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MOL Tribute Loads Record 19,100 TEU in Singapore
by gCaptain
Thursday, February 14, 2019
The Ocean Network Express’s ultra-large containership MOL Tribute has set a new record for the most twenty-foot equivalent containers ever loaded onto a vessel with 19,100 TEU.  The record-setting stow took place at the PSA Singapore terminal on February 11, 2019. It was announced by Navis, part of Cargotec Corporation, which provided the stowage planning software that optimized […]

Upstart Pitches Plan for Cheapest U.S. Gas on the Water
by Bloomberg
Thursday, February 14, 2019
By Naureen S. Malik and Christine Buurma (Bloomberg) — A little-known company is planning to be a standout in the crowded field of U.S. shale gas exports by slashing construction costs for the massive terminals that turn gas into a transportable liquid. The founders of Venture Global LNG Inc. -– Bob Pender, a former energy lawyer, and […]

Supply Vessel Sinks in Singapore Shipping Lane
by Reuters
Thursday, February 14, 2019
SINGAPORE, Feb 14 (Reuters) – Singapore’s Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) said on Thursday that a small supply and personnel vessel with three Indonesian crew members had capsized and sunk in its territorial waters, near where a similar incident occurred a month ago. All three crew members aboard the Ocean Cooper 2 are safe and […]

Maersk Secures U.S. East Coast Low Sulphur Fuel Production
by gCaptain
Thursday, February 14, 2019
A.P. Moller – Maersk says it has secured a deal New Jersey-based PBF Logistics on the production and storage of .5% sulphur fuel that will amount to approximately 10% of the shipping giant’s annual fuel demand starting in 2020. Under the agreement, Maersk will source and PBFX will process crude oil at CPI Operations LLC, […]

Report: Hong Kong Slides to Seventh Place in Container Volumes
by The Maritime Executive
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Drewry has confirmed that Hong Kong slid to seventh place for TEU volume in 2018, marking the first time that the bustling seaport has fallen out of the top five. 

Bloomberg reached a similar conclusion in January, but the latest numbers solidify the impression of the port's declining market share. Hong Kong now ranks behind Shanghai, Singapore, Ningbo, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Busan in the top-ten busiest port list. Shenzhen and Guangzhou are both direct competitors, located just to the west in one of China's most concentrated manufacturing regions. Qingdao and Tianjin are just behind Hong Kong in the rankings.

Hong Kong was displaced from the top spot by Singapore's rise in the early 2000s, then fell to third after Shanghai took first in 2010. The increasing dominance of mainland Chinese ports for direct shipments from China's factories has gradually reduced the importance of Hong Kong's transshipment business within east Asia, and the competitiveness of nearby ports in the Pearl River Delta has directly siphoned off business. In addition, in 2018, the trade war with the U.S. took a toll on the transpacific trade, undercutting Hong Kong's long-distance volumes. 

In response to the market pressure, Hong Kong's private terminal operators have formed a consortium to coordinate the management of their facilities. However, the organization has come under scrutiny by anti-monopoly regulators, as it would control more than 90 percent of the port's container handling business. 

Terminal operators in Hong Kong are also more constrained than their regional counterparts in their ability to expand capacity, as the city is densely populated and commercial developers compete for the same waterfront land. By comparision, Singapore is building a new 65 million TEU terminal at Tuas, which will open in phases over the coming decades.

Wind Farm at Center of Feds’ Spat on Twitter Said to Seek Debt
by Bloomberg
Thursday, February 14, 2019
By Brian Eckhouse and Christopher Martin (Bloomberg) — The offshore wind-power project that became the subject of a Twitter war between federal energy regulators is moving forward with a debt financing for an estimated $2.15 billion phase, according to people familiar with the situation. Vineyard Wind, a joint venture of Avangrid Inc. and Copenhagen Infrastructure […]

Abide By the Claw: Norway’s Arctic Snow Crab Ruling Boosts Claim to Oil
by Reuters
Thursday, February 14, 2019
By Alister Doyle and Gwladys Fouche OSLO, Feb 14 (Reuters) – A court delivered a painful nip to European Union fishermen on Thursday by tightening Norway’s grip on snow crab catches in the Arctic, a ruling that may also let Oslo claw more control of oil and gas from other nations. Fishermen from the European Union […]

IMO2020: Maersk Expands 0.50% Bunker Production, Supply Offering to US East Coast
by Ship Bunker
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Will produce the equivalent of 10% of Maersk's annual bunker requirement.

Danube High-Speed Low-Wash Ferry Offers New Level of Efficiency and Reliability
by gCaptain
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Press Release – Incat Crowther is pleased to announce the launch of Twin City Liner, a 39m low wash, high-speed catamaran ferry for operation by Twin City Liner on the Danube River between Vienna and Bratislava. The vessel was built by Wight Shipyard, with local support from Incat Crowther Europe. The vessel meets stringent design […]

Bureau Veritas Releases Second Phase of Online Fuel Tool
by Ship Bunker
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Which generates reports to meet regulatory requirements.

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The Tuna Clipper Marine Pier in San Diego Bay (1980).

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