Lack of Automation Rules a Major Challenge

Wasaline ferry

Wasaline's Managing Director speaks on the concept of the automated ship.

UK Ships Warned to Avoid Strait of Hormuz

tanker

The UK Foreign Office is urging British-flagged vessels to avoid the Strait of Hormuz.

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Stena Bulk Waiting Permission to Visit Stena Impero's Crew

Stena Impero

Stena Bulk submitted a formal request for permission to visit the 23 crew members Stena Impero.

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Seven Armed Pirates Board Bulker near Singapore Strait

CK Bluebell

After the attack, the bulker CK Bluebell resumed its voyage to Incheon, South Korea.

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Iran Seizes UK-Flagged Tanker in Strait of Hormuz

Stena Bulk

Iran seized a British-flagged, Swedish-owned oil tanker while transiting the Strait of Hormuz Friday.

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IMO Condemns Tanker Attacks in Strait of Hormuz

Tanker

Kitack Lim said that threats to ships and their crews "are intolerable".

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MUA: DP World to Slash 10 Pct of Its Australian Workforce

Docker

Job cuts come amid an escalation in industrial action at Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Fremantle terminals.

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Wharfies Reveal Further Strikes at DP World Terminals

DP World London Gateway

The latest strike action follows a series of coordinated stoppages that shut DP World terminals last week.

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Turkish Crew Taken Hostage in Pirate Attack off Nigeria

Piracy off Nigerian coast

The pirates are still holding 10 of the ship's 18 crew.

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MSC Gayane Released on USD 50 Mn Bond

MSC Gayane

The ship was seized in Philadelphia with almost 20 tons of cocaine on board.

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Bihar International Orders Up to Eight Tankers in China

Tanker

The company ordered two 110,000 dwt and two more 50,000 dwt units. The deals include two options each.

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Hyundai Samho to Build LNG-Powered Bulker Pair for H-Line

bulker

Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries receives an order for the construction of two LNG-fueled bulkers.

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Denmark Now Operates World's 5th Largest Merchant Fleet

Danish fleet

Denmark is above the US, Germany, and the UK on the list of merchant ships operated by the country's shipping firms.

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Gibraltar May Release Iranian Tanker

Tanker

Gibraltar, the UK would facilitate the release of the detained Iranian Grace 1 if there are certain guarantees.

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Feeder Ship Hits Gantry Crane at Indonesia's Terminal

Collision

The 1,642 TEU Soul of Luck struck a gantry crane at the terminal, resulting in crane collapse.

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Gibraltar: Police Arrests Captain, Chief Officer of Grace 1

VLCC

The Gibraltar Police has arrested the captain and the chief officer of Grace 1, a tanker detained in Gibraltar.

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Union Maritime Orders Up to Four Tankers from CSHI

Signing ceremony

The first ship from the batch is scheduled for delivery by the end of 2020.

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Samsung Heavy Bags Order for Two Suezmax Tankers

Tanker

Under the USD 125.4 million contract, the shipbuilder is scheduled to deliver the units by March 2021.

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MSC Says It Is Not Target of US MSC Gayane Probe

MSC containership

The incident led to a temporary suspension of MSC's C-TPAT certification.

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ONE Takes Delivery of Seventh Magenta Ship

ONE Cygnus

The magenta-colored vessel will be deployed on the Asia to Europe 3 (FE3) service.

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Digital Shipping Register to Launch in Denmark in 2020

Denmark digital shipping register

Digitalization is set to lower costs and provide easier access to data.

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US: MSC Gayane Subject to Possible Forfeiture

MSC Gayane

U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Area Port of Philadelphia seized the MSC Gayane on July 4.

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Scrubbers to Eventually Need Constant Washwater Monitoring?

Shipping

Coomber: There are no guarantees that scrubbers will eventually function within specification without monitoring.

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Greece Intercepts 5.25 tons of Drugs at Piraeus Port

Captagon pills seized in Piraeus Port

The seized drugs are worth an estimated USD 660 million.

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Samsung Heavy Delivers World’s Largest Containership to MSC

MSC vessel

MSC took delivery of the first 23,000 TEU vessel three weeks ahead of schedule.

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Italy: Captain that Docked Migrant-Rescue Ship Released

Sea-Watch International

Captain Carola Rackete was taken into custody after taking rescued migrants into the Italian Port of Lampedusa.

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Boskalis to Dry Dock Carnival Vista for Azipod Repairs

Boka Vanguard loading Carnival Vista

Carnival Vista will be repaired at the Grand Bahama shipyard whilst resting on the heavy transport vessel.

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One Dead in LPG Tanker Explosion in Turkey

LPG tanker fire in Turkey

The explosion occurred in the evening hours of June 1 due to an "unspecified" reasons.

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