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Germany Becomes 13th Member of Hong Kong Convention

Germany has joined the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) treaty for safe and environmentally-sound ship recycling, the Hong Kong Convention. 

On July 16, Reinhard Klingen, Director-General Waterways and Shipping in the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure of G…

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Amsterdam Pilots Sailing Drone for Depth Inspection of Ships

The Telemetron, a sailing drone that inspects the depth of marginal ships at the locks of IJmuiden, shows that drones can do more than just fly.

The pilot, a collaboration between Port of Amsterdam, the Dutch Customs Office, Seabed and Maritime Robotics, has an aim to gain experience in new t…

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Mexico to Expand Manzanillo Port with Four New Terminals

The Mexican government is upgrading the Port of Manzanillo, one of the country’s main Pacific Ocean ports, with four new terminals.

The terminals will include a specialized container facility with capacity to handle 1.75 million TEUs per year, another for agricultural bulk, one more for min…

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Denmark Now Has the World’s Fifth Largest Merchant Fleet

Denmark has again improved its place on the list of the world’s largest shipping nations, surpassing the United States to claim the fifth place.

The milestone comes just a year and a half after Denmark surpassed Germany on the sixth spot.

Measured by the number of merchant ships sailing …

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Hyundai Samho to Build LNG-Powered Bulker Pair for H-Line

South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries, part of Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), has received an order for the construction of two LNG-fueled bulk carriers. 

The deal for the vessel duo has been inked with Hyundai Samho’s compatriot shipping company, H-Line Shipping, Korean M…

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BHP Eyes LNG Shipments for 10 Pct of Its Iron Ore

International mining company BHP has released “the world’s first” bulk carrier tender for LNG-fueled transport for up to 27 million tons of its iron ore.

By introducing LNG-fueled ships into its maritime supply chain, BHP intends to eliminate NOx and SOx emissions and reduce CO2 emissio…

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2020 Bulkers Ties Up Trio in Charter Deals with Koch

Norwegian shipowner 2020 Bulkers has reached time charter agreements for three of its vessels with Koch Supply & Trading, a subsidiary of Koch Industries.

The company’s Bulk Sandefjord secured a 36-month charter at an index linked rate, reflecting a premium to the Baltic 5TC index. The deal a…

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UK Presents Clean Maritime Plan

The UK government has published the Clean Maritime Plan, an ambitious plan to cut pollution from the country’s maritime sector. 

Launched by Maritime Minister Nusrat Ghani MP in London, the plan says that all new ships for UK waters ordered from 2025 should be designed with zero-emission c…

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Port of NY & NJ Unveils 30-Year Plan for Future Growth

The Port of New York & New Jersey has revealed a new development framework amid a record growth in cargo volume.

The “Port Master Plan 2050” follows an extensive 2½ year review of more than 3,000 acres of port property.

The 30-year plan will build on earlier planning work in the 1990s…

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Qingdao Port to Take Control of Weihai Port

Qingdao Port International is soon to take control of the Weihai Port as the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC) arranged a merger deal between the parties.

Namely, the Qingdao SASAC notified the company on July 9 of the deal through which Weihai Port Group wo…

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JMU to Build Next-Generation Energy-Saving Bulker for NYK

Japanese shipping company Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) has concluded a contract with compatriot shipbuilder Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU) for the construction of a next-generation energy-saving bulk carrier.

To feature a length of 299.9 meters and a breadth of about 50 meters, the newbui…

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Enterprise Plans Further Expansion at Houston Ship Channel Terminal

Enterprise Products Partners (EPD) has announced three additional expansion projects that will increase the partnership’s capacity to load liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), polymer grade propylene (PGP) and crude oil from its Enterprise Hydrocarbon Terminal (EHT) on the Houston Ship Channel.


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Louis Dreyfus Armateurs to Help Develop Wind Solutions for Shipping

French maritime firm Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA) Group became the latest member of the International Windship Association (IWSA) to help further the development of these primary renewable solutions.

“We are very excited by the development of wind solutions as a key answer to the decarbonisa…

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New VLCC with 15-Year Charter Joins Ocean Yield

Norway-based shipping company Ocean Yield has taken delivery of the very large crude carrier (VLCC) Nissos Santorini.

The vessel was delivered from the South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries and is the third in a series of four VLCCs that will be delivered to the company in 2019.

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US Removes Sanctions on PB Tankers

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has removed Italy-based PB Tankers from its list of sanctioned companies.

OFAC designated PB Tankers on April 12, 2019, for operating in the oil sector of the Venezuelan economy.

As a part of this designation, …

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Virginia 1st US Port to Become Part of SEA\LNG

The Port of Virginia has become the first port in the United States to join SEA\LNG, the multi-sector industry coalition aiming to accelerate the widespread adoption of LNG as a marine fuel.

“The addition of the Port of Virginia to the coalition marks the climbing interest in LNG as a commerc…

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Port Esbjerg to Expand with New Multi-Terminal

Denmark’s port of Esbjerg is to expand its eastern port area as it plans to construct a new, 40,000-m2 multi-terminal in response to increased demand.

The new terminal is expected to be completed by the end of the year, the port said, adding that it can see increasing demand for areas with …

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One Sea Partners Up with European Space Agency on Digitalization, Autonomous Ships

One Sea alliance and the European Space Agency (ESA) have decided to collaborate on maritime digitalization and autonomous shipping initiatives.

As informed, the industry alliance promoting a common goal of self-guiding shipping and ESA, which comprises 22 member states dedicated to the explo…

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The Voyage to Curb Marine Pollution

When we think about transport, planes, trains and automobiles are the three modes that most readily spring to mind. In reality, no method shapes our world more than shipping. It is the foundation of the global economy, with more than 90% of trade carried via the sea. It remains, according to the…

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Final countdown to sulphur 2020 begins

International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) global 0.50 per cent sulphur cap regulation will come into effect on January 1, 2020. The limit for sulphur content in fuel oil used in ships operating outside the designated emission control areas will be reduced to 0.50 per cent m/m (mass by mass) fr…

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