• VLCC markets “keep on rocking”

    VLCC tanker rates in the benchmark Middle East and West Africa markets kept on rising of the course of the past week, “as charterers in the Middle East moved concertedly into the July program while demand in the West Africa market (and thus draws on Middle East positions) strengthened.

  • Drydocks showcases projects at Norway expo

    Dubai-based Drydocks World, a leading global provider of maritime and offshore services, showcased its projects and state-of-the-art infrastructure at the 50th Nor-Shipping Exhibition in Oslo, Norway.


  • MSC Upgrades IPAK Service

    As part of our objective to continually improve their services to customers, MSC has included a new mainline call to Hazira from July 2015. MSC Tomoko will be the first vessel to call at Hazira on 2nd July 2015.

  • Training Program to Boost Abu Dhabi Port Security

    General Authority for the Security of Ports, Borders and Free Zones and Abu Dhabi Ports establish training program to reinforce comprehensive protection standards; MoU to improve ports and ports systems protection, initiating security training sessions at Abu Dhabi Ports later this year

  • Seadrill Sells Drillship to Seadrill Partners

    Seadrill Limited announced that it has entered into an agreement with Seadrill Operating LP, the 58 percent owned subsidiary of Seadrill Partners LLC, pursuant to which Seadrill Operating will acquire all of the shares of Seadrill Polaris Ltd., the entity that owns and operates the drillship, the West Polaris from Seadrill. The acquisition is expected to close within seven days.

  • International Boat Show in November

    The third edition of Qatar International Boat Show (QIBS) will be held under the patronage of Prime Minister and Interior Minister H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani at Mourjan Marinas-Lusail City from November 10 to 14.  


Horizon Trader Beached at Shipbreaking Site in India

The Horizon Trader, a 42 year-old US flagged container ship that was acquired by New York-listed shipping company Matson when they purchased Horizon Lines in 2014 was beached at a notorious shipbreaking site in Alang, India.


Cruise Ship GI Outbreaks Are Declining, U.S. CDC Says

Scientists with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control's Vessel Sanitation Program (VSP) reported Friday that the rate of acute gastroenteritis outbreaks on cruise ships dropped sharply in 2014 to just three per thousand voyages, down from over six per thousand in 2012.


Euronav to Sell One of Its Oldest VLCCs

Belgian tanker owner Euronav NV has entered the final stage of selling its very large crude carrier (VLCC) Famenne, one of its two oldest VLCC vessels, for USD 38.4 million.