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SOLAS enclosed space rule enters into force

(Jul 01 2016)

A new regulation to protect seafarers needing to enter enclosed spaces enters into force today (1st July).

Tanker downside risks increase

(Jul 01 2016)

Whilst the tanker sector is healthier than other major shipping sectors, the market has recently taken a turn for the worse, shipping consultants Marine Strategies International (MSI) said in a note.

What now for large tankers?

(Jul 01 2016)

Last week, VLCC spot returns hit their lowest level since October, 2014.

Markets - Softer undertones

(Jul 01 2016)

The VLCC market turned around in owners favour last week, but it did not last long (see above).

Teekay Corp completes financial programme

(Jul 01 2016)

Teekay Corp and Teekay Offshore Partners have completed their respective financing initiatives.

CCS head takes over at IACS

(Jul 01 2016)

China Classification Society’s (CCS) Dr Sun Licheng took over the IACS Chair from ABS’ Christopher Wiernicki at the end of the IACS Council (C73) meeting held in Washington, DC earlier this week.

Optimarin nears USCG type approval

(Jul 01 2016)

Ballast water treatment (BWT) system specialist Optimarin has completed the US Coast Guard’s (USCG) environmental test and all land-based and shipboard testing for marine, brackish and fresh water.

BV Verifuel joins Green Award

(Jul 01 2016)

Bureau Veritas - VeriFuel, marine fuel testing and inspection service, has joined the Green Award programme as an incentive provider.

Wärtsilä acquires Eniram

(Jul 01 2016)

Wärtsilä has acquired Eniram, the fellow Finnish-based management and analytics solutions technology company, for around €43 mill.

MAST and AMSA formalise partnership

(Jul 01 2016)

Maritime security company Maritime Asset Security Training (MAST) has entered into a joint venture with Astbury Marine Services & Associates (AMSA), a shipping and insurance response business.

Talks between SGX and the Baltic Exchange extended

(Jul 01 2016)

The Singapore Exchange (SGX) and the Baltic Exchange have agreed to extend their period of exclusive takeover discussions from 30th June, 2016 to 31st August, 2016.

New crankcase and cylinder oil introduced

(Jul 01 2016)

Lukoil Marine Lubricants has introduced the newly formulated NAVIGO 6 CO crankcase oil and NAVIGO 70 MCL AW cylinder oil.

Fatal accidents at Bangladesh shipbreaking yards

(Jul 01 2016)

At least five shipbreaking workers have been killed and five more severely injured in a series of fatal accidents in Bangladesh in just one month, claimed the NGO Shipbreaking Platform.

Brexit and shipping

(Jul 01 2016)

Brexit could have a positive impact on the tanker market in terms of movement of oil products between the UK and EU countries, said Poten & Partners in a report issued immediately after the vote.

Alphatron to use Setel IP network

(Jul 01 2016)

Alphatron Marine and Setel PowerLine have signed a reseller and installation partner agreement.


May 2016

Latest from OCIMF''s director Andrew Cassels, fleet growth data, new ECDIS standards, expanded Panama Canal

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