Owners Not Ready to Give Up Control to Smart Ships

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

RINA, Fortune Technologies Create Strategic Alliance

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RINA, Fortune Technologies enter into a strategic alliance to provide digital maritime solutions.

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Castor Maritime Charters Out Panamax to Oldendorff Carriers

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Castor Maritime inks a time charter with Oldendorff Carriers for Magic P, a Panamax vessel. 

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Belships Eyes Fleet Growth as It Gets New Loan

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Belships secures a USD 140 million loan, replacing the current one.

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Second BC Ferries Unit Completes LNG Conversion

Spirit of Vancouver Island

The LNG conversion was part of of a mid-life upgrade.

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Gothia Tanker Alliance Receives Fifth Chemical Tanker

Gothia Tanker Alliance

Gothia Tanker Alliance takes delivery of Fure Ven, a 20,000 cbm product/chemical tanker. 

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MSC Cruises Firms Order for Ultra-Luxury Cruise Ship Quartet

MSC Cruises

The four new vessels will be delivered by Fincantieri between 2023 and 2026.

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Tankerska Next Generation Secures Work for MR2 Ship

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Tankerska Next Generation has secured a one-year employment for MT Velebit, one of its MR2 ships.

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RoRo Service Linking Germany and Russia to Be Suspended

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Finnlines to remove its TransRussiaExpress (TRE) service between Kiel, Germany and St. Petersburg in Russia.

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Scorpio Bulkers Inks Sale and Leaseback for Seven Units

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Scorpio Bulkers agreed a sale and leaseback deal for a total of seven vessels with CMB Financial Leasing.

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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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DFDS Names Its Largest RoRo Ship

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Danish shipping and logistics company DFDS named last week its newest and largest ferry to date.

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France Confirms Oil Slick after Grande America Sinks

Grande America sinks

Oil slick detected at Grande America sinking site; ship was carrying 45 containers containing hazardous materials.

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Maersk's Pool Partners Payment Tool Obtains LR Nod

Maersk Tankers

Maersk Tankers uses Bunker Adjustment to distribute payments to pool partners based on vessels' bunker consumption.

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Fincantieri Cuts Steel for Third Pinnacle-Class Cruise Ship

Holland America Line

The shipbuilding contract for the third Pinnacle unit was announced in January 2017.

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MSC Zoe Aftermath: Millions of Plastic Granules Washed Up

MSC Zoe container spill in North Sea

Eastern Wadden area contained over 24 million of plastic granules from the MSC Zoe container spill.

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BP Marine Unveils New Very Low Sulphur Marine Fuel

VLSFO

BP will retail the new 0.5% sulphur VLSFO globally.

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Global Ports Holding Looks to 2019 with Confidence

Cruise port

Global Ports Holding returned to black in 2018, reporting a profit of USD 7.1 million.

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Saga LNG Shipping Names Its First LNG Carrier

Saga Dawn naming ceremony

Saga LNG Shipping named its new LNG carrier at CMHI Jiangsu shipyard on March 13, 2019.

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MSC and CMA CGM Unveil New Vessel Sharing Deal

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

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Fire-Stricken Grande America Sinks off France

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Grande America sank in the afternoon hours of March 12 some 180 nautical miles west of the French coast.

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Burning ConRo Ship Now Listing off France

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The fire is still burning onboard the Grande America, which has started to list on its right side.

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Alfa Laval to Provide BWTS for Bulkship Management Fleet

Alfa Laval Bulkship Management

The agreement also includes commissioning and training.

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Port of Rotterdam Bracing for Operations under Brexit

Port of Rotterdam

Dutch authorities aim to minimize delays caused by formalities should the UK leave the European Union.

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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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CMA CGM Containership to Test Sustainable Marine Biofuel

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CMA CGM, partners to test and scale the use of sustainable marine biofuel oil.

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TORM: Product Tanker Market to Benefit from 2020 Sulphur Cap

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IMO sulphur cap will lead to an incremental increase in product tanker trade during 2019 and 2020, TORM believes. 

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Zeebrugge Rolls Out Tools to Process UK Cargo Digitally

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Port of Zeebrugge introduces two new digital tools to allow a fluent flow of cargo to and from the UK.

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