Category Shipping

Mexico Seizes Illegal Iron Ore Destined for China – gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News

Mexico seized more than 119,000 tonnes of minerals suspected of being part of illegal export operations in a port where a powerful drug gang allegedly has been shipping iron to China, the government said on Monday. More than 400 federal agents, police and military personnel raided 11 sites around the Pacific port of Lazaro Cardenas […]

Ship loses more than 500 containers in heavy seas –

On any day, between 5 million and 6 million containers are on the high seas, carrying everything from potato chips to refrigerators. But not all of them make it to their destination, as the crew of the Svendborg Maersk have just found out. Their Danish-flagged ship was in the Bay of Biscay last week as […]

Singapore to Build Second LNG Terminal

Singapore plans to build a second terminal for liquefied natural gas (LNG), as it aims to create a regional trading hub for the fuel, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Tuesday. The city-state – located strategically on the main shipping route between Europe and Asia – started commercial operations of its first LNG terminal […]

There’s more behind Arctic shipping than climate change – The Globe and Mail

There is a continuing debate about the possible emergence of an ‘Arctic shipping boom’ in Canada. Recent headlines outline both cargo shippers’ plans to increase voyages through the Northwest Passage and an interminable list of risks associated with this possibility, while other stories call for a reality check and for promoters of the so-called boom […]

New Photos Show Sinking Log Ship Still Afloat Near Guam – gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News

The U.S. Coast Guard on Thursday released some new photos along with an update on the 500-foot MV Rich Forest abandoned and taking on water in the Pacific Ocean near Guam. As gCaptain reported previously, the AMVER participating vessel C.S. Sunshine rescued all 24 crewmembers of the Rich Forest on Monday after they abandoned the […]

Polar Code, Set Of Proposed Arctic Shipping Rules, Could Go Into Force In 2016

New shipping rules are soon to be agreed for the Arctic, where summer sea ice has shrunk by about two-thirds over three decades, opening a new ocean with vast natural resources. Maritime nations are close to a landmark deal on the Polar Code, aimed to improve safety, lead to lower insurance premiums and help the […]

LNG Al Gharafa Collides with Boxship in Malacca Strait>> LNG World News

LNG tanker Al Gharrafa and boxship Hanjin Italy collided in the morning of December 28, 2013 in the Malacca Strait between Batam and Singapore. Both ships have been damaged. The boxship suffered damage to the starboard side in the middle area and the LNG tanker suffered bow damage. The vessels have been tugged to Singapore. […]