Five Zero Emissions Ferries Delivered in Copenhagen

Damen Shipyards Group reports it has delivered five zero emissions propulsion ferries to Arriva Denmark in Copenhagen. Arriva is operating the vessels on behalf of Danish public transport agency Movia. When Movia issued the public tender for waterborne public transport in Copenhagen…

VIDEO: BW LNG Takes Delivery of BW Pavilion Aranthera LNG Carrier

South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding Marine & Engineering (DSME) has delivered a new LNG Carrier - the BW Pavilion Aranthera - to its owners BW LNG. The delivery took place on Friday, July 3, 2020.The BW Pavilion Aranthera is a 173,400 cubic meters…

Towboat Crewman Missing After Going Overboard

The U.S. Coast Guard said it is searching for a towboat crewman in the water in the Ohio River near Alton, Ind., Sunday.Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley received a report around 12 p.m EST that a deckhand from a towing vessel had gone overboard without a life jacket…

ClassNK Amends Class Rules

Classification society ClassNK has released amendments to its Rules and Guidance for the Survey and Construction of Steel Ships.The 48 amendments were issued on 3June 30, including the following items:Regarding “Oil-lubricated Propeller Shafts Kind 1”…

Costa Cruises Extends Operations Halt to Aug. 15

Carnival Corp unit Costa Cruises on Friday extended its pause on operations to Aug. 15 and canceled all cruises in Northern Europe for the rest of the 2020 summer season.Genoa-based Costa, which had earlier suspended trips until July 31, also…

Baltic Index Posts 7th Straight Weekly Gain

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index rose to register a seventh straight weekly gain on Friday, as demand gained steam across all vessel segments.The Baltic dry index, which tracks rates for ships ferrying dry bulk commodities and reflects rates for capesize…

Höegh Xiamen Declared 'Total Loss' After Jacksonville Fire

Höegh Xiamen car carrier has been declared "a constructive total loss" following a fire that broke out on the vessel in early June in Jacksonville, USA.The Höegh Xiamen car carrier is owned by Ocean Yield and is on a bareboat contract to Höegh Autoliners.

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier Picks Jack-Up for 1600t Huisman Crane

Offshore wind turbine installation company Fred. Olsen Windcarrier back in March said it had struck a deal to equip one of its jack-up installation vessels with a 1600t crane for next-gen offshore wind turbines. While the company at the time…

Djibouti Ramps Up Efforts to Get Sailors Stranded by COVID-19 off Ships

Djibouti has carried out the first crew change of merchant sailors in its territory and is ready to get home more seafarers who have been stranded by the coronavirus, a senior port official said.Lying on the Bab al-Mandab strait, which is one of the world's busiest shipping chokepoints…

Marine Fuel Market Facing Tougher Q3 as Supply Rises

Global supply of fuel oil, used by ships and power plants, is expected to grow in the third quarter, depressing the marine fuel market as shipping demand remains weak, analysts and trade sources said.Third-quarter supply is estimated to rise by 620,000 barrels per day (bpd) from the second quarter a