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AET takes delivery of first of four DP2 shuttle tankers for Petrobras charter

(May 28 2020)

AET, a leading energy logistics provider, took delivery of Eagle Petrolina, the first of four Suezmax Dynamic Positioning (DP2) Shuttle Tankers purposed built for long-term charter to Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras, the Brazilian multinational ...



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.



Hafnia Interim Financial Information Q1 2020

(May 28 2020)

Q1 highlights:



Saudi Aramco's Bahri puts LNG tanker plan on hold

(May 28 2020)

Move on hold after Sempra’s decision to delay Port Arthur.



Third Iranian fuel cargo reaches Venezuelan waters

(May 28 2020)

The third cargo of an Iranian tanker flotilla carrying fuel for gasoline-thirsty Venezuela on Tuesday reached the nation’s exclusive economic zone as the previous two were discharging at state run PDVSA’s ports.



Yachtsman rescued by tanker 500 miles off shore

(May 28 2020)

A lone sailor has been rescued by the Seaways Reymar after his yacht became damaged more than 500 miles off the coast of Cornwall.



Crude tanker in distress off Wild Coast

(May 28 2020)

South African maritime authorities were coordinating an emergency response to a large crude carrier off Port St Johns on the Eastern Cape coast.



STENA tanker stranded in Brazil for more than a month, being “test positive”

(May 28 2020)

Product tanker STENA PREMIUM is stuck at Cabedelo, Brazil, since Apr 24. Twelve crew were found virus test positive.



Asia, Fight against COVID-19

(May 28 2020)

The Asian Shipowners’ Association (ASA) held its 29th Annual General Meeting on 28th May 2020.



Tanker cross Russian Arctic route without icebreaker assistance

(May 28 2020)

The sea ice along the Russian Arctic coast is quickly vanishing as temperatures in the region have been reaching record highs. By late May, a carrier had set out on the icy route without icebreaker escort.



Vortexa Insights: US crude to Asia & scrubbers

(May 28 2020)

In US Insights this week, we focused on the strong support Asia has lent US crude flows in recent weeks, pointing to resilient demand - especially in East Asia.



‘e5 Consortium’ established to promote zero-emission electric vessel

(May 28 2020)

Seven companies—Asahi Tanker Co., Ltd., Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd. (trade name: Idemitsu Showa Shell), Exeno Yamamizu Corporation, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd., Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd., Tokyo Electric Power Company, and Mitsubishi ...



Owners tell ABS hydrogen and ammonia are the most attractive long-term fuel options

(May 28 2020)

Two thirds have no decarbonization strategy, survey reveals.



Hempel: coatings which reduce both corrosion and fouling

(May 28 2020)

Marine coatings company Hempel has developed a new hull coating solution Hempaguard MaX which can reduce both steel corrosion and fouling, needing three coats compared to the usual five.



Shipowners’ experiences of scrubbers

(May 28 2020)

A London meeting of the Clean Shipping Alliance included a shipowners panel, where representatives of Spliethoff, Grimaldi and Genco Shipping shared their experiences with scrubbers.




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June 2020

low carbon strategy - digital tanker market models - battery explosions - better catering onboard - challenges of ballast installations