Island Offshore secures Siemens OSV charter

Norway’s Island Offshore has clinched a new charter for wind farm “walk to work” services. The 4,600-dwt support ship Island Crown (built 2013) has been booked by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy on behalf of ScottishPower Renewables for its East Anglia One Offshore Windfarm. It will provide Source: http://www.tradewindsnews.com

June 27, 2019
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Greek shipowner Kondinave picks up pair of FPMC tankers

Interests aligned with Kondinave, a Greek shipmanagement outfit, have bought a medium-range 2 (MR2) tanker pair from Formosa Plastics Marine Corp (FPMC), the latest in a string of oil carriers the Taiwanese company has sold this year. An executive with Piraeus-based Source: http://www.tradewindsnews.com

June 27, 2019
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Aulong wins ferry double

Chinese shipbuilder Aulong Shipbuilding has clinched two domestic ferry orders, according to Clarksons. The broker lists a 500-gt, 238-pax ship as having been contracted by Zhuhai Ferry for delivery in January 2020. And Shenzhen Pengxing has ordered a 300-pax ferry of the same size. No prices Source: http://www.tradewindsnews.com

June 27, 2019
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De Beers secures $393m financing for diamond mining ship

Left to right: Arnout Damen (CCO Damen Shipyards), Ruud van der Stroom (Damen sales director offshore), Otto Shikongo (CEO, De Beers Marine Namibia), Willy Mertens (chief financial manager, De Beers Marine Namibia) and Michael Curtis (head of the addition mining vessel 3 project, De Beers Marine) Photo: Damen Source: http://www.tradewindsnews.com

June 27, 2019
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Minesweeper crunched in cargoship collision

A Japanese naval vessel has been damaged in a collision with a cargoship off Hiroshima. NHK cited the Maritime Self-Defence Force (MSDF) as saying its minesweeper Notojima was involved in a clash with an unnamed vessel around midnight on Wednesday. No injuries were reported among Source: http://www.tradewindsnews.com

June 27, 2019
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Maersk Line launches bid for share of digital bookings

Maersk Line has launched a digital portal designed to capture the growing volumes of container shipments being booked online. Maersk Spot provides customers a cargo loading guarantee at a fixed price upfront, the Danish carrier said. It has been launched in response to growing volumes of containers shipped online by ­rival carriers, freight forwarders and dedicated container shipping sites. Maersk Spot will compete for those short-term, spot cargoes. The company…

June 26, 2019
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Tsakos Energy Navigation would consider LNG spin-off, says chief executive

Tsakos Energy Navigation (TEN) has thought about spinning off its two-ship LNG business into a separate entity and has had talks on fleet mergers. When questioned on the spin-off option on an LNG panel at the TradeWinds Shipowner Forum in Athens this week, TEN chief executive Nikolas Tsakos said: “I do not exclude that possibility.” Tsakos further revealed that New York-listed TEN had been approached by companies, several of them…

June 26, 2019
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Two more OSVs reactivated in North Sea

Improved North Sea rates have spurred owners to move two more OSVs out of layup. Broker Westshore said Bourbon’s 4,800-dwt platform supply vessel (PSV) Bourbon Mistral (built 2006) is back in the game after being stacked for 926 days in Bergen. There are Source: http://www.tradewindsnews.com

June 26, 2019
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Rosatom: Northern Sea Route needs $12bn investment

Russia’s Northern Sea Route (NSR) through the Arctic will need RUB 735bn ($11.7bn) in investment. This is according to state nuclear agency Rosatom, which said a third of this will come from the state and the rest from companies and banks, Reuters reported. The agency, which operates icebreakers, has been selected by the Russian government to operate the NSR. It agreed on joint development of the route with the Russian…

June 26, 2019
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