TOP Ships Agrees 3-Year Charter with Clearlake

Greek shipowner TOP Ships has agreed to enter into a time charter deal with Singapore-based Clearlake Shipping for one of its product/chemical tankers. The company informed that the 39,208 dwt, 2015-built Eco Fleet would be employed for a firm period of 36 months plus two additional 12 month periods, at the charterer’s option. The revenue backlog expected to
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The construction of the first onshore power supply plant for commercial vessels in the port of Kiel has begun. Taking part in the official first-cut-of-the-spade-ceremony marking the start of the construction works at the Norwegenkai Terminal were the Economics Minister of the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein, Dr Bernd Buchholz, Kiel’s Lord Mayor Dr Ulf Kämpfer,
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Following Grindrod’s recent interim results reflecting a 5% increase in revenue, a 23% improvement in headline earnings on the prior year and the spinoff of its Shipping Division, Grindrod’s Freight Services division is making strides in cementing its strategy of adding scale and refocusing on its core expertise to provide tailored solutions for customers. Grindrod,
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Crowley Maritime Corp.’s new container/roll on-roll off (ConRo) ships El Coquí and Taíno have received international acclaim with the Shoreside Team of the Year Award during the Safety at Sea Awards ceremony held by Safety at Sea International magazine recently in London. According to the publication, which is published by the international business information and
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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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