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DP World recorded a 3.7% increase in global container volumes handled in Q1 2016, to 15.5m teu, however, it saw a 5.9% drop in its home base in the UAE.

GAC Environhull has launched a new online calculator for shipowners to compare hull cleaning methods, with it claiming to save owners 30% in coating costs.

Euronav reporting its strongest Q1 earnings for eight years at $113.5m is bullish on tanker prospects thanks to “manageable” fleet growth in the coming quarters.

Second officer Pasquale Miccio of ferry Scottish Viking has been sentenced to eight months in prison by the Edinburgh High Court, after admitting responsibility for the death of fisherman Daniel McNeil.

Setting carbon reduction targets would only “make sense” once the IMO’s anonymous CO2 reporting standards have yielded meaningful data, the German Shipowners’ Association (VDR) has said.

Following the easing of sanctions Maersk Line has launched its first direct service from Northern Europe to the Port of Mariel, Cuba.

DP World and its local subsidiary P&O Maritime Cypus have formally signed concession agreements at the Port of Limassol, covering 25-year operation of the port's multipurpose terminal and 15-year provision of associated towage and pilotage services respectively.

The lack of a "definitive outcome" on GHG emissions at the IMO MEPC 69 meeting last week will “damage the industry’s reputation” and make external intervention more likely, says environment lobby Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI).

In some good news for offshore operator GC Rieber Shipping it has diversified from oil and gas with a new contract for subsea vessel Polar King.

APM Terminals has won a 30-year concession to operate a new 5m teu container transhipment terminal at Tangier Med port, due to open in 2019.

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