www.tradewindsnews.com http://www.tradewindsnews.com/ www.tradewindsnews.com Cosco cares for core http://www.tradewindsnews.com/liner/345105/Cosco-cares-for-core China Cosco Holdings Co (CCHC) has pledged to focus on its boxship and bulker operations in weak markets. gary.dixon@tradewindsnews.com (Gary Dixon) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/liner/345105/Cosco-cares-for-core Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:19:30 +0000 liner Maersk buyback underway http://www.tradewindsnews.com/finance/345102/Maersk-buyback-underway AP Moller-Maersk has snapped up almost $100m worth of its own stock as it kicked off its first ever share buyback plan. andy.pierce@tradewindsnews.com (Andy Pierce) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/finance/345102/Maersk-buyback-underway Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:11:13 +0000 finance Crews battle Norway http://www.tradewindsnews.com/finance/345103/Crews-battle-Norway A Spanish seafarers group is claiming a serious violation of labour rights committed by the Norwegian government, which refuses to pay their pensions. n_roumpis@nhst.no (Nikolaos Roumpis) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/finance/345103/Crews-battle-Norway Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:49:45 +0000 finance Vigor wins ferry double http://www.tradewindsnews.com/shipsales/345099/Vigor-wins-ferry-double It is the first time Alaskan ro-paxes will be built in the state, according to governor Sean Parnell. gary.dixon@tradewindsnews.com (Gary Dixon) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/shipsales/345099/Vigor-wins-ferry-double Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:42:27 +0000 shipsales TAS targets China http://www.tradewindsnews.com/shipsales/345100/TAS-targets-China Malaysian shipyard TAS Offshore is teaming up with a Chinese businessman to build and sell offshore ships in China. gary.dixon@tradewindsnews.com (Gary Dixon) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/shipsales/345100/TAS-targets-China Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:00:04 +0000 shipsales Fredriksen eyes larger slice http://www.tradewindsnews.com/offshore/345086/Fredriksen-eyes-larger-slice John Fredriksen says he may boost his dominant holding in offshore driller Seadrill to take advantage to its stock retreat. andy.pierce@tradewindsnews.com (Andy Pierce) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/offshore/345086/Fredriksen-eyes-larger-slice Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:59:48 +0000 offshore HH ro-pax hits dock http://www.tradewindsnews.com/casualties/345097/HH-ro-pax-hits-dock Two people were injured after a Danish ro-pax hit the side in Helsingborg on Sunday. gary.dixon@tradewindsnews.com (Gary Dixon) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/casualties/345097/HH-ro-pax-hits-dock Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:39:53 +0000 casualties CSIC opening up? http://www.tradewindsnews.com/finance/345094/CSIC-opening-up State shipyard group China Shipbuilding Industry Corp (CSIC) is set to open up to new investors through share sales. gary.dixon@tradewindsnews.com (Gary Dixon) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/finance/345094/CSIC-opening-up Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:39:49 +0000 finance VLCC prices climbing http://www.tradewindsnews.com/shipsales/345092/VLCC-prices-climbing Buying interest in crude tankers continued to ease up VLCC asset prices, Clarksons says. andy.pierce@tradewindsnews.com (Andy Pierce) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/shipsales/345092/VLCC-prices-climbing Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:27:40 +0000 shipsales GSI raising cash http://www.tradewindsnews.com/finance/345093/GSI-raising-cash State-owned Chinese shipbuilder Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) is selling off non-core assets to raise money for new investments. gary.dixon@tradewindsnews.com (Gary Dixon) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/finance/345093/GSI-raising-cash Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:19:44 +0000 finance Dauelsberg in scrap coup http://www.tradewindsnews.com/shipsales/345087/Dauelsberg-in-scrap-coup German owner Herm. Dauelsberg has secured a premium price for one of its oldest containerships. andy.pierce@tradewindsnews.com (Andy Pierce) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/shipsales/345087/Dauelsberg-in-scrap-coup Mon, 22 Sep 2014 07:48:00 +0000 shipsales Bharati sells wind unit http://www.tradewindsnews.com/finance/345085/Bharati-sells-wind-unit Restructuring Indian shipbuilder Bharati Shipyard has sold its wind power business as it seeks to focus on core operations. dale.wainwright@tradewindsnews.com (Dale Wainwright) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/finance/345085/Bharati-sells-wind-unit Mon, 22 Sep 2014 07:04:48 +0000 finance Ro-pax arsonist jailed http://www.tradewindsnews.com/casualties/345084/Ro-pax-arsonist-jailed A UK passenger who caused a fire on a DFDS ferry after drunkenly trying to light a cannabis bong has been jailed for 11 years. dale.wainwright@tradewindsnews.com (Dale Wainwright) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/casualties/345084/Ro-pax-arsonist-jailed Mon, 22 Sep 2014 06:54:46 +0000 casualties Italian ferry runs aground http://www.tradewindsnews.com/casualties/345069/Italian-ferry-runs-aground A Grimaldi Group-owned ro-pax ferry ran aground off the Greek island of Corfu over the weekend. dale.wainwright@tradewindsnews.com (Dale Wainwright) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/casualties/345069/Italian-ferry-runs-aground Mon, 22 Sep 2014 03:45:55 +0000 casualties ASF calls for action http://www.tradewindsnews.com/piracy/345067/ASF-calls-for-action The Asian Shipowners’ Forum (ASF) has called for more government action to combat the theft of fuel from ships. dale.wainwright@tradewindsnews.com (Dale Wainwright) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/piracy/345067/ASF-calls-for-action Mon, 22 Sep 2014 01:52:01 +0000 piracy Caribbean bottoms http://www.tradewindsnews.com/liner/345066/Caribbean-bottoms A cruise pricing survey suggests that the challenged Caribbean market may have found its bottom. eric.martin@tradewindsnews.com (Eric Martin) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/liner/345066/Caribbean-bottoms Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:12:51 +0000 liner Polarcus signs LOI http://www.tradewindsnews.com/offshore/345061/Polarcus-signs-LOI Dubai-based seismic vessel owner agrees to take part in West Africa project. n_roumpis@nhst.no (Nikolaos Roumpis) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/offshore/345061/Polarcus-signs-LOI Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:18:24 +0000 offshore Troim exits Seadrill http://www.tradewindsnews.com/offshore/345062/Troim-exits-Seadrill Frendriksen’s former right-hand man withdraws his nomination for the offshore company’s board. n_roumpis@nhst.no (Nikolaos Roumpis) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/offshore/345062/Troim-exits-Seadrill Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:19:03 +0000 offshore China sits out VL order rush http://www.tradewindsnews.com/tankers/345059/China-sits-out-VL-order-rush China has been conspicuous in its absence from the VLCC newbuilding scene this year as some of the sector’s most experienced names showed renewed appetite for the tankers. andy.pierce@tradewindsnews.com (Andy Pierce) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/tankers/345059/China-sits-out-VL-order-rush Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:51:21 +0000 tankers Finnish fleet growing http://www.tradewindsnews.com/drycargo/345056/Finnish-fleet-growing Finland's merchant ship fleet is on the rise due to newbuildings and transfers. gary.dixon@tradewindsnews.com (Gary Dixon) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/drycargo/345056/Finnish-fleet-growing Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:53:41 +0000 drycargo Odfjell pair join Lauritzen http://www.tradewindsnews.com/gas/345051/Odfjell-pair-join-Lauritzen Lauritzen Kosan has expanded its ethylene gas carrier pool with the addition of two vessels from Odfjell. andy.pierce@tradewindsnews.com (Andy Pierce) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/gas/345051/Odfjell-pair-join-Lauritzen Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:33:15 +0000 gas Skou's Chinese mission http://www.tradewindsnews.com/liner/345053/Skous-Chinese-mission Maersk Line CEO Soren Skou has met Chinese authorities in Shanghai on Friday to smooth the path of its 2M vessel-sharing alliance with MSC. gary.dixon@tradewindsnews.com (Gary Dixon) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/liner/345053/Skous-Chinese-mission Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:25:32 +0000 liner Total takes Euronav VL http://www.tradewindsnews.com/tankers/345052/Total-takes-Euronav-VL New York Stock Exchange bound Euronav has secured a period contract for one of the VLCCs it bought from AP Moller-Maersk at the start of this year, brokers say. andy.pierce@tradewindsnews.com (Andy Pierce) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/tankers/345052/Total-takes-Euronav-VL Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:00:16 +0000 tankers DL eyes new deals http://www.tradewindsnews.com/drycargo/345048/DL-eyes-new-deals Indonesia's Djakarta Lloyd (DL) is aiming to bank about IDR 380bn ($31.8m) from new bulker contracts in 2015. gary.dixon@tradewindsnews.com (Gary Dixon) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/drycargo/345048/DL-eyes-new-deals Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:08:50 +0000 drycargo Hellenic sees the light http://www.tradewindsnews.com/drycargo/345050/Hellenic-sees-the-light Hellenic Carriers put a positive spin on the present difficulties in the dry cargo market after trimming its second quarter loss this week. andy.pierce@tradewindsnews.com (Andy Pierce) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/drycargo/345050/Hellenic-sees-the-light Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:56:59 +0000 drycargo Sekimizu to step down http://www.tradewindsnews.com/casualties/345049/Sekimizu-to-step-down Koji Sekimizu, International Maritime Organisation secretary general, says he will step down from the post at the end of his first term in office ending in December 2015. andy.pierce@tradewindsnews.com (Andy Pierce) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/casualties/345049/Sekimizu-to-step-down Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:44:25 +0000 casualties Reefer crewman stabbed http://www.tradewindsnews.com/casualties/345046/Reefer-crewman-stabbed A crewman from a Star Reefers ship was in a critical condition after being stabbed off Ireland. gary.dixon@tradewindsnews.com (Gary Dixon) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/casualties/345046/Reefer-crewman-stabbed Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:21:27 +0000 casualties Baltic Fuel buys tanker http://www.tradewindsnews.com/tankers/345042/Baltic-Fuel-buys-tanker Russia's Baltic Fuel Company (BFC) has bought a tanker from Turkey to boost its bunkering fleet. gary.dixon@tradewindsnews.com (Gary Dixon) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/tankers/345042/Baltic-Fuel-buys-tanker Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:43:13 +0000 tankers Is uncertainty gone? http://www.tradewindsnews.com/finance/345045/Is-uncertainty-gone After Scotland’s “No” vote yesterday, many shipbrokers woke up “in relief” while others felt that they missed a chance to benefit further from a volatility-hit sterling. n_roumpis@nhst.no (Nikolaos Roumpis) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/finance/345045/Is-uncertainty-gone Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:34:53 +0000 finance Cargoship hit by fire http://www.tradewindsnews.com/casualties/345034/Cargoship-hit-by-fire Miami firefighters took two hours to contain a blaze on a US cargoship. gary.dixon@tradewindsnews.com (Gary Dixon) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/casualties/345034/Cargoship-hit-by-fire Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:00:37 +0000 casualties Dry bulk referendum http://www.tradewindsnews.com/drycargo/345033/Dry-bulk-referendum Scotland has voted against independence but the big debate about the fourth quarter direction of the dry cargo market remains and is leading towards a positive outcome, according to Galbraith’s. andy.pierce@tradewindsnews.com (Andy Pierce) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/drycargo/345033/Dry-bulk-referendum Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:58:11 +0000 drycargo Divorce gets messier http://www.tradewindsnews.com/tankers/345030/Divorce-gets-messier State-run Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) and IRISL of Iran are $37m apart in their valuations as they try to exit a tanker and bulker joint venture. gary.dixon@tradewindsnews.com (Gary Dixon) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/tankers/345030/Divorce-gets-messier Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:15:43 +0000 tankers 2M "a formality" http://www.tradewindsnews.com/liner/345026/2M-a-formality US approval of Maersk Line's 2M alliance with MSC should be "a formality" according to AP Moller-Maersk CEO Nils Andersen. gary.dixon@tradewindsnews.com (Gary Dixon) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/liner/345026/2M-a-formality Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:50:58 +0000 liner Planet of the apes? http://www.tradewindsnews.com/andalso/344979/Planet-of-the-apes We take a look at what was said in the market over the past week. gary.dixon@tradewindsnews.com (Gary Dixon) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/andalso/344979/Planet-of-the-apes Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:18:04 +0000 andalso Ingram adding 20 http://www.tradewindsnews.com/shipsales/345025/Ingram-adding-20 US owner Ingram Barge Company is to build 20 tank barges in 2015 to meet growing demand for chemical shipments. gary.dixon@tradewindsnews.com (Gary Dixon) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/shipsales/345025/Ingram-adding-20 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:31:08 +0000 shipsales SFL in Ebola scare http://www.tradewindsnews.com/casualties/345020/SFL-in-Ebola-scare A bulker owned by John Fredriksen’s Ship Finance International has been stopped from entering Malta over fears a crew member had Ebola. dale.wainwright@tradewindsnews.com (Dale Wainwright) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/casualties/345020/SFL-in-Ebola-scare Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:06:05 +0000 casualties Reefer grounds off Iceland http://www.tradewindsnews.com/casualties/345014/Reefer-grounds-off-Iceland A Norwegian-owned reefer vessel has run aground off the eastern coast of Iceland. dale.wainwright@tradewindsnews.com (Dale Wainwright) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/casualties/345014/Reefer-grounds-off-Iceland Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:05:42 +0000 casualties PE firm acquires OCV http://www.tradewindsnews.com/offshore/345006/PE-firm-acquires-OCV Norway’s Cecon has sold the first of its three offshore construction vessel newbuildings to a private equity firm. dale.wainwright@tradewindsnews.com (Dale Wainwright) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/offshore/345006/PE-firm-acquires-OCV Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:49:12 +0000 offshore Judge approves Eagle plan http://www.tradewindsnews.com/finance/345004/Judge-approves-Eagle-plan A US judge has approved Eagle Bulk Shipping’s pre-packaged restructuring plan, setting the stage for a quick exit from bankruptcy. eric.martin@tradewindsnews.com (Eric Martin) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/finance/345004/Judge-approves-Eagle-plan Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:19:08 +0000 finance Cleveland touts second ship http://www.tradewindsnews.com/liner/345001/Cleveland-touts-second-ship The Spliethoff Group has unveiled plans to expand its container and breakbulk service between the Cleveland and Antwerp. eric.martin@tradewindsnews.com (Eric Martin) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/liner/345001/Cleveland-touts-second-ship Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:21:11 +0000 liner US touts latest bust http://www.tradewindsnews.com/drycargo/344997/US-touts-latest-bust The US Coast Guard was scheduled to offload $23m in cocaine today in Miami Beach from its third major drug bust in recent weeks to involve a merchant cargoship. eric.martin@tradewindsnews.com (Eric Martin) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/drycargo/344997/US-touts-latest-bust Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:49:47 +0000 drycargo No brainer http://www.tradewindsnews.com/finance/344984/No-brainer Top equity analyst Omar Nokta says it was an easy decision to link up with the financial arm of the world's largest shipbrokerage when the opportunity came his way in June. andy.pierce@tradewindsnews.com (Andy Pierce) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/finance/344984/No-brainer Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:19:43 +0000 finance Berge Bulk’s cape score http://www.tradewindsnews.com/shipsales/344865/Berge-Bulk’s-cape-score James Marshall’s Berge Bulk looks to have pocketed a healthy profit on a capesize bulker it bought just a year ago. andy.pierce@tradewindsnews.com (Andy Pierce) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/shipsales/344865/Berge-Bulk’s-cape-score Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:17:15 +0000 shipsales Seaspovill orders ferry http://www.tradewindsnews.com/shipsales/344975/Seaspovill-orders-ferry South Korean operator Seaspovill has returned to Damen in the Netherlands for a second fast ferry newbuilding. gary.dixon@tradewindsnews.com (Gary Dixon) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/shipsales/344975/Seaspovill-orders-ferry Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:18:15 +0000 shipsales Attica linked to sale http://www.tradewindsnews.com/shipsales/344977/Attica-linked-to-sale Canada's government is in the process of acquiring a vessel from Greece's Blue Star Ferries, TradeWinds has learned. gary.dixon@tradewindsnews.com (Gary Dixon) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/shipsales/344977/Attica-linked-to-sale Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:15:30 +0000 shipsales NAO seeking ships http://www.tradewindsnews.com/offshore/344968/NAO-seeking-ships Nordic American Offshore (NAO) is actively looking for opportunities to add to its supply ship fleet. gary.dixon@tradewindsnews.com (Gary Dixon) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/offshore/344968/NAO-seeking-ships Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:29:30 +0000 offshore GSL finds third partner http://www.tradewindsnews.com/liner/344969/GSL-finds-third-partner New York-listed Global Ship Lease (GSL) has bought a post-panamax boxship for $55m, with a charter back to its owner. gary.dixon@tradewindsnews.com (Gary Dixon) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/liner/344969/GSL-finds-third-partner Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:19:15 +0000 liner Cosco scraps eight http://www.tradewindsnews.com/drycargo/344863/Cosco-scraps-eight State shipowner China Cosco Holdings Co (CCHC) has sent another eight vessels to breakers’ yards as its fleet modernisation continues. gary.dixon@tradewindsnews.com (Gary Dixon) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/drycargo/344863/Cosco-scraps-eight Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:05:06 +0000 drycargo Nokta takes Clarksons seat http://www.tradewindsnews.com/finance/344862/Nokta-takes-Clarksons-seat Clarksons has confirmed the arrival of star equity analyst Omar Nokta in a research role. andy.pierce@tradewindsnews.com (Andy Pierce) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/finance/344862/Nokta-takes-Clarksons-seat Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:54:45 +0000 finance Crew saved off Macau http://www.tradewindsnews.com/casualties/344861/Crew-saved-off-Macau All 14 crew were rescued as their cargoship started to sink in heavy swell near Macau. gary.dixon@tradewindsnews.com (Gary Dixon) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/casualties/344861/Crew-saved-off-Macau Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:32:28 +0000 casualties Strike threat at HHI http://www.tradewindsnews.com/shipsales/344860/Strike-threat-at-HHI Hyundai Heavy Industries' workers are to vote on strike action in a dispute over pay and conditions. gary.dixon@tradewindsnews.com (Gary Dixon) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/shipsales/344860/Strike-threat-at-HHI Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:07:05 +0000 shipsales Reefer in Ebola scare http://www.tradewindsnews.com/casualties/344858/Reefer-in-Ebola-scare A Greek reefer caused an Ebola panic in New Orleans this week when it docked with a critically ill crew member. gary.dixon@tradewindsnews.com (Gary Dixon) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/casualties/344858/Reefer-in-Ebola-scare Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:39:29 +0000 casualties Hellenic loss cut http://www.tradewindsnews.com/drycargo/344857/Hellenic-loss-cut London-listed Hellenic Carriers has reduced its loss in the first half of 2014 as freight rates rose. gary.dixon@tradewindsnews.com (Gary Dixon) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/drycargo/344857/Hellenic-loss-cut Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:02:58 +0000 drycargo BW signs for LNG duo http://www.tradewindsnews.com/shipsales/344856/BW-signs-for-LNG-duo Singapore’s BW Group has added to its gas orderbook with a contract for two LNG carriers at DSME in Korea. gary.dixon@tradewindsnews.com (Gary Dixon) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/shipsales/344856/BW-signs-for-LNG-duo Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:36:27 +0000 shipsales India signs Iran deal http://www.tradewindsnews.com/gas/344854/India-signs-Iran-deal India's shipping ministry has signed an agreement to help modernise the Iranian port of Chabahar to boost gas imports. gary.dixon@tradewindsnews.com (Gary Dixon) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/gas/344854/India-signs-Iran-deal Thu, 18 Sep 2014 06:43:45 +0000 gas Zaliv goes to court http://www.tradewindsnews.com/shipsales/344853/Zaliv-goes-to-court Crimea's Zaliv Shipyard is heading to court to fight its takeover by Russian interests. gary.dixon@tradewindsnews.com (Gary Dixon) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/shipsales/344853/Zaliv-goes-to-court Thu, 18 Sep 2014 06:31:37 +0000 shipsales German MPP arrested http://www.tradewindsnews.com/casualties/344851/German-MPP-arrested Herman Buss has seen one of its geared multipurpose vessels arrested by Singapore’s admiralty sheriff. dale.wainwright@tradewindsnews.com (Dale Wainwright) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/casualties/344851/German-MPP-arrested Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:47:50 +0000 casualties Fire ravages FSO http://www.tradewindsnews.com/casualties/344842/Fire-ravages-FSO A Pertamina-owned floating storage and offloading (FSO) unit has suffered extensive damage following an engine room fire. dale.wainwright@tradewindsnews.com (Dale Wainwright) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/casualties/344842/Fire-ravages-FSO Thu, 18 Sep 2014 03:20:55 +0000 casualties Post-panamax boost http://www.tradewindsnews.com/liner/344839/Post-panamax-boost The US Port of Charleston has secured nearly $11m in government grants to help upgrade its main container terminal. dale.wainwright@tradewindsnews.com (Dale Wainwright) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/liner/344839/Post-panamax-boost Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:33:20 +0000 liner Case of the ‘frozen’ beer http://www.tradewindsnews.com/liner/344836/Case-of-the-‘frozen’-beer Ice cold beer can be too cold for beer maker Anheuser-Busch InBev. eric.martin@tradewindsnews.com (Eric Martin) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/liner/344836/Case-of-the-‘frozen’-beer Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:13:27 +0000 liner Half bad http://www.tradewindsnews.com/tankers/344830/Half-bad Some 50% of tankers vetted by oil major BP have failed its vetting standards amid deteriorating maintenance practices undertaken by financially stressed owners. eric.martin@tradewindsnews.com (Eric Martin) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/tankers/344830/Half-bad Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:01:48 +0000 tankers Judge tosses Concordia suit http://www.tradewindsnews.com/casualties/344828/Judge-tosses-Concordia-suit A US judge has thrown out a $10m lawsuit against Carnival Corp over the shipwreck of the Costa Concordia. eric.martin@tradewindsnews.com (Eric Martin) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/casualties/344828/Judge-tosses-Concordia-suit Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:53:48 +0000 casualties Brazil hunts support bases http://www.tradewindsnews.com/offshore/344823/Brazil-hunts-support-bases Brazil’s Petrobras is holding two tenders to secure shore base infrastructure to serve its offshore vessel fleet. eric.martin@tradewindsnews.com (Eric Martin) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/offshore/344823/Brazil-hunts-support-bases Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:28:05 +0000 offshore Canal cock-up http://www.tradewindsnews.com/andalso/344821/Canal-cock-up Egypt has successfully managed to raise $8.5bn to fund a big expansion of the Suez Canal - but has failed to choose the right photo for stamps printed to celebrate the work. n_roumpis@nhst.no (Nikolaos Roumpis) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/andalso/344821/Canal-cock-up Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:53:37 +0000 andalso Triyards to spend http://www.tradewindsnews.com/shipsales/344819/Triyards-to-spend Singapore shipbuilder Triyards Holdings is plotting expansion through a new share sale. gary.dixon@tradewindsnews.com (Gary Dixon) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/shipsales/344819/Triyards-to-spend Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:50:55 +0000 shipsales Canal cash in place http://www.tradewindsnews.com/finance/344817/Canal-cash-in-place Egypt has raised $8.5bn in eight days to fund expansion work on the Suez Canal. gary.dixon@tradewindsnews.com (Gary Dixon) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/finance/344817/Canal-cash-in-place Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:46:29 +0000 finance Floating voters http://www.tradewindsnews.com/andalso/344811/Floating-voters Libya’s exiled MPs are staying on a Greek ferry after parliament was shifted to Tobruk to escape Islamist gunmen. gary.dixon@tradewindsnews.com (Gary Dixon) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/andalso/344811/Floating-voters Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:16:38 +0000 andalso Solstad sells another http://www.tradewindsnews.com/shipsales/344815/Solstad-sells-another Norway’s Solstad Offshore has offloaded an old anchor-handler for approximately NOK 50m ($7.8m), its second ship sale over the last few months. n_roumpis@nhst.no (Nikolaos Roumpis) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/shipsales/344815/Solstad-sells-another Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:01:12 +0000 shipsales EMS takes Wave http://www.tradewindsnews.com/finance/344813/EMS-takes-Wave Oslo-listed EMS Seven Seas has acquired Singapore’s Wave Shipping, aiming to expand its maritime network in Asia and Australia. n_roumpis@nhst.no (Nikolaos Roumpis) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/finance/344813/EMS-takes-Wave Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:49:07 +0000 finance Hostages: what next? http://www.tradewindsnews.com/piracy/344810/Hostages-what-next In an effort to raise awareness of piracy victims’ fate after their release, the Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) has conducted interviews with seafarers who have first-hand experience of a hijacked vessel. n_roumpis@nhst.no (Nikolaos Roumpis) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/piracy/344810/Hostages-what-next Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:57:20 +0000 piracy Brazilian boost http://www.tradewindsnews.com/offshore/344809/Brazilian-boost The Marshall Islands register has signed up 27 new offshore ships in Brazil in the last two months. gary.dixon@tradewindsnews.com (Gary Dixon) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/offshore/344809/Brazilian-boost Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:00:00 +0000 offshore UK volumes dip http://www.tradewindsnews.com/liner/344807/UK-volumes-dip Freight handled at UK major ports marginally declined in the second quarter of 2014, but more cargo units were carried in and out of the country, according to government statistics. n_roumpis@nhst.no (Nikolaos Roumpis) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/liner/344807/UK-volumes-dip Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:30:23 +0000 liner Cosco splashes $618m on boxships http://www.tradewindsnews.com/liner/344808/Cosco-splashes-618m-on-boxships State giant China Cosco Holdings Co (CCHC) has finalised its order for five huge new boxships, while increasing their capacity. gary.dixon@tradewindsnews.com (Gary Dixon) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/liner/344808/Cosco-splashes-618m-on-boxships Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:20:37 +0000 liner Port worker plunges http://www.tradewindsnews.com/casualties/344804/Port-worker-plunges Firefighters in the US have rescued a port inspector who fell into the hold of a bulker at Tampa. gary.dixon@tradewindsnews.com (Gary Dixon) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/casualties/344804/Port-worker-plunges Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:44:11 +0000 casualties New ethane JV formed http://www.tradewindsnews.com/gas/344806/New-ethane-JV-formed Luxembourg-based Jaccar Holdings and Germany’s Hartmann Group are to set up a new joint venture (JV) in Singapore to handle the commercial management of ethane carriers. gary.dixon@tradewindsnews.com (Gary Dixon) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/gas/344806/New-ethane-JV-formed Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:29:39 +0000 gas Lone watch led to smash http://www.tradewindsnews.com/casualties/344797/Lone-watch-led-to-smash An inexperienced watch officer caused a collision with a bulker in the Dover strait after trying to avoid a trawler. gary.dixon@tradewindsnews.com (Gary Dixon) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/casualties/344797/Lone-watch-led-to-smash Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:08:06 +0000 casualties Deep Sea PSVs hired http://www.tradewindsnews.com/offshore/344799/Deep-Sea-PSVs-hired Deep Sea Supply has agreed on bareboat contracts for two of its platform supply vessels (PSVs) for about $11m. n_roumpis@nhst.no (Nikolaos Roumpis) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/offshore/344799/Deep-Sea-PSVs-hired Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:49:21 +0000 offshore Viking offloads veteran http://www.tradewindsnews.com/shipsales/344796/Viking-offloads-veteran Viking Supply Ships has sold a 1985-built platform supply vessel (PSV) to leave it with a modern offshore fleet. gary.dixon@tradewindsnews.com (Gary Dixon) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/shipsales/344796/Viking-offloads-veteran Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:20:59 +0000 shipsales Cammell strike off http://www.tradewindsnews.com/shipsales/344795/Cammell-strike-off UK shipyard workers have dropped a walk-out plan after agreeing an improved pay deal. gary.dixon@tradewindsnews.com (Gary Dixon) http://www.tradewindsnews.com/shipsales/344795/Cammell-strike-off Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:43:27 +0000 shipsales