Maritime transport of goods – quarterly data

          Jump to: navigation , search Data extracted in June 2015. Most recent data: Further Eurostat information, Main tables and Database. Planned update: October 2015 This article presents the main results from quarterly statistics on maritime transport of goods in the European Union (EU), plus figures for Iceland, Norway and Turkey. […]

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Iran’s Giant Super-Tanker Fleet Eyes Western Waters

  Iranian shipping company NITC says its in talks with U.K. marine insurers   Iran is hoping to sail its expanded fleet of super tankers, including 20 China-built vessels like the very large crude carrier pictured here, back into western waters if sanctions are lifted after a nuclear deal with global powers. Photo: Associated Press […]

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Carnival will stuff more than 7,000 people into its new cruise ships

          <img src=”/content/dam/images/g/h/j/n/z/6/image.related.afrArticleLead.620×350.ghos9y.png/1434424877804.jpg” alt=”Carnival Spirit cruise ship” width=”620″ height=”350″ class=”lazy620x350″/>Carnival Spirit cruise ship Ruth Duncan by Justin Bachman The largest cruise line plans to push the limits of cruise ship capacity.  Carnival will introduce the world’s largest cruise ship by passenger count — although not by size – -with four new […]

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Carnival launches ‘voluntourism’ cruise brand

Greg Miller IHS 05 June 2015 Carnival Corp has unveiled a new cruise brand called ‘fathom’ geared towards travellers wanting to make a ‘social impact’ through combing voluntary work with tourism, an activity increasingly known as ‘voluntourism’. Fathom will be launched in April 2016, sailing seven-day voyages from Miami to the Dominican Republic. The 710-passenger, […]

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Volatility of global spot freight rates rose this year, says Drewry

        21 May 2015  The volatility of global spot freight rates has continued to increase this year over 2014, Drewry Maritime Research has revealed. Drewry stated that this growth in spot freight rates is based on the assessments on 11 routes gathered by the World Container Index (WCI). The monthly volatility on […]

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