• MOL sets up barge terminal in Bangkok

    Japan's Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) is setting up a barge terminal operation company in Bangkok aimed at moving goods more speedily and efficiently, it announced today (28 July). Bangkok Barge Terminal Company will be a joint venture with local Thai company SahaThai Terminal and is due to start

  • Kenya leading the way on African maritime recruits

    Fifty students are expected to join the Technical University of Mombasa for diploma courses on marine engineering and nautical science later this year as African governments and maritime authorities step up efforts to work together to boost the maritime labour market. The university is one of two,

  • Egypt to dredge access for APM’s Suez Canal terminal

    Egypt has finally agreed to widen and deepen a channel giving APMT's Suez Canal Container Terminal (SCCT) direct access to the shipping canal's northern end, after balking at the cost for a number of years. Last weekend, as the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) held a successful two-way traffic trial in

  • Two dead as cargo vessel reportedly sinks off Kenya

    Two seafarers were killed when a Kenyan flagged cargo vessel laden with sacks full of khat reportedly capsized 400 km north east of Mombasa, IHS Maritime has learned. Lamu-based fisherman Athman Seif told IHS Maritime that MV Al-Shami sank on Sunday. Three other crew members were rescued and taken

  • Korea's declining car exports hurts Pyeongtaek-Dangjin

    Pyeongtaek-Dangjin, South Korea's largest vehicle port, continues to feel the pain of the country's declining car exports. Pyeongtaek Regional Oceans & Fisheries Administration said that in the first half of 2015, the twin port handled 762,780 cars, down from 786,423 cars in the same period in

  • No decision yet on SHI management takeover of indebted Sungdong

    South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has not made any decision as to whether it will take over the management of indebted shipbuilder Sungdong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, IHS Maritime was told. The South Korean media had reported that Sungdong’s major shareholder and creditor Export-Import Bank of

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  • IMO lessons from Tokyo

    The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is looking to increase maritime awareness worldwide by introducing a range of new initiatives, writes HIS Maritime’s Richard Clayton.
  • A gender-fair career at sea

    If shipping is to increase the number of female seafarers, a change of mindset is needed as well as the right conditions.

    Photo: Researcher Momoko Kitada says reluctant shipowners are denying onboard training opportunities to women seafarers.

Ships Ships

  • CMA CGM takes delivery of biggest Chinese-built box carrier

    French container line operator CMA CGM has taken delivery of the biggest container carrier ever built by a Chinese yard. The 18,000 teu Vasco de Gama, which measures 399 m by 54 m, was handed over to the Marseilles-based group yesterday by China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC). It is the

Technology Technology

  • Singapore invites proposals for LNG bunkering

    Singapore is inviting interested parties to apply for a licence to supply LNG fuel to ships in its waters. In their submissions to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), applicants must propose an LNG bunkering supply solution. This should include how the applicant will procure and

Safety & Security Safety & Security

  • Turkish ship accused of fleeing Malta arrest

    A Turkish-registered general cargo ship has been accused of fleeing arrest in Malta over an unpaid bunkering bill. Several local Maltese news sites reported that 1993-built Feyza Genc allegedly left Malta at night after being detained by the coastguard over a EUR45,000 (USD49,715) unpaid bill due

Ports Ports

  • Egypt to dredge access for APM’s Suez Canal terminal

    Egypt has finally agreed to widen and deepen a channel giving APMT's Suez Canal Container Terminal (SCCT) direct access to the shipping canal's northern end, after balking at the cost for a number of years. Last weekend, as the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) held a successful two-way traffic trial in

Offshore Offshore

  • Keppel wins third FLNG conversion from Golar LNG

    Singapore's Keppel Shipyard has won a third contract worth USD684 million from Golar LNG to convert an LNG carrier into a floating LNG (FLNG) vessel. The contract, involving the conversion of LNG carrier Gandria, is the exercising of the second of two options, after the first option, involving the

Companies Companies

  • DFDS resumes Dover-Calais sailings after 'positive' talks

    Danish cross-Channel operator DFDS resumed sailings between Calais and Dover this morning after a "positive" round table meeting organised by French Secretary of State for Transport Alain Vidalies in Paris yesterday. DFDS suspended its sailings between the two ports on Sunday after disturbances in

Markets Markets

  • Don't rush to build oil tankers, says shipbroker

    Despite the positive sentiment surrounding oil tanker freight rates, caution should be exercised before building new ships, Italian shipbroker Banchero Costa cautioned. The tanker market has continued its strong performance in the first half of 2015, riding on positive sentiment. Very large crude
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  • Iran’s crude equation

    28 Jul 2015

    An end to Iranian sanctions offers both positives and negatives for crude tanker owners, reports Greg Miller Is the historic nuclear deal with Iran good or bad for crude tanker rates, and if so, when? The answer hinges on a complex equation that will evolve over time. There are five key variables: the timing of … more

  • IMO lessons from Tokyo

    27 Jul 2015

    The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is looking to increase maritime awareness worldwide by introducing a range of new initiatives, writes IHS Maritime’s Richard Clayton. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) chose maritime training and education as its theme for World Maritime Day this year. A symposium with that focus was held in Tokyo, on Japan’s 20th national … more

  • Ports plan has to win over the disruptors

    26 Jul 2015

    The investment outlook for India’s major ports looks positive, but the route of corporatisation threatens extensive disruption India has an 8% target growth rate for 2015/16, and a key element of this growth is infrastructure and logistics development. ‘Corporatisation’ of India’s ‘major’, or public, ports – turning them from public trusts into companies – is … more

  • A gender-fair career at sea

    25 Jul 2015

    If shipping is to increase the number of female seafarers, a change of mindset is needed as well as the right conditions From football to space science, women’s achievements in professions that have long been regarded as male-only domains are winning greater global recognition year after year. Merchant seafaring may, in time, prove to be … more