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Uncertainties and the Plight of the Seafarer

While fluctuating crude prices and natural disasters have a severe effect on economies and businesses, often, the plight of those most affected by these...

South Korea to Build 15 Tankers for Russia

Russian President, Vladimir Putin announced on Wednesday that South Korean Shipyards will build 15 tankers for gas transport from Yamal LNG. The announcement was made at...

Port of Los Angeles Approves 10-Year Project Labour Agreement

A 10-year agreement that ensures quality and timely construction of facilities and large-scale infrastructure projects at the Port of Los Angeles won unanimous approval...

Wärtsilä to Supply Cargo Handling System to LNG Shipping

The technology group Wärtsilä will supply the cargo handling system and cargo tanks for a new 3000 cubic metre capacity LNG bunker barge. The...

MAN Cryo to Build LNG Bunkering Facility at Port of Gothenburg

In an announcement yesterday, MAN Cryo confirmed that it has signed a contract with Swedegas to build an LNG bunkering facility at Sweden's Port...

First Blockchain Pilot Voyage Successfully Completed by HMM

Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) announced that it successfully completed its first blockchain technology adopted pilot voyage. The first pilot voyage with reefer containers took place...

USD 100 Billion for Proper Implementation of New BWT Systems

To install new ballast water treatment systems as required by law for compliance with the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention, an estimated USD 100...

Chinese Ports H1 Report Indicates High Profit

At the beginning of this month, a report published by 21 Chinese ports reflected a radical increase in profit. The Ministry of Transport statistics revealed a...

Construction Underway for World’s First-ever LNG Cruise Ship

In a first, an AIDA Cruises ship is set to be the first of seven such ships operated by Carnival Corp. & plc that use...

NYK Line Orders 4 VLCCs from Domestic Shipyards

According to Japan maritime Daily, Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) Line has ordered 4 very large crude carriers (VLCC) of 300,000 DWT from Namura Shipbuilding...