World’s First Digital Ship Register Debuts  

World’s First Digital Ship Register Debuts  

Denmark has launched the world’s first digital ship register to increase security related to ship registration and ship trading.  Under the arrangement, Danish Maritime Authority has rolled out a new digital ship register to ease the workload with faster and...
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Shipbuilding Firm Unveils Smart Sail Design

Shipbuilding Firm Unveils Smart Sail Design

Chinese shipbuilder, Jiangnan Shipbuilding has launched an in-house design of a smart sail, a wind-assisted propulsion system. Named the Jiangnan Smart Sail, the technology behind the system is based on a high-performance computing platform that evaluates...
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NPA Receives 21 Ships With Petroleum Products, Frozen Fish, Wheat, Others

NPA Receives 21 Ships With Petroleum Products, Frozen Fish, Wheat, Others

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) on Thursday disclosed that 21 ships are expected to arrive at the port from Aug. 11, 2022  According to NPA in its daily Shipping Position, the ships are expected to arrive at the Lagos Port...
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Maersk Tankers Unveils Digital Solution To Track Emissions

Maersk Tankers Unveils Digital Solution To Track Emissions

Danish tanker shipping firm Maersk Tankers, together with shipowners in its pools, has launched a new digital solution to help owners meet the required marine emissions standards. Shipowners are facing new regulations from 1 January 2023, requiring them to tra...
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France LNG Shipping Secures LNGC Charter Deal With EDF

France LNG Shipping Secures LNGC Charter Deal With EDF

French ship-owning company, France LNG Shipping has signed another long-term charter contract for a new LNG carrier with EDF LNG Shipping, a subsidiary of Electricité de France. According to World Maritime News,  South Korean shipyard, Hyundai Samho...
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Ship Carrying 4,000 Luxury Cars Sinks

Ship Carrying 4,000 Luxury Cars Sinks

A cargo ship that was carrying thousands of luxury cars has sunk off the Portuguese Azores archipelago, nearly two weeks after it caught fire. The ship, named Felicity Ace, was transporting around 4,000 cars such as Porsches and Bentleys.  The...
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18 Ships Laden With Petroleum Products, Others Berth At Lagos Ports

18 Ships Laden With Petroleum Products, Others Berth At Lagos Ports

Not less than 18 ships laden with petroleum products, food items and other goods are expected at the Lagos Port Complex from February 10 to 22, 2022.   According to NPA’s Shipping Position, the ships also contained general cargo, bulk wheat,...
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World’s Largest Ethane Carrier Delivered In China

World’s Largest Ethane Carrier Delivered In China

Pacific Ineos Belstaff, the world’s largest very large ethane carrier (VLEC), has been named and delivered in China.  . The naming and delivery ceremony took place at Shanghai Jiangnan Changxing Heavy Industry shipyard on 28 December 2021, Chi...
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World’s First Zero-Emission All-Electric Tanker Debuts

World’s First Zero-Emission All-Electric Tanker Debuts

Japanese shipping company, Asahi Tanker has launched and named the first of its two next-generation all-electric tankers ordered in 2020.  Named Asahi, the newbuild is scheduled to enter service in Tokyo Bay as a bunker vessel in March 2022.&nbs...
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MSC Takes Delivery Of Largest Cruise Ship

MSC Takes Delivery Of Largest Cruise Ship

Swiss-based cruise line MSC Cruises has taken delivery of the largest cruise ship ever built in Italy, its new flagship MSC Seashore. The vessel, which features the latest-generation of environmental technologies and equipment, is built by Italian shipbui...
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Volkswagen Acquires Six LNG Car Carrier Ships

Volkswagen Acquires Six LNG Car Carrier Ships

Foremost automobile firm, Volkswagen Group has concluded arrangement to boosts it logistics network with six Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Ships    Under the arrangement, Volkswagen will transport most of its new vehicles overseas using ...
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Shippers’ Council Implores Port Health Services On NPPM Implementation

Shippers’ Council Implores Port Health Services On NPPM Implementation

The Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) has urged Port Health Services to ensure timing in port clearance and implement the Nigerian Ports Process Manual (NPPM ) as part of measures to ensure port system efficiency in the country.   NSC’s Executive Sec...
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Last Group Of Stranded Ships To Cross Suez Canal

Last Group Of Stranded Ships To Cross Suez Canal

The last group of ships, stranded due to the grounding of the massive container ship Ever Given in the Suez Canal, were scheduled to  cross the waterway on Saturday.  In a statement, Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA), Osama Rabie,...
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Japan’s Ports Waive Fees For LNG, Hydrogen-Powered Ships

Japan’s Ports Waive Fees For LNG, Hydrogen-Powered Ships

The Tokyo Port is waiving port entry fees for LNG-powered and hydrogen-powered vessels as a way of encouraging greater uptake of these fuels in the maritime sector. The waiver is set to enter into force on April 1 running for...
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