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Panamax Dry Bulker Delivered to STX Pan Ocean

STX Pan Ocean takes over the 83,000 dwt class Panamax, 'STX Horizon', its first new-build delivery of the year. Having concluded strategic contracts for long-term transportation with domestic and international shippers including POSCO,

New Container Ship Christened in Shanghai

OOCL celebrates the christening of 8,888 TEU container ship 'OOCL Miami' at the Changxing Island shipyard in Shanghai. OOCL Miami is the third of the eight 8,888 TEU vessels that OOCL commissioned Hudong-Zhonghua

Trelleborg Acquires LNG Ship Safety Specialist

Trelleborg makes acquisition within the marine docking and mooring solutions business sector. Trelleborg has, through its business area Trelleborg Offshore & Construction, signed an agreement and finalized the acquisition of Sea Systems Technology Ltd.

Port of LA Breaks Ground on Intermodal Terminal

Port of Los Angeles breaks ground on US$137-million railyard that will increase on-dock rail efficiency, reduce congestion and improve environment. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Port of

Windstar Cruises Completes Fleet Renovation

The small-ship luxury cruise line finishes its US$18million refurbishment program on all three of its sailing yachts. With the completion of Wind Spirit's dry dock  Windstar Cruises' $18 million fleet-wide renovation project is now finished.

Cruise Ship Internet Access Contract for O3b

O3b Networks contracted by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, to provide high-speed satellite-delivered broadband service aboard 'Allure of the Seas'. The new contract will allow more than 8,000 guests,

Nuclear-powered Icebreaker to Bow Out

Russian icebreaker 'Rossiya' leaves Murmansk for the Gulf of Finland on probably her final voyage. The veteran icebreaker is heading for the Gulf of Finland travelling along the coast of Norway and through the narrow Øresund between Sweden and Denmark to the Gulf of Finaland,

New Class of Compact Tugboats Turning Heads

Originally conceived as a training vessel, the Robert Allan designed BRAtt has developed into a class of small but tough workboats. Adrenalin Marine Ltd. of Delta, B.C. was chosen as the licensed

Piracy Dropped to a 5-year Global Low in 2012

Piracy on the world's seas at a five-year low, with 297 ships attacked in 2012, compared with 439 in 2011, according to the ICC global piracy report. Extracts from the International Chamber of Commerces

Dean Corgey to Serve on Port of Houston Commission

Houston City Council appoints Dean Corgey, V-P of the Seafarers International Union Gulf Coast Region, to serve as member of the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority. Corgey's appointment fills the seat previously held by Janiece Longoria,

MSC Develops Business in French Port

MSC develops business with terminal operators Haropa, in the Port of Le Havre. with the launch of 3 new container feeder shipping services. MSC will start a significant phase of business development at their new terminal in the port of Le Havre,

FPSO Mooring Inspection Contract for Welaptega

Welaptega Marine awarded contract for a mooring inspection & fitness for purpose evaluation on 'Dhirubhai-1' floating production storage & offloading (FPSO) vessel. The Dhirubhai-1 floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) facility is located in the Bay of Bengal,