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Hanjin container ship on fire off Suez Canal- 1572
Adani Ports quarterly profit up 33pc to US$107 million, 42pc more sales- 631
Portsmouth Pilots use high detailed charts for safe operation- 603
The CMA CGM KERGUELEN, CMA CGM’s largest vessel, crosses the Suez Canal- 543
Danelec Marine Names YDDO Maritime as New Distributor in Turkey- 501
Reef Pilots win training award- 347
Mombasa port 2014 box volume up 13.2pc, overall cargo rises 11.5pc- 309
Crew Members of Seized Vessel Maersk Tigris Now Released- 277
Maersk Tigris Iranian claimant warns of possible vessel auction or even sale- 215
MSC takes in charge 15,905-TEU MSC Amsterdam chartered from Zodiac- 147
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S. Korea keeps top spot in new shipbuilding orders in April South Korean shipbuilders, led by industry leader Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., clinched the largest amount of new orders in April, retaining the top spot for a third consecutive month, data showed Wednesday.
Wednesday, 06.May.2015, 22:04
Mombasa port 2014 box volume up 13.2pc, overall cargo rises 11.5pc MOMBASA's annual container volume increased 13.2 per cent year on year in 2014 to 1.01 million TEU while overall cargo throughput went 11.5 per cent to 24.9 million tonnes, the latest official data shows.
Wednesday, 06.May.2015, 21:45
Jeddah's Red Sea Gateway volume up 25pc despite rival's opening JEDDAH Islamic Port's (JIP) Red Sea Gateway Terminal (RSGT) saw first quarter volumes increase 25 per cent year on year with local volume up 44 per cent and transshipments rising two per cent.
Wednesday, 06.May.2015, 21:42

LA port police chief charged with corruption in conflict of interest case PORT of Los Angeles police chief Ronald Boyd has charged with corruption in a scheme to sell crime-reporting technologies to port authorities and government agencies.
Wednesday, 06.May.2015, 21:40
Colombo port's South Harbour opens as general cargo facility at first THE 400-metre first section of the East Terminal at Colombo Port's South Harbour has been officially opened by Ports and Aviation Minister Arjuna Ranatunga, reports Splash 24/7 of Singapore.
Wednesday, 06.May.2015, 21:34
Maasvlakte II: How automated container terminals run - from a distance IF dockers go the way of dairymaids - that is, into total obsolescence - then Rotterdam's new Maasvlakte II is showing the way with its automated terminal.
Wednesday, 06.May.2015, 21:32

Maersk: "Not yet received court ruling on Iran ship arrest" THE 5,466-TEU Maersk Tigris, chartered by Maersk from Rickmers that was forcibly seized and held by Iranian authorities since April 28 while transiting the Strait of Hormuz, remains anchored in Iran.
Wednesday, 06.May.2015, 21:30
Fast and courteous Matson loop mocks Maersk belief that shippers won't pay JONES Act carrier Matson Inc posted a more than seven fold increase in first quarter year-on-year net profit to US$25 million, drawn on revenues of $398.2 million, an increase of 1.5 per cent.
Wednesday, 06.May.2015, 21:29
Greece reportedly ready to sell airports and seaports 'immediately' GREECE will finalise "immediately" a EUR1.2 billion (US$1.3-billion) sale of its regional airports to Frankfort's global airport operator Fraport as well as reopen bidding for a majority stake in Piraeus port, said a privatisation official.
Wednesday, 06.May.2015, 21:24

China Cosco quells CSCL merger talk - posts Q1 loss of US$166 million CHINA Cosco Holdings reported a first quarter loss of US$166 million - a 45 per cent improvement on the loss reported during the same period last year - just hours after being forced to deny reports for a second time that the carrier would be merged with China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL).
Wednesday, 06.May.2015, 21:22
China ports post 5.8pc box volume hike to 202 million TEU in 2014 MAJOR Chinese ports posted a 5.8 per cent increase in container volume handled in 2014 to 202 million TEU in 2014, according to data from the Ministry of Transport, reports IHS Maritime 360.
Wednesday, 06.May.2015, 21:21
German rail strike hits box ports, steel, auto and chemicals hardest A GERMAN locomotive drivers strike is under way and threatens to clog container yards at the country's leading ports and cause disruption to supply chains, reports Newark's Journal of Commerce.
Wednesday, 06.May.2015, 21:17

Hamburg Sud levies US$175/TEU, $350/FEU from US to Oz/NZ June 15 HAMBURG SUD has announced a general rate increase (GRI) from US to Australia and New Zealand from June 15.
Wednesday, 06.May.2015, 21:16
Maersk hikes rate US$480/TEU, $600/FEU transpacific from June 1 Maersk Line will be implementing a Transpacific eastbound (Far East to United States and Canada) general rate increase (GRI) for all dry cargo transiting in this lane. 
Wednesday, 06.May.2015, 21:13
WISTA-UK aims to help combat corruption and bribery in the maritime industry Combating corruption and bribery in the maritime industry was the key topic of conversation at the WISTA-UK Annual General Meeting (AGM) held at Mazard LLP, Tower Bridge House in London last Thursday.
Wednesday, 06.May.2015, 15:40
BUNKER PRICES IN MAJOR REGIONAL PORTS


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
Massive power cut disrupts port operations in Turkey
Thursday, 02.Apr.2015, 08:06
Port operations in Turkey were facing disruption as a result of a massive power cut that had hit dozens of provinces across the country on Tuesday 31 March. 
"Perth 1" suffered Engine failure in Dardanelles
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
   
COLUMNISTS
The Lomonosov Ridge
Thursday, 02.Apr.2015, 11:59
The Lomonosov Ridge and the Overlapping Outer Continental Shelf Claim to North Pole
Pilotage Services and Competition
All about E-navigation
Sadness, Falling Leaves and October
Energy Wars in the Eastern Mediterranean
New Panama Canal, New Problem
WORLD SHIPPING
The CMA CGM KERGUELEN, CMA CGM’s largest vessel, crosses the Suez Canal
Wednesday, 06.May.2015, 13:50
On May 2nd, 2015, the CMA CGM KERGUELEN entered the convoy crossing the Suez Canal
Crew Members of Seized Vessel Maersk Tigris Now Released
UASC LNG-ready flagship to join fleet with all eco bells and whistles
ICS, BIMCO irked EU ignores UN talks on ships' CO2 and goes it alone
Maersk Tigris Iranian claimant warns of possible vessel auction or even sale
Mandatory box weigh-ins start July 2016, threatens to disrupt cargo flow
   
SHIPPING NEWS
Danelec Marine Names YDDO Maritime as New Distributor in Turkey
Monday, 04.May.2015, 17:08
YDDO Maritime & Consulting Co. (YDDO) has been appointed by Danelec Marine as a distributor in Turkey.
US carrier force joins Saudi, Egyptian, Iranian ships converging on Yemen
Single-hull Nigerian cabotage tankers reprieved, grandfathered till 2021
Hyundai Merchant Marine sells bulk shipping division
Russian Naval Ship Evacuates over 300 People Stranded in Yemen
Iran's naval forces say they are fighting pirates off the coast of Yemen
   
SHIPBUILDING
Dalian carrier, yard, Lloyd's Register produce low-ballast ship design
Monday, 04.May.2015, 18:24
DALIAN Shipbuilding Industry China (DSIC), Dalian Ocean Shipping and Lloyd's Register, have completed a joint industry project to develop a minimum ballast very large crude carrier, reports London's Tanker Operator.
Seaspan orders seven Hanjin Heavy 11,000-TEUers set for long-term charters
Hapag-Lloyd orders five 10,500-TEUers for expanded Panama Canal service
CMA CGM orders three 20,600-TEUers from Hanjin Heavy
Dalian carrier, yard, Lloyd's Register produce low-ballast ship design
UASC Named LNG-Ready ULCV BARZAN
ACCIDENTS
Hanjin container ship on fire off Suez Canal
Monday, 04.May.2015, 18:37
Several deck containers of the "Hanjin Green Earth" caught fire on May 1, 201, at 02.30 a.m. while vessel was transiting the Suez Canal in northern direction. 
Nautilus warns over Sewol sentences
All saved from blazing ferry "Sorrento"
First Asian Maritime Casualty Forum a Highlight of Singapore Maritime Week 2015
GESTAS Ferry Gokceada 1 Refloated by Coastal Safety
M/V JUNO Grounded on St. Lawrence River
   
MARKETS
Founding ceremony of cross-border e-commerce chamber in Kowloon this week
Sunday, 03.May.2015, 19:50
THE Hong Kong General Chamber of Cross-border E-commerce (HKGCCE) will hold its founding ceremony together with a Cross-border E-commerce Seminar on Thursday May 7, officiated by founder Daniel Chan, CEO of AsiaPac Net Media Limited. 
OOCL posts 3.2pc quarterly revenue decline as box volume slips 2.5pc
Asia-Europe spot rates falls 12.5pc
US diesel prices hit 5-year low - down 30pc year on year mid-April
Spot rates to remain weak on Asia-Med trade until mid-June: Drewry
China March exports fall 15pc, after 20pc two-month import drop
   
INSIGHT/OPINION
Major shippers remain sceptical about larger shipping alliances
Friday, 24.Apr.2015, 09:25
David Panjwani, global logistics director for US machinery manufacturer John Deere said that the emergence of four large east-west shipping alliances, combined with the introduction of larger vessels and deteriorating schedule reliability levels had caused a series of problems in the company’s supply chain that impacted its customers.
Excess tonnage, falling rates permanent fact of life, says OOIL chief
Drewry expects no relief from oversupply of containership tonnage in 2015
Lion Shipbrokers market Report-week 15- 17 April 2015
Norwegian Shipowners pessimistic about 2015
Maritime leaders say agility needed to adapt to changing market conditions
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