2020 September 21


Work commences on Phase-2 wharf revetment and land reclamation at Port of Kaohsiung's 7th Container Terminal

Phase 2 wharf revetment and land reclamation work scheduled for completion in April 2023


Algeciras, Amsterdam, Lisbon and Puertos del Estado shortlisted for 12th ESPO Award

The jury selected these four applications from a total of seven submissions


Towing of seagoing tugboat Andrey Stepanov along Northern Sea Route completed

The tugboat is the second vessel in the series ordered by RF Defence Ministry


Fincantieri launches the first patrol vessel for Qatar

The “Musherib” OPV vessel, to be delivered in 2022 and whose design is consistent with the RINAMIL for Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV) rules, will be a flexible type of ship capable of performing several services


BeHydro dual-fuel hydrogen engine awarded Approval in Principle by LR

The new engine offers the potential to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 85%


Remote audits discussed to avoid further disruption to audit schedule

Participants discussed the use of possible remote audit mechanism


Philippine Ports Authority launches COVID-19 contact tracing system for all port users, community

The PPA COVID-19 tracing system is specifically designed to meet the needs of the port community both for individuals and establishments even without the use of mobile electronic devices


Oil prices are slightly up

Oil prices rose by 0.02%-0.07%


MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Sep 21

Bunker prices do not have any firm trend today and may change insignificant and irregular in a range of plus-minus US$1-3


Baltic Dry Index as of September 18

The Baltic Dry Index climbed by 0.15%

2020 September 20


Innovative vacuum cleaner removes plastic from nature reserve in the port of Antwerp

‘Nul-o-Plastic’ combats historical pollution at Galgeschoor


Master and chief engineer plead guilty in MV Funing case

The Master and Chief Engineer both were fined $3250 and ordered to pay $130.00 court costs


World’s largest LNG bunkering vessel arrives in Rotterdam

The ship was built by Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding and is operated by Total


Austal Australia delivers 7th GCPB

The Guardian-class Patrol Boats provide the Palau Bureau of Maritime Security with a much improved naval asset to carry out border patrols and many other operations domestically and internationally


ABS to class another four VLEC for Zhejiang Satellite Petrochemical

ABS leadership in VLECs underscored


MBZ and Boluda Towage Europe ink the 5-year concession agreement for providing sustainable towage service in the Port of Zeebrugge

The focus of this partnership is efficient, smooth, and safe handling of shipping, and puts forward initiatives regarding sustainability

2020 September 19


Vroon to recycle three PSVs

Downturn in offshore Oil & Gas markets and continuing negative outlook resulted in a recent decision to divest the units


Limited openings at Erasmus Bridge for tall vessels

On Monday morning, a section of the steel overhead line at Erasmus Bridge came loose during the closing of the bridge leaf


The construction of Finnnline's second hybrid ro-ro vessel started

Finnlines’ EUR 500 million newbuilding programme includes three green hybrid ro-ro vessels and two eco-friendly Superstar ro-pax vessels


USCG offloads estimated $216 million of cocaine, marijuana at Port Everglades

The drugs were interdicted in 12 separate law enforcement cases