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DSME Inks Deal with KNOT for Shuttle Tanker Duo
Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) has signed a contract with Norwegian-based shipowner Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers AS for the construction of two shuttle tankers.
KNOT is a joint venture company between NYK and TS Shipping Invest AS (TSSI), the parent company of the Knutsen Group.
Shell Hires Four LNG Carriers feom Korea Line, Global Meridian
In December 2019, oil and gas major Shell signed separate agreements for four LNG carriers with affiliates of shipping company Knutsen LNG.
As informed, Shell will hire two LNG carriers from Korea Line Corporation and the remaining two from Global Meridian Holdings Limited.
The newbuilds will be integrated into Shell s time-chartered trading fleet, according to Knutsen.
BW LPG Doubles Its Commitment to LPG as Fuel
Singapore-based owner and operator of LPG vessels BW LPG has strengthened its commitment to adopting LPG as fuel having lifted an option for the delivery of four additional LPG dual-fuel engines.
With the latest move, BW LPG will retrofit a total of eight vessels with LPG propulsion technology. The first retrofits were announced back in August 2018.
Australia Detains Yang Ming Boxship for Pollution Debt
Australian authorities have arrested a Panamax containership owned by Taiwan s Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. for a pollution debt that could reach as high as AUD 20 million (USD 13.4 million).
On February 9, the Federal Court Admiralty Marshall arrested the Liberia-flagged YM Eternity at Port Botany after the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) petitioned the court to recover the outstanding debt.
The USS Constellation In Baltimore, And The History It Holds For African American Sailors - CBS Baltimore
There s living history on display in the Inner Harbor.
February is Black History Month and Baltimore is highlighting the many struggles and hardships African American sailors faced.
On a tour through the historic USS Constellation, historian Riley Williams said the ship played a significant role in the Civil War- leading the fight against the international slave trade.
Greek shipowners back engine power limits for GHG reductions - Seatrade Maritime News
Claiming the idea "has acquired a particular dynamic," Greek shipowners have formally backed the introduction of mandatory engine power limitations to reduce carbon emissions from shipping.
The UGS formal backing comes as IMO seeks to harmonise the different views in a meeting of its Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) next month.
Tanker with violent migrants on board made emergency call
Product tanker HARALD MAERSK on Feb 8 had to interrupt her voyage from Conakry to Amsterdam (via Las Palmas and Algeciras), and make emergency call at Vigo Spain, because of 3 extremely aggressive stowaways on board. They ve been found reportedly, on Feb 7, and shortly after, their violent behavior disrupted crew activities and demanded immediate enforcement response.
Ferry contacted pier in strong wind, damaged, Denmark
Ro-ro cargo ferry ARK DANIA at around noon Feb 9 contacted pier while berthing in strong wind at Esbjerg, Denmark, North sea, on arrival from Immingham UK. Ship s hull was damaged, she s to remain at port until damage repaired. No other details available.
Port Hedland Iron Ore Exports Down 3% in January
Pilbara Ports Authority has delivered a total monthly throughput of 55 million tonnes (Mt) for the month of January 2020.
This throughput was a 1% decrease compared to the same month in 2019.
The total throughput for the 2019/20 financial year to date is 411.3Mt, an increase of 1% from the same time last year.
DP World Southampton Welcomes Giant Banana Boat
Shipping company Maersk has changed its UK call on the ECUBEX South America reefer service (known as the Banana Boat) to Southampton s DP World terminal.
The move to DP World Southampton ensures that speed to market and improved product shelf life is maintained for one of the UK s biggest banana importers.
Iron ore port stocks increased amid lower deliveries from ports
Iron ore stocks across 35 Chinese ports totalled 116.36 million mt as of February 7, up 1.96 million mt from pre-holiday levels, but 12.76 million mt lower than a year ago, showed SMM data.
Daily average deliveries from the 35 ports decreased 364,000 mt from pre-holiday levels to 2.55 million mt this week. Staff at most companies worked at home due to the recent epidemic outbreak.