Coast Guard News

October 23, 2020
Despite uncertainties associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, Danish ferry and logistics company DFDS has raised its outlook for 2020 thanks to growing freight volumes. EBITDA before special items has been raised from DKK 2.2-2.5 billion (around $350-$398 million) to DKK 2.5-2.7 billion (around $398-$430 million) in 2020. ... [Read More]
October 23, 2020
New Zealand is imposing stricter rules for the export of live animals by ship following a fatal incident involving a livestock carrier. On 23 October, the country’s Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) introduced new requirements for the safe transport of livestock by sea. ... [Read More]
October 23, 2020
The crew of the crude oil tanker MV Gulf Sky remains unpaid for months, according to the maritime NGO Human Rights at Sea (HRAS). The crew’s wages haven’t been paid since March 2020 totaling in excess of $197,000, while the crew’s Continuous Discharge Certificates (CDCs) are still retained by UAE authorities, pending an ongoing criminal investigation by government prosecutors, as notified to HRAS.... [Read More]
October 23, 2020
On 22 October 2020, the hull of the National Geographic Resolution, a polar expedition cruise vessel ordered by US-based cruise company Lindblad Expeditions, arrived at the Ulstein Verft shipyard in Norway to undergo outfitting work.... [Read More]
October 23, 2020
Finnish shipbuilding company Helsinki Shipyard Oy has won an order from the British cruise line Swan Hellenic for a luxury expedition cruise vessel. The order comes at a very difficult situation for the global cruise and shipbuilding industry due to the impact of COVID-19 on traveling and demand for cruises. The latest order is the third cruise vessel the British cruise line has ordered at the yard.... [Read More]
October 23, 2020
Finnish shipbuilding company Helsinki Shipyard Oy has won an order from the British cruise line Swan Hellenic for a luxury expedition cruise vessel. The order comes at a very difficult situation for the global cruise and shipbuilding industry due to the impact of COVID-19 on traveling and demand for cruises. The latest order is the third cruise vessel the British cruise line has ordered at the yard.... [Read More]
October 23, 2020
The fourth and final conventional Yamal LNG carrier for the MOL-COSCO JV was named at the Chinese Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding yard.... [Read More]
October 23, 2020
The fourth and final conventional Yamal LNG carrier for the MOL-COSCO JV was named at the Chinese Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding yard.... [Read More]
October 23, 2020
Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP), a Danish-Swedish joint venture port operator, revealed it would join the application for the EU funding for CO2 capture project on Amager Bakke. A facility for the capture of CO2 is expected to reduce emissions from Amager Resource Center (ARC) by 500,000 tonnes of CO2 annually and can thus significantly contribute to Copenhagen’s goal of becoming the world’s first capital in the world to become carbon-neutral by 2025. ... [Read More]
October 23, 2020
Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP), a Danish-Swedish joint venture port operator, revealed it would join the application for the EU funding for CO2 capture project on Amager Bakke. A facility for the capture of CO2 is expected to reduce emissions from Amager Resource Center (ARC) by 500,000 tonnes of CO2 annually and can thus significantly contribute to Copenhagen’s goal of becoming the world’s first capital in the world to become carbon-neutral by 2025. ... [Read More]
October 23, 2020
Japanese-owned car import vessel Metis Leader has been arrested in Australia on the grounds of overdue crew changes. The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) said a number of seafarers on the Panamanian-flagged vessel had been working aboard the vessel in excess of the 11 months, the maximum permitted under the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) and vessels flagged to Panama.... [Read More]
October 23, 2020
Japanese-owned car import vessel Metis Leader has been arrested in Australia on the grounds of overdue crew changes. The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) said a number of seafarers on the Panamanian-flagged vessel had been working aboard the vessel in excess of the 11 months, the maximum permitted under the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) and vessels flagged to Panama.... [Read More]
October 23, 2020
Japanese shipping major Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK Line) has signed a deal with Total to acquire shares in the ship management company Gazocean. ... [Read More]
October 23, 2020
Japanese shipping major Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK Line) has signed a deal with Total to acquire shares in the ship management company Gazocean. ... [Read More]
October 22, 2020
Maritime innovation project HySHIP has been granted €8 million (about $9.4 million) in EU funding as the Norwegian government announces a strengthened focus on the development and commercialization of hydrogen as a carbon-neutral fuel. The project embraces 14 European partners collaborating on the design and construction of a new roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) demonstration vessel running on liquid green hydrogen (LH2), as well as the establishment of a viable LH2 supply chain and bunkering platform.... [Read More]
October 22, 2020
The installation of the MAATS cable lay equipment onboard the cable-laying vessel (CLV) Nexans Aurora has commenced. On 14 October, MAATS and Marine Fabricators installation team arrived at the Ulstein Verft shipyard to begin the installation, which kicked off with the two lay wheels being fitted at the stern. Following the lay wheels, final installation work is now being completed on the MAATS tensioners and 75t SWL Capstan. ... [Read More]
October 22, 2020
Havyard Design & Solution AS, the subsidiary of Oslo-listed Havyard Group, has been chosen as the designer for two new battery-powered ferries to be operated by Fjord1 ASA on inner Sunnmøre, Norway. “Going forward the parties will work closely together to optimize the design for energy-efficient operations, towards a final design contract in connection with the choice of shipyard to construct and deliver the ferries,” Havyard said.... [Read More]
October 22, 2020
Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has been selected by British ferry operator P&O Ferries to power the company’s new series of ‘super ferries’. The contract, which encompasses two vessels, was signed in Q1 2020, according to Wärtsila.... [Read More]
October 22, 2020
The Netherlands Authority for Consumer and Markets (ACM) has cleared Hutchison Ports Netherlands to acquire container terminal APM Terminals Rotterdam. The Netherlands-based terminal operator APM Terminals, a subsidiary of Maersk Group, signed a letter of intent to divest its container terminal APM Terminals Rotterdam in December 2019.... [Read More]

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