Blue Planet’s bulk carrier Afros wins “Ship of the Year” award at Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards 2018

Blue Planet’s bulk carrier Afros wins “Ship of the Year” award at Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards 2018

Blue Planet Shipping announced earlier this week that the Company has received the “Ship of the Year Award” for the vessel mv Afros at the Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards 2018. The mv Afros is the …
Dec 14, 2018 /  Vessels
Preem and Thun Tankers Focus on More Environmentally Adapted Tankers

Preem and Thun Tankers Focus on More Environmentally Adapted Tankers

On Saturday, December 15, the company Thun Tankers names the new, environmentally adapted tanker “Thun Evolve” in Groningen, Holland. The tanker will be long-term leased by Preem for deliveries to the …
Dec 14, 2018 /  Vessels
Irish Ferries prepares for Christmas delivery of the W.B. Yeats

Irish Ferries prepares for Christmas delivery of the W.B. Yeats

This Christmas, look forward to the gift of summer sun and sail to France in style, as Irish Ferries prepares to celebrate the arrival of the majestic W.B. Yeats (see also CruiseMapper). Expected to dock in Dublin …
Dec 14, 2018 /  Vessels
Cargo Record Nears at Port of Long Beach

Cargo Record Nears at Port of Long Beach

November tally increases as docks remain busy Cargo volume continued to rise at the Port of Long Beach in November, setting the stage for a second consecutive calendar year record. The Port handled 621,835 …
Dec 14, 2018 /  Vessels
Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Holds Christening Ceremony for LPG Carrier LAUREL PRIME - Seventh Vessel of Its Type for Astomos Energy

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Holds Christening Ceremony for LPG Carrier LAUREL PRIME - Seventh Vessel of Its Type for Astomos Energy

Energy efficient vessel compatible with major LPG terminals worldwide and the expanded Panama Canal Built by MHI Marine Structure in Nagasaki, with tank holding capacity of 83,000m3 Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., …
Dec 14, 2018 /  Vessels
Port of Brownsville Foreign Trade Zone Ranks Second in Value of Exports

Port of Brownsville Foreign Trade Zone Ranks Second in Value of Exports

For the third straight year, Foreign Trade Zone No. 62 (FTZ) at the Port of Brownsville ranks second in the nation for the value of exports, according to the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board’s annual report to …
Dec 14, 2018 /  Curious
Struggling Vinalines to open container shipping centre next week

Struggling Vinalines to open container shipping centre next week

The Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) will open a logistics centre for container shipping on December 17 as part of moves to restructure the State-owned firm, according to Deputy Director General Do Thi Ngoc …
Dec 14, 2018 /  Vessels
Tomini opens crew management centre in Delhi to transform crewing operations

Tomini opens crew management centre in Delhi to transform crewing operations

Tomini has opened a crew management centre in Delhi, to develop an in-house model and transform its approach to crew management. Caption: Bulk carrier Tomini Harmony - Image courtesy of miranda reiffers te …
Dec 14, 2018 /  Curious
Scorpio Bulkers announces time charter-out agreement

Scorpio Bulkers announces time charter-out agreement

Scorpio Bulkers Inc. (NYSE:SALT) (Scorpio Bulkers) announced yesterday that it has entered into a time charter-out agreement with an unaffiliated third party for SBI Hera, one of its Ultramax drybulk carriers, for a …
Dec 14, 2018 /  Vessels
Nordic American Offshore awarded contract for PSV NAO Viking

Nordic American Offshore awarded contract for PSV NAO Viking

Nordic American Offshore Ltd. (NYSE: NAO) has been awarded a two-year fixed contract for the Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) built in 2015, NAO Viking. Caption: Offshore Tug/Supply Ship NAO Viking - Image courtesy …
Dec 13, 2018 /  Vessels