France’s Total is readying to make 0.5% sulphur content fuels available at major bunkering ports from the fourth quarter of this year ahead of the IMO 2020 regulation, and the state oil firm is projecting a gradual global uptake of LNG as a marine fuel.
CMA CGM has approached China State Shipbuilding Corp (CSSC) to build ten new 15,000-teu containerships, including five LNG-powered and five fitted with hybrid scrubbers.
Port of Dunkirk officials classified 2018 as “a good year” with overall throughput up 3% year-on-year from 50.2m tonnes to 51.6m tonnes, and predicted 2019 would be “a very good year”, at a press conference held in regional capital Lille yesterday.
Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) is a launching a new service that connects the French port of Le Havre with Iranian, Middle Eastern and Asian ports.
DP World chairman Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem has met with the President of France, Francois Hollande, at a Paris investment summit.
Wärtsilä is equipping a new icebreaking Polar logistics vessel being built at Chantiers Piriou shipyard in France with main engines, exhaust treatment systems and thrusters.
China’s ICBC Leasing has entered into financing deals worth a total of $1.1bn with France’s Jaccar Holdings and Belgian reefer firm Seatrade for the construction of 10 ships.