Dispatches

The nearby spot rates for chartering large LNG carriers have been soaring at a time when future US export projects, fueling forward activity, continue to be given the “green-light”.
A combination of the looming 2020 0.5% sulphur cap for marine fuel, and the more stretch goal of a 50% reduction in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by 2050 is producing…
The business of offshore drilling and exploration, a close cousin of shipping, continues to generate business combinations, also known as “consolidation”, against the backdrop of worldwide economic strength and oil…
The container shipping industry is becoming increasingly competitive and complicated and leading terminal operators such as Hutchison Ports are taking steps through the use of technology to serve their customers…
The shipowners and managers “should be very worried” over the consequences of the latest European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) audit of Philippines maritime training, warns Carl Schou, president and ceo…
When it comes to the impact of the 2020 sulphur cap operational and regulatory issues have received a lot of attention, but there is also a commercial angle an North…
Amid all the hype in fintech applications for the shipping sphere, perhaps the most immediately applicable and translatable into practical usage is the electronic or smart bill of lading. This…
Almost three weeks after the Tidewater (TDW) and Gulfmark Offshore (GLF) combination deal, contemplating issuance of new Tidewater shares to pay GulfMark shareholders, an unsolicited third-party emerged, in the form…
The concerns of the shipping industry regarding the latest Iran sanctions have become further complicated this time by the fact that the EU has a contrary regime in place as…
As regulations on Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions loom for shipping, simply using less fuel will be one way to help meet environmental targets, and also potentially save cost from more…
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