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26 October 2018
The world’s first cruise LNG powered ship to be delivered with delay

LNG, AIDAnova powered the world’s first cruise ship, but it’s delivery will be postponed. German shipbuilder Meyer Werft explained that it would need more time to…

Fugro will undertake geophysical and environmental services of Qatargas’ subsea assets

Qatargas Operating Company Limited (Qatargas) is providing with Furgo ‘s underwater inspection, geotechnical and geophysical services for its offshore operations in Qatar under the regulations of…

The Port of Virginia’s project to deepen and widen the Norfolk

The Port of Virginia is wider, deeper, safer project to deepen and widen the Norfolk. Harbor’s commercial shipping channels has secured full federal authorization with…

Pragmatic Approach to 2020 Marine Fuel Standards

The United States is looking for a “pragmatic” approach to the implementation of new marine fuel emission rules that go into effect in 2020. Coast…

RCL record earnings for 2018

The Miami-based Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL) net profit for the third quarter was USD 810.4 million, compared to last year’s USD 752.8 million. Gross proceeds were…

25 October 2018
IRISL has not placed any order at Iran Marine Industrial Company 

Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) argue against the info that linked the company to an order for three 113,000 dwt tankers at compatriot…

The wave of shipbuilding consolidation in China

One of China’s two shipbuilding titans will swallow a money-losing ship repair and conversion business as part of the government’s plans to scrape barnacles from…

Daitoh Trading placed an order for three 16,000 dwt vessels

Daitoh Trading has been linked to orders for five chemical/product tankers with compatriot builders. According to data provided by Intermodal, the company has placed an…

Aframax crude oil tanker Gagarin Prospect completed its first voyage

The ship delivered a cargo of 104,815 tonnes of crude oil on October 22, 2018, marking its first export delivery of Russian crude oil under…

23 October 2018
Eleven seafarers have been reported missing

Eleven seafarers have been reported missing following a cargo ship sinking incident off China’s Liaoning Province, China Plus said citing local authorities. Namely, an unnamed cargo…

MPC Capital AG invested three Panamax-sized ships

MPC Maritime Investments GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of German investment manager MPC Capital AG, has acquired three Panamax-sized containerships for USD 42 million on behalf…

Crowley Maritime Corporation released its LNG-powered ship

Crowley Maritime Corporation christened its LNG-powered Commitment Class combination container/roll on-roll off ship El Coquí on Saturday at the JAXPORT Cruise Terminal in Jacksonville, Fla….

Hyundai Heavy will build two very large gas carriers

South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries has got an order for two very large gas carriers (VLGCs) from a Greek owner According to the the deal,…

The sailors were poisoned by chemicals aboard Iranian Cargo Ship

Three crew members died, while a number of others were hospitalized in a gas poisoning incident aboard the Iranian general cargo ship Nazmehr. According to the Azerbaijani…

22 October 2018
Blockchain pilot to solve the problems of container logistics

ABN AMRO, the Port of Rotterdam Authority and Samsung SDS, the logistics and IT arm of Samsung, have joined forces to launch a pilot based…

Pavilion Energy has signed an agreement with BW Group on a Long-Term Charter

Singapore’s Pavilion Energy has signed an agreement with BW Group (BW) for the long-term charter of two M-type, electronically controlled, gas injection (MEGI) LNG newbuilds….

MethaShip research project aimed at Fuel of a Future

Renewable methanol offers a long term solution for the passenger shipping industry’s carbon emission reduction strategy, the findings of the MethaShip research project showed. The MethaShip…

Bulk carriers with scrubbers will attract a charter premium

Maritime Strategies International (MSI) believes there will be a technology-led two-tier market for dry bulk timecharter rates, similar to that seen in the LNG sector. However,…

21 October 2018
MOL announced the delivery of the LNG carrier Marvel Eagle

19.10.2018 TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced the delivery of the LNG carrier Marvel Eagle.  The vessel is the first of three newbuilding LNG carriers,…

20 October 2018
Somalia pirates attacked a Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier

A Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier was attacked by pirates off the east coast of Somalia this week showing the persistent threat of piracy despite the…