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New Antartic Icebreaker for Australia

Rendering of the Antartic design shipDMS Maritime, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Serco Australia, has been chosen by the Australian Government as the preferred bidder to build a new research and supply icebreaker vessel for the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) of the Department of the Environment.

Under the proposed deal, DMS Maritime’s subcontractor Romania-based Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding will design and build the 156m long ship, which will replace the Aurora Australis, 6,574gt, built by Carrington Slipways Pte Ltd, Newcastle, NSW, in 1990 for P&O Maritime Services management.

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NYK to Exit Australia Container Trade

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NYK LineNYK Line is to withdraw from the Asia-Australia container trades by mid-2016. The company has been operating liner services to Australia since 1896.

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Malaysian Maritime Forces Foil Tanker Robbery

Almi SpiritA tanker laden with a cargo of marine fuel oil was attacked by pirates in the Strait of Singapore in October, but the robbery attempt was thwarted by Malaysian maritime security forces.

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China VLCC Sells Two Vessels For $133m

Yangtse SpringChina VLCC, a joint venture between China Merchants Energy Shipping and Sinotrans & CSC Holdings, is to dispose of two very large crude carriers for $133m in total.

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COSCO Confirms $1.5bn 11-Ship Order

COSCOCHINA Cosco Holdings Company has signed long-expected contracts for a fleet of 11 containerships across four Chinese yards with a total value of $1.5bn.

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Teekay Aus Adds 12 Bulk Carriers to Fleet

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Lowlands BrillianceTeekay Australia is progressively taking over management of 12 bulk carriers owned by CarVal Investors, an independent branch of the food and agricultural commodity multinational Cargill.

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