Global Trade at Geopolitical Crossroads

John Sitilides, Geopolitical Strategist at Trilogy Advisors speaks about future geopolitical challenges for trade.

Readers' Picks of the Week

Here is our weekly look back at the five most-read articles on World Maritime News.

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Brokers: Nisshin Shipping Tied to Ten Bulkers

Brokers link Nisshin Shipping to an order for up to ten new bulkers.

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Denmark Takes 6th Place among World’s Major Shipping Nations

Denmark takes sixth place on the list of the world's major shipping nations with regards to operated tonnage.

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Adelaide to Make Way for Larger Ships

Adelaide Outer Harbor Channel is to undergo a widening, starting in autumn 2018.

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Sailing the Seven Seas

Have you ever thought about the first journey of a ship, her maiden voyage from the shipyard to its owner?

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Over USD 550 Mn Needed to Restructure Uljanik

Uljanik is waiting for a green light from the European Commission for a state guarantee for a EUR 96 million.

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Golar LNG Partners Secures New FSRU Contract

Golar LNG Partners secures 15-year charter for an FSRU in the Atlantic Basin with an undisclosed energy company.

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Baleària Inks Long-Term LNG Bunkering Deal

Baleària signs first permanent LNG bunkering contract for ship propulsion in Spain with Gas Natural Fenosa.

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K Line Adds Another Corona Newbuild

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) has added to its fleet Corona Wisdom, an 88,899 dwt coal carrier.

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GulfNav Refinances Petrochemical Pair

GulfNav has used a portion of its recently raised capital to refinance two petrochemical carriers.

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Singapore Puts Bunkering Tanker Up for Sale

Bunkering tanker UE Star, which was arrested in November 2017, has been put up for auction in Singapore.

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Video: MSC Avni Becomes Largest Vessel to Call PhilaPort

MSC Avni arrived at the Port of Philadelphia on January 14, becoming the largest cargo ship to ever call this port. 

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UAE Lays Down the Rules for Tankers

Foreign flagged tankers carrying crude oil and products in UAE waters have to be less than 25 years old.

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ITF Welcomes UAE's New Protection for Seafarers

ITF expresses its support for United Arab Emirates' recently introduced safety net for seafarers in case of abandonment.

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APM – ASIA PACIFIC MARITIME 2018

27 years in the making, APM is the premier shipbuilding & marine, workboat and offshore exhibition in Asia trusted by generations of industry professionals.

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Mega Cargo Show 2018

The focus of the event is to bring all connected with cargo fraternity on a single platform…

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Vietship 2018

Vietship is the largest and longest established exhibition in Vietnam featuring all aspect of Shipbuilding, Shipping and Offshore Technology.

Since its first event in 2002, Vietship has become the convergence and platform of advanced technologies regional and worldwide in shipbuilding and ship repair, marine equipment, waterway transportation and services, marine and offshore engineering.

After 16 years of eight consecutive editions, Vietship has affirm itself as an important event in enhancing cooperation and development, attracting investments, exchanging technology and creating ideal opportunities for trade promotion in the international maritime industry.

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LNG Bunkering Summit 2018

The conference will cover the obstacles facing both the shipping and port communities, exploring developments in conversion and new builds…

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Italian Shipowners Join Forces in New Association

Italian shipowners have set up a new association under the name AssArmatori.

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NWSA Intl. Box Volumes Up 4 Pct in 2017

NWSA international container volumes increased by 4 percent in 2017 and were the fourth highest in its history. 

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9 of 20 Shipping Majors Will Disappear by End of 2018

CEO of Hapag-Lloyd expects consolidation in the sector to continue this year.

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GMB Members to Stage a Strike at Cammell Laird Shipyard

GMB members have voted to take a strike action at Cammell Laird Shipyard in dispute over pay and conditions.

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Stena's New Tanker Digitally Named

Tanker shipping company Stena Bulk has held a digital naming ceremony for Stena Immortal, a 50,000 dwt tanker. 

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RMT: UK's New Minimum Wage Guidance Flawed

RMT: UK's new National Minimum Wage guidance does not end problems around enforcing NMW rates of pay.

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Capesize Bulker Joins GOGL’s Fleet

GOGL has taken delivery of the second of the two Capesize bulkers bought in October from affiliates of Hemen Holding.

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Report: Tanker's Crew Member Dies of Major Burns

One crew member from the fire-stricken tanker Genessa has lost his life due to major burns.

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LSC Shipmanagement Takes Bitumen Tanker under Its Wing

LSC Shipmanagement added a newbuilding bitumen tanker to its technically managed fleet.

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Global Ship Lease Eyes Further Acquisitions

Global Ship Lease is looking at strategic alternatives, while continuing to develop vessel purchase opportunities.

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Maritime UK Sets Up 'Women in Maritime' Taskforce

Maritime UK establishes Taskforce to increase the number of women in the maritime industry.

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FSL Trust Sells Another Ship to Cut Debt

FSL Trust has sold FSL Busan, a 1,221 TEU vessel, in an effort to reduce its debt. 

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