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CMA CGM’s Theodore Roosevelt Creates History

CMA CGM's 14,414 TEU Containership Theodore Roosevelt is set to create history once again by inaugurating the new Bayonne Bridge on September 7, 2017. It will...

Operations at Hong Kong Cease due to Typhoon Hato

On Wednesday, Typhoon Hato brought with it a heavy downpour and high winds, leading to a cease in operations at the port of Hong...

Safety Measures for Seafarers Take Centre Stage

According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), it is estimated that 90% of all international trade uses maritime transport. In the wake of recent events...

Pasha Hawaii Orders 2 LNG-fueled Containerships from Keppel AmFELS

Keppel AmFELS, a US-based subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), has received an order for two 2,525 TEU LNG-fueled containerships from Honolulu-based...

Deadly Collision Causes Bulker to be Detained in Iraq

At least four people died and seven are reported missing after a 48,200 DWT bunker, Royal Arsenal, collided with Iraqi diving support vessel Al...

Maersk Tankers in Equity Agreement with CargoMetrics

In order to improve their digital capabilities and further improve efficiency, Maersk Tankers entered into an equity agreement with Boston-based hedge fund, CargoMetrics Technologies LLC...

Bulker Fined by USCG for Untreated Ballast Discharge

On 16th August, newly built bulker ANSAC Moon Bear was fined USD 5000 by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) for unauthorised ballast water discharge into...

Stena Bulk: Two New IMOIIMAX Tankers Named ‘Stena Imperator’ And ‘Stena Imprimis’

In an impressive ceremony at the Chinese shipyard GSI (Guangzhou Shipbuilding International), Stena Bulk christened two IMOIIMAX tankers, 'Stena Imperator' and 'Stena Imprimis'. The vessels were number...

H1 Reports Show Rise in Global Container Volumes: Alphaliner

The global container port throughput showed a 6.7 percent increase during the first six months of this year and the growth is on track to...

Largest Capacity Container To-date Sails Through Expanded Locks at Panama Canal

Yesterday, the Panama Canal welcomed the largest capacity vessel to ever transit the Expanded Locks, the CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt. The Neopanamax containership, which...