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SEALNG: Adoption of LNG as Marine Fuel Set to Accelerate

January 18, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

The organization has 36 members, representing the entire marine LNG value chain, and is advocating for the adoption of LNG as marine fuel. Overall, the LNG-powered fleet has grown globally from 118 LNG-powered vessels in operation in 2017, to 143 […]


Shipping

Report: Despite Automation, Qualified Transport Workers Still Needed in the Future

January 16, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

Specifically, the report entitled “Transport 2040: Automation Technology Employment – the Future of Work” says that autonomous ships will not replace conventional cargo ships which could result in the loss of seafarer jobs. The task of seafarers will change to […]


Shipping

Drewry: 2019 Another Solid Year for Container Market

January 15, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

“Aside from feeder ship replenishment, there has been no reaction from other lines to HMM’s mega-ship order and as such we have greatly reduced our projected new orders for 2020 onwards,” Simon Heaney, senior manager, container research at Drewry and […]


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Chevron Launches Three New Very Large Crude Carriers

January 11, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

Splashed at Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in South Korea, the ships in question are Houston Voyager, Pascagoula Voyager and San Ramon Voyager. The 318,000 dwt vessels feature a length of 336 meters and a width of 60 […]


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Shipping Industry Calls for Adoption of the Clune Report

January 10, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

Namely, the Committee is scheduled to vote on Deirdre Clune’s report on the draft regulation for a European Maritime Single Window Environment on January 10. The shipping industry currently faces a mosaic of different information requirements and a costly array […]


Shipping

New maruFreight Platform to Optimize Freight Exchange

January 9, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

The platform creates an optimal digital user experience, leveraging the latest technology and real-time information, “to increase efficiency and simplify the complex chartering process,” Antonio Brizzo, President and Chief Executive Officer of maruFreight, explained. It is designed to facilitate optimal […]


Impact & Regulations, Shipping

EU Calls on Italy, Spain to Align Port Taxation

January 8, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

The European Commission has proposed that Italy and Spain align their taxation of ports with State aid rules. “Ports are key infrastructure for economic growth and regional development. That is why EU State aid rules provide ample room for Member […]


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World’s Largest Shipbuilder Ups the Ante for 2019

January 4, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

South Korean shipbuilding giant Hyundai Heavy Industries Group has increased its appetite for 2019 setting its orderbook target at USD 15.9 billion, up by 20.7 percent year-on-year, Yonhap reported. Based on the report, Hyundai Heavy Industries has set sights on […]


Shipping

Drewry: Small LNG Projects the Next Big Thing

January 4, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

Small-scale LNG projects are expected to gain momentum driven by strong demand for LNG from small importers coupled with reduced risk and lower investment cost when compared to mega LNG export projects, according to Drewry. As a result, the UK-based […]


Shipping

Samsung Heavy Industries Wraps Up 2018 with 49 Ships on Order

January 3, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) closed the year with 49 ships in the orderbook, the final order being announced on December 31, 2018. The order relates to the construction of an LNG carrier for an unnamed owner worth […]