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Fincantieri: 2 cruise ships for China, an option for additional 4

Fincantieri, China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) and Carnival Corporation & plc signed a binding Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) for the construction of two cruise ships, with an option for additional 4 ...

MARTHA fatigue report is launched at the IMO

InterManager, the trade association for in-house and third party ship managers, together with The Warsash Maritime Academy, has presented the findings of its fatigue study, Project MARTHA, to The International ...

Shell launches LNG Outlook

Global demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) reached 265 million tonnes (MT) in 2016 – enough to supply power to around 500 million homes a year. This included an increase in ...

Fincantieri: A new class of ships for Norwegian Cruise Line

Fincantieri was awarded an order from Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. for the construction of 4 new generation cruise ships with an option for additional 2, for the Norwegian Cruise ...

World's first purpose-built LNG bunkering vessel delivered

ENGIE, Fluxys, Mitsubishi Corporation, and NYK have taken delivery of the world’s first purpose built liquefied natural gas bunkering vessel (LBV) from Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction Co. Ltd., at ...

EU Member States must reject European Parliament’s proposal to include global shipping into regional CO2 Trading System

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – which represents over 80% of the world merchant fleet – says it is ‘disappointed but not surprised’ by today’s vote in the European Parliament ...

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Costa Deliziosa arrives at Port Everglades to begin Caribbean sailing season

Costa Deliziosa made its maiden call at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, as it repositions to the Caribbean for the winter cruise season. This ...

Concordia Maritime signs 2-year time charter contract for P-MAX tanker

Concordia Maritime has signed a contract to charter out a P-MAX tanker. The contract is for two years and comes into effect in late January/early February 2016. The contract ...

Update on Thorco Cloud sinking

Three bodies have been recovered near the wreckage of the sunken Thorco Cloud and one of them has been confirmed as one of the six missing crew members of the ...

NORDEN sells Capesize vessel

NORDEN has agreed to sell the Capesize dry cargo vessel NORD POWER (176,000 tdw., built in 2005).

The sale will entail an accounting loss of USD 12 million, which ...

​ZIM Black Sea Service Express (ZBX) reefer service to commence on January

ZIM is pleased to inform of the Black Sea reefer service (ZBX) 2016 reefer season program. 
The Service will commence with the first Alexandria call on January 5th 2016 with ...

3 SPP17A PSVs are successfully delivered by SINOPACIFIC

SINOPACIFIC Shipbuilding Group successfully delivered 3 SPP17A platform supply vessels (PSV) to the shipowner Naviera Petrolera Integral S.A. de C.V. at Zhejiang Shipyard under SINOPACIFIC. 

The 3 SPP17A ...

APM Terminals welcomes world’s largest container ship: 19,224 TEU MSC Maya

The MSC Maya, the fourth of 20 Oscar-Class Ultra-Large Container Ships (ULCS), arrived at APM Terminals Gothenburg on December 21 from the Port of Bremerhaven as part of the regular ...

Wärtsilä fuel flexible solution chosen for 15 LNG powered barges to be chartered by Shell

A series of 15 inland waterway barges being built for Belgium based Plouvier Transport N.V., and which will be chartered by Shell Trading Rotterdam (Shell), are to be powered ...

ZIM to expand its refrigerated container fleet

ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. has announced the expansion of its refrigerated container fleet in order to answer the demand for its innovative ZIMonitor service. Launched in early 2015, ZIMonitor ...

Boskalis and Kotug establish European harbour towage joint venture

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V.  and KOTUG International B.V.  have reached agreement on the merger of their European harbour towage operations. The Memorandum of Understanding signed by the parties ...

Panama Canal expansion 96 percent complete

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has proudly announced that the first-ever expansion is 96 percent complete. A video of recent progress can be seen at: http://micanaldepanama.com/expansion/.

In ...

The LNG story continues … especially in the Port of Antwerp

But now that the LNG Master Plan has come to an end the LNG story is not finished. Far from it: this was just the start, paving the way for ...

Crowley takes delivery of second of four new, LNG-ready, Jones Act product tankers from Philly Shipyard

Crowley Maritime Corp. took delivery of Texas, the second of four new, Jones Act, product tankers, from Philly Shipyard, Inc. (PSINC), the sole operating subsidiary of Philly Shipyard ASA.  The ...

Chevron and China Huadian sign heads of agreement for long term LNG supply

Chevron Corporation announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Chevron U.S.A. Inc., has signed a non-binding liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply Heads of Agreement (HOA) with China Huadian Green Energy ...

Crystal Esprit christened in the Seychelles, ready to set sail

Crystal Cruises, the world’s most awarded luxury cruise line, officially welcomed Crystal Esprit to its fleet of ultra-luxury vessels Sunday, as the sleek yacht was christened in an elegant ...

Mandatory audits and other amendments enter into force on 1 January 2016

A number of important amendments to IMO treaties enter into force on 1 January 2016, including new requirements for verification of compliance, making audits mandatory under the IMO Member State ...

MV Thorco Cloud’s six crew still missing

The six crew members of the Antigua and Barbuda-flagged freighter Thorco Cloud are still missing after their ship sank in the Singapore Strait.

On 16 December 2015 at 2014 hours ...

Sovcomflot and Sberbank signed $340m credit facility for Arctic shuttle tankers

Sovcomflot Group and Sberbank CIB  have signed a 14-year $340 million credit facility agreement  to finance the  construction of three Arctic shuttle tankers  for the Novy Port  project  (project operator ...

ABB services over 300 turbochargers for China Shipping Container Lines

ABB Turbocharging, part of the leading power and automation technology group, has signed its third and largest Operation Performance Package service agreement withChina Shipping Container Lines (CSCL), the logistics and ...

Ballast Water Convention ratifications by Morocco, Indonesia and Ghana welcomed. Entry into force still unconfirmed

Ratification of the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention by Morocco, Indonesia and Ghana during November 2015 has brought the convention ever closer to meeting the requirements for entry into force ...

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