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Fuel Spills from Maersk Ship during Bunkering in Hong Kong

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January 7, 2019 An unknown quantity of bunker fuel has spilled from a container vessel owned by Danish shipping giant Maersk during bunkering operations in Hong Kong, a company spokesperson confirmed to World Maritime News. “We can confirm that on January 6 our container vessel Maersk Gateshead had oil spilling during bunkering operations while at berth […]

Unipec Remains the World’s Top Dirty Spot Charterer

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January 7, 2019 Unipec, the trading arm of China’s state-run oil company Sinopec, remained at the top of the list of the world’s largest dirty spot charterers, according to an annual survey by tanker brokers Poten & Partners. The latest ranking of the largest dirty spot charterers showed that, besides staying at the top, Unipec has also strengthened its position as its […]

Hapag-Lloyd: Crew Evacuated from Fire-Stricken Yantian Express

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January 7, 209 Hapag-Lloyd has evacuated the crew of the containership Yantian Express after the fire aboard the vessel increased in intensity. Namely, the shipping firm said that the ship’s crew of 8 officers and 15 seafarers “is unharmed and was safely transferred” to the salvage tug Smit Nicobar on January 5 and 6. “Due to bad […]

MOL, Uniper Press on with Germany’s 1st FSRU Project

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December 18, 2018 Japanese shipping giant Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has teamed up with Düsseldorf-based Uniper SE to develop a Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) at Uniper site in Wilhelmshaven, Germany. The FSRU has a planned send-out capacity of 10 bcm/a and an LNG storage capacity of 263,000 cbm. As informed, the facility could […]

Carrier to deliver 5,000 new reefers for MSC

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October 24, 2018 Through Seacube Containers MSC is leasing 5,000 new reefers with Carrier Transicold’s PrimeLINE machinery and its XtendFRESH controlled atmosphere system. The order is another big contract with MSC for Seacube Containers and Carrier Transicold, following an earlier deal covering 2,000 reefers with Carrier’s NaturaLINE machinery that uses the natural refrigerant CO2. The […]

HMM to Sell USD 883 Mn of Bonds to KDB

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October 24, 2018 South Korean shipping major Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has unveiled its plans to sell up to KRW 1 trillion (USD 883.8 million) of bonds. The company’s biggest shareholder, the state-owned Korea Development Bank (KDB), is set to take over the entire offering, which includes KRW 400 billion of convertible notes and KRW 600 […]

BW Green Carriers Takes World Fuel Services to Court over Contaminated Fuels

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October 24, 2018 Norway’s gas transportation company BW Green Carriers AS, part of BW Group, is taking Miami-based bunker supplier World Fuel Services Inc to court over contaminated bunkers. The company filed a complaint at Florida Southern District Court on October 19, 2018, seeking compensation for damages caused by contaminated bunkers to two of its […]

Many private investors will be involved in Alitalia relaunch

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October 23, 2018 Many private investors are interested in Alitalia and will take part in a relaunch of the airline which will be spearheaded by the state-controlled rail company, Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Tuesday. Alitalia was put under special administration last year and Rome has since been looking for a buyer. […]

Yusen to provide warehouse services for Jurox

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October 23, 2018 Yusen Logistics UK has been awarded the national warehousing and final mile distribution contract for animal healthcare specialist Jurox. The Australian animal pharmaceutical manufacturer has selected Yusen to handle its entire UK portfolio, and will now handle all of Jurox’s international cross border airfreight. Jurox is a growing player within the animal […]

IEA: More LNG Carrier Orders Needed to Keep Market Balance

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October 23, 2018 Lack of timely investment in the LNG carrier fleet could pose a threat to market development and security of supply, which could materialize even earlier than the risk of insufficient liquefaction capacity, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). LNG carriers are expensive vessels compared to other classes of commercial ships, due to […]