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Captain Dinesh Gautama to address the shipping industry at “India Maritime Summit 2015-Emerging Opportunities In The Indian Shipping and Port Sector.” February 6th, 2015 at Holiday Inn, Andheri (E)

The Shipping Tribune is pleased to announce that Captain Dinesh Gautama, will be addressing the professionals of shipping industry at “India Maritime Summit 2015-Emerging Opportunities In The  Indian Shipping and Port Sector.” February 6th, 2015 at Holiday Inn, Andheri (E). Captain … Continue reading

Cochin port

India: ‘Piracy attack’ against barge operator at Cochin port

Cargo movement to Fertilisers and Chemicals Travancore (FACT) has been stalled for the last seven days as Lots Shipping, a Kochi-based barge operator, had stopped service. The company cited ‘piracy attack’ on its barge last Thursday inside the Cochin Port … Continue reading


India: Adani Ports Q3 net up 14% at Rs 512 cr

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone today reported 13.66% jump in consolidated net profit to Rs 512 crore for third quarter ended December 31, on the higher income. APSEZ, the country’s largest port developer and part of Adani Group, had … Continue reading

VLCC freight

Rotterdam-Singapore VLCC freight rates at 5-year high on scarcity, bullish Atlantic market

The cost of moving 270,000 mt fuel oil cargoes from Rotterdam to Singapore has hit its highest level in over five years, pulled up by a shortage of available VLCCs given strong competition from a bullish Atlantic Basin market, according … Continue reading

UK Chamber of Shipping

Number of UK seafarers increases for first time since 2010

The number of UK seafarers has increased for the first time since 2010, new figures released by the Department for Transport show. The annual Seafarer Statistics show: the total number of UK seafarers active at sea in 2014 was estimated … Continue reading

Port of Savannah

Savannah 2014 volume up 10.2pc to 3.3 million TEU, tonnage rises 7.4pc

THE Port of Savannah posted a 10.2 per cent year-on-year increase in 2014 container volume to 3.34 million TEU as well as a 7.4 per cent rise in overall tonnage to 30.39 million tons. “We saw phenomenal growth in every … Continue reading


Maersk to up Asia-Europe rates US$400/TEU February 1

MAERSK Line, the world’s biggest container shipping company will levy a US$400 per TEU rate increase from ports in Asia to northern Europe from February 1. Rates on the route, the world’s busiest for container shipping, jumped 24.6 per cent … Continue reading

us oil export ship

Green light for some would-be US oil exporters; more questions for others

U.S. export regulators are seeking more information from at least three would-be exporters of domestic condensate, including Marathon Oil, while half a dozen other firms have recently been cleared to sell the abundant ultra-light oil abroad, people familiar with the … Continue reading

Ukrainian Grain

Ukrainian Grain Traders Agree to Limit Milling Wheat Shipments

Grain traders in Ukraine signed an agreement controlling exports of wheat used to make flour as the country grapples with preserving food supplies in a worsening conflict with Russia. Exports of 900,000 metric tons of milling wheat will be allowed … Continue reading

China's implied oil

China’s Oil demand hit historic high of 10.63b/d; Overall demand in 2014 increased 3%

China’s apparent oil demand* in December rose 5.3% year over year to 44.96 million metric tons (mt), or an average 10.63 million barrels per day (b/d) – hitting the highest absolute demand on record – according to a just-released Platts … Continue reading


Meet & Listen from The Experts. Register For India Maritime Summit 2015- Emerging Opportunities In Indian Shipping and Ports Sector”

The Shipping Tribune is pleased to announce “India Maritime Summit 2015 – Emerging Opportunities In Indian Shipping and Ports Sector” a one day conference on February 6th, 2015 at Holiday Inn, Andheri (East), Mumbai. The Shipping Tribune is pleased to inform … Continue reading

Kamarajar port

India: Government-owned port trusts win back flexibility to set rates

Each of the trusts that run 12 of the 13 ports owned by the Union government will have flexibility to set rates based on market forces, according to a new tariff policy for these harbours approved by the shipping ministry … Continue reading

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Trans-Atlantic dry bulk Panamax market hit by weak US coal sales

Dry bulk Panamax freight rates from the US East Coast into UK Continent are falling because uncompetitive US thermal coal prices mean European buyers are looking to alternative suppliers, lowering trans-Atlantic cargo volumes, sources said. A UK-based shipbroker trader said … Continue reading

Large tankers

Analysis: Tanker market looks for a new way to tackle higher ECA charges

As the shipping industry starts implementing the new shipping SECA (Sulfur Emission Control Area) regulations, confusions still appears to reign on the standard for the representation of freight rates in charter-party agreements. The biggest adjustment has come in the clean … Continue reading

port of Antwerp

Port of Antwerp handles 199 million tonnes of freight in 2014 (definitive figures for the year)

The port of Antwerp handled 199,012,082 tonnes of freight in 2014, a rise of 4.3% compared with the previous year. The new record that was already announced at the end of December is put into sharper focus by these figures. … Continue reading


2015 containership fleet to increase 7.8pc as orders keep rising

CONTAINERSHIP orders are set to rise in the coming months as many orders for ultra-large ships of 18,000-20,000 TEU are due to be signed amid forecasts the global fleet will this year grow 7.8 per cent in terms of capacity, … Continue reading

Greek port of Piraeus

Cosco Piraeus expansion underway as hostile Greek government takes helm

COSCO has announced it has launched the expansion of the third phase of its Piraeus Container Terminal (PCT) in Greece, reports Seashipnews of Singapore and Dalai. This is occurring against a background of a newly elected leftist government in Athens … Continue reading


UASC Calls Newest Terminal in Busan with Ocean3 Alliance

BNCT Glad to Support UASC’s Growth in Busan Dr. K.U. Kim, Head of UASC Busan is happy to witness UASC’s first Ocean 3 vessel call at BNCT in Busan’s New Port on 26 Jan. with the UASC BUBIYAN of the … Continue reading

Iron ore exports from Australia's Port

Iron ore exports from Brazil to China rise 10.3 pct in 2014

Chinese imports of iron ore from Brazil, the second largest supplier to the country, increased 10.3 percent in 2014 to 170.96 million tons, according to figures from China’s customs services, cited by Reuters. From Australia, its main supplier, China imported … Continue reading

Russia’s Novorossiisk

2014 crude oil exports from Russia’s Novorossiisk, Primorsk down 20.7%: operator

Crude exports from the key Russian ports of Novorossiisk and Primorsk fell 20.7% year-on-year in 2014 to 72.7 million mt, operator Novorossiisk Commercial Sea Port (NMTP) said Tuesday. The drop reflected factors beyond the group’s control, such as a significant … Continue reading

sanjeev buckshee

Capt. Sanjeev Buckshee to address the shipping industry at “India Maritime Summit 2015-Emerging Opportunities In The Indian Shipping and Port Sector.” February 6th, 2015 at Holiday Inn, Andheri (E)

The Shipping Tribune is pleased to announce that Capt. Sanjeev Buckshee, will be addressing the professionals of shipping industry at “India Maritime Summit 2015-Emerging Opportunities In The  Indian Shipping and Port Sector.” February 6th, 2015 at Holiday Inn, Andheri (E). Capt. … Continue reading


HSH Nordbank Sees $1.7 Billion in Deals for Bad Ship Debt

HSH Nordbank AG, the world’s largest financier of ships, is stepping up efforts to unload billions in bad debt racked up during a seven-year glut in the global container fleet. The bank based in Hamburg is looking to seal a … Continue reading

Greek shipowner

Greek shipowners start the year with multi-billion dollar splurge

Greek shipping embarked on a multi-billion dollar Christmas / New Year splurge. Though we are only a couple of weeks into the year, Greek shipowners have already confirmed financial dealings topping $6bn. Since the beginning of the holiday break it … Continue reading


NGO Shipbreaking highlights ship beachers

German, Korean and Swiss shipowners top the list of those sending their ships to South Asian beaches for recycling in a study by presure group NGO Shipbreaking in 2014. According to NGO Shipbreaking Platform’s annual list of demolished ships, 1,026 … 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.