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Scrubber-Fitted VLCCs to Get Windfall from Sulphur Cap

VLCC

Transporting crude oil and petroleum products across the oceans to get significantly more expensive for charterers.

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Wartsila Unveils An Oceanic Awakening Initiative at SMM

Wartsila press conference

Wärtsilä wants to connect 20 of the most influential marine cities into a global, digitalized network by 2020.

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Eagle Bulk to Retrofit Up to 37 Ships with Scrubbers

Bulker

Eagle Bulk Shipping has entered into a series of agreements for the purchase of up to 37 scrubbers.

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Over 100 People Evacuated from Burning Ferry in Philippines

ferry fire

Over 100 people evacuated from burning ferry in the Philippines.

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Relentless Containership Fleet Growth Crushing Recovery Hopes

Lara Maersk

The capacity of the containership fleet is growing too fast for the demand side to keep up.

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US Criticizes Russia for 'Harassing International Shipping'

ships in sunset

U.S. calls on Russia to cease its 'harassment of international shipping' in the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Strait.

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Zeamarine Gets the 'All Clear' from Authorities

Intermarine vessel

Zeamarine has received all the required governmental and agency approvals to launch operations. 

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Panama Canal Tweaks Booking System to Boost Efficiency

panama canal lng carrier

Panama Canal Authority to fine-tune the booking system for Neopanamax vessels.

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Readers’ Picks of the Week (27-31 August, 2018)

Here are the most popular stories from the last week.

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Korea Assigns Search Budget for Stellar Daisy's Black Box

Bulk carrier in the sunset

Search for Stellar Daisy's black box to be launched as families of missing crew members seek answers.

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Wartsila’s BWMS Bags USCG Type Approval

Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Wartsila Water Systems,

Wärtsilä has obtained type approval certificate for its ballast water management system from USCG.

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Oil Spill Reported at Port Arthur, Texas

US Coast Guard

An oil spill has been reported following an accident between RoRo vessel Endurance and towing vessel at Port Arthur.

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Ocean Yield's Newbuilding Starts Charter with NAT

Nordic Cygnus Suezmax Tanker

Fresh from delivery from SHI, Nordic Cygnus started the hell and high water charter with Nordic American Tankers.

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Q-LNG, VT Halter Marine Pen LoI for 2nd LNG Bunkering ATB

handshake

QLNG Transport has signed a Letter of Intent with VT Halter Marine for a second LNG ATB.

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A Quarter of Ships on Order to Be Fitted with Scrubbers

scrubber wartsila

Clarksons: 2018 has seen enthusiasm for scrubbers grow ahead of 2020 sulphur cap implementation.

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Canaveral Port Authority Board Okays Agreement with Carnival

bulker

Carnival’s new 180,000-ton ship will homeport at Port Canaveral’s new Cruise Terminal 3.

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Grindrod Shipping in Fleet Buildup Mode Post Spin-Off

Tanker aerial view

 Grindrod Shipping Holdings is taking advantage of historically low asset prices to strengthen its fleet.

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Panama Canal Gets A Rating from Fitch for 3rd Year in a Row

LNG carrier transits the Panama Canal

Fitch Ratings has affirmed the Panama Canal Authority’s 'A' investment grade rating for the third year in a row.

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Port Emissions Down at POLB as Throughput Rises

Long Beach

Another San Pedro Bay port maintained lower levels of emissions even though its container traffic rose in 2017. 

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Crewman Evacuated from Chembulk Tanker off San Diego

USCG helicopter

A 48-year-old crewman was evacuated from the tanker Chembulk New York off San Diego.

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Carnival Horizon Allides with Dock in Manhattan

Cruise ship

A cruise ship operated by Carnival allided with Pier 90 at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal, damaging the structure. 

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Interactive Storymap: The World's Busiest Cruise Ports

Cruise

The storymap highlights 10 of the busiest cruise ports in the world.

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U.S. Hammers Out Separate Trade Deal with Mexico

Donald Trump

he United States has reached a separate trade agreement with Mexico.

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Wood Mackenzie: LNG Orders Are Soaring

LNG

LNG is one of the fastest growing shipping sectors which witnesses an ever increasing number of vessel orders.

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Bulker Towed to New York after Losing Propulsion

GDF Suez North Sea bulk carrier

GDF Suez North Sea has been towed to New York after spending almost a week disabled in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Matson Resumes Hawaii Cargo Ops

Matson

Matson resumes full cargo operations to all of its Hawaii terminals.

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Grounded Cruise Ship Refloated in Canadian Arctic

Cruise Ship

A passenger ship that ran aground in the Canadian Arctic on August 24 has been refloated.

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