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Sunday is the Day of the Seafarer

On Sunday, 25 June, seafarers are in focus. This date has been dedicated to seafarers as United Nations' international day in honour of the world's seafarers, the Day of the Seafarer. This year’s theme “Seafarers matters” accents the importance…

UK Chamber of Shipping Survey on Election Results

A survey carried out by the UK Chamber of Shipping has found that a majority of its members believe that the general election result will damage the economy and hinder the Brexit negotiation process, and that a deal on transitional arrangements…

Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group Returns from WESTPAC

The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Ticonderoga class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108), along with embarked Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2…

MOL-MES Joint Development Next-generation Vessel Monitoring System

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) announced an agreement with Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (MES) to jointly develop next-generation vessel monitoring and support systems for practical applications and commercialization. Based on the real time data…

Abandonment of Seafarers on Agenda

Seafarer abandonment was the subject of a seminar held at  International Maritime Organization (IMO) Headquarters, London (22 June) – a joint IMO-Consular Corps of London event. Diplomats and consular officers involved in dealing with abandonment…

Mexico's Pemex Sees Restart of Salina Cruz Refinery

Mexican state oil producer Pemex said on Thursday that it expects to restart operations on July 30 at Salina Cruz, its largest oil refinery, after it was hit last week hit by flooding and subsequent fire that forced a shutdown of the plant.

Novatek Aims to Topple Qatar from LNG Top Spot

Russian gas producer Novatek aims to topple Qatar as the world's biggest exporter of liquefied natural gas as it gets closer to completing its first LNG project, a top executive said, batting away concerns about U.S. sanctions on the sector.

Why The USS Fitzgerald Is At Fault, Part 2 – Questions And Answers

The recent editorial “The USS Fitzgerald Is At Fault. This Is Why.“ has been read 103,667 times, shared by 9,699 people via social media and ignited a firestorm of over 500 facebook comments, forum posts, emails and phone calls to gCaptain HQ. Show More Summary

Trailering Your Boat: Seven Items to Check Every Time

If you make it a practice to look over these items on your boat trailer you’ll be more aware of what needs to serviced or replaced.

Reederei Hamburger Lloyd Chooses Sealink Plus VSAT

Hamburg-based shipping group Reederei Hamburger Lloyd will move its fleet of nine containerships and six bulk carriers to Marlink’s Sealink Plus VSAT package including unlimited L-band backup. Hamburger Lloyd is a long term customer of Telemar…

New 11,000 TEU Ship Enters Service for Zim

The newly built 11,000 TEU vessel Cape Sounio owned by Costamare has been deployed on Zim’s Asia South America East Coast (ASE), the Israeli container shipping company said. The vessel embarked on its maiden voyage on from Pusan, South Korea…

Former DDG Commander to Lead U.S. Navy Investigation Into USS Fitzgerald Collision

The U.S. Navy has chosen Rear Adm. (lower half) Brian Fort, a former DDG commander, to lead the investigation into the collision between the USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) and a merchant ship off the coast of Japan last week. The Arleigh Burke-class...Show More Summary

Viega: Maintaining the Flow

Viega Group has a history spanning more than 115 years and today is more than 4,000 employees worldwide, a leading manufacturers of pipe installation technology for shipbuilding, industrial, commercial and residential projects. In the U.S., Viega LLC employs nearly 500 people and offers more than 3…

Environmental NGOs: Shipping Needs to ‘Shape Up or Ship Out’ on Ship Emissions

By Alexander Whiteman (The Loadstar) – Environmental lobbyists have derided “ambitious” CO2 reduction plans announced by four international shipping associations as “hardly a break from business as usual”. Yesterday, Bimco, Intercargo,...Show More Summary

Improved Safety and Training, Step-by-step

Everyone responsible for safety or training in their organization is aware that everything is changing in the maritime world. The worker demographic has shifted; regulatory demand is rising; and compliance is more complex. Accidents are more public and the consequences more severe.

Touted Sea Change in Indonesia Shipping Network May Hit Choppy Waters

By Eveline Danubrata and Cindy Silviana JAKARTA, June 23 (Reuters) – With its towering new cranes and wharves that can handle some of the world’s biggest ships, Indonesia’s main international port has been shaking off its reputation for inefficiency and congestion with a $2.5 billion upgrade. Show More Summary

Metal Shark Wins $54 Mln US Navy Contract

Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark said it has been awarded a contract worth up to $54 million from the U.S. Navy to build Near Coastal Patrol Vessels (NCPVs) for U.S. partner nations through the Department of Defense Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program.

Metal Shark Wins $54 Million US Navy Contract to Build Near Coastal Patrol Vessels

Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark has been selected by the US Navy to build Near Coastal Patrol Vessels (NCPVs) for United States partner nations through the Department of Defense Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program. Metal Shark’s proposal was selected by Naval Sea Systems Command from a field of six competing shipyards. Show More Summary

Ballast Water Treatment Systems: How to Ensure They Work

The second half of 2016 brought shockwaves to some ship owners who were still in a state of denial about the need to install ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) onboard their vessels. The ratification of the Ballast Water Management Convention and the announcement of the first U.S.

America’s Most Popular Gasoline Pipeline Is Losing its Edge

By Laura Blewitt (Bloomberg) — The hottest trade in the U.S. gasoline market is starting to cool. As America’s U.S. Gulf Coast refining complex seeks more attractive destinations for its rising production of motor fuels, marketers have...Show More Summary

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