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First Vessel from E.R. Capital Holding Joins Star Bulk

Greece-based shipping firm Star Bulk Carriers has expanded its fleet with a secondhand dry bulk vessel, the ER Brighton. Renamed to STAR BRIGHT, the unit is the first of three firm bulkers purchased from Germany’s Erck Rickmers (E.R.) Capital Holding. It was acquired for a combination of cash and shares. Following this delivery, the company [...]

By | October 12th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Donald Trump Is Rerouting the World’s Oil Tankers

U.S. President Donald Trump is redirecting global oil flows. West African and Latin American producers are sending ever-growing volumes of crude to China. America’s exports to the Asian country have slumped in favor of its neighbors. There’s an urgent global need to find replacement barrels for Iran’s, whose exports might just collapse next month. The [...]

By | October 12th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Liberia creates Offshore and Gas Technology Department

Liberia, the fastest growing major open registry in both shipping and offshore, has established its Offshore and Gas Technology Department, renewing the Registry’s focus in these sectors. This department strengthens Liberia’s presence in the offshore and gas sectors and is a response to the Registry’s unprecedented growth in 2018. Long trusted as a leading “expert [...]

By | October 12th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Stena Bulk in partnership with Bay Crest Management for expansion in Asia

Golden-Agri Stena, since 2012 a joint venture between Stena Bulk and Golden Agri-Resources, has started a new joint venture, GSB Tankers, together with Bay Crest Management. GSB Tankers is set up to undertake the operation and commercial management of chemical tankers. GSB Tankers will commence operation on 1st January 2019, out of the existing premises [...]

By | October 12th, 2018|News|0 Comments

China’s sulfur limit on marine fuels from Oct 1 worsens gasoil supply

Following the implementation of the 0.5% sulfur limit on marine fuels for all vessels in China’s Yangtze Delta Emission Control Area from October 1, demand for low sulphur marine gasoil has tightened the already short supply. Previously, 0.5% or less sulphur fuel only has to be burned while vessels were at berth, or one hour [...]

By | October 12th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Asia shipping Q3: Panamax, Supramax markets hold steady, Capesize sees volatility

Volatility plagued the Asia Pacific Capesize market in the third quarter on the back of finicky weather and China’s hunger for better quality long-haul seaborne iron ore. The second quarter was also mired in volatility with typhoons delaying vessels in North Asia, causing tonnage tightness in the Atlantic market. While the quarter started off on [...]

By | October 12th, 2018|News|0 Comments

The EU calls Baleària’s project of switching to LNG engines in five ships in its fleet “excellent”

The European Union has classified the project submitted by Baleària for the call for CEF (Connecting Europe Facility) funds as “excellent”. Its aim is to switch to liquid natural gas (LNG)-powered engines in five of its ferries. The European Commission has granted the shipping company a subsidy of a maximum of €11,797,424 (of the 15 [...]

By | October 12th, 2018|News|0 Comments

AET names LNG dual-fuel aframaxes: Shell-chartered vessels built by SHI amongst first to enter into service

AET, one of the world’s leading petroleum and chemical tanker owners and operators, named its first LNG dual-fuelled aframax vessels, Eagle Brasilia and Eagle Bintulu. The vessels were inaugurated at a ceremony held at the Samsung Heavy Industry Co Ltd’s (SHI) shipyard in Geoje, South Korea. Both vessels have been taken on long-term charter by [...]

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MOL Plans to Install Voyage Information Display System Using AR Technology on VLCC subsequently to Car Carrier

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced plans to launch the experimental use of a system that supports ship operation during voyages using augmented reality (AR) technology, jointly developed by Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (President: Yukio Furuno; Headquarters: Nishinomiya-shi, Hyogo Prefecture) and MOL Techno-Trade, Ltd. (President: Hirokazu Hatta; Headquarters: Chuo-ku, [...]

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Gasum Becomes a Sole Owner of Skangas

Finland-based energy company Gasum has become a sole shareholder of Norwegian LNG provider Skangas. The company has increased its shareholding in Skangas from 70% to 100% by purchasing shares from the Lyse Group. As explained, the acquisition strengthens a key element of Gasum’s strategy and will further enhance the development of the Nordic gas market [...]

By | October 11th, 2018|News|0 Comments