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Bigger Ships, Fewer Companies

UNCTAD Review 2015The world’s commercial fleet grew less and got older in 2014 than in any other 12-month period in over a decade, with the effects of mergers in liner shipping becoming more prominent, the UNCTAD Review of Maritime Transport 2015 revealed.

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Diver Jailed Over Historic Cannons

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CanonA diver who recovered historic cannons from a shipwreck site and tried to hide their true identity was jailed for two years at Southampton Crown Court on Sept 4.

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False Alarm Over ‘Weapons and Drugs’ on Ship

Hoegh TransporterAn anti-drugs team was alleged to have found drugs and weapons in United Nations (UN) vehicles during a search of the pure car/truck carrier Hoegh Transporter (above), 57,757grt, when she arrived at the Kenyan port of Mombasa on Sept 17 on her scheduled voyage.

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Final Section of Stranded Ship Refloated and Scuttled

SmartThe wreck of the Cape-size bulk carrier, Smart, 151,279dwt, which went aground on the coast of South Africa two years ago was finally removed.

The salvage operation was by by Titan Salvage, now part of Ardent following the merger of Titan and Svitzer Salvage.

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Major Study Looks at the Course for UK Shipping Industry

Future ShippingHow the UK’s place as a worldleading maritime nation can be built upon for the benefit of the UK economy, including how more ships could be registered under the British flag, were outlined in a special report that looked at the industry’s future.

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Drop in Container Trades

Port of HamburgThe economic situations in China and in Russia have been reflected in the amount of container trade handled at the port of Hamburg in the first six months of this year.

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