Stolt Tankers to purchase five chemical tankers from CTG

(Sep 03 2020)

Stolt-Nielsen Limited (Oslo Børs: SNI) has announced that Stolt Tankers B.V. has agreed to acquire five chemical tankers from Chemical Transportation Group (CTG) for trading in the Stolt Tankers Joint Service.



3 rescued, 14 missing after ship collision in east China

(Aug 20 2020)

The accident occurred at 3:39 a.m., when an oil tanker carrying about 3,000 tonnes of gasoline collided with a cargo ship loaded with sand and gravel, causing a fire on the deck of the oil tanker and the latter to sink.



SMART MARINE named as representative in Azerbaijan for APC MarineLINE®

(Aug 13 2020)

Advanced Polymer Coatings, Inc., (APC) has newly appointed the company, SMART MARINE, to serve as its MarineLINE® sales and marketing representative in Azerbaijan.



Shandong Shipping chooses to line cargo tanks of new build tankers with MarineLINE® Coating

(Jul 09 2020)

Shandong Shipping, based in Qingdao, China, has chosen to work with Advanced Polymer Coatings, Inc. (APC) in Avon, Ohio, USA, for the high performance MarineLINE® cargo tank coating system to be used on a series of eight 50,000 DWT new build MR produ...



Video of tanker Cap Pinède hitting Marseille port wall

(Jun 25 2020)

A video has emerged dated Jun 22, 2020, of 3500 DWT chemical tanker Cap Pinède hitting a port wall in Marseille, said to be last weekend (understood to be June 15).



Brunvoll – “70% of shuttle tanker thruster market”

(Jun 18 2020)

With a contract from Malaysian shipping company AET, Brunvoll says it now has 70 per cent of the market for thrusters for dynamic positioning systems on shuttle tankers, based on vessels it estimates are in operation around the world.



Russia’s first “green” tanker Vladimir Monomakh is ready for sea trials

(Jun 11 2020)

Launched at the Zvezda Shipyard on May 12, the first Russian tanker of Aframax type Vladimir Monomakh is ready for sea trials.



Ship number 4,000 with Framo pumps

(May 28 2020)

Two long-term partners in the same city celebrated a very special delivery when Utkilen's new vessel was named ship number 4,000 in operation to be fitted with Framo pumps.



First tanker with Saudi oil for Belarus reaches Port of Klaipeda

(May 14 2020)

A tanker carrying oil bought by Belarus from Saudi Aramco has reached the Port of Klaipeda, BelTA learned from Aleksandr Tishchenko, Press Secretary of the Belarusian state petrochemical concern Belneftekhim.



First Russian Aframax tanker “Vladimir Monomakh” launched at Zvezda Shipyard

(May 14 2020)

The first Russian Aframax tanker “Vladimir Monomakh” was heaved off at the Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex.



Coast Guard intercepts tanker with $160M in cocaine

(Apr 30 2020)

Coast Guard seized nearly 400 kilogrammes of cocaine with an estimated street value of $160 million.



Tankers can store "55-60 days of excess oil supply" – Vortexa

(Apr 23 2020)

The world's tankers may have the capacity to store the excess production for 55 to 60 days, according to Vortexa, a UK analytics company specialising in waterborne oil markets.



Kenya rejects gasoline tanker from Nigeria due to specification

(Apr 15 2020)

Kenya Pipeline Company rejected a gasoline tanker from Asharami Synergy Limited, a subsidiary of a Nigerian oil conglomerate, due to poor fuel quality, according to an article in the Kenyan Daily Nation.



Tanker stranded in Bosphorous with mechanical problem

(Apr 15 2020)

An unloaded Greek flagged tanker was stranded in the Bosphorous due to a 'mechanical problem' on Sunday Apr 12, according to reports in Turkish news service Daily Sabah.




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