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INEOS to Ship US Ethane to China in 2019

(Photo: Evergas)

U.K. chemicals firm INEOS said it has entered a long-term supply agreement with Singapore-based SP Chemicals to ship ethane from U.S. shale gas to China for the first time starting in 2019. “This is another world first for INEOS after importing shale gas to Europe in 2015,” said David Thompson, CEO of INEOS Trading and Shipping.

Wärtsilä to Power Viking Line Ferry

Viking Line ferry. Photo: Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä will supply the engines, the navigation system and a broad scope of other products and systems for a new luxury and environmentally friendly ferry being built for the Finland based operator, Viking Line.    The ship is being built at the Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry yard in China and there is an option for a second vessel.

MMT Begins AQUIND Interconnector Survey

MMT´s Survey and ROV vessel Franklin (Photo: MMT)

MMT informs it has begun an offshore geophysical survey for the AQUIND Interconnector project.   The works will involve a geophysical survey of the proposed cable corridor between the landfall areas near Portsmouth in England and near Dieppe in France.   MMT said it will utilize two vessels equipped

MacDuff Ship Design Reports Busy Autumn

(Image: MacDuff Ship Design)

Scotland based MacDuff Ship Design reports it has had another busy summer and autumn with the delivery of a number of new vessels, work continuing on existing contracts and several new design contracts won. Alongside this has seen the continuation of the companies bureau work in naval architectural

Australia to Order Two More Patrol Boats

(Image: Austal)

Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, and Timor-Leste Prime Minister, Mari Alkatiri, announced that Timor Leste would take two of Austal’s Guardian Class Pacific Patrol Boats (PPBs). When contracted this will increase the total production quantity to 21 from the 19 already committed.   Following

Crowley in Command

Tom Crowley (Photo: © Brian Moran)

Tom Crowley has become the face of the U.S. maritime industry, steadily building his transport and logistics company into a formidable goliath. From Jones Act waivers to emerging emissions technology to the devastation of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico, Crowley weighs in on the pressing matters of maritime with refreshing candor.

MOL's Coal Carrier NAGARA MARU to Serve JERA Trading

Photo: Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd

 Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) announced the delivery of the coal carrier NAGARA MARU, which will serve Singapore-based JERA Trading, was delivered at Imari Shipyard and Works of Namura Shipbuilding on November 17, 2017.   The vessel, which was jointly developed by Namura Shipbuilding and MOL, is a state-of-the-art

Boston Carriers Completes Contract of MV Nikiforos

Photo: Boston Carriers Inc

 Boston Carriers announces that on October 2017, Nikiforos completed a spot voyage contract to transport approximately 33,000 tons of dry bulk cargo from South America to the Middle East.    The contract contributed approximately 1,283,000 USD in the revenues of the Company.    Nikiforos has transported approximately 183,

Ports of Durban and Cape Town Up Next for New Transnet Tugs

Photo: TNPA

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) launched its penultimate tug as part of its R1.4 billion, nine-tug construction contract, at Southern African Shipyards.   UMKHOMAZI, meaning “place of cow whales” in isiZulu, will serve at the Port of Durban. All nine tugs are being built by Southern African Shipyards in Durban.

Deal for Floating LNG Powerplant in China

As the proliferation of LNG use spreads rapidly in the maritime and energy sectors, word from China is that Wison Offshore & Marine has signed an MoU with  Shanghai Electric Power Generation Group, on a joint effrot to develop medium to large-scale floating LNG power generation barges.   Wison brings

Diana Shipping Time Charter for Naias With Phaethon

m/v Naias. Photo: Diana Shipping Inc.

 Diana Shipping, a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with Phaethon International Company AG, for one of its Panamax dry bulk vessels, the m/v Naias.    The gross charter rate is US$10,

Engine Contract Awarded for LCS 27

Fairbanks Morse said it has been selected to build and deliver the main propulsion diesel engines (MPDE) that will power the U.S. Navy’s newest Freedom class Littoral Combat Ship, LCS 27.   Construction of the engines will begin later this year, and they are scheduled to be delivered in 2019 to Marinette Marine Corporation in Marinette, Wis.

Atlantic Offshore Scotland Secures Charter with Maersk Oil UK

Atlantic Offshore’s Ocean Troll  (Photo: Atlantic Offshore Scotland)

Emergency Response and Rescue Vessel (ERRV) operator Atlantic Offshore Scotland Ltd, has secured a two-year firm charter with Maersk Oil UK.  The company’s ERRV Ocean Troll, will provide Emergency Response and Rescue services for Maersk Oil’s Culzean project in the central North Sea. The Charter is

Lauritzen Signs Crew Management Pact with OSM

Photo: OSM Maritime Group

 Leading global ship management company OSM Maritime Group has been awarded full crew management of Lauritzen Kosan’s entire fleet of advanced liquefied gas tankers.    The agreement, covering 26 refrigerated ethylene, semi-refrigerated and pressurised gas carriers, will help Lauritzen Kosan deliver on its promise of providing optimal efficiency,

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