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Vale's Recovery to Be the Biggest Swing Factor for Iron Ore

Bulker

Wood Mackenzie forecasts an accelerated recovery in shipments from Q1-20.

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Qatargas Ships 1st Q-Flex LNG Cargo to Bangladesh Summit LNG

Qatargas

Qatargas has delivered the first Q-Flex cargo of LNG to the Summit LNG FSRU.

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MSI Predicts Dismal Q1 for Bulker Operators

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Dry bulk carrier operators don't seem to have a lot of reasons to be jolly as they enter 2020.

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Unprecedented Rise of Crew Kidnappings in Gulf of Guinea

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The number of crew kidnapped in the Gulf of Guinea increased by more than 50% y-o-y.

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Tomini Bolsters Fleet with Ultramax Trio

Bulker

Tomini Shipping is starting the new year on a high note.

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BIMCO Names New Secretary General & CEO

David Loosley

BIMCO has appointed David Loosley as its new Secretary-General & CEO with effect from June 2020.

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23 Ultra Large Boxships Set for Delivery in 2020

CMA CGM Jacques Shade

The 23 new behemoths will join the fleets of three major players.

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Relatively Smooth Sailing as IMO 2020 Enters into Force?

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It appears the shipping industry is coping better than expected following IMO 2020's entry into force.

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Insurance Rates Set to Surge amid Middle East Tensions

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Tensions in the Middle East are expected to result in draconian conditions in maritime insurance policies.

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Petrobras Staying Clear of Strait of Hormuz for Now

tanker

Perobras ships will avoid transit through the Strait of Hormuz.

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Bahri Boosts Presence in India

Bahri

Bahri Jeddah will call regularly at Kamarajar Port and on an inducement basis at Chennai International Terminal.

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Poten: Unipec Top Charterer of 2010s

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Unipec top charterer of the last decade, with an ever-growing market share in reported dirty spot fixtures.

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Qatar Petroleum, KPC Pen LNG Supply Deal

Qatar Petroleum

Kuwait secures the influx of LNG.

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UK-Flagged Vessels to Get Navy Escort in Strait of Hormuz

Tanker

British-flagged commercial vessels will again be accompanied by Royal Navy ships in the Strait of Hormuz.

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OSC Signs Its 1st Ijara Contract to Finance Two Ships

Finance

Muscat-based Oman Shipping Company has completed a USD 80 million "Ijara" transaction.

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Readers' Picks of the Year

Hamburg

Here are the most read stories in 2019.

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Top News of 2019

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These are the stories that marked 2019.

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Happy New Year from World Maritime News!

May 2020 bring you fair winds and following seas!

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Top 10 Interviews of 2019

Check out the most read interviews from this year.

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DP World Inks 30-Year Concession for Jeddah Box Terminal

DP World

DP World is awarded a 30-year build-operate-transfer concession to develop Jeddah South Container Terminal.

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BDO: Shipping Confidence Reaches 18-Month High

Shipping

Confidence in the shipping industry rose in the last quarter to its highest level for 18 months, according to BDO.

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Industry Should Be Aware of IMO 2020 Teething Problems

containership

Teething problems are likely to happen when IMO 2020 first comes into effect on January 1, 2020.

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Quality Materials Essential in Scrubber Installations

Scrubber

The quality of materials and coatings used is the most important factor in optimizing EGCS safety.

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What Does 2020 Have in Store for Shipping?

Peter Sand

Sand: One of the most worrying trends that has developed recently is the falling trade-to-GDP ratio.

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Tristar Group Expands Fleet with Its 1st LNG Carrier

LNG carrier

Tristar Group has taken delivery of its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker, the 2008-built Tristar Ruby. 

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Industry Bodies Propose USD 5 Bn R&D Fund

Shipping bodies propose the establishment of a USD 5 billion fund for decarbonization of the shipping industry.

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Houthis Seeking Help to Prevent Massive Oil Spill off Yemen

Yemeni flag

The Houthis seek international assistance in preventing a decaying tanker from causing a major environmental disaster.

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