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Feb 08, 2019

Wärtsilä to Carry Out World’s 1st Hybrid Retrofit for Short Sea Vessel

In December 2018, Finnish technology company Wärtsilä inked an agreement with Norwegian shipping company Hagland Shipping AS for a hybrid retrofit installation onboard Hagland…

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Feb 07, 2019

World’s 1st LNG Icebreaker Refueled at Tornio LNG Terminal

On February 2, icebreaker Polaris refueled for the first time at the Nordic countries’ largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Tornio in the icy Röyttä Harbour.  The…

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Feb 06, 2019

US Strengthens Role as World’s Top Ethane Exporter

U.S. exports of ethane have increased from nearly nothing in 2013 to an average of 260,000 barrels per day (b/d) through the first 10 months of 2018, accounting for about one-sixth of…

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Feb 05, 2019

Video: Meyer Werft Cuts Steel for 2nd RCL Quantum Ultra Ship

German shipyard Meyer Werft started the construction of Royal Caribbean’s second Quantum Ultra Class cruise ship on February 1, 2019. The construction was launched with…

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Feb 04, 2019

Interview: Bigger Ships on the Horizon as Fujairah’s Transformation Enters Full Swing

In 2017, UAE-based port developer and operator Abu Dhabi Ports signed a 35-year concession agreement with the Port of Fujairah, under which Fujairah Terminals, a new operational…

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Feb 04, 2019

PIL Trials Delivery Using IBM Blockchain Platform

Singapore’s shipping company Pacific International Lines (PIL) has used an electronic bill of lading (e-BL) built on the IBM Blockchain Platform in a successful real-time…

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Feb 04, 2019

Drewry: Up to 40 Capesizes Could Lose Employment in 2019 due to Vale Dam Collapse

The latest disaster at the Brazilian mine Córrego de Feijão is likely to reduce Capesize demand by some 35-40 vessels in 2019, according to UK-based shipping consultancy Drewry.…

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Feb 01, 2019

Kawasaki Heavy Industries Gets ClassNK AIP for LNG-Fueled Bulk Carrier

Classification society Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) has granted an approval in principle (AIP) to Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) for the company’s project on the concept…

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Jan 31, 2019

Nauru to Get Its 1st International, Climate-Proofed Port

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the governments of Australia and Nauru participated in a groundbreaking ceremony on January 30 to officially mark the first step toward the construction…

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Jan 30, 2019

Design Unveiled for World’s First Pure-Electric Tanker

Japanese shipping company Asahi Tanker and compatriot shipbroking company Exeno-Yamamizu Corporation Tokyo have jointly developed a new domestic shipping tanker design which…

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