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Port operator acquires N5bn equipment

Nigeria

The West Africa Container Terminal (WACT) at Onne Port has acquired N5.06 billion ($14 million) equipment in a bid to compete with Lagos ports. The handling equipment were acquired to handle a...

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HMM’s 24,000 TEU Mega Ships to Start Delivery in April

Korea, Democratic People's Republic of

Korean shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) is set to join the elite club of megaship owners in a few months.Namely, HMM is scheduled to start taking delivery of its twelve 24,000 TEU...

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DeltaSea Marine Debris Collection System Comes to Life

Canada

A full-scale prototype of DeltaSea, a new marine debris collection system, has been successfully tested at a shipyard in Vancouver, Canada.As informed, the testing, conducted in early December 2019,...

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23 Ultra Large Boxships Set for Delivery in 2020

United Kingdom

2020 promises to be another momentous year for deliveries of ultra large container vessels, with 23 newbuilding ships scheduled for delivery in the next 12 months.According to Drewry, a total of 1.2...

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Wärtsilä helps short-sea go LNG

China

Four new next-generation 5,800 DWT LO/LO (lift-on, lift-off) short-sea cargo vessels being built at the WuHu Shipyard in China will be among the first-ever of their type to be LNG-fueled. Ordered by...

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Zhejiang Xiehai Books 4 Bulkers

China

Chinese dry bulk operator Zhejiang Xiehai Group has placed an order at Taizhou-based Xinzhou Shipbuilding for the construction of four 45,700 dwt bulk carriers.The vessels, two firm orders + two...

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World’s Largest LNG Bunker Vessel Aces Sea Trials

Japan

A giant LNG bunker vessel, which will be operated by French energy giant Total and owned by Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), has completed sea trials in China, according to an...

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MOL: Another LNG Carrier for Yamal LNG Project Named in China

China

China’s Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding named another LNG carrier for Russia’s Yamal LNG Project on January 8, 2020. Named LNG Merak, the newbuilding was jointly ordered by Japanese shipping company...

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Wisdom Marine Accepts Delivery of Another Ultramax

Taiwan

Taiwanese shipping company Wisdom Marine Lines has taken delivery of Amis Treasure, a 61,000 dwt bulker newbuild, from China-based Dalian COSCO KHI Engineering (DACKS).The delivery of the 77,539 cbm...

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Finnlines Orders Two Superstar Ro-Pax Ships

China

Grimaldi’s roro and passenger company Finnlines has signed an order for two ro-pax vessels with China Merchants Jinling Shipyard (Weihai), previously known as AVIC Weihai.Finnlines has been...

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Roll Group Adds Third BigRoll to Its Fleet

Netherlands

The Netherlands-based transportation company Roll Group has started 2020 with the addition of a module carrier to its fleet.On January 6, 2020, Roll Group acquired a 2015-vessel that would be renamed...

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Delivery And Order Round-Up

Netherlands

Following a busy 2019 for deliveries and orders, 2020 starts somewhat quieter and includes further investment by Boluda following its takeover of Kotug Smit Towage last year.Tugs & Towing...

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Dredger of the month: Tansa

Japan

A decade-old seismic vessel was refurbished and deployed to serve Japan’s national oil and gas prospecting schemeJapan Oil, Gas & Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC), a Japanese government...

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Wärtsilä scrubber gets Chinese type approval

China

Wärtsilä reports that its exhaust gas cleaning (EGC) system has been type approved in China by the China Classification Society (CCS). This follows an order for the system from Dalian Shipbuilding...

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Hyundai Samho Gets USD 280 Mn Orders for Two Ships

Korea, Republic of

Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries, part of South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) Group, has received two new orders that have a combined worth of KRW 323.7 billion (USD 280.2 million).Under the...