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Maritime Industry Advocates Slam The New York Times: ‘The Outlaw Ocean’ Is Attack Journalism

  WARNING: Video auto-plays below: In the below interview by Maritime TV, maritime industry advocates Clay Maitland and Carleen Lyden-Kluss, Executive Director of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), criticize the recent New York Times as misrepresentation of the international maritime industry, making the case that the article, Stowaways and Crimes Aboard a Scofflaw […]

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A cargo ship is seen crossing through the New Suez Canal, Ismailia, Egypt, July 25, 2015. Photo: REUTERS/Stringer

Egypt to Increase Access to East Port Said With New Channel

  CAIRO, July 28 (Reuters) – Egypt plans to allow smaller vessels in the Mediterranean direct access to East Port Said around the clock instead of just eight hours a day by building a side channel near the Suez Canal, which will speed up shipping movements in the area. Klaus Holm Laursen, managing director of […]

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Costa Cruises to Get Record-Breaking LNG Powered Cruise Ships

  Costa Cruises has been revealed as the brand that will get two new LNG-fueled cruise ships ordered by Carnival Corporation that will also set the record for guest capacity. Costa Cruises announced Tuesday the order to build the two new next-generation cruise ships at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Turku, Finland. The ships, which […]

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Dubai’s DP World Kicks Off $1.6 Billion Jebel Ali Port Expansion

  By Tom Arnold DUBAI, July 28 (Reuters) – DP World, one of the world’s largest port operators, has started building a new $1.6 billion container terminal in Dubai in response to demand for more capacity and larger vessels, it said on Tuesday. Jebel Ali port, owned by DP World, has established itself as one […]

Shipping vessels and oil tankers line up the eastern coast of Singapore July 22, 2015. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Singapore Port Authority Calls for LNG Bunkering Proposals

  SINGAPORE, July 28 (Reuters) – Singapore’s Maritime Port Authority is seeking proposals on liquefied natural gas bunker supplies as it shifts away from fossil fuels towards gas while trying to maintain its role as the world’s top bunkering hub. The move to issue bunker supplier licences to the gas sector complements the city-state’s push […]

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China’s Iron Ore Bargain-Hunting Wins Reprieve for Shipping

By Naomi Christie (Bloomberg) — The bear market in iron ore is sending Chinese steel mills on a bargain hunt and giving shipping companies their best rates this year. Analysts and brokers are already warning the good times won’t last. The acceleration in bookings of Capesizes, 960-foot-long vessels that dominate the ore trade, pushed daily […]

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Diesel Spill Closes Section of Houston Ship Channel

A small but busy section of the Houston Ship Channel was closed Tuesday morning after a report of a diesel spill in Greens Bayou. The Coast Guard says it received a report at about 7:13 a.m. that a diesel storage tank at cement facility was overflowing into the waterway. The spill is estimated to be […]