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Industry leaders join forces on ammonia-fuelled tanker project

(Jan 16 2020)

MISC, Samsung Heavy Industries, Lloyd’s Register and MAN Energy Solutions to work collaboratively on addressing shipping’s decarbonisation challenge.



Odfjell reports that it has installed UV ballast water systems on all owned vessels.

(Jan 16 2020)

Explaining the reasons for choosing ultra violet systems (UV), Veine Huth, Project Manager at Odfjell Ship Management said that it was the simplicity and lack of needing special chemicals which most appealed.



Standard Club - two ships in China using 'non compliant fuel'

(Jan 15 2020)

The Standard Club notes that it has received reports that since 1 January 2020 there have been two separate ships in Chinese waters that have been found to be using non-compliant fuel.



Coast Guard searching for 2 fishermen after vessel collision in Galveston, Texas

(Jan 15 2020)

The US Coast Guard is searching for two fishermen from the 81-foot fishing vessel Pappy's Pride that capsized after a collision near the Galveston jetties in Galveston, Texas, Tuesday.



Bosphorous collision tanker + fishing boat - 3 missing

(Jan 13 2020)

A Turkish flagged fishing boat collided with a Russian flagged tanker on Friday Jan 10, according to Turkish news reports quoting Istanbul Governor's office.



Gibson tanker report "talk about closing Strait of Hormuz"

(Jan 13 2020)

One of the most talked about scenarios remains the possibility that the Strait of Hormuz could be closed, says broker Gibsons in its weekly tanker market report



"Flotilla of oil tankers sailing empty from Europe and the Mediterranean toward the U.S. Gulf Coast"

(Jan 09 2020)

A "Flotilla of oil tankers sailing empty from Europe and the Mediterranean toward the U.S. Gulf Coast", Reuters reports.



War risk premiums may rise - Reuters

(Jan 09 2020)

payments known as war risk premiums for tankers shuttling through the Strait of Hormuz could rise significantly, Reuters reports.



Tanker freight rates have hit three-month highs for vessels using the 21-mile-wide Strait of Hormuz

(Jan 09 2020)

Tanker freight rates have hit three-month highs for vessels using the 21-mile-wide Strait of Hormuz, according to Platts.



Saudi state oil tanker company suspending shipments through Hormuz - FT

(Jan 09 2020)

The Financial Times reports that Saudi state oil tanker company is suspending shipments through Hormuz following Iranian missile strikes on US military bases in Iraq.



Shipping provides reasons to be cheerful

(Jan 09 2020)

The shipping industry faces some very significant challenges over the coming years but has a number of reasons to be cheerful as it enters a new decade, according to accountancy and business advisory firm BDO.



INTERTANKO releases standardised Gas Form C for LPG and LNG

(Jan 09 2020)

INTERTANKO has released updated Gas Form C forms for LPG and LNG with the intent on standardising both the forms themselves and the information provided on them.



Offshore Vessel Management and Self Assessment 2nd edition published

(Jan 09 2020)

The Offshore Vessel Management and Self Assessment (OVMSA) programme is a tool to help companies operating offshore vessels to assess, measure and improve their management systems.



Hanseaticsoft announces a 41% increase in clients in 2019

(Jan 09 2020)

Hanseaticsoft, a leading provider of maritime software ended 2019 on a high by announcing a 41% increase in customers, adding 19 new shipping companies to their global client base, including eight in Singapore, Philippines, India and China.



Five Greeks abducted after tanker attacked in Cameroon

(Jan 09 2020)

Eight seamen, including five Greeks, were kidnapped after the Greek-flagged oil/chemical tanker HAPPY LADY was attacked early on December 31, 2019 some 2 nm SW of Limboh, Cameroon, where it was anchored.




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