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Sand: When China Sneezes, We All Catch the Flu

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The outbreak of the novel coronavirus has dented market sentiment.

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Post-Brexit Future: UK Launches Consultation on Freeports

Freeports

The UK government has launched a consultation on its proposed Freeport policy following Brexit.

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SMART LNG Pens Lease Financing Deal for 4 LNG Carriers

Christophe de Margerie

The four vessels will be constructed at Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex.

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Australia Detains Yang Ming Boxship for Pollution Debt

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Australia arrests a Yang Ming containership for a pollution debt that could reach AUD 20 million.

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BW LPG Doubles Its Commitment to LPG as Fuel

BW LPG Carrier

BW LPG will retrofit a total of eight vessels with LPG propulsion technology.

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Shell Hires 4 LNG Carriers from Korea Line, Global Meridian

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In December 2019, oil and gas major Shell signed separate agreements for four LNG carriers.

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K Line Orders, Charters Out LNG Carrier Pair

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K Line orders two new LNG carriers and signs a long-term time charter contract with Petronas.

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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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Maersk Line Partners Up with Hamburg's Software Company

Maersk

Maersk Line is partnering with Portrix Logistic Software to integrate spot pricing into PLS' software.

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Maritime Unions Urge Gov't to Save Australian Shipping

Australia

International maritime unions urge the Australian gov't to reverse the decline of the domestic shipping industry.

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K Line: New Corona-Class Coal Carrier Delivered

K Line

Oshima Shipbuilding has delivered Tohoku Maru, a new coal carrier that will work for Tohoku Electric Power.

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TOP Ships Offloads Two More Tankers

Top Ships

TOP Ships has entered into agreements to dispose of an MR2 tanker pair.

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Stena Line's New E-Flexer Makes Its Irish Sea Debut

Stena Line

Stena Line’s newest E-Flexer ferry Stena Estrid started service on the Irish Sea route.

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AET Wins USD 525.6 Mln Charter Deal with Petrobras

AET

AET Tanker Holdings wins long-term charter deal with Petrobras.

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Golden Ray Removal Plan Gets Green Light

Golden Ray

EPB construction is scheduled to begin in approximately two weeks.

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COSCO, OOCL, ONE and Yang Ming to Set Up New Service

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Asian shipping giants are to launch a new weekly Transatlantic service, the new East Mediterranean - America service.

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SFL Offloads VLCC, Terminates Charter with Frontline

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SFL Corporation has sold and delivered Front Hakata, a 2002-built very large crude carrier.

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Vinalines Set on Joining Global Shipping Alliances

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Vinalines sets goals for 2020.

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China’s Oil Demand Drops for 1st Time since 2009

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Wood Mackenzie has lowered its oil demand forecast for Q1 2020.

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Titan LNG Wraps Up 1st STS LNG Bunkering in Port of Antwerp

Titan LNG

Dutch LNG supplier Titan LNG has completed the first ship-to-ship (STS) LNG bunkering in the Port of Antwerp, Belgium.

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Kiel Canal Widening Contract Awarded to DEME

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DEME has been awarded a contract for the widening of the Kiel Canal in Germany.

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EU Launches BlueInvest Fund to Boost Innovation

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The EC and EIF launch the BlueInvest Fund in an effort to support innovations in the maritime sector. 

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Report: 4 Die Following Fire Aboard Zoya 1 Supertanker

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Four people reportedly died following the fire on board the supertanker Zoya 1 last week.

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Shipping Companies Still Favor the Worst Scrapyards

Shipbreaking

A total of 674 ocean-going commercial ships and offshore units were sold to the scrapyards in 2019.

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Coconut Charcoal the Likely Cause of Yantian Express Fire

Hapag-Lloyd

Coconut charcoal has been identified as the likely cause of last year's fire on board the containership Yantian Express.

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European Shipowners Want Fluidity of Trade despite Brexit

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ECSA: UK and EU regulators should maintain 'the seamless' European shipping center.

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EU Okays CMA CGM-CIMC Joint Venture

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The European Commission approves the formation of JV between CMA CGM and CIMC Neocontainer.

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