9 Pct of Global Terminals Are Semi-Automated

Interview with Daniel Schäfer, Market Analyst at German DS Research.

Rolls-Royce, Intel Launch Autonomous Ship Collaboration

Autonomous ship

Rolls-Royce and Intel to collaborate on designs for sophisticated intelligent shipping systems.

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EuroDry Refinances Bulker Quartet, Eyes Acquisitions

bulker

 EuroDry secured refinancing for four vessels, cashing in USD 8 million of extra liquidity.

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 Wärtsilä to Power Ponant’s New Cruise Ship

Ponant’s new cruise vessel

Wärtsilä’s 31 DF dual-fuel engine has been selected to power Ponant's polar ice-class luxury cruise ship.

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Vinalines Cut Debt by USD 440 Mn from 2014 to 2017

Containership

Vinalines managed to reduce its debt by VND 10.6 trillion (USD 440 million) between 2014 and 2017.

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Meriaura Grows Fleet with Two More Ships

Martta VG

VG-Shipping, part of Meriaura Group, has acquired two dry cargo vessels.

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Uljanik Cancels Newbuild Deal with Wellard

uljanik

Wellard Ships receives a termination notice of the newbuild contract from Croatian shipbuilder Uljanik.

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Uljanik Plovidba’s Tanker Detained in Australia

Croatian flag

Croatian-flagged tanker Pomer has been detained in the port of Gladstone, Australia.

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PIL Terminates Vessel Calls to Iran due to US Sanctions

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Pacific International Lines (PIL) has ceased acceptance of cargoes in and out of Iran.

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Samsung Heavy Secures One More LNG Carrier Order

LNG Carrier

Samsung Heavy Industries secures a contract for the construction of one LNG carrier. 

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OOCL to Launch Bunker Recovery Surcharge amid Switch to LSF

OOCL Hong Kong

OOCL plans to meet the new sulphur cap regulations by switching to low sulphur fuel.

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Algoma Cancels All Four Newbuild Contracts with Uljanik

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Algoma Central Corporation cancels all four newbuild construction contracts with Uljanik. 

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Readers' Picks of the Week

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In case you missed it: 5 top news of the week.

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Port of Gothenburg Starts Building New Terminal

Conceptual illustration. The new terminal (the dark area in the centre of the image) will be 220,000 square metres in size, equivalent to 30 football pitches.

Construction of a new terminal in the outer area of the Port of Gothenburg has started.

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MOL's New VLCC to Test Ship Ops Support System Using AR

AR aboard MOL vessel

MOL is to install a ship operation support system using augmented reality technology aboard a newly built VLCC.

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ONE, Hapag-Lloyd Join Forces in Feeder Operations

ONE Aguila

ONE and Hapag-Lloyd concluded a bilateral feeder cooperation deal, which has already started on the first trades.

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CMA CGM’s Final 20,600 TEU Behemoth Delivered

cma cgm

CMA CGM takes delivery of the third 20,600 TEU containership.

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H-Line Splashes USD 142 Mn on LNG-Powered Bulkers

bulker

H-Line assigns USD 142 million to construct two bulkers powered by liquefied natural gas.

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Diego Aponte: More Transparency Needed in Cargo Declaration

MSC containership

Aponte: There should be more accuracy and transparency in declaration of cargo.

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Construction Starts on DP World Berbera in Somaliland

DP World launches the construction work on the development of the multipurpose Barbera port in Somaliland.

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8 Ultramaxes in the Bag for AVIC International

Bulker

AVIC International Leasing has been tied to an order for eight Ultramaxers at Dayang Shipbuilding.

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Worker Dies at Meyer Turku in Forklift Accident

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A worker died in an accident at Finnish Meyer Turku shipyard on Thursday afternoon. 

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Thenamaris Adds One More LNG Carrier at HHI

Hyundai Heavy Industries

Thenamaris has ordered one more LNG carrier at the world's largest shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries.

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NAT's Tanker Rates Witness Strong Upswing

Tanker

Tankers have recently experienced a strong recovery in the spot market, which tripled from just a few months back.

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RCL Receives a Gust Of Wind Power to Cut Emissions

Royal Caribbean International

Royal Caribbean Cruises is to reduce 10-12 percent of its annual emissions through the 200-MW Reading Wind Facility.

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Drewry: Prospects Improve for Multipurpose Shipping

Shipping

Growth in renewable energy generation and Asian construction boom lifted prospects for multipurpose shipping fleet.

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Panama Canal Sets Record Cargo Volume for FY 2018

Panama Canal Authority

Panama Canal closed its 2018 fiscal year with a record tonnage of 442.1 million Panama Canal tons.

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Yangzijiang Shipbuilding, MES & Mitsui to Set Up JV

Mitsui

Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding Co., Yangzijiang Shipbuilding and Mitsui & Co. to establish a joint venture.

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