Leading maritime software provider Hanseaticsoft opened its first Asia office at Fusionopolis Place in Singapore in July as it steps up its expansion and brings its cloud-based ship management solution, Cloud Fleet Manager to the region.

Continuing its hard line on errant bunker suppliers the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has cancelled the bunker craft operator licence of Pegasus Maritime.

Hong Kong has overtaken London to take the second spot in the International Shipping Centre Development Index (ISCD), while Dubai has moved into the top five for the first time.

Japan is starting up ship-to-ship LNG bunkering at the ports of Yokohama and Nagoya, as it works with Singapore for both countries to become hubs for LNG re-fuelling.

There haven't been too many reasons to celebrate in container shipping in recent times but the official reception of Ocean Network Express or ONE in Singapore on Thursday evening saw the company setting sail in blaze of magenta branding with the strong statement of “As One, We Can”.

The developmemt of liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering in the Port of Singapore got a boost with the signing of a deal between Total and Pavilion Energy to provide a bunkering vessel and for an LNG supply arrangement.

Wilhelmsen Ship Management (WSM) is expanding into the UK with a new office in Southampton.

As the challenges mount for global shipping, there is a greater need for ever higher levels of efficiency. This was the premise for the setting up of the Port Call Optimisation Task Force, which was driven by calls from major shipping companies such as Maersk, MSC, CMA CGM and Shell for greater efficiency to help them plan their port and shipping operations better.

Singapore is continuing to invest in navigational safety in the waters of one of the world’s busiest ports as it sees a significant drop in major incidents over the last decade.

Nine men face up to 15 years in jail for illegally selling marine fuel at an anchorage in Singapore.

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