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21 February 2019
2 positive cases of flu (H3HN2) on product tanker

Tanker PUMA (Panama flag, IMO 9420758) has been quarantined since Feb 14 on Manzanillo Anchorage, on arrival from San Francisco Cal., with 21 crew on…

31 January 2019
Ineos to Invest USD3.4 bln in Antwerp Port

Europe’s largest petrochemicals company Ineos has chosen the Port of Antwerp as the location for a mega-investment of three billion euros ($3.4 billion). The British…

DFDS plans to increase freight shipments between Italy and Turkey by 30%

The Danish shipping company and the Turkish Ekol Logistics have agreed to further develop their cooperation regarding sea freight transports between Italy and Turkey. DFDS…

S. Korea’s shipbuilders start winning new orders

Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co. has received an order for four medium range (MR) tankers from Central Shipping Group, controlled by Greek shipowner Evangelos Pistiolis. The…

30 January 2019
Eastern partnership: new indicative TEN-T Investment Action Plan for stronger connectivity

In a bid to boost connectivity and economic growth in the Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries, the European Commission and the World Bank have co-authored an…

China Ocean Industry Group finds buyer for two ships

Hong Kong-listed shipbuilding company China Ocean Industry Group has found a potential buyer for two of the six ships, the delivery of which had been…

29 January 2019
PGNiG: 2018 – another year of declining gas import volumes from Russia and growing LNG imports

The share of gas imports from Russia in total import volume fell in 2018 to less than 67%. The share of LNG imports increased to…

Canadian gov’t to assess risks posed by Wrecked, Abandoned Ships

The Canadian government has awarded a contract to London Offshore Consultants (LOC) for the development of a risk assessment methodology related to hundreds of abandoned,…

Port of Amsterdam: new lock gates arrive in the Netherlands

Last month, the lock gates for the new sea lock arrived in the Netherlands following a 44-day voyage from South Korea via Cape of Good…

25 January 2019
Port of Oakland volume at all-time Hi in 2018

Container volume at the Port of Oakland reached an all-time high in 2018, handling 2.55 million TEU during the year. The number represents an increase…

BPA urges govt to prevent chaotic withdrawal from the EU

Following crushing defeat of Theresa May’s deal with the EU on the terms of Brexit, the British Ports Association (BPA) urged the government to avoid disruption…

24 January 2019
Fincantieri, partners to innovate port facilities in Italy

Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has signed a preliminary collaboration agreement with Cassa depositi e prestiti (CDP) and Snam related to medium-term strategic projects for the innovation and…

Frontline’s interest in Feen Marine Scrubbers Rises

John Fredriksen’s oil tanker shipping company Frontline Ltd. has increased its ownership interest in Feen Marine Scrubbers to 28.9%. The interest was raised following the purchase…

23 January 2019
2020 Bulkers to finance new ships with USD 240 Mn Loan

Norwegian shipowner 2020 Bulkers has signed a USD 240 million deal for the post-delivery financing of its newbuilding program. The financing facility, agreed on January 11, carries…

Euronav sells suezmax tanker for offshore project

Belgium’s tanker shipping company Euronav has sold its Suezmax vessel Felicity to an undisclosed supplier and operator of offshore floating platforms. As informed, the 157,667 dwt vessel…

22 January 2019
NCLH orders cruise ship for regent seven seas cruises

Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri and the US-base cruise company Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) have signed a contract for the construction of one new ultra-luxury cruise…

Seaspan completes 2nd tranche of investment with Fairfax

Hong Kong-based containership owner and operator Seaspan Corporation revealed that Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited closed the second tranche of its USD 1 billion investment commitment in…

21 January 2019
Total: Shipping is not ready for IMO 2020

The head of Total Marine Fuels is concerned that the shipping industry is not ready to implement the IMO 2020 sulfur rule next January, despite…

ITF and WMU release automation 2040 report

Every year 62.7 trillion ton-miles of cargo are transported around the world, and looking to the future, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the…

18 January 2019
Magnetic north pole shifting rapidly and unpredictably

The Earth’s north magnetic pole is shifting so rapidly that steps are being taken to ensure it doesn’t impact navigation in the Arctic. Compass needles…