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America’s First LNG Articulated Tug and Barge Unit Launched

The US-based shipyard VT Halter Marine has launched Q-LNG 4000, America’s first offshore liquefied natural gas articulated tug and barge (LNG ATB) unit.

Named at the end of September 2019, the barge is owned by marine transportation company Q-LNG Transport.

The newbuild is designed to ca…

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Hyundai Heavy Obtains Second USCG BWMS Type Approval

The U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Center has issued a ballast water management system type approval certificate to South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries.

The approval is for the company’s EcoBallast BWMS which consists of filtration with UV treatment during uptake and discharge.

This…

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Poland Getting New Shipping Channel

Poland’s Maritime Office in Gdynia has signed an EUR 187 million (USD 205.4 million) contract for the development of a shipping channel through the Vistula Spit which separates the Vistula Lagoon from the Gdańsk Bay.

The joint venture Besix – NDI Group will be responsible for delivering th…

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Europe’s Largest Port Now Ready for Larger Ships

The project to deepen the Nieuwe Waterweg waterway and the Botlek area at the Port of Rotterdam has been officially completed, allowing Europe’s largest port to accommodate ever-larger ocean-going vessels.

One of the busiest waterways in the Netherlands has been deepened by a meter and a ha…

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Avenir LNG’s First 7,500 cbm LNG Carrier to Work for Petronas

The UK-based small-scale LNG supplier Avenir LNG Limited has partnered up with Malaysia’s shipping group MISC Berhad to provide its first 7,500 cbm LNG carrier to a subsidiary of Petronas in an effort to advance LNG bunkering in Malaysia.

As informed, Petronas LNG Sdn. Bhd. (PLSB) has recen…

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Unique Cloud-Based Database Now Supports Parts Procurement Contracts

A cloud-based database containing the details of millions of machinery parts has eliminated inventory inconsistencies for technical managers - now it is also being used to support procurement contracts.

The MESPAS global master database is a unique maritime software solution. It includes ever…

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Seized Stena Impero Leaves Iran, Owner Confirms

The detained tanker Stena Impero has finally been released and is sailing to Dubai, according to the ship’s owner Stena Bulk.

“Stena Bulk and Northern Marine Management confirm the Stena Impero and its crew have been released,” Erik Hanell, President and CEO of Stena Bulk, said.

“The…

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MOL, Novatek, JBIC Sign Russian LNG Complex Deal

Japan’s Mitsui O.S.K. Lines has signed a cooperation agreement with Russian natural gas producer Novatek and Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) related to marine LNG transshipment complexes in Russia.

The deal confirms the parties’ intentions to implement projects for the const…

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New European Project to Develop Smart Navigation Systems for Ships

A consortium of Swedish, Norwegian and German partners has been given the go-ahead for their research and innovation project Prepare Ships that is expected to increase safety and efficiency in shipping.

The 26-month project, which is scheduled to start in December this year, has been recently…

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Hunter Tankers’ 1st ECO VLCC Newbuilding Delivered

Hunter Tankers, a part of Hunter Group ASA, has taken delivery of its first of seven identical ECO design VLCC newbuildings, the Hunter Atla.

The vessel was handed over from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) in South Korea.

Two additional VLCCs are scheduled for deliveries in…

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TMS Cardiff Gas Signs Long Term LNG Carrier Charter Deal with Total

Operator and manager of LNG carriers TMS Cardiff Gas has entered into a long term time charter contract with Total Gas & Power Limited for one of its eleven newbuilding LNG carriers.

Under the deal, one of the company’s X Carrier Series vessels would be hired by the oil and gas major for a mi…

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ABB: Incheon Port to Cut Passenger Ship Emissions with Shore Power

Technology company ABB has secured a contract to install a shore-to-ship solution at the South Korean Port of Incheon.

As explained, the solution would enable passenger vessels visiting Incheon to slash emissions, noise and vibrations at berth.

The project is said to reflect South Korea’s …

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Study: LNG Is the Most Commercially Viable Alternative Marine Fuel

LNG is the most mature, scalable, and commercially viable alternative fuel currently available for the maritime industry, a new study finds.

Released by SEA\LNG and entitled ‘Comparison of Alternative Marine Fuels’, the study was conducted by alternative fuel experts from DNV GL.

While…

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IUMI: Marine Cargo Premiums Inadequate to Cover Losses

The marine cargo market is in a state of ‘accelerating change’ as underwriters are taking action to address unprofitable results and improve performance, according to the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI).

“On a global basis, the cargo line is unprofitable and has been for a …

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ILWU: Automation of BC Terminals to Cause Major Job Cuts

Automation of British Columbia container terminals could lead to a loss of thousands of jobs, according to a report commissioned by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Canada.

The study found that automation is likely to eliminate more than 9,200 marine terminal jobs across BC, ta…

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Fire Erupts aboard Tanker at Norway’s Sture Terminal

A Liberian-flagged tanker caught fire while moored at the Sture terminal in Norway on September 13.

According to Norwegian oil major Equinor, the fire broke out in the engine room of the 2005-built tanker Dubai Harmony.

The ship’s captain has reported that all the 23 people aboard the ship…

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NRF: US Retail Imports to Surge Again Ahead of More Tariffs

Imports at major retail container ports in the U.S. reached unusually high numbers just before new tariffs on goods from China took effect September 1 and are expected to surge again before another round of tariffs takes effect in December.

“Retailers are still trying to minimize the impact o…

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UK: Uncertain Times Make Strong Ports More Vital Than Ever

Global trade, and the maritime sector that enables so many of its flows, faces uncertain and challenging times, according to the UK Major Ports Group.

Research from maritime industry research experts Drewry has identified a small number of key factors that will make a port resilient and robus…

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Marseille Fos Wants to Be Mediterranean’s 1st Fully Electric Port by 2025

The Port of Marseille Fos has unveiled a new eco-friendly initiative that supports the port’s goal of becoming the Mediterranean’s first fully electric port by 2025. 

As disclosed, the port authority plans to spend EUR 20 million (USD 22 million) over the next six years to extend shoresi…

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Sustainability Concerns of IBC Stakeholders

Sustainability Concerns Compelling IBC Market Players to Prefer Metal and Paperboard Materials

A latest market intelligence report delivers vital insights into the IBCs market, which considers the global industry analysis 2014-2018 and opportunity assessment 2019-2029. The report states globa…

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