Rivers and the sea ran red in parts of Malaysia this week after two days of heavy rain brought an increase in run-off from the booming and largely unregulated bauxite mining industry.
Archives for December 2015
In the early morning of 29th December we berthed at the Container Terminal quay the MSC Luciana. It is the largest container vessel ever in terms of TEU capacity to visit Koper – she can carry 11.660 standard 20ft containers.
Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) brings to notice that the new amendments to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code will become mandatory on 1 January 2016.
ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the global marine and offshore industry, has published a new edition of the ABS Guide for Certification of Lifting Appliances that includes construction and operation of modern lifting appliances.
Two U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crews rescued 12 people from their vessel taking on water in Cuban territorial seas Saturday. Rescued were one Jamaican, two Nicaraguan, one U.S., and eight Haitian crewmembers.
Costa Cruises returned to Broward County’s Port Everglades on 21st December with a first call by the 2,260-passenger Costa Deliziosa.
Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, has announced the registration of 1,623 marine crafts (compared to 945 in 2014) and the issuance of 2,396 marine crew licenses (compared to 945 in 2014) to date.
A series of 15 inland waterway barges being built for Belgium based Plouvier Transport N.V., and which will be chartered by Shell Trading Rotterdam (Shell), are to be powered by Wärtsilä dual-fuel main engines.
Shipping companies that transport commodities such as coal, iron ore and grain face a painful year ahead, with only the strongest expected to weather a deepening crisis caused by tepid demand and a surplus of vessels for hire.
The board of National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) has approved the purchase of two second-hand very large crude carriers (VLCCs) for $155 million, it said in a bourse statement on Thursday.