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19 April 2019
Liner Giants Form Digital Container Shipping Association

Four container shipping giants, Maersk, MSC, Hapag-Lloyd and Ocean Network Express, have established the Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) on April 10, 2019 in Amsterdam,…

Bremenports to Develop New Deep-Water Port in Iceland

German bremenports has reached an agreement with Icelandic partners to form a company with an aim of establishing a port and industrial location at Finnafjord….

Port of Oakland’s Container Volumes Keep Rising

Container volumes at Port of Oakland continued rising in the first quarter of 2019 following shippers’ attempts to stay ahead of new tariffs affecting the…

18 April 2019
Austal Cuts Steel for Second Fred Olsen Trimaran Ferry

Australian shipbuilder Austal held a steel-cutting ceremony to mark the start of construction on the second 118-meter trimaran ferries for Spanish shipping firm Fred. Olsen…

Drewry: Slowing World Trade Dents Heavylift Shipping Outlook

Rising project cargo traffic is set to push multipurpose and heavylift shipping rates up during 2019, but prospects thereafter are muted by an expected slowdown…

Major European Yards Embarking on Data Integration

European shipbuilders are launching a new initiative to develop and demonstrate a connected vessel platform under a project named Code Kilo. The project is undertaken…

17 April 2019
Tsakos Columbia Chooses Electronic Payments for Crew

Seafarers employed on Tsakos-owned vessels operated under its management arrangement with Columbia Shipmanagement will now be paid electronically as opposed to by ‘Cash-by-Master’. Under an…

Golar LNG Clinches USD 700 Mn Financing for FLNG Gimi

Golar LNG Limited has received a firm USD 700 million underwritten financing commitment for the conversion of the floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) vessel Gimi….

Tristar Orders Six Small Tankers under Shell Contract

UAE-based Tristar Group has placed an order for six new oil and chemical tankers at South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Mipo Dockyard. The company said that…

16 April 2019
ReCAAP: Asian Piracy Incidents Drop to 13-Year Low

Piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia dropped by 52% to only 10 incidents in the first three months of 2019, according to the…

PB Tankers «Shocked» to be on OFAC Venezuela Sanctions List

Italian PB Tankers said it “is shocked and concerned” by the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control action to add the company to a current…

Latin America: New Network Launched to Respond Seafarers under Threat

Unions from across Latin America have committed to jointly providing assistance and solidarity to seafarers in distress in Central and South American ports, the International…

15 April 2019
The sulphur-sniffing drone will prevent from ship pollution

A large drone  will be powered in Denmark to check emissions from ships in its waters and to make sure they comply with the sulphur…

Maritime Corruption to be solved by IMO

The decision to include an anti-corruption agenda came at the latest meeting of the IMO’s Facilitation Committee (FAL) in response to a submission from Liberia,…

4 shipping companies and 9 vessels of Venezuela were blacklisted by U.S.

According to the official data of U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), 4 shipping companies and 9 vessels operating in the…

12 April 2019
South Korean Duo to integrate and improve the challenging market

South Korean liner shipping companies – Sinokor Merchant Marine and Heung-A Shipping will begin integrating their container shipping service businesses next week. With the combination…

ITF: Johann M. K. Blumenthal continue to offend the seafarer’s rights

ITF is launching an operation against German shipping company Johann M. K. Blumenthal, explaining that the company’s “continue to refuse to acknowledged seafarers’ welfare and…

ABB signed an agreement with Seabourne Cruise Line for the delivery of power and propulsion systems

Swiss-Swedish technology company ABB has been concluded to deliver power and propulsion systems for Seabourn’s two new expedition cruise ships. The Seattle-based Seabourne Cruise Line…

11 April 2019
First Ultra class ship was delivered to the Royal Caribbean family

German shipbuilding company Meyer Werft has handed over Spectrum of the Seas, the first cruise ship in the Quantum-Ultra class, to cruise line Royal Caribbean…

MSC to built the new PortMiami terminals

MSC Cruises has received approval for its new cruise terminal at PortMiami from the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners on April 9. The company will…