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Transport Canada Lifts Temporary Speed Restriction in Gulf of St. Lawrence

The Government of Canada is committed to protecting marine mammals and the marine environment, and enhancing the safety of mariners, fishers, recreational boaters and...

MOL Announces Acquisition of Azalea Maritime

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL)  today announced that MOL acquired 100% of the issued shares of Azalea Maritime B.V. on December 21st, 2017. And...

Evergreen Line to Add eight 11,000 TEU Boxships to Fleet

Evergreen Line has placed an order for eight newbuilds of 11,000 TEUs and says it will charter 12 units of the same size. The company...

APM Terminals Signs MoU with Poti New Terminals Consortium for New Bulk Cargo Terminal

APM Terminals Poti and Poti New Terminals Consortium signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a USD 100 million dollar investment in a new...

Union Maritime Reports Loss of Communication with Tanker MT Barrett

The Union Maritime vessel, MT Barrett, a tanker which was at anchor off Benin, West Africa has not been heard from since late on...

Imabari Shipbuilding to Buy Rival, Minaminippon Shipbuilding

Come April 1, Imabari Shipbuilding, Japan's largest shipbuilder is set to acquire domestic rival, Minaminippon Shipbuilding According to the company, the move is set to boost production...
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Video: Port of LA Breaks All-Time Cargo Volume Record in 2017

The Port of Los Angeles moved more cargo in 2017 than in any time in the Port’s 110-year history, racking up 9,343,192 Twenty-Foot Equivalent...

Sanchi Oil Tanker Meets A Watery Grave

The ill-fated National Iran Tanker Company oil tanker which was on fire in the East China Sea for more than a week has finally...

Sanchi Tanker Mishap: Firefighting Operations Resume

China's transport ministry on Friday confirmed that it has resumed firefighting operations and the search for 31 missing seafarers, as the fire on board...

China Relaxes FTZ Restrictions for Foreign Shipping Companies

China has eased regulations for foreign enterprises investing in free trade zones (FTZs), in a bid to improve the "negative list" approach and provide...