• New DAMEN Yacht Support GAME CHANGER launched

    Dutch shipbuilder DAMEN has launched GAME CHANGER, its latest 70-metre DAMEN Yacht Support vessel (227 ft) with helicopter hangar. Available in time for the 2017 summer season, GAME CHANGER is a fantastic showcase of the Yacht Support solution for owners who want to have more fun off the beaten track, but with a significantly lower Total Cost of Ownership.

  • First collaboration for Sydney City Marine and...

    Sydney City Marine has completed its first maintenance docking of a Damen vessel since the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Damen Shipyards Group last year. The works signify the successful cooperation between Damen Services in the Netherlands, the Damen Service Hub in Brisbane and Sydney City Marine.

  • World’s largest container ship docks at Vietnam’s...

    Margrethe Maersk container ship with the deadweight of 194,000 tons and capacity of 18,300 TEU docked at Cai Mep International Terminal (CMIT) on February 20th, making it the first seaport in Vietnam and the nineteenth in the world able to accommodate the world’s largest Maersk Triple E class container ship.

  • First cargo ship from India arrives in Bangladesh

    The first container ship from India has arrived in Bangladesh’s Panagon river port here under the Coastal Shipping Agreement signed in 2015, allowing direct cargo vessel movement between the two countries. The ship, ‘Shonartori Nou Kalyan-1’ reached the Pangaon Inland Container Terminal at Keraniganj yesterday with 65 containers on board, reported.

  • Shipping industry calls for exemption from EU...

    The global shipping industry has urged the European Union to drop the sector's inclusion in proposals adopted on Wednesday to reform the bloc's carbon market, saying it risks distorting trade and international efforts to cut the sector's emissions.

  • Shipping container specialist Cargostore to open...

    The London-based company operates a fleet of ISO and DNV 2.7-1 containers and related equipment for sale, re-sale and lease directly and via its subsidiaries and partners throughout the UK, Europe, North America, Africa, South East Asia and the Middle East.


Canada Acts on Icebreaker Shortage

The Government of Canada has moved to acquire additional icebreaking vessels to supplement its existing fleet of aging icebreakers. Three icebreaking anchor handling tug supply vessels are anticipated to be repurposed by Davie Shipbuilding in preparation for joining the existing Coast Guard fleet for the 2018-2019 ice season. 


Japan’s First LNG Bunkering Vessel to Start Operation in 2020

Central LNG Shipping Japan Corporation (Hereinafter: CLS), a joint venture established by Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd., Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc., Toyota Tsusho Corporation, and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha, announces that CLS has ordered an LNG Bunkering Vessel (Hereinafter: LBV) from Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.. The LBV, which is scheduled to be delivered around September to December 2020, will become the first to be operated in Japan.


Another vessel, built at Oshima Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. for d’Amico Dry d.a.c. ., powered by J-ENG is now in service

In June this year the M/V “MEDI GINEVRA”, 87,000 DWT Bulk Carrier, owned by d’Amico Dry d.a.c.. (d’Amico), built at Oshima Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (Oshima), enter into service fitted with the Main Engine 6UEC60LSE-Eco-A2 produced by Japan Engine Corporation (J-ENG), the sister vessel M/V “MEDI SERAPO” was also successfully delivered in May.


IBIA assists in resolving customs issue with bunker samples in Singapore

A situation arose in Singapore over the weekend where Customs decided to treat samples from bunker deliveries as “commercial goods” for import, which prevented bunker surveyors from bringing samples ashore at the Marina South Pier (MSP) and West Coast Pier (WCP). It meant bunker samples could only be brought ashore as commercial imports at the Marine South Terminal and Penjuru Terminal.