Shipowners delay scrapping VLCCs

(Mar 25 2021)

Very large crude carrier (VLCC) owners are holding off scrapping their older ships amid lingering demand for floating storage and the possibility of a tanker market rebound later this year.



ABS, Sembcorp Marine, 3D Metalforge and Polar Tankers in landmark additive manufacturing project

(Feb 18 2021)

ABS, Sembcorp Marine, 3D Metalforge and ConocoPhillips Polar Tankers Inc. (Polar) have successfully fabricated, tested, and installed functional additive manufactured parts on board the oil tanker Endeavor.



Aframax tanker for Sovcomflot laid down at Zvezda Shipyard

(Dec 10 2020)

A new Aframax tanker, to be named “Ocean Avenue”, under construction for Sovcomflot has been laid down at the Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex.



Largest VLEC ever constructed delivered on time and built to ABS Class

(Nov 19 2020)

First of 12 Vessels Ordered to Service Trade Between U.S. and China.



Hunter Group ASA - Hunter Frigg delivered

(Aug 27 2020)

Hunter Tankers AS (the "Company"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hunter Group ASA, is pleased to announce that the delivery process of "Hunter Frigg" (NB No. 5470) was successfully completed.



Iraq agrees oil tanker deal with Norway's Batservice Mandal

(Aug 20 2020)

Iraq has reached an agreement with Norwegian shipbuilder Batservice Mandal over the construction of two oil tankers, Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul Jabbar said on Tuesday.



Widow of Bangladeshi ship-breaking worker free to sue UK-based firm

(Jul 16 2020)

A Bangladeshi woman whose husband died while dismantling an oil tanker at a ship-breaking yard in 2018 can file a negligence claim against a British company involved in the vessel’s sale.



A safe path to recycling compliance: DNV GL’s new guidance works to support shipowner decisions

(Jun 11 2020)

DNV GL, the world’s leading classification society, has launched a new guidance on recycling to help shipowners navigate a regulatory environment that is becoming increasingly complex.



Singapore’s first LNG bunkering vessel launches

(Jun 04 2020)

FueLNG, a joint venture between Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) and Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd, is pleased to announce the launch of Singapore’s first LNG bunkering vessel in Keppel Nantong Shipyard in China.



Leopard spotted on tanker at Alang ship recycling yard

(May 14 2020)

Workers on a ship anchored at ship recycling yard in Alang, Bhavnagar shocked to find leopard on the vessel.



KOTC takes delivery of Al Yamamah oil tanker

(Apr 02 2020)

The Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC) on Tuesday got delivery of the Al-Yamamah Oil Tanker from the South Korean Hyundai Mipo Dockyard ship builder.



Decision to build world's first two zero-emission electric propulsion tankers

(Apr 02 2020)

Asahi Tanker Co., Ltd. has decided to build the world's first two zero-emission electric propulsion tankers.



Samsung Heavy receives order to build three shuttle tankers

(Mar 12 2020)

Samsung Heavy Industries disclosed in a regulatory filing that it had won a contract to build three Suezmax shuttle tankers with an Asian ship owner on February 28, equivalent to USD 300 million (KRW 361 billion).



HMD wins order for 6 MR Tankers

(Mar 12 2020)

Hyundai Mipo Dockyard(HMD) has won orders for 6 mid-sized PCs(Product/Chemical Tankers).



DNV GL webinar on EU Ship Recycling Regulation and IHM

(Jan 16 2020)

DNV GL is running a free webinar on Jan 23rd about EU Ship Recycling Regulation and IHM (Inventory Hazardous Materials) – how to prepare for compliance




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