Egypt cuts Fees for Ships Arriving at East Port Said

Egypt will reduce the tariffs on container ships and ferries coming from foreign ports to East Port Said for a period of one year, the Suez Canal Authority said in a statement. A 30 percent discount on port, docking and guiding fees will apply for vessels carrying less than 80,000 tonnes while those carrying more
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On October 18, a testbed was established for an Internet of Ships Open Platform (IoS-OP), and for the test NYK provided a next-generation onboard IoT platform that the company has been developing with MTI Co. Ltd., an NYK Group company, and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT). The NYK Group will proactively make use of
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Greek dry bulk shipping company Star Bulk Carriers Corp. has secured a USD 310 million loan, which includes a portion of UD 70 million intended for procurement and retrofitting of scrubbers for up to 50 vessels in the company’s fleet. The Green Loan Tranche has been certified by DNV GL Business Assurance Services Limited to be
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The first attempt to pull apart the Tunisian Ro-Ro ship Ulysses from the hull of Cyprus-flagged containership CLS Virginia was unsuccessful, the Maritime Prefecture of the Channel and the Mediterranean said in an update. The two ships have been stuck in the same position since Ulysses rammed into the anchored boxship some 28 kilometres north-west of Cape Corsica three
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Two Japanese naval ships – ‘Kaga’ and ‘Inazuma’ belonging to the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) arrived at Cokombo Port on a goodwill visit on September 30th. The vessels were received by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions upon their arrival according to Sri Lankan Media reports. There has been increased arrival of
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Ship recycling yards approved by the EU will have enough capacity to handle demand from EU-flagged ships that need to be scrapped, a new analysis shows. The shipping industry wants low-cost ship ‘breaking’ yards outside the EU – with dangerous working conditions and poor environmental standards – to be added to the EU list of
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The Government has further eased the conditions for foreign flagged ships to carry fertiliser cargo along the coast by modifying the cabotage relaxation announced in June. According to the amendments issued on September 10, the minimum movement of fertiliser to the extent of 50 per cent of the total cargo onboard a (foreign-flagged) ship is
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Hutchison Ports Harwich International has become a new base for the British Antarctic Survey’s two ice-strengthened Royal Research Ships, the RRS James Clark Ross and the RRS Ernest Shackleton. The two ships are making their inaugural calls at the port in September before deploying to the Antarctic, where they will remain until summer 2019. Commenting
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The Methanol Institute has welcomed the completion by the International Maritime Organization’s sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC5) of draft interim guidelines covering the safety of ships using methyl/ethyl alcohol as fuel. The draft guidelines, which were agreed at the end of the sub-committee’s week-long meeting, completes the work undertaken by the Correspondence
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Athens-based Top Ships Inc. is expanding its fleet, taking delivery of two Medium Range tankers and two Suezmaxes over the next eight months, a senior company executive said Wednesday. The tankers have already been time- chartered out and the company is open to more new purchases, the source added. “Growth is definitely a part of
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