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Frederick J. Kenney: No Country Ratified All IMO Treaties

There are some countries that are close to ratifying all of the IMO treaties but none is a party to every convention.

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Stena Line to Fit Five More Ships with AI Technology

More vessels will feature the technology after Stena Line confirms the project saves 2-3% fuel per trip.

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Maersk to Pilot Battery System on 4,500 TEU Boxship

A containerized 600 kWh marine battery system will be installed on board the 4,500 TEU Maersk Cape Town.

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Terntank Orders Two Hybrid Tankers in China

The 15,000 dwt chemical/product/biofuels tankers will be capable to operate with liquefied biogas (LBG).

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Kitack Lim: "Without Sustainability, We Cannot Survive"

Sustainable practices should be central to commercial activities of shipping companies, IMO Secretary-General said.

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Pirates Kidnap Four Seafarers from Greek Tanker off Togo

Armed pirates have kidnapped four crew members from a Greek tanker off Lome, Togo.

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SCF Inks Financing, Charter Deals for New LNG Carrier

The financing deal was agreed with VEB.RF Group, while a time charter contract was signed with NOVATEK Group.

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Delta Tankers Denies Involvement in Oil Slick off Brazil

Oil Spill Brazil

Brazilian authorities said a Greek-flagged tanker was responsible for the spill.

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Two Killed, One Missing after Explosion on Russian Tanker

Two people died and another person is missing following an explosion on board a Russian tanker.

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Nine Crew Kidnapped from J.J. Ugland Vessel off Benin

The anchored vessel was boarded by pirates while it was waiting for berth off Cotonou.

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Construction Starts on MSC Cruises' First LNG-Powered Ship

MSC Europa steel cutting

MSC Europa is also the first LNG ship to be built in France.

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Industry Coalition Launched to Develop Low-Carbon Fuel

Maersk

Shipping companies A.P. Moller-Maersk and Wallenius Wilhelmsen team up with clients to form the LEO Coalition.

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Korea Plans Eco-Friendly Fuel Conversion for 140 ships

South Korean flag

Larger state-owned ships would run on LNG, while the smaller ones would use electric or hybrid propulsion.

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Meyer Turku Delays Delivery of Costa Smeralda Again

Costa Smeralda

The second delay was made due to "the high complexity and the sheer size of the ship project."

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Hyundai Heavy Gets Approval in Kazakhstan for DSME Deal

HHI

South Korean Hyundai Heavy Industries has obtained regulatory approval in Kazakhstan for the acquisition of DSME.

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Alphaliner: Containership Fleet Capacity Hits 23 Mn TEU Mark

MSC containership

Delivery of two 23,000+ TEU units to MSC pushed the containership fleet to over 23 million TEUs.

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Demand for Scrubbers to Last at Least 30 Years, EGCSA Says

Scrubbers

There will be at least 4,000 ships fitted with scrubbers in 2020, Exhaust Gas Cleaning System Association estimates.

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Yamal LNG Carrier JV No Longer Subject to US Sanctions

The fourth Arc7 LNG carrier Vladimir Voronin

The JV's six LNG carriers were cleared of US sanctions after a change of ownership at China LNG.

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MSC's Messina Takeover Gets Go-Ahead from Italian Regulator

MSC

MSC receives the green light from the Italian Competition Authority to acquire a minority stake in Ignazio Messina.

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Two More Sovcomflot Tankers Wrap Up NSR Voyages

Tanker Mendeleev Prospect

Lomonosov Prospect and Mendeleev Prospect crossed the full length of the NSR using only cleaner-burning fuel.

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Maersk Raises 2019 Profit Forecast

Maersk containership

The company now expects its EBITDA to be in the range of USD 5.4 to 5.8 billion, up from the previous USD 5 billion.

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Epic Gas Refinances 20 Ships with USD 201 Mn Loan

Epic Borneo

The USD 201 million facility has a five-year term and includes a USD 10 million tranche for future acquisitions.

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Antwerp, Zeebrugge Ports Kick Off Merger Talks

Antwerp

Belgian Port of Antwerp and Port of Zeebrugge give the green light for starting merger negotiations.

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Freighter Rhodanus Refloated in Strait of Bonifacio

Rhodanus

The 1998-built ship grounded in a marine reserve after missing a turning point.

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Cruise Ship Star Breeze Cut in Half for Stretch Treatment

Star Breeze

The cruise ship is being lengthened by 25.6 meters.

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MSC Joins CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd in Discarding NSR

MSC Isabella

A surge in container shipping traffic in the Arctic could cause environmental damage, the company said.

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Germany Promotes Shore-Based Power to Cut Emissions in Ports

Hamburg Port

Germany is launching a set of measures to promote shore-generated power in an effort to make its ports cleaner.

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