BIMCO: Ordering Activity Ramps Up in H1

The newbuild activity for the first half of 2017 has surpassed the same period last year by 20%. A total of 5.9 ...

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ABTO: Liquefaction Testing Is Inadequate

The Association of Bulk Terminal Operators (ABTO) has called for a complete overhaul of the cargo sampling and ...

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Traffic Growth in Ports to Remain Muted

Traffic growth in the ports sector is likely to remain well below historical levels for the foreseeable future, due ...

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DP World, Masdar to Explore Clean Energy Solutions

Dubai-based port and terminal operator DP World and Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company Masdar have signed a ...

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Qatar's Bunkering Move Short of Displaced Fujairah Demand?

The move to launch ship-to-ship fuel bunkering at Qatari ports may not be sufficient to fulfill the marine fuel oil ...

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Muted Impact of Qatar Crisis on LNG Sector

The severing of diplomatic ties between Qatar and its neighbors in the Gulf has caught the market off guard, ...

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Maritime Industry Needs Better Data Sharing, Collaboration

The maritime industry and broader ocean supply chain are suffering from major and costly inefficiencies due to ...

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Carrier Reliability Up in May

Carriers’ overall on-time schedule reliability improved 4.7%, increasing from 58.6% in April 2017 to 63.3% in ...

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Capacity Cuts Crucial in Container Shipping Recovery

Despite a modest increase in freight rates seen in 2017, a sustainable recovery in the container shipping market ...

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Minister: No Solution to Gulf Crisis until Bans Are Lifted

The Foreign Minister of Qatar Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said that the Gulf crisis cannot be resolved ...

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Abu Dhabi Ports Inks Concession Deal for Fujairah Port

Port developer and operator Abu Dhabi Ports has entered into a 35-year concession agreement to develop, manage and ...

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Fuel-Oil Bunkering Operations Start at Qatari Ports

State-owned petroleum company Qatar Petroleum has launched a ship-to-ship fuel bunkering facility for all vessels ...

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ICS Calls On IMO to Delay Implementation of BWMC

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)  has urged the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to back the ...

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Qatargas Signs LNG Supply Contract with Shell

Doha-based liquefied natural gas company Qatargas has entered into a new sale and purchase agreement (SPA) to ...

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New Wave of M&As to Include Medium-Sized Carriers?

The opportunities for further mergers and acquisitions among Top 20 carriers are receding with each new deal, but ...

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One Crew Injured in Missile Attack on UAE Ship in Red Sea

One crew member sustained injuries when an Emirati ship carrying medical supplies was attacked by a missile fired ...

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Suez Canal to Keep Boxship Fees Reduced until Year-End

The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) plans to extend until December 31, 2017, the reduction of rates offered to ...

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Qatar Petroleum, Shell Join Forces in LNG Bunkering

Qatar Petroleum’s Wave LNG Solutions and Shell Gas & Power Developments are looking to develop liquefied ...

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Allianz: Shipping Losses Decline but Risk Challenges Remain

Large shipping losses have declined by 50% over the past decade, largely driven by the development of a more robust ...

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Smaller Tankers Likely to Benefit from Qatar Crisis?

If crude oil vessels from Qatar are banned from entering neighboring countries’ ports, it could have a small ...

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Non-Qatari Ships Loaded in Qatar Can Bunker in Fujairah?

Vessels which have loaded in Qatar and wish to bunker in Fujairah, the UAE, may be able to do so as long as they ...

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Maersk Line Names Salalah as Solution for Qatar Cargo

Container shipping major Maersk Line said that it has now opened acceptance of cargo to/from Qatar to be ...

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Qatar Turns to Oman amid Feud with Neighbors

Qatar is launching a new direct line connecting the Port of Hamad with Omani counterpart, the Port of Sohar, the ...

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Bahri Adds 38th VLCC

The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) has taken delivery of Maharah, a 300,000 dwt very large crude ...

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Tomini Linked to Order of Ultramax Trio

The United Arab Emirates-based shipping company Tomini Shipping has ordered three Ultramax bulk carriers from China ...

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Carriers Adapt to Oversupplied Market

In an oversupplied market carriers have proved to be fairly adept in manoeuvring capacity around, creating fertile ...

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