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NYK Agrees USD 80.6 Mn Syndicated Loan for Scrubbers

NYK Line

NYK Line has signed a USD 80.6 million loan to finance the installation of scrubbers.

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PSA International Signs Deal to Acquire Poland's DCT Gdańsk

Container terminal

PSA International signed an agreement to acquire DCT Gdańsk, the largest container terminal in Poland.

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Kairos Bunkers Destination Gotland's Ferry with LNG in Visby

LNG bunker supply vessel Kairos

LNG bunker vessel Kairos supplies newbuild ferry MS Visborg with LNG at the port of Visby.

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Canaveral Port, Carnival Break Ground on New Cruise Terminal

Terminal 3

The terminal will be home to North America's first LNG-powered cruise ship.

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Armatori Group Secures Financing for New Tanker Duo

Finance

Armatori Group's Marittima Emiliana secured financing for the construction of two chemical tankers in China.

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330-Meter Boxship Sets New JAXPORT Record

Cape Sounio at Jacksonville

Cape Sounio transited the Panama Canal from Asia before reaching the US East Coast.

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Maran Tankers Tied to Another Suezmax Order at Daehan

Tanker

Maran Tankers expanded its orderbook with another tanker at Daehan Shipbuilding Corporation.

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USCG Enforces North Korea Sanctions in East China Sea

North Korea

USCG sent its cutter to Sasebo, Japan to enforce North Korea sanctions in the East China Sea.

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BigLift, Chung Yang Team Up in Heavy Lift Shipping

Chung Yang Shipping heavy transport vessel

BigLift Shipping and Chung Yang Shipping have agreed to cooperate in heavy transport shipping.

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BW Group Launches Takeover Offer for Epic Gas

BW vessel

BW Group purchased a majority stake in Epic Gas and launched an unconditional tender offer.

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Panama Canal Joins GIA for Low Carbon Shipping

Panama Canal

The Panama Canal has joined the Global Industry Alliance (GIA) in an effort to support low carbon shipping.

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Port of Newcastle Welcomes Its Largest Fuel Tanker

Pro Alliance

Port of Newcastle hosted the largest fuel tanker in its 220 years of commercial operations on March 18.

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Global Ship Lease Inks Three-Year Charter with Hapag-Lloyd

Containership

Global Ship Lease agreed a three-year charter with Hapag-Lloyd for a 2015-built boxship.

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Vitol to Expand Tanker Fleet by Taking Over Bitumen JV

Vitol

The acquisition is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2019.

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Costa Smeralda Suffers Minor Fire Damage at Meyer Turku

Costa Smeralda

Cruise ship Costa Smeralda, under construction at Meyer Turku, suffered a fire on March 18.

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FSG Delivers Another RoRo to Siem

RoRo

Flensburger-Schiffbau-Gesellschaft delivered an 11,900 dwt RoRo vessel to Siem Shipping. 

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Drewry: Sulphur Cap to Trigger Slow Steaming, Transhipment

Container shipping

Drewry: IMO 2020 sulphur rule to trigger more slow steaming and transhipment.

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Stena Bulk Invests USD 55 Million in Scrubbers

Stena Bulk

Stena Bulk to install exhaust gas cleaning systems on sixteen of its vessels. 

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Tanker Grounds in Greek Waters

tanker

A small clean tanker ran aground near the Port of Gavrio, Andros island in Greece.

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Fincantieri Starts Building Viking's Newest Cruise Ship

Steel cutting for Viking's new cruise ship

Fincantieri cuts the steel for the seventh ship under construction for Viking at its shipyard in Ancona.

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Denmark's NORDEN Expanding to Africa

NORDEN Africa expansion

The company said it would focus on industrial bulk port logistics projects.

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Wagenborg Orders Second EasyMax Handysize

Wagenborg EasyMax

Construction on the second open-top, ice-classed vessel is to start soon.

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IRClass Wins ERS Contract for 33 SCI Ships

IRClass

IRClass secures a 5-year contract to undertake emergency response service for 33 SCI ships.

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Grande America: Third Oil Slick Sighted off France

Grande America oil spill

French authorities sighted another oil slick originating from the sunken RoRo Grande America.

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Russian Shipyards Targeted by New US Sanctions

Russian flag

Russian shipbuilders and equipment manufacturers sanctioned by the US, EU and Canada.

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KHI: Bulker Divinegate Delivered at DACKS

bulker

Indigo Marine Shipping takes delivery of Divinegate, a 61,000 dwt bulk carrier.

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MSC Eyes Contship's Share in Medcenter Container Terminal

Medcenter Container Terminal

MSC is in talks to buy Contship Italia's 50% share in Medcenter Container Terminal.

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