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MOL vows to deploy net zero emissions ocean-going vessels this decade
by Sam Chambers
Friday, June 18, 2021

Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL), Japan’s largest shipowner, could well be the first Asian company to operate net zero emissions ocean-going vessels. MOL has today unveiled an updated environmental roadmap aiming for net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050. In the update, MOL states its intention to deploy net zero emissions ocean-going vessels this decade …

IMC launches venture capital arm
by Sam Chambers
Friday, June 18, 2021

Another well known Singapore shipowner is getting into the startups game. The Tsao family’s IMC Group has launched a corporate venture capital arm, IMC Ventures, to invest in pre-Series A and Series B startups with a focus on environmental sustainability and social impact. IMC has allocated $15m to the fund, half of which will be …

Harren Bulkers adds first handysize bulker
by Sam Chambers
Friday, June 18, 2021

Germany’s Harren Bulkers has taken its fleet to 23 ships with the acquisition of the 2012-built , its first handysize. Chartering for this latest acquisition will be handled by OneBulk from Hamburg. Patrik Pukall, head of project finance at Harren & Partner and general manager at Harren Bulkers, commented: “In this market situation, we believe …

DNV launches digital EEXI Calculator
by Sam Chambers
Friday, June 18, 2021

One of the key headlines from this week’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) meeting at the International Maritime Orghanization has been the confirmation that the Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) will take effect in 2023. An estimated 30,000 vessels will need to take action to comply with the regulation. To this end, class society …

CTM takes over commercial management of Premuda’s dry bulk fleet
by Sam Chambers
Friday, June 18, 2021

CTM and Premuda have entered into an agreement of commercial management for the dry bulk fleet of the Italian owner. Premuda’s dry bulk fleet is currently made up of handysizes and panamaxes. All vessels will be managed by the commercial team of CTM at the head office in Monaco. Premuda, whose history dates back to …

Will the Carbon Intensity Indicator re-shape the shipping industry?
by Splash
Friday, June 18, 2021

Attention so far has been on the impact of the EEXI, but the CII could have a dramatic effect on the marketability of vessels, says Georgios Plevrakis from ABS. The regulations that support the process of decarbonizing the shipping industry will do far more than reduce carbon dioxide emissions; they will create unprecedented transparency on …

Nine Argentine port unions hold another strike to gain access to vaccines
by Kim Biggar
Friday, June 18, 2021

Port workers across Argentina will strike for 24 hours, starting at 12:00 am on Friday, in a continuation of their campaign to get access to Covid vaccinations. After a work stoppage in May, port workers were told by the government on May 26 that they would be classified as essential workers and would be prioritized …

Why are containers lost at sea?
by Sponsored
Friday, June 18, 2021
(Sponsored) – Shipping containers becoming lost at sea is a significant problem for the industry – recent figures from the World Shipping Council state that an average of 1,382 shipping containers are...

Rebounding U.S. Dollar Causes Oil Price To Decline, But Demand Recovery Remains Intact
by Ship Bunker
Thursday, June 17, 2021

Meanwhile, Iran's boast of an imminent nuclear deal fails to sway traders.

Spain Detains Tanker for Dumping Oil Off Canary Islands
by Reuters
Thursday, June 17, 2021
MADRID, June 17 (Reuters) – Spain has detained a tanker ship for illegally dumping fuel in waters off the Canary Islands and creating a 55-square km (21 square miles) oil...

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

Clipper Oil supplying the USCGC Kimball ex. pipeline at the fuel dock in Pago Pago, American Samoa (2020).

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