QTerminals Targets 21,000+ TEU Boxships

Port of Hamad

QTerminals CEO speaks about braving the Gulf crisis and developing Hamad Port.

COSCO Shipping Gemini Joins World’s 20,000 TEU Club

COSCO Shipping Gemini

One more 20,000 TEU containeship for COSCO Shipping Lines.

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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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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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How to Comply with High-Sulphur Fuel Ban?

bunkering

Owners and operators faced with a dilemma on how to comply with upcoming high sulphur fuel ban.

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Nord/LB Shrinks Shipping Loan Portfolio, Returns to Profit

Nord/LB

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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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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Butan Leaks from LPG Carrier after Collision with Tanker

Astro Satourn tanker

Singapore-flagged LPG tanker Crystal Sunrise leaks butane after a collision with Greek tanker.

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Singapore to Get New Tech Preventing Ship Collisions

Fujitsu, SMU and IHPC are developing new technologies for vessel traffic management in the Port of Singapore.

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New Zealand First to Introduce Biofouling Standard for Ships

On May 15, New Zealand will introduce a nationwide standard for biofouling.

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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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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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Portuguese Tonnage Tax and Seafarer Scheme Get Nod from EU

Portuguese flag

European Commission okays Portuguese tonnage tax scheme and scheme to support seafarers.

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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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