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CMA CGM and Total to develop LNG ship refuelling

Paris - Container shipping firm CMA CGM will use the French Mediterranean port of Marseille for refuelling some of its planned gas-powered vessels, backed by a supply partnership with energy group Total

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Tankers running on fumes as shipping fuel switch causes delay

London/Singapore - Disruption to shipping from the long-anticipated switch to more environmentally friendly marine fuels has finally arrived, exacerbated by logistical problems as much as any shortage of the cleaner fuel

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Cyprus petions The Hague to safeguard offshore rights

Athens - Cyprus has petitioned the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague to safeguard its offshore mineral rights, its president said on Thursday, upping the ante with neighbor Turkey which disputes its claims

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Greece rescues crew of Liberia-flagged vessel

Athens - Greek authorities on Wednesday rescued the crew of a Liberia-flagged cargo vessel adrift in the Aegean Sea

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Japan plans to send 270 sailor to Middle East to guard ships

Tokyo - Japan is working on a plan to send about 270 seamen to the Middle East to guard ships supplying Japan under a law that allows military deployments for research and intelligence gathering

Pirates kidnap 19 crew members from Greek tanker
Korea’s auto exports tipped to decline for 7th year
French Champagne makers fear impact of potential new U.S. duties
Thai shippers cut 2019 export outlook

Thai shippers cut 2019 export outlook

Bangkok - Thailand’s shipping association on Tuesday lowered its 2019 export forecast for the fifth time this year, forecasting a drop of between 2.5% and 3.0% due to global trade tensions

CME to launch LNG freight futures as demand risks rises
Unifeeder acquires the Feedertech Group

Unifeeder acquires the Feedertech Group

Aarhus (Denmark) - Denmark’s Unifeeder, part of the United Arab Emirates’s global port operator DP World, has acquired a 77% stake in The Feedertech Group, a Singapore-based feeder and shortsea operator

Ship operating costs on the rise again

Ship operating costs on the rise again

London - Underlying vessel operating cost inflation accelerated moderately in 2019 on higher repair & maintenance and insurance spend, says the shipping consultancy Drewry in its latest report

Costa Cruises, a millionaire project to build a terminal in Genoa
Baltic index gains for seventh-straight session on strong vessel demand
Putin and Xi oversee launch of landmark Russian gas pipeline to China

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