Owners Not Ready to Give Up Control to Smart Ships

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

Global Industry Alliance Welcomes Maersk

containership

Maersk becomes the latest member to join the Global Industry Alliance (GIA).

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Hapag-Lloyd to Start Using Xvela Platform

hapag-lloyd

Hapag-Lloyd decides to implement Xvela’s collaboration services to increase transparency.

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Maersk Sells Its Entire Share in Total

Maersk

Maersk Group subsidiary sold entire share in French oil and gas company Total S.A.

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PSA International Signs Deal to Acquire Poland's DCT Gdańsk

Container terminal

PSA International signed an agreement to acquire DCT Gdańsk, the largest container terminal in Poland.

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Kairos Bunkers Destination Gotland's Ferry with LNG in Visby

LNG bunker supply vessel Kairos

LNG bunker vessel Kairos supplies newbuild ferry MS Visborg with LNG at the port of Visby.

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Armatori Group Secures Financing for New Tanker Duo

Finance

Armatori Group's Marittima Emiliana secured financing for the construction of two chemical tankers in China.

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BigLift, Chung Yang Team Up in Heavy Lift Shipping

Chung Yang Shipping heavy transport vessel

BigLift Shipping and Chung Yang Shipping have agreed to cooperate in heavy transport shipping.

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BW Group Launches Takeover Offer for Epic Gas

BW vessel

BW Group purchased a majority stake in Epic Gas and launched an unconditional tender offer.

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Global Ship Lease Inks Three-Year Charter with Hapag-Lloyd

Containership

Global Ship Lease agreed a three-year charter with Hapag-Lloyd for a 2015-built boxship.

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Vitol to Expand Tanker Fleet by Taking Over Bitumen JV

Vitol

The acquisition is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2019.

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Costa Smeralda Suffers Minor Fire Damage at Meyer Turku

Costa Smeralda

Cruise ship Costa Smeralda, under construction at Meyer Turku, suffered a fire on March 18.

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FSG Delivers Another RoRo to Siem

RoRo

Flensburger-Schiffbau-Gesellschaft delivered an 11,900 dwt RoRo vessel to Siem Shipping. 

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Drewry: Sulphur Cap to Trigger Slow Steaming, Transhipment

Container shipping

Drewry: IMO 2020 sulphur rule to trigger more slow steaming and transhipment.

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Stena Bulk Invests USD 55 Million in Scrubbers

Stena Bulk

Stena Bulk to install exhaust gas cleaning systems on sixteen of its vessels. 

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Tanker Grounds in Greek Waters

tanker

A small clean tanker ran aground near the Port of Gavrio, Andros island in Greece.

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Fincantieri Starts Building Viking's Newest Cruise Ship

Steel cutting for Viking's new cruise ship

Fincantieri cuts the steel for the seventh ship under construction for Viking at its shipyard in Ancona.

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Denmark's NORDEN Expanding to Africa

NORDEN Africa expansion

The company said it would focus on industrial bulk port logistics projects.

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Wagenborg Orders Second EasyMax Handysize

Wagenborg EasyMax

Construction on the second open-top, ice-classed vessel is to start soon.

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Grande America: Third Oil Slick Sighted off France

Grande America oil spill

French authorities sighted another oil slick originating from the sunken RoRo Grande America.

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Russian Shipyards Targeted by New US Sanctions

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Russian shipbuilders and equipment manufacturers sanctioned by the US, EU and Canada.

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MSC Eyes Contship's Share in Medcenter Container Terminal

Medcenter Container Terminal

MSC is in talks to buy Contship Italia's 50% share in Medcenter Container Terminal.

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Better Tanker Rates Push Sovcomflot to Profit in 4Q

Sovcomflot, Christophe de Margerie

Sovcomflot returned to black in the fourth quarter of 2018, driven by improving tanker rates.

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Navig8 Chemical Agrees Sale, Leaseback with ICBC

Tanker

Navig8 Chemical Tankers' sale and leaseback deals with ICBC are related to four 37,000 dwt tankers.

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TEN Fetches Charter Deals for LNG Carrier Duo

LNG carrier

The company expects total gross revenues of USD 60 million from the new charters.

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ShippingLab: Denmark Wants to Be a Driver of Smart Shipping

autonomous ship

The journey towards Denmark's first autonomous and green ship starts this March.

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GasLog Names SHI-Built LNG Carrier Duo

GasLog Names SHI-Built LNG Carrier Duo

One of the carriers is a long term charter to Shell.

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