ABTO: Liquefaction Testing Is Inadequate

The Association of Bulk Terminal Operators (ABTO) has called for a complete overhaul of the cargo sampling and ...

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Traffic Growth in Ports to Remain Muted

Traffic growth in the ports sector is likely to remain well below historical levels for the foreseeable future, due ...

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Maritime Industry Needs Better Data Sharing, Collaboration

The maritime industry and broader ocean supply chain are suffering from major and costly inefficiencies due to ...

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Carrier Reliability Up in May

Carriers’ overall on-time schedule reliability improved 4.7%, increasing from 58.6% in April 2017 to 63.3% in ...

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Australia Looks Into Maritime Security Gaps

Australia is focusing on the dangerous gaps in its maritime security, brought about by the Sage Sagittarius ...

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Port of Tauranga Marks Million-Container Milestone

Port of Tauranga set a new container throughput record of more than one million TEUs processed in a year – a first ...

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Capacity Cuts Crucial in Container Shipping Recovery

Despite a modest increase in freight rates seen in 2017, a sustainable recovery in the container shipping market ...

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New Zealand Continues with Cruise Ship Accreditation

A trial accreditation program has boosted biosecurity for international cruise ships and will be expanded for ...

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ICS Calls On IMO to Delay Implementation of BWMC

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)  has urged the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to back the ...

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New Wave of M&As to Include Medium-Sized Carriers?

The opportunities for further mergers and acquisitions among Top 20 carriers are receding with each new deal, but ...

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Fourth VLOC Joins Fortescue's Fleet

FMG Sydney, the fourth of eight very large ore carriers (VLOCs) ordered in 2014 by Australian iron ore company ...

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Allianz: Shipping Losses Decline but Risk Challenges Remain

Large shipping losses have declined by 50% over the past decade, largely driven by the development of a more robust ...

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Hunter Maritime Not Buying Oskar Wehr Quintet

The Marshall Islands-based Hunter Maritime Acquisition Corp. revealed it has “mutually agreed” with ...

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Carriers Adapt to Oversupplied Market

In an oversupplied market carriers have proved to be fairly adept in manoeuvring capacity around, creating fertile ...

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Oversupply of Ships: Industry Should Sort Out Itself

The oversupply of tonnage in the shipping industry should be left to sort out itself, it was concluded at a panel ...

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BHP Billiton to Focus on Automation in Dry Bulk Industry

With an aim to drive improvements in the dry bulk shipping industry, the Australian mining giant BHP Billiton said ...

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UN Asks Countries to Apply Tighter Marine Pollution Controls

The UN has urged governments to implement tighter marine pollution controls or risk further degradation of the ...

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Marshall Islands Court Denies Frontline's DHT Injunction

The High Court of the Marshall Islands has denied Frontline’s request for a preliminary injunction relating ...

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Australia to Ratify Ballast Water Convention

The Australian Government has decided to ratify the International Ballast Water Convention, bringing the country ...

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Product Tanker Sector: The Safest Bet Are MRs

Medium ranged product tankers (MRs) are definitely the workhorses of the product tanker shipping industry, being ...

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Townsville Port Secures Funds for Channel Expansion Project

The Queensland government has informed that it plans to provide a down payment of up to AUD 75 million for the port ...

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AMSA Bans Cargo Ship from Australian Ports

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has banned the Papua New Guinea-flagged cargo ship Kiunga Chief ...

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New OPEC Cuts to Extend VLCC Woes

The very large crude carrier (VLCC) market could experience a downturn, which is likely to accelerate in the short ...

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Construction of Australia’s New Icebreaker Kicks Off

Image Courtesy: Damen/Australian Antarctic Division The construction of Australia’s new Antarctic icebreaker has ...

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Pressure Mounts as Trump Pulls Out of Paris Accord

The decision of the President Donald Trump on US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement exerts further pressure on all ...

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Third LNGC Newbuild Joins SINOPEC LNG Project

The LNG carrier CESI Beihai, ordered by a joint venture comprising Japan’s Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), China ...

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Wellard Inks Deal to Sell Livestock Carrier

Australian livestock ship owner and operator Wellard Limited has signed a binding Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to ...

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