Maritime News

Royal Caribbean Got Two Lawsuits for Negligence

Royal Caribbean Got Two Lawsuits for Negligence

Anthem of the Seas passengers have filed two lawsuits against the Miami-based cruise company Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd stating the company’s alleged negligence as the reason. US District in Miami received two lawsuits from passengers who claim that the company was “knowingly sailing directly into a hurricane” maritime lawyers and cruise Learn more
ST Marine Liquidate Design Arm in China

ST Marine Liquidate Design Arm in China

ST Marine, a marine arm of Singapore’s ST Engineering, has placed its China-based ST Marine (Wuhan) Engineering Design Consultancy under members’ voluntary liquidation. ST Engineering said that the decision to liquidate the design firm is a result of the company’s ongoing business review aimed at streamlining capabilities and optimizing resources within Learn more
DP World Signed Construction Deals for Jebel Ali Expansion

DP World Signed Construction Deals for Jebel Ali Expansion

Global marine terminal operator DP World has signed two major contracts for civil construction work at its new Container Terminal 4 on a reclaimed island in Jebel Ali Port. According to the contracts, Dubai-based construction company Dutco Balfour Beatty LLC will develop an operational yard area with a quay length of Learn more

El Faro was on the US Coast Guard’s list of Vessels

The cargo ship El Faro was on the US Coast Guard’s list of vessels to be watched for problems, but the ship sank before this list was released, the sixth hearing on the sinking revealed on Monday, according to Associated Press. During the hearing, USCG’s Capt. Kyle McAvoy said that the Learn more
Sri Lanka Looking for A Partner for Remaining ECT Stake

Sri Lanka Looking for A Partner for Remaining ECT Stake

Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) is looking for a shipping company or a terminal operator to take over 49% of the remaining shares in its East Container Terminal (ECT) in Colombo. Sri Lanka’s Ports and Shipping Minister Arjuna Ranatunga revealed that the authority is launching a Request for Proposals (RFP) to Learn more
“The Clock Is Ticking” Warned By El Faro’s Captain

“The Clock Is Ticking” Warned By El Faro’s Captain

In his final call the captain of the ill-fated cargo ship El Faro warned that “the clock is ticking” just before the ship sank due to the Hurricane Joaquin near the Bahamas, the US Coast Guard probe heard on Saturday. During his last calls, the captain, Michael Davidson, asked for assistance Learn more
Ports of Auckland Launched Terminal Automation

Ports of Auckland Launched Terminal Automation

New Zealand’s largest container port Ports of Auckland has launched a second round of consultation with staff and unions on a proposal to partially automate its container terminal. The proposal would involve the use of robotic straddle carriers loading and unloading trucks and moving containers around the terminal. Under the proposal, Learn more