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Iraqi Kurdish Oil Tanker Outside US Jurisdiction- 539
Paris, Tokyo MoUs Want Watckeepers Rested- 388
Drunk master ran cement tanker aground off Denmark- 288
Alang breakers approach international standard certification- 198
X-Press Feeders, Simatech start 4th Mideast Gulf-West India service- 193
MSC and Hamburg Süd add Montevideo on 'Ipanema' service- 187
MSC to call at Shanghai, Ningbo on 'Africa Express' from Asia- 168
Hamburg Sud to acquire Chile's CCNI to boost South American liner network- 164
CMA CGM-Delmas and Maersk revamp two Asia-West Africa services- 156
UASC challenges FMC rules governing 'controlled' carriers- 153
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Turkey's Yilport Holding signs 10-year deal to operate Oslo container terminal ISTANBUL-based Yilport Holding has won the 20-year concession, with a 10-year extension to operate Oslo's Sjursoya Container Terminal.
Friday, 01.Aug.2014, 19:59
Citic sues Qingdao Port for US$108 million in metal collateral scam CITIC Resources has filed a lawsuit against Qingdao Port International, seeking US$108 million in compensation if its fails to deliver base metals retained by the authorities as part of a fraud investigation.
Friday, 01.Aug.2014, 19:54
'K' Line Q2 profits fall 38.6pc to US$42.2 million, revenues rise 8.1pc "K" LINE, the smallest of Japan's Big Three, has posted a 38.6 per cent second quarter net profit decline to JPY4.3 billion (US$42.2 million), drawn on revenues of JPY319.8 billion, up 8.1 per cent.
Friday, 01.Aug.2014, 19:51

NYK quarterly net profit increases 11pc as revenues rise 11.6pc NYK LINE, the second of Japan's Big Three, has posted a quarterly year-on-year net profit increase to JPY10.2 billion (US$99.8 million), drawn on revenues of JPY582.4 billion, up 11.6 per cent.
Friday, 01.Aug.2014, 19:43
Lion Shipbrokers Market report WEEK 31– 01 AUGUST 2014 Lion Shipbrokers market Report-week 31-01 August 2014
Friday, 01.Aug.2014, 18:24
Paris, Tokyo MoUs Want Watckeepers Rested The Maritime Authorities of the Paris and the Tokyo Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control will launch a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) with the purpose of establishing that watchkeeping personnel are meeting the requirements regarding hours of rest as per STCW 78 as amended (including the Manila amendments).
Thursday, 31.Jul.2014, 20:04

NYK annual fleet safety promotion conference draws 150 delegates NEARLY 150 participants from 69 companies participated a three-day safety promotion conference hosted by Japan's NYK Line for shipowners and ship-management at its head office in Tokyo and at Imabari City in Ehime prefecture.
Thursday, 31.Jul.2014, 19:57
Savannah annual container volume increases 6.3pc to 3.14 million TEU The Port of Savannah handled a record 3.14 million TEU in FY14, up 6.3 per cent or 186,567 TEU year on year, marking the first time the port has surpassed the three million TEU mark in a single year. 
Thursday, 31.Jul.2014, 19:52
US companies face risks as Latin American economies hit hard times AMERICAN companies, Ford Motor, 3M and Caterpillar have reported second quarter earnings that highlight weakness in their Latin American operations illustrating risks in relying on emerging markets.
Thursday, 31.Jul.2014, 19:50

UASC challenges FMC rules governing 'controlled' carriers UNITED Arab Shipping Company has lodged a petition with the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to be exempted from the US government's rules concerning "controlled" carriers, after the government of Qatar become the major shareholder in UASC with 51.27 per cent. 
Thursday, 31.Jul.2014, 19:47
X-Press Feeders, Simatech start 4th Mideast Gulf-West India service X-PRESS Feeders and Simatech have jointly started operating a fourth weekly container service between the Middle East Gulf and West India, named the Gulf India Express (GIX).
Thursday, 31.Jul.2014, 19:44
UASC adds through slot exchange with Evergreen THE United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) has arranged to take slots from Evergreen on the Far East-Red (FRS) service that Evergreen operates jointly with COSCO, under a slot exchange arrangement through which Evergreen will take slots on the ARC2/REX 3 jointly operated by UASC, CSCL and CMA CGM.
Thursday, 31.Jul.2014, 19:40

MSC and Hamburg Süd add Montevideo on 'Ipanema' service MEDITERRANEAN Shipping Company (MSC) and Hamburg Süd have added Montevideo to their joint Far East-South Africa-ECSA 'Ipanema' service.
Thursday, 31.Jul.2014, 19:37
CMA CGM-Delmas and Maersk revamp two Asia-West Africa services CMA CGM-Delmas and Maersk Line plan to reshuffle the port rotations of two of their five joint services that operate on the Asia-West Africa trade lanes, namely, the ASAF/FEW 6 and WAX 1/FEW 1. 
Thursday, 31.Jul.2014, 19:33
MSC to call at Shanghai, Ningbo on 'Africa Express' from Asia MEDITERRANEAN Shipping Company (MSC) is adding China port calls in Shanghai and Ningbo to its weekly Asia to Africa (Africa Express) service that it launched in late April.
Thursday, 31.Jul.2014, 19:30

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
M/V MAGNUM had engine breakdown in Istanbul Strait
Monday, 28.Jul.2014, 11:42
The tug "Kurtarma-7" towed the vessel "Magnum" to Ahirkapi anchorage, which is nearby the Southern entance of 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
Ukrainian Navy flagship takes Russia’s side – report
   
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
Iraqi Kurdish Oil Tanker Outside US Jurisdiction
Thursday, 31.Jul.2014, 05:14
An ongoing high-stake dispute concerning Iraqi Kurdish oil tanker anchored off Texas with a cargo worth USD 100 million has taken yet another turn, when a U.S. judge said her previously issued order to seize the tanker could not be enforced.
Hamburg Sud to acquire Chile's CCNI to boost South American liner network
M/V Perge successfully delivered 112 immigrants at Sicily
Asia-South America cargo surge as average ship size rises to 6,200 TEU
Videotel warns of perils of shipboard smart phones and social media
Evergreen ups Dublin, Liverpool-Rotterdam services
   
SHIPPING NEWS
Tanker Carrying Northern Iraqi Oil Arrives on Houston anchorage
Monday, 28.Jul.2014, 12:10
A ship carrying crude from Iraq’s Kurdistan region is off the coast of Texas, with the future of the oil aboard murky because of uncertainty over who has the right to sell it.
Turkey To Formalize Fast Missile Boat Race
Guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf passed through Turkish Straits
Euronav continues VLCC buying spree
Newbuild Crude Tankers Rise in Popularity
China Eyes Iron Ore Shipping Partnership with Vale
   
SHIPBUILDING
Refurbished Seajacks vessels leave Shipdock Amsterdam ready to work
Thursday, 31.Jul.2014, 06:36
 Seajacks Leviathan’ and ‘Seajacks Kraken’ are prepared for their coming assignments, following a series of repair and renewal jobs by Shipdock Amsterdam. The shipyard, part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion, had been commissioned for the two jack-ups by Seajacks UK Ltd.
RS Turns to Baku Shipyard for Newbuilds
Sanmar Delivered Escort Tug M/T Bison
Istanbul Shipyard to integrate OceanWorks’ SEVDS into Turkish Navy vessels
BMT Partners with Ares Shipyard to deliver 17 Patrol Boats for Qatar Coastguard
8,508-TEU Ever Loading 26th in fleet named Kaohsiung shipyard
ACCIDENTS
Drunk master ran cement tanker aground off Denmark
Thursday, 31.Jul.2014, 13:35
On July 29, 2014, at 10.14 p.m. the "Cemfjord" ran aground at Læsø Rende in the Kattegat en route from Aalborg to Goole, with a cargo of 2100 tons of cement on board. 
Bulk Grain Carrier Federal Rideau Aground in Lake St. Claire
Refurbished MSC Flaminia back in service two years after catastrophe
Project cargo ship "POSH Mogami" Sank, 3 Dead
Ferry "KMP Gelis Rauh" Ablaze in Lombok Strait
MAIB Report Shows UK Marine Accidents in Decline
   
MARKETS
Extra Tonnage in Demand
Monday, 28.Jul.2014, 21:53
Extra tonnage seems to be in demand pulling containerships from their idleness and bringing the idle fleet levels to a record low this week.
Atlantic Panamax Freight Rates on the Rise
OOCL quarterly revenue rises 6.8pc, but per box rate falls 4pc
Asia-Europe rates continue slide, Drewry expects brief rise in August
Maersk Line increases Asia-north Europe rate US450/TEU from August 1
Transatlantic box volumes increase in May, as freight rates decline
   
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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