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EGCSA: 983 Ships Opt for Scrubbers


 There were 983 ships with exhaust gas cleaning systems installed or on order as of May 31, 2018.

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Readers’ Picks of the Week ( 16-20 July, 2018)

Here are our most popular articles of last week.

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Consolidation between Top Tier Carriers Unlikely


Drewry: The consolidation between top tier carriers is unlikely due to competition laws.

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Nigeria Suspends Maersk Line, Cosco Shipping Services

Maersk Line

Nigerian Ports Authority suspended the shipping services of Maersk Line, Cosco Shipping and two other firms for ten days.

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FLNG Capex to Exceed USD 50 Bn in Next Five Years

Westwood: FLNG Capex is projected to total USD 52.8 billion over the 2019-2024 period.

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94 Large Ships Lost in 2017, Friday Most Dangerous to Sail


There were 94 total losses reported around the shipping world in 2017.

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IMO Comes to Grips with Sulphur Cap Implementation Issues

IMO working group has made some headway on the sulphur testing and verification issues.

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Liberia: Financing Charters to Be Recorded as Ship Mortgages

Liberia amends its maritime law to allow lease financing structures to be recorded as mortgages.

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Djibouti Stands Its Ground on Free Trade Zone Opening

Djibouti flag

DFPZA insists that the free trade zone is fully in line with international laws and standards.

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Suez Canal Grinds to a Halt after Multi-Ship Groundings

Suez canal

Egypt's busiest waterway has been experiencing traffic mayhem amid several groundings, collisions.

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ICTSI Wins 20-Year Concession for Sudan Box Terminal

ICTSI was chosen to operate, manage and develop the South Port Container Terminal in Port Sudan.

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Drewry: Ascent of the Charter Market Is Over

MSC Containership

The rapid growth of charter rates in the container shipping market is likely to be over.

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DP World: Doraleh Terminal Concession Is Still in Force

DP World stresses again that its concession agreement for the Doraleh Container Terminal (DTC) remains in force.

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June – a Month of Interviews


WMN breaks monthly interview record in June.

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Suez Canal Eyes More LNG Carrier Transits

LNG Carrier

Suez Canal Authority looking to attract more LNG carrier transits.

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ICS Clamps Down on Efficiency Indexing of Individual Ships

Container shipping general

ICS voiced its fierce opposition to the concept of mandatory operational efficiency indexing of individual ships.

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BW Offshore's FPSO Departs Singapore, Heading to Gabon

BW Adolo

FPSO unit BW Adolo has left anchorage in Singapore and is on its way to the Tortue field offshore Gabon.

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Shippers More Dissatisfied with Carriers' Service Quality

Container ships

The level of customers' satisfaction with the service quality of container lines is down.

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Day of the Seafarer: Mental Wellbeing in Focus

Today, once again, marks the IMO Day of the Seafarer, focused this year on seafarer wellbeing. 

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Temile Ventures into LPG Sector with Order at HMD

Hyundai Mipo Dockyard

Nigerian Temile enters into LPG sector with order at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard.

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Readers' Picks of the Week

Here are the most read stories of the past week.

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Liberian Registry Backs Australia's Demand for IMO Reform

The Liberian Registry has supported Australia which is demanding IMO reform.

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Yinson Starts Talks on Nigerian FPSO Deal


Yinson started exclusive negotiations for a potential FPSO supply and charter contract off Nigeria.

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Sand: 2018 a Loss-Making Year for Crude Oil Tankers

Peter Sand

BIMCO's Chief Analyst Peter Sand reveals what lies ahead for the tanker and dry bulk markets.

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Ukraine New on Paris MoU Black List

The Paris MoU Committee adopts new performance lists for flags, moving Ukraine to the Black List.

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NSRI Assists Stowaway on Bulker MI Harmony

A suspected stowaway was discovered aboard the bulk carrier MI Harmony in the Port of Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

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Two Injured Sailors Evacuated from Bulker off East London


Two seafarers were evacuated from the bulk carrier KS Flora on June 6 off the coast of East London.

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