Business opportunities are looking up for ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) manufacturers on news of the ratification of IMO’s Ballast Water Management (BWM) convention, and demand will start picking up albeit at a cautious pace.
In the wake of disruption caused by the collapse of Hanjin Shipping, Maersk Line is launching a new transpacific service utilising out of favour traditional panamax sized vessels.
Japan’s K Line and Singapore’s APL have announced new Far East – Middle East services, both including slots secured on services operated by Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM), analyst Alphaliner says.
Two aframax vessels are among a list of 28 oil and chemical product tankers which have been “disqualified” from berthing at Fujairah Oil Tanker Terminals (FOTT) due to poor pumping rates, Wilhelmsen Ships Agency has revealed.
While plans have been announced to unload some of Hanjin Shipping's stranded containerships in Singapore it still needs to obtain a moratorium on legal action in the country’s courts to avoid vessel arrests.
Leading global marine and engineering consultancy for the shipping and offshore energy industry, London Offshore Consultants (LOC), has clinched its first ever wind farm project in the Asia-Pacific region with its Korea office being jointly appointed by reinsurers Swiss Re and Korean Re as the marine warranty surveying service provider for the Tamra Wind Farm project.
China has drawn up its first ever set of national standards on curbing harmful emissions from ships as part of the country’s ongoing fight against air pollution.