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ABS Mobile App Simplifies Subchapter M Compliance

NS Workboat, a new mobile application from ABS Nautical Systems (NS) purpose-built for the workboat/inland sector, aims to streamline onboard tasks for Subchapter M compliance. “This app answers the growing demand for easy-to-use point solutions…

Coldharbour, Hansun Ink China Distribution Deal

Coldharbour Marine, developer of a unique in-tank, in-voyage and inert gas-based ballast water treatment system for large tankers, bulkers and LNG vessels, has signed an agreement with Hansun (Shanghai) Marine Technology Co Ltd covering the…

Bulker Crew Member Killed in Mooring Accident in Québec

Transportation Safety Board of Canada has launched an investigation into a fatal accident involving the geared bulk carrier Nord Quebec at the port of Trois-Rivières in Québec. According to media reports, a 38-year-old Filipino crewShow More Summary

Trump’s $575 Billion Defense Budget Delays Promised Buildup

Trump’s campaign promise for a 350-ship Navy will have to wait at least a year. The 2018 budget proposal includes the purchasing of eight additional battle force ships – the same number set out by the Obama administration – including: one Gerald R. Show More Summary

Trump’s Budget Proposes Selling Off Half of U.S. Oil Stockpile, Kills Offshore Oil Revenue Sharing Among Gulf States

By Catherine Traywick and Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg) — The White House plan to trim the national debt includes selling off half of the nation’s emergency oil stockpile, part of a broad series of changes proposed by President Donald Trump to the federal government’s role in energy markets. Show More Summary

Gulf Bidders Emerge for UASC-Linked Shipping Unit -Sources

By Jonathan Saul and Tom Arnold LONDON/DUBAI, May 23 (Reuters) – Gulf-based bidders have emerged for the part-owned subsidiary of United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) whose sale is key to finalising the merger between UASC and German container shipping line Hapag Lloyd, sources close to the matter said. Show More Summary

Somali Pirates Hijack Iranian Fishing Vessel to Attack Bigger Ships

By Abdiqani Hassan BOSASSO, Somalia, May 23 (Reuters) – Somali pirates hijacked an Iranian fishing vessel on Tuesday to use as a base to attack bigger, more valuable ships, the mayor of a Somali town said, part of an upsurge in attacks following years of relative calm. Show More Summary

First-of-its-Kind Completely Mobile ABS Nautical Systems App Simplifies Subchapter M Compliance

    Mobile software solution streamlines onboard tasks for Subchapter M compliance.  ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, has launched NS Workboat™, a new and completely mobile application from ABS Nautical Systems (NS), purpose-built for the workboat/inland sector. Show More Summary

Gnostech President Takes Controlling Ownership

Current president of Gnostech Inc., James Espino, has acquired the controlling ownership of the company from Braxton Science & Technology Group (BSTG) on May 19, 2017. As the president and controlling owner of Gnostech, Espino will lead the company into the future.

UK P&I Club Advises on Charterparties in Bills of Lading

Amanda Hastings, Claims Executive at UK P&I Club, comments on incorporation of charterparties into bills of lading. The issue of incorporation of charterparties into bills of lading is debated by the English courts on a fairly frequent basis…

Norway Oil Ministry: No Plan to Cut Output

Norway has no plans to cut its oil output, the country's oil and energy ministry said on Tuesday. "The Ministry has a good dialogue with other countries about the oil market. We are not in a situation in which regulating production is on the agenda for Norway," the ministry said in a statement.

OSC Launches VLCC Chartering Business

Oman Shipping Company (OSC) has officially set up a new commercial chartering desk offering its Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCCs) to major traders and charterers covering VLCC routes worldwide. OSC, one of the biggest ship owners in the MENA region, has a diversified and young fleet of 50 vessels.

Gulf Bidders Emerge for UASC-linked Shipping Unit

Gulf-based bidders have emerged for the part-owned subsidiary of United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) whose sale is key to finalising the merger between UASC and German container shipping line Hapag Lloyd, sources close to the matter said. Last week…

Samsung Heavy Bags Order for 2 LNG Carriers

South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has won a $100 million order to build two liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers for Korea Line, reports Yohnap. Korea Gas Corp. (KOGAS) has chartered Korea Line to transport LNG from Tongyeong, South…

OPEC Set to Prolong Oil Cuts

OPEC will likely agree to extend production cuts for another nine months, delegates said on Tuesday as the oil producer group meets this week to debate how to tackle a global glut of crude. OPEC's de facto leader, Saudi Arabia, favours extending…

Kalmar Delivers RTGs to Evergreen

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has successfully delivered five rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes to Evergreen International Storage & Transport Corporation in Taiwan. The cranes will be used in Taoyuan Inland Container Terminal and Hsichih Inland Container Terminal.

Denmark Paving Way for Digitalization

The Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) has launched pilot project to examine the value of blockchain technology. When they want to register ships today, shipowners are still required to fill in and handle documents manually. With the goal of helping to promote digitalization in Blue Denmark…

Pilotage: Local Places and Tight Spaces

By Capt. George H Livingstone, One could make the argument that international marine transportation is the singular thread running throughout the world.  It is wonderfully complicated, layered and diverse; a fascinating business.  Ships...Show More Summary

APL Turnaround Boosts CMA CGM Q1 Profits

  By Gavin van Marle (TheLoadStar) A dramatic turnaround in the fortunes of recently acquired APL helped French carrier CMA CGM offset a slight decline in revenue and volumes in the first quarter of this year. CMA CGM said APL, acquired...Show More Summary

First NYC Ferry Takes to Water in Big Apple

The first new ferry in NYC Ferry’s fleet has been christened Lunch Box and has commenced service connecting Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx along the East River.  Lunch Box, designed by Australia-headquartered Incat Crowther,...Show More Summary

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