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IMO focuses attention on container safety

The first session of the IMO Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC) took place on 8 – 12 September, 2014 at the Headquarters of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Over one hundred issues, inter alia on container safety, … Continue reading

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Global Container Fleet market to grow at a CAGR of 4.54 percent by 2018

Container shipping is not the same as conventional shipping. This kind of shipping uses containers of different sizes to transport goods from one place to another. Almost 80 percent of global merchandise trade is carried by sea with container shipping … Continue reading


US Maritime Commission puts the brake on 2M proposal while it consults China

It seems certain that the US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) will “stop the clock” on its 45-day review of the Maersk Line/MSC 2M vessel sharing agreement (VSA) application, despite a hastily arranged visit last week from senior executives representing the … Continue reading

The Port of Antwerp

Port Authority consults potential users of LNG bunker station

By the beginning of 2016 the port of Antwerp will have an LNG bunkering and filling station for barges. The procedure for construction of the station is currently under way. In order to brief the future constructor as fully as … Continue reading

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Seagull Maritime responds on safety and security

Key areas of concern for seafarer safety and security in both marine and offshore operations have triggered the release of six new and one supplementary titles from computer-based training specialist Seagull Maritime. Third quarter 2014 releases include specific emphasis on … Continue reading


Cape Vessels Freight Matrix Report for Coal Shipment into India and China: Bulk Marine Ltd

Source: Bulk Marine

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Panamax Vessels Freight Matrix Report for Coal Shipment into India and China: Bulk Marine Ltd

Source: Bulk Marine

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Supramax Vessels Freight Matrix Report for Coal Shipment into India and China: Bulk Marine Ltd

Source: Bulk Marine


Lilaas engages Imtra for North American distribution

Strong prospects in the North American marine equipment market have triggered a new importation and distribution agreement between control specialist Lilaas AS and well-known marine and offshore sales and support organization Imtra Corporation, of New Bedford, MA. The deal, initially … Continue reading

Bangladesh Petroleum Corp

Petroleum demand rises in August

Total U.S. petroleum deliveries (a measure of demand) increased 1.0 percent last month from August 2013 to average 19.3 million barrels per day. These were the highest August deliveries in three years. “Petroleum demand last month showed slow but steady … Continue reading

The big fight for port cargo

India: The big fight for port cargo

The controversy over the functioning of stevedores and on-shore cargo-handling agents who load and unload bulk cargo onto and from ships at the non-mechanized berths at the 12 ports owned by the Indian government is primarily the outcome of a … Continue reading

China Shipping Container Lines Co

China Gets One-Meter Edge in Race for Biggest Freighter

In shipping these days, bigger is better. Even if it’s just one meter. China Shipping Container Lines Co. (2866) is ready to launch the largest container ship ever built, a 400-meter (1,300 feet) behemoth that stretches more than four football fields … Continue reading

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Bangladesh: Drastic fall in import of scrap ships due to poor demand

Import of scrap ships is falling gradually for the last couple of years mainly due to poor development works by the government and downtrend in private investments, industry insiders said. It fell by nearly 35 per cent in the last … Continue reading

Reefer Box Capacity

Reefer Box Capacity Forecast to Grow 22% Over Next Five Years

Reefer capacity on the containership fleet is expected to increase by 22% over the next five years, at the expense of a declining specialised reefer fleet, according to Drewry’s latest Reefer Shipping Market Annual Review & Forecast. Reefer box capacity … Continue reading


ClassNK Issues New Rules and Guidance for Inland Waterway Ships

Leading classification society ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) has released new technical rules and guidance for the survey and construction of inland waterway ships. As a result of ClassNK’s recent expansion of its global activities, in particular across South … Continue reading

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Port of Cleveland & Spliethoff to Add Second Sailing to Cleveland-Europe Express

The Port of Cleveland and Amsterdam-based Spliethoff Group announced today their mutual intent to add a second monthly vessel to the Cleveland-Europe Express (CEE), the only scheduled ocean service for containerized and breakbulk freight operating between Europe and a Great … Continue reading

China thermal coal

China’s thermal coal market sees limited support from pre-winter stocking

China’s domestic thermal coal market may not get much support from pre-winter stocking in the seasonally strong fourth quarter, this year, due to high stocks at power utilities, which are running on relatively low capacity amid rich hydropower and a … Continue reading


OPEC Supply Risks Mount as Biggest Libyan Field Is Halted

A reduction in OPEC crude output deepened as Libya’s biggest producing oilfield stopped pumping amid supply cuts from Saudi Arabia and potential disruptions to Nigerian exports. Libya halted the Sharara oilfield as a precaution after a rocket attack on the … Continue reading

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MacGregor secures RoRo cargo access equipment order from South Korea

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won an order from Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) in South Korea for the design and delivery of MacGregor RoRo cargo access equipment. It is destined for a 180m logistics and support vessel (LSV) … Continue reading

Iranian oil tankers

India ships in 50 pct more Iranian oil in Jan-Aug -trade

Indian imports of Iranian oil rose by nearly half to 271,000 barrels per day (bpd) in January-August from a year ago, when refineries cut purchases due to worries about insurance coverage for processing crude from Tehran, data from trade sources … Continue reading

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US weekly Angolan crude oil imports at highest level since November: EIA

Weekly US imports of Angolan crude have hit their highest level since November 2013, according to Platts analysis of EIA data. Some 319,000 b/d of Angolan crude traveled to the US for the week ending September 12, an increase of … Continue reading


BIMCO: The People’s Bank China initiates economic counterstrike

People’s Bank of China has silently initiated a monetary counterstrike as the number of weak macroeconomic indicators mount. Earlier this week, the slowdown in Chinese industrial production growth was another indicator of a slowing GDP growth level in the World’s … Continue reading

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IRClass Academy Highlights Impact of Upcoming Regulations on Wreck Removal

The Nairobi International Convention on wreck removal was ratified by India recently and will be enforceable from April next year. This will place financial responsibility for the removal of certain hazardous wrecks on shipowners. Acknowledging this change, the IRClass Academy … Continue reading

Republic of the Marshall Islands

Marshall Islands Maritime Registry sees significant fleet growth in Brazil’s offshore sector

Since the opening of its Rio de Janeiro office 2012, the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Registry has firmly established itself as the flag of choice for companies doing business in Brazil. International Registries, Inc. and its affiliates (IRI), … 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.