Seaspan, COSCO Shipping Energy to Jointly Explore LNG Opportunities
Hong Kong-based charter owner and operator Seaspan Corporation has signed a framework agreement for strategic cooperation with China’s transportation company COSCO Shipping Energy Transportation.
UAE Bans Two Tankers from its Waters after Illegal Ship-to-Ship Oil Transfers
The United Arab Emirates Federal Transport Authority (FTA) has banned two tankers from entering its waters on the grounds of illegal ship-to-ship oil transfer operations.
Samsung Heavy, Wärtsilä Team Up on LNG Carrier, Shuttle Tanker Solutions
South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries and technology group Wärtsilä are joining forces to develop more efficient solutions for LNG carriers and shuttle tankers.
Iran, Vietnam discuss boosting maritime cooperation
Iran's Deputy Minister of Roads and Urban Development Mohammad Rastad explored ways of using trade and connectivity capacities with the Vietnamese officials.
Drewry: IMO 2020 to Fuel M&A Activity among Carriers?
Financially vulnerable carriers could be pushed into M&A by the extra costs associated with the new low-sulphur fuel law, according to shipping consultancy Drewry.
MPA, Fujitsu Test AI Ship Collision Risk Prediction Technology
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA Singapore) and Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company Fujitsu have concluded a field trial in analyzing marine traffic risks in the Singapore Strait.
Qatar to Release LNG Carrier Shipyard Tender in a Few Weeks
Qatar would soon release its tender for new liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers, according to Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, the country’s energy minister and the CEO of Qatar Petroleum.
Iran, Bulgaria sign MoUs to widen cooperation
Iran and Bulgaria have signed six Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) to boost cooperation in different fields, including ports and maritime transport, postal services, trade, meteorology, and standardization policies.
Kazakhstan's ambassador visits Iran's largest trade port
A diplomatic delegation from the Republic of Kazakhstan headed by Kazakhstan ambassador to Tehran visited various parts of the special economic zone of Shahid Rajaee Port.
A Russian business delegation visits Amir Abad Port
A business delegation from the Russian Federation visited the port's capabilities and capacities to invest in the special economic zone of Amir Abad Port.
Expanded Panama Canal Marks 1,000 Days of Operations
The Expanded Panama Canal commemorated its 1,000th day in operation on March 22, marking a milestone for the waterway that continues to redefine world trade routes and exceed expectations.
EIA: Sulphur Cap to Extensively Affect Shipping, Refining
The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 2020 sulphur cap will have wide-ranging repercussions for the global refining and shipping industries as well for petroleum supply, demand, trade flows, and prices.
Iran's 2nd position in IOMOU latest Report
The Director General for Maritime Affairs of the Ports Organization announced that Iran has obtained the second position in Indian Ocean Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control after the Inspection of 577 foreign flag ships in 2018.
India’s Navayuga Container Terminal Reaches 500,000 TEU Milestone
India’s Navayuga Container Terminal (NCT) achieved a milestone as it handled 500,000 TEUs for the first time in a financial year.
Shipping Industry Job (In)Security Causes Concern to Employees, Study Reveals
Over half of shore-based maritime employees are actively looking to change jobs and nearly two-thirds are worried about job security, a new survey shows.
Japan Becomes Tenth Member of IMO’s Hong Kong Convention
Japan has joined The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Hong Kong Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships
PMO invests $ 100 million to deal with hazardous contaminations
The general director of The Maritime Rescue and Marine environment protection of the Ports and Maritime Organization announced the purchase and use of new marine pollution control equipment at all ports of the country.
56% increase in exports from Abadan ports in 2018
Exports from Abadan, Arvandankar and Choabdeh ports exceeded 56 percent last year.
Samsung Heavy Launches First of Four Teekay E-Shuttle Tankers
South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has launched Aurora Spirit, the first of four shuttle tankers it is building for Bermuda-based Teekay Offshore Partners.
APL to Support The Ocean Cleanup Operations
Singapore-based shipping company APL has decided to provide free shipping to The Ocean Cleanup, a non-government, non-profit organization working to develop advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic.