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Focus on iron ore trade in Australia’s trade spat with China

Beijing has also imposed informal quotas on coal imports days, after announcing new inspection rules for iron ore imports

Asia Pacific China

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Coronavirus International

Eastern Pacific and Equinor line up dual-fuel LPG trio

The alignment of green case credentials was enough to tempt Eastern Pacific away from its usual spot focus

Singapore Norway

PIL confirms investment talks with Temasek

‘As discussions with Heliconia progress, the board will make further announcements as and when there are any material updates or developments,’ PIL says

Asia Pacific Singapore

Neda clinches LR2 order at Daehan

Neda has incorporated improved cargo handling features and cargo flexibility into the vessel specification

Europe Greece

CSSC Shipping wins bank support for feeder newbuilds

The 10-year loans are signed against 12-year bareboat charters for the vessels, which will be delivered in 2021  

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China

Set Alert for Lloyd's List Asia Pacific :: China

Focus on iron ore trade in Australia’s trade spat with China

Beijing has also imposed informal quotas on coal imports days, after announcing new inspection rules for iron ore imports

Asia Pacific China

CSSC Shipping wins bank support for feeder newbuilds

The 10-year loans are signed against 12-year bareboat charters for the vessels, which will be delivered in 2021  

Asia Pacific Containers

Indonesian coal cargoes boost supramax rates

Average daily earnings have almost doubled since the beginning of the year on two routes to Indonesia that contribute to the Baltic Supramax Index

Dry Bulk Ultra and supras

Malaysia to supply LNG in ISO tanks to China

Using ISO tanks to transport LNG allows remotely located end-users access to the supercooled fuel, says Petronas

LNG Containers

Chinese tanker giants push for blockchain use in oil trade

The paper states that shipping companies are considering blockchain technology to enable them to share shipping bills, make data safe and transparent, and revamp financing methods

China Tankers and Gas

China Merchants orders two eco VLCCs at DSIC

Deal follows a contract for four VLCC newbuildings signed separately between the two parties in November

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Japan

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NYK expects worst of coronavirus impact in second quarter

‘The extent of the coronavirus impact and when it will come to an end are still unclear, but it is expected that April through to June 2020 will be the worst period and the level of economic activities will gradually recover thereafter,’ the group said

Japan Dry Bulk

K Line joins wind propulsion association

K Line has committed to deploy the Airseas kite propulsion systems, known as Seawing on their vessels next year and has signed options for a further 50 installations for their fleet

Japan Containers

MOL joins project to launch first zero-emission electric tanker

The ‘e5 consortium’ — comprising seven companies, including MOL and Mitsubishi Corp — plans to launch the world’s first zero-emission electric tanker, powered by large-capacity lithium ion batteries, in March 2022

Japan Tankers and Gas

LNG bunkering makes progress in Asia Pacific

Kogas has begun to install loading arms for bunkering operations at Tongyeong, while Western Australia is slashing port dues for vessels bunkering LNG at Pilbara 

Asia Pacific Bunkers

K Line drops forecast due to continuing uncertainty

Company has dropped its forecast for the 2020 financial year as the extent of the coronavirus impact remains unclear

Asia Pacific Containers

ONE adds Oakland to Far East-Pacific service

ONE plans a new weekly service operating 18 large boxships to Asia each with 14,000 teu capacity. This will include the port of Oakland and give the port its first-ever link with Saudi Arabia

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South Korea

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Neda clinches LR2 order at Daehan

Neda has incorporated improved cargo handling features and cargo flexibility into the vessel specification

Europe Greece

Pistiolis orders first VLCCs at HHI

TOP Ships has recently diversified its tanker fleet with two suezmax crude carriers delivered last year

South Korea International

HHI wins $178m twin VLCC order

Hyundai’s last order was a pair of suezmaxes ordered at the beginning of May, also by an undisclosed European owner

Tankers and Gas VLCC

DSME posts 24% first quarter gain on one-offs despite sales drop

Weaker prospects may be ahead for Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering as turnover fell 5.5% to Won1.95trn

South Korea Shipbuilding

HMM warns of weakening market after narrowing losses

Company has narrowed its first quarter of the year net losses to about $55m, but liftings dropped sharply because of the coronavirus disruption

Asia Pacific Containers

LNG bunkering makes progress in Asia Pacific

Kogas has begun to install loading arms for bunkering operations at Tongyeong, while Western Australia is slashing port dues for vessels bunkering LNG at Pilbara 

Asia Pacific Bunkers
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Australia

Set Alert for Lloyd's List Asia Pacific :: Australia

Focus on iron ore trade in Australia’s trade spat with China

Beijing has also imposed informal quotas on coal imports days, after announcing new inspection rules for iron ore imports

Asia Pacific China

APL vessel loses 40 boxes overboard off Sydney

The vessel is now heading for Brisbane, while the Australian Maritime Safety Authority is searching the area for containers and debris

Australia Containers

LNG bunkering makes progress in Asia Pacific

Kogas has begun to install loading arms for bunkering operations at Tongyeong, while Western Australia is slashing port dues for vessels bunkering LNG at Pilbara 

Asia Pacific Bunkers

Capesize market plunges to lowest in four years

The Baltic Capesize Index moves back into negative territory after being above zero for only six weeks

Dry Bulk Capes

Fortescue lifts iron ore shipments guidance

The news may provide comfort to the capesize market, which has seen spot rates slide in recent days

Dry Bulk Capes

Crisis and innovation in bulk shipping

It can take a crisis for an innovative approach to gain traction, but only if lessons are learnt

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