Container lines Ocean Network Express (ONE) and Hapag-Lloyd are launching a new service covering Africa, India and the Middle East.

Intra-Europe carrier Containerships has carried out its first simultaneous operations LNG bunkering on container vessel Containerships Nord in the port of Rotterdam, with the vessel becoming the first to perform such an operation in Europe by means of ship-to-ship bunkering.

China’s Cosco Shipping Lines is planning to complete the installation of scrubbers on 10 of its existing containerships by this year, ahead of the IMO 2020 sulphur cap regulation.

Containerships, subsidiary of CMA CGM, has taken delivery of its second LNG-powered containership, the Containerships Polar, suited for navigational and climatic challenges of its operational area in Northern Europe and the Baltics.

Twelve largest containerships at 23,000 teu ordered by Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) will be fitted with scrubbers, ahead of their expected deliveries in the second quarter of 2020.

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.

K Line is taking a JPY50bn ($448m) hit on the cancellation of charter contracts for bulkers and containerships.

Taiwan’s carrier Wan Hai Lines has announced to the stock exchange that it will not proceed to exercise options for four feeder boxships at China’s Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard/China Shipbuilding Trading Company.

UK-based Cleanship Solutions announced that it has clinched a scrubber retrofit project for an unnamed vessel operator for over 30 containerships with capacity ranging from 7,500 teu to 15,000 teu.

Containerships first LNG-powered vessel has completed its first ship-ship LNG bunkering in the Port of Rotterdam.

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