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Japan won’t join U.S. coalition to protect Middle East shipping, will send own force

Tokyo - Japan said on Friday it will not join any U.S. coalition to protect merchant vessels in Middle Eastern waterways, but will instead send a separate force of ships and planes to guard ships supplying Japan from the key oil-producing region

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Escalation of ship fires alarms insurers

Arendal (Norway) - This year’s escalation of container ships’s fires is of growing concern to the International Union of Marine Insurances

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New set-up for Caribbean feeder services

Bremen - German shipping company Harren & Partner and Spanish Pérez y Cía have reached an agreement for Pérez y Cía to acquire CFS Caribbean Feeder Services Inc. from Harren & Partner

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Cruise ships in French waters agree to pollute less

Marseille - The main cruise ship operators in French waters have agreed on measures to limit pollution caused by their vessels, including hooking up to the power grid instead of keeping their engines running during stopovers

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Containers and dry bulk boost Antwerp’s growth

Antwerp - The total freight volume handled by Port of Antwerp rose from January through September 2019 by 1.1% compared with the same period last year

“Shipowners should comply with higher ship recycling standards”
“Grand block ceremony” for cable ship in Poland

“Grand block ceremony” for cable ship in Poland

Paris - Nexans, the French global player in the cable and optical fiber industry, has hosted the “grand block ceremony” that represents a key step in the construction of its ground-breaking cable installation vessel, the “Nexans Aurora”

Msc rules out Arctic exploration on environmental concerns
CNOOC to trial LNG deliveries by rail

CNOOC to trial LNG deliveries by rail

Beijing - China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) is working with a railway company to trial delivery of liquefied natural gas (LNG) by rail, a senior company executive said on Tuesday

France urges EU tax on airplane and ship fuel

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