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Germany accedes to ship recycling convention

​Germany is the latest country to accede to IMO’s treaty for safe and environmentally-sound ship recycling – the Hong Kong Convention. The Convention covers the design, construction, operation and maintenance of ships, and preparation for ship recycling in order to facilitate safe and environmentally sound recycling, without compromising the safety and operational efficiency of ships. Under […]

Navibulgar’s Bulk Carrier Hits the Water in China

The second 45,000-tonne bulk carrier contracted by Navigation Maritime Bulgare was launched at Jiangsu New Yangzi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.  The bulk carrier is part of the project Bluetech 45- evolution of the successful Bluetech 42, of which the Company operates three vessels: “Ruen”, “Rila”, and “Rojen”. The second 45,000 DWT bulk carrier will be named […]


Cargotec’s MacGregor has received clearance from the Chinese competition regulator for the acquisition of the marine and offshore businesses of TTS Group: synergy estimate revised MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received a clearance decision from the Chinese competition regulator, SAMR, for the company’s acquisition of the marine and offshore businesses of TTS Group ASA. Based […]

Samskip picks Kari-Pekka Laaksonen as Group CEO

Pan-European transport service provider Samskip appoints Kari-Pekka Laaksonen as the Group Chief Executive to execute growth plans based on a customer focused approach. Samskip, Europe’s largest multimodal service provider group, has secured the services of Kari-Pekka Laaksonen as Group Chief Executive Officer, in an appointment reflecting its strategy to align logistics services more closely with […]

Zero-emission capable ships to be in UK waters by 2025

All new ships for UK waters ordered from 2025 should be designed with zero-emission capable technologies, in ambitious plans set out by Maritime Minister Nusrat Ghani to cut pollution from the country’s maritime sector. The commitment is set out in the Clean Maritime Plan published today. The government is also looking at ways to incentivise […]

Singapore retains top spot as international shipping centre

The Xinhua-Baltic report assesses and ranks relative performance of maritime centres globally Now in its sixth year, the report is a collaboration between the Baltic Exchange, part of SGX, and Chinese state news agency, Xinhua Singapore has topped the 2019 Xinhua-Baltic International Shipping Centre Development (ISCD) Index for the sixth year running. The index provides […]

K-Line expands specialized fleet for transport of thermal coal

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd., Tokyo, is proud to announce the delivery of “CORONA DYNAMIC,” a 91,000 DWT-type special coal carrier at Oshima Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. on July 11, 2019. CORONA DYNAMIC is same type as “K” Line’s specialized fleet for transport of thermal coal known as the “Corona-series.” The Corona-series consists of epoch-making coal carriers […]