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Russia’s river navigation drawing to a close in all regions

Russia’s river navigation has already closed in the Far East and northern Russia with the last barges now leaving the southern ports, according to sources Tuesday. Navigation is now completed on the Volga-Baltic Sea basin where it mostly started earlier than usual due to favorable weather, the transport ministry said. Good conditions throughout the summer, [...]

By | November 29th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Maersk ordered to withdraw Hamburg from shipping alliances Posted

Korea’s antitrust regulator ordered Maersk Line to withdraw Hamburg Sud from the latter’s sharing agreements with other major operators on some trade routes, Tuesday, citing possible unfair competition. Maersk, the world’s largest container shipper based in Denmark, announced last year its plan to acquire its German rival, the seventh-largest container shipper, for $4 billion (4.35 [...]

By | November 29th, 2017|News|0 Comments

MEPs demand dirty fuel ban in the Arctic and global action on ship CO2

Yesterday’s call by MEPs to ban the use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) in the Arctic and put in place greenhouse gas reduction measures by 2023 must be followed through with speedy action by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), said sustainable transport group Transport & Environment (T&E). Both Arctic HFO and climate action will be [...]

By | November 29th, 2017|News|0 Comments

China’s coastal coal freights continue to move up in week to November 28

Freight rates to move coal from northern China’s Qinhuangdao port to the other ports of Zhangjiagang, Shanghai and Guangzhou in eastern and southern China continued to rise in the week to November 28, though at a slower pace, port operator Qinhuangdao Port said Tuesday. The freight rate for 20,000-30,000 mt capacity vessels, from Qinhuangdao to [...]

By | November 29th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Newbuilding Activity Picks Up Pace, But Focus is Still Very Much in the S&P Market

Newbuilding ordering activity has picked up pace over the past week, but for the most part, ship owners are still very much focused in the S&P market, which offers much more flexibility of ships’ anc capital’s usage. In its latest weekly report, shipbroker Allied Shipbroking said that “this week we continued to see activity hold [...]

By | November 29th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Handysize LPG vessels to be worst performers in 2018

Among the different size categories of LPG ships, the small vessel segment is expected to be the best performer in 2018 while Handysize vessels will be the worst, according to the latest edition of the LPG Forecaster, published by global shipping consultancy Drewry. The LPG shipping market is currently oversupplied with vessels (with the exception [...]

By | November 28th, 2017|News|0 Comments

When an anti-piracy ship ran aground & remained moored

Berthed at the VOC Port in Tuticorin, where Coast Guard ships are docked, the M V Seaman Guard Ohio looks battered with communication equipment protruding out of its bridge. Moored for more than four years, the vessel is slowly decaying, taking water from its propeller side. The fate of the ship, a floating armoury, and [...]

By | November 28th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Six Aegean Marine Petroleum Singapore shipping companies wound up

Global bunker supplier Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc’s president Jonathan McIlroy told S&P Global Platts Monday that the liquidation of its Singapore shipping entities was “procedural”. “The shipping entities have been completely inactive, and the winding up process had been going on for a long time,” he said. Six Singapore-registered Aegean Marine Petroleum shipping companies [...]

By | November 28th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Container Ship Load Planning Systems Are Vulnerable Says Ethical Hackers

Ethical hackers Pen Test Partners have highlighted a vulnerability in the load planning processes used by container ships. “Intercepting and modifying the messaging used in bay planning can be relatively straightforward if you know what you’re doing,” said Senior Partner, Ken Munro. “When asked to investigate this, we noticed a lack of security in the [...]

By | November 28th, 2017|News|0 Comments

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