Expanded Panama Canal Operational for a Year

By MarEx 2017-06-25 00:51:19

Monday June 26 is the first anniversary of the inauguration of the Expanded Panama Canal. In its first year of operation, over 1,500 Neopanamax vessels have transited the...

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South Africa Blocks Japanese Alliance

By MarEx 2017-06-22 19:25:59

South Africa's Competition Commission has prohibited the proposed alliance between Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK), Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and Kawasaki Kisen...


New Vessel Class: The Floating LNG Power Plant

By MarEx 2017-06-21 16:10:51

On Wednesday, leading LNG infrastructure firm Chiyoda Corporation announced that it has received approval in principle from ABS for a new, unique vessel class: the floating...


Live Export: Israel Stops Romanian Imports Again

By MarEx 2017-06-20 19:23:36

Israel's Minister of Agriculture has stopped the import of cattle and sheep from Romania after finding violations and deficiencies related to veterinary requirements. The...

Agua Clara locks

Fitting In the Expanded Panama Canal

By MarEx 2017-06-19 20:59:47

Opening a direct passage between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Panama Canal was a game changer for maritime trade 103 years ago. One year after the completion of its...


Autopilot Developed for Autonomous Ships

By MarEx 2017-06-19 19:37:20

VTT Technical Research Centre in Finland has developed an autopilot system for remotely-monitored, autonomous ships that is capable of taking evasive action according to...


Sea Traffic Management System Tested

By MarEx 2017-06-18 00:55:22

The E.U.-funded Sea Traffic Management (STM) Validation Project has undergone its first operational tests. The STM project is a follow on from the E.U.-funded MONALISA 2.0...

Nella Dan

The History of the Nella Dan: Beset!

By MarEx 2017-06-17 05:15:27

The MV Nella Dan and the shipping company J. Lauritzen’s red polar ships constitute a unique chapter in Danish maritime history. Nella Dan was a legend among polar...

Crew of Sutton Tide

Breach of Seafarers' Human Rights in Angola

By MarEx 2017-06-16 00:59:30

The crew of the platform supply vessel Sutton Tide are facing a criminal trial in Soyo, Angola, for allegedly being complicit in the theft of fuel, a charge they...

Xin Guang Hua

Made in China: The Heavy Lifter

By MarEx 2017-06-14 20:34:08

As payloads get bigger, the ships carrying  them across the world have to follow suit.  COSCO’s 98,370 dwt semi-submersible Xin Guang Hua recently hauled...

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