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World Maritime News team will also be attending this year’s event.

NYK in First LNG Bunkering in Port of Kitakyushu

LNG bunkering operation

Japan's first LNG-fueled tugboat was bunkered in a truck-to-ship procedure.

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HMM Narrows Loss, Counts on Improved Rates and Volumes

Hyundai Merchant Marine

Both freight rate and container volumes are highly likely to increase in the next two quarters, the company said.

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Solomon Trader Refloated, Destined for Scrapyard


The ill-fated bulker Solomon Trader has been refloated in the Solomon Islands.

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Wilhelmsen Ship Management Joining Fight Against Plastic

WSM will require its suppliers to demonstrate a viable plan to reduce plastic usage on their products.

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ITF Stages Worldwide Rallies in Support of Aussie Seafarers


Seafarers are demanding a strong Australian shipping industry.

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SHI Lays Keel for GasLog's Third 180,000 cbm LNG Carrier

LNG carrier keel laying

The vessel will start a 12-year fixed-term charter with Japan’s JERA after delivery.

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Taiwan's Brave Line Receives Second Austal-Built Ferry

Brave Line ferry

The vessel duo represents Austal's first commercial contract award in Taiwan.

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AIE Gets Green Light for NSW's First LNG Terminal

Illustration of the new 250 million Port Kembla gas terminal

AIE was granted a planning approval for New South Wales' first liquefied natural gas import terminal.

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Maersk Tankers Receives Sixth MR Unit from Samsung Heavy

Maersk Corsica

An additional three MR product tankers are to arrive from China by 2020.

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ReCAAP Warns Tug Boat Owners as Piracy in Singapore Rises


ReCAAP ISC has warned ship, particularly tug boat, owners to stay alert while transiting the Singapore Strait.

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MPA Suspends Southernpec's Bunker Craft License


MPA Singapore suspended Southernpec's bunker craft operator licence with effect from April 25.

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First Grimaldi GG5G RoRo Begins Construction in China


The first unit is scheduled for delivery in 2020.

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Challenging Macroenvironment Affects DP World's Volumes


DP World handled 17.5 million TEU across its terminals in 1Q 2019, a decline of 0.6% YOY.

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Anchored Cargo Ship Catches Fire off Cebu, Philippines

Andrea Princess II

Welding works were cited as a possible cause of fire.

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ADNOC Sends First Calcined Coke Shipment to China

The achievement is part of ADNOC’s downstream expansion strategy.

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MOL Takes Delivery of New Malacca Max VLCC

Very large crude carrier (VLCC) Phoenix Jamnagar

MOL took delivery of the very large crude carrier Phoenix Jamnagar on April 24.

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Mitsubishi Heavy Joins Charter of Trust for Cybersecurity

Cyber security

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries signed a cooperation deal in relation to the Charter of Trust on Cybersecurity.

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Australian Gov't Cancels Funds for Newcastle Cruise Terminal

cruise ship

The Australian government withdraws funding for the new cruise terminal project in Newcastle.

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COSCOCS Unveils Name of Sixth Valemax Unit

Yuan Shen Hai Valemax

The 400,000-ton ore carrier was built by Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding.

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MOL Turns to Augmented Reality for VLCC Navigation Systems

MOL AR Navigation System

The system was previously tested on two MOL vessels.

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Bahri Expands Reach in Asia-Pacific


Bahri reveals plans to expand its market presence in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.

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MCT Starts Port Upgrades Ahead of Expected Volume Rise

Mindanao International Container Terminal Services, Philippines

Mindanao Container Terminal unveiled plans for improvements and upgrades at its port terminal.

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Mitsubishi Christens New Sayaringo STaGE LNG Carrier

Diamond Gas Sakura

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding named a new Sayaringo STaGE LNG carrier for Mitsubishi Corp, NYK Line on April 19.

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China's Coal Imports Decision to Affect Demand for Panamaxes


Demand for Panamax bulkers is expected to shrink due to China's restriction of coal imports.

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MOL Buys Stake in Reliance Industry's Six VLECs

ABS-classed VLEC Ethane Crystal

MOL, together with an unnamed investor, is to acquire a stake in Reliance Industries' six VLECs.

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Brisbane Breaks Ground on New Cruise Ship Terminal

Brisbane cruise terminal

Within the first five years Brisbane's new International Cruise Terminal is to handle over 1,100 vessel calls.

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Austal Cuts Steel for Second Fred Olsen Trimaran Ferry

Fred. Olsen Express

Austal launched the construction of the second of two 118-meter trimaran ferries for Fred. Olsen Express.

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