France’s Total is readying to make 0.5% sulphur content fuels available at major bunkering ports from the fourth quarter of this year ahead of the IMO 2020 regulation, and the state oil firm is projecting a gradual global uptake of LNG as a marine fuel.

The shortlist for 2019’s Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia has been announced, with the winners to be unveiled on Friday 28th June at Hong Kong’s InterContinental Hotel in Kowloon.

China’s southwest province of Sichuan signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Port of Rotterdam to jointly develop China-Europe multimodal transportation via Chengdu-Tilburg railway link.

PSA International Ptd Ltd (PSA), the Polish Development Fund (PFR) and the IFM Global Infrastructure Fund (GIF), advised by IFM Investors, have completed the transaction to jointly acquire DCT GdaƄsk, the largest container terminal in Poland.

Seatrade Offshore Marine & Workboats; Seatrade Shiptech and Seatrade Maritime Awards Middle East, Indian Subcontinent & Africa have been announced as three major events to be held during UAE Maritime Week 2019.

Following the 12 May sabotage attacks on four tankers off Fujairah the LMA Joint War Commission (JWC) has added the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to its listed areas for Hull War, Piracy, Terrorism and Related Perils.

After all the hype and public protests those familiar with the workings of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will not be surprised to learn there were no major announcements coming out of last week’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) meeting, and apparent new favourite – going slower – hit a speed hump.

Reflecting increasing impact of technology on shipping the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore’s (MPA) global internship award is seeing an increased demand computing and data analytics skills.

The world’s largest container shipping company AP Moller – Maersk has signed a contract five 2,200 teu feederships with Chinese shipbuilding company CSSC Jiangnan Shipyard.

Italian shipowner Grimaldi Group has called for tighter regulations on ro-ro and containers following its second serious fire on board a vessel this year.

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