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Box ships collided, one sank- 609
Ukraine cargo volume falls 6.45pc after eastern region cargo flow cut off- 521
Much Bigger Fleet for LNG Shipping Needed in the Long Term- 325
Video: A Day In The Life Aboard Edith Maersk- 275
"CMA CGM Attila" struck berth in Vancouver- 268
Small ships will not be pushed out by the larger ones in Americas- 181
India’s Shipping Logistics Costly and Inefficient- 177
CMB Cancels Four Bulker Orders- 177
Box carriers make final adjustments to trade routes in latter peak season- 164
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Chinese Shipping Operators Missing Out on Global Trade Rebound Chinese shipping operators are missing out on the global trade rebound, weighed down by excess shipping capacity and operating inefficiencies.
Thursday, 28.Aug.2014, 23:07
India to turn big importer of iron ore in FY15 After losing its status as the third-largest exporter of iron ore a couple of years ago, India is likely to turn a big importer of the key steel-making raw material by the end of this financial year. The country is likely to import 10 million tonnes (mt) in FY15, three times its previous record, 3 mt, in 2012-13.
Thursday, 28.Aug.2014, 23:03
Shipowners and operators use outdated forms when reporting marine casualties In April 2013 the US Coast Guard (USCG) notified the industry that forms CG-2692 “Report of Marine Casualty” and CG-2692B “Report of Required Chemical Drug and Alcohol Testing Following a Serious Marine Incident” had been revised. 
Thursday, 28.Aug.2014, 23:00

U.S.’s Scorpio, China’s BoCom Order Five Triple E Giant Container Vessels Scorpio Group, one of the world’s biggest tanker and bulk operators, and China’s Bank of Communications Co. have ordered a total of five giant Triple E container vessels that will be leased to Switzerland’s Mediterranean Shipping Co., people involved in the matter said Thursday.
Thursday, 28.Aug.2014, 22:57
Western Australia Selling Terminals to Cut Debts The Western Australia’s State Government will among other assets sell port handling facilities in Port Hedland and Kwinana in the first round of asset sales to reduce the state’s debt levels.
Thursday, 28.Aug.2014, 22:53
Northwestern Passage to Open by Early September Large areas of sea ice still remain in the Northwestern Passage along the Canadian coast. However, based on analysis of satellite images by the Global Ice Center (GIC), ice experts at Japan-based Weathernews predict this should melt away by early September, thus opening the passage for vessels.
Thursday, 28.Aug.2014, 22:52

Atlantic Handysize Dry Market Taking an Upward Curve Front-haul rates for handysize fleet are increasing in the US Gulf as more grain stems come onto the market and the tonnage list is thin, Platts writes citing unnamed shipping sources.
Thursday, 28.Aug.2014, 22:50
Panama Canal Hosts 2nd International Maintenance Congress The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has opened the Second International Maintenance Congress with the participation of 26 international and six local experts to promote reliability and sustainability in business practices, based on a maintenance culture.
Thursday, 28.Aug.2014, 22:47
Dry Bulk Shipping Earnings Set for Comeback Despite weak freight rates so far this year, dry bulk shipping earnings are forecast to recover as demand for both major and minor bulk commodities rises, according to the Dry Bulk Forecaster report published by shipping consultancy Drewry.
Thursday, 28.Aug.2014, 22:45

Dutch firm markets box for all seasons, gives even temps over distances ROTTERDAM's UNIT45, a maker of air-conditioned containers, is marketing a box that keeps temperatures constant in hot and cold weather over long distances - ideal for Asia-Europe Russian rail runs, the company says.
Thursday, 28.Aug.2014, 22:43
Small ships will not be pushed out by the larger ones in Americas ONLY one a year ago, most ships plying North America-South America trade lanes were 2,000 TEU, but now most are in the 5,000-TEU class as the container market becomes dominated by large carriers.
Thursday, 28.Aug.2014, 22:41
Maersk receives 11th 18,270-TEU ship to join Asia-Europe trade DENMARK's Maersk Line has taken delivery of the Merete Maersk, the 11th 18,270-TEU ship that are being built at the Daewoo shipyard (DSME) in South Korea. 
Thursday, 28.Aug.2014, 22:38

Piraeus Port posts flat profit of US$4.3 million as revenues decline 3.3pc STATE-OWNED Piraeus Port, the biggest in Greece, posted flat first half net profit of EUR3.3 million (US$4.3 million), drawn on revenues of EUR50.4 million, down 3.3 per cent.
Thursday, 28.Aug.2014, 22:35
DP World with new terminal has control of both ends of Belgium's Albert Canal DUBAI global port operator DP World has acquired Euroports' 66 per cent share in Trilogiport, Liege Port's new trimodal container terminal, giving it control of container terminals at both ends of the Albert Canal, reports Lloyd's List.
Thursday, 28.Aug.2014, 22:33
Shanghai Port quarterly profit off 2.5pc at US$242.5 million, but H1 up 14.9pc SHANGHAI International Port's second quarter net profit dropped 2.5 per cent to CNY1.49 billion (US$242.5 million) while it posted a first half net profit increase of 14.9 per cent to CNY2.93 million year on year.
Thursday, 28.Aug.2014, 22:31

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
Video: A Day In The Life Aboard Edith Maersk
Wednesday, 27.Aug.2014, 20:34
A video from Maersk Line showing a daily operations aboard the Edith Maersk, a 13,500 TEU containership and sister ship to the Emma Mearsk, once the world’s largest containership.
Much Bigger Fleet for LNG Shipping Needed in the Long Term
Box carriers make final adjustments to trade routes in latter peak season
Ships calling in Ebola-hit areas turned away from disease-free ports
Maersk raises Asia-north Europe rate US$400/TEU from September 1
Ebola stowaway warning for ship masters
   
SHIPPING NEWS
LUKOIL Ships First Cargo from Iraq’s West Quarna 2 Oilfield
Tuesday, 19.Aug.2014, 20:30
Sea Triumph, a tanker chartered by LITASCO (an international marketing subsidiary of OAO LUKOIL), left the port of Basra in southern Iraq with a load of crude.
Tanker Oversupply Might Be Easing Up
Crude Oil Tanker Market Uprising
Oil tankers in limbo show Kurds losing access to U.S. market
Tanker Carrying Northern Iraqi Oil Arrives on Houston anchorage
Turkey To Formalize Fast Missile Boat Race
   
SHIPBUILDING
CMB Cancels Four Bulker Orders
Wednesday, 27.Aug.2014, 20:31
CMB, Belgian dry bulk shipping company, said on Tuesday that it had decided to cancel the orders for four vessels with South Korean shipbuilder Samjin as the yard was not able to respect the contractually determined delivery dates.
Jacksonville's Sea Star Line orders 140 reefer containers in fleet build-up
Wärtsilä Taps Into LNG Popularity
Ulstein Introduces X-STERN
Slow Week for Dry Bulk Newbuilds
Aztech Ventures into Shipyard Business
ACCIDENTS
"CMA CGM Attila" struck berth in Vancouver
Thursday, 28.Aug.2014, 22:20
The Transportation Safety Board semt two investigators to Port Metro Vancouver after the "CMA CGM Attila" struck a dock in the morning of Aug 27, 2014. 
Box ships collided, one sank
Ferry "Volcan de Timanfaya" saved capsized fishermen
Bulker Carrying Australian Iron Ore Runs Aground
Blasts aboard Indonesian Tanker Leave One Dead, Three Missing
Engine-Room Fire Disables Tanker, Kills One Crewman
   
MARKETS
Toll profit increases 219pc to US$272 million as sales uptick 1.1pc
Sunday, 24.Aug.2014, 19:56
AUSTRALIA's transport giant Toll Group posted a 219 per cent full year profit increase to A$293.1 million (US$272 million) drawn on revenues of A$8.81 billion, an increase of 1.1 per cent. 
Asia-Europe rates fall for third week to US$1,106/TEU
European freight volumes strengthened
US freight index falls 0.9pc in June, but still second highest posted
Can Brazilian Iron Ore Improve Freight Rates?
Asia-Europe spot rates plunge 10.7pc to US$1,198/TEU for a second week
   
INSIGHT/OPINION
Spot rates to escape post-peak collapse this year, says BIMC0 analyst
Thursday, 21.Aug.2014, 21:11
SPOT rates from Asia to both Europe and the US will not collapse in the third quarter as they did last year, because strong demand and improving sentiment will hold them steady, according to a BIMCO analyst.
"Box ship oversupply new normal for 4-5 years"
Shipping’s Long Hot Summer—Indulge Your Fantasy?
Panama Canal’s Expansion Not “a Game Changer”?
What Remedy Could There Be for Declining Freight Rates?
Drewry: Expensive Hong Kong loses more boxes to cheaper Shenzhen
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