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Published: Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:59:35 GMT


More than 62 separate operations in Sanchi spill clean up

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:45:00 GMT

A combined area of 87.3 km² oil slick has been cleaned in 62 salvage and clean-up operations so far.

No intention to move to Busan, says HMM

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:13:00 GMT

South Korean liner operator Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) told Fairplay that it had no intention of relocating its headquarters from Seoul to the port city of Busan.

Singapore's offshore and marine sector sees wave of restructuring

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:19:00 GMT

After a rough year in 2017, many of Singapore’s offshore and marine companies are in the midst of extensive financial restructuring, to varying degrees of success.

Vessel operators push fuel ban scheme ahead of IMO meeting

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:58:00 GMT

Vessels should be banned from carrying high-sulphur bunker fuel – unless outfitted with a scrubber – to ensure compliance once the global sulphur cap goes into force in 2020, shipowner representatives asserted.

Keppel Corp in talks with Borr Drilling to offload rigs

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:34:00 GMT

Singapore’s Keppel Corporation has confirmed it is in discussions with the Tor Olav Trøim’s Borr Drilling over the possible sale of jack-up rigs currently under construction at Keppel FELS.

Golar LNG Partners secures 15-year, floating rate FSRU charter

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:55:00 GMT

Golar LNG Partners (Golar Partners) has secured a 15-year, floating-rate charter, which will see one of its floating storage regasification units (FSRUs) employed in the Atlantic Basin in the fourth quarter this year.

SM Line begins move to Busan

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:49:00 GMT

South Korean liner operator SM Line Corporation will begin relocating its headquarters from Seoul to Busan, aiming to complete the process by the end of June.

Italian shipowners' bodies AssArmatori and Confitarma to co-operate

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:48:00 GMT

New Italian shipowners’ body AssArmatori has said that it intends to work with existing shipowners’ body Confitarma despite its deep differences with the long-standing Italian shipowners’ representative organisation.

Nusrat Ghani gets UK shipping brief

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:39:00 GMT

Nusrat Ghani has been appointed as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the UK Department for Transport following a cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister Theresa May.

US Coast Guard seeks tighter grip over third parties

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:38:00 GMT

Results of the investigation into the sinking of the ro-ro vessel El Faro has placed overhauling the US Coast Guard’s (USCG’s) third-party management regime at the top of the priority list for the agency’s highest safety official.

Winning Shipping actively expanded fleet in 2017

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:34:00 GMT

Winning International Group continued to add on to its fleet in 2017 as its cargo volumes increased.

Sanchi oil slick has widened

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:10:00 GMT

The oil slicks from Iranian Suezmax Sanchi, which sank in the East China Sea on 14 January, has increased in size.

China Ore Shipping chooses Tianjin Xingang to build Vale ore carriers

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:59:00 GMT

Cosco unit China Ore Shipping has ordered four 325,000 dwt ore carriers from Tianjin Xingang Shipbuilding Heavy Industry, with options for another two vessels.

Odfjell in four-tanker order

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:58:00 GMT

Norwegian chemical tanker specialist Odfjell SE has confirmed contracts for four 36,000 dwt vessel newbuildings, of which two are direct orders and two will be fixed on long-term bareboat charter.

Baleària signs Spain's first permanent LNG bunkering contract

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:24:00 GMT

Spanish ferry operator Balearia has a signed an exclusive 10-year liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering contract with listed Spanish energy group Gas Natural Fenosa.