongoing murder trial of the vessel's captain and crew.
Tuesday, 16.Sep.2014, 10:14
Another Phillipine ferry "Super Shuttle Roro 7" capsized The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) rescued all 15 crewmembers of the "Super Shuttle Roro 7" after big waves caused by the typhoon Luis battered the vessel on Sep 14, 2014, at around 7 p.m., after the ship had been seeking shelter in the port of Manila. 
Monday, 15.Sep.2014, 22:21

Micromanaging ships from shore easier with Siemens-NAPA software tie-up MICROMANAGING ships from shore is made more efficient and easy for those afloat with the collaboration between Helsinki software giant NAPA and Munich electronic hardware collosus Siemens.
Monday, 15.Sep.2014, 22:17
Ocean Three makes Croatia's Port of Rijeka first Adriatic call on A-E route FRENCH shipping giant CMA CGM is the latest of the new Ocean Three alliance partners to make Croatia's Port of Rijeka its first Adriatic port of call, adding to deals made with China Shipping (CSCL) and the United Arab Shipping Company (UASC).
Monday, 15.Sep.2014, 22:14
India Shipping ministry doubts box shop at Vizhinjam near Cochin is wise DESPITE doubts of the Indian Ministry of Shipping, the tiny state of Kerala will soon have an international container transshipment terminal (ICTT) at Vizhinjam near Thiruvananthapuram to rival Dubai's DP World nearby terminal at Cochin.
Monday, 15.Sep.2014, 22:03

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
Hong Kong undertakes trimming underwater high spots in shipping channels
Monday, 15.Sep.2014, 21:59
VESSELS navigating in the vicinity of of Shek Kwu Chau, south of Lantau and west of Lamma islands should proceed with caution for one month during trimming operations of underwater high spots, according to the Hong Kong Marine Department.
Panama Canal boss expects to test new locks with real ships within 12 months
Seaspan announces extension of time charter terms by Yang Ming
China Shipping receives second to last of eight 10,000-TEU containerships
Decline of reefer fleet to increase reefer box capacity 22pc by 2018
G6 cancels A-E, USWC voyages due to seasonal changes in market demand
   
SHIPPING NEWS
France Halts Delivery of Mistrals to Russia
Thursday, 04.Sep.2014, 11:29
France has finally succumbed to the pressure of its NATO allies and, according to a statement issued Wednesday by the Office of the French President Francois Hollande, has decided to suspend delivery of Mistral ships 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
Tanker Oversupply Might Be Easing Up
   
SHIPBUILDING
Asiatic Lloyd of Singapore takes delivery of its second 9,034 TEU vessel
Sunday, 14.Sep.2014, 20:43
SINGAPORE's Asiatic Lloyd has taken delivery of the Asiatic Summer, the second of two 9,034-TEU wide-beam neopanamax containerships ordered from the Hyundai Samho shipyard.
"Shipbuilders Need Closer Global Ties"
Japan stays firm on building ships for Russia
Xervo to deliver Boat-In-A-Box to CAT-J Mariner
DryShips Scraps Bulker Quartet Order
"US Shipyards Busier than Ever"
ACCIDENTS
MV Ince Inebolu successfully refloated
Friday, 12.Sep.2014, 10:28
Turkish-flagged cargo ship MV Ince Inebolu’s refloated on its own power on Thursday morning from the Greek island of Astypalaia, according to Hellenic Coast Guard.
Turkish Bulk Carrier "Ulusoy 12" breaks loose in Gladstone
Cargo fire onboard "BBC Bangkok" in the port of Rostock
Freighter Samskip Akrafell grounded and refloated
Turkish Bulk Carrier "M/V Ince Inebolu" aground in Aegean
Rough Seas Sink Cambodian-Flagged Cargo Ship
   
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
Maersk CEO no fan of long-term contracts with rates expected to slump
Wednesday, 03.Sep.2014, 20:47
MAERSK Line CEO Soren Skou has rejected reports that his company is ready to move to spot rate pricing.
Forecasts optimistic for container markets
Dry Bulk Shipping Earnings Set for Comeback
Spot rates to escape post-peak collapse this year, says BIMC0 analyst
"Box ship oversupply new normal for 4-5 years"
Shipping’s Long Hot Summer—Indulge Your Fantasy?
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