Removing 10 VLCCs from the global orderbook is significant. Prior to Hyundai Heavy’s news yesterday, Alphatanker data showed there were just 86 VLCCs on order around the world.
Japanese shipbuilder Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) has selected Corvus Energy to supply the energy storage system (ESS) for the world’s first zero-emission electric tanker.
The Moss type vessel was delivered from Mitsui Ichihara in February 1984, and has sailed nearly 2m nautical miles – the equivalent of going to Mars and back – while completing 733 voyages for the Japanese owner.
Danish owner and operator Norden continues to shift its exposure from tankers to dry bulk, revealing the sale of two tankers and the acquisition of two bulkers.
Spot rates for VLGCs are on the cusp of hitting $100,000 a day, having hit highs in recent days not seen since August 2015.
Of all the dry bulk segments it is the supramax sector that has experienced the most radical changes in age profile over the last two years, according to new analysis by Alphabulk.
Pankaj Khanna, a key lieutenant of George Economou for many years, has bought out the Greek shipping magnate’s tanker pool Heidmar. No price has been revealed for the acquisition of one of the best known brands in the pools business.
The justice minister in Mauritius has given an update on the size of insurance claims across the island in the wake of the grounding of the Wakashio bulk carrier earlier this year.
Multiple broking reports carry news that Hong Kong-based Korean owner Cido Shipping has placed its first newbuild orders since 2015.
Japanese shipping major Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has placed an order at South Korean yard Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) for the construction of three icebreaking LNG carriers.
Greek owner Spring Marine Management has been reported by brokers as the buyer of Blue Wake Shipping’s 2010-built MR2 product tanker Carina.
Offshore drilling company Cox Operating LLC, USA, sued Turkish manager of a Suezmax tanker ATINA for an alleged contact with COX’s oil platform, which took place on Oct 17.
Oslo-listed Saga Tankers has announced a strategy to diversify its business into renewable energy investments and has changed its name to Saga Pure.
Stena Bulk is participating in a novel mobile carbon capture project for shipping. The Swedish tanker giant is working with the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), a voluntary energy major group, on a feasibility study to evaluate the technical and economic challenges involved when capturing carbon dioxide onboard ships while at sea.
An alarming photo is making the rounds on the internet today showing an idled Floating Storage and Offshore (FSO) vessel containing tens of million of gallons of oil with a severe list off the coast of Venezuela, raising fears an environmental disaster.
UAE-based Adnoc Logistics and Services, the shipping unit of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, has acquired two VLCCs from Norwegian owner Hunter Group, marking its entry into the VLCC tanker segment.
Aurora Tankers is the shipping arm of the IMC Industrial Group. The Group’s beginnings go back to 1949 when the business was founded in Hong Kong by the late Tan Sri Frank Tsao, before International Maritime Carriers (IMC) was established in 1966.
Thai Oil, a subsidiary of Thailand’s energy major PTT Group, has been identified by brokers as the buyer of two VLCCs from International Seaways.
Japanese owner Asahi Tanker has confirmed orders at two local yards to build the world’s first two zero-emissions electric bunker tankers.