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Building of Australian Icebreaker Nella Dan II Underway

Australia's new icebreaker, Nella Dan II is being built at Damen Shipyard Galati in Romania. The first building block of Australia’s new icebreaker was welded into...

IMO Releases Video on BWM Convention

A key IMO international measure for environmental protection that aims to stop the spread of potentially invasive aquatic species in ships’ ballast water entered...

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...

ClassNK Releases New Technical Rules as per BWM Convention

Yesterday, it was reported that the BWM Convention would go into force today. In keeping with this, leading classification society ClassNK released its new set...

USD 460 Million Loan Secured by Capital Product Partners

Capital Product Partners, a Greek-based shipping company has secured a USD 460 million load for refinancing some of its credit facilities. Capital Product Partners entered...

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...