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Vitol to Expand Tanker Fleet by Taking Over Bitumen JV

Vitol

The acquisition is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2019.

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Costa Smeralda Suffers Minor Fire Damage at Meyer Turku

Costa Smeralda

Cruise ship Costa Smeralda, under construction at Meyer Turku, suffered a fire on March 18.

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FSG Delivers Another RoRo to Siem

RoRo

Flensburger-Schiffbau-Gesellschaft delivered an 11,900 dwt RoRo vessel to Siem Shipping. 

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Drewry: Sulphur Cap to Trigger Slow Steaming, Transhipment

Container shipping

Drewry: IMO 2020 sulphur rule to trigger more slow steaming and transhipment.

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Stena Bulk Invests USD 55 Million in Scrubbers

Stena Bulk

Stena Bulk to install exhaust gas cleaning systems on sixteen of its vessels. 

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Fincantieri Starts Building Viking's Newest Cruise Ship

Steel cutting for Viking's new cruise ship

Fincantieri cuts the steel for the seventh ship under construction for Viking at its shipyard in Ancona.

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Denmark's NORDEN Expanding to Africa

NORDEN Africa expansion

The company said it would focus on industrial bulk port logistics projects.

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Wagenborg Orders Second EasyMax Handysize

Wagenborg EasyMax

Construction on the second open-top, ice-classed vessel is to start soon.

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IRClass Wins ERS Contract for 33 SCI Ships

IRClass

IRClass secures a 5-year contract to undertake emergency response service for 33 SCI ships.

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KHI: Bulker Divinegate Delivered at DACKS

bulk carrier

Indigo Marine Shipping takes delivery of Divinegate, a 61,000 dwt bulk carrier.

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MSC Eyes Contship's Share in Medcenter Container Terminal

Medcenter Container Terminal

MSC is in talks to buy Contship Italia's 50% share in Medcenter Container Terminal.

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Better Tanker Rates Push Sovcomflot to Profit in 4Q

Sovcomflot, Christophe de Margerie

Sovcomflot returned to black in the fourth quarter of 2018, driven by improving tanker rates.

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Navig8 Chemical Agrees Sale, Leaseback with ICBC

Tanker

Navig8 Chemical Tankers' sale and leaseback deals with ICBC are related to four 37,000 dwt tankers.

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TEN Fetches Charter Deals for LNG Carrier Duo

LNG carrier

The company expects total gross revenues of USD 60 million from the new charters.

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ShippingLab: Denmark Wants to Be a Driver of Smart Shipping

autonomous ship

The journey towards Denmark's first autonomous and green ship starts this March.

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GasLog Names SHI-Built LNG Carrier Duo

GasLog Names SHI-Built LNG Carrier Duo

One of the carriers is a long term charter to Shell.

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WSS, Airbus Start Shore-To-Ship Drone Delivery Trials

Airbus Skyways drone

The Skyways drone can transport payloads of up to 4kg as far as 3km from the coast.

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KfW IPEX-Bank Finances Two More Royal Arctic Line's Ships

havyard

Germany's lender is providing USD 18.6 million for Royal Arctic Line's vessels.

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Meyer Turku Floats Out Costa Cruises' First LNG-Powered Ship

Costa Smeralda

Costa Smeralda will be ready for delivery in October 2019.

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DP World Australia Prepares to Face Strike

seafarer

DP World Australia terminals to be affected by the announced strike.

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RINA, Fortune Technologies Create Strategic Alliance

cargo-ship

RINA, Fortune Technologies enter into a strategic alliance to provide digital maritime solutions.

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Castor Maritime Charters Out Panamax to Oldendorff Carriers

bulker

Castor Maritime inks a time charter with Oldendorff Carriers for Magic P, a Panamax vessel. 

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Belships Eyes Fleet Growth as It Gets New Loan

bulker

Belships secures a USD 140 million loan, replacing the current one.

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Second BC Ferries Unit Completes LNG Conversion

Spirit of Vancouver Island

The LNG conversion was part of of a mid-life upgrade.

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Gothia Tanker Alliance Receives Fifth Chemical Tanker

Gothia Tanker Alliance

Gothia Tanker Alliance takes delivery of Fure Ven, a 20,000 cbm product/chemical tanker. 

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MSC Cruises Firms Order for Ultra-Luxury Cruise Ship Quartet

MSC Cruises

The four new vessels will be delivered by Fincantieri between 2023 and 2026.

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