Coast Guard News

July 21, 2020
Australia’s TT-Line Company has withdrawn from the memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Finnish shipbuilder Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) for the construction of two ferries. In February this year, Rauma was selected for the project by TT-Line Company, a government business enterprise owned by the Tasmanian government which cancelled the previous contract with Germany’s shipbuilder FSG.... [Read More]
July 21, 2020
Singapore-based ship manager Wilhelmsen Ship Management has acquired 50% stake Ahrenkiel Steamship, a subsidiary of Hamburg-based asset and investment manager MPC Capital AG. The joint venture will operate under the brand Wilhelmsen Ahrenkiel Ship Management in Hamburg and Rhoon, while supported by Wilhelmsen’s global network. As informed, the new company will have around 100 employees and will manage a fleet of currently 72 container ships with a focus on feeder container ships with a capacity of 1,000 to 3,000 TEU.... [Read More]
July 21, 2020
Bahri, the world’s largest owner and operator of very large crude oil carriers (VLCCs), recorded a surge of 1,569% in its net profit for the second quarter of 2020, reaching SAR 760.61 million ($ 202.7 million). Total revenue came in at SAR 3.53 billion, up 145% from SAR 1.44 billion recorded in the corresponding period a year ago. Accordingly, Q2 2020 results are the ever highest in the history of Bahri.... [Read More]
July 21, 2020
The Danish government, together with Danish Shipping, the maritime section of the Danish Metalworkers’ Union and the Danish Engineers’ Association, has found a solution whereby stranded seafarers on board Danish ships can come home. Several thousand seafarers onboard vessels controlled by Danish shipping companies are now being given a helping hand from the government to come home. Many seafarers have been stranded onboard their ships while the COVID-19 pandemic has spread, making it impossible for them to sign off duty and return home.... [Read More]
July 21, 2020
The Port of Valencia has secured aid from the European Commission for two projects aimed at facilitating and accelerating the possibility of connecting ships to the electricity grid. The first of these, the Global EALING Project, European flagship action for cold ironing in ports, expresses the need to accelerate efforts to tackle climate change, contribute to the transition to cleaner energy for maritime transport services provided in port areas and meet the new conditions arising from the technological breakthrough towards electrification. ... [Read More]
July 21, 2020
South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) will join hands with the Dutch Port of Rotterdam Authority (PoR) to realize maritime digitalization by the development of the interface between a smart ship and a smart port. ... [Read More]
July 21, 2020
Organizers of one of the biggest shipping events in the world, Posidonia 2020, have announced that the event, set to take place in October this year in Athens had to be canceled. The bi-annual trade show had been scheduled for June 2020, however, due to the pandemic, it got rescheduled for October. The organizers said the decision was made following consultation with many exhibitors and shipping community stakeholders, after assessing the current state of Covid-19 in countries around the world.... [Read More]
July 20, 2020
The European Union is supporting Member States’ shift to greener fuels for transport with new funding commitments. Almost €142 million will be allocated for a total of nineteen environmentally friendly projects, the European Commission said in a statement. As disclosed, a number of projects involve converting vessels so thay may run on liquefied natural gas (LNG), as well as installing the corresponding infrastructure in ports.... [Read More]
July 20, 2020
The European Union is supporting Member States’ shift to greener fuels for transport with new funding commitments. Almost €142 million will be allocated for a total of nineteen environmentally friendly projects, the European Commission said in a statement. As disclosed, a number of projects involve converting vessels so thay may run on liquefied natural gas (LNG), as well as installing the corresponding infrastructure in ports.... [Read More]
July 20, 2020
Dutch gas shipping company Anthony Veder has last week taken the delivery of a 30,000-cbm LNG carrier from China’s Zhejiang Xinle Shipbuilding in Ningbo.... [Read More]
July 20, 2020
Dutch gas shipping company Anthony Veder has last week taken the delivery of a 30,000-cbm LNG carrier from China’s Zhejiang Xinle Shipbuilding in Ningbo.... [Read More]
July 20, 2020
Cyberattacks on the maritime industry’s operational technology systems have increased by 900% over the last three years with the number of reported incidents set to reach record volumes by year-end, according to Israeli cybersecurity specialist Naval Dome.... [Read More]
July 20, 2020
On 14 July, ship designer and builder Holland Shipyards Group handed over a newbuild hybrid ferry named Gaarden to Schlepp- und Fährgesellschaft Kiel (SFK) in Germany. As informed, the vessel will operate as a cycle- and foot ferry within the waters of the Kieler Fjord.... [Read More]
July 20, 2020
The construction of the new Oasis-class cruise ship, Wonder of the Seas, by French shipbuilder Chantiers de l’Atlantique has been delayed due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the shipbuilder’s operation, Royal Caribbean said in an update.... [Read More]
July 20, 2020
Germany-based dry bulk carrier owner and operator Oldendorff Carriers is progressing well with its massive fleet renewal program. The latest two newbuilds joined the company’s fleet during Q2 2020. Since early 2019, the company has taken delivery of a total of 23 bulk carrier newbuilds. The vessels were mostly ordered between 2015 and 2017.... [Read More]
July 19, 2020
US-based Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding has recently started building an LNG bunkering barge for NorthStar Midstream’s unit Polaris New Energy.... [Read More]
July 17, 2020
Titan LNG, a Dutch supplier of LNG to the marine and industrial markets in Europe, has secured funding for its bio-LNG project. ... [Read More]
July 17, 2020
Titan LNG, a Dutch supplier of LNG to the marine and industrial markets in Europe, has secured funding for its bio-LNG project. ... [Read More]
July 17, 2020
Titan LNG, a Dutch supplier of LNG to the marine and industrial markets in Europe, has secured funding for its bio-LNG project. ... [Read More]

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