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BIMCO to launch hull underwater cleaning standard

(Oct 12 2018)

In response to growing concerns over the impact of hull biofouling on the marine environment, with a group of industry partners, BIMCO are to produce an internationally recognised standard (see Tanker Operator, October issue, page 30).



MOL to install voyage information display system on VLCC

(Oct 12 2018)

Mitsui OSK Lines plans to launch the experimental use of a system that supports ship operation during voyages using augmented reality (AR) technology.



Markets - Bullish VLCC owners

(Oct 12 2018)

This week, activity and bullishness among VLCC owners was apparent, which has not seen for a very long time.



Markets - Recycling twists and turns

(Oct 12 2018)

The Indian currency registered some dramatic declines last week, pushing the exchange rate well in excess of Rs74 against the US Dollar.



North strengthens underwriting team - opens new Piraeus office

(Oct 12 2018)

North P&I Club has further strengthened its underwriting team with the appointment of a new UK-based underwriter.



ShipMoney signs up Nautilus Port Services

(Oct 12 2018)

Maritime Payment Solutions’ ShipMoney has strengthened its foothold in the Antwerp-Rotterdam-Amsterdam (ARA) range by joining forces with one of Rotterdam’s major port services companies.



MCA accredited training centre opens in Phuket

(Oct 12 2018)

Galileo Maritime Academy has completed its newly designed professional crew training centre and crew residence in Phuket, Thailand.



Re-issuing of US Vessel General Permit delayed

(Oct 12 2018)

Class society, ABS has warned that the issuance of the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Vessel General Permit (VGP) has been delayed.



Tankers hit by new Turkish Straits transit rules

(Oct 05 2018)

New shipping regulations recently introduced for the Turkish Straits could increase delays for large vessels.



Maritime CEOs call for action on de-carbonisation

(Oct 05 2018)

This week, the Global Maritime Forum brought together 34 CEOs and industry leaders worldwide to sign a call for action aimed at leading the industry towards de-carbonisation.



Tankers - What will the winter bring?

(Oct 05 2018)

Winter usually brings stronger earnings and higher freight volatility to the tanker sector.



Short-term tanker demand boost come 2020

(Oct 05 2018)

OPEC analysts were relatively optimistic about the prospects of long-term crude oil demand, despite its own crude coming under pressure during the next five years, due to surging US supplies.



Nordic Shipholding breaches covenants

(Oct 05 2018)

A tightening of cash-flow, due to a weakening tanker market, which has reached levels not seen for decades, has resulted in certain of the company’s loan covenants not being met by the due date.



Choice to refit BWMS on more STI tankers

(Oct 05 2018)

Choice Ballast Solutions (Choice) has won a contract for the turnkey integration engineering and project management services for ballast water management system (BWMS) installations on board an additional 39 Scorpio Tankers (STI) vessels.



Aframax LNG bunkering stem marks number of firsts

(Oct 05 2018)

Shell recently undertook its first ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation to fuel the world’s first LNG-powered Aframax - Sovcomflot’s ‘Gagarin Prospect’.




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