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USCG to vet vessel arrivals from Libya

(Apr 17 2015)

The US Coast Guard is to impose ‘conditions of entry’ on vessels arriving in the US after having called at any port in Libya during their last five port calls, effective 24th April.

Nigeria extends single hull tanker operations

(Apr 17 2015)

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has revised the schedule for the phase-out of single hull tankers operating in Nigeria waters.

Contamination claim In West Africa resolved

(Apr 17 2015)

Last year, BMT Surveys’ tanker department was asked by an oil trader to assist with a problem involving a ‘high spec’ oil product cargo that was significantly contaminated.

Cyber security problems addressed

(Apr 17 2015)

The Round Table of international shipping associations (RT)- BIMCO, ICS, Intercargo and INTERTANKO - are developing standards and guidelines to address major cyber security issues faced by the shipping industry.

Markets - What a difference a year makes

(Apr 17 2015)

Thus far, 2015 has started very well for tanker owners with spot and t/c returns that have reached a new level in comparison to 2014, particularly in the crude sector.

Markets - MRs to benefit from short-term rate gains

(Apr 17 2015)

The MR market could be heading towards a substantial lift.

Middle East chemical tanker merger on the cards

(Apr 17 2015)

Qatar Navigation (Milaha) is in talks with UAE-based United Arab Chemical Carriers (UACC) to merge their respective product and chemical tanker businesses.

Large ECDIS order for sea/river types

(Apr 17 2015)

PC Maritime, in co-operation with its Estonian trading partner Marine Technics, has won a contract to supply Navmaster ECDIS to 28 Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Co (ACSC) sea/river type vessels.

Seafarers content with life at sea

(Apr 17 2015)

Preliminary results of the BIMCO/ICS seafarer survey, due to be published later this year, shows that the majority are content with life at sea.

Liberia number one for Greek owners and operators

(Apr 17 2015)

Liberia has further strengthened its position as the leading open registry for Greek shipowners and operators, according to figures released by the Greek Shipping Co-operation Committee (GSCC).

BW snaps up newbuilding slots

(Apr 17 2015)

BW LPG has confirmed that two new shipbuilding contracts have been signed with Daewoo for four VLGCs.

UK P&I Club issues guidance on Yemen

(Apr 17 2015)

The UK P&I Club has issued practical guidance on contractual issues with calling at Yemeni ports.

Lawyer slams EU Iran sanctions decision

(Apr 17 2015)

International sanctions lawyer Sarosh Zaiwalla, senior partner at Zaiwalla & Co Solicitors, has slammed the European Union’s decision to restore sanctions on 32 of the 40 shipping companies, which had their sanctions annulled in January (see last wee...

Korean Register facilitates conversion of OBO to VLCC

(Apr 17 2015)

IACS member class society Korean Register (KR) has facilitated the conversion of the ‘Madison Orca’,a 320,000 dwt OBO carrier to a VLCC in a reduced time frame to optimise resources and save cost.

Transal tankers to get satcoms upgrade

(Apr 17 2015)

Airbus Defence and Space service provider partner Ozsay Satellite Communications will upgrade satcoms connectivity for five Transal Shipping oil/chemical tankers.


April 2015

• Tanker market forecast - high demand and limited fleet growth? • Expanding refinery capacity in the Middle East to drive product tanker market? • Shipping pools and competition law • Report from Tanker Operator Mumbai conference - how to cope wi.....

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