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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


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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8 Ultramaxes in the Bag for AVIC International


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

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Collided RoRo and Containership Finally Disentangled

collision between Ulysses and CLS Virginia

After five days of being entangled, the Tunisian Ro-Ro ship Ulysse has been separated from CLS Virginia's hull.

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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


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


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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Carnival Faces Fine for Cruise Ship Pollution in France

Cruise ship

Carnival faces an EUR 100,000 fine in France after being accused of exceeding European air pollution limits.

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Stena Bulk Sets Up New Tanker JV with Bay Crest Management

GSW Adventure

Stena Bulk has partnered up with Bay Crest Management in an effort to expand its presence in Asia.

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Pacific Basin Boasts Vessel Earnings Hike

Pacific Basin ship

Pacific Basin Shipping Limited saw a significant hike in vessel earnings in the third quarter of the year.

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First Vessel from E.R. Capital Holding Joins Star Bulk

Star Bulk vessel

Star Bulk Carriers has expanded its fleet with the first dry bulk vessel purchased from E.R. Capital Holding.

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Investor Confidence in China Hurt by Trade War

trade war

IMF: Investor confidence in China has declined due to the ongoing trade tensions between the US and China.

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Drewry: Tight Supply to Keep Oil Prices Up in Q4


Oil prices have already started to rise ahead of US sanctions against Iran.

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BHP to Improve Safety by Using Drones in Ocean Freight Ops


BHP has started introducing drones into its ocean freight operations. 

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Brokers: BoComm Books Four More Bulkers at CSSC Chengxi

bulker CSSC

BoComm has ordered four bulkers from compatriot CSSC Chengxi, Fearnleys said in its weekly report.

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USCG Rescues 10 Crew from Disabled Cargo Ship

Crew of disabled cargo ship Alt

USCG rescues 10 crewmembers stranded on Tanzanian-flagged cargo ship, Alta.

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Report: Bumi Armada Buyer of SFL's VLCC Oldie?


Malaysian Bumi Armada has been linked to the purchase of the VLCC Front Ariake. 

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Clipper Exits Passenger Ferry Sector


Clipper Group to move forward with the sale of Danish Ferries (Danske Færger) to Molslinjen A/S.

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Maersk Tied to Sale of Boxship Duo


Maersk has been linked to a sale of two containerships to Japan's Nissen Kaiun.

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Auramarine to Provide Fuel Services for MARCAS-Served Fleet


Auramarine will provide fuel supply system services to MARCAS-served fleet of over thousand vessels.

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Flex LNG to Buy Five LNG Newbuildings

LNG carrier

Flex LNG is to acquire a batch of five LNG newbuldings from affiliates of Geveran Trading.

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