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26 March 2019
Sanctions of US Treasury for Chinese shipping companies

The US Treasury has imposed sanctions two Chinese shipping companies, Dalian Haibo, International Freight Co and Liaoning Danxing International Forwarding Co, over claims they helped…

25 March 2019
Italian Railway Network to order Ro-Ro ship

A 147-meter Ro-Ro ship was ordered by the Italian Railway Network from a temporary joint venture composed of Officine Meccaniche Navali, T. Mariotti, and Fonderie…

More Shipowners Join CSA 2020 in Support of Scrubbers

A number of companies have recently joined The Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 (CSA 2020), increasing the organisation’s membership to 35 shipowners operating a combined fleet…

Balloons the Number 1 marine debris risk of mortality for seabirds

In Australia, a new Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) and CSIRO collaborative study has found that balloons are the highest-risk plastic debris item for…

22 March 2019
Five Deeps Expedition to Share Bathymetric Data

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project and the Five Deeps Expedition lays the groundwork for previously unexplored areas…

Liepaja-Riga-Ventspils-Hamburg MoU

Leading a 15-strong delegation to Hamburg and Lübeck, Kaspars Ozolins, Under-Secretary of State in the Latvian Ministry of Transport, and Ingo Egloff, Joint CEO of…

Coin Commemorates Explorer John Cabot’s Famous Ship

The Royal Canadian Mint has issued a new silver coin that recaptures the design of the 1949 Silver Dollar celebrating Newfoundland and Labrador’s transformation from…

South Africa’s Evolving Case to Increase Coastal Shipping

In recent years, South Africa has downsized its domestic railway freight network with the closure of many branch lines, and now long line-ups of big…

NRF: US Retail Imports Set to Drop to Annual Low

Imports at the major retail container ports in US are expected to drop to their lowest level in almost a year this month. According to…

21 March 2019
Oceana finds over 20 percent of seafood samples mislabeled

Oceana has released the results of a new seafood fraud investigation, finding that one in every five fish tested was mislabeled. Oceana collected more than…

Navy’s Top Housing Official Resigns After Reports of Poor Conditions

Following widespread reports of subpar on-base housing conditions for U.S. Navy servicemembers, assistant secretary for energy, installations and environment Phyllis L. Baye has decided to…

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises Commits to MGO for Expedition Fleet

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has announced that it will use marine gas oil (MGO) on all routes sailed by its expedition ships – the HANSEATIC nature, the HANSEATIC inspiration and…

Containerships Expects Improved Results in 2019

After delivering a loss in 2018, Finland-based Containerships plc, a subsidiary of the CMA CGM Group, expects an improvement in its results during 2019. The…

Power Outage Hits Venezuela’s Main Oil Terminals

A prolonged power blackout has given Venezuela’s oil export volumes yet another hit. The nation’s exports have been in decline for years due to underinvestment…

20 March 2019
Taiwan Navigation Orders Kamsarmax Duo in Japan

Ship owner and operator Taiwan Navigation has decided to further expand its fleet with the order of two Kamsarmax units at a Japanese shipyard. According…

ESL Shipping: All Owned Vessels Are Now Finland-Flagged

Shipping Finland-based shipping company ESL Shipping, part of the ASPO Group, has decided to reflag its new LNG-fueled bulk carrier Haaga to the Finnish flag….

Greek Flag Drops Another 52 Ships, No Longer Largest in Dwt Terms

Over the previous year, the Greek-controlled fleet slightly deflated in terms of number of vessels, deadweight and gross tonnage, while the Greek flag is no longer…

Overseas Shipholding Sees Loss in Final Quarter of 2018

Florida-based tanker shipping company Overseas Shipholding Group ended the fourth quarter of 2018 in loss. The company delivered a net loss of USD 5.2 million…

Remote Surveys for DNV GL Classed Ships Now a Reality

All DNV GL classed vessels are now able to use the possibility of remote surveys for some inspections through the Veracity data platform, the classification…

19 March 2019
Berge Bulk Adds Capesize Berge Logan to Fleet

Singapore-based vessel owner and operator Berge Bulk has received the 327-meter-long bulk carrier Berge Logan from China’s Guangzhou Shipyard International. The company said that Berge…