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Taiwan Navigation Selects Inmarsat's Fleet Connect

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Mobile satellite communications company Inmarsat said JRC (Japan Radio Company Co. Ltd.) has joined its group of Certified Application Providers (CAP) offering applications via Inmarsat’s dedicated Fleet Connect bandwidth.The announcement follows the trial of JRC’s Smart Ship Viewer (SSV) bridge solution

A Newbuild VLOC is the First Wind-powered Bulk Carrier

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Brazilian miner Vale expects to soon put into service the first-ever bulk carrier propelled partially sails, the company said on Thursday.The rotor sail-equipped newbuild, a very large ore carrier (VLOC) named Sea Zhoushan, is being built in China for owner by Pan Ocean Ship Management and will be chartered by Vale upon delivery in the coming days.

Baltic Dry Index Hits Near Two-week Low

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The Baltic exchange's main sea freight index fell to a near two-week low on Thursday pressured by a decline in capesize and panamax vessel rates.The Baltic dry index, which tracks rates for capesize, panamax and supramax vessels ferrying dry bulk commodities, fell 62 points, or 2%, to 3,077, the lowest since April 30.

Superior Unveils Mobile Ship Loading Conveyor

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Superior Industries, a U.S.-based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, recently developed a new model TeleStacker Conveyor for loading dry bulk cargo ships. This multipurpose, highly mobile conveyor incorporates truck unloading and ship loading capabilities into a single machine.

Diana Shipping Strikes Kamsarmax Charter Deal with Bocimar

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Dry bulk shipping company Diana Shipping has entered into a time charter contract with Bocimar for its Kamsarmax dry bulk vessel, the m/v Myrsini. Diana Shipping said Friday that the gross charter rate was US$27,750 per day, minus a 5% commission paid to third parties, for a time charter period until minimum October 15,

China's Iron Ore Imports in April Drop Due to Bad Weather

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China's iron ore imports fell 3.5% in April from a month earlier, official customs data showed on Friday, as shipments to the world's top iron ore consumer from major suppliers were disrupted by inclement weather.Arrival volumes of the steelmaking ingredient stood at 98.57 million tonnes last month,

Baltic Dry Index Snaps 15-session Winning Run

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The Baltic exchange's main sea freight index dropped from an 11-year peak on Thursday, breaking its 15-session winning steak, weighed down by lower rates for the larger capesize segment.The Baltic dry index, which tracks rates for capesize, panamax and supramax vessels ferrying dry bulk commodities, fell 54 points, or 1.

Low Water Levels Hamper Shipping on the Parana River

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Argentina's Parana River, the grains superhighway that takes soy and corn from the Pampas farm belt to the world, has gotten so shallow that it has started "trimming" international shipments just as the country's export season gets underway.The level of the Parana at the export hub of Rosario,

Rio Tinto Charters Up to Six Bulkers from Eastern Pacific Shipping

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Singapore-based tonnage provider Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) said on Tuesday it has entered into an agreement with mining and metal producer Rio Tinto to charter three newly built liquefied natural gas (LNG) dual-fueled Newcastlemax bulk carriers, with an option for three more.The 210,000 DWT ships

Dry Bulk Performance: Pangaea Logistics (Again) Claims the Top Spot

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Maritime Advisors, Liengaard & Roschmann have published for the third year running its Vesselindex Performance Report, ranking the listed dry bulk companies based on their TCE performance.In a year 2020 which was characterized by a high level of volatility it is noticeable that 17 companies managed

Australian Coal Port's Loan Terms Linked to Social, Emissions Goals

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Australia's Port of Newcastle has signed a A$515 million ($398 million) loan with National Australia Bank (NAB) that links interest payments to non-mandatory social and environmental targets, the companies said.The world's largest coal port will pay less if certain targets are met, including

Icebreaking Bulk Carrier Delivered to Fednav

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Canadian dry bulk shipping company Fednav announced it has taken delivery of its latest Polar Class 4 icebreaking bulk carrier, Arvik I.Ordered through Sumitomo Corporation and built by Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU) shipyards in Japan, the 31,000-DWT mine resupply vessel is a sister ship to

Twenty Six Killed in Vessel Collision in Bangladesh

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At least 26 people died and several were missing after an overcrowded speedboat collided with a sand-laden bulk carrier and sank on Bangladesh's giant Padma River on Monday, police said."Rescuers found 26 dead bodies and some still could be missing," said Miraj Hossain, a senior police official of the central Madaripur district,

Cargill Steps Up Push to Cut Carbon Emissions from Shipping Fleet

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Cargill, one of the world's biggest charterers of ships, has cut nearly 1.5 million tonnes of gross carbon emissions from its fleet since 2017, a top company executive said, as it steps up efforts to go green.With about 90% of world trade transported by sea, global shipping accounts for nearly 3% of the world's CO2 emissions.

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