New Zealand’s Ports of Auckland is aiming for zero emissions by 2040 and is looking to hydrogen power as an alternative to batteries to power terminal equipment.

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) said on Wednesday that an arbitration tribunal has ordered Grupo Unidos Por el Canal (GUPC), the construction consortium that built the Panama Canal new locks to pay back nearly $848m to the Canal Authority.

Rates for OSVs in the US remain underwater but utilisation levels are starting to rise and a “rational” approach to stacking and drydocking by owners could see pricing power start to return.

Norway’s scrubber manufacturer Yara Marine Technologies has made its footprint in China with the opening of its new Shanghai office, responding to increasing demand for scrubbers in newbuilds and retrofit projects in the Asia-Pacific region.

Singapore port container volumes have inched up in November compared to year-ago levels, putting the republic on track to achieve a historic high throughput this year.

As China enforces its 0.5% sulphur emission control areas (ECAs) from 1 January 2019 it is also mandating that new domestic vessels be equipped for shoreside power, or cold ironing.

Dutch tank storage firm Vopak is developing innovation pilots in Singapore with the use of drones and robots to achieve smart tank terminal operations.

Aggressive shipowner Scorpio has taken over Nordic American Offshore (NAO) via a share placement with Emanuele Lauro appointed as chairman and ceo.

Germany’s TT-Line has confirmed newbuilding deals with China’s Jinling Shipyard to build up to two LNG dual fuel ropax vessels for use in the Baltic Sea.

“Why have you slowed down? The delay is unacceptable. We need the ship alongside Monday morning without fail. There will be severe consequences for you should the voyage be delayed further.”

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