More than 587 vessels are expected to be built in Southeast Asia this year, according to data from IHS Maritime & Trade.
The figures are still some way behind the 2011-12 level of around 800 ships, but point to a rebound despite over-tonnage concerns since 2008 according to Robert Willmington, new construction analyst at IHS.

Shipbuilding in the region this year is projected to exceed 4.8 million gt.

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Last 5th March, during the 23rd Annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony held at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan, the Grimaldi Group was named once again a General Motors Supplier of the Year.

This year GM recognized 78 of its best suppliers from around the world for going above and beyond GM’s requirements, designed to provide customers with the most innovative technologies and the industry’s best quality vehicles.

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Prioritizing inland waterway projects as part of a sustainable transport policy

EU member states need to prioritise inland waterway projects as part of a sustainable transport policy, according to a report by the European Court of Auditors (ECA).
However, progress in shifting freight traffic in Europe from roads to inland waterway transport has

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Setel Hellas reports that its SeeMBox-V solution for remote performance monitoring has been successfully integrated with Cisco technology.

SeeMBox-V, which enables analysis of onbard equipment from shore-based offices, is now available via the Cisco 2911 and 2951 operating system and machine architecture.

Setel says the integration with Cisco will help to significantly reduce total cost of ownership for maritime users, as well as adding increased

harmony of the seas

Royal Caribbean has released new details on its next vessel, announcing that the third iteration of its Oasis-Class vessels will be named Harmony of the Seas.

When complete, the latest behemoth aims to be the largest cruise ship in the world, measuring 2.15 meters longer, 5.5 meters wider, and 2 418 gross tons heavier than the current titleholder, sister ship Allure of the Seas, reports trade blog Cruise Fever.

falkland islands

A Taiwanese ship, carrying 49 crew, has vanished in the South Atlantic Ocean, near the Falkland Islands.
The Hsiang Fu Chun, a 700-tonne squid fishing vessel, was 1,700 nautical miles from the Falklands when it last contacted its company at 3am on 26 February.
At the time the ship’s captain reported that the ship was taking in water.
There are 11 Chinese, 21 Indonesian, 13 Filipino, two Vietnamese and two Taiwanese including the captain on

intermodal asia 2015

Industry leaders and innovation at Intermodal Asia 2015 exhibition_aIn its second year, Intermodal Asia is set to welcome a diverse range of high profile exhibitors showcasing innovative products and services, alongside engaging forums and conference sessions, to demonstrate the best of the intermodal sector. The prestigious event takes place from 24-26 March at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Conference Center.
Visitors to Intermodal Asia

cruiseship iceland

The first cruise ship to arrive in Iceland this year is expected later this month. The arrival is earlier in the season than usual in order to view the solar eclipse on March 20, reports.

The number of cruise ships arriving in Iceland has increased greatly in recent years. Last year, 105.000 people traveled to Iceland by ship, most via cruise ship.

lng carrier ploio

Joe McGladdery, a partner with the London law offices of Wikborg Rein & Co, says that, while falling oil prices have exerted pressure on the LNG charter markets, the new generation of low-speed, dual-fuel LNG carriers now in service and on order remain an attractive option for owners and operators.
McGladdery notes, “As a result of the oil price collapse, energy companies are reducing capital budgets to protect against falling revenues. Given the