How Smart Are Your Ships?

ABS

Novak: smart functionality is part of the industry's journey to autonomy.

IMO MSC Identifies 4 Degrees of Ship Automation

RR Autonomous ship

Maritime Safety Committee approved the framework & methodology for the regulatory scoping exercise on autonomous ships.

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Poten: Repositioning the Empties

tanker

A lot of “empties” have to be repositioned from the Pacific to the Atlantic.

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Moody's Reaffirms Panama Canal's A2 Long-Term Rating

Panama Canal

Moody's: Panama Canal Authority's A2 long-term rating has been reaffirmed with a stable outlook.

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Interview: How Smart Are Your Ships?

Novak: smart functionality is part of the industry's journey to autonomy.

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Good News for Bulkers as China Buys US Soyabeans Again?

Bulker

It remains to be seen whether continuation of the U.S. soybean sale to China would help raise Panamax & Supramax rates.

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Suitors Launch Their Bidding for Long Beach Terminal

COSCO, OOCL

Bids start to pour in for COSCO Shipping Holdings' sale of the Long Beach Container Terminal.

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Navis: 6 Emerging Trends to Keep an Eye on

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There are some emerging trends that owners should be watching closely.

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Navios Subsidiary Fined for Dumping Oily Waste at Sea

oily waste discharge

Court fines Navimax Corporation, a subsidiary of Navios Maritime Holdings Inc., for discharging oily waste at sea.

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BW LNG Confirms Order at DSME

BW LNG Carrier

BW LNG behind the LNG carrier order at DSME.

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Three Key Ship Types to Watch in 2019

ships

There are three major ship types to keep a close eye on in 2019.

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Scorpio Gains Control Over Nordic American Offshore

Blue Storm

Scorpio Group, owned and controlled by the Lolli-Ghetti family, has taken control of Nordic American Offshore.

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Port of Baltimore a Step Closer to Hosting Larger Ships

Shipping

Port of Baltimore gets fund to deepen second container berth to 50 feet in order to accommodate larger vessels.

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GPA Expects to Reach Highest Yearly Volumes Ever

Georgia Ports Authority, Garden City Terminal

Georgia Ports Authority is on track to reach 4.36 million TEUs in 2018, its highest volumes ever in a calendar year.

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IMO MSC to Tackle Safety Issues Related to Marine Fuel Use

ships at anchorage

The IMO's MSC has committed to take actions to tackle safety issues related to the use of marine fuel.

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LNG Carrier Loads 1st Corpus Christi Commissioning Cargo

Maria Energy

LNG carrier Maria Energy loaded the first commissioning cargo of LNG from the Corpus Christi liquefaction facility.

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Security Risk to Vessels Visiting Jose Terminal on the Rise

tanker Venezuela

Security related incidents experienced by vessels visiting Jose Terminal, in Venezuela, have been on the rise.

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BIMCO Unveils Two 2020 Sulphur Clauses

BIMCO

BIMCO has published two sulphur content related bunker clauses.

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5,000th Neopanamax Ship Transits Panama Canal

Cosco Faith containership

The Panama Canal welcomed its 5,000th Neopanamax vessel through the waterway.

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OSG Extends Nine American Shipping Charter Deals

Tanker

Overseas Shipholding Group exercised options to extend charter agreements with AMSC for nine tankers.

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Panama Canal Signs Dry Cargo Deal with Brazilian Port

Panama Canal Administrator Jorge L. Quijano

Panama Canal, Port of Itaqui agree to promote shipment of grains and other cargoes to markets in Asia.

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Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative's Online Tool Is Live

Ship breaking

A tool for sharing information on ship recycling to drive responsible practice was launched earlier today.

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Ports Need to Be Climate Change Proofed Urgently

Port of Hamburg

Ports and coastal infrastructure need to be prepared urgently for the projected impacts of the climate change.

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OPEC Cuts to Test the Strength of Tanker Market Recovery

Tanker

OPEC and Russia agreed to cut oil production by 1.2 million barrels.

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NRF: US Imports Reach 2 Mn Containers in a Single Month

Containers

Imports at US container ports reached 2 million containers as retailers rushed to beat the now-postponed tariffs.

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Transpacific Volumes to Soften despite China-US Truce

Alphaliner: Container cargo surge on the eastbound Transpacific route is set to recede in the coming weeks.

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FMC Aims at Carrier Alliances under Amended US Shipping Act

Shipping

US: FMC to address antitrust issues in maritime industry consolidation and ocean carrier alliances.

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3 Non-EU Yards Join Approved List of Recycling Facilities

shipbreaking

For the first time, three yards located outside the EU have been included in the list.

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