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10 October 2017
Russia to build environment protection fleet worth $53.1 mln after 2021

Construction of the environment protection fleet amounting to 3.1 bln rubles ($53.1 mln) after 2021 is included into the Arctic socioeconomic development program, Russian Minister…

6 October 2017
New Chairman for the Society of Maritime Industries

Mr Russell Gould has succeeded Mr Peter French as Chairman of the Society of Maritime Industries (SMI). Russell Gould is Chief Executive of Kelvin Hughes…

Novorossiisk bunker loadings expected to slow on strong winds

Maritime operations in the Black Sea port of Novorossiisk are expected to slow amid strong winds, shipping and bunker sources said Friday. In the last…

3 October 2017
CMA CGM to strengthen its operations in the South Pacific with the acquisition of Sofrana Unilines

CMA CGM announces that it has reached an agreement to purchase through its subsidiary, ANL, the majority of the shares in SOFRANA Unilines, a key…

Launch of a French-Italian roadmap to strengthen naval defence cooperation

Naval Group and Fincantieri welcome decision of the French and Italian governments to launch a joint process paving the way for the future creation of…

2 October 2017
MOL built the World’s Largest FSRU for Turkey

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced that a naming ceremony for the MOL FSRU Challenger was held at the…

29 September 2017
Yara Birkeland design revealed and test model demonstrated for the first time

A six-meter long model of the final design of the autonomous and zero emission container vessel “Yara Birkeland” was launched in SINTEF Ocean’s 80 meter…

Hyundai Heavy Industries Signed $800 Million Order to Build 10 VLOCs with Polaris Shipping

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), the world’s largest shipbuilder, announced that it signed a $800 Million worth contract to build ten 325,000 dwt VLOCs (Very Large…

28 September 2017
“K” LINE donated for restoration of World’s oldest railway station

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. presented a donation for restoration work of Heighington Station, U.K., the world’s oldest railway station, to Newton Aycliff plant of Hitachi…

Expanded Panama Canal Welcomes Milestone 2,000th Neopanamax Transit

The Panama Canal welcomed its 2,000th Neopanamax vessel through the waterway, demonstrating the route’s continued impact on maritime trade and the industry’s confidence in the…

IMO: collaboration for Future Ready Shipping

“No stakeholder, alone, can deal with the complexities the planet faces in addressing the challenge of climate change,” said IMO’s Director of the Marine Environment…

27 September 2017
Malta’s shipping register remains EU’s largest

A 63 per cent increase was recorded in the number of new entries in the Maltese shipping register since 2012, Transport Minister Ian Borg said…

BIMCO launches practical guide to support BWM Convention entry into force

BIMCO has launched a practical guide for shipmasters managing new ballast water management systems. It coincides with the entry into force of the IMO’s Ballast Water…

Sovcomflot to operate new Rosneft large-capacity oil tankers built at Zvezda shipyard

PAO Sovcomflot (“SCF Group”), Rosneft, the State Transport Leasing Company (STLC), and Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex have signed a set of agreements that entail the construction…

26 September 2017
Bureau Veritas joins Global Industry Alliance

At a ceremony in Singapore today Bureau Veritas formally joined the Global Industry Alliance (GIA). Philippe Donche-Gay, President Marine & Offshore, Bureau Veritas said that he…

Logimatic and Eiger Marine offer the Fleet Management solution to maritime customers in Greece and Cyprus

Logimatic has formed an alliance with Eiger Marine to market the most comprehensive and operational Fleet Management System to the shipping industry, in Greece and…

Scorpio Bulkers to acquire six dry bulk Ultramax vessels

Scorpio Bulkers Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement with an unaffiliated third party to acquire six Ultramax dry bulk vessels for $142.5 million in…