Coast Guard News

July 7, 2020
Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers AS (KNOT), a joint venture between Japanese shipping major NYK and Norway’s TS Shipping Invest (TSSI), has concluded a first long-term time charter contract for a shuttle tanker with PetroChina International (America), part of PetroChina Company Limited. As informed, the contract is for a period of up to ten years starting from 2022.... [Read More]
July 7, 2020
Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA), a non-profit group established to further digitalisation of container shipping technology standards, has published ... [Read More]
July 7, 2020
Qatar’s PowerGlobe is looking to charter an LNG carrier to support its newly booked capacity at Croatia’s first import terminal on the island of Krk.... [Read More]
July 7, 2020
Japanese shipping major Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) aims to improve its CO2 emissions efficiency by 50 percent by 2030 compared to 2008 levels, the company revealed announcing revision of its environmental vision for 2050. Achieving the target will allow the company to surpass the IMO target of a 40 percent improvement. “As an environmental front runner, we will continue to aim at providing more environmentally low-loaded and highly efficient services for more people throughout the world,” K Line said. ... [Read More]
July 7, 2020
The international shipping industry will fail to tackle its global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions unless it puts in place rules that truly reflect the climate impact of shipping fuels, a new report finds. The report, entitled “Exploring the relevance of ICAO’s Sustainable Aviation Fuels framework for the IMO”, has been released by Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and University Maritime Advisory Services (UMAS).... [Read More]
July 7, 2020
A consortium comprising C-Job Naval Architects, LISA, SeaZip Offshore Service, Sea Machines, MARIN, and eL-Tec elektrotechnologie has unveiled a concept design for an Autonomous Guard Vessel (AGV), to be used for surveillance of offshore wind infrastructure, from wind farms to substation platforms and cable routes. The vessel, whose design was introduced on 7 July, is said to have low operating costs, since it requires no crew on board, as well as low carbon emissions, as it incorporates environmentally friendly propulsion solutions.... [Read More]
July 7, 2020
Spanish port of Denia recently hosted its first liquefied natural gas bunkering operation supplying the fuel to Balearia’s ferry.... [Read More]
July 7, 2020
Honolulu-based container carrier Matson christened the second of two Kanaloa Class vessels in a ceremony held at the NASSCO shipyard in San Diego, CA on Thursday, July 2, 2020.  The new Matsonia is the second of two new ships built for Matson by NASSCO at a total cost of approximately $500 million for the pair, and the fourth of four new vessels that Matson will put into service during 2018, 2019 and 2020. The 3, 500 TEU Kanaloa Class ships are the largest combination container /roll-on, roll-off (con-ro) ships ever built in the United States.... [Read More]
July 7, 2020
Carnival Cruise Line, part of Carnival Corp., said that delivery of Mardi Gras, North America’s first LNG-powered cruise ship, will be postponed again — this time as a result of challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic. Mardi Gras, the first LNG-powered ship to operate in the Western Hemisphere, will now enter into service from Port Canaveral, Florida, on 6 February 2021. ... [Read More]
July 6, 2020
Oslo-listed Klaveness Combination Carriers ASA has secured a $60 million green loan for the financing of the seventh and eight CLEANBU vessels with delivery in 2021. The loan is linked to the company’s sustainability perfomance and is being provided by Nordea, acting as coordinator and bookruner, with Credit Agriole CIB acting as sustainability agent.... [Read More]
July 6, 2020
Damen Shipyards Group has delivered five zero-emission ferries to Arriva Denmark in Copenhagen, which is operating the vessels on behalf of Danish public transport agency Movia.... [Read More]
July 6, 2020
Spanish ferry operator Baleària has submitted a bid for the construction and operation of the new passenger terminal in the Port of Valencia, with the support of cruise terminal operator Global Ports Holding (GPH).... [Read More]
July 6, 2020
Flex LNG, the shipping company controlled by billionaire John Fredriksen, has secured new charter deals as it prepares to take the delivery of another newbuild vessel. Flex Artemis (Image: Flex LNG) South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering will deliver the 173,400-cbm FThe post Flex inks new charter deals as LNG fleet count rises appeared first on Offshore Energy. ... [Read More]
July 6, 2020
Management of the Norwegian shipbuilder Kleven Verft AS, and its two subsidiaries Kleven Maritime Contracting AS and Kleven Maritime Technology AS, filed for bankruptcy last Friday. The initiation of bankruptcy proceedings comes after local banks decided to terminate a loan agreement, it has been confirmed to Offshore Energy – Green Marine by a representative of the Croatian DIV Group, which bought the Norwegian shipbuilder earlier this year.... [Read More]
July 6, 2020
A Singaporean-registered log carrier has suffered engine failure in the shipping channel at Port of Tauranga between Mauao (Mount Manganui) and Matakana Island, New Zealand.  The 39,784 dwt ship, Funing, lost power while leaving Tauranga harbour, en route to China, at around 12:30 a.m. (local time) on 6 July.... [Read More]
July 6, 2020
A.P. Moller – Maersk has reached an agreement with Bridgepoint Development Capital to acquire KGH Customs Services (KGH), a Sweden-based specialist in trade and customs management services in Europe. The move is aimed at bolstering Maersk’s capabilities as an integrated container logistics company. Maersk plans to acquire KGH for a consideration of $ 279 million on a cash and debt-free basis equivalent.... [Read More]
July 6, 2020
Germany’s government has taken a decision to waive the Kiel Canal traffic dues until 31 December 2020.... [Read More]
July 6, 2020
Hoegh Xiamen; Image courtesy: US Coast Guard... [Read More]
July 6, 2020
China Merchants Jinling Shipyard has launched the first LNG-ready chemical tanker for German shipowner GEFO.... [Read More]

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