Algoma Central appoints new CEO

MARCH 10, 2015 — Canadian-flag shipowner Algoma Central Corporation has announced the appointment of Ken Bloch Soerensen as President and Chief Executive Officer effective April 1, 2015. Mr. Sorensen, a native of

Leading Greek shipowner targeted in foiled terror plot

OCTOBER 3, 2014 — Shipowner Evangelos Marinakis, Chairman of NASDAQ listed Capital Products Partners, appears to have been a prime target of a planned terror attack. Greek Police said yesterday that a

Navibulgar orders Bluetech 42 design bulkers

AUGUST 20, 2014 — Bulgarian shipowner Navibulgar has ordered four eco-friendly size bulk carriers from Chinese shipbuilder Jiangsu Hongqiang Marine Heavy Industry. The contract includes options for two further ships. The ships

Whistleblowers collect $500,000 in hull crack case

APRIL 28, 2014 — German shipowner Herm. Dauelsberg GmbH & Co. KG has been ordered to pay $1.25 million for failing to report damage to one of its ships on arrival at

Warning on dangerous draining system modification

MARCH 7, 2014 — The Australian Transport Safety Bureau says that shipowners are being warned of a dangerous drainage system modification that contributed to the death of an engineer. The accident occurred

German shipowner opts for DNV GL software

MARCH 6, 2014 — Bremen, Germany, headquartered shipowner Harren & Partner will implement the DNV GL business intelligence software systems ShipManager Analyzer and ShipManager QHSE for its entire fleet of 52 vessels,

MacGregor wins order for new design lashing bridge

FEBRUARY 13, 2014 — MacGregor has secured an order for lashing bridges for three 18,000 TEU containerships to be built at Waigaoqiao Shipyard in China. The contract includes the design and fabrication

Shipping confidence hits three year high

DECEMBER 18, 2013 — Overall confidence levels in the shipping industry rose to their highest level for more than three years over the three-month period to November 2013, according to the latest

Wärtsilä 50DF engines for two Chinese built LNG tankers

OCTOBER 15, 2015 — Two liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier vessels under construction in two Chinese shipyards are to have Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines. Wärtsilä says the two orders are similar in

Siemens charters Esvagt’s Havyard newbuilds

AUGUST 19, 2013 — Siemens Energy has signed a chartering agreement with Danish shipowner Esvagt A/S for the two new 83.7 m offshore wind farm service vessels that the company ordered from