Quijano: We Have Had to Come Out of Our Shell

Jorge Quijano

WMN interviews Administrator of the Panama Canal, Jorge Quijano.

LNG Bunkering No Longer a 'Chicken and Egg' Situation

ABS

Niotis: LNG bunkering has moved past the 'chicken and egg' situation.

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Dorian LPG Repays Bridge Loan, Sheds Light on BW LPG Talks

Finance

Dorian LPG repays bridge loan facility as it eyes acquisition of BW LPG's ECO-ships.

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Quijano: We Have Had to Come Out of Our Shell

Jorge Quijano

WMN interviews Administrator of the Panama Canal, Jorge Quijano, anent 2nd anniversary of the canal's expansion.

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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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Port of Corpus Christi Okays USD 217 Mn Bond Package

Money

Port of Corpus Christi approved a USD 217 million of revenue bonds to help finance capital improvements.

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Readers' Picks of the Week

Here are the most read stories of the past week.

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Prince Rupert Box Terminal to Be Further Expanded in 2019

The next expansion phase for the DP World Prince Rupert Fairview Container Terminal has been unveiled.

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Enterprise to Fuel Vessels at Houston Ship Channel Terminal

Houston Ship Channel

Enterprise Products Partners added fueling capabilities for deep-draft vessels at its Houston Ship Channel terminal.

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SHI, BIO-UV Get USCG Type Approvals for BWTS

USCG MSC has issued ballast water management system (BWMS) type approval certificates to South Korean Samsung Heavy ...

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SC Ports Presents USD 277.6 Mn Capital Plan

The South Carolina Ports Authority has approved USD 277.6 million capital plan -- the largest in its history.

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California Unveils Plan to Cut Emissions, Protect Whales

Whale

California announced the launch of the 2018 incentive program with an aim to cut air pollution and protect whales.

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Grindrod Shipping Begins Trading on NASDAQ

Grindrod Shipping Holdings began trading today on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol GRIN.

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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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Outlook for Global Shipping Sector Remains Stable

Containership

Moody's: Global shipping sector's outlook remains stable with overall sector earnings growth of 4%-5%.

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Moody's Upgrades Royal Caribbean Rating

Moody’s upgraded Royal Caribbean Cruises' senior unsecured rating to Baa2 from Baa3. Rating outlook is stable.

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Nordic American Tankers Abandons Bond Offering

Tanker

Suezmax owner Nordic American Tankers (NAT) has decided to abandon its previously planned bond offering.

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NRF: Tariffs against China to Hurt Recent Economic Progress

Port of Oakland

NRF: Trump administration's tariffs on USD 50 billion of Chinese imports would undermine recent economic progress.

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Port of Oakland, SSA Terminals Agree New Lease to 2027

Port of Oakland has extended the lease with SSA Terminals (Oakland), its largest terminal operator, through 2027.

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Dorian LPG Says No to BW LPG’s Takeover Bid

USD

Dorian LPG has rejected a takeover bid from Singapore-based counterpart BW LPG.

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International Seaways Wraps Up Purchase of 6 Euronav VLCCs

International Seaways (INSW) completes the acquisition of six 300,000 dwt VLCCs from Euronav NV.

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Royal Caribbean to Buy Majority Stake in Silversea Cruises

Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL) will acquire a a 66.7% equity stake in Silversea Cruises for a price of USD 1 billion.

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Panama Canal Ups Maximum Draft for Neopanamax Locks

Panama Canal

Panama Canal Authority has increased the maximum allowable draft for vessels transiting the Neopanamax locks.

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Ocean Inks Deal with Kingston Port for Towage Services

Ocean signed a 10-year contract with the Port Authority of Jamaica for harbor towage services at the Kingston Harbour.

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NAT Fixes Newbuilding Suezmax with Equinor

Tanker

Nordic American Tankers has secured a 3-year time charter deal, plus options, for one of its new Suezmaxes.

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USCG Medevacs Crewman from Tanker Eagle Texas

USCG

A 45-year-old man was medevaced from the 102,926 dwt tanker Eagle Texas south of Sabine, Texas, on June 12.

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Nakilat, Excelerate Energy Sign Deal on FSRU Joint Venture

Nakilat signs deal with Excelerate Energy to form a JV company and acquire a 55% interest in an FSRU.

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ABS Classes BC Ferries' Newly Converted LNG-Fueled Ship

ABS has classed Spirit of British Columbia, one of BC Ferries' two largest ferries that will use LNG as fuel.

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