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New handymax vessel for Nova Marine Carriers


New entry for the Nova Marine Carriers fleet. The Lugano-based group, controlled by the Romeo and Gozzi/Bolfo families, has taken delivery of a new 38,593 dwt handymax vessel in Shanghai. The vessel, built in 2019, was acquired from a Japanese group.

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Baltic index rises on higher freight activity, fewer ships


The Baltic Exchange’s dry bulk sea freight index climbed on Wednesday, as rates across ship segments rose amid increased freight activity and some vessel shortages. The overall index, which factors…

Red Sea shipping stages fragile uptick as US continues to hit Houthi sites


Tanker and commercial shipping traffic through the Red Sea show signs of a fragile recovery from recent lows, according to ship tracking data, after the US and its allies continued to hit Houthi…

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Watch out for new emission control areas


The previously announced Mediterranean Sea ECA is set to take effect on 1 May 2025. In addition, Norway and Canada have submitted proposals to designate the Norwegian Sea and parts of the…

As more tankers divert from Suez Canal, there’s a ‘sea change’ in way Europe is buying crude


Energy prices for Europe are expected to increase as more petroleum products and crude tankers are diverting away from the Rea Sea and Suez Canal. Longer trips for the Middle-Eastern barrels that…

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Russia’s place as top crude supplier to India under pressure for first time since October 2022


An increase in Iraqi crude volumes this month means that Russian crude may be eclipsed as India’s top source for the first time since October 2022, according to S&P Global Commodities at Sea.…

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The Gas Vitality LNG Bunker Vessel Completes her 100th LNG Bunker Operation in Marseille, Southern France


The Gas Vitality Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunker vessel celebrated the onset of the New Year by successfully conducting her 100th bunkering operation. Simultaneous operations (SIMOPS) for LNG…

MABUX Bunker Weekly Outlook Week 04 2024


The Weekly Outlook was contributed by Marine Bunker Exchange (MABUX) Over the Week 04, the MABUX global bunker indices continued irregular changes with no clear trend. The 380 HSFO index fell by 2.01…

Global Coalition for Social Justice attracts first 100 partners


Governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations, international organizations, academic institutions and NGOs join Coalition to grow multilateral cooperation, and accelerate progress towards…

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Republic of the Marshall Islands Registry achieves 200 million quality gross tons


The Republic of the Marshall Islands Registry achieved a new milestone surpassing 200 million quality gross tons and nearly 5,600 vessels. This landmark achievement spotlights the RMI as one of the…

New service from Mental Health Support Solutions set to revolutionise marine investigations


Mental Health Support Solutions has seen an increase in requests for informal advice from P&I Clubs when investigations into marine incidents are taking place.  As psychologists, the team has…

Denmark remains among the World’s Top Ten maritime nations


Denmark maintains its impressive position among the world's top ten maritime nations. However, the competition from other countries is fierce, and overall, Denmark is experiencing a slight decline.…

Klaveness Dry Bulk and Marubeni partnership charts its course


In June 2023, Marubeni Corporation and Klaveness Dry Bulk entered the next phase of their partnership, with Marubeni investing a 25% stake in the business. 2024 sees us welcome our new part-owner…

Erik Thun Group selects Cetasol’s iHelm solution to enhance energy management across its entire fleet


In a significant development for maritime energy management, Cetasol is pleased to announce that the Erik Thun Group has chosen its innovative iHelm solution for installation on its entire fleet of…

AD Ports Group’s Maqta Gateway and Aqaba development corporation sign shareholders’ agreement to digitalise Jordan’s Maritime Sector through Maqta Ayla


Agreement paves the way for Maqta Gateway’s international ambitions to export its port digitalisation solutions   Adding pace to its strategic plan of enhancing maritime and tourism in Aqaba, AD…