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Gazprom Neft Sends Its Largest Shipment of Oil to US

Gazprom Neft Badra, operator of the Iraqi Badra field, has undertaken the largest ever maritime shipment of oil for export in the company’s history. A total of 1.78 million barrels of hydrocarbons have been sent to the United States aboard the ...
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Koch Ships First Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel to Mexico

Koch Supply & Trading Mexico is importing its first cargo of ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) into Mexico through the Port of Veracruz. The product was supplied via the company’s US export system and will be delivered through a multi-year ser...
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NYK, Dualog, NTT Group Team Up on On-Board IoT Platform

Japanese NYK Group and Norwegian Dualog intend to collaborate with Tokyo-based NTT Group on a proof-of-concept experiment for a next-generation on-board IoT platform.   As informed, the experiment is focused on validation of the below techn...
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Dorian LPG Hires ABS to Study the Use LPG as Marine Fuel

US-based ship owner and operator Dorian LPG has engaged the classification society ABS to evaluate the use of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) as a marine fuel, among other options. ABS will provide an in-depth engineering and economic analysis to asses...
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Tanker Seatrout Refloted, Taken to Vlissingen

A group of six tugs managed to refloat the 40,600 dwt tanker Seatrout during high tide on September 20, according to Zeeland Veilig. The ship, which ran into trouble off Antwerp earlier the same day, came loose just before 4 pm. Dutch towage and salv...
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Wilhelmsen Becomes Majority Shareholder in NorSea Group

Maritime industry group Wilhelmsen has increased its shareholding in NorSea Group from 40% to around 72%, thus becoming the majority shareowner. As informed, the increased shareholding was approved by the Norwegian Competition Authority on September ...
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ITF Calls for Action on MV Queen Binanga’s Abandoned Crew

Six crew members of the Zanzibari-flagged passenger vessel MV Queen Binanga, who have been left to their own devices for two years now after being abandoned by the ship’s owner, are faced with unacceptable living conditions. The vessel bro...
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Wärtsilä Tests Wireless Charging for Hybrid Coastal Ferry

Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has tested its automatic wireless induction charging system on a hybrid-powered coastal ferry. “This is the first commercial ferry in the world operating with high power wireless charging capability f...
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Songa Bulk Brings Its Vessel Tally to 15

Oslo-listed bulker owner Songa Bulk ASA has entered into an agreement to acquire a 2012-built Kamsarmax bulker built at Tsuneishi in Japan. Songa Bulk said it would establish a wholly-owned subsidiary to take delivery of the 82,188 DWT vessel, s...
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