Russian Cargo Ship Grounded in Heavy Weather Off Cornwall, England

A Russian cargo ship ran aground early Tuesday morning off Cornwall in southwestern England. The ship, Kuzma Minin, reportedly dragged anchor and grounded on the western side of the port entrance between Swanpool and Gyllyngvase beaches at around 0540 today. Kuzma Minin is a Russian-flagged 180 meter bulk carrier of 23,169 deadweight tonnes. The vessel […]

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Carnival Corp. to Launch Four New Cruise Ships in 2019

The world’s largest cruise company, Carnival Corporation, will launch four new cruise ships in 2019 as part of its ongoing fleet enhancement with 20 new ships scheduled for delivery through 2025. The ship’s scheduled to launch next year will be delivered across three of Carnival’s global brands – Carnival Cruise Line, America’s Cruise Line; Costa […]

Dubai’s DP World Seeks to Quash India Antitrust Probe Over Mumbai Port-Court Filing

By Aditya Kalra NEW DELHI, Dec 17 (Reuters) – Dubai’s DP World has approached an Indian court to quash an antitrust investigation recently ordered into its alleged anti-competitive behaviour at the country’s largest container port in Mumbai, a legal document reviewed by Reuters showed. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) last month said it suspected alleged […]

Scrubber Installation Picking Up Steam Ahead of IMO 2020

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – The number of exhaust gas cleaning systems (scrubbers) being installed on containerships is gathering pace, according to Drewry. It now accounts for 10% of the global fleet by teu capacity, and more than 40% of newbuild vessels are being fitted with the onboard fuel refineries. Currently there are 266 […]

Zinke’s Departure Puts U.S. Interior in Hands of Former Oil Lobbyist

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg) — A former lobbyist who has played a leading, behind-the-scenes role at the Interior Department driving Trump administration policies to expand drilling and strip wildlife protections is poised to take over the agency at least temporarily. David Bernhardt is expected to be named acting Interior secretary by President Donald Trump, […]

Sea Machines Raises $10 Million to Further Advance Autonomous Tech in Shipping

Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics has closed a $10 million Series A investment which will help the company further develop autonomous technology for use aboard ships.. The investment marks one of the largest venture rounds for a marine- and maritime-focused technology company and brings the total capital Sea Machines has raised to $12.5M. Sea Machines will […]

Uniper Intensifies LNG Plans with Japan’s Mitsui OSK for FSRU in Germany

FRANKFURT, Dec 17 (Reuters) – Energy group Uniper on Monday entered agreements with Japanese shipping group Mitsui OSK Lines to handle potential deliveries of liquefied natural (LNG) gas into Germany. Discussions about LNG have flared up recently as the German government wants to diversify away from pipeline gas arriving from Russia, Norway and the Netherlands. […]