Asia

Haiphong gets first direct link to US

December 19th, 20180 Northern Vietnam is getting its first direct container link with the US. THE Alliance has unveiled its service offerings for next year. Among key changes, the revised...

Toyota invests in autonomous shipping

December 18th, 20180 Japan’s largest car manufacturer has put money towards developing autonomous ships. Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics announced yesterday that it has closed a $10m...

Enesel back at Daehan for suezmaxes

December 18th, 20180 Making the most of cheap prices on offer Greek owner Enesel is back at Korean yard Daehan Shipbuilding for more tankers. Brokers report the Lemos family controlled owner...

Daiichi Chuo sells handy to Canbaz

December 18th, 20180 Japan’s Daiicihi Chuo has sold the six-year-old handysize Coral Ocean to Istanbul-based handysize player Canbaz Shipping for $ 14m, a price perfectly in line with...

Unisea opts for Hanjin Subic aframaxes

December 18th, 20180 Adam Lemos-led Unisea of Greece has ordered its first tanker newbuilds since 2015. Brokers report the company has ordered two 113,000 dwt aframaxes at Hanjin Heavy...

Polaris orders newcastlemaxes in China

December 17th, 20180 South Korea’s Polaris Shipping's fleet rejuvenation programme shows no sign of slowing down. Brokers report the company has headed to China’s New Times Shipbuilding...

MOL closes in on Wilhelmshaven FSRU project

December 17th, 20180 German gas provider Uniper and Japanese shipping giant Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) have cemented plans to develop a 263,000 cu m FSRU in Wilhemshaven. The aim is to get the...

Crane occupied in DSME strike

December 13th, 20180 A worker’s strike at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has seen operations at a giant dock crane come to a halt for much of this week. Two workers...
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