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Yangzijiang Shipbuilding to Build Five Bulkers for Asian Owners

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September 6, 2019 China-based Yangzijiang Shipbuilding has signed contracts for the construction of another five bulkers with Asian owners. The shipbuilder said that the new orders include three 82,000 dwt vessels, one of which was ordered by Japan’s Kambara Kisen, and two 325,000 dwt bulk carriers. The 82,000 dwt bulkers will be built at the […]

Aerocity of Mirabel receives C$50m upgrade

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September 4, 2019 Freight and logistics at the International Aerocity of Mirabel will receive a major upgrade after the government of Canada approved C$50 million of funding. The announcement was made by the Honorable Marc Garneau, minister of transport and work will include refurbishing and extending the main apron to a cargo apron; improving road […]

Novatek, Sovcomflot Form Shipping Joint Venture

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September 4, 2019 Russian natural gas producer Novatek and compatriot shipping company Sovcomflot have decided to create a joint venture related to Arctic ice-class LNG carriers.  The duo signed the heads of agreement during the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok on September 4, 2019. Under the agreement, the companies intend to create a shipping company, […]

Cargolux flies into digital booking era

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September 3, 2019 Cargolux Airlines International has launched a new online booking tool, connecting through a platform “you book it, we fly it”, echoing its motto. The digital tool offers users a faster, frictionless and more personalized buying experience, and is powered by PRO’s solutions to streamline and accelerate the customer quoting and booking process. […]

SCF’s Aframax Wraps Up NSR Voyage Using Only LNG

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September 3, 2019 Sovcomflot’s LNG-fueled Aframax crude oil tanker Korolev Prospect completed its commercial voyage along the Northern Sea Route (NSR) on September 2. The company said that the voyage marked a milestone in the history of shipping, as this was the first time that a large-capacity oil tanker crossed the full length of the […]

NGO: Two Dead, 13 Injured in Bangladesh Shipbreaking Accident

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September 3, 2019 An accident at the shipbreaking beach of Chattogram, Bangladesh, has taken the lives of two workers, while another thirteen suffered severe injuries, the NGO Shipbreaking Platform said. The accident occurred in the afternoon hours of August 31 at Ziri Subedar shipbreaking yard during scrapping operations on the ship CSL Virginia. NGO Shipbreaking […]

Drewry: Low-Sulphur Fuel to Cost 30% More Than the Current Fuel

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September 3, 2019 Early indications of prices for low-sulphur fuel oil 0.5% compliant with the IMO 2020 rule showed that the new fuel costs about 30% more than the current, high-sulphur IFO380 fuel at Asian ports which have started selling it. According to shipping consultancy Drewry, the price is based on actual bunkering transactions for […]

German ministry says airlines should pay fair price for CO2 emissions

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August 30, 2019 The German government wants to ensure that airlines pay a fair price for the carbon emissions for which their industry is responsible, an environment ministry spokesman said on Friday, adding that flights could not remain cheaper than train travel. Earlier, Alexander Dobrindt, parliamentary leader of a Bavarian conservative party that is allied […]

Resurrected Uganda Airlines flies into crowded African skies

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August 30, 2019 Uganda Airlines has taken to the skies once more after almost two decades out of action, but flies into a crowded aviation market in Africa where carriers have the weakest finances and emptiest planes of any region in the world. The state carrier launched commercial flights on Wednesday, its first since it […]

Activists plan drone flights at Heathrow to protest climate change

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August 30, 2019 Environmental activists from the group Heathrow Pause have warned they are planning to operate small drones around Heathrow next month in an effort to ground flights. The group, an offshoot of the wider Extinction Rebellion climate movement, has said it expects “somewhere between 50 to a couple of hundred people” to be […]