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SGMF publish guidelines for the safe dry docking of vessels that use gas as fuel


The Society for Marine Gas as a Fuel (SGMF) has published new guidance on work practices for maintenance, repair and dry-dock operations for ships that use gas/LNG as fuel to help ensure the safe maintenance of gas-fuelled ships.

In the future,

China’s strong appetite for Brazilian grades in late April


China’s appetite for Brazilian barrels has remained strong over the last couple of months, but most recent data by IHS Markit Commodities at Sea suggests that the peak must have been achieved in the third week of April, when trade

Port and shipping industry partners in urgent call to action to accelerate pace of digitalization to cope with a post-CO


“The COVID-19 crisis has painfully demonstrated the heterogeneous landscape that currently exists across ports worldwide. While some port communities seized the opportunities of the fourth industrial revolution and developed into full-fledged ‘smart' ports, many others have barely grasped the essentials

Global LNG demand faces first seasonal contraction in 8 years


The global liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry is about to face its first seasonal demand contraction since 2012, with demand in summer 2020 expected to fall 2.7% or 3 million tonnes (Mt) year-on-year, says Wood Mackenzie.

Lockdown measures and negative economic

Qatar Petroleum signs the largest LNG shipbuilding agreements in history to secure more than 100 ships valued in excess


Qatar Petroleum entered into three agreements today to reserve LNG ship construction capacity in the Republic of Korea to be utilized for Qatar Petroleum’s future LNG carrier fleet requirements, including those for the ongoing expansion projects in the North Field

Singapore’s first LNG bunkering vessel launches


FueLNG, a joint venture between Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) and Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd, is pleased to announce the launch of Singapore's first LNG bunkering vessel in Keppel Nantong Shipyard in China. She was moved from

VLCC: Tonnage Supply Drops as Fixtures on the Rise


Improved volumes have tightened the supply of vessels, enabling owners to regain some of the recent lost ground. The Middle East Gulf sector saw rates flat in the first half of the week, then progressive rises midweek with rates

COVID-19 and its India Impact: Issues, Green Shoots and Way Forward


The whole world has been brought to a standstill due to the outbreak of the deadly COVID19 pandemic. The economic impact of this has been largely disruptive with only those sectors categorized as essentialservices being permitted to undertake business operations

Port pro of the month: José Luis Cacho (PT)


This month we talked to Mr. José Luis Cacho, President of the Ports of Sines and the Algarve (APS). He told us about his long-term vision for the ports, the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the port sector, and

BPA: Green Maritime Fund Critical to Emissions Reductions


The British Ports Association has published new research examining the barriers to shore power in UK ports, setting out three proposals to support the industry to meet ambitious emissions reductions targets.

Shore power, also known as cold ironing, is the provision

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