• 2014 July 24 11:29

    Spanish frigate ESPS joins EU counter piracy forces off Somalia

    On Tuesday 22 July 2014 Spanish frigate ESPS Navarra joined the EU Naval Force Somalia Operation Atalanta, the EU NAVFOR news release said.

    Over the next five months the task of the 214 men and women on board will be to deter, prevent and repress acts of piracy and armed robbery in the piracy high risk areas and escort World Food Programme (WFP) and African Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) vessels in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean to protect them from pirate attack.

    This is the second time that she has deployed with Operation Atalanta, the first deployment being in 2010. The Spanish frigate has a Sikorsky helicopter embarked.

    ESPS Navarra will be part of Operation Atalanta until December, after which she will return home to her base port of Rota, Spain.


2016 June 29

18:44 Sea Installer crane upgrade complete
18:16 ZIM launches new mobile application
17:46 Graduation ceremony held at Makarov University’s Institute of International Transport Management (photo release)
17:11 Sembcorp Marine acquires a 50% stake in KANFA Aragon AS
16:37 ZIM launches new mobile application for customers
16:34 Deep Sea Supply awarded three new time charter contracts for operations in Egypt by BP Egypt
16:03 Siem Offshore Contractors awarded contract for the Beatrice OWF
15:44 Boskalis to reinforce Wadden Sea dike between Eemshaven and Delfzijl
15:11 VOS Star christening ceremony held in Dordrecht
14:50 Patrol boat of Project 14M put into operation in Yakutsk
14:32 Wärtsilä supplies 161 MW Flexicycle power plant to Saudi Arabia
14:14 Millionth tonne of oil produced at Gazprom Neft Novoportovskoye field
13:55 President of Russian Railways signs several agreements in Beijing
13:33 Navios Partners appoints Lampros Theodorou to the Board of Directors
13:11 Kalmar delivers eight diesel-electric straddle carriers to Port of Tauranga in New Zealand
12:41 MAN turbochargers round millennium mark
12:10 MSC partners with Peel Ports for Liverpool2 trials
11:28 Wärtsilä partners with Zamakona Yards to expand its service offering in the Canary Islands
11:13 Advanced MacGregor technology serves new polar research ship
11:02 Klaipeda Seaport cargo handling turnover up by 7,3 pct. to 16,69 mln tn in January – May of 2016
10:56 LPG tanker transits expanded Panama Canal
10:42 Bunker market of port of Saint-Petersburg sees no significant changes (graph)
10:11 Port Operations and Safety Discussion Agreement clears FMC regulatory review
09:44 Brent Crude futures price up 0.47% to $49.49, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.71% to $48.19
09:30 Baltic Dry Index up 627 points
09:16 Throughput of port Taganrog down 24.4% to 838,500 t in Jan-May'16

2016 June 28

18:31 USCG reopens waterway on Red River
18:27 Navig8 Chemical Tankers takes delivery of its first chemical tanker from Kitanihon Shipbuilding
18:03 Hull of the Siberia, first serial icebreaker of project 22220, shifted to a new position at Baltiysky Zavod shipyard
17:46 TransContainer will not pay out dividends for the year 2015
17:24 ICTSI wins excellence award in supply management
16:58 Crimea Bridge designers enhance protection of the bridge support structures (graphics)
16:32 ICS highlights role of merchant seafarers in migrant rescues
16:03 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Crystalia with SwissMarine
15:27 New DNV GL marine warranty standards are a digital first
15:23 LUKOIL Marine Lubricants introduces two new products for marine engines
15:03 ABS, Keppel define JDPs to accelerate innovation
14:58 Passenger traffic of Kerch ferry service will grow by 25-30% in 2016, says Crimea’s Transport Minister
14:33 CMA CGM crosses 90% ownership threshold in NOL and intends to delist the company from the SGX-ST
14:12 Vard announces termination of shipbuilding contract with Rem Offshore
13:48 CMA CGM crosses 90% ownership threshold in NOL
13:32 New IMO regulations on verified gross mass start July 1st
13:02 NYK vessel first to make commercial transit through expanded Panama Canal
12:51 “K” Line and Kawasaki Heavy Industries announce joint development project of “K-IMS”
12:39 IFO-180 prices in the Far East ports are persistently high (graph)
12:04 BigLift Shipping orders third S-type vessel
11:50 Storage tanks for LNG distribution station in Klaipėda have undergone their first hydraulic tests
11:31 Newport News Industrial announces 52,000-square-foot expansion at its HQ
11:03 Capacities of Klaipėdos nafta’s LNG terminal already booked by Lithuanian Gas Supply and Litgas
10:46 Expanded Panama Canal opens with COSCO Shipping Panama transit
10:41 Fincantieri secures U.S. Navy LCU and T-ATS(X) design studies & analyses contracts
10:22 Austal delivers EPF 7 to U.S. Navy
09:58 Brent Crude futures price up 1.15% to $48.32, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.30% to $46.93
09:27 Baltic Dry Index up to 616 points
09:19 Rauma Shipyard secures its first Ro-Ro ferry contract worth EUR 68m

2016 June 27

18:43 USCG responds to tanker aground near Nunivak Island, Alaska
18:16 Port of Antwerp extends collaboration with North-Chinese university
17:51 Throughput of port Azov up 18.1% to 2.96 mln t in Jan-May'16
17:36 VOTL of Essar Ports is the best performing marine terminal in Kandla Port Trust
17:16 PSA launches living lab for port and logistics industry