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There was a butane gas leak after a very large gas carrier (VLGC) and an aframax tanker collided in Singapore waters early on Tuesday morning.

Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M), through its wholly owned Keppel Shipyard, has clinched four contracts worth a total of SGD85m ($61.5m) for the conversion, repair and modification of vessels.

National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) has announced a net profit of Saudi Riyals (SAR) 1.116m ($297.59m) for the first half of 2016, a whopping 50% period-on-period increase.


JHW has ordered five of the largest ever ethane carriers at Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Offshore (DSIC) in China, each powered by an MAN B&W dual-fuel engine.

Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply gas cargo handling systems to 11 new gas carriers under construction at Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD).

Ship designer Deltamarin and Vard affiliate Brevik Technology have come together to develop a novel multigas carrier design, incorporating Deltamarin’s B.Delta and the new-generation patented cylindrical gas tanks by Brevik Technology.

In another breakthrough in natural gas shipping Indonesian power company Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PT PLN) has ordered the first ever CNG carrier at Qingdao Wuchuan Heavy Industry shipyard in China.