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Cruise Liners Scratching Israel off Itineraries- 642
Turkey To Formalize Fast Missile Boat Race- 352
EU Adopts Maritime Activities Planning Legislation- 315
Hyundai’s Anti-Collision System Testing the Water- 310
Panama locks 'too small for tugs to keep big ships safe in high winds'- 290
Demand for Ultra-Large Vessels Changes Course- 273
Ireland, Belize Ratify ILO Maritime Labour Convention- 233
Istanbul Shipyard to integrate OceanWorks’ SEVDS into Turkish Navy vessels- 187
CMA CGM alters Asia-Africa rotations, affecting ASAF, WAF strings- 185
India to decide to what trade promises it made in Bali it intends to keep- 178
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Istanbul Shipyard to integrate OceanWorks’ SEVDS into Turkish Navy vessels OceanWorks International has received a contract from Istanbul Shipyard to deliver three submarine emergency ventilation and decompression systems (SEVDS) for integration into three specialist vessels, which are being built for the Turkish Navy.
Friday, 25.Jul.2014, 10:16
Turkey To Formalize Fast Missile Boat Race Turkey’s procurement authorities are preparing to issue a request for proposals (RFP) for up to 10 fast missile boats, formalizing the planned competition.
Friday, 25.Jul.2014, 10:12
BMT Partners with Ares Shipyard to deliver 17 Patrol Boats for Qatar Coastguard BMT Nigel Gee (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, is pleased to announce its oldest partnership with Ares Shipyard (Ares) to design and build seventeen patrol boats from advanced composites, for the Qatar Coastguard.  
Friday, 25.Jul.2014, 10:04

Canadian port authorities meet in New Brunswick from August 17-21 THE Association of Canadian Port Authorities' 56th Annual Conference will be held August 17 - 20 in Belledune, New Brunswick. 
Thursday, 24.Jul.2014, 21:55
Transfer of gates to Panama Canal's new Atlantic locks complex THE first gates for the Atlantic side of the Panama Canal expansion works have been transferred to the new locks complex on the Atlantic end. 
Thursday, 24.Jul.2014, 21:51
South Carolina ports annual box volume up 8pc to 1.68 million TEU SOUTH Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) says its seaports handled 149,183 TEU in June, an increase of 19 per cent compared to the same month last year. In fiscal 2014, throughput rose by eight per cent to 1,684,907 TEU. 
Thursday, 24.Jul.2014, 21:49

Singapore's PSA signs US$2 million education deal with local college SINGAPORE's global terminal operator, PSA International, has signed an education MoU valued at more than US$2 million with the country's Institute of Technical Education (ITE) to build awareness of port operations and technology.
Thursday, 24.Jul.2014, 21:44
8,508-TEU Ever Loading 26th in fleet named Kaohsiung shipyard THE 8,508-TEU Ever Loading, the sixth in a series of L-type vessels built by Taiwan's CSBC Corporation in Taiwan, has been named at the Kaohsiung shipyard. 
Thursday, 24.Jul.2014, 21:40
Peter Quantrill steps down as BIFA chief, Robert Keen accepts post THE British International Freight Association (BIFA) has named Robert Keen as its new director general to succeed Peter Quantrill who retires from the trade association in August.
Thursday, 24.Jul.2014, 21:33

China Shipping Container Line borrows US$430 million to build liquidity STATE-OWNED China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) has announced several loans totalling of US$430 million to improve working capital.
Thursday, 24.Jul.2014, 21:31
Costamare says all's well as profit falls 17pc, but revenue rises 24pc ATHENS-based Costamare, a Marshall Islands firm and a leading owner of for-charter containerships, posted a 17 per cent year-on-year first half net profit decline to US$47.2 million, drawn on revenues of $238.4 million, up 24 per cent.
Thursday, 24.Jul.2014, 21:28
Panama locks 'too small for tugs to keep big ships safe in high winds' VETERAN Panama Canal pilot Jose Claus says the new locks being installed in the expanded Panama Canal are flawed and will cause catastrophic delays in periods of high wind, which are frequent in the dry season.
Thursday, 24.Jul.2014, 21:23

CMA CGM alters Asia-Africa rotations, affecting ASAF, WAF strings FRENCH shipping giant CMA CGM is revising its Asia port rotations for its ASAF and WAF strings, serving southern and West Africa ports.
Thursday, 24.Jul.2014, 21:18
Demand for Ultra-Large Vessels Changes Course Demand for newbuild containerships has dwindled during the month of June, as European traffic demand began to increase, heralding a changing course in the industry.
Wednesday, 23.Jul.2014, 22:17
Hyundai’s Anti-Collision System Testing the Water Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI), has developed Hyundai Intelligent Collision Avoidance Support System (HiCASS), the first of its kind in South Korea, to ensure safe and optimum navigation of the vessels.
Wednesday, 23.Jul.2014, 22:06

INTERVIEW
Juan Wong: “Panama Canal Expansion Program will double the capacity”
Saturday, 12.Jul.2014, 10:19
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. 
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"
SeaNews Intrview with Mr. Adem Şimşek; President of the Turkish Ship Recyclers’ Association
   
TURKISH STRAITS
MSC Stella passed "empty" through Turkish Straits
Saturday, 19.Jul.2014, 14:56
303-Meters long, 2004-built container ship MSC Stella passed through the Strait of Istanbul this afternoon escorted by two tugs. Ship's destination is Constanta. Most probably the vessel is bound for a dry-docking at Daewoo Mangalia shipyard in Romania.
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
Ukrainian Navy flagship takes Russia’s side – report
M/V TILL had an engine failure in Istanbul Strait
   
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
Ireland, Belize Ratify ILO Maritime Labour Convention
Wednesday, 23.Jul.2014, 21:56
İreland and Belize have ratified International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Maritime Labour Convention, 2006.
Obama uses executive authority to boost infrastructure investment
Matson fined US$9 million and agrees to pay $950,000 to whistleblower
Panalpina profit up 2pc to US$66.5 million, but revenue declines 3pc
European forwarders' mood undulates as market goes up and down
India to decide to what trade promises it made in Bali it intends to keep
   
SHIPPING NEWS
Guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf passed through Turkish Straits
Tuesday, 15.Jul.2014, 07:52
The USS Vella Gulf passed through the Turkish Straits on 14 July and entered to the Aegean. 
Euronav continues VLCC buying spree
Newbuild Crude Tankers Rise in Popularity
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
   
SHIPBUILDING
New fuel scrubber technology tests on containership meet UN standards
Monday, 21.Jul.2014, 22:55
MAERSK has successfully tested Belco Technologies Corporation marine scrubber technology on board the 8,112-TEU Maersk Tukang on a short voyage in the Mediterranean, reports New York's Marine Link. 
MSC takes in new 15,908-TEU ship, crowning its fleet of 26 mega ships
Daewoo Mangalia - Romania’s largest shipyard, busiest commercial shipbuilder in Europe
Five Ships Named at the Same Time
9,200-TEU Mexico City is delivered to APL for Asia-USEC trades
Seaspan takes in charge 10,000-TEU newbuilding for Hanjin fleet
ACCIDENTS
Project cargo ship "POSH Mogami" Sank, 3 Dead
Monday, 21.Jul.2014, 07:49
Singapore-registered semisubmersible barge POSH Mogami - a vessel owned by Singapore's offshore marine services provider PACC Offshore Services Holdings Ltd. (POSH) - sank 2 nautical miles northeast of Sekupang, Batam, Indonesia on Friday (July 18) night. 
Ferry "KMP Gelis Rauh" Ablaze in Lombok Strait
MAIB Report Shows UK Marine Accidents in Decline
UPDATE: Grounded Bulker Amakusa Island Refloated in Prince Rupert Port, Canada
Refloating the Costa Concordia - Day 1 Time-Lapse Video
Fire on bulk carrier M/V Marigold, two crewmen injured
   
MARKETS
Asia-Europe rates continue slide, Drewry expects brief rise in August
Monday, 21.Jul.2014, 23:01
ASIA-EUROPE spot rates on the Shanghai Containerised Freight Index (SCFI) fell US$72 or 5.8 per cent last week from the week before to $1,230 per TEU.
Maersk Line increases Asia-north Europe rate US450/TEU from August 1
Transatlantic box volumes increase in May, as freight rates decline
Singapore GDP slows in second quarter to 2pc, half as fast as before
China's quarter GDP increases 7.5pc, but still relies on stimulus
Volatile Asia-North Europe freight rates fall 8.1pc to US$1,302/TEU
   
INSIGHT/OPINION
Panama Canal’s Expansion Not “a Game Changer”?
Saturday, 19.Jul.2014, 07:54
The expansion of the Panama Canal to accommodate a new generation of huge cargo ships is not likely to be “a game changer” for United States ports, John Reinhart, the CEO and executive director of the Virginia Port Authority, told an international audience of maritime economists in Norfolk on Wednesday, July 16.
What Remedy Could There Be for Declining 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?
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