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  • Two ASD Tugs 2411 for Saam Smit Towage to be...

    Wilson Sons Limited (BM&FBovespa: WSON33) announces to its shareholders that the shipyard subsidiary Wilson Sons Estaleiros Ltda, has signed a contract to construct two azimuth tugboats for Saam Smit Towage do Brasil S.A. (“Saam Smit”), to be delivered within twenty months of payment of the first instalment of each vessel.

  • For the bunker industry, 100% sulfur compliance...

    The world’s bunker industry is making progress in inching toward meeting the International Maritime Organization (IMO) global sulfur cap target by 2020, but with less than three years to go, achieving the target in its entirety still looks like a tough climb.

  • UASC mega container ship UMM Salal aground in...

    The UASC giant container ship UMM Salal ran aground in Malacca Strait on 2 nautical miles off Port Klang in Malaysia. The accident happened shortly after boxship left the Malaysian port in the early afternoon en route to Khor Fakkan in UAE

  • Nakilat showcases maritime expertise at Gastech...

    Nakilat is participating in the Gastech 2017 Conference and Exhibition taking place in Tokyo, Japan from 4 to 7 April 2017. Deemed as one of the most highly anticipated gas industry events, Gastech receives more than 25,000 visitors and features over 600 international exhibitors from over 70 countries worldwide.

  • LNG for bunkering has methane problem

    Using LNG for bunkering is a way to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the marine sector, according to the gas industry. We disagree, some leading academics say. And it is because of methane leakage.

  • NAKILAT LNG CARRIER COMES UNDER IN-HOUSE...

    Doha-based Nakilat assumed full ship management and operations of the Q-Flex LNG carrier, Mesaimeer, from STASCo (Shell Trading and Shipping Company Ltd.) with effect from 23 March 2017, as part of the planned and phased transition announced in October last year. The 216,000 cu m capacity Mesaimeer, delivered by Hyundai Heavy Industries in 2009, is wholly-owned by Nakilat and chartered by Qatargas.

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LNG Emerging as Marine Fuel

The main fuel for ships changed from coal to petroleum such as heavy fuel oil (HFO) 100 years ago. Now, liquefied natural gas (LNG) is rapidly emerging as their next main fuel.

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LNG Emerging as Marine Fuel

The main fuel for ships changed from coal to petroleum such as heavy fuel oil (HFO) 100 years ago. Now, liquefied natural gas (LNG) is rapidly emerging as their next main fuel.

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Dubai mulls $1b shipping investment fund — sources

Dubai is looking into creating a $1 billion (Dh3.67 billion) investment fund focused on shipping to develop the city’s maritime sector and ride out a global industry downturn, three finance sources familiar with the plans say.

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CMA CGM launched new India-Middle East-Africa container services

CMA CGM launched second Midas container service, which will connect India and Middle East with Southern and Western Africa through the Indian Ocean. The container carrier offers its customers a new service to Africa, which will reduce the transit time and will give new ports of call to accompany its classic Midas service. CMA CGM continue developing its service in fast economic developing Indian region and the countries of Africa, trying to benefit from the economic growth of the two areas. The Midas 1 and Midas 2 services will be operated with two partners, through a VSA (Vessel Sharing Agreement) that will allow the deploying of 16 ships on 21 ports of call on both services.

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COSCO and Qingdao Sign Silk Road Deal

Chinese shipping and ports operator COSCO and the fully automated Chinese container port of Qingdao have agreed to cooperate to develop port businesses in China and abroad.

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