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Andre Simha, CIO at MSC

MSC's CIO André Simha reveals what were key drivers behind liner association on digitalization.

Japan Complains to WTO about Korean Shipbuilding Support

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Japan has requested WTO dispute consultations with South Korea concerning subsidies for shipbuilders.

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Increased Bunker Cost Widens HMM's Loss

Hyundai Merchant Marine vessel

Hyundai Merchant Marine widened its loss in the third quarter of 2018 as bunker cost climbed up.

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JFE Engineering Corp. Gets USCG BWMS Type Approval

USCG

Japan-based JFE Engineering Corporation has obtained the USCG type approval for its BWMS. 

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ABB Signs Marine Automation Deal in China

Viking Line cruise ferry

ABB has won its first marine automation system contract for a cruise ferry in China.

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Asia Steps Up the Fight for Fair Treatment of Seafarers

Seafarer

Asia’s leading seafaring nations have greed Guidelines on the Fair Treatment of Seafarers.

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Novatek Ships 1st LNG to CNOOC

Yamal LNG

Russian gas producer PAO Novatek expands its customer base in China.

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SunStone Orders Another Two Expedition Cruise Vessels

SunStone

Miami-based SunStone Ships has decided to order two more expedition cruise vessels in China. 

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ClassNK, TÜV Rheinland Team Up on Cybersecurity Services

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ClassNK and TÜV Rheinland have entered into a partnership agreement for cybersecurity services.

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Wan Hai Lines Pens Construction Deals for 20 Boxships

Wan Hai Lines contract signing

Wan Hai Lines renewing fleet with 20 ships.

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ICTSI Looking to Invest in Two Philippine Ports

ICTSI

ICTSI submits proposal to develop two Philippine ports under a USD 93.9 million investment.

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Yang Ming Optimizing Fleet with 14,000 TEU Quartet

Yang Ming containership

Yang Ming returning seven higher-cost chartered vessels in 2019.

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Transpacific Is the Most Unpredictable Trade at Present

Containership

Drewry: The Transpacific trade – sometimes stop, sometimes go – is currently the most unpredictable container trade.

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CNCo Sets Sights on New Low-Carbon Ships

CNCo bulker

CNCo, the University of the South Pacific team up on the development of a new class of small cargo freighters.

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22 Evacuated from Burning Bulker off Indonesia

Fire on board Golden Ocean

Twenty-two crew members have been evacuated from a burning bulker named MV Golden Ocean.

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Readers' Picks of the Week

Here are the most read stories of last week.

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Myanmar, China Ink Framework Deal on Kyauk Pyu Port

Myanmar, China Ink Framework Deal on Kyauk Pyu Port

The scaled-down framework agreement includes the construction of two berths.

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Qatar to Start 2nd Phase of Hamad Port Project in Early 2019

Hamad Port operations

2nd phase of Hamad Port development is to be announced before the end of 2018 and launched by early 2019.

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TORM Sets Up Scrubber JV with ME Production and GSI

Scrubber

TORM sets up joint venture with scrubber manufacturer ME Production and Guangzhou Shipyard International.

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Mitsui Linked to Bulker Duo Order in China

Bulker

Report: Mitsui & Co ordered two bulk carriers from China's Yangzijiang Shipbuilding.

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Maran Tankers Tied to Suezmax Order at Daehan

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Maran Tankers Management has reportedly placed an order for two tankers with a South Korean shipbuilder.

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Korea Denies Japan's Claims on WTO Breach

DSME

South Korea and Japan in dispute over shipbuilding subsidies.

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ICTSI's Profit Rises on Stronger Volume

ICTSI

ICTSI witnessed a rise in its earnings supported by an improvement in volumes.

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Eight Feeders in the Making for CNCo

feeder

The ships are being built at the China State Shipbuilding Corporation’s Wenchong shipyard.

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South Korea Largest Long-Distance Importer of US Crude Oil

Tanker

US crude oil exports to China drop to zero for the second month in a row.

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SunStone Orders Third Expedition Cruise Vessel

SunStone expedition cruise vessel

SunStone Ships declared option number two for an X-BOW expedition cruise vessel.

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Liner Giants, Terminal Operators Join Forces on Blockchain

blockchain consrtium

Nine ocean carrier majors and terminal operators signed to unlock the potential of blockchain.

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ICS: STCW Seafarer Training Regime Needs to Be Revised

Seafarers

The previous major overhaul of the STCW regime was last undertaken by IMO member states over 25 years ago.

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