LNG Bunkering No Longer a ‘Chicken and Egg’ Situation

ABS

Niotis: LNG bunkering has moved past the 'chicken and egg' situation.

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Number of LNG Bunkering Vessels to Double by 2020

LNG bunkering

The number of LNG bunkering vessels has grown from one at the beginning of 2017 to six in early 2018.

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Libya Sends 1st Cargo of Propane Gas to Italy after 4 Years

A total of 61,761 barrels of propane gas have been shipped to Italy from Libya's Zueitina Port, NOC said.

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Fire-Stricken Maersk Honam Will Be Repaired

Maersk Honam

Maersk Line plans to repair its ultra large containership Maersk Honam which was damaged in a major fire.

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Update: Missile Strike Ruptured Turkish Bulker’s Hull

Ince Inebolu

Saudi-led Coalition: Ince Inebolu, which was damaged by an explosion earlier in May, was struck by a Houthi missile.

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Piracy Attacks off East Africa Doubled in 2017

The number of piracy incidents doubled off the coast of East Africa in 2017 compared to 2016.

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ITF: Abandoned Qaaswa Crew Returns Home after 11 Months

ITF: The crew of the abandoned tanker Qaaswa finally returned home after spending almost a year off Tunisia.

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ITF, UAE Sign Deal to Protect Seafarers in UAE Waters

ITF and UAE Federal Transport Authority agree to jointly protect the rights of all seafarers operating in UAE waters.

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Total to Establish LNG Bunkering Hub in Oman

LNG ship-to-ship bunkering

Total is to develop a liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering hub in Oman under a recently signed MoU.

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Fire-Stricken Maersk Honam Set to Berth Next Week

Maersk Honam

The hotspots on board Maersk Line's ultra large containership Maersk Honam have been almost extinguished.

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230 Second-Hand Bulkers Changed Hands in 2018

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Intermodal: Since the beginning of 2018 around 230 second-hand sales have been reported in the dry bulk sector.

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Bulker Casualties Claimed 202 Seafarer Lives in 10 Years

MV Cheshire

A total of fifty-three bulk carriers over 10,000 dwt have been identified as total losses over the past ten years.

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VLCC Scrapping Ramps Up as Pakistan Opens for Business

VLCC

Owners continue to commit their Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCC) for recycling.

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Carnival, Meraas Partner Up on New Dubai Cruise Terminal

Carnival Corp and Meraas partner up on the future Dubai Cruise Terminal at Dubai Harbour.

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Industry Majors Put Their Iranian Businesses under Review

Maersk Line

The announced reinstating of nuclear-related sanctions against Iran is already starting to kick in.

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Blast Holes Turkish Bulker Bound for Yemen

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Turkish bulk carrier Ince Inebolu suffered massive hull damage last week while carrying wheat to Yemen.

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Drewry: Up to 20 VLCCs Could Be Left Without Work

VLCC Anne

Lower oil exports from Iran stemming from new sanctions against the country could leave up to 20 VLCCs without work.

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46th VLCC Joins Bahri’s Fleet

Amad VLCC

Bahri takes delivery of the final vessel from a series of ten VLCCs ordered from Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries.

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US Sanctions on Iran Bringing More Uncertainty for Tankers

VLCC

New sanctions against Iran by the U.S. create an unnecessary extra uncertainty for the tanker market.

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US Reimposing Sanctions on Iran's Shipping, Shipbuilding

Donald Trump

The U.S. Government will reimpose sanctions on Iran’s port operators, and shipping and shipbuilding sectors.

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MSC Inks USD 1 Bn Khalifa Port Terminal Deal

Mediterranean Shipping Company to establish a new container terminal at Khalifa Port, UAE.

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Iran Blames CF Crystal for Sanchi Tragedy

Sanchi

Iran blames CF Crystal's direction change for Sanchi tragedy that claimed 32 mariner lives.

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2020 Sulphur Cap: Likely Teething Troubles

bunkering

There is still a cloud of uncertainty with regard to the implementation of the 2020 global sulphur cap for ships.

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Payment in Container Shipping in Dire Need of Digitization

digitlization

The payment process in container shipping ready for digital disruption.

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SeaIntel: Shortage of Feeders by End of 2020

Feeder

Seaintel: The global fleet will see a shortage of 400-1,200 feeder vessels by the end of 2020.

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