Navios Repays $198mln Debt Early

Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation, an owner and operator of tanker vessels, announced the repayment of its Term Loan B on October 18, 2019.The tanker shipping company said that the outstanding balance of the Term Loan B was USD 196.8 million at June 30…

Taronis Opens Facility in Amsterdam Port

The US-based Taronis Fuels will be launching its first-ever production facility in Western Europe in the port of Amsterdam. The new site will be dedicated to the production of bio-based welding gas, a fuel type commonly used in the construction and shipbuilding industries.Taronis Fuels…

CMA CGM Launches Trade Finance Service

French shipping line CMA CGM has launched Shipfin Trade Finance (STF) , its new range of financing services dedicated to importing and exporting, in partnership with invoice finance platform Incomlend.The STF portfolio of products is, according to the carrier…

Total, Zhejiang Energy Establish Bunkering JV

French oil and gas company Total has signed a deal with Chinese state-owned Zhejiang Energy Group (ZEG) to create a joint venture company to supply and delivery marine fuels in the Chinese region of Zhoushan.Total China Investment (TCI)  will…

Bahri Profits Up in Q3

The owner and operator of very large crude carriers Bahri announced strong financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019, on the back of solid growth in the logistics services sector.The National Shipping Company of Saudi…

Yxney, Grieg Connect Team Up with NOx Fund

The data analytics duo Yxney Maritime and Grieg Connect are partnering with the Norwegian NOx Fund to develop a data-driven digital solution for automated NOx emissions reporting. Solstad Offshore and ferry operator Fjord1 will participate in…

LR approves ethane transportation solution

Classification society Lloyd's Register (LR) said it has awarded Babcock LGE with Approval in Principle (AiP) for a solution designed to maximize the economic transportation of ethane in very large ethane carriers (VLECs), by combining the reliquefaction…

ATA September truck tonnage stays in familiar range

The ATA’s advanced seasonally-adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index for September, at 117.6 (2015=100), headed up 0.2% on the heels of a 4% (upwardly revised from 3.2%) August decline, which came in at 117.3. The ATA’s not seasonally-adjusted (NSA) index, which represents the change in tonnage actually hauled by fleets before any seasonal adjustment and the metric ATA says fleets should benchmark their levels with, came in at 114.8 (2015=100), which was off 7.5% compared to August’s 124.

Wärtsilä LNG Refit for Münsterland Ferry

Wärtsilä was selected to carry out a retrofitting project aimed at lessening the environmental footprint of a ferry operating on the Wadden Sea, a UNESCO World Heritage listed area in the south eastern end of the North Sea.The retrofit will enable Münsterland…

Ferry Tech: Retractable Bow Foils for M/F Teistin

Innovation in the world of marine design and propulsion continues to move forward at record speed, driven by new emissions regulation and the push toward emission free ships. In September 2019 an innovative new technology from Wavefoil AS of Trondheim…