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Fastest Transport Faces Turbulence as Slowest Changes Its Fuel

From the window of a jet plane, it can be hard to see ships crawling across the seas. Yet what’s burning in those engines...

ReCAAP ISC Conference Addresses Responses among Stakeholders to Counter Piracy in Asia

The annual ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre (ISC) Piracy and Sea Robbery Conference 2018 was held today for the first time in Hong Kong, China,...

Wärtsilä Inks Pact with Wilhelmsen Ship Management for Scrubber Maintenance

Wilhelmsen Ship Management has signed a five-year agreement with Wärtsilä covering the maintenance of exhaust gas cleaning systems installed on three vessels. All three vessels...

Singapore MPA selects Aqua-Tools B-Qua Kit for Ballast Water Testing

French water microbiology expert aqua-tools has won a tender to supply Singapore’s Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) with its B-QUA ballast water test kits. A...

Per Martin Tanggaard becomes first ever male member of WISTA Norway

WISTA (Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association) Norway has opened its doors to its first ever male member, Nor-Shipping Director Per Martin Tanggaard. The...

Capital Sets Standards for Excellence in Ship Management and Operations

LR, in a ceremony at Posidonia 2018, presented Gerassimos Ventouris – Chief Commercial Officer – with an ‘Attestation’ relating to Capital Ship Management Corporation’s...

Marine Fuel Standards to Triple Price Gap between Canadian Crude and U.S. Oil

Canada's oilsands industry, hard hit by a price storm this year, could be sailing straight into a pricing typhoon stirred up by new fuel...

Hyundai Heavy Industries’ Iran Deal in Trouble

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) is facing an increasingly uncertain outlook for its expanding business deals with Iranian companies amid the renewed U.S. sanctions against...

Piracy and Sea Robbery Situation in Asia in May 2018: ReCAAP ISC

A total of eight incidents of armed robbery against ships¹ were reported in Asia in May 2018. No piracy incident was reported. There was...

KVH Announces 6-Level Cybersecurity Strategy for Maritime VSAT Network

As the maritime industry turns to digitalisation to help improve operational efficiency, there is increasing awareness of the importance of protecting networks and vessels...