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TORM closer to restructuring agreement

(Mar 27 2015)

TORM, together with some of its lenders and Oaktree Capital Management, reached an agreement this week that will secure lender support to implement a restructuring.

Helios VLGC pool set for launch

(Mar 27 2015)

A new VLGC pool is to be launched on 1st April to be operated out of London and Singapore.

SCF reaps the rewards

(Mar 27 2015)

The Sovcomflot Group (SCF) has revealed a set of strong results for 2014 due to the combined effect of consistent strategy execution and a recovery in the conventional tanker market

Shipmanagement mantra outlined

(Mar 27 2015)

How can ship managers navigate through the challenges facing the shipping industry?

Cyber security risks warning given

(Mar 27 2015)

Ships are increasingly dependent on programmable control systems, which pose an ever-larger target for cyber threats, warned DNV GL’s Tor Svensen.

MRs to keep momentum going

(Mar 27 2015)

Product tankers will see higher spot freight rates and vessel prices next year on the back of rising demand from expanding Middle East refining capacity, oil price volatility and slowing fleet growth.

Is the MR strength sustainable?

(Mar 27 2015)

This was the question posed by Poten & Partners tanker research and consulting department in its latest weekly report.

Q88’s new vetting analytics module

(Mar 27 2015)

Q88 has launched a vetting analytics module on

IMO announces BWMS study

(Mar 27 2015)

The IMO has launched two online surveys on ballast water management systems (BWMS).

Land-based storage continues to build

(Mar 27 2015)

Storage terminals are still expanding worldwide, especially at Fujairah in the UAE, which could be good news for the tanker sector going forward.

Markets---Ordering slows ahead of holiday period

(Mar 27 2015)

Only a trickle of orders were reported recently.

Dubai handles OSG ULCC

(Mar 27 2015)

Drydocks World and Maritime World has completed work on one of the four largest tankers in the world - the Overseas Shipholding Group (OSG) ULCC ‘Overseas Laura Lynn’.

VIKING liferaft exchange moves into Japan

(Mar 27 2015)

Marine and fire safety equipment and service provider, VIKING Life-Saving Equipment (VIKING) is stocking ready-packaged liferafts to provide fixed-price liferaft exchange to vessels calling Japanese ports.

IR Class expands in the UAE

(Mar 27 2015)

IACS member, IRClass (Indian Register of Shipping), has set up a senior level advisory committee in the UAE in an effort to increase activity and foster business links in the region.

Innovative shaft generators for asphalt carriers

(Mar 27 2015)

Finnish-based WE Tech Solutions and Turkish shipyard Besiktas have signed a contract to install two direct drive permanent magnet shaft generators in 15,100 dwt asphalt carriers.


March 2015

Older tanker - better value? Little scrapping US?crude exports - coming soon? Jones Act safe Stronger focus needed Evaluate data properly Looking at pool points Ships agency vital BSM’s new era

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