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Chabahar port

Chabahar port could shape global strategy of India’s state-run ports

Last week, the cabinet led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the framework for India’s participation in developing Iran’s Chabahar port with an investment of $85.21 million, clearing the decks for two of the country’s biggest state-owned ports to venture … Continue reading


Seroja seeks to void arrest warrant on its panamax vessel

Seroja Investments is seeking to void an arrest warrant on its panamax vessel over claims by Conirma Marine that the ship is not fit for delivery. Seroja, which provides marine cargo and coal transportation services in China and Indonesia, announced … Continue reading

German Bank Ship Loans

ECB Said to Slash Value of German Bank Ship Loans

German shipping lenders each saw their assets devalued by as much as 18 percent in the European Central Bank’s inspection of the area’s biggest banks, according to a senior executive with knowledge of the procedure. The discount on loans in … Continue reading

Hong Kong Shippers' Council

Hong Kong shippers demand congestion surcharge be dropped

THE Hong Kong Shippers’ Council (HKSC) is urging container shipping lines to scrap a US$50 per TEU congestion surcharge and also that carriers compensate customers for the losses incurred through delays caused by congestion. “Shippers fail to see any justification … Continue reading

The Port of Antwerp

Port of Antwerp on course for new record year after strong third quarter

The port of Antwerp handled a freight volume of 148,344,168 tonnes during the first nine months of this year. That’s 3.7% more than the same period last year. Both the container volume and the liquid bulk volume were strongly up, … Continue reading

THE Port of Long Beach

Long Beach Sept up 7.3pc to 629,771 TEU, LA up 9pc to 775,113 TEU

THE Port of Long Beach has posted a 7.3 per cent year-on-year increase in September container throughput to 629,771 TEU, its best September since 2007, the port’s peak year, say port authorities. Imports were up 10.2 per cent year on … Continue reading

iron ore cargoes to China

China steel, iron ore futures widen losses as oversupply weighs

Chinese steel and iron ore futures dropped on Thursday, extending losses from the previous session as growth in supply continued to outpace demand in the world’s top consumer of the two commodities. Amid slowing economic growth in China, demand for … Continue reading


CMB: ASL Aviation Group to Acquire the Farnair Group

ASL Aviation Group (ASL) has announced the signing of an agreement to acquire the Farnair Group of companies. The transaction is expected to close before the end of the year, once all pending regulatory and customary approvals are received. When … Continue reading


Kimberly Karlshoej is new head of ITF Seafarers’ Trust

The ITF Seafarers’ Trust – the charity arm of the International Transport Workers’ Federation  –  has appointed leading shipping figure Kimberly Karlshoej as its new head.   Kimberly Karlshoej is well known as a founder and, until recently, director and … Continue reading


Glander International Bunkering appoints Mr. Maurice Lara as Bunker & Lubricant Trader to the Florida office

Glander International Bunkering, a global leader in bunkering & lubricant trading & brokering, is proud to announce the appointment of Mr. Maurice Lara as Bunker & Lubricant Broker/Trader. Glander International Bunkering has five international offices strategically located in Dubai, Mumbai, … Continue reading


TSA Lines Tackle Sharply Rising Costs for Low-Sulfur Fuel

Asia-U.S. container shipping lines in the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA), facing an average US$365 per ton low-sulfur fuel price differential at the beginning of 2015 – as environmental rules mandate a shift to cleaner marine gas oil (MGO) within North … Continue reading

Greenwater Flared base bottom

Guardian Maritime launch Greenwater piracy barrier

Following on from the continued worldwide success of its GUARDIAN™ anti – piracy barrier, Guardian Maritime are proud to announce the launch of GUARDIAN Greenwater. GUARDIAN Greenwater has been developed, following customer demand, to deal with the issue of greenwater … Continue reading


ClassNK completes work on KOTC vessel MUTRIBA

Leading classification society ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru  Ueda) announced that it has completed work on the 31,445GT Product Tanker MUTRIBA, built by Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co., Ltd. (HMD) as part of a series of  vessels being constructed for the Kuwait … Continue reading

Seatrade Middle East Maritime

Seatrade, Saudi Aramco announce second annual Global Workboats Technology Forum

The 2014 edition of the biennial Seatrade Middle East Maritime will be the host event for the second annual one-day Global Workboats Technology Forum at which a line-up of renowned international experts will present a series of technical papers on … Continue reading


BNCT Celebrates a Strong Future with a Strong Team in Busan’s New Port

Last week, Busan New Port’s newest container terminal held a company-wide event with the whole BNCT family including labor unions and subcontractors to commemorate great results since opening January 1, 2012 and to celebrate an even more promising future together. … Continue reading


Raytheon Anschütz delivers new Tactical Command System

Raytheon Anschütz, a leading German-based manufacturer of naval integrated bridge systems, announces a series of deliveries of the newly developed Synapsis Tactical Command System (SYNTACS). The first delivery was made in summer 2014, with final delivery in winter 2015. SYNTACS … Continue reading

Union leaders arrested and held in police van

Trade union wins in Aqaba dispute

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) is pleased to announce that port workers at the Aqaba Container Terminals (ACT) facility in Jordan run by APM Terminals have gained a victory following international protests against a police roundup of union members. … Continue reading


FONASBA Hosts Gothenburg Annual Meeting

FONASBA’s 2014 Annual Meeting in Gothenburg elected a new Executive Committee and two new members and also reaffirmed the Federation’s commitments to its core values and activities. After completing her term of office, Marygrace Collins of the USA handed the … Continue reading

JSW Steel Ltd

JSW Steel to boost iron ore imports by up to 80 percent

JSW Steel Ltd, India’s No. 3 maker of the alloy, said it expects to increase imports of iron ore by up to 80 percent to 900,000 tonnes a month due to a domestic shortage and a slump in international prices. … Continue reading


OPEC needs oil cut of at least 500,000 bpd – Libyan OPEC governor

OPEC should cut its oil output by at least 500,000 barrels per day (bpd), a Libyan oil official said, to tackle oversupply and support prices that have slid to a four-year low. The 12-member Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries … Continue reading


Early Nov VLCC of North Sea Forties crude fixed for Korea: source

South Korean refiner SK Energy has bought one VLCC of Forties from the November loading program of UK North Sea grade Forties, a source close to the company said Tuesday. The 270,000 mt Ingrid was reported by shipbrokers to be … Continue reading


Comforting sounds from China: GDP and Industrial Production

The economic news from China this morning were somewhat comforting but highlights that the economy activity in the world’s largest economy is certainly slowing down. Behind the headline GDP, other economic indicators such as industrial production, electricity consumption, credit growth … Continue reading

low-sulphur fuel

Shipping’s low sulphur fuel challenges

While the shipping industry scored a significant victory in terms of regulation with the IMO agreeing to review the Ballast Water Management Convention, however, it continues to face many other issues in areas such as emissions. At Denmark’s recent maritime … Continue reading

Clyde & Co advises

Clyde & Co advises on joint venture between DOT Holdings AS and Pacific Radiance Limited

International law firm Clyde & Co advised DOT Holdings AS on the establishment of a joint venture in Singapore with Pacific Radiance Limited. The joint venture company will be engaging in the business of owning and chartering offshore support vessels. … Continue reading provides important shipping and maritime news and information. The website is visited mostly by ship owners, operators, managers, ship chandlers, shipping executives and mariners . Our visitors are from all across the globe from Shipping and Maritime Industry. The Shipping Tribune helps to keep you abreast with all the latest news and advancements related to shipping, ports, shipbuilding, energy, ship recycling and many more offshore news. Register with us today for our latest newsletters.