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Spotted: ESL Shipping Names 2nd LNG-Fueled Bulker

Helsinki-based shipping company ESL Shipping, a member of the Aspo Group, has named Haaga, the second of the company’s two LNG-fueled dry cargo vessels. The naming ceremony took place at the Jinling shipyard in Nanjing, China, on September 22. ...
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Port Tampa Bay Gives Nod to USD 60 Mn Expansion Plan

Port Tampa Bay has approved a public-private partnership agreement with four other entities which will finance a USD 60 million widening and extension of the Big Bend Channel. The strategic partners include the US Army Corps of Engineers, the Florida...
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ICTSI Agrees to Buy 34.8 Pct Share in Manila North Harbour

Manila-based International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) has reached an agreement to buy a 34.83% stake in the Manila North Harbour Port Incorporated (MNHPI). Under the contract, signed on September 21, the company would purchase 10,4...
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Trump Administration Clamps Down on North Korea’s Shipping, Ports

The United States President Donald Trump has issued an executive order on imposing additional sanctions against North Korea in the wake of the latest nuclear missile tests that have heightened tensions between the two countries. “The provocativ...
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Marine Biofuels Pilot Project to Be Launched in Singapore

With the support of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), BHP and GoodFuels signed a letter of intent (LOI) to collaborate on a biofuels pilot project in Singapore, which is expected to be carried out next year.  The LOI was inked ...
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Hapag-Lloyd Extends Liner Agency Deal with GAC Nigeria

German container shipping company Hapag-Lloyd has renewed a liner agency agreement with GAC Nigeria, following its merger with the United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) earlier this year. Under the extended agreement, GAC will handle all aspects o...
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Panama to Optimize Maritime Transport with New System

The Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) and the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) have joined forces to launch a new project to facilitate international maritime transport. Under the Panama Maritime Single Window System (VUMPA), the parties aim to optimi...
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DSME Reveals Price Tag for MSC’s Behemoths

South Korea’s shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) said in a regulatory filing on Thursday that it has clinched a deal for five 22,000 TEU containerships. The quintet has been ordered by Swiss-based Mediterranean S...
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ECSA: EU-Canada Trade Deal to Open New Markets for Shipping

The EU-Canada trade agreement will cut customs duties and open new markets for shipping companies such as dredging, movement of empty containers and certain transportation between Canadian ports, the European Community Shipowners’ Associations ...
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