Owners Not Ready to Give Up Control to Smart Ships

Orca AI: Maritime industry slow at adapting solutions vital to avoiding collisions.

WSS, Airbus Start Shore-To-Ship Drone Delivery Trials

Airbus Skyways drone

The Skyways drone can transport payloads of up to 4kg as far as 3km from the coast.

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Austal Delivers First Catamaran to Taiwan's Brave Line

Brave Line Catamaran

The catamaran is the first vessel Austal has built for Taiwan.

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Scrubber Fit Pushes Up Genting's Explorer Dream Upgrade Cost

Explorer Dream

Explorer Dream is undergoing a USD 56 million refurbishment ahead of the spring/summer 2019 season.

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Anthony Veder Adding 30,000 cbm LNG Carrier to Fleet

Anthony Veder LNG carrier

The unit is expected to be ready for operation this summer.

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Grounded Solomon Trader Undergoing Lightering

Solomon Trader

The amount of oil spilled is believed to be higher than the initial estimates of 70 tonnes.

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MSC and CMA CGM Unveil New Vessel Sharing Deal

MSC

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) enters into a vessel sharing agreement with CMA CGM.

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Adelaide Port Channel Widening Project Goes to Boskalis

Flinders Ports

Australia's Port Adelaide shipping channel would be widened by Dutch company Boskalis.

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Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Christens LPG Carrier Future Ace

LPG carrier Future Ace

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding named a new LPG carrier, the 83,000 m3 Future Ace, on March 12.

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CMHI Launches SunStone's First Polar Vessel

SunStone Ships CMHI

The vessel is scheduled for delivery later this year.

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Berge Bulk Adds Capesize Berge Logan to Fleet

Berge Logan

Berge Bulk's latest Capesize will sail under the flag of Isle of Man.

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Chemical Tanker Collides with Frigate in Taiwanese Port

Tanker

Saudi Arabia-flagged chemical tanker NCC Sama collided with a Taiwanese frigate in the port of Keelung.

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Taiwan Navigation Orders Kamsarmax Duo in Japan

Bulker

Taiwan Navigation has placed an order for two Kamsarmax units at a Japanese shipyard.

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ICTSI Increases 2018 Profit, Cautiously Optimistic for 2019

Batumi, Georgia, terminal

ICTSI's profit was boosted by the increase in TEU volume.

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Resolve Marine to Deal with Solomon Trader Incident

solomon_trader

KP&I appoints Resolve Marine to oversee the Solomon Trader incident response in the Solomon Islands.

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Port Kembla Gas Project Readies for Execution Phase

Hoegh FSRU

Since its launch in March 2018, Port Kembla Gas project has entered the last stage of preparation for FID.

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SHI to Build Previously-Cancelled Ships for Asian Owner

SHI special purpose ships

The termination of the initial contract was announced in February this year.

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JMU to Build Dual Bunkering Vessel for Ecobunker Shipping

Ecobuker Shipping LNG

The vessel will be the first of its type in Asia, according to the shipbuilder.

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New Zealand Arrests Wisdom Marine Bulker over Unpaid Wages

bulker

A bulk carrier operated by Wisdom Marine was detained in New Zealand over unpaid wages.

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Australia Intensifies Efforts to End Solomon Islands Spill

solomon-trader

Australia is deploying more assets to the Solomon Islands to contain the bulker oil spill.

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Incat Lands 1000-Passenger Ro-Pax Ferry Design Contract

Fujian Strait Shipping Co (CSF)

The ro-pax will be the largest aluminium ship built in China, according to the designer.

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NYK Orders New Wood-Chip Carrier

NYK Line wood chip carrier

The carrier will be able to load 4.3 million cubic feet of wood chips.

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Here are the most popular news from last week.

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Wärtsilä,Tokyo LNG Tanker Sign Carrier Upkeep Deal

Tokyo LNG Energy Liberty

Wärtsilä will support the maintenance of LNG carriers with dual-fuel engines.

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Jinhui Ends 2018 in Black after Shedding Four Supramaxes

Jinhui Shipping; Supramax

The four vessels were sold for a price of USD 32.5 million, bringing in a net gain of USD 5.4 million.

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Japan Rules Out Open-Loop Scrubber Ban

Japan scrubber ban decision

Open-lop scrubbers are not harmful to the environment, Japan says.

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Solomon Trader Grounding Turns into Environmental Disaster

Solomon Trader

Estimates: Some 60 tonnes of oil spilled from the grounded bulker Solomon Trader off Solomon Islands.

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Bulker Crew Suffered Injuries amid Lack of Safety Measures

Shanghai Spirit

ATSB: Two crew of bulker Shanghai Spirit suffered serious injuries after failing to adhere to safety procedures.

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