Feb 21, 2020

BIMCO: Coronavirus Comes at the Worst Time for Shipping

The outbreak of the coronavirus, originating from Wuhan, China, comes at one of the worst time for the shipping industry, which is currently struggling with the additional fuel costs…

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Feb 18, 2020

Coronavirus Outbreak: VLCCs Hit the Hardest

The daily cost of hiring a very large crude carrier (VLCC) for 12 months has fallen by over 20% in the last month predominantly impacted by the outbreak of coronavirus in China and the…

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Feb 17, 2020

Coronavirus Case Confirmed after Hundreds Leave Cruise Ship Westerdam

Westerdam in Cambodia. Image Courtesy: US Embassy Cambodia A female passenger, who recently disembarked Holland America Line’s cruise ship Westerdam in Cambodia, tested…

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Jan 31, 2020

Hamburg Can Welcome Giant Ships after Widening of Elbe ‘Passing Box’

Mega-ships with a combined width of up to 98 meters can now pass each other in a widened section of the Elbe known as the ‘passing box’. The five-kilometer stretch under federal jurisdiction…

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Jan 16, 2020

LR: Industry Players Join Forces on Ammonia-Fueled Tanker Project

Malaysia’s shipping group MISC Berhad, South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), UK’s classification society Lloyd’s Register (LR) and Germany’s…

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Jan 14, 2020

DeltaSea Marine Debris Collection System Comes to Life

A full-scale prototype of DeltaSea, a new marine debris collection system, has been successfully tested in Vancouver, Canada. As informed, the testing, conducted in December 2019,…

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Jan 07, 2020

Poten: Unipec Top Charterer of 2010s

China International United Petroleum & Chemicals Co. (Unipec) has been singled out as the top charterer of the last decade, with an ever-growing market share in reported dirty…

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Jan 06, 2020

Korean Register Names Its New Chairman & CEO

The Korean Register (KR) has appointed Hyung-chul Lee as its 24th Chairman & CEO. Image Courtesy: NavigatePR-KR Hyung-chul Lee takes the helm at joined KR after over 30 years of…

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Jan 01, 2020

Happy New Year from World Maritime News!

World Maritime News team wishes all our readers joyous holidays and a happy and prosperous New Year! We would also like to thank our readers for the continuous support over the year and…

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Dec 24, 2019

9 Russian Seafarers Stranded in Portland to Be Repatriated by Christmas

Nine Russian seafarers who have been stranded in Portland Port for a month after their ship got detained by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) will all be repatriated by Christmas,…

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