This issue of Seatrade Maritime Review examines how the global pandemic has served to overshadow some of the other vital issues facing the shipping industry – most notably the environmental challenge, the main theme of this issue.
MAN Energy Solutions reports that has won the order to supply dual-fuel engines to a series of 10 Very Large Crude Carriers of 300,00dwt being built for three different shipowners by DSME of Korea.
China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec) and Qatar Petroleum have entered into a 10-year contract for the supply of 2 million tons of LNG per year, the first long term LNG sale and purchase agreement between the two parties.
Green chartering outfit Sea Cargo Charter has elected Cargill’s Jan Dieleman as Chair of its steering committee.
Greece’s largest shipowner John Angelicoussis is said to be in a “serious, but stable, condition” in an Athens hospital after suffering a heart attack on March 20.
The Covid–19 pandemic seems to have had little impact on the appetite of Greek shipowners as they continue to build up their fleets.
Tanker owner Ardmore has joined forces with a financier and a hydrogen generation specialist to help bring hydrogen fuel cells to the marine sector.
Firm demolition prices have stayed in place over the first half of March, with steel plate prices in Bangladesh reaching their highest prices so far this year, with rising levels of recycling predicted this year.
Diversification of India’s oil sources could be positive news for tanker ton-mile demand, according to Poten & Partners.