Jebel Ali Port. File Photo: DP World UAE

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 […]

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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 […]

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Ship Photos of the Day – First Ships Cross New Suez Canal

  The first cargo ships crossed the new Suez Canal on Saturday in a test-run before it is officially inaugurated August 6th. The opening comes just 11 months after construction began on the $8 billion canal alongside the existing 145-year-old Suez Canal. The new canal is said to shave 11 hours off navigation time from about […]

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Florida Family Hauls $1 Million Treasure from Sunken Spanish Armada

  By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla., July 27 (Reuters) – A Florida family who has hunted treasure for years found more than $1 million worth of gold artifacts this summer from the wreckage of a 1715 Spanish fleet that sank in the Atlantic, according to a salvage company’s estimate. The find included 51 gold coins […]

The ocean-going ATB will have capacity for 4,000 m3 of LNG. Illustration: Jensen Maritime

Ocean-Going LNG Bunkering Barge Concept Receives Class Approval

  A new design for a liquefied natural gas (LNG)-bunkering articulated tug and barge unit (ATB) designed by Seattle-based naval architecture firm Jensen Maritime has been granted “approval in principle” by classification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). The designation establishes that Jensen’s vessel concept for the A1 Liquefied Gas Tank Barge is compliant in […]