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Beware of signing Nigerian ‘Letters of Comfort’ - P&I Club

(Oct 09 2015)

Tanker owners should not provide a ‘Letter of Comfort’ to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), a leading P&I club has advised.

Reduction in HRA area welcomed

(Oct 09 2015)

The designated anti-piracy high risk area (HRA) off East Africa is to be reduced in area.

Odfjell in vessel upgrading project

(Oct 09 2015)

Odfjell is upgrading the propulsion system on board 19 vessels with new technology to optimise energy efficiency.

Markets - Make hay while the sun shines

(Oct 09 2015)

At the end of last week, VLCC activity surged as charterers scrambled to secure tonnage and again it was ex Basrah (BOT) with multiple options, which was the focus.

Markets - Interest in LPG newbuildings continues

(Oct 09 2015)

Newbuilding gas tankers continue to make the news this week.

DYNAMARINe releases onlineSTS network upgrades

(Oct 09 2015)

Greek-based ship-to-ship (STS) transfer adviser DYNAMARINe has announced several upgrades to its onlineSTS network.

Maersk Tankers trials Inmarsat’s Fleet Media

(Oct 09 2015)

Maersk Tankers is to install Inmarsat’s Fleet Media maritime entertainment service on 30 vessels as part of a pilot scheme.

Bomin moves into Antwerp

(Oct 09 2015)

Marine fuel supplier and Trader, Bomin, has opened a physical operation in Antwerp, called Bomin Belgium BVBA.

First on-site cat fines test kit available

(Oct 09 2015)

What is claimed to be the first test kit for instant on-site measurement of catalytic (cat) fines in fuel has been launched.

Seagull releases more titles

(Oct 09 2015)

Seagull Maritime has released several new Computer Based Training (CBT) titles and updated others.

MeteoGroup partners with Veson Nautical

(Oct 09 2015)

Leading weather business, MeteoGroup, has formed a strategic partnership with software and services provider Veson Nautical.

Marshall Islands attains another milestone

(Oct 09 2015)

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Registry has exceeded the 125 mill gt mark, a 25% increase in tonnage since the registry’s 100 mill gt celebration in January, 2014.

Damen adds to its repair yard portfolio

(Oct 09 2015)

Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC) has taken over Dutch repair yard D van de Wetering in Rotterdam, one of the oldest ship repair companies in North West Europe, dating from 1880.

Small drop in 2014 ship opex

(Oct 09 2015)

Total annual operating costs in the shipping industry fell by an average of 0.8% in 2014, compared with the 0.3% average fall in costs seen in 2013.

North’s improved financial position

(Oct 09 2015)

The North P&I Club and Sunderland Marine Insurance Co (North Group) reported an improved financial position at the half-way point of its current policy year.


Aug - Sept 2015 issue

Singapore Report - New SSA President, Shipmanagement centre, Norstar set for growth, FSL Trust’s markets gains Shipmanagement - Wallem promotes new personnel, V.Group continues momentum Technology - Classification Societies, All change at IACS.....

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