German ship evacuated following fire

A German-owned multipurpose vessel with a cargo of fertiliser had to be evacuated in the North Sea after a fire broke out in one of its holds, according to the German Central Command for Maritime Emergencies.
The 33,772 dwt Purple Beach, which is owned and operated by liner operator MACS on its US

MISC profit up 18.6%

Malaysia-listed shipping company MISC has posted a group operating profit of MYR1.8 billion (USD500 million), representing an 18.6% year-on-year increase for the financial year ending in 2014.
The company’s revenue in 2014 saw an upward trajectory of 3.6% year-on-year to MYR9.3 billion, driven