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Suez Canal Authority Obtains Court Order to Seize Ever Given

The Suez Canal Authority has secured a formal court order to seize the container ship Ever Given for “failure to pay an amount of $ 900 million,” the Egyptian government-owned news outlet Ahram Gate reported Tuesday. The SCA had previously announced its intention to hold the vessel until the outcome of negotiations with the owners […]

Korean Register and Hyundai to Collaborate on Environmental Solutions

In a further step to strengthen the competitive position of the South Korean shipbuilding industry, the Korea Register of Shipping and Hyundai Heavy Industries Group announced a strategic alliance designed to address the future challenges of environmental regulations. Korea’s largest shipbuilder agreed to work with the class society to share utilize technology and human resources […]

Total and Siemens Collaborate on Reducing Emissions in LNG Production

With the continuing growth of the LNG as a fuel of choice for the shipping industry, attention is turning on seeking improvements to make the established practices more sustainable to further support the growth of the market. Two of the leaders in energy and energy technology, France’s Total and Siemens Energy announced that will collaborate […]

Senators Introduce Act to Compel CDC to Restore U.S. Cruises by July 4

The efforts to pressure the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to move forward with the restoration of cruises sailing from U.S. ports continued with three U.S. senators today introducing a bill to require the CDC to restore cruising by July 4. The senators from Florida and Alaska followed a move last week by […]

U-Ming Secures it’s First Sustainability Linked Loan

U-Ming Marine Transport Corporation (“U-Ming”) (TSEC code: 2606), Taiwan’s largest publicly listed bulk carrier company, has secured its first Sustainability-Linked Loan (“SLL”) of USD45 million with E.SUN Commercial Bank, a testimony on its long-standing commitment and accountability on sustainability. To secure the SSL, U-Ming underwent a rigorous due-diligence process that evaluated the company’s financial strength […]

Wärtsilä’s ‘Expert Insight’ Service Could Extend to Whole NYK Fleet

The technology group Wärtsilä has signed an Optimised Maintenance agreement with the Japanese shipping giant Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) and Monohakobi Technology Institute (MTI) to evaluate Wärtsilä’s Expert Insight predictive maintenance service as part of a pilot programme. The agreement was signed in January 2021 and, the programme could lead to NYK adopting the solution […]

Azimuthal Hybrid Drive System SYDRIVE-E for World’s 1st LNG Hybrid Tug

Singapore-based Sembcorp Marine relies on SCHOTTEL’s azimuthal hybrid drive system SYDRIVE-E for the world’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) hybrid tug. With this first in a series of 12 vessels, Sembcorp Marine will build the world’s first hybrid LNG-fueled tug fleet that will replace its existing diesel-powered tugs. The vessel is designed by LMG Marin, […]

GTT Receives Order from Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding for Tank Design

GTT announces that it has received an order from its partner the Chinese shipyard Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co. Ltd. for the tank design of a new LNGC1 on behalf of the Chinese ship-owner ShenZhen Gas Corporation Ltd. GTT will design the tanks of the vessel which will offer a cargo capacity 79,960 m3 and will be fitted […]

Jail Sentence for First of MSC Gayane Crew in Cocaine Smuggling Case

The first of seven crewmembers from the MSC Gayane was sentenced to jail today for his role in the 2019 cocaine smuggling aboard the containership. A total of eight crewmembers, or nearly a third of the vessel’s crew, have all plead guilty and are awaiting sentencing in one of the largest drug seizures in U.S. […]

Damen Delivers Stan Tug 1004 to Vetterlieden

Damen Shipyards Group has recently delivered a Stan Tug 1004 to Corps van Vletterlieden for operation in the Port of IJmuiden in the north of the Netherlands. The tug, Boatman2, will perform a wide range of tasks including mooring, supply, crew transfer and diving support.  The vessel had previously operated for a client of Damen’s […]

Noatum Logistics is in the top 50 of ocean and air freight forwarders

For the second consecutive year, Noatum Logistics has been included in the Top 50 Logistics Companies lists produced by the North American publication Transport Topics, repeating its position #38 of the previous year in the Ocean Freight ranking, and reaching position #46 for Airfreight. After a complex year, in which the management of the consequences […]

ONS Februrary statisics: 12% year-on-year decline in UK exports to the EU

Atul Bhakta, CEO of One World Express commented on the statistics: “The sharp annual fall in exports from the UK to the EU was to be expected. Regardless of the Brexit deal that was struck between the two, the early months of 2021 were always going to involve a period of acclimatisation as businesses got their […]

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