Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Three More Damen Tugboats Head to Venezuela

Damen Shipyards will shortly deliver three tugboats to INEA (Instituto Nacional de los Espacios Acuaticos, the Venezuelan Aquatic Authority). This repeat-order follows a previous order for two Damen Stan Tugs purchased by...

January 18, 2012
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Saturday, January 14, 2012
Costa Concordia AIS track

Cruise Ship Costa Concordia Sinks off Italian Coast [VIDEO, AIS Track]

Upon departure from the port of a Giglio, an island off the northwestern coast of Italy, the cruise ship Costa Concordia struck a reef, tearing a 50 meter-long gash in...

January 14, 2012
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Thursday, January 12, 2012
SIFA VLCC Oman shipping company HHI

HHI Delivers “DABA”, a 317,000 DWT VLCC to Oman Shipping Company

Oman Shipping Company S.A.O.C. (OSC) took delivery of one of their latest Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) the DABA, at Hyundai Heavy Industries co. Ltd’s (HHI) Yard in Ulsan, South...

January 12, 2012
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Sunday, January 8, 2012

A 3-D Look at What Will be the Largest Ship in the World, the Maersk Triple-E [VIDEO]

[vimeo][/vimeo] In another big hint that digital and shareable media is fully spreading into the commercial shipping world, Maersk Line announced the launch of their Vimeo channel.  Lots of good...

January 8, 2012
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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Container Shipping Companies – The Ten Largest Visualized

UDPATED: January 2012 The data visualization above represents the worlds 10 largest container shipping companies by TEU capacity. WORLD TEU CAPACITY: 15,899,687 For those who prefer more traditional data we...

January 7, 2012
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Thursday, January 5, 2012

The Filipino Monkey Strikes Again (and again and again…)

13 January 2008 – So I’m watching CNN and I do a double take after the reporter (in a completely straight face) says “The harassing radio communications that ignited the...

January 5, 2012
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great lady VLCC supertanker

6 Million Barrels of North Sea Crude Oil Head to Asia

SINGAPORE (Dow Jones)–European trader Vitol has provisionally chartered a supertanker to ship North Sea Forties crude to Asia loading early January, in what could be at least the third such...

January 5, 2012
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Monday, January 2, 2012
frontline tankers stock value

Frontline Tankers Completes Corporate Restructuring

The world’s largest tanker owner, Frontline Ltd., has just announced the completion of major corporate restructuring following a sustained weak global tanker market that crushed their stock price since its...

January 2, 2012
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Sunday, January 1, 2012
Press Releases

TOP Ships Announces Sale of the M/V PEPITO

ATHENS, Greece, Dec. 30, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TOP Ships Inc. (Nasdaq:TOPS), an international maritime shipping company that provides transportation services for crude oil, petroleum products, and dry bulk commodities, announced today...

January 1, 2012
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shipbuilding steel ship shipyard structural

To Build or Not to Build: A Financial Analysis of Building a Ship

Executives of publicly traded shipping and offshore drilling companies have a legal duty to act in the interest of the shareholders of their respective organizations. To fulfill this duty, executives...

January 1, 2012
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Wednesday, December 28, 2011
PLEIADES DREAM MOL Mitsui cape-size bulker ore carrier

Mitsui O.S.K Lines Orders New High-Efficiency Iron Ore Carrier

TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. today announced that it has ordered a new cape-size bulker that will adopt element technologies of the next-generation ISHIN-III vessel program to achieve high fuel efficiency....

December 28, 2011
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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Maritime Monday for December 26th, 2011: Captain’s Christmas

The Captain’s Christmas: Cartoon; MGM/United Features Syndicate. Originally Released on December 17, 1938 …The Captain is going to surprise the kids by dressing as Santa Claus, but the peg-legged pirate...

December 25, 2011
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Tuesday, December 20, 2011
APL Containership

Grand and New World Shipping Alliances Join Forces to Create New “G6 Alliance”

Six carriers, nine services with fast transit times, improved port coverage / More than 90 ships, covering more than 40 ports in Asia, Europe and Mediterranean / Includes Bohai and...

December 20, 2011
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Thursday, December 15, 2011
Eliza VLCC supertanker crude carrier

Oil Majors Book Supertankers to Ship North Sea Crude To Asia

LONDON (Dow Jones)–Total SA (FP.FR) has booked a supertanker to ship North Sea Forties crude oil–the main component of global benchmark Brent–to Asia from Europe, in a second such move...

December 15, 2011
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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Maritime Monday for November 28, 2011

sussex / hastings: blessing of the sea – Anything Goes England; vintage postcards; LARGE Fog Signalling at Sea – A postcard from “The Star Series – G.D. & D., London”.-...

November 27, 2011
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Will the Vanguard Semi-Submersible Ultra Heavy Lift Ship Keep Dockwise Afloat?

By Richard Spilman Taking shape in the Hyundai shipyard in Ulsan, Korea is an engineering marvel. The Dockwise Vanguard, previously referred to as the Type-O design, is the largest and most advanced heavy lift vessel ever built.  ...

October 26, 2011
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Friday, September 16, 2011
LNG ship
Engineering News

And for $207,000,000 you too can own a brand new LNG ship!

SEOUL (Dow Jones)–STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co. (067250.SE) said Friday a European shipper has placed an order for a liquefied natural gas carrier at KRW230.7 billion ($207 million), which is an amendment...

September 16, 2011
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Friday, July 29, 2011

Deadliest Sea: A True Story of Life and Death on the Bering Sea [INTERVIEW]

Rob Almeida’s interview with Kalee Thompson, author of Deadliest Sea.  This incredibly well written book details the sinking of the F/V Alaska Ranger in 2008, and the subsequent high seas...

July 29, 2011
Total Views: 13

Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Stena Bulk VLCC crude oil tanker

ASIA TANKER: VLCCs At 2-Mo Low; CPPs Waiting For Gasoline Demand

Image courtesy of Stena Bulk SINGAPORE (Dow Jones)–High availability of vessels is pressuring Asia crude tanker markets, while rates for ships that carry clean petroleum products have remained largely steady,...

July 12, 2011
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Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Maersk Line triple E

Maersk Line: No Plans To Exercise 3rd Triple-E Tranche Option

COPENHAGEN (Dow Jones)–Danish Maersk Line, the world’s largest container shipping company, has no intention of exercising an option that would bring its total number of ordered Triple-E vessels to 30,...

June 28, 2011
Total Views: 14