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Toll Christens Cargo Ship for Australian Bass Strait Route

Toll Group Tasmanian Achiever II

Tasmanian Achiever II, the largest general cargo ship to fly the Australian flag, set to enter service on March 1, 2019.

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Valles Steamship Orders 112,000 dwt Tanker from South Korea

Valles Steamship; Aframax

The Aframax is to be built by Sumitomo Heavy Industries Marine & Engineering.

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DSME Workers Agree to Go on Strike over Hyundai Takeover

The precise date for the strike would be determined at a later point in time.

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Not Recovering IMO 2020 Costs May Lead to Bankruptcies

container shipping industry

A failure to recover the extra fuel costs in full may result in bankruptcies in the container shipping.

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Stena Buys Japanese Ferry for RoPAX Rebuild

The vessel is to be rebuilt in Europe.

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Kawasaki Delivers LNG Carrier to JERA-NYK Line JV

LNG carrier Shinshu Maru

Shinshu Maru will transport LNG procured via the Freeport LNG Project in the U.S.

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Qatar Petroleum Pens 5-Year Supply Deal with Marubeni

Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, President and CEO of Qatar Petroleum

Qatar Petroleum is to supply Marubeni Corp with 200,000 metric tons of light naphtha annually for five years.

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NYK to Merge Three Research and Technical Subsidiaries

NYK Line

NYK Line has launched preparations to integrate three of its research and technical subsidiaries.

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AMSA: Crew Aboard Ship at BHP Terminal Have Sufficient Food

BHP; ITF; MV Villa Deste

AMSA will attend the vessel for inspection next week.

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Short Sea Operators' Share on Intra-Far East Trade Drops

Shipping

Alphaliner: Independent short-sea operators on the intra-Far East routes are losing market share to MLOs.

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ITF Claims Crew Neglected aboard Ship at BHP Terminal

International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) claims that crew members aboard a ship at a BHP terminal in Queensland are being neglected and underpaid

A seafarer reportedly contacted ITF to complain about conditions aboard bulk carrier Villa Deste.

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INPEX to Monitor Performance on Its Three LNG Carriers

Pacific Breeze

INPEX Corporation to install monitoring and follow-up of ship operations software on three LNG carriers.

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K Line's LNG Carrier in Maiden Call to Naoetsu Terminal

Oceanic Breeze

K Line's LNG carrier, sailing from Ichthys LNG in Australia, made a maiden call to Japan's Naoetsu LNG Terminal.

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Scenic, Uljanik's New Owner Form Discovery Yacht JV

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Scenic signs LOI with DIV/Fincantieri to collaborate on building discovery yachts at Uljanik.

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Cairns a Step Closer to Welcoming Larger Cruise Ships

Cairns Shipping Development Project

The port operator expects the first larger cruise ship to enter the channel in late 2019.

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Hutchison's Workers in Sydney, Brisbane Continue Striking

Seafarer

MUA: Hutchison Ports' workers in Sydney and Brisbane will continue with industrial actions.

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ITF Claims Wage Theft on BlueScope-Chartered Ship

Seafarer

ITF said its inspections in Australia's ports exposed a wage theft aboard a BlueScope-chartered ship.

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New President and CEO to Take the Helm at MHI

Seiji Izumisawa has spent over 30 years with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

 Japan's MHI will operate under a new president and chief executive officer (CEO) from April 1.

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Smit Lamnalco, Engage Marine Join Forces in Aussie Towage JV

Towing service

Smit Lamnalco and Engage Marine invested in the Australian harbour towage joint venture, Engage Towage.

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DP World Handles 71 Mn TEU in 2018

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DP World handled 71.4 million TEUs across its global portfolio of container terminals in the full year of 2018.

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Construction of Brisbane Mega Cruise Terminal Moves Forward

brisbane

The Port of Brisbane selects principal contractors for its Brisbane International Cruise Terminal.

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Readers' Picks of the Week

Here are the most read stories of the past week.

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Up to 40 Capesizes Could Lose Employment in 2019

Vale

The latest disaster at the Brazilian mine Córrego de Feijão is likely to reduce Capesize demand by some 35-40 ...

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ONE Adds Fifth Magenta ULCV Newbuild to Its Fleet

ONE Grus

The 14,000 TEU ship is the fifth magenta colored boxship newbuild to join ONE's fleet.

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K Line Trials Binary Cycle Power Generation System

Corona Youthful

The research form part of the company's efforts to increase efficiency in its operations and cut emissions.

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Austal Delivers New Ferry to Molslinjen

Ferry

Australian shipbuilder Austal has delivered a new vehicle passenger ferry to Danish ferry operator Molslinjen.

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90 Pct of Tonnage Scrapped on South Asian Beaches

Shipbreaking

 A total of 744 large ocean-going commercial vessels were sold to the scrap yards in 2018.

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