Bahamas Maritime Authority appoints Deputy Director (Maritime Affairs)

The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) has appointed Capt. Ghulam Hussain as Deputy Director (Maritime Affairs) with responsibility for Bahamas representation at IMO and intergovernmental meetings. Hussain joins the BMA having recently held

Frontline reports strong quarter, postpones scrubber installations

John Fredriksen controlled tanker giant Frontline Ltd. reported first quarter results that included net income of $165.3 million compared with $40.1 million in the same quarter of 2019. “Frontline achieved its strongest

Sea trials of new Silversea cruise ship include an unusual world first

Royal Caribbean’s Silversea Cruises brand is preparing to take delivery of its new ship Silver Origin, following a remarkable display of resilience and ingenuity by its builder, the De Hoop shipyard in

China Merchants VLCC newbuilds will feature air lubrication and sail assistance

Marking another step forward in Chinese efforts to reduce shipping emissions, one of two 307,000 dwt VLCCs ordered yesterday by Hong Kong headquartered China Merchants Group will have an air-lubricated hull and

Ardent no longer entering any new contracts

Emergency management and wreck removal company Ardent said last week that it “will no longer enter into new contracts from May 2020 on.” Ardent noted that it had sold certain parts of

World’s longest cruise ship roller coaster starts taking shape

COVID-19 restrictions may have temporarily halted production at Genting Group’s MV Werften shipbuilding operation in Germany, but work is continuing on a key feature of its first Global Class vessel: the world’s

Armed guards repel attack on Stolt tanker in Gulf of Aden

Underscoring the fact that the Gulf of Aden remains a dangerous place, UKMTO (United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations) yesterday reported that a vessel had been attacked in the Gulf of Aden off

ShipMoney launches new crew payment services

Fort Lauderdale, Fla., headquartered Maritime Payment Solutions, LLC (d/b/a ShipMoney) has introduced two new services designed to expedite payments to crew members and their families while providing a broad range of remittance

U.S. issues guidance on illicit shipping and sanctions evasion practices

AIS spoofing, painting over ships’ IMO numbers and names, and “flag hopping” are just a few of the tricks of the sanctions-busting trade. Yesterday, the U.S. Departments of State and Treasury, and

Rand Logistics completes American Steamship acquisition

GATX Corporation (NYSE:GATX) today announced that it has completed the sale of its American Steamship Company (ASC) business to Rand Logistics, LLC for approximately $260 million in cash proceeds, subject to customary