Lack of Automation Rules a Major Challenge

Wasaline ferry

Wasaline's Managing Director speaks on the concept of the automated ship.

India Takes Helm of IACS


The year-long tenure started this month.

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Feeder Ship Hits Gantry Crane at Indonesia's Terminal


The 1,642 TEU Soul of Luck struck a gantry crane at the terminal, resulting in crane collapse.

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Piraeus Bank Eyes Partnership for Shipping Financing


The initiative aims at positioning Piraeus Bank at the forefront of servicing the needs of Greek shipping clients.

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Readers' Picks of the Week

Here are the most read stories of the previous week.

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Global Shipping Business Network Picks Up Pace

Data sharing is an important aspect of the maritime industry's digitalization efforts.

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ONE Takes Delivery of Seventh Magenta Ship

ONE Cygnus

The magenta-colored vessel will be deployed on the Asia to Europe 3 (FE3) service.

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Japan Runs First IMO-Compliant Bunker Fuel Trials

IMO 2020 trials

The tests were declared a success by the country's transport ministry.

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DP World Australia Calls for End to Industrial Action

DP World terminal

The company said it is "disappointed" with the CFMMEU's escalation of industrial action across DP World terminals.

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MPA Refutes Reports of Threats to Shipping in Its Straits


China previously raised its security warning to the highest level for ships travelling through the Straits of Malacca.

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Wharfies Organize Waterfront Stoppages at DP World Terminals

DP World

The industrial action follows the expiry of a three month cease-fire agreement between DP World and the MUA.

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Bauxite Spill Pollutes Solomon Islands' Waters

Solomon Trader grounding

The incident occurred five months the bulker Solomon Trader grounded on a reef off Rennell Island.

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Wellard Disposes of Livestock Carrier to Cut Debt


As part of its restructuring efforts, Australia's largest live cattle exporter Wellard sells Ocean Swagman.

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AGL Picks Höegh Esperanza FSRU for Australian LNG Project

Hoegh Esperanza

AGL Shipping has selected Höegh Esperanza as FSRU for the Crib Point project in Australia.

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Incat Crowther to Design New Ferry for Korea


Incat Crowther secures a contract to design a catamaran passenger ferry for operation in Korea.

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Oldendorff Carriers Buys Noble Group's Post Panamax

Noble Group bulker sale

The bulker sale is part of Noble Group's restructuring plan.

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MOL, GAIL Sign Short-Term LNG Carrier Charter Deal

The Japanese shipowner did not reveal which carrier was chartered out.

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Burning Car Carrier Abandoned off Philippine Coast

The vessel caught fire late on Sunday.

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Hunter Inks Deal to Sell One VLCC

Hunter Group

The vessel would be sold for USD 98 million.

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China, South Korea Hammer Out Ballast Water Exchange Deal

Ballast Water Management

International ships flying ROK or Chinese flags set to benefit.

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Korea's DSME Joining Forces with DNV GL for Future Projects


The cooperation will address the shipbuilding and offshore plant industries.

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DNV GL, Oshima Team Up on Low-Emission Bulker Designs

DNV GL, Oshima Shipbuilding

A new Ultramax design uses LNG as fuel, an optimized hull shape and a sail to generate extra propulsion.

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Shell Ships Long-Awaited First LNG Cargo from Prelude

Prelude FLNG

LNG tanker Valencia Knutsen is taking the facility's first cargo to Asia.

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Marubeni, Sinopec to Offer Low Sulphur Marine Fuel Oil

Marubeni Sinopec

Marubeni will be offering Sinopec's marine fuel oil to Japanese shipowners at major Chinese ports.

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Readers' Picks of the Week

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Vard to Build 2nd Vessel for Coral Expeditions

Coral Adventurer

Vard has secured an order for the construction of another passenger ship for Australia's Coral Expeditions.

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Jinhui Cancels Second Chartworld Supramax after Delay

Jinhui Shipping and Transportation Limited

The second unit was cancelled after not being delivered by the May 31 deadline.

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HHI Cleared to Offer LNG-Fueled VLCC with Rotor Sails

Hyundai Heavy Industries Eco Tanker

The VLCC would reach 5-7% in fuel savings with the rotor sails.

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