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Meyer Turku Delivers Costa Smeralda

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Finish shipbuilder Meyer Turku delivered liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fuelled Costa Smeralda to its Italian owner Costa Cruises, a brand of Carnival Corporation.The brand's new flagship Costa Smeralda

Interview: Ed Grimm, CEO, Southern Towing Company

Ed Grimm, (second from left) CEO, Southern Towing

“In God we trust. All others must have data.”When Ed Grimm took the helm of Southern Towing Company (STC)as President and CEO, he inherited an enviable team of leaders, engineers, mentors, communicators and analysts.

Pirates Kidnap 19 Crew from Tanker off Nigeria

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Pirates have kidnapped 19 crew members from a crude oil tanker off Nigeria in an area where acts of piracy are on the rise, an official with the ship's operator said on Thursday.The loaded vessel, the Nave Constellation,

Shipbuilding

First Jones Act SOV Gets ABS Nod

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Classification society ABS said it has granted the first Approval in Principle (AIP) to VARD for

Grieg Star Adds Newbuild to Fleet

Star Gaia. Image: Grieg Star

Norwegean shipping company Grieg Star has taken the 64,000 DWT Star Gaia on a long term tariff

Partnership Envisions Ammonia-Fueled Feeder Ship

Left to right:  Thomas Hansen, Director, Head of P

ABS joined forces with MAN Energy Solutions (MAN) and the Shanghai Merchant Ship Design & Research

Contracts

CME Adds Two Delivery Points to WTI Houston

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CME Group on Thursday said it would add two more delivery points for its WTI Houston crude futures

Diana Shipping Wins Ausca, Koch Charters

Image: Diana Shipping Inc.

Diana Shipping  announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a

Grindrod Extends IVS Bulk JV

Image: Grindrod Shipping

Singapore based shipowner and operator Grindrod Shipping announced a number of transactions

Technology

NORDEN Examining Biofuels

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NORDEN partners with Danish based Kvasir Technologies, a spinout from the Technical University of

Intellian Unveils 1.5m Global Xpress Terminal

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Intellian has unveiled the world’s first 1.5 m Global Xpress terminal, GX150NX at the

New Hybrid Powered Cruise Ship Completes Sea Trials

Photo: MOTION AIR/Hurtigruten

Hurtigruten’s new hybrid battery powered expedition cruise ship MS Fridtjof Nansen has completed

Legal

REGULATORY REVIEW: Subchapter M

Image Credit: (Captain) Pat Folan

One Year In: Industry SME (Captain) Pat Folan weighs in from the front lines.It has been an

Fuel Market Calm ahead of IMO Changeover

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Fears about a shortage of diesel and other middle distillates stemming from new marine pollution

U.S. Assures Banks on COSCO Shipping Sanction Rules

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The Trump administration assured U.S. banks on Wednesday that they can temporarily process U.S.

People & Company News

Ocean Yield Adds LR2 Tanker Trio

Image:  Ocean Yield ASA

Norwegian ship owner and operator Ocean Yield ASA has taken delivery of three long range 2 (LR2)

DNV GL and Huangpu-Wenchong Sign JDP

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DNV GL entered into a Joint Development Project (JDP) with Huangpu-Wenchong Shipbuilding Company

Port Operator ICTSI to Double Capacity at Congo Terminal

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Philippines-based port operator International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) will more

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