All nine crew members seized from the J.J. Ugland owned bulker Bonita on November 2 (see earlier story) have been released and are safe. J.J. Ugland reports that, late on Friday evening,
MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) reports that it has started to use biofuel in its vessels calling in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The decision follows successful trials with biofuel blends earlier this year.
Classification society ABS has granted Approval in Principle (AiP) to Deltamarin and GTT for a dual-fuel Newcastlemax bulk carrier design. Deltamarin, GTT and ABS have been cooperating on the development of the
The U.S. Coast Guard’s Safety & Compliance Directorate has issued a Safety Alert warning of the hazards presented by retractable pilot houses on towboats. The alerts notes that retractable pilothouses offer operators
After a couple of delays (see earlier story), Finland’s Meyer Turku shipyard yesterday delivered the 180,000 gt, 6,552 passenger, Costa Smeralda to Costa Cruises, the Italian brand of Carnival Corporation & plc.
Danish ship operator Norden A/S has entered into a partnership with Kvasir Technologies, a spin-out from the Technical University of Denmark that has a patented technology to produce fuel from plant material.
Thought containerships couldn’t get any bigger? Seems they can. China’s Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding has plans for a 25,000 TEU box ship that would be the world’s largest yet. It would also be LNG-fueled.
Marseille, France, is set to emerge as a major LNG bunkering center. Yesterday, Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Marseille-headquartered CMA CGM Group, said that it had chosen the
According to the International Maritime Bureau’s Piracy Reporting Center, at 1810 UTC yesterday, armed pirates attacked and boarded an oil tanker underway, around 76 nm south of Bonny, Nigeria. Nineteen crew were
Alfa Laval is now offering an UV-based PureBallast 3 ballast water management system specifically adapted to the flow needs of bulk carriers. The bulker-fit configuration offers savings in footprint, installation and operating