RINA Launches The First Digital Ship Notation; GNV Certifies Its Fleet

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RINA, the classification, certification, inspection, testing and consulting multinational has launched the Digital Ship Notation, the first additional class notation available for shipowners willing to demonstrate the added value of their ship or fleet through the efficient use of digital technology. GNV is the first company to receive the new notation, certifying 11 ships of […]

Japan to Launch First LNG Bunkering Vessel in 2020

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Central LNG Shipping Japan Corporation (CLS) placed an order a 3,500 m3 LNG bunkering vessel (LBV) on July 6, the first to be operated in Japan. The joint venture company, established by Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Chubu Electric Power, Toyota Tsusho Corporation, and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha, ordered the new vessel from Japanese shipbuilder Kawasaki Heavy Industries. […]

HHLA Takes Full Control Of TK, Estonia’s Largest Terminal Operator

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Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) finally assumed full responsibility for Estonia’s largest terminal operator, Transiidikeskuse AS (TK). The last conditions that the sales contract dated 26 March 2018 was subject to were recently fulfilled, resulting in all shares in Transiidikeskuse AS being transferred to HHLA International GmbH. As a result, the transaction has now […]

Former Deputy Director General Of DMA Receives IMO International Maritime Prize

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Former Deputy Director General of the Danish Maritime Authority, Mrs. Birgit Sølling Olsen, is set to receive the 2017 International Maritime Prize. This was decided yesterday on July 4th by the governing body of the International Maritime Organization, the IMO Council, which was convened this week in London. The Prize is given once a year […]

Expanded Panama Canal Commemorates Two Year Anniversary

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The Panama Canal marked the two-year anniversary of the inauguration of its Canal Expansion, the largest enhancement project in the waterway’s 103-year history. To date, the Canal has transited 3,745 Neopanamax vessels, traffic that confirms the route’s efficiency and the maritime industry’s confidence in the Expanded Canal. “Two years ago, we pledged to usher in […]

Greek Shipowners Set To Verify Their BWTS With Onboard Test Kit

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Piraeus-based engineering and manufacturing firm Maritech Ltd has signed a sales and distribution agreement with French water microbiology company aqua-tools to meet “significant interest” in onboard ballast water testing from Greek shipowners. The agreement, which covers the training and supply of aqua-tools’ B-QUA test kit, was inked during the Posidonia 2018 event, in early June. […]