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Greek Shipowners: We Can’t Turn a Blind Eye to Compliant Fuel Uncertainties

Uncertainties regarding availability and safety of compliant fuels in 2020 when the 0.5 pct sulphur cap enters into force remain the key causes of concern for Greek shipowners. “We cannot turn a blind eye to the uncertainties regarding the availability and supply of MARPOL compliant fuels which are also SOLAS… Read more »

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 »

MSC Cruises Orders Four Ultra-Luxury Cruise Ships from Fincantieri

MSC Cruises and Fincantieri have signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) for the construction of four ultra-luxury cruise ships for a total value in excess of EUR 2 billion (USD 2.3 billion). The ships, the first of which will be delivered in spring 2023, will have gross tonnage of approx…. 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 »