Green Marine Welcomes Port of Galveston

Cruise ships

The US Port of Galveston joins Green Marine, a voluntary environmental program for North America’s maritime industry.

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Mauritania's Port of Nouadhibou Readies for Larger Ships

Port of Nouadhibou

The port's mineral terminal is an important iron ore export facility.

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Norway Fines Wirana for 2017 Tide Carrier Incident

Tide Carrier

Wirana attempted to sail the ship illegally to a shipbreaking yard in Pakistan.

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AIDAcosma Will Be AIDA Cruises' 2nd LNG-Powered Ship


Neptun Werft has held a keel-laying ceremony for AIDA Cruises' second LNG-powered cruise ship.

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Greece Approves Part of COSCO's Investment Plan for Piraeus

Piraeus Port

Proposal for an EUR 300 million investment in the fourth container terminal in Piraeus was put on hold.

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South Asian Shipbreaking Yards Claim 19 Lives This Year


Another 30 have been severely injured.

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DSME Wins Order for Five Boxships


Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering receives a contract to build 5 containerships.

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MOL, Tohoku to Advance Study on Wind Challenger Installation


MOL, Tohoku Electric Power are to move ahead with a joint study related to the installation of Wind Challenger.

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LNG Shipping Rates Rise as Sanctions Hit Vessel Availability


The LNG shipping market finally came to life when a combination of factors worked in tandem to squeeze the vessel supply.

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Poland's Polferries Buys RoPax Ferry Nova Star

The ferry has been on a bareboat charter to Polferries since September 2018.

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MPA: Inter-Pacific Petroleum Loses Bunker Craft License


Bunker supplier Inter-Pacific Petroleum will no longer be allowed to operate in the Port of Singapore.

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ITF Urges Govts to Continue Search for Bourbon Rhode Crew

Bourbon Offshore

ITF demands that the search for seven missing Bourbon Rhode seafarers continue in the mid-Atlantic.

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Spliethoff Orders Two Newbuilds in China


Dutch Spliethoff signed a contract with China's Mawei Shipyard to build two DP2 B-type vessels.

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Liberian Registry Boosts Presence in Asia

Liberian Registry

The Liberian Registry establishes an office in Imabari, Japan.

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BWM Convention Amendments Enter into Force

BWM Convention

On October 13, amendments to the IMO BWM Convention entered into force.

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Tanker Rate Surge Drives Record ClarkSea Index Spike

VLCC Market

VLCC rates reached USD 307,888/day last week.

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MUA: Australia Revokes Legislation Related to ANL

Australian flag

The move, related to Australian National Line, highlights the country's failure to support domestic shipping, MUA said.

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Korean Shippers Join Forces to Get Qatari LNG Shipping Deals

LNG carrier

Five South Korean shippers are looking to create an alliance to secure Qatari LNG transportation orders.

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VPLP Unveils Sail-Enhanced RoRo Design

Oceanwings RoRo

The vessel was developed for the transport of components of the Ariane 6 rocket. 

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Freighter Runs Aground off Corsica, France


The ship failed to respond to radio calls before missing a turning point.

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PETRONAS Conducts Its 3rd LNG Break-Bulking STS Tansfer


PETRONAS LNG completes its third delivery of LNG cargo through a break-bulking STS transfer to two ships.

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SPII Holdings Finalizes Acquisition of DryShips


The company continues as the surviving corporation and becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of SPII.

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Trump Reaches Partial Deal with China, Delays Tariffs

Donald Trump

China agreed to more than double its annual purchases of American agricultural products as part of the deal.

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Cargo Ship Refloated after Grounding off Dominican Coast

Habib Express

Habib Express grounded in shallow waters southwest of Beata Island, Dominican Republic.

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Wärtsilä, Norsepower Team Up on Wind Propulsion Services

Rotor Sail Solution

Wärtsilä unveils cooperation with Norsepower, a provider of auxiliary wind propulsion systems for shipping.

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Golden Ray to Be Disassembled in St. Simons Sound

Car carrier Golden Ray

The authorities would remove all of the Golden Ray’s hull, components, and cargo by disassembling the vessel in place.

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2020 Bulkers Secures Work for Another Newbuild


2020 Bulkers enters into a time charter agreement for one of its Capesize newbuilds with a subsidiary of Glencore.

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