A ship seized by the Israeli navy on suspicion of smuggling arms from Iran to the Gaza Strip docked on Saturday in Israel, which planned to put the cargo on display in hope of denting Tehran’s rapprochement with the West.
Vietnamese rescue planes have spotted large oil slicks and a column of smoke off its coastline, but it was not clear if they were connected to a missing Malaysia Airlines (MASM.KL) carrier, a transportation ministry official said on Saturday.
A ‘yes’ vote at an International Labour Organisation meeting in April is the only way to create a level playing field on which to conduct maritime trade and stop shipowners abandoning seafarers with impunity, says Seacurus managing director Captain Thomas Brown, writing in the latest edition of Tradewinds.
A new app from Trelleborg Sealing Solutions aims to make it easier for engineers to specify seals and gain a more detailed understanding of the complex requirements and operation of hydraulic cylinders.
Women at the Helm is a short film which shows how the work of IMO, and others, is beginning to promote change for the better for women in shipping, and highlights first-hand experiences from some of those who have already succeeded.
Gently bobbing up and down in the sheltered waters of the Bay of Sevastopol in Crimea, Russia’s storied Black Sea Fleet has an air of decay about it. Paint peels from low-slung dockside buildings, a solitary submarine sits dolefully alongside a pontoon, and the fleet’s boxy grey ships date back to the Soviet-era with many soon destined for the scrap heap.
In the recent years, the EU has incrementally increased its efforts to stem piracy, a phenomenon that has plagued the shipping industry for the better part of the last decade. The wide array of tools at the EU’s disposal make it one of the best placed international actors able to tackle not only the direct effects of piracy but, more importantly, also address its root causes.
UECC, which is jointly owned by NYK and Wallenius Lines, has signed a contract to construct two dual-fuel LNG Pure Car and Truck Carriers (PCTCs). The contract has been signed with Kawasaki Heavy Industries, and the vessels will be constructed at the shipbuilder’s joint venture NACKS shipyard in Nantong, China. Deliveries of both vessels will be in the second half of 2016.
Trelleborg’s engineered products operation has completed its first oil and gas floatover project in China, supplying a range of its floatover hardware for the BoZhong (BZ) 35-2 COEEC offshore platform in Tianjin.