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Capital Products Acquires M/T Anikitos

Capital Product Partners L.P. has announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of the M/T Anikitos, an eco-type MR product tanker (50,082 dwt IMO II/III Chemical Product Tanker built 2016, Samsung Heavy Industries (Ningbo) Co.

Port of Oakland Hires Workforce Development Manager

The Port of Oakland  named Julina Bonilla the Workforce Development Manager in its Social Responsibility Division.In the newly-created position, Bonilla is primarily responsible for managing a workforce development program that gives local residents access to port-related employment opportunities.

UN Ambassador Thomson Issues Urgent Call for Action at OOC

Peter Thomson, the United Nations Special Envoy for the Oceans, has used the first Opening Oceans Conference (OOC) in Copenhagen to highlight the desperate plight of the oceans and the need for a sustained, universal push from the maritime industry to help halt, and hopefully reverse, their decline.

Abu Dhabi Ports Signs a 30-year Deal with MSC to Build Terminal

Abu Dhabi Ports has signed a 30-year concession agreement with Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) to build a new container terminal at its Khalifa Port.Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE),

Carnival Maritime, ENSM Partner for Cadet Training

Carnival Maritime GmbH of Hamburg, Germany, and the ENSM French Maritime Academy of Le Havre and Marseille, France, have agreed on cooperation to ensure future high standards in nautical and technical training of cadets.

Maritime Training Budgets Increasing -MarTID Report

More maritime operators increased their training budgets from 2016 to 2017 than decreased them, according to the Maritime Training Insights Database (MarTID) 2018 Training Practices Report.When compared to 2016,

Sanchi Disaster Probe Ends in Split Verdict

A committee investigating a collision between an Iranian tanker and a Chinese freighter has come to diverging conclusions over the causes of the worst oil ship disaster in decades, Iran's state television reported on Saturday.

DP World, Egypt & Suez Canal Authority To Develop Infrastructure

MOU has been signed to collaborate on development of new inland container terminal, promoting Egypt's sustainable economic growth.   The three partners will bid for a government contract for the project, later this year.

Efficient Shipping Needs Nautical Standards

 Ben van Scherpenzeel is Chairman of the international Port Call Optimisation Task Force said that it’s rather curious that the shipping sector, whose history goes back some 5,000 years, only recently adopted international standards for nautical port information.

GCI Acquisition Fetches Extra Money for Seaspan

 The Hong Kong-based containership lessor Seaspan Corporation reported a net profit of $67 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2018 as revenues rose 11.7 percent to $244 million compared with the same 2017 period.

Carnival Opens Second Cruise Terminal in Barcelona

Carnival Corporation officially opened its second cruise terminal at the Port of Barcelona with an inauguration ceremony attended by government, business and community representatives.During the ceremony,

International Seaways Confirms Acquisition of Six VLCCs from Euronav

 Tanker company International Seaways said that it has entered into a stock purchase and sale agreement to acquire the holding companies for six VLCCs from Euronav NV in connection with the closing of Euronav’s announced acquisition of Gener8 Maritime.