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Babcock’s Rosyth Facility Completes Work Package On Pacific Egret

Babcock International, the Aerospace and Defence company, has completed a package of work on Pacific Egret, a vessel dedicated to industrial transportation at its Rosyth facility. Pacific Egret, operated by Pacific Nuclear Transport Ltd and managed by Serco, arrived...

Shipping number of the week: High-sulphur fuel oil sales reach 24% of total in...

Nearly a quarter of total bunker sales in Singapore refuelled scrubber-fitted ships with high-sulphur fuel oil (HSFO) in July, thereby reaching the highest level of HSFO sales so far in 2020 with 24% of total bunker sales – or...

How COVID-19 accelerated digital transformation for a centuries-old industry

For nearly 200 years, Bureau Veritas has ensured the safety of the shipping industry through testing, inspection and certification. However, the rise of the global COVID-19 pandemic left this age-old industry faced a brand-new challenge. “The process of inspections...

Drewry: World Container Index Up By 1.6% Last Week

The composite index increased 1.6% this week and 109.5% up when compared with same period of 2019. The average composite index of the WCI, assessed by Drewry for year-to-date, is $1,823 per 40ft container, which is $388 higher than...

River Tees port facility name is reborn

Teesside logisitics business, AV Dawson has named its new port facility Port of Middlesbrough - bringing a name back to the area from over 100 years ago.

Stepping stones study around North Sea rigs

Marine scientists from Heriot-Watt’s International Centre for Island Technology (ICIT) on Orkney are working with scientists from around the UK to investigate marine life connected to the rigs, pipelines and other infrastructure in the North Sea.

LR accepted by MarinTrust as a new registered Certification Body

MarinTrust is pleased to announce that Lloyd’s Register has been accepted as a third-party Certification Body (CB) to certify against the MarinTrust programme. The MarinTrust team have begun the onboarding process of Lloyd’s Register and has recently completed initial...

MABUX: Bunker Prices Mixed, as VLFSO Stil Weak, While HSFO Prices Are Relatively Strong

A renewed rise in COVID-19 cases in parts of Europe and elsewhere have underlined worries about the outlook for energy demand. Expectations now are that the Covid-19 impact will last longer than originally forecast. The World Bunker Index MABUX...

ISWAN welcomes release of Iranian hostages by Somali pirates after years in captivity

The International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) welcomes the release of three Iranian hostages by Somali pirates after nearly five and half years in captivity. The three Iranian hostages, who were held for 1,975 days by Somali pirates,...

Arctic Policy: EU Opens Consultation On Future Approach

On 20 July 2020 the European Commission and the European External Action Service jointly launched a public consultation on the way forward for the European Union’s Arctic policy. The consultation will enable a broad reflection of the EU’s Arctic...

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With the US presidential race gathering a head of steam ahead of the November 3 polling day, China and trade with the eastern powerhouse...

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