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Death Ship Inquest Resumes

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February 15, 2016 The coronial inquest into the controversial deaths aboard the Panama-flagged coal carrier Sage Sagittarius that occurred four years ago in Australian waters has been resumed today in Sydney. Read More

One Dies, 26 Evacuated as Tanker Sinks in Malacca Strait

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February 15, 2016 One crew member died while 26 more were evacuated after a 1983-built chemical tanker Nusantara Akbar started sinking in the Malacca Strait off Dumai, Indonesia, on Saturday night. Read More

ACP: Reinforced Cocolí Locks Pass the Test

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February 15, 2016 Testing of the reinforcements in sill #3 of the Cocolí locks within the Third Set of Locks Project of the Panama Canal has been successfully completed by the project’s contractor Grupo Unidos por el Canal (GUPC), the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) said. Read More

NTSB to Launch Second Search for El Faro’s VDR

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February 12, 2016 The US National Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday that it would launch a second expedition to search for the voyage data recorder (VDR) of the ill-fated cargo ship El Faro, which sank in the Atlantic during a hurricane on October 1, 2015. Read More

Fitch: US Ports Not Ready for Container Weighing

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February 12, 2016 US ports, rated by Fitch Ratings, have neither designated facilities for weighing containers nor the systems for the verification of container weights, the rating agency said, putting to question their ability to implement the International Maritime Organization’s requirements on verifying weights of shipping containers. Read More

Dutch Firm to Right Modern Express

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February 12, 2016 The ill-fated car carrier Modern Express could soon be righted as the Dutch Koninklijke Roeiers Vereeniging Eendracht (KRVE) has been hired for the job. Read More

DFDS Wraps Up Record Year, Expects Higher Revenue in 2016

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February 12, 2016 Danish shipping and logistics company DFDS posted a profit of DKK 1.07bn (USD 151m), up by 89pct when compared to last year’s DKK 571 million. Read More

ITF Accuses Alcoa of Further Shipping Exploitation

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February 12, 2016 The Australian Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman has received a formal complaint from the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) over a Hong Kong registered bulk ship working on the Australian coast since December last year without a Temporary Licence. Read More

Maersk Sets Sights on Upgrading Alang Recycling Yards

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February 12, 2016 Danish shipping and energy conglomerate Maersk Group wants to help ship recycling yards in Alang, India to upgrade facilities and practices to comply with the company’s standards as the group eyes cost reductions for its ship recycling. Read More

Drewry: Newbuildings Turn Up the Heat on Chemical Shipping Rates

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February 12, 2016 Chemical shipping freight rates for both contracts of affreightment and spot cargoes will be under pressure throughout 2016, as there are some new operators looking to break into the long-haul trade routes, according to Drewry’s Chemical Forecaster. Read More