Oil tanker traffic in the Suez Canal increased by 25% in April

(May 05 2022)

The passage of oil tankers through the Suez Canal marked an increase of 25.8% in April over the corresponding month of 2021; the increase was 12% for gas carriers.



U.S. refiners receiving last Russian oil cargoes before wind-down expires this week

(Apr 21 2022)

Nine tankers carrying Russian-origin crude and fuel oil have discharged in the US in April, most likely to be the last ones to deliver with the wind-down set to expire this week.



Foreign tanker with Russian cargo bound for U.S. sails to North African coast

(Mar 17 2022)

Marshall Islands-flagged tanker Elli, which made a Russian port call and had been bound for the United States, is now sailing toward the Spanish enclave of Ceuta on Morocco's northern coast, ship tracking data showed on Monday.



Russian oil tankers still delivering to US as sanctions ramp-up over Ukraine invasion

(Mar 03 2022)

Russian oil and products tankers are continuing to deliver uninterrupted to customers in the US as pressure from international sanctions on Russia ramps up.



MOL signs charter contract for newbuilding ice-breaking tanker

(Feb 10 2022)

TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced that on January 26, it agreed to participate in cargo transport for the Arctic LNG 2 Project on Russia’s Gydan Peninsula, and signed, through an MOL subsidiary, a charter contract for a newbuilding ice-...



Baku-Supsa loaded 1000th tanker at Supsa terminal on the Black Sea

(Dec 02 2021)

The Western Route Export Pipeline (Baku-Supsa) operated by bp has loaded the 1000th tanker at the Supsa terminal on the Black Sea.



New control system makes cargo offloading faster and easier

(Nov 11 2021)

Following a successful test on the P&C tanker Fure Ven, Svanehøj is now launching “FlowControl”, which automates the control of electric cargo pumps on tankers.



Launch of ABS-Classed Jiangnan Bluebonnet VLEC

(Sep 16 2021)

The world's first IMO Type B Very Large Ethane Carrier (VLEC), the ABS-Classed Pacific Ineos Belstaff, has been launched at Jiangnan Shipyard.



Trelleborg – specialist hoses for chemical tankers

(Sep 02 2021)

Swedish polymers specialist Trelleborg makes equipment for ship to shore transfer of specialist cargoes. This case study explains how its hoses were used for sulphuric acid transfer in Peru.



Shuttle tanker Timofey Guzhenko delivers 80-millionth tonne of crude oil from the Varandey project

(Aug 12 2021)

On 7 August 2021, the Arctic shuttle tanker Timofey Guzhenko discharged at the port of Murmansk the milestone 80-millionth tonne of crude oil shipped from the Varandey oil terminal operated by LUKOIL.



Q88 LLC launches Phosphoric Acid / Stainless Steel Compatibility Calculation Tool

(Aug 10 2021)

Q88 LLC, a global provider of SaaS technology to the maritime industry, launches a new Stainless Steel/Phosphoric Acid Compatibility Calculation Tool within Milbros solution.



Phillips 66 supertanker makes historic voyage to Immingham Port, UK

(Jul 09 2021)

The Clipper Freeport - a VLGC (Very Large Gas Carrier which can carry approx. 44,000 mts of LPG) carrying LPG from the Phillips 66 Freeport LPG Export Terminal on the Gulf of Mexico, recently docked at Immingham Port on England's east coast.



Wärtsilä secures AiP for liquid CO2 Carriers

(May 05 2021)

The technology group Wärtsilä has conducted a study on the systems and solutions required for Liquid CO2 Carrier (LCO2) vessels.



Houston: LPG tanker’s speed a factor in 2019 LPG collision with Kirby tank barge

(Apr 01 2021)

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued its report on the May 10, 2019, incident in which the LPG carrier Genesis River collided with a 297 foot long tank barge being pushed ahead by the 69 foot long Kirby Inland Marine towing vess...




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