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198 Containers on Fire-Stricken Yantian Express a Total Loss

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A total of 198 containers have been identified as a total loss due to the fire on board Yantian Express.

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HMM: Uncertainty over Cargo Volumes to Continue in 2019

Hyundai Merchant Marine

HMM expects uncertainty over cargo volumes to continue in 2019 due to global economic factors.

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CMA CGM Launches CEVA Logistics Takeover

CMA CGM containership

CMA CGM launched its public tender offer for CEVA Logistics' shares on February 12.

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ICS: 2050 GHG Goal Cannot Be Achieved Using Fossil Fuels

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The shipping industry will not be able to achieve the 2050 GHG reduction target using fossil fuels, ICS said.

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Wilhelmsen Adds Hitachi's Sulphur Testers to Portfolio

The technology enables vessel crews to test the sulphur content of their fuel, on the spot.

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HRAS Reviews De-Flagging of Migrant Rescue Ship Aquarius

Aquarius

HRAS releases review highlighting inconsistencies in successive de-flagging of M/V Aquarius.

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BDO, Moore Stephens Merger Strengthens Shipping Presence

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Accountants and advisers BDO and Moore Stephens finalized their merger earlier this month.

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Maritime Connectivity Platform Consortium Officially Online

The goal of MCC will be to bring common internet standards to maritime navigation and transportation systems.

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Fincantieri Floats Out Virgin Voyages' Scarlet Lady

Scarlet Lady

Virgin Voyages' new cruise ship, Scarlet Lady, touched the water for the first time at Fincantieri's shipyard.

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Cairns a Step Closer to Welcoming Larger Cruise Ships

Cairns Shipping Development Project

The port operator expects the first larger cruise ship to enter the channel in late 2019.

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Excelerate: Northeast Gateway Terminal Ramps Up LNG Exports

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Excelerate Energy's Northeast Gateway Deepwater Terminal reached a peak send-out flow rate.

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Poten: African Sweet Crude Oil Exports Expected to Grow

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Low sulphur - the majority of African crude oil exports - to become 'increasingly desirable'.

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Bahri Dismisses Reports of Breaching Venezuela Sanctions

Bahri VLCC

Bahri dismissed reports that one of its very large crude carriers was breaching U.S. sanctions on Venezuela.

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Greek Bulker Collides with Malaysian Vessel near Singapore

collision between Piraeus and Polaris in Singapore

Greece-registered bulker and Malaysian Government vessel Polaris collided in Singapore territorial waters.

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Fincantieri Launches Seven Seas Splendor in Ancona

Seven Seas Splendor

Fincantieri launched the second super luxury cruise ship being built for Regent Seven Seas Cruises on February 9.

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Ocean Infinity's Ship Sets Sail to Search for Stellar Daisy

Seabed Constructor

Ocean Infinity deployed its vessel on February 8 to begin the search for the ill-fated Stellar Daisy.

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Readers’ Picks of the Week

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Here are the most read stories of the previous week.

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DHT Holdings: Scrubber Economics Firm despite Bans

DHT Holdings vessel

DHT Holdings firm on economics of installing scrubbers as some countries ban use of EGCS in ports and coastal waters.

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EU Clears Acquisition of CEVA by CMA CGM

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The European Commission gives the green light to CMA CGM to acquire Swiss CEVA Logistics.

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Cargo Ship Runs Aground, Suffers Hull Breach off Sweden

cargo ship

A cargo vessel was damaged after grounding in the Bråviken bay, off Sweden.

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South Koran Petchem Exports to Further Decline in 2019

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South Korean petchem exports have seen a negative impact of US sanctions on Iran and economic slowdown in Asia. 

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World's 1st Hybrid Retrofit for Short Sea Ship Unveiled

Hagland Captain

Wärtsilä inks an agreement with Hagland Shipping for a hybrid retrofit installation onboard general cargo vessel. 

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FSL Inks USD 25 Mn Bridging Loan to Fund LR2 Pair

Money

FSL Trust has secured a USD 25 million bridging loan to finance its LR2 product tanker newbuildings.

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Maersk to Launch 'Captain Peter' Virtual Assistant

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In 2019, Maersk is to launch a virtual assistant in an effort to enhance its Remote Container Management platform.

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North European Independent Short Sea Operators Struggle

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Alphaliner: Main Line Operators grow share in Northern European short sea capacity, as independent operators struggle.

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ITF Claims Wage Theft on BlueScope-Chartered Ship

Seafarer

ITF said its inspections in Australia's ports exposed a wage theft aboard a BlueScope-chartered ship.

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EU Adopts Proposal to Harmonize MRV with IMO's System

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The European Commission adopted a proposal to revise the EU MRV system.

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