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USD 1 Bn Worth of Cocaine Seized from MSC Ship in Philadelphia

Posted On: 04-10-2019

U.S. authorities have seized over 16 tons of cocaine from an MSC containership at the Packer Marine Terminal in Philadelphia, prosecutors said on June 18. The drugs were seized from the 2018-built Neopanamax MSC Gayane and represent the largest drug interdiction in the history of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, according to officials. Mediterranean Shipping Company said it was aware of rep..readmore

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Cargo Ship Grounds off Sweden, Alcohol Influence Suspected

Posted On: 04-10-2019

There were no reports of oil leakages or other environmental damages, and crew onboard is safe, according to Finland-based ESL Shipping, the vessel’s charterer. After an initial investigation, the Swedish Coast Guard said it suspects the ship’s Master was under the influence of alcohol when the unit grounded north off Helsingborg. ESL Shipping noted that the company “has zero tolerance for..readmore

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International Conference on Marine Engineering and Technology Oman 2019

Posted On: 04-10-2019

Seven esteemed professionals from across the marine industry are confirmed to give keynote speeches at the highly anticipated inaugural International Conference on Marine Engineering and Technology Oman (ICMET Oman). The 2-day conference, organised by the Military Technological College (MTC), in collaboration with the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST), will be held..readmore

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Cryo Shipping Turns to Biogas, Hydrogen as Marine Fuel

Posted On: 30-09-2019

Bergen-based bunker supplier Cryo Shipping has received government grants for developing suitable infrastructure solutions for the supply of fully renewable energy as marine fuel. Although Cryo Shipping was established as a supplier of LNG, the company is now focusing on even greener energy sources such as biogas and hydrogen. It is developing hydrogen bunkering services optimized for the g..readmore

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PIL Gets Environmental Ship Index Certification for Its 500K TEU Fleet

Posted On: 30-09-2019

Singapore’s container shipping company Pacific International Lines (PIL) has obtained the Environmental Ship Index (ESI) certification for its fleet comprised of about half a million TEUs. As explained, this is a major milestone for the ship owner and operator ahead of the transition towards the International Maritime Organization (IMO) sulphur cap 2020 from January 1 next year. ESI certificat..readmore

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US Sanctions COSCO Companies over Iran Trade

Posted On: 27-09-2019

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has sanctioned a total of six Chinese companies, including COSCO subsidiaries, over alleged breaches of U.S. sanctions on Iran. COSCO Shipping Tanker (Dalian) Co. and COSCO Shipping Tanker (Dalian) Seaman & Ship Management Co. were determined by the Secretary of State to meet the criteria for the imposition of sanctions. It was further stated that the sanction..readmore

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Sixteen UK Ports Receive Funds to Prepare for Brexit

Posted On: 27-09-2019

Sixteen ports across England will receive a share of a multi million funding pot to help their preparations for Brexit on October 31. The UK’s Department for Transport (DfT) revealed the successful bidders of the GBP 10 million (USD 12.34 million) Port Infrastructure Resilience and Connectivity (PIRC) competition, which offers ports up to GBP 1 million each for infrastructure upgrades. The f..readmore

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IMC Golden Shield Excellence Awards 2019 makes a comeback with its 2nd Chapter in the United Kingdom

Posted On: 19-09-2019

United Kingdom, 13 September 2019: After the first successful edition in 2017, Biz Events Management organized the second edition of IMC Golden Shield Excellence Awards 2019 at Old Library Lloyd’s, United Kingdom on 13th September 2019. The award ceremony recognized the remarkable and noteworthy contributions of the veterans to the insurance industry. The recipients of these awards were ..readmore

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BESIX, Vanpile to Build LNG Terminal in Canada

Posted On: 04-09-2019

The Canadian unit of Belgian group BESIX and its joint venture partner Vancouver Pile Driving have been selected to build an LNG export facility in British Columbia, Canada. As informed, the contract was awarded to BESIX and Vanpile by the JGC-Fluor BC LNG Joint Venture (JFJV). This is the second project that BESIX will carry out in Canada. Construction of the facility in Kitimat, in the North C..readmore

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Canada to Support Development of Low-Noise Tankers to Protect Marine Species

Posted On: 04-09-2019

The Canadian government is set to invest up to CAD 30 million (USD 22.5 million) to support the development of a new vessel design that will be quieter and more environmentally-friendly than contemporary vessels. The government is working toward an agreement in principle with Vancouver-based Teekay Shipping under which the world’s first low-noise and low-emissions tanker would be developed. ..readmore

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Fincantieri Launches Carnival Cruise Line’s New Ship

Posted On: 30-08-2019

Carnival Panorama, the new ship of cruise ship operator Carnival Cruise Line was launched at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Venice on December 6. Interior fittings will now begin, leading the ship to its delivery, scheduled in autumn 2019. The new unit will be a sister ship of Carnival Vista, delivered in Monfalcone in April, 2016, as well as of Carnival Horizon, built in Marghera and deliv..readmore

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Fincantieri Launches Silversea Cruises’ Second Muse Ship

Posted On: 30-08-2019

Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has launched Silver Moon, the second of three Muse-class ships to be built for Silversea Cruises. Silver Moon was launched on August 29 at Fincantieri’s Ancona yard and is set to enter the ship owner’s fleet in 2020. Ordered in September 2017 for a reported price of USD 372 million, Silver Moon is a sister ship to the Silver Muse which was christened by the crui..readmore

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ENOC to Supply Marine Lubricants for Up to 16 Tankers

Posted On: 29-08-2019

The UAE-based energy group Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Greek bunker trader IMS Oil Trading to supply marine lubricants for up to sixteen product tankers. Lubricants will be delivered at IMS Oil’s Fujairah and Singapore ports. As informed, the partnership expands ENOC’s marine lubricants supply network to over 110 ports in 23 countrie..readmore

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Hudson Shipping Lines Says No to Scrubber-Fitted Ships

Posted On: 29-08-2019

US-based Hudson Shipping Lines will not employ vessels with scrubbers to comply with the IMO 2020 sulphur cap that comes into force on January 1, 2020. The company said it would instead exclusively burn fuels that comply with the regulations. “We have thoroughly investigated the use and operation of exhaust gas scrubbers and have found that they simply transfer the pollution produced by vessels ..readmore

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Stena Bulk Seeks Help from Govt Leaders in Freeing Seafarers

Posted On: 21-08-2019

Stena Bulk, the owner of the seized tanker Stena Impero, is seeking help and assistance from various government leaders with the release of the ship’s crew. Namely, the company’s President and CEO, Erik Hanell, has made a direct appeal to the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, to assist with the release of 18 Indian seafarers detained by the Iranian Authorities on board the ship for over ..readmore

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Australia Joins US-Led Coalition to Protect Ships in Strait of Hormuz

Posted On: 21-08-2019

Australia has decided to join the United States-led mission to ensure freedom of navigation and safe passage through the Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions with Iran. According to the country’s Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, Australia would deploy a frigate in January 2020 for six months, a P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft for one month before the end of 2019 and ADF personne..readmore

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Meriaura Group Wants to Create Zero-Waste Fleet

Posted On: 20-08-2019

Finnish shipping group Meriaura Group has revealed its ambitions of creating a zero-waste fleet in the coming period. In late 2018, the group, which comprises Meriaura and VG-Shipping, announced the research collaboration with the Finnish Transport Safety Agency (Trafi) for reducing ship-generated waste. As explained, the purpose of the study was to assess what measures could be taken by the shipo..readmore

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World Ports Sustainability Program Welcomes Baltic Ports Organization

Posted On: 20-08-2019

The Baltic Ports Organization (BPO) has joined the World Ports Sustainability Program following the signing of the WPSP declaration by BPO Secretary-General. Guided by the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs), the program aims to enhance and coordinate future sustainability efforts of ports worldwide, fostering international cooperation with partners in the supply chain. “We are deligh..readmore

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Avance Gas Fetches USD 515 Mn Refinancing

Posted On: 08-08-2019

Norway-based LPG shipping firm Avance Gas Holding has received commitments for a USD 515 million credit facility. The company said that the new loan would enable full refinancing of its outstanding debt, evidencing the strong support from the shipping banks and maintaining attractive cash break-even of USD 22,500/day. The commitments are subject to documentation and customary closing procedures. A..readmore

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FSL Trust Pens Pool Deal with Heidmar for LR2 Pair

Posted On: 08-08-2019

FSL Trust Management, the trustee-manager of Singapore-based First Ship Lease Trust, has sealed a new pool agreement for two LR2 vessels with U.S.-based tanker operator Heidmar. The ships in question are 2006-built FSL Piraeus (ex-Torm Margrethe) and FSL Perth (ex-Torm Marie), which have recently returned from their bareboat charters and have now been renamed. Under the arrangement, the two 109,67..readmore


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