Top stories on Seatrade Maritime News Jan - June 2018

As 2018 draws to a close we take a look at what were the top stories each month on Seatrade Maritime News. This week we look at January through to June, with July to December to follow next week.




Topping the most read in the first month of 2018 were the launch of the IHI mega-yard in Saudi Arabia and a shipowner being hit in a fraudulent payments scam

Saudi Aramco, Bahri, Lamprell and HHI launch International Maritime Industries shipyard jv 

Shipping company loses $1.8m from fraudulent payments in email scam 


oneboxesmallMoving into February and Ocean Network Express’ (ONE) magenta vessels were turning heads while events at Cosco in Pakistan shocked readers

ONE's magenta containers start arriving in time for Valentine's Day

Cosco head in Pakistan shot dead


The month of March was to be dominated by the fatal fire on board the mega-boxship Maersk Honam

Four missing in 'serious fire' on ultra-large Maersk containership

Maersk Honam joins a growing list of horrific containership fires 


In April Heerema made the decision to exit the offshore piplelaying sector and another casualty saw a bulker collide with a mansion in Turkey, fortunately without injury

Heerema to exit offshore pipelaying sector with the loss of 350 jobs 

Video: Bulk carrier crashes into mansion on the Bosphorus


Philip ChaabanesmallBlock chain topped the most read in May with the launch of Insurwave while Selektope piqued reader interest with its adaption of pharma technology to ship coating

Block chain platform Insurwave for marine insurance goes live with Maersk onboard

What do pharmaceuticals have to do with a solution for hull fouling? 


The month of June saw the sad passing of CMA CGM founder Jaques Saade, and in a changing world there was a warning electric vehicles could hit tanker demand

CMA CGM founder Jacques Saadé dies at 81 

Electric vehicle growth will start hurt tanker shipping by 2025

Click here to read the top stories on Seatrade Maritime News during the second half of 2018

Posted 21 December 2018

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Marcus Hand

Editor, Seatrade Maritime News

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