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ABS, ClassNK Award AIP to KHI for LPG as Fuel System

ABS

ABS grants to Kawasaki Heavy for the company's LPG as fuel system design.

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Japan Readies Ferry to Accommodate China Evacuees

Ferry

Japan prepares a ferry to provide accommodation for its nationals returning from China amid the coronavirus outbreak.

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Vinalines Set on Joining Global Shipping Alliances

bulker

Vinalines sets goals for 2020.

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China’s Oil Demand Drops for 1st Time since 2009

Tanker

Wood Mackenzie has lowered its oil demand forecast for Q1 2020.

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Cruise Ship Quarantined after Confirmed Coronavirus Cases

Diamond Princess

The ship will remain under quarantine in Yokohama for at least 14 days.

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Shipping Companies Still Favor the Worst Scrapyards

Shipbreaking

A total of 674 ocean-going commercial ships and offshore units were sold to the scrapyards in 2019.

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Japan Files WTO Petition over Korean Shipbuilding Subsidies

Japan

Japan has filed a new petition with WTO against South Korea concerning shipbuilding subsidies.

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Coconut Charcoal the Likely Cause of Yantian Express Fire

Hapag-Lloyd

Coconut charcoal has been identified as the likely cause of last year's fire on board the containership Yantian Express.

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EU Okays CMA CGM-CIMC Joint Venture

EU

The European Commission approves the formation of JV between CMA CGM and CIMC Neocontainer.

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US Lifts Sanctions against Cosco Dalian

Donald Trump

The United States lifted its sanctions against Cosco Shipping Tanker (Dalian) Co.

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First LNG Cargo Shipped to New Mundra LNG Terminal

Qatargas

Qatargas has supplied a commissioning LNG cargo for India’s newest LNG receiving terminal, Mundra.

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Readers’ Picks of the Week (27-31 Jan, 2020)

shipping

Here are the most read stories of the past week.

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MOL in Restructuring Mode

MOL

Japanese shipping major MOL unveils a number of new restructuring measures.

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Vessels Maintaining Normal Port Calls in Greater China

One Aquila

ONE: Container operations in Greater China continue to operate as usual.

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Navibulgar Returns to China for Four More Bulkers

Bulker

Navibulgar ordered the construction of a new series of Handysize bulkers.

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Japan's 1st LNG-Fueled Ship Bunkered for the 100th Time

LNG Bunkering

On January 23, the tugboat Sakigake was supplied with LNG for the 100th time since its delivery in 2015.

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Coronavirus Sailing Cancellations Start to Hurt RCL's Result

Spectrum of the Seas

Royal Caribbean Cruises has suspended three more sailings on Spectrum of the Seas, homeported in China.

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Six Seafarers on CMA CGM Ship Reported Ill

Coronavirus

Six crewmembers onboard a CMA CGM ship have been reported ill, with the possibility of coronavirus infection.

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General Average Declared on Fire-Stricken Northern Jupiter

containership

The ship experienced a main engine fire while it was sailing from Singapore to Port Klang on January 4, 2020.

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Study: LNG as Marine Fuel not Such a Cool Choice?

cardissa

Study: LNG might not reduce greenhouse gas emissions on a life-cycle basis.

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Seafarer Happiness Down amid Stress over New Regulations

ship

Workload stress caused by changes in regulations among key reasons impacting the seafarers' happiness level.

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xChange: Empty Containers Piling Up in Shanghai

containers

xChnage: It should be easy to get an empty container in Shanghai.

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Too Early to Draw Conclusions on VLSFO's Carbon Emissions

shipping

IBIA: still premature to draw valid conclusions on the level of VLSFO's black carbon emissions.

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Eagle Shipping Settles Sanctions Violations Case

Bulker

Eagle Shipping has agreed to pay USD 1.1 million to settle violations of the Burmese Sanctions Regulations.

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How Did Super Pollutant Fuels Come to Market?

Arctic

The Clean Arctic Alliance is calling for an immediate switch to distillate fuels for ships in the Arctic.

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Cruse Liners Dropping Shanghai Sailings over Coronavirus

MSC Splenida

World's major cruise liner companies pulling planned sailings from Shanghai.

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Crew Evacuated from Sinking Bitumen Carrier

Indian Coast Guard

Thirteen Indian crew members have been rescued from a Panama-flagged bitumen tanker in the Arabian Sea.

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