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Japanese Owners Bid for GAIL’s LNG Carriers

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April 1, 2016 Aside to South Korean shipbuilding majors, GAIL India’s USD 7 million tender for nine LNG carriers has reportedly sparked the interest of Japanese shipowners. Read More

Spotted: Celebrating April Fools’ Day with a Splash

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April 1, 2016 This year’s April Fools’ Day was no joke for the Dutch shipbuilders at Royal Bodewes Hoogezand shipyard, situated on the outskirts of Groningen, as they seized the day to launch Arklow Shipping’s newbuild, the Arklow Valiant. Read More

Algoma Receives Refund for Three Shipbuilding Orders

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April 1, 2016 The Canadian shipping company Algoma Central Corporation has received USD 53.4 million from refund guarantees after it cancelled three shipbuilding contracts with China’s troubled Nantong Mingde Heavy Industries shipyard in 2015. Read More

COSCOCS Closes Deal for 10 VLOCs at SWS

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April 1, 2016 China’s newly established shipping major, China COSCO Shipping Corporation (COSCOCS) has signed a contract with China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) in Shanghai that will see the construction of ten 400,000-tonne VLOCs. Read More

Plane Turns Back After Passenger Does Yoga In Galley

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March 31, 2016 A United Airlines flight from Hawaii to Japan was forced to turn back and land in Honolulu after a passenger insisted on doing yoga in the galley in defiance of the crew, an FBI spokesman said. Read More

Delta, Pilots’ Union Go To Mediation

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March 31, 2016 Delta Air Lines and its pilots’ union will go to federal mediation after failing to come to an agreement on a tentative contract, the Air Line Pilots Association International (ALPA) said. Read More

Lufthansa Takes Delivery Of Second A320neo

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March 31, 2016 Lufthansa has taken delivery of a second Airbus A320neo, but the German airline said engine issues which had delayed its taking delivery of the plane were not yet fully resolved. Read More

KLM Trials Biofuel-Powered Flights

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March 31, 2016 KLM on Thursday launched the first in a series of 80 flights from Oslo to Amsterdam using a biofuels blend to power an Embraer E190 jet. Read More

Air freight dives in Asia – should we panic?

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March 31, 2016 The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines published February international traffic results and, for cargo, the news is bleak, down 12 percent, year-over-year. But as David Harris points out, from sister publication Cargo Facts, data from January and February are often skewed by the timing of the Chinese New Year Read More

Vietstar Air looks to move beyond military roots into cargo

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March 31, 2016 Following its application with Vietnam’s Ministry of Transport for an “air transport business license,” the commercial arm of Vietnam’s Air force, Vietstar Air, could soon become the country’s first airline to operate commercial freighters, according to local media sources. Read More