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China’s Ningbo Xinle Shipbuilding Group announced that the company has signed a contract with M.E.Marittima Emiliana SPA to build two 4,500 dwt chemical tankers.
UK-based BLOK Container Systems has introduced a new equipment to speed up the handling of containers so as to improve the overall operational efficiency at ports.
CMA CGM has penned letters of intent to establish a new joint venture with Ethiopian company MACCFA and to manage Ethiopia’s Modjo Dry Port.
Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) will be upgrading its Australia Express service between Europe/Indian Ocean and Australia under a new partnership with CMA CGM.
United European Car Carriers (UECC) has  inked a contract with China’s Jiangnan Shipyard to build two new generation pure car and truck carriers (PCTC) plus options for two additional vessels. 
In hopes of raising wider public awareness on the crucial role of modern day shipping, IMO secretary-general Lim Ki-tack steered away from his usual regulation talks for a moment and…
Alfa Laval has confirmed a deal to supply 30 ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) over the next four years to the entire fleet of Oslo-based Bulkship Management.
Though Greek owners continue to rule the global roost when fleet size and asset value, due to the unstable market conditions and new regulatory requirements, for the first time in…
CMA CGM has joined hands with IKEA Transport & Logistics Services, the GoodShipping Program, and the Port of Rotterdam to test and scale the use of sustainable marine bio-fuel oil.
DNV GL announced that the classification society’s classed vessels are now able to utilise remote surveys for some inspections through its Veracity data platform.
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