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  • Ampelmann inks two new contracts in Asia Pacific

    Dutch ‘walk-to-work’ specilaist boosts Asian footprint with contracts in India and Indonesia.

    Offshore  tradewindsnews.com 36 minutes old Dale Wainwright

    'Paris MOU-turn' on data doesn’t go far enough

    I was happy to read that the Paris MOU is looking into reversing its decision to cut off its data feed. On the surface, this is a victory for maritime safety and security, and for common sense. ‘Serious threat’ to safety as Paris MOU pulls its data feed Paris MOU could backtrack over withholding access to bulk data Yet as your article makes clear, the Paris MOU is only “ready to consider” indiv

    Casualties  tradewindsnews.com 2 hours old Eric Martin

    Bellships begins search for new CEO

    Outgoing boss Muller says time has come for “others to take over the leadership” of the company.

    Dry cargo  tradewindsnews.com 2 hours old Dale Wainwright

    Tariff truce prompts speculation over US-China tanker trade

    China’s return to the US Gulf tanker market will boost longhaul VLCC demand, but total tonne miles might not increase much if the country reduces buying of other Atlantic barrels.

    Tankers  tradewindsnews.com 3 hours old Max Tingyao Lin

    Mardi Gras moniker is nod to Carnival’s first ‘fun ship’

    Carnival Cruise Line is winding the clock back almost 50 years by naming its largest ever vessel the Mardi Gras. The Miami-based cruise giant revealed the name on US TV game show Wheel of Fortune. Is bigger always better when you are on a ship that feels like a city? Meyer Turku in Finland will deliver the 180,000-gt, XL-class newbuilding in 2020, which has been named in what Carnival Cruise Li

    Passenger ships  tradewindsnews.com 10 hours old On Watch

    New management team to drive chartering giant Hanseatic Unity

    Shareholders ring the changes at one of the world’s largest container tonnage providers

    Liner  tradewindsnews.com 10 hours old Ian Lewis

    Good times roll again — but how long can clean tanker revival last?

    As the sector benefits from rising demand and freight rate strength, owners enjoying the festive feeling can only hope it is the gift that keeps on giving

    Tankers  tradewindsnews.com 10 hours old Terry Macalister

    Maersk set to build alliances, not merely cut carbon

    World’s biggest container shipping group has set an ambitious decarbonisation target but acknowledges it will need collective endeavour to get there

    Liner  tradewindsnews.com 10 hours old Julian Bray

    Offen and MSC team up on installing hybrid scrubbers

    Nine 14,000-teu ships to be fitted with environmentally-friendly scrubbers after agreeing chunky charter extensions with Swiss liner operator

    Liner  tradewindsnews.com 10 hours old Ian Lewis

    Kumiai Navigation orders bulker duo at Nacks and Dacks

    Singapore shipowner books newbuildings against long-term charters

    Dry cargo  tradewindsnews.com 10 hours old Irene Ang

    Japan’s JX Ocean returns to Mitsubishi Heavy for two more VLGC newbuildings

    Shipowner secures employment for trio of gas carriers booked at Japanese shipyard

    Gas  tradewindsnews.com 10 hours old Irene Ang

    Cuts by Opec and allies will not derail tanker market recovery

    US exports and IMO 2020 could offer support to earnings against short-term headwinds

    Tankers  tradewindsnews.com 10 hours old Max Tingyao Lin

    Shipowners need to plan ahead to pass the 2020 test

    Closely detailing and documenting how owners intend to comply with the sulphur emissions cap will help them avoid costly fines come deadline day, writes Adam Corbett in London

    Legal  tradewindsnews.com 10 hours old Adam Corbett

    Small Greek owners emerge as active buyers of handy bulkers

    Several vintage vessels changed hands in the summer but buying has ebbed in recent weeks

    Dry cargo  tradewindsnews.com 10 hours old Harry Papachristou

    Shell LNG carrier earmarked for El Salvador’s first FSRU

    Moss-type vessel preferred over membrane ship due to the exposed location for a regas unit

    Gas  tradewindsnews.com 10 hours old Lucy Hine

    Bidders given more time for Sri Lanka’s first FSRU

    Companies offering to provide a floating storage and regasification unit, infrastructure and LNG supply for Sri Lanka’s first receiving terminal have been given until the end of January to submit their offers. The Sri Lanka Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy originally asked participating parties to come in with their counter offers by 12 December but has since extended this to 31 January. S

    Gas  tradewindsnews.com 10 hours old Lucy Hine

    Atlas and Emarat get onboard for launch of Concord aframax pool

    Former Heidmar veterans’ young management vehicle is underway with seven tankers

    Tankers  tradewindsnews.com 10 hours old Joe Brady

    Penfield continues steady build-up of aframax pool

    Penfield Marine continues a gradual build-up of its aframax pool with three tankers scheduled to deliver this week. The additions will build its aframax fleet to 15 vessels contributed by nine partners, up by half from 10 tankers and six members since the start of the summer. The increase fits Penfield’s goal of controlled growth on the aframax side while keeping its pool of panamaxes ­relativel

    Tankers  tradewindsnews.com 10 hours old Joe Brady

    Gunvor joins German duo in $50m product tanker play

    Trading giant and partners tap Norwegian KS system to fund acquisition of three vessels, with a fourth in the works

    Tankers  tradewindsnews.com 10 hours old Andy Pierce and Trond Lillestolen

    Bulkers on the block as HNA fleet sell-off enters endgame

    HNA Technology is readying its last seven ships for sale after the depart­ure of a series of key officials. At least two of its remaining seven bulkers — a panamax and a capesize — are being circulated for sale and a company official said plans are proceeding towards the disposal of the entire fleet. Brokers said the 79,500-dwt Grand Amanda (built 2011) was ­offered for inspection at the end of

    Dry cargo  tradewindsnews.com 10 hours old Bob Rust

    Pacific Carriers on brink of MR order at STX shipyard

    STX back in business after fulfilling terms of main shareholder KDB

    Tankers  tradewindsnews.com 10 hours old Irene Ang

    South Korean shipowners poised for bulker spree at China's New Times

    Polaris Shipping, H-Line and Pan Ocean said to be ordering $594m-worth of 210,000-dwt bulkers on the back of COAs from Brazil's Vale

    Dry cargo  tradewindsnews.com 10 hours old Irene Ang

    CSIC Leasing signs capesize orders at Qingdao Beihai Shipbuilding

    Chinese leasing company's new bulkers have been ordered against long-term charters from RWE

    Dry cargo  tradewindsnews.com 10 hours old Irene Ang

    MISC sells its oldest LNG ship for demolition in Bangladesh

    Kuala Lumpur-based MISC has sold its oldest LNG carrier for recycling in Bangladesh. Although details of the deal only came to light this week following the arrival of the 130,000-cbm Tenaga Lima (built 1981) in Chittagong, the sale appears to have been lined up back in October. The IHS ships register indicates that ownership of the Tenaga Lima was transferred to a St Kitts and Nevis-registered

    Gas  tradewindsnews.com 10 hours old Jonathan Boonzaier and Lucy Hine

    MOL in frame to land second Uniper LNG newbuilding

    Japanese shipowner continues to push for fleet expansion with both conventional vessels and FSRUs

    Gas  tradewindsnews.com 10 hours old Lucy Hine

    Spot rates for LNG carriers soften as tonnage pool grows

    Spot charter rates for LNG carriers have slipped back but are still holding up at six-figure levels for modern tonnage. Brokers said ships fitted with high-pressure and low-pressure gas injection propulsion systems are attracting rates of $150,000 per day plus. They peg daily levels for tri-fuel and dual-fuel diesel-electric ships in the region of $130,000. But rates for steam turbine-driven sh

    Gas  tradewindsnews.com 10 hours old Lucy Hine

    Alpha Bulkers linked to idled Five Stars capesize

    Greek owner identified as buyer in Chinese auction, in probable speculative play

    Dry cargo  tradewindsnews.com 10 hours old Harry Papachristou

    Viken secures time charters for freshly purchased trio

    Norway's Viken Shipping has concluded time-charter arrangements for all three handysize tankers that the company bought last month from German KG (limited partnership) outfits managed by Rigel Schiffahrts. Viken buy takes it into handysize tanker sector European shipbroking sources said the Bergen-based shipowner has chartered the 37,000-dwt Zambezi Star (built 2010) to Trafigura Beheer, while

    Tankers  tradewindsnews.com 10 hours old Trond Lillestolen

    Magseis in talks over new North Sea contract

    Norwegian seismic survey ship company Magseis is finalising a contract with an undisclosed client in the North Sea. It will provide 4D seabed data using a MASS-Modular crew for the project. The duration of the contract is estimated at two months. It will start during the summer of 2019.

    NEWS  tradewindsnews.com 13 hours old Gary Dixon

    Scorpio Bulkers adds to contract cover

    Scorpio Bulkers has added to its time charter cover ahead of the seasonally weaker first quarter. New York-listed Scorpio Bulkers says the 60,000-dwt SBI Hera (built 2016) has been fixed out for four to six months. Scorpio firms reveal $122m scrubber investment Scorpio placed a $14,850 per day rate on the charter but did not disclose the other party involved. It is the ninth time charter contr

    Dry cargo  tradewindsnews.com 13 hours old Andy Pierce

    TUI cruise investments paying off as profit rises

    German cruiseship group TUI has said investments in new ships are paying off as profit rises. In its 2018 financial year, both capacity and earnings have seen growth, it added. Underlying EBITA was up 26.8% to EUR 324m ($367.5m). The average rate per passenger per day was EUR 178 for TUI Cruises, up from EUR 173 a year ago. The figure for Marella Cruises was £141 ($178m), up from £131, and for

    Passenger ships  tradewindsnews.com 13 hours old Gary Dixon

    Celsius Shipping buys product tanker number six

    Celsius Shipping continues to build its product tanker presence with the Danish owner having now amassed six of the ships since entering the space earlier this year. Celsius moves into product tankers as Kirk seals exit Celsius Shipping adds to product tanker market exposure Jeppe Jensen’s Celsius Shipping took a foothold in product tankers in May with the purchase of two medium range and two h

    Tankers  tradewindsnews.com 13 hours old Andy Pierce

    Bulker sentiment firms on China’s resumption of US soybean imports

    Futures markets has found optimism from the revitalised trade.

    Dry cargo  tradewindsnews.com 14 hours old Max Tingyao Lin

    Seized Gourdomichalis ship carrying wheat set for Yemen

    The Vigorous was scheduled to depart for the war-torn country when it was detained on the Columbia River

    Legal  tradewindsnews.com 14 hours old Matt Coyne

    VIDEO: Navios subsidiary fined $2m for oily discharge

    Footage shows waste being pumped overboard from Navimax Corporation ship off US.

    Tankers  tradewindsnews.com 14 hours old Gary Dixon

    ONE hosts first stowage safety summit

    Japan's containership giant Ocean Network Express (ONE) has held its first Global Stowage Planning Office (SPO) Summit to improve planning and safety. It gathered together 11 representatives from seven countries in Kumamoto in Japan, as well as five representatives from headquarters in Singapore, including managing director Yasuki Iwai. Attendees discussed how ONE can improve stowage skills by u

    Liner  tradewindsnews.com 15 hours old Gary Dixon

    Mexican drug kingpin tried to enlist Pemex to aid smuggling

    The Mexican drug kingpin known as El Chapo wanted to enlist the help of Mexico’s state oil company to move cocaine, a witness testified at his federal trial Wednesday. According to media reports from the trial, Columbian drug lord Jorge Cifuentes told the Brooklyn federal court that El Chapo – real name Joaquin Guzman Loera – met with two Pemex officials in 2007. Tanker damaged, fuel leaks after

    Legal  tradewindsnews.com 16 hours old Matt Coyne

    New IMO-compliant fuels to emerge amid pricing and specification risks

    While fuel availability is unlikely to be an issue, ship operators will need to adjust to the new products and higher costs

    Legal  tradewindsnews.com 16 hours old Max Tingyao Lin

    Could blending fuels hamper quality?

    Shipowners are becoming increasingly concerned that new low-sulphur blended fuels, which will enter the market in 2020, might be even more prone to contamination than fuels currently available. Fears over fuel quality were reignited when about 200 ships suffered damage to their main engines, and total breakdown in some cases, after taking on contaminated bunkers in Houston and Singapore earlier t

    Casualties  tradewindsnews.com 16 hours old Adam Corbett

    BW LPG lines up to be the first with an LPG-fuelled vessel

    Pontus Berg explains retrofit job on VLGC quartet and why the fuel might have the edge over LNG

    Gas  tradewindsnews.com 16 hours old Lucy Hine

    LNG fuelling proves to be a slow burner for the industry

    But the next wave of newbuildings for deepsea vessels across all types could change that

    Gas  tradewindsnews.com 16 hours old Lucy Hine

    HSFO set for long life despite IMO 2020 deadline

    Even though there could be logistics challenges in securing supply, HSFO is not expected to disappear from the bunker mix with the number of scrubber-fitted ships set to increase

    Legal  tradewindsnews.com 16 hours old Max Tingyao Lin

    Hapag-Lloyd prepares to test all 2020 compliance solutions

    Container line explains practicalities of plans to trial scrubbers and LNG fuelling

    Gas  tradewindsnews.com 16 hours old Lucy Hine

    SGMF digs deep into gas' impact from 'well to wake'

    One of the arguments voiced against LNG fuelling is that while it eliminates SOx emissions, reduces particulates to virtually zero and emits 90% fewer NOx emissions than existing heavy fuel oil, it still emits CO2. But just how clean is gas overall for use in the marine world? SGMF’s LNG bunkering tool set for wider industry roll-out The Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF), in partnership w

    Gas  tradewindsnews.com 16 hours old Lucy Hine

    Transition choices emerge to meet the IMO's 2030 target

    As many owners are grappling with their options for 2020, others are exploring their fuel alternatives for the years ahead

    Tankers  tradewindsnews.com 16 hours old Lucy Hine

    Hydrogen carrier prepares for its marine debut in Japan

    Seen as a zero-carbon alternative for 2050 and beyond, Japan is putting a pilot marine supply project into play

    Gas  tradewindsnews.com 16 hours old Lucy Hine

    LPG given the big sell as a cheaper fuel alternative

    On LPG fuelling, Pontus Berg is convinced of one thing. “It will be cheaper than [other 2020] compliant fuel,” BW LPG’s head of technical and operations says. “I’m certain of that.” He says LPG today is either cheaper or, at worst, on a par with heavy fuel oil and definitely priced lower than the 0.1% low-­­sulphur fuel oil used in emission control areas and sulphur emission control areas, as wel

    Gas  tradewindsnews.com 16 hours old Lucy Hine

    Industry must go ‘last mile’ on LNG bunkers — Hapag-Lloyd

    Jorg Erdmann estimates that it will take until 2025 before there is worldwide LNG bunker coverage. Hapag-Lloyd’s senior director of sustainability accepts that LNG fuelling might be available by 2020 in major ports such as Rotterdam, but says the big challenge is the robustness of the infrastructure on the main shipping routes. Shell spearheads global march in LNG bunkering Erdmann says Hapag-L

    Liner  tradewindsnews.com 16 hours old Lucy Hine

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    Business focus: Time to take action on fuel compliance

    Adam Corbett, Lucy Hine, Max Tingyao Lin and Paul Berrill explore the options on offer for shipowners for IMO 2020 and beyond

    Legal  tradewindsnews.com 16 hours old TradeWinds staff

    Scandlines triumphs in tunnel financing appeal

    Ro-pax company says Fehmarn project has "practically come to a stop."

    Legal  tradewindsnews.com 16 hours old Gary Dixon

    Maersk Broker takes stake in NAODAN Chartering

    Maersk Broker has struck its second expansionary deal in a week, with its latest move growing its geographical footprint. Maersk Broker Bulk Chartering has become a major shareholder in NAODAN Chartering, it announced today. Dan Valente, president of NAODAN Chartering, will continue to lead the company, which is well established on the west coast of the US and Canada, and Alaska. The NAODAN nam

    Dry cargo  tradewindsnews.com 17 hours old Andy Pierce

    HHI beats order target with 153 ship contracts

    Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has exceeded its 2018 order target after new deals reached 153 ships on Thursday. The company said that after adding two navy frigates, it had contracts in the bag worth $13.3bn. It had been aiming for $13.2bn this year. HHI has added 25 LNG carriers and 15 LPG carriers so far in 2018, "a segment where the group is placed in an unparalleled position," it s

    Shipyards  tradewindsnews.com 17 hours old Gary Dixon

    Stena Bulk takes two tankers from Arne Blystad on time charter

    Swedish owner grows fleet with contract for two modern medium range ships.

    Tankers  tradewindsnews.com 17 hours old Trond Lillestolen

    Pacific Drilling sets date for return to New York Stock Exchange

    Pacific Drilling is set to resume trading on the New York Stock Exchange after completing a complex restructuring. Shares in the company will return to the exchange on 18 December, Pacific Drilling says. Idan Ofer strikes key deal with Pacific Drilling bondholders The Idan Ofer-backed firm closed a $1.5bn revamp under Chapter 11 protection and exited the process last month. The overhaul, into

    Offshore  tradewindsnews.com 18 hours old Andy Pierce

    "Immature" safety system criticised after crewman crushed

    A "weak" safety culture has been criticised after a seafarer was crushed to death on a Greek cargoship in the UK in February. The Maritime Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) said Alfred Ismaili, 36, was killed on the 2,500-dwt SMN Explorer (built 1986) at King's Lynn when a stowage space hatch cover fell on him. The weight of the crewman climbing up the inside of the open hatch cover after its

    Casualties  tradewindsnews.com 18 hours old Gary Dixon

    Big names line up for Cosco's Long Beach terminal

    A trio of well-known finance heavyweights with strong interests in shipping have emerged as potential buyers of Cosco Shipping Holdings' Long Beach Terminal. Cosco said to aim for more than $1bn for Long Beach terminal Blackstone, KKR & Co and Macquarie Group have all shown interest in Long Beach, according to Bloomberg. EQT Partners is also said to be in the race. People familiar with the sale

    Finance  tradewindsnews.com 18 hours old Andy Pierce

    Awilco Eco Tankers inks profitable charter

    Joint venture cashes in on crude market surge to lock in a period charter.

    Weekly  tradewindsnews.com 19 hours old Trond Lillestolen

    VIDEO: storm beaches bulker in Russia

    A Lebanese bulker has grounded in a storm off Russia. Kuban News cited the press service of the ministry of internal affairs as saying the 17,800-dwt Rio (built 1985) was forced ashore near Novorossiysk on 12 December. There were 21 crew on board, but no injuries were reported. The captain had requested a tow to enter the port, but bad weather prevented help reaching the vessel. No vis

    Casualties  tradewindsnews.com 19 hours old Gary Dixon

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    Chemical tankers and bulkers get unexpected bonus from US-China trade war

    Deal for up to 400,000 tonnes per year of soybean oil could be followed by soil meal

    Dry cargo  tradewindsnews.com 20 hours old Jonathan Boonzaier

    EU list of approved shipbreakers stirs controversy as D-Day looms

    Arguments rage over capacity to handle scrapping of European-flag vessels ahead of end-of-year deadline

    Casualties  tradewindsnews.com 20 hours old Geoff Garfield

    Samsung wins another LNG carrier order worth $187m

    Gas vessel order run shows no sign of stopping at Korean yards.

    Gas  tradewindsnews.com 20 hours old Gary Dixon

    Nordea beefs up risk compliance with management changes

    Nordic lender consolidates risk management under former CRO Julie Galbo.

    Finance  tradewindsnews.com 20 hours old Gary Dixon

    Braemar brings in Nick Stone as finance director

    UK broker says interim CFO James Hayward to leave the company after handover period.

    Finance  tradewindsnews.com 21 hours old Gary Dixon

    Kiwis fine tanker captain for being over the limit

    New Zealand take firm stance with skipper saying fine is a “strong reminder and warning to seafarers”.

    Casualties  tradewindsnews.com 22 hours old Dale Wainwright

    Archipelago Philippines to splash $34m on new ferries

    Ferry operator lines up loan to order five new fast ferries.

    Passenger ships  tradewindsnews.com 13 Dec 02:48 GMT Jonathan Boonzaier

    FSL Trust to sell ships to help fund newbuildings

    Singapore-listed shipowner said it aims to raise around $21.3m from asset disposals.

    Tankers  tradewindsnews.com 13 Dec 02:33 GMT Dale Wainwright

    Hoegh PCTC falls foul of UK port state control

    Twelve defects found during inspection as Norwegian-flagged vessel among six detained.

    Casualties  tradewindsnews.com 13 Dec 00:41 GMT Dale Wainwright

    International Seaways trumpets tanker market confidence

    International Seaways believes good times are on the way for the tanker market. Chief executive Lois Zabrocky said tanker rates have shot up considerably in the past few weeks weeks and lower oil prices should boost demand, which will be positive for the tanker segment look up for 2019. Cuts by Opec and allies will not derail tanker market recovery Secondhand product tanker market attracts inve

    Tankers  tradewindsnews.com 12 Dec 21:55 GMT Matt Coyne

    Glendon Capital buying up StealthGas shares

    The company has more than doubled its position in LPG vessel owner since the start of this year.

    Gas  tradewindsnews.com 12 Dec 21:51 GMT Matt Coyne

    Roswell Tankers snaps up K Line aframax

    Roswell Tankers Corp of Greece is said to have purchased an aframax tanker from Japan's K Line that had been previously reported to have been sold to the Latsis family. European brokers said the 115,000-dwt Singapore River (built 2009) has gone for the same $23.3m price tag that Latsis was said to have paid in a deal that was not completed. Varun aframax set for Singapore auction The price fo

    Tankers  tradewindsnews.com 12 Dec 15:39 GMT Trond Lillestolen

    Hansson holds on to Nordic American Offshore shares as baton passes to Lauro

    Nordic American Tankers and Hansson family diluted but remain significant shareholders in PSV specialist.

    Offshore  tradewindsnews.com 12 Dec 15:15 GMT Andy Pierce

    Petrobras to open “crude supermarket” in Qingdao

    Port has signed a long-term deal with Petrobras to lease out four 100,000-cbm bonded crude tanks, which bodes well for longhaul VLCC demand.

    Tankers  tradewindsnews.com 12 Dec 14:58 GMT Max Tingyao Lin

    Fear on home front sees Harvey Gulf turn M&A sights overseas

    Harvey Gulf head Shane Guidry has a strong message for rivals as he trumpets consolidation.

    Offshore  tradewindsnews.com 12 Dec 14:49 GMT Matt Coyne

    Product tanker scrapping at highest level since 2012, says Scorpio

    Product tanker scrapping has risen to the highest level in over half a decade at the same time as the delivery of newbuildings has slumped to the lowest seen since 2012. Data from Scorpio Tankers shows 35 product vessels going to the breakers this year. This matches the figure seen in 2012 and is only marginally below the 42 record in 2010, the world’s largest product tanker owner says. Why Sco

    Tankers  tradewindsnews.com 12 Dec 14:32 GMT Andy Pierce

    Global Ship Lease buys back $20m of notes

    New York-listed Global Ship Lease (GSL) is spending more than $20m on buying back first priority secured notes. It said investors had tendered above the maximum $20m amount under the repurchase programme, and the notes would be accepted on a pro-rata basis. The $360m, 9.875% notes are due in 2022. The aggregate purchase price, inclusive of accrued and unpaid interest, is $20.55m.

    Finance  tradewindsnews.com 12 Dec 14:20 GMT Gary Dixon

    TT-Line goes green with new Jinling ro-pax order

    German owner inks deal for up to two new vessels in China.

    Shipyards  tradewindsnews.com 12 Dec 13:25 GMT Gary Dixon

    German owners express competitive concerns

    Alfred Hartmann tells politicians his country must remain competitive in the face of new challenges.

    Finance  tradewindsnews.com 12 Dec 11:51 GMT Ian Lewis

    NAO takes term deal as PSV rates spike

    A Nordic American Offshore (NAO) platform supply vessel (PSV) has been fixed for a year as rates jumped in the North Sea. Brokers reported the 4,200-dwt NAO Power (built 2013) booked by Premier Oil, with two three-month options attached. Lauro takes pole position at Nordic American Offshore Spot rates have been as high as £12,000 ($15,000) per day this week as fleet utilisation rose to 91%, the

    Offshore  tradewindsnews.com 12 Dec 11:49 GMT Gary Dixon

    BW Offshore giant largest ship scrapped this year

    A former BW Offshore FSO sold for scrap earlier this week is heading for India as the largest vessel to go for demolition in an active 2018. Oslo-listed BW Offshore announced on 10 December the laid-up FSO Belokamenka was being sold. BW Offshore scrapping laid-up FSO for $20m Specialists place a price of between $400 and $409 per ldt on the former ULCC, which cash buyer GMS describes as “a more

    Tankers  tradewindsnews.com 12 Dec 11:45 GMT Andy Pierce

    WFW hires former Ince & Co lawyers to launch Athens dispute practice

    Antonis Lagadianos and Evangelos Catsambas to lead expansion drive of maritime legal services with Athens as a starting point

    Legal  tradewindsnews.com 12 Dec 11:19 GMT Harry Papachristou

    Dennis Uy free to merge 2Go and Nenaco

    The Philippines' Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved a merger between ro-ro and ro-pax owner 2Go and its parent Negros Navigation (Nenaco). 2Go said in a filing: “For purposes of the good order, the effective date of the merger is January 1, 2019.” A deal was announced in April through a share swap, with the 2Go name surviving. Chelsea confirms Marinakis MR buy as spree goes o

    Passenger ships  tradewindsnews.com 12 Dec 11:11 GMT Gary Dixon

    Stolt-Nielsen wins upgrade following post-summer selloff

    Norne Securities has upgraded shares in Oslo-listed Stolt-Nielsen. Analysts Mindaugas Cekanavicius and Karl Johan Molnes raised Stolt from hold to buy today. Avenir LNG completes $110m private placement “The Chemical Tanker market seems to have bottomed out and the drop in oil price should reduce bunker costs, while the IMO regulation impact should be minimal for the company,” they said. They

    Tankers  tradewindsnews.com 12 Dec 10:55 GMT Andy Pierce

    Corroded cargoship banned by Paris MOU

    The Paris MOU port state control organisation has barred a general cargoship from its ports after it was found to be corroded and cracked. The 2,900-dwt Bellatrix (built 1978) was detained for eight days in Russia's Rostov on Don last month. This followed two detentions in Turkey earlier this year and in Russia twice before that. The vessel had 17 deficiencies. Inspectors found cracked and cor

    Dry cargo  tradewindsnews.com 12 Dec 10:43 GMT Gary Dixon

    Mercator VLCC sales talk resurfaces

    Indian conglomerate shedding last VLCC just days after selling final gas carrier

    Tankers  tradewindsnews.com 12 Dec 10:31 GMT Harry Papachristou

    Hamburg court calls Dr Morgen to oversee Hansa Heavy Lift insolvency

    Former Rickmers Holding restructuring officer takes lead in reviewing future of Oaktree-backed company.

    Finance  tradewindsnews.com 12 Dec 10:16 GMT Andy Pierce

    Halul Offshore linked to ERRV sale

    Qatar's Halul Offshore has reportedly sold three emergency response and rescue vessels (ERRVs) into the Netherlands. Brokers said the 1,320-hp Halul 10, 11 and 12 (all built 2002) have gone to Glomar in an en bloc deal for an undisclosed price. Glomar has 14 ships, mnoslty ERRVs. Halul has 44 OSVs in operation and three platform supply vessels (PSVs) on order.

    Offshore  tradewindsnews.com 12 Dec 10:07 GMT Gary Dixon

    A1 Offshore buys Eidesvik PSV

    Danish owner A1 Offshore has snapped up an Eidesvik Offshore platform supply vessel (PSV). The 4,500-dwt Viking Dynamic (built 2002) has been renamed Connector Express under its new ownership. VesselsValue estimates the price of the vessel at $1.52m. The ship is now Danish-flagged. A1 now has nine vessels in its fleet.

    Offshore  tradewindsnews.com 12 Dec 09:56 GMT Gary Dixon

    Adnoc combines LPG and propylene shipments for first time

    Abu Dhabi oil company says cargoes were loaded on to same vessel to save money.

    Gas  tradewindsnews.com 12 Dec 09:39 GMT Gary Dixon

    Sousa exits boards at three Fredriksen companies

    Georgina E. Sousa has left the board of three companies controlled by John Fredriksen. Sousa’s exit as a director of Frontline, Flex LNG and Northern Drilling was announced in separate statements today. Shipping analysts split on possible Opec impact on tankers No reasons were given for her departure and it has not yet been possible to obtain further details. Sousa has been a director of multi

    Tankers  tradewindsnews.com 12 Dec 09:22 GMT Andy Pierce

    Bahri handing out $157m in dividends

    Pay-out represents 15% of nominal value for VLCC giant's shareholders.

    Tankers  tradewindsnews.com 12 Dec 08:11 GMT Gary Dixon

    Ningbo Marine moves into tankers with debut order

    Chinese owner Ningbo Marine has made a play for tanker business with a new domestic order. Brokers said the company has contracted a 10,000-dwt product carrier due in July 2020. AVIC Dingheng is building the ship, but no price was given for the contract. The Zhejiang Energy-controlled owner has an operational fleet of 41 vessels. This mostly consists of bulkers and general cargoships, but al

    Tankers  tradewindsnews.com 12 Dec 07:33 GMT Gary Dixon

    Swedish Club opts for no premium rise in 2019

    International Group members are using their considerable cash cushion to subsidise premiums but increases are expected next year

    Insurance  tradewindsnews.com 12 Dec 07:19 GMT Adam Corbett

    Two Vietnamese yard bosses held in fraud probe

    Former Vinashin chief and SBIC deputy accused of abetting embezzlement.

    Legal  tradewindsnews.com 12 Dec 07:16 GMT Gary Dixon

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