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MOL Takes Delivery of LNG Carrier Marvel Eagle

Japanese shipping giant Mitsui O.S.K. Lines has taken delivery of the LNG carrier Marvel Eagle, the first of three vessels intended to transport gas in the U.S. The MOSS-type ship, featuring a capacity of 155,000 cbm, was named on September 5 at the Kawasaki Heavy Industries’ Sakaide Shipyard. The ship… Read more »

Report: Hyundai Heavy Industries’ Workers Strike Again

Unionized workers of the South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries held four-hour strike on Wednesday, October 17, Yonhap news agency reported. A similar protest was planned for Thursday, October 18, in anticipation of a commission decision on proposed wage cuts. Namely, the workers are said to be protesting against the… Read more »

Brokers: KNOT Poised to Order Up to Four More Shuttle Tankers?

Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers (KNOT) has reportedly inked a Letter of Intent (LoI) with COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry to order two firm 154,000 dwt shuttle tankers. Under the agreement, the company has an option to book the construction of two more shuttle tanker newbuilds, data from Asiasis shows. The financial… Read more »

Stena Bulk Joins the Scrubber Ordering Wave

Swedish tanker shipping company Stena Bulk has signed a turnkey exhaust gas scrubber solution agreement with Chinese Bluesoul to equip its Suezmax and IMOIIMAX fleets. In total, Stena Bulk will equip 15 vessels with scrubbers and have an additional 6 options for installation prior to 2020, the enforcement date of… Read more »

TGE Marine Inks Deal for Tema LNG’s Small-Scale FSRU

Germany’s construction engineering company TGE Marine Gas Engineering has inked a supply contract for one of the world’s first small-scale floating storage and regasification units (FSRUs). Under the deal signed with Chinese Jiangnan Shipyard at the end of July, TGE Marine will design and supply the cargo handling system and tank material… Read more »