A capesize bulker has been successfully refloated after grounding in near Virginia Beach on Thursday.

Tsuneishi Shipbuilding is launching a new version of its kamsarmax bulker design with higher environmental and efficiency performance.

The Australian authorities have banned a Shandong Shipping bulker from the countries waters for 12 months for delibrately underpaying the crew.

Shipbuilder Japan Marine United (JMU) is rolling out its latest “J-Series” bulker design which uses technology to overcome negative impact of meeting new regulations.

Wärtsilä unit Eniram has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Athens-based Arista Shipping to participate in the Arista-led Project Forward initiative, which will involve assisting in the development of monitoring and optimisation tools.

The Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has ordered the mobilisation of national forces to speed up the search and rescue operation for 31 still missing from the NITC tanker Sanchi.

The NITC suezmax Sanchi that collided with a bulker off Shanghai is in danger of exploding.

Continuing to crackdown on companies breaching the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) the Australian authorities have barred the bulker DL Carnation for 12 months over underpaying the crew.

Bahri has placed a $120m order at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) for a quartet of bulk carriers.

There is an oil spill off the Southern peninsula state of Johor after a tanker and bulker collided last Thursday.

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