Sam Chambers - 13/05/2021

Vaccination roadmap launched to quicken seafarer jab rollout

As the US, Netherlands and other nations begin to roll out vaccines to all seafarers, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has today published a Vaccination Roadmap framework to help establish vaccination hubs dedicated to seafarers across the world, alongside other major maritime NGOs. To da

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Sam Chambers - 13/05/2021

Egypt details plans to widen and deepen the southern part of the Suez Canal

Egypt has this week announced plans to widen and deepen the southern part of the Suez Canal where the containership ran aground blocking the waterway for six days in March. The head of the Suez Canal Authority, Osama Rabie, detailed plans in a televised address to widen the canal’s southernmost stre

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Splash - 13/05/2021

Synergy Marine: The technical partnership model for shipmanagement

Founded 15 years ago, Singapore’s Synergy Marine Group has grown very fast to become one of the world’s largest shipmanagers with close to 400 ships on its books. Without legacy issues that older shipmanagement companies face today, Synergy has been able to tap into the new, more collaborative era o

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Splash - 13/05/2021

Conflict at the top for LNG in the race for decarbonisation

Ned Berry, an environmental analyst at MCA Consulting, on the pros and cons of LNG as a fuel. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has sounded the gun in the race for decarbonisation , but there’s currently a debate raging at the starting line. The objective is clear; reduce the shipping in

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Sam Chambers - 13/05/2021

Hyundai Mipo to spearhead Korean efforts to develop CO2 carriers

Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) is pressing ahead with plans to commercialise ships capable of transporting carbon dioxide. To this end, the Korean yard has signed a joint development project with its parent Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE), class society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS

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Sam Chambers - 13/05/2021

KSS Line inks VLGC contracts with Hyundai Heavy

Hyundai Heavy Industries of South Korea has won an order from compatriot KSS Line to build two dual-fuelled VLGCs. The 86,000 cu m ships – costing a combined $162m – will deliver in the first half of 2023 and will be able to run off LPG or normal bunker fuel. Hyundai Heavy and its affiliate …

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Grant Rowles - 13/05/2021

Safe Bulkers sells two bulkers, brings in two newbuilds

NYSE-listed owner Safe Bulkers has bought two bulkers in and offloaded two older bulkers as part of its fleet renewal strategy. Safe Bulkers has sealed the acquisition of two newbuild Japanese-built post-panamaxes set for delivery within the first and the second quarter of 2023. At the same time the

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Kim Biggar - 13/05/2021

Colonial Pipeline restarts service to US East Coast after cyberattack shutdown

Colonial Pipeline announced that it has turned on systems to resume fuel delivery to the US East Coast. The company expects that it will take several days for its supply chain to return to normal. The six-day pipeline shutdown, the result of a ransomware attack on Friday, led to panic buying at the

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Grant Rowles - 13/05/2021

PXGEO secures vessel contract with TGS

Peter Zickerman’s recently established seismic player PXGEO has entered into an agreement to provide high-end towed-streamer seismic acquisition services to Norway’s TGS-NOPEC Geophysical. TGS has committed to utilising 2013-built seismic vessel (formerly Fa Xian 6) for 12 months of marine seismic a

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Adis Ajdin - 13/05/2021

Maersk Drilling secures one-well semisub extension with Total in Suriname

Maersk Drilling said Wednesday that Total E&P Suriname has exercised an option for one additional appraisal well in Suriname’s Block 58 to the work scope of the 2009-built semisub rig . The contract extension has an estimated duration of 100 days, with work expected to commence end-May 2021 in direc

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