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Byron E. Vernicos appointed as Ardent’s representative for Greece & Cyprus

(Feb 20 2020)

Ardent Global (“Ardent”) and Byron E. Vernicos Shipping Enterprises S.A. (“Byron E. Vernicos”), are proud to announce the next step in its long-standing relationship.

Halliburton introduces streaming unconventional well test data retriever

(Feb 20 2020)

Halliburton Company has announced SPIDRlive Self-Powered Intelligent Data Retriever, an unconventional well testing and fracture interaction monitoring technology that acquires real-time well data without the need for intervention to reduce costs and...

Four new LNG carriers on contract with Shell

(Feb 20 2020)

In December 2019, Shell signed separate agreements for four LNG carriers with affiliates of Knutsen LNG, two LNG carriers with Korea Line Corporation and two LNG Carriers with Global Meridian Holdings Limited.

Allweiler AEB-DE pump series conserves space while dosing accurately

(Feb 20 2020)

Allweiler launches the next-generation AEB-DE progressing cavity pump series of four pump sizes that share one installation footprint and are capable of bi-directional flow.

Bogerd Martin is the first distributor to launch AVCS Online in Chart Track Ship Manager

(Feb 20 2020)

2019 was a very busy year for Bogerd Martin.

Don’t forget the fire-fighting requirement with a scrubber retrofit, advises Survitec

(Feb 20 2020)

Shipowners looking to retrofit marine exhaust gas cleaning systems as a way of complying with new sulphur emissions rules should verify the capacity of their fixed fire-fighting systems before undertaking any retrofit projects.

Republic of the Marshall Islands has been moved to EU white list

(Feb 20 2020)

At the European Union (EU) Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) meeting in Brussels on Tuesday, it was announced that the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) is now considered “white-listed” by the ECOFIN.

Clarkson PLC acquires Spanish shipbroking company Martankers I, S.L.

(Feb 20 2020)

Clarkson PLC ("Clarksons") is pleased to announce that Clarkson Overseas Shipbroking Ltd (a wholly owned subsidiary) has acquired 100% of the issued share capital of Martankers I, S.L. ("Martankers") of Madrid, Spain.

Scorpio Tankers Inc. results for the fourth quarter of 2019 and Declaration of a quarterly Dividend

(Feb 20 2020)

Scorpio Tankers Inc. (“Scorpio Tankers”, or the “Company”) has reported its results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2019. The Company also announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.10 per sha...

Columbia – finding better approaches to training

(Feb 20 2020)

Columbia Shipmanagement is improving the ways it encourages seafarers to think about safety, develops a safety culture, and trains the crew. Capt. Faouzi Fradi, group director training, Columbia Shipmanagement explained.

Harren & Partner – defining effective communication

(Feb 20 2020)

German vessel operator Harren & Partner is making a big effort to improve communications between crew and the office. Fleet manager Ömer Faruk Bayar explained.

Margate UK - seafarer death

(Feb 18 2020)

A seafarer fell from a LPG tanker moored in Margate, UK, on Feb 15, and a body was later found, according to BBC reports.

Gibsons weekly tanker report - complex fuel markets

(Feb 18 2020)

Complexity in vessel fuel markets is the theme of last week's Gibson Shipbroker Tanker report.

Venezula court battle over tanker cargo - Bloomberg

(Feb 18 2020)

A crude oil tanker has been floating offshore Venezuela for a year, in a complex court struggle involving US refinery operator CITGO and US sanctions against PDVSA, according to a Bloomberg article.

McQuilling publishes "2020-2024 Tanker Market Outlook Scorecard"

(Feb 13 2020)

Broker McQuilling Services hasreleased its 2020 to 2024 Tanker Market Outlook, available for free download from the company website (registration required).


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