FueLNG completes Singapore’s first ship-to-ship bunkering of an LNG-fuelled oil tanker

(May 12 2021)

• The bunkering operation was carried out by FueLNG Bellina, Singapore’s first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkering vessel • Shell’s Aframax tanker ‘Pacific Emerald’ is the first oil tanker to be LNG-bunkered in Singapore



Tanker broke loose from towline in English Channel

(May 06 2021)

Tanker VARZUGA, understood to be unmanned and on tow to the Aliaga scrap yard in Turkey, broke loose on the afternoon of May 4th in the English Channel north of Cherbourg France.



First new LPG FFA trades completed

(May 05 2021)

The first freight derivatives contract using the Baltic Exchange’s recently launched liquified petroleum gas (LPG) assessment (BLPG3) was traded by Gunvor and Vilma and cleared by CME Group last week (28 April).



DNV awards first merchant vessel SILENT-E notation

(Apr 27 2021)

ONEX Peace, an Aframax tanker built by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries and delivered to its owner ONEX, has become the world’s first merchant ship to receive DNV’s SILENT-E notation.



New OCIMF Information Paper – Guidelines for Transiting the Turkish Straits

(Mar 31 2021)

The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has published an updated edition of the information paper Guidelines for Transiting the Turkish Straits.



Gagarin Prospect completes first ever LNG Aframax tanker fuelling in USA

(Mar 23 2021)

On 15 March 2021 Sovcomflot and Shell broke new ground, with the completion of the first ever Aframax tanker fuelling using LNG in the USA.



DNV awards AiP to DSME for rotor sail system

(Mar 23 2021)

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) received an Approval in Principle (AiP) from leading classification society DNV for the DSME Rotor Sail System, an eco-friendly ship technology applicable to large oil tankers and LNG carriers.



Zeaborn Ship Management builds on navigational excellence with Wärtsilä Fleet Operations Solution

(Mar 18 2021)

Hamburg-based third-party ship manager Zeaborn Ship Management (ZSM) has chosen Wärtsilä Voyage’s Fleet Operations Solution (FOS) as the digital navigation platform for its managed tanker fleet.



NAVTOR acquires vessel analytics and performance specialist Tres Solutions

(Feb 25 2021)

NAVTOR looks to extend its success in e-Navigation into leadership in vessel analytics and performance optimisation with the acquisition of Tres Solutions.



Christophe de Margerie arrives at Yamal LNG’s Sabetta terminal - a unique voyage completed

(Feb 25 2021)

A unique voyage along the Northern Sea Route completed.



COBRA battery system from Becker Marine Systems receives DNV GL certification

(Feb 25 2021)

With DNV GL certification obtained in February 2021, the pioneering COBRA battery system has achieved the highest standard of safety and can thus be used for a wide range of inland waterway and maritime shipping applications.



Texas deep freeze shuts vital Houston ship channel

(Feb 18 2021)

A deep freeze that hit Texas over the weekend wrought more havoc on the U.S. energy sector on Tuesday, shutting the Houston Ship Channel, a 53-mile (85 km) waterway crucial to oil and fuel exports.



Under Keel Clearance under scrutiny in latest issue of The Navigator

(Feb 11 2021)

All aspects of under keel clearance, from passage planning to calculating squat, are covered in the first edition of 2021 of The Navigator, the free magazine published by The Nautical Institute aimed at maritime navigators around the world.



NAVTOR optimises potential with fleet management and performance move in NavFleet launch

(Feb 04 2021)

Global e-Navigation leader NAVTOR has announced a bold move into the realm of fleet management and performance optimisation with the launch of NavFleet.



Tanker embarks on first ever mid-winter voyage on Northern Sea Route

(Feb 04 2021)

The Christophe de Margerie is approaching the Bering Strait on a historical voyage. Never before has a commercial ship crossed the Northern Sea Route in February.




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June-July 2021

Stena Bulk and decarbonisation - how BHP makes decarbonisation work financially - update on worldwide piracy - managing security risks of ECDIS - tanker inert gas systems