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Ship Photos of the Day – Five of The World’s Biggest Containerships

Today’s ship photos are of five containerships that were once considered the world’s largest by TEU carrying capacity. The list starts with the mighty Emma Maersk, part of the Mearsk E-Class, delivered in 2006. While each of these ships...Show More Summary

Sulphur-Laden Bulk Carrier Hard Aground Off Texas

The Coast Guard is working with state and local partners in response to a bulk carrier loaded with sulfur that ran aground in the Gulf of Mexico Tuesday while transiting outbound from Neches Industrial Park in Beaumont, Texas. The Coast...Show More Summary

Environmentalists Cite Santa Barbara Oil Spill in Fight Against New Offshore Drilling Plan

Environmentalists urged California regulators on Wednesday to reject a proposed expansion of the only offshore drilling operation still permitted in state waters along the Santa Barbara coastline, seizing on public outrage over lastShow More Summary

Steel Cut on Crowley’s Second LNG-Powered ConRo

VT Halter Marine on Wednesday morning cut the first steal on the second of two liquefied natural gas-powered, combination container and Roll-On/Roll-Off (ConRo) ships for Crowley Maritime Corp.’s liner services group. VT Halter Marine and Crowley entered into a contract for the pair of ships, known as the Commitment Class, in November 2013. Show More Summary

Australia Files Suit – New Lawsuit Seeks Damages Over 2010 Great Barrier Reef Grounding

  The Commonwealth of Australia is suing the Chinese owner of the bulk carrier MV Shen Neng 1 over unpaid damages from the ship’s 2010 grounding on the Great Barrier Reef. The Chinese registered Shen Neng 1 was loaded with coal whenShow More Summary

Sulfur-Laden Bulk Carrier Grounds off Port Arthur, TX

The U.S. Coast Guard is working with state and local partners in response to a bulk carrier loaded with sulfur that ran aground in the Gulf of Mexico Tuesday, while

CMA-CGM to Call Port of Baltimore

International container shipping company CMA-CGM of France announced that it will begin service within the next couple of weeks to the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore.

Shell Offers Smooth Transition to ECAs

Shipowners switching to low sulphur content fuels in line with their obligations in Emissions Control Areas (ECAs) have demanded confidence in the cylinder oils

Somaliland to Pick Berbera Port Partner by End of Year

Somaliland expects to choose a partner to develop and manage its Berbera port by the end of the year, with construction expected to start early next year, the breakaway

Hapag-Lloyd Expands Feeder Network in Scandinavia

Baltic Express Service (BAX) to include Oslo / Two weekly departures from Gothenburg and Helsingborg in SDX and GTE / Connection via Hamburg and Bremerhaven to

Bahri Orders VLCC Newbuilds

Bahri ordered five newbuild very large crude carriers from Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries   The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) today signed

Construction Starts on Crowley’s 2nd LNG ConRo Ship

Construction begins on Crowley’s second Commitment Class, LNG-powered ConRo ship for use in the Puerto Rico trade   Shipbuilder VT Halter Marine, Inc.

More Offshore Layoffs – World Wide Supply Lay-ups to Impact 48 Crew

  Norway’s World Wide Supply (WWS) says it is laying up two platform supply vessels operating in the UK spot market amid weak offshore market conditions. WWS announced the layups Wednesday in a statement to the Oslo Børs stock exchange. Show More Summary

KVM for Ships, Harbors and Offshore

With the increasing application of IT installations in maritime environments, the requirements for optimized operation increase as well. KVM technology said it

UKHO ‘Living with ECDIS’ Seminars at Nor-Shipping

Seminar to include information on updated IHO ENC Standards   The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has announced the details of its free-to-attend ECDIS Seminars at Nor-Shipping,

Mercury Marine Begins HQ Expansion

Mercury Marine announces 45,000 square foot EDP parts expansion to Fond du Lac global headquarters   Mercury Marine will add a 45,000 square foot expansion to

Scandlines Orders Ferry Battery System

Corvus Energy announces the signing of marine Energy Storage System (ESS) contract with Scandlines Denmark ApS; world’s largest battery hybrid electric fleet orders additional 2.

AAPA Applauds Senate Passage of Trade Promotion Legislation

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) applauded Senate passage over the past weekend of the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA-2015),

Russia Lays Keel for Giant Nuclear-Powered Icebreaker

  Russia’s state-owned Baltic Shipyard (Baltijskiy Zavod-Sudostroyenie) has hosted the keel laying ceremony for a nuclear-powered icebreaker being built as part of a massive shipbuilding program undertaken by the Russian government.Show More Summary

UK Opts to Maximize Offshore Oil Production Over Onshore Wind

The U.K. aims to maximize domestic oil and gas production and curb the spread of onshore wind farms as the government leans toward maintaining energy security over cutting carbon emissions. The post UK Opts to Maximize Offshore Oil Production Over Onshore Wind appeared first on gCaptain.

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