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Port Management IT System Launched by Transas

Transas Marine launches its Port Management Information Systems (PMIS) solution for the real-time port management. Developed in accordance with the port industry best practice, the Port Management

China Shipyard Starts NOR LInes LNG-powered Cargo Ship Build

Tsuji Heavy Industries Jiangsu begins construction the first of two LNG-powered 5,000 dwt vessels for NOR Lines. The contract to build the two 5,000 dwt vessels was signed in October 2011 and construction

Australia Ends Indian Ocean Refugee Boat SAR

Australian Maritime Safety Authority calls off search & rescue (SAR) as no further realistic prospect of finding any more survivors. On the final day of the operation four merchant vessels and HMAS Maitland recovered 55 survivors.

Asian Shippers Face Rise in Ocean Container Freight Rates

All Asian shippers wil have to pay higher freight charges to European container ship operators from September 2012. From September 1, Denmark-based Maersk, the world's largest container line, will implement a general freight increase of 250 U.

Ignore the Bluster – Wind Farm Power is Effective

A UK Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) research paper dismisses illusions about wind power as an energy resource. Much opposition to wind power appears to be based on the belief that it is an ineffective technology, inefficient or unreliable.

China's Leading Shipbuilder Profit Plummet

China CSSC Holdings Ltd announce net profit shrank by 62.91 percent year-on-year in first half 2012. The Shanghai-based firm said in a report filed to the Shanghai Stock Exchange that its business revenue totalled 13.

Heavy Lift Ship Inches in Pipelaying Delivery

German heavy lift firm SAL offloads 800 mt subsea cable reels from 'MV Lone'  to offshore vessel with hold clearance just 12 mm. SAL reports that their MV Lone loaded two reels, each of 800 mtons and a diameter of 28.

Safety Rule Ignored Brought Tragic Consequence

Failure to follow Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) safety guidelines led to court sentence following death in boating accident. The sentencing of Timaru man David Lloyd Batchelor following the death of a

Telecom Provider MTN Should be Sanctioned Says UANI

UANI urges Obama Administration to discipline MTN following evidence it conspired to bypass U.S. Sanctions against Iran. (MTN Group Limited is a multi-national telecommunications group offering voice and data communications products and services to individuals and land/maritime businesses).

U.S. Shipyard Delivers Tankship to Crowley

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard delivers its first Veteran-class MT-46 product tanker to Crowley Maritime Corp. This is the thirteenth product tanker that the shipyard has completed and the seventeenth vessel overall.

Cruise Ship Terminal Trends in Asia-Pacific Region

Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific interviews Melvin Vu of SATS-Creuers Cruise Services on trends in port development & management. What do you see as some of the current trends in terminal design and operation? Melvin Vu: Parallel to the strong overall growth of the cruise industry in the region,

Cruise Ship Held in Dublin Over Alleged Fuel Bill Arrears

Ireland's High Court orders arrest & detention of cruise ship 'MV Princess Danae' for unpaid US$94,000 bunker fuel bill. The MV Princess Danae, which has a capacity to carry more than 800 passengers and crew, is registered in Madeira and flies the flag of Portugal.