Dispatches

Scorpio Group’s massive about turn on scrubbers to order 146 exhaust gas cleaning units for its tanker and bulker fleets is a “commercial opportunity to burn cheap fuel”, according to…
Firmer oil prices and improving sentiment have been catalysts for several key strategic moves in recent days, as offshore contractors align themselves to make the most of the imminent upturn.
The availability of capital, both equity and debt, is a perennial discussion and has two particular areas of focus at present - for consolidation and green loans for retrofits to…
The popularity of scrubbers as a way to comply with the IMO’s 2020 sulphur cap has grown rapidly over the last six months with over 1,000 systems ordered in that…
Over the last couple of weeks Philippines government officials have been seeking to reassure the country that it will pass the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) latest audit on its…
The IMO 2020 clock is ticking - as 1 January 2020 looms closer, now little more than one year away, interest in scrubbers seems to have surged. Most notably, a…
With all the focus on complying with the 2020 sulphur cap the IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention (BWM Convention) has slipped off the agenda with the need to comply seemingly…
Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) president, Theodore Veniamis has attacked the "intense negativism" towards ocean-going shipping by some sectors, which he also says display a "hypocritical" stance on the issue…
Outgoing Intercargo chairman John Platsidakis took a number of swipes at regulators during his farewell speech at the International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners’ agm in London this week.
An improvement in the shipping market resulting a revival of newbuilding orders would see a dramatic increase in the adoption of LNG propulsion, according to SEA\LNG chairman Peter Keller.
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