Aftermath of Attack on Bahri’s VLCC

Abqaiq VLCC

Dryad Maritime provides details on the attack and security picture in the region.

Ulstein Starts Assembling World’s Largest Plug-In Ship

Color Hybrid assembly start

Color Hybrid, the world’s largest battery-hybrid ship, start taking shape at Ulstein.

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MSC’s Newbuildings Break 23,000 TEU Threshold

MSC containership

The giant containerships ordered by MSC at Korean yards last year will feature 23,000 TEU.

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Portuguese Tonnage Tax and Seafarer Scheme Get Nod from EU

Portuguese flag

European Commission okays Portuguese tonnage tax scheme and scheme to support seafarers.

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Pollution from Shipping Dips in EU, Report Shows

Air pollution from SOx emitted from ships has substantially dropped over the past years, a new EC report shows.

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Clarksons: Era of Major Consolidation to Take a Breather?

ONE container

Clarksons: Boxship industry's consolidation trend could diminish after OOCL and China COSCO Shipping merger.

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Video: Sneak Peek at Celebrity Edge

Celebrity Edge

The final outfitting of Celebrity Cruises’ newest ship Celebrity Edge is well underway.

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IMO Moves to Ban HFO from Arctic Shipping

Arctic shipping

IMO to ban heavy fuel oil from Arctic shipping.

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Vroon Hammers Out Restructuring Deal with Lenders

Vroon Acadian

Vroon has reached an agreement in principle with its lenders on financial restructuring.

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Smart Tech Companies Flock to Posidonia

Posidonia

Over 60 Information Communication Technology companies to exhibit at this year's Posidonia.

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The Vision of Marcel Kind - Simwave

Marcel Kind is the co-founder of Simwave, a maritime simulation centre, based near Rotterdam.

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Take a look at last week's most popular articles.

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IMO Members Agree on 50 Pct GHG Emissions Cut

IMO

IMO member states agreed to require the shipping sector to reduce its emissions by at least 50 pct.

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Port of Rotterdam Calls for Higher CO2 Price

Port of Rotterdam

Port of Rotterdam has called for the formation of a North-West Europe coalition to introduce a higher CO2 price.

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2 Countries Yet to Approve IMO's Plan to Cut Shipping's GHG

IMO Secretary General Kitak Lim

IMO set to announce details of initial IMO Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Strategy for Ships.

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SeaIntel: Carrier Consolidation Pushes Volatility Up?

Containership

SeaIntel Maritime Analysis: Volatility levels continued rising driven by an increase in container shipping consolidation.

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Shell to Charter AET's LNG-Fueled Aframax Duo

Shell has signed contracts for long-term charter of AET's two new LNG dual-fueled Aframax tankers.

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Zodiac Maritime Tied to Five 14,000 TEU Ships at HHI

Hyndai Heavy Industries

Zodiac Maritime has beefed up its orderbook with five ultra large containerships.

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Report: Yard Blast Kills One, Injures Nine in Russia

Almaz shipbuilding

One worker lost his life, while nine more were injured in a tank blast which occurred at Russian Almaz shipbuilding yard.

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Wood Mackenzie: Global Fuel Costs to Surge from 2020

Bunkering

Wood Mackenzie: Global bunker fuel costs could rise by up to USD 60 billion annually from 2020.

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Vitaspirit Facing Seizure after Crashing into Mansion

Court orders seizure of Maltese bulker that crashed into a historic mansion on the Bosphorus on April 7.

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ASTON Orders Four Ships in China

Russia's ASTON has signed contracts with two Chinese shipyards for the construction of four new bulk carriers.

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DFDS Expands in the Med with Turkish Freight Operator

U.N. Ro-Ro vessel

DFDS signed an agreement to acquire Turkey's largest operator of freight shipping routes, U.N. Ro-Ro.

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Euroseas to Sell Its Eldest Bulk Carrier

Euroseas bulker

Euroseas has reached an agreement to sell its oldest dry bulk vessel, the 1998-built Monica P.

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Maersk Rolls Out Shares Plan for Its Top Brass

Maersk Container

Mærsk has decided to establish a restricted shares plan for the members of its Executive Board.

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Fluxys to Add LNG Bunkering Facility at Port of Antwerp

Port of Antwerp

Fluxys is to build a permanent LNG bunkering facility in the port of Antwerp to supply ships and barges with LNG.

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World's 1st Ferry Fitted with Wind-Powered Rotor Sail

Viking Grace

Viking Line's passenger ship M/S Viking Grace has been fitted with a rotor sail for the utilization of wind power.

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IMB: Pirate Attack Numbers Surge in West Africa

Barbed wire aboard ship

IMB: Number of incidents around West Africa increased to 66 in Q1 2018, from 43 for the same period in 2017.

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