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Hong Kong Follows US FMC Lead on Liner Sharing Data

In August 2017, Hong Kong’s Competition Commission refused to grant a block exemption to the Hong Kong Liner Shipping Association’s application for their companies to exchange market information, citing ‘competitive concerns.

Managing the New Panamax Containerships

The explosive growth of international boxships is challenging not only the physical infrastructure of North American ports, but also the very nature of the existing supply chains that they impact.    The

Turkey, Iraq Discuss Resuming Kirkuk Oil Exports

A Turkish energy delegation has met with Iraqi top oil officials in Baghdad to discuss issues including the resumption of Kirkuk oil exports via the Turkish port of Ceyhan, Iraq's oil ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

Pakistan LNG Import Project Consortium Folds -Hoegh LNG

A consortium behind a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import project in Pakistan, including oil giant Exxon Mobil, France's Total and Qatar Petroleum, has been dissolved, shipping company Hoegh LNG said on Thursday.

K-Line Adds 311,000 DWT-Type VLCC “Kisogawa”

 Japan’s shipping major Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K-Line) has expanded its fleet as it took delivery of the 311,000 dwt very large crude carrier (VLCC) Kisogawa on November 15.   Kisogawa, which was constructed by China’s Nantong Cosco KHI Ship Engineering (NACKS),

UK Chamber CEO Hails Shipping's Role in Globalisation

 Capitalism, globalisation and international collaboration spread prosperity and growth - and shipping has a vital role to play in this process, Guy Platten, CEO,  UK Chamber of Shipping said in his address to the annual Scottish Shipping Benevolent Association (SSBA) dinner in Glasgow last night.

De Nora BWTS Concludes USCG Testing

 De Nora announced that it has completed shipboard testing for its BALPURE ballast water treatment system (BWTS), and intends to make  its submission for United States Coast Guard (USCG) Type Approval by the end of 2017.

Gorgon LNG Export Plant Shuts Third Unit for Maintenance

Chevron's Gorgon liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility in Australia shut down its third production unit on Wednesday for a planned maintenance lasting up to Dec. 25, trade sources said.   Chevron declined to comment on operational matters.

UK Ship Register Signs its First Unmanned Vessel

 The UK Ship Register has signed its first ever unmanned vessel to the flag, showing how it is adapting to the changes of the maritime industry.    ASV’s C-Worker 7 will be used for work such as subsea positioning, surveying and environmental monitoring.

Inmarsat Launches SafetyNET II

 Inmarsat has launched a vital new service, SafetyNET II, for Maritime Safety Information Providers (MSIPs), marking a key stage in upgrading the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), which helps to save thousands of lives at sea each year.

Denmark Zooms in on Developments in Autonomous Shipping

 A conference on autonomous ships hosted by the Danish Maritime Authority zooms in on the potential for using new technology on board ships.   Before long, the Danish Maritime Authority can take the

Hapag-Lloyd Reports Better Results for Q3 2017

 Hapag-Lloyd closed the third quarter of 2017 with a significant positive Group net profit and a much improved operating result (EBIT). The integration with United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) is almost completed and on schedule to be finalized by the end of the year.