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Kitack Lim: Prices for Compliant Fuels Stabilizing

Kitack Lim

Kitack Lim: Prices for compliant fuels appear to be stabilizing.

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A.P. Møller Capital Gets Green Light for Terminals in Africa


EC approves APMC's acquisition of joint control over 4 project companies with concessions to build terminals in Africa.

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VLSFO Not So Environmentally-Friendly after All?

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New blends of marine fuels with 0.50% sulphur content can contain a large percentage of aromatic compounds.

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Over USD 1 Trillion Needed to Decarbonize Shipping by 2050


At least USD 1 trillion of capital investment is required to halve shipping's emissions by 2050.

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Vale's Recovery to Be the Biggest Swing Factor for Iron Ore


Wood Mackenzie forecasts an accelerated recovery in shipments from Q1-20.

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Kidnapped Duke Crew Released, One Dies in Captivity


Nineteen kidnapped crew members of the tanker Duke have been released while one seafarer died in captivity.

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MSI Predicts Dismal Q1 for Bulker Operators


Dry bulk carrier operators don't seem to have a lot of reasons to be jolly as they enter 2020.

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Suez Canal Authority Bans Scrubber Wash Water Discharge

Traffic in the Suez Canal

Discharging scrubber wash water in the Suez Canal is strictly forbidden.

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DP World Wins Ruling Against Djibouti over Box Terminal


DP World has won a further legal hearing against the Government of Djibouti over the Doraleh Container Terminal.

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Unprecedented Rise of Crew Kidnappings in Gulf of Guinea

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The number of crew kidnapped in the Gulf of Guinea increased by more than 50% y-o-y.

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BIMCO Names New Secretary General & CEO

David Loosley

BIMCO has appointed David Loosley as its new Secretary-General & CEO with effect from June 2020.

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ITF: 10 Abandoned Kenyan Seafarers Return Home


The seafarers arrived in Nairobi, Kenya, on January 7, before travelling home to Mombasa.

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23 Ultra Large Boxships Set for Delivery in 2020

CMA CGM Jacques Shade

The 23 new behemoths will join the fleets of three major players.

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Nigerian Navy Rescues Three Kidnapped Sailors


The Nigerian Navy has rescued three kidnapped dredger crew in the Niger Delta, arresting one of the pirates.

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Relatively Smooth Sailing as IMO 2020 Enters into Force?


It appears the shipping industry is coping better than expected following IMO 2020's entry into force.

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MODEC, Woodside Ink Purchase Deal for Senegal's 1st FPSO

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The deal comes on the back of FID on the Sangomar Field Development made in January 2020.

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Methanol Poisoning behind Illness of Brazilian Contractors


The affected persons reported this to our crew approximately 36 hours after consumption.

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1 Dies, 5 Fall Ill on board Heavy Lift Vessel off Durban

Boskalis Heavy Lift Vessel

One man died, five fell ill from an unidentified illness.

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Poten: Unipec Top Charterer of 2010s


Unipec top charterer of the last decade, with an ever-growing market share in reported dirty spot fixtures.

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Four Dead, Three Kidnapped After Pirates Attack Dredger


Four persons were killed following a pirate attack on a hopper dredger in the Gulf of Guinea.

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Pirates Kidnap 8 Sailors from Greek Tanker off Cameroon

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The kidnapped crew members include five Greek nationals, two Filipinos and one Ukrainian sailor.

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Happy New Year from World Maritime News!

May 2020 bring you fair winds and following seas!

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Top 10 Interviews of 2019

Check out the most read interviews from this year.

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DSME Bags USD 711 Mn Order for 6 Boxships


DSME has secured an order for six containerships from an undisclosed owner.

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Readers' Picks of the Week


Here are the most read stories of the previous week.

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South African Ship Registry Failing to Gather Speed

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SAMSA is disappointed with the slow growth of the South African Ship Registry.

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GNMTC Selling 4 Ships

Jabal Nafusa bulker

GNMTC has launched a bidding process for the sale of four ships.

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