Aftermath of Attack on Bahri’s VLCC

Abqaiq VLCC

Dryad Maritime provides details on the attack and security picture in the region.

Ports of LA, Long Beach to Fund Clean Air Technologies

CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin

Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach are offering new funding for development of clean air technologies.

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Tianyuan Logistics Tied to Ten Bulkers at CSIC

Qingdao Beihai Shipbuilding

Brokers link Hong Kong-based Tianyuan Logistics Shipping to an order for ten bulk carriers.

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Ship Finance Eyes USD 150 Mn in Note Offering

Ship Finance International vessels

Ship Finance International is to raise USD 150 million through a public offering of senior notes due 2023.

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SAAM, Terminal Zárate Ink MoU to Operate Mobile Car Terminal

SAAM, Terminal Zarate ink MoU with ASPA

SAAM Puertos, Terminal Zárate ink MoU with Alabama Port Authority to develop a Ro-Ro terminal at the Port of Mobile.

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Diana Shipping Secures New Charter Deals with Cargill

Dry bulk vessel Santa Barbara

Diana Shipping has secured a charter extension and a new charter agreement with Cargill International.

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Seatrade Enters Slot Charter Agreement with Hapag-Lloyd

Vessel Seatrade Red

Seatrade, StreamLines entered into a cooperation deal with Hapag-Lloyd, starting with a slot charter agreement.

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NYK, MC Name Their 1st Sayaringo STaGE LNG Carrier

Diamond Gas Orchid LNG Carrier

A new LNG carrier owned by a joint venture between Mitsubishi Corporation and NYK named at Nagasaki Works.

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Desgagnés Christens 1st LNG Polar-Class Chemical Oil Tanker

Desgagnés christens and launches Mia Desgagnés, the world's first polar-class dual-fuel oil/chemical tanker.

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One Dead in Fire aboard Research Vessel MV Geos

Stricken MV Geos

One dead in a fire which hit the research vessel MV Geos on April 17 in the South China Sea.

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Nord/LB Shrinks Shipping Loan Portfolio, Returns to Profit


Nord/LB returned to profit in financial year 2017 after significantly reducing its shipping loan portfolio.

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Concordia Maritime, SIME to Measure Microplastics in Oceans

Concordia Maritime teams up with SIME on measuring microplastics in the oceans.

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StealthGas Wraps Up Its 26-Strong Newbuilding Program

Stealthgas LPG carrier

StealthGas takes delivery of the last LPG vessel from its newbuilding program.

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Exmar Joins Ballast-Free LNG Carrier Project

Exmar workers

Exmar has become a part of the 30,000m³ ballast-free LNG carrier joint development project (JDP).

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Photos: New Mein Shiff 1 Tests Its Mettle

New Mein Schiff 1

TUI Cruises' New Mein Schiff 1 put to the test before delivery.

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Maersk Honam to Anchor off Jebel Ali in 2nd Half of April

Fire-stricken Maersk Honam, which is being towed to an anchor at Jebel Ali, has reached the Gulf of Oman.

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Flex LNG Secures Charter Deal for New LNG Carrier

Flex Endeavour

Flex LNG entered into a one-year time-charter for its newly-built LNG carrier Flex Enterprise.

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COSCO’s OOIL Takeover Threatened by China-US Tensions?

Alphaliner: The proposed takeover of OOIL by COSCO could be hindered by worsening China-US trade ties.

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Scorpio Bulkers Agrees Refinancing for Ultramax

Scorpio Bulkers vessel

Scorpio Bulkers signed a refinancing deal for one of its Ultramax vessels with an unaffiliated third party in Japan.

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Crowley Finalizes Purchase of Three SeaRiver Tankers

Tanker Eagle Bay

Crowley Alaska Tankers has completed the purchase of three tankers from SeaRiver Maritime.

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ONE Hasn’t Finalized Any Orders

ONE Minato

The newly established Ocean Network Express (ONE) is keeping its fleet expansion plans on ice for the time being.

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Foreign-Flag Ships in Venezuela to Use New Cryptocurrency

MOL ship

Foreign flag vessels in Venezuela to pay for services in Petros, a new cryptocurrency.

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Ulstein Starts Assembling World’s Largest Plug-In Ship

Color Hybrid assembly start

Color Hybrid, the world’s largest battery-hybrid ship, start taking shape at Ulstein.

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MSC’s Newbuildings Break 23,000 TEU Threshold

MSC containership

The giant containerships ordered by MSC at Korean yards last year will feature 23,000 TEU.

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Pacific International Lines Delivered Profit in 2017

Container vessel Kota Cabar

PIL returned to profitability in 2017 amid significant improvement in shipping market conditions.

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ITF Condemns ACP's Sanctions against Tug Captains

Tug pulls LNG tanker Galea through Panama locks

ITF: Captains are refusing to perform operations in the canal due to health and safety concerns.

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Video: Here Is the World’s Largest LEGO Ship

World Dream cruise ship lego replica

A large-scale replica of World Dream cruise ship made out of LEGOs breaks Guinness World record.

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TNPA, KCT Sign Deal for New Cruise Terminal in Durban

Signing ceremony for Durban cruise terminal

TNPA and KwaZulu Cruise Terminal ink deal that will see the delivery of a new cruise facility in Durban.

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