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Merger of Chinese Container Giants

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COSCOThe proposed merger of China’s shipping giants, the China Ocean Shipping (Group) Co (COSCO) and the China Shipping (Group) Co, has been approved by the State Council’s Assets Supervision & Administration Commission.

COSCO said the present stage of the reorganisation would involve mainly the container shipping, ship leasing, tanker shipping, bulk shipping, financial businesses and other sectors carried out by other companies within the group.

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Coal From Russia Goes Via North Korean Port

RajinNorth and South Korea and Russia carried out a third trial run of a trilateral coal shipping project from Russia to South Korea via the North Korean port of Rajin.

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New Duo for P&O Cruises Refitted at Singapore

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Pacific Aria and Pacific EdenThe Sembcorp Marine, of Singapore upgraded the 55,819gt cruise ships Pacific Aria and the Pacific Eden before they entered service operating out of Australia with P&O Cruises.

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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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