• Greek coast guard arrests Libya weapons ship

    Greece's coast guard has detained a Bolivian-flagged general cargo ship found loaded with undeclared weapons bound for Libya. The vessel was seized on 1 September near the port of Ierapetra on the south coast of Crete. It was subsequently taken to the island's capital Iraklion for inspection,

  • Austal profits up 66.8%

    Australia-based ship builder Austal Limited announced a record net profit of AUD53.2 million (USD37.4 million), up 66.8% on FY14 NPAT of AUD31.9 million, last week. It is the company's best result in nearly three decades. A global shipbuilder supplying Australian, Oman and the US defence forces,

  • MacGregor to cut 100 in its German Hatlapa unit

    In response to "weak market demand due to the low oil price and low number of new merchant ship orders", MacGregor will reduce its workforce by 100 at its MacGregor Hatlapa subsidiary in Uetersen, Germany. These will come into effect by the end of this year and achieve savings of EUR7 million in

  • Singapore becomes a venue to settle maritime disputes

    Singapore has signed a joint declaration with International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) in allowing the Republic as a venue for settling maritime disputes. The declaration was inked by Ng How Yue, the country's permanent secretary to the ministry of law with Vladimir Golitsyn, president

  • Zhejiang Zhenghe Shipbuilding workers on strike for salary arrears

    Workers from Zhejiang Zhenghe Shipbuilding went on strike at the entrance of the shipyard on 1 September. The shipyard sent a text message to its workers at around 10 pm on 31 August, informing them that the company will suspend its operation beginning 1 September due to financial issues, and

  • Ningbo Marine returns to black in 1H15

    Shanghai-listed Ningbo Marine posted a profit of CNY4.4 million (USD0.7 million) for the first half of 2015, returning to the black after the loss of CNY5.1 million the previous year. The company's revenue also rose 7.6% year on year (y/y) during the review period, from CNY496.4 million to CNY534.2


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  • Comment: Shipping people's power

    Do shipping people influence decisions? That’s the most intriguing question asked of delegates to the Maritime Cyprus conference to be held next month, IHS Maritime & Trade reports.

Ships Ships

  • Panama canal repairs to take one month

    Panama Canal officials have set aside up to one month to repair leaks discovered in August during the start of testing of the third set of locks. Speaking at the Western Dredging Association's first annual meeting of its Mexico chapter in Mexico City on 1 September, Javier Carrillo, international

Technology Technology

  • Wärtsilä to power world's first LNG dredger

    Finland-based Wärtsilä has confirmed it will supply dual-fuel LNG/diesel engines for Belgium dredging major DEME's 8,000m³ Antigoon class trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Scheldt River. One of two dual-fuel (DF) TSHDs ordered by DEME, Scheldt River will be joined by the smaller Minerva, a

Safety & Security Safety & Security

  • Singapore Navy fends off sea robbery and arrests three

    The Republic of Singapore Navy successfully stopped a sea robbery from taking place in the Singapore Strait and nabbed three of the alleged robbers on 1 September 2015. Initially, the Malaysian-flagged tugboat Permata 1 sent a report to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore's Port Operations

Ports Ports

  • NYK opens new ro-ro terminal in India

    Booming auto production in India has spawned a new ro-ro terminal that has opened in Pipavav in the northwestern state of Gujarat. The terminal is jointly operated by NYK Auto Logistics (India) and Gujarat Pipavav Port Ltd, a subsidiary of APM Terminals. The first shipment of 1,380 Figo Aspire

Offshore Offshore

  • Subsea 7 wins USD150 million UK contract

    Subsea 7, the London-headquartered seabed-to-surface construction company, said it had won a USD150 million contract from Maersk Oil, part of the AP Moller-Maersk group in Copenhagen. The work entails a subsea, umbilical, riser, and flowline (SURF) for the Culzean development. "The ultra-high

Companies Companies

  • Euronav obtains USD750 million ship finance facility

    Antwerp-based tanker operator Euronav has signed a USD750 million financing facility with a group of leading banks that it says will be used to finance its recent order for four new VLCCs, as well as to refinance 21 vessels already in its fleet. Euronav announced in June that it was buying four

Markets Markets

  • Drop in Newcastle coal ship arrivals

    A drop in ships destined for the world's biggest coal port of Newcastle has this week sparked concerns that the tide has turned for Australian coal - and beyond. The Newcastle Port Authority reported for the week ending 31 August that 21 coal vessels had notified arrival times allocated or were in
  • Measurement measures up

    02 Sep 2015

    Monitoring fuel use aboard a vessel is a complex, careful, and vital process, both aboard and ashore. Engineering crews must know how much and what type of fuel is in the tanks (full, empty, or in between). In An introduction to fuel measurement, author Nigel Draffin successfully sets out to logically and clearly present reliable existing … more

  • Crewless ships and legal risks

    01 Sep 2015

    By Richard Clayton, chief maritime analyst, IHS Maritime & Trade Are unmanned ships safer or less safe than fully crewed vessels? Can human navigators on the bridges of dredgers perform their tasks more accurately than remote operation of dedicated dynamic positioning-dynamic tracking systems? How close are we to the fully hands-off ship? There has been … more

  • Fresh course for Philadelphia

    29 Aug 2015

    Perishables and open space are foundations for growth along the Delaware River, IHS Maritime & Trade reports Philadelphia has a range of marketing channels it intends to use in a push to increase its port business and attract new customers. Whether the commodities involved are reefer imports from South Africa, steel from Russia, or potential … more

  • Yards should heed dry market prospects

    29 Aug 2015

    By IHS Maritime’s chief maritime analyst, Richard Clayton Two years ago, DS Norden, the Danish dry bulk and product tanker company, laid out a new corporate strategy built on expectations of improved market conditions for 2014. Not unreasonably, directors wanted to position the company so that it could take advantage of an upturn. Investment was … more