The Expedition Market: Adventure Meets Comfort

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USCG Enforces North Korea Sanctions in East China Sea

North Korea

USCG sent its cutter to Sasebo, Japan to enforce North Korea sanctions in the East China Sea.

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BigLift, Chung Yang Team Up in Heavy Lift Shipping

Chung Yang Shipping heavy transport vessel

BigLift Shipping and Chung Yang Shipping have agreed to cooperate in heavy transport shipping.

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BW Group Launches Takeover Offer for Epic Gas

BW vessel

BW Group purchased a majority stake in Epic Gas and launched an unconditional tender offer.

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Panama Canal Joins GIA for Low Carbon Shipping

Panama Canal

The Panama Canal has joined the Global Industry Alliance (GIA) in an effort to support low carbon shipping.

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Port of Newcastle Welcomes Its Largest Fuel Tanker

Tanker Pro Alliance

Port of Newcastle hosted the largest fuel tanker in its 220 years of commercial operations on March 18.

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Global Ship Lease Inks Three-Year Charter with Hapag-Lloyd

Containership

Global Ship Lease agreed a three-year charter with Hapag-Lloyd for a 2015-built boxship.

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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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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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Tanker Grounds in Greek Waters

tanker

A small clean tanker ran aground near the Port of Gavrio, Andros island in Greece.

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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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Grande America: Third Oil Slick Sighted off France

Grande America oil spill

French authorities sighted another oil slick originating from the sunken RoRo Grande America.

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Russian Shipyards Targeted by New US Sanctions

Russian flag

Russian shipbuilders and equipment manufacturers sanctioned by the US, EU and Canada.

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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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59 Iran-Linked Ships Stripped of Panamanian Flag

tanker

Panama revoked the registration of a number of Iranian vessels after the restoration of the US sanctions.

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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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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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