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World’s second-largest shipping container line MSC has signed with INTTRA for eVGM software to receive container verified gross mass (VGM) information from shippers.

Maersk-owned towage and salvage specialist Svitzer has signed a contract with Damen for four Azimuth Tractor Drive (ATD) 2412 tugs, as part of a fleet renewal programme. 

Cargotec subsidiary MacGregor has sealed a new order to equip cranes and deck machinery on two of the world’s first LNG-fuelled bulk carriers.

In response to the bleak outlook for the offshore industry, Damen Shipyards has launched an offering to convert the glut of laid-up PSVs to fulfil roles in aquaculture, shipping and defence.

DP World chairman Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem has met with the President of France, Francois Hollande, at a Paris investment summit.

RINA Services and the Asian Classification Society (ACS) have classified the first two 15,000 gt general cargo ships owned by Iranian shipping company IRISL.

A good onboard Internet connection has become crucial for welfare of seafarers, InterManager president Gerardo Borromeo has stressed.

Shipping confidence has hit fresh lows in the latest Moore Stephens survey, reaching 5.0 to of 10 below the then-record lows of 5.3 in May 2015.

Crowley Maritime has installed a remote monitoring software package on one of its tugs operating out of Seattle, as a trial for possible future applications aboard larger company vessels.

In a worrying sign of the times a majority of maritime executives believe that integrity is “routinely compromised” in shipping deals, according to a live audience poll carried at the CMA Shipping 2016 conference this week.

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