Shipping

  • Bizarre cases of food poisoning on three...

    Three ships operating in different parts of the world are all reporting cases of food poisoning among their crew. At least two crew members have died while others have been transferred from their ships and hospitalized. It might be coincidental or an outbreak of the more common norovirus, a common gastrointestinal disease, but it rarely causes deaths.

     

  • Cargill and Maersk tankers launch new bunker...

    In an effort to enable more competitive and transparent pricing, Cargill and Maersk Tankers will combine their bunker volumes, and launch a new bunker procurement service for tramp shipping companies and trading houses. While the initial goal is to procure bunker fuel for Cargill and Maersk Tankers’ combined fleet, the service which launches April is also aiming to attract additional customers. 

     

  • ONE Apus ready to resume service in mid-March...

    Two months into the recovery efforts after possibly the worst container collapse in the history of the industry, ONE is reporting continued progress with the efforts to discharge containers from the ONE Apus. In its latest update to customers, the container network estimates that the vessel will be available to depart Kobe, Japan in mid-March.

     

  • Russian LNG carrier completes winter trips on the...

    As part of the efforts to develop and promote shipping via the Arctic route, Russia’s Sovcomflot has been conducting experimental winter navigation in the eastern part of the Arctic route. The Christophe de Margerie is currently completing her experimental round-trip voyage. For the first time, a large-capacity cargo vessel is transiting the eastern sector of the Northern Sea Route in February. Traditionally, transit navigation along this segment of the NSR ends in November and only resumes again in July, although in May 2020 they also conducted an earlier than normal test run along the route.

     

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How to keep deliveries 99% on time

In the best of times, the global shipping network is extraordinarily complex. Hundreds of ports in hundreds of countries serve tens of thousands of commercial vessels. Yet through capricious weather, political conflicts, multimodal transit delays, and more, the shipping fleet weaves the world together.

 
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Singapore continues to build LNG bunkering with third license to Total

Singapore is continuing its efforts to expand its bunkering infrastructure for liquefied natural gas as part of its efforts to maintain the port’s role as the leading global bunkering hub for the shipping industry. Currently, Singapore has approximately 20 percent market share in the conventional bunkering business while it looks to expand its supply of alternative fuels to meet the future needs of the industry.

 
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Crystal to launch first North American large ship cruises since COVID

Crystal Cruises announced definitive plans to resume service on the first of its large, ocean-going cruise ships which may also become the first large cruise ship to return to service in North America since the pandemic caused the cruise industry to suspend operations in March 2020. The luxury cruise brand, which is owned by Genting Hong Kong, will operate a summer cruise program within the Bahamas.

 
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