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MSC joins major lines in rejecting the use of Arctic routes

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has joined two other major lines, CMA CGM and Hapag Lloyd, in saying no to the use of the Arctic route as a new short cut between northern Europe and Asia. Read More

Ningbo-Zhoushan to complete work on 10m teu container terminal in 2020

China’s busiest port of Ningbo-Zhoushan is on track to complete the construction of the new 10m teu container terminal at Meishan. Read More

Keppel boosts new contracts with scrubber orders reaching 100

Singapore’s Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) has received 100 scrubber orders to-date as it continues to see more enquiries ahead of IMO 2020. Read More

Boskalis to operate world’s first bio-fuel oil powered dredging vessel

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) and biofuels supplier GoodFuels are set to take the next key step in the ‘Boskalis on Bio’ programme for the testing of sustainable bio-fuel oil. Read More

Yantian port to build advanced automated terminal

China’s southern port of Yantian is planning to build a 200,000-tonne class advanced automated terminal to further support local transportation hub development. Read More

End of supply glut in sight for dry bulk

The dry bulk shipping market is “slowly and steadily” recovering from years of sluggish earnings for operators as the demand-supply equation is getting to a better balance. Read More

Belships seals seven-year charter for new ultramax bulker

Oslo-listed Belships has entered into a seven-year bareboat charter for a 61,000-dwt ultramax newbuilding being built at a Japanese shipyard. Read More

Gazprom Neft opens Singapore office for marine lubes sales

Russia’s Gazprom Neft has opened an office in Singapore to oversee international sales and logistics network of its marine lubricants. Read More

Prioritising crew safety with proper casualty investigations – an interview with Alfonso Castillero of the Liberian Registry

While it would be premature to call it a trend, the recent few incidences of vessel seizures have caught the world’s attention. But has the attention been riveted on the correct matter? Read More

Yinson inks $5.4bn FPSO charter contract with Petrobras

Malaysia’s Yinson has signed letters of intent with Brazil’s Petrobras for the provision of a FPSO under a 25-year charter worth $5.4bn. Read More

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