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Aker Yards Wins Cruise Ship Deal

Aker Yards has announced that the Aker MTW Werft GmbH yard in Germany has won a $377.9 million deal to build two cruise liners. The liners, ordered by Aida cruises Ltd., will be 662.7 ft. (202 m) long and have a capacity for 1,600 passengers. Delivery will occur in the first quarter 2002 and the first quarter 2003.


Shipping to See Further Consolidation

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 The CMA CGM's move to buy Singapore’s Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), could lead to one of the biggest acquisitions in the shipping container industry in years.   If it goes through, NOL and CMA's merger would be the biggest container shipping deal in years. The buy-out may contribute to the consolidation of container shipping at a time when scale was more critical than ever, according to observers in the field.  


Latvia Shipping Asks Hyundai To Extend Tanker Deal

State-owned Latvian Shipping has asked South Korean Hyundai Heavy Industries to extend the deadline for signing a $200 million tanker order because of political delays. Latvian Shipping is in the process of having a 44 percent stake sold off. It must receive approval for the shipping deal from the Latvian privatization body - a process, which has been bogged down in political infighting. A deadline for signing a deal with South Korean expires on Oct. 22


KMSS Signs Royal Caribbean Deal

Kongsberg Maritime Ship Systems (KMSS) has secured the contract to supply Fire Detection Systems to four Radiance Class ships run by Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited (RCCL), out of the Meyer Weft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. The contract is worth $3.2 million in total. The four ship deal will see KMSS installing it’s Autrosafe Fire Detection System with Self Verifying Detectors on the currently sailing ‘M/S Radiance of the Seas’ and the ‘M/S Brilliance of the Seas’, which is due


Moore Stephens Recommends Exploring Leasing Solutions

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International accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens said shipping companies should explore leasing opportunities as a way of adjusting their self-owned and chartered-in tonnage balance in response to the radical changes that have taken place in ship financing in recent years. Phil Cowan, the firm’s Head of Corporate Finance, said, “The traditional thinking of a company needing to own all the resources it uses to operate has been successfully challenged for many years


Danish Maritime Authority Launches New Ship Survey

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  From 1 January, the Danish Maritime Authority will survey all Danish passenger ships in a new way. Shipping companies are positive towards the new passenger ship survey which will, to a greater extent, involve the crew and the daily safety work. In cooperation with a number of passenger ship companies, the Danish Maritime Authority has developed a new way of surveying passenger ships. The project has just been evaluated and the involved companies and crews have received the new


Daewoo Wins $602m Deal

  Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., has won a deal worth $602mto build eight container ships, Korea Times said. The deal with a European shipping company entails Daewoo Shipbuilding to deliver the vessels by January 2011, the shipbuilder said in a regulatory filing. The shipyard has clinched deals valued at $1.9b to build 15 ships so far this year. Daewoo Shipbuilding aims at winning $17.5b worth of orders this year


Bidders Circle $4b Daewoo Ship Deal

Despite a sliding stock market, bidders for 's Daewoo Shipbuilding may have to pay a hefty premium and large fees to snap up the coveted $4 billion asset amid upbeat prospects for the sector. Slow progress in the bidding process due to union protests and delays in selecting a lead manager, which coincided with a retreat in global stocks and a decision to exclude foreign bidders, has benefited potential buyers by reducing competition and the value of the deal by $2 billion from a year ago.


HHI Wins $400m LNG Ship Deal

Hyundai Heavy Industries reported winnning a $400m deal to build two LNG carriers for BW Maritime Pte Ltd, part of Singapore's BW Group, according to a report on Reuters. HHIs is scheduled to deliver one of the two vessels in the second half of 2014 and the other in the first half of 2015. The contract included an option for two additional vessels.


Moore Stephens Says Banks Will Take a Firmer Grip

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International accountant and shipping consultant Moore Stephens says the banks will exert more control over the shipping industry in 2013.   It also expects vessel values to fall further, and the cost of regulatory compliance to increase. Moore Stephens partner Julian Wilkinson says, “For shipping in 2012, it was not so much a case of ‘Crisis, What Crisis?’ as ‘Crisis, Which Crisis?’ This year will be equally challenging


Global Shipping Meltdown Impacts European Banks

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 The collapsing maritime shipping industry is stoking another European banking headache, this time in economic powerhouse Germany, says a report in WSJ.   While the Commerzbank, Germany’s second largest bank, reported earnings


MSC Mulls Stake in Messina

The world's no. 2 container line Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) is in talks to acquire a stake in smaller Italian counterpart Messina, the Swiss-headquartered group said, in another sign of consolidation in the sector. Container lines are battling their worst ever downturn due to a glut


EU to rule on Maersk-Hamburg Sud Deal by March 27

EU antitrust regulators will decide by March 27 whether to clear world No. 1 shipping company Maersk Line's bid for German rival Hamburg Sud, its first major deal for more than a decade.   The deal, one of several in a sector seeking consolidation to offset low freight rates and oversupply


Mississippi Ports Eye Cuba, Ink Pacts in Havana

The Mississippi ports of Pascagoula and Gulfport signed agreements in Cuba on Monday with an eye to future business and with a Republican U.S. senator from the state looking on, despite concerns President Donald Trump might backtrack on improved relations.  


Shell to sell $3B in North Sea Assets

Royal Dutch Shell is nearing the sale of a large part of its North Sea oil and gas assets to private equity-backed Chrysaor for $3 billion, banking sources said, marking a milestone in its drive to reduce debt after buying BG Group. Chrysaor


Viking Grace LNG Ferry to Install Rotor Sail

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Norsepower Oy Ltd., provider of auxiliary wind propulsion systems, announced that it has signed an agreement with Finnish shipping company Viking Line to install its Rotor Sail Solution onboard the M/S Viking Grace, an LNG-fuelled cruise ferry.  


Florida Ports Drop Plans to Ink Pacts with Cuba

Two Florida ports have canceled plans to sign cooperation pacts with Communist-ruled Cuba after state Governor Rick Scott threatened to cancel their funding if they did business with the "Cuban dictatorship." The news comes as Cuba watchers are looking closely for signs of how the


Sweden Drops Objections to Port Striking Nord Stream Deal

Sweden's government has dropped its objections to a plan by Russia's Gazprom to use the port of Karlshamn in southern Sweden as a base for the construction of its Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, Swedish public radio reported on Monday. Officials in Karlshamn, on the Baltic sea


Swedish Town Karlshamn Says 'Yes' to Gazprom Port Deal

Officials in Karlshamn in southern Sweden will allow Russia's Gazprom to use the city's port for the construction of its Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline after the government dropped its objections, the municipality said on Tuesday.   The government had earlier expressed concerns about Gazprom's


D’Amico Sells Two MR Vessels

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 D’Amico International Shipping (DIS) announced that its operating subsidiary d’Amico Tankers (Ireland) sold MT High Endurance and MT High Endeavour, two vessels in favour of Sea World Tankers a clients of Sea World Management SAM, for a consideration of US$ 13.5 million each.


Workshop Promotes Maritime Security Cooperation in Kenya

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 Kenyan officials involved in maritime law enforcement are taking part in a workshop and scenario-based simulation exercise in Mombassa, Kenya (31 January – 3 February).    The International Maritime Organization (IMO)-led event will enhance inter-agency cooperation in the


Norwegian OSV Operators in Blockbuster Merger

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Debt-laden Farstad Shipping gets lifeline; billionaires Fredriksen and Roekke join forces.   Hit by the oil industry recession, Norwegian offshore service vessel (OSV) operators Farstad Shipping, Deep Sea Supply and Solstad Offshore announced plans to merge on Monday to counter the downturn


Togo Accedes to Treaties Covering Unlawful Acts at Sea and Anti-fouling

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 Togo has acceded to two International Maritime Organization (IMO) treaties dealing with unlawful acts against the safety of maritime navigation, and the control of harmful anti-fouling systems on ships.   The SUA Protocol covers acts including the seizure of ships by force


Venezuela Delays Crude Shipments amid Operational Mishaps, Low Output

Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA has delayed and canceled crude deliveries to commercial partners in recent months, according to documents seen by Reuters, a further sign of the steady production decline of the country's top export.  


Middle East Gulf Exports Soar in January 2017

Middle East Gulf region crude oil exports by berth month and departure month from February 2016 to January 2017. (Image: Genscape)

During January – a month when all eyes were on oil production cuts – exports leaving the Middle East Gulf (MEG) region hit the highest level in at least two years, according to Genscape. At the end of November 2016, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) addressed






 
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