Owners Not Ready to Give Up Control to Smart Ships

Orca AI: Maritime industry slow at adapting solutions vital to avoiding collisions.

EU Gives Green Light to Polish LNG Terminal Extension

LNG carrier

EU approved plans to support regasification capacity increase of the LNG terminal in Świnoujście, Poland.

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Eurogate, Contship Enter JV with Marsa Maroc

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Eurogate and Contship to become shareholders of MINTT, a subsidiary of Moroccan port operator Marsa Maroc.

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Tanker Fire Takes Lives of Two Seafarers off South Korea

Fire aboard tanker off South Korea

Two seafarers lost their lives in a fire aboard an oil tanker off the southern coast of South Korea.

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Global Industry Alliance Welcomes Maersk

containership

Maersk becomes the latest member to join the Global Industry Alliance (GIA).

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Hapag-Lloyd to Start Using Xvela Platform

hapag-lloyd

Hapag-Lloyd decides to implement Xvela’s collaboration services to increase transparency.

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Maersk Sells Its Entire Share in Total

Maersk

Maersk Group subsidiary sold entire share in French oil and gas company Total S.A.

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NYK Agrees USD 80.6 Mn Syndicated Loan for Scrubbers

NYK Line

NYK Line has signed a USD 80.6 million loan to finance the installation of scrubbers.

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PSA International Signs Deal to Acquire Poland's DCT Gdańsk

Container terminal

PSA International signed an agreement to acquire DCT Gdańsk, the largest container terminal in Poland.

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Kairos Bunkers Destination Gotland's Ferry with LNG in Visby

LNG bunker supply vessel Kairos

LNG bunker vessel Kairos supplies newbuild ferry MS Visborg with LNG at the port of Visby.

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Canaveral Port, Carnival Break Ground on New Cruise Terminal

Terminal 3

The terminal will be home to North America's first LNG-powered cruise ship.

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Armatori Group Secures Financing for New Tanker Duo

Finance

Armatori Group's Marittima Emiliana secured financing for the construction of two chemical tankers in China.

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330-Meter Boxship Sets New JAXPORT Record

Cape Sounio at Jacksonville

Cape Sounio transited the Panama Canal from Asia before reaching the US East Coast.

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Maran Tankers Tied to Another Suezmax Order at Daehan

Tanker

Maran Tankers expanded its orderbook with another tanker at Daehan Shipbuilding Corporation.

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USCG Enforces North Korea Sanctions in East China Sea

North Korea

USCG sent its cutter to Sasebo, Japan to enforce North Korea sanctions in the East China Sea.

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BigLift, Chung Yang Team Up in Heavy Lift Shipping

Chung Yang Shipping heavy transport vessel

BigLift Shipping and Chung Yang Shipping have agreed to cooperate in heavy transport shipping.

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BW Group Launches Takeover Offer for Epic Gas

BW vessel

BW Group purchased a majority stake in Epic Gas and launched an unconditional tender offer.

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Panama Canal Joins GIA for Low Carbon Shipping

Panama Canal

The Panama Canal has joined the Global Industry Alliance (GIA) in an effort to support low carbon shipping.

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Port of Newcastle Welcomes Its Largest Fuel Tanker

Pro Alliance

Port of Newcastle hosted the largest fuel tanker in its 220 years of commercial operations on March 18.

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Global Ship Lease Inks Three-Year Charter with Hapag-Lloyd

Containership

Global Ship Lease agreed a three-year charter with Hapag-Lloyd for a 2015-built boxship.

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Vitol to Expand Tanker Fleet by Taking Over Bitumen JV

Vitol

The acquisition is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2019.

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Costa Smeralda Suffers Minor Fire Damage at Meyer Turku

Costa Smeralda

Cruise ship Costa Smeralda, under construction at Meyer Turku, suffered a fire on March 18.

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FSG Delivers Another RoRo to Siem

RoRo

Flensburger-Schiffbau-Gesellschaft delivered an 11,900 dwt RoRo vessel to Siem Shipping. 

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Drewry: Sulphur Cap to Trigger Slow Steaming, Transhipment

Container shipping

Drewry: IMO 2020 sulphur rule to trigger more slow steaming and transhipment.

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Stena Bulk Invests USD 55 Million in Scrubbers

Stena Bulk

Stena Bulk to install exhaust gas cleaning systems on sixteen of its vessels. 

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Tanker Grounds in Greek Waters

tanker

A small clean tanker ran aground near the Port of Gavrio, Andros island in Greece.

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Fincantieri Starts Building Viking's Newest Cruise Ship

Steel cutting for Viking's new cruise ship

Fincantieri cuts the steel for the seventh ship under construction for Viking at its shipyard in Ancona.

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Denmark's NORDEN Expanding to Africa

NORDEN Africa expansion

The company said it would focus on industrial bulk port logistics projects.

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