Republic of the Marshall Islands earns top three ranking on Paris MoU white list

(Jul 09 2021)

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) achieved a ranking in the top three on the white list of the Paris Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) as reflected in the Paris MoU’s Annual Port State Control Report, released 1 July 2021.



Port of Takoradi, Ghana, received first tanker vessel June 30

(Jul 01 2021)

New ultra-modern LBT at Port of Takoradi expected to receive maiden liquid bulk cargo tanker vessel without any hindrance.



The Port of Gothenburg will offer shoreside power for tankers from 2023

(Jun 25 2021)

It is now confirmed that the Energy Port in Gothenburg will be next in line in the expansion of the shoreside power network at the Port of Gothenburg.



Port of Singapore (PSA Marine) offers real time tracking of tanker movements

(May 06 2021)

PSA Marine has unveiled the first-of-its-kind Liquid Bulk module (“LqB”) under PSA Marine’s ONEHANDSHAKE platform, which will revolutionise the way industry players within the liquid bulk logistics chain interact, and empower them to effortlessly tra...



Port+ improving the efficiency of tanker port calls

(Apr 29 2021)

Antwerp based port call information provider Port+ is helping improve the efficiency of port calls, including reducing waits at the pilot station and delays in berth activity.



MMEA detains Italian-registered tanker ship for illegal anchoring

(Apr 09 2021)

An Italian-registered tanker ship has been detained in Johor waters for illegal anchoring.



UK-flagged Japanese tanker suspect in hit and run

(Mar 25 2021)

UK-flagged Japanese-owned product tanker ORANGE VICTORIA is under investigation at Kochi Port, India, suspected for a hit and run accident in waters off Kochi.



MMEA Kelantan detains Thai registered oil tanker for entering Malaysian waters illegally

(Mar 25 2021)

The Kelantan state division of Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) said it detained a Thailand registered tanker for entering the country illegally on Thursday, 18 March.



Suez Canal blocked by Evergreen's stuck container ship

(Mar 24 2021)

An ultra large container ship operated by Evergreen ran aground at Suez Canal on Tuesday, blocking traffic on one of the world's most important transit canal.



Councillor demands assurances over tankers in Shetlands, Scotland

(Mar 18 2021)

A councillor has demanded assurances that loaded tankers will no longer be seen lingering too close to shore after leaving the Sullom Voe terminal.



Regulators weigh in on fight between tankers and container ships

(Mar 04 2021)

FMC commissioners call Texas law limiting big-ship access to Houston ‘dangerously short sighted’.



Thun’s bunker tanker which sits on the seabed

(Feb 04 2021)

Thun Tankers has launched its first “NaabsaMAX” bunker tanker which can sit on the seabed, to be used in ports where the water runs out of the harbour basin at low tide.



ICS launches new Flag State Table

(Jan 28 2021)

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published the latest Flag State Performance Table (2020/2021) which finds that many of the largest flag states – including the Marshall Islands, Hong Kong (China), Singapore as well as the Bahamas and C...



Bunker tanker at centre of new Singapore cluster quarantined

(Jan 07 2021)

NewOcean 6, a bunker tanker at the centre of Singapore's latest Covid-19 cluster, has been quarantined and will cease all operations until further notice.



Oil tanker stormed by SBS was denied port access by France and Spain

(Nov 05 2020)

An oil tanker that was stormed by special forces off the Isle of Wight after a suspected hijack attempt had been denied port access by France and Spain to disembark seven stowaways in the days leading up to the incident.




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Stena Bulk and decarbonisation - how BHP makes decarbonisation work financially - update on worldwide piracy - managing security risks of ECDIS - tanker inert gas systems