JFE Steel sings charter deals for 3 LNG-fueled bulk carriers

Japan’s JFE Steel has signed long-term charter deals with NYK Line, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines for three 210,000-tonnes LNG-fueled bulk carriers.

Royal Navy To Permanently Deploy Two Warships To Asia

by Tim Kelly (Reuters) Britain said on Tuesday it would permanently deploy two warships in Asian waters after its HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier and escort ships sail to Japan in September through seas where China is vying for influence with the United States and Japan.

China Sends Two Spy Ships To US-Australia Naval Exercise

Approaching Australia through the Solomon Sea around Papua New Guinea, the vessel joins a larger Chinese auxiliary general intelligence ship that was earlier spotted heading toward the country through the Torres Strait and is being monitored by Australia’s defense force, it said.

Crowley to build and operate first U.S. all-electric tugboat

Florida-based Crowley Maritime Corporation has revealed its plans to build and operate the first all-electric harbor tug in the United States.

MSC Cruises, Fincantieri join forces to build new cruise terminal at PortMiami

Switzerland-based cruise line MSC Cruises and Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri have signed a contract for the construction of a new mega cruise terminal at PortMiami, the cruise industry’s hub in North America and the Caribbean.

Biden vows to tackle competition issues in liner shipping

President Joe Biden will shortly order American transportation agencies to address competition in rail and shipping, as shippers struggle with sky high freight rates.

First Test Cruise Sails for Alaska Preparing for Large Ships’ Return

The first large cruise to dock in Alaska in 21 months is due to arrive in Ketchikan on Friday, July 9 as the cruise industry and Alaska gears up for the critical return of the large cruise ships to the state that depends heavily on tourism revenues.

Tornado Strikes Key U.S. Navy Submarine Base in Georgia, Injuring 17

On Wednesday, more than a dozen people were injured when a tornado struck an on-base RV park at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, one of the U.S. Navy's key nuclear submarine sustainment and repair facilities.

TAQA and Abu Dhabi Ports unveil plans for green hydrogen to ammonia project

Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA) and Abu Dhabi Ports are looking to develop an industrial scale green hydrogen to ammonia project to supply ships converted to use ammonia as a bunker fuel and for export via specialised gas carriers.

Qatar Petroleum seals 15-year LNG supply deal in Taiwan

Qatar Petroleum has entered into a 15-year sale and purchase agreement with CPC Corporation, Taiwan for the supply of 1.25 m tons of liquified natural gas (LNG) per year.

Ørsted partners with Falck and BlueFloat to develop floating wind in Scotland

Denmark’s Ørsted has teamed up with onshore wind community engagement pioneer Falck Renewables and floating wind expert BlueFloat Energy, to participate in the upcoming ScotWind leasing round.

SeaBird secures vessel contract

Oslo-listed seismic player SeaBird Exploration has signed a letter of intent for a source vessel contract in the Western Hemisphere with an undisclosed operator.

Hyundai Motor to adapt its fuel cells for ships

Hyundai Motor, one of the world’s largest automotive groups, is set to enter the shipbuilding sector, delivering fuel cell electric propulsion systems from next year.

McDermott awarded subsea contract by Santos

Houston-headquartered McDermott has been awarded a contract from Santos for the Bayu-Undan infill well phase 3C project, in the Timor Sea, located around 500 km off the northwest coast of Darwin, Australia, and 200 km off the southeast coast of Timor-Leste.

Ever Given weighs anchor and heads towards Europe

A ceremony was held in Egypt to mark an agreement on compensation for the Ever Given fiasco, with the giant boxship now on the move to leave the country where it has been in since a transit of the Suez Canal went badly wrong on March 23.

ZIM seals another deal for 10 Seaspan newbuilds

Seaspan Corporation has entered into long-term charters worth more than $1.5bn with Israeli carrier ZIM for ten 7,000 teu LNG-powered containership newbuilds.

Celsius returns to Samsung Heavy for more LNG carriers

Celsius Shipping has returned to Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea for three more LNG carriers.

Japanese Research Demonstrates Carbon Capture Using Scrubbers

A first-of-its-kind test aboard a newly built ship demonstrated the feasibility of carbon capture and storage on an actual vessel. The successful demonstration is a key step in the development of CCS, which is viewed as a potential bridge technology to address decarbonization efforts to reduce harmful CO2 emissions from the world’s fleet.

DP World Expands Yet Again With Purchase of Logistics Firm Syncreon

DP World has advanced its ambition to dominate logistics with the acquisition of US firm Syncreon.

Windship Technology, Calix join forces to cut CO2 emissions

British company Windship Technology has signed an agreement with Australian company Calix Limited to develop and incorporate Calix’s onboard carbon capture system RECAST into its whole-ship solution.

Libyan Coast Guard Shoots at Maritime Migrants

The Libyan Coast Guard is well-known for returning maritime migrants to the confines of Libya's notorious detention system, where violence is so pervasive that even the war-zone medical aid group MSF will not enter.

CMA CGM welcomes final LNG-powered ULCV

CMA CGM Sorbonne, the last LNG-fueled 23,000 TEU containership out of a series of nine giant containerships built in China, has been delivered to French shipping major CMA CGM.

Hapag-Lloyd’s boxship claims world’s 1st digitally controlled port arrival

The Kobe Express, a container ship owned by Hapag-Lloyd and managed by Anglo-Eastern, completed what has been described as the ‘world’s first digitally controlled port arrival.’

World’s Largest Civilian Hospital Ship Delivered to Mercy Ships

Mercy Ships has taken delivery of the world’s largest civilian hospital ship, Global Mercy. The ship was delivered to the international charity at the Tianjin Xingang shipyard in northern China, where the purpose-built hospital ship was constructed.

STX Shipyard Doubles Orderbook Before a Possible Privatization

South Korea’s struggling shipyard STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co. announced that it has received a series of orders for new tankers that will effectively double the yard’s orderbook and provide two years of additional work.

CDC Approves Additional Cruises, but Disney Postpones Over COVID Tests

The cruise industry continues to make progress with its efforts to resume sailing from the U.S. ports, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) authorizing additional cruise ships to begin sailing, including one of the largest cruise ships in the world.

NTSB Issues Report on the Sinking of the Scandies Rose

The National Transportation Safety Board has completed its investigation into the loss of the fishing vessel Scandies Rose off Sutwik Island, Alaska on New Years' Eve 2019.

Court Refuses Hurricane Energy Reorganization Plan

U.K.-based oil and gas exploration and production company Hurricane Energy announced that a British court failed to approve the company’s reorganization plan, which could lead to the immediate liquidation of the company.

Plans for London’s First New Shipyard in a Century

As part of the revival of water transportation, plans are underway to launch the first new shipyard in possibly a century or more on the River Thames in London.

MV Werften Delivers First Cruise Ship in Renewed Operation

The naming of the new expedition cruise ship Crystal Endeavor at the MV Werften shipyard in Germany on June 26 was celebrated as a turning point for the shipyard which was hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic.