Shipping
Germany to fund LNG-fuelled conversion program
Germany's Federal Ministry for Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) has announced a stimulus program to encourage both the construction of new LNG-fueled seagoing ships and the conversion of existing vessels. The program will cover up t...
2017-09-01 07:14:40
Moon, “build MOF-MOTIE cooperative system”
President Moon Jae-in ordered Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (MOF) and Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) to build cooperative system to support a mutual growth of shipbuilding and shipping industry.   The president of South ...
2017-09-01 07:09:58
"Concern over mega boxship is overplayed"
With the mounting concern over a glut of tonnage, against a backdrop of the recently mega containership orders placed by CMA CGM and MSC, French shipping consultant Alphaliner has recently presented an optimistic view.  According to Alp...
2017-09-01 07:04:07
MLIT demands budget for autonomous ship study
The Maritime Bureau at the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) of Japan has recently announced its budget proposal for 2018, setting JPY 130m (approximately $1.18m) for the demonstration of autonomous ship.   ...
2017-08-31 07:11:56
MOL joins blockchain technology consortium
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) has recently announced its determination to participate in the "Consortium to develop trade data sharing platform using blockchain technology," in which NTT DATA Corporation (headquarters: Koto-ku, Tokyo, President...
2017-08-30 07:21:37
Singapore-Japan to conduct LNG bunkering study
To promote LNG bunkering in Asia, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the Ports and Harbours Bureau of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism of Japan (MLIT) will helm a working group to conduct a feasibil...
2017-08-30 07:19:03
NYK to demonstrate remote-controlled ship
Japan's Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) plans to demonstrate a remote-controlled ship in the Pacific Ocean in 2019. It seems that the project is a part of the company's plan to develop wholly remote-controlled ship. Hideyuki Ando, Senior General Man...
2017-08-29 07:16:55
Skangas-ESL ink gas fuel supply deal
Skangas and ESL Shipping have entered into an agreement for providing gas fuel to ESL’s LNG-powered bulk carrier newbuildings. These two new vessels will start operating during first half of 2018. The first of the two vessels was named “Viikk...
2017-08-28 07:34:06
CTD uses more inland water vessels
HHLA subsidiary CTD Container-Transport-Dienst, which carries out a large proportion of the container transfers between the different terminals and depots at the Port of Hamburg, is increasingly using inland water vessels. In May 2017, it transpo...
2017-08-28 07:23:22
Korea Maritime Promotion Agency starts in June 2018
Korea Maritime Promotion Agency (Corporation) will start operation in June 2018.   Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (MOF) of Korea, with other ministries concerned, announced the establishment plan for Korea Maritime Promotion Agency on Au...
2017-08-28 07:04:56
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