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Hamburg Süd Christens “Polar Ecuador” in Antwerp

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: Hamburg Süd christened the “Polar Ecuador” container ship in Antwerp on 20 May 2019. The sponsor of the “Polar Ecuador” is Sonia Van de Vyvere, wife of Philippe Van de Vyvere, owner and CEO of SEA-invest, one of the world’s largest terminal operators for dry …

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Denis Petropoulos Appointed New Baltic Exchange Chairman

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: Denis Petropoulos has been elected Chairman of the Baltic Exchange Council with effect from 1 June 2019. He replaces Duncan Dunn who has held the position since January 2018. Denis Petropoulos was a founding partner of Braemar Tankers Ltd and remains a significant shareholder at …

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Hapag-Lloyd’s Result Significantly Up in First Quarter

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: Hapag-Lloyd closed the first quarter of 2019 with a significantly higher operating profit as Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) increased to EUR 214 million (Q1 2018: EUR 51 million). The Group net result increased to EUR 96 million (Q1 2018: EUR -34 million). Earnings …

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Mumbai Port Trust Makes Cruising History

Mumbai: Port Wings News Network: Mumbai Port has been taking a number of initiatives to make Mumbai into the cruising capital of India. Home Porting by‘Costa, completion of the ‘Domestic Cruise Terminal, and starting of Mumbai Goa Cruise by ‘Angriya ship have been three big initiatives. The new International Cruise …

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ICGS Priyadarshini Commissioned at Kakinada

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: Indian Coast Guard Ship Priyadarshini was commissioned on 26 April 2019 at Kakinada by Additional Director General KR Nautiyal, PTM, TM Coast Guard Commander Eastern Seaboard in the presence of Inspector General S Paramesh, PTM,TM, Commander Coast Guard Region (East) and other distinguished guests from …

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Newest Aframaxes Make Maiden LNG Bunkering

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: AET’s first LNG dual-fuel sister Aframaxes, Eagle Brasilia and Eagle Bintulu, successfully completed their first ship-to-ship (STS) LNG bunkering at the Port of Rotterdam (POR), earlier this month. The latest in AET’s eco-friendly innovation towards a sustainable industry solution that meets IMO’s 2050 goal, this …

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Maritime Majors Establish Digital Container Shipping Association

Singapore: Port Wings News Network: Ocean Network Express (ONE) has announced that A.P. Moller –Maersk, Hapag-Lloyd, MSC and Ocean Network Express established Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) in The Netherlands. Industry veterans form leadership team, with Thomas Bagge appointed as CEO. After gaining regulatory approval from the Federal Maritime Commission …

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Keppel, DNV GL Team Up To Promote LNG as Ship Fuel

Singapore: Port Wings News Network: Classification society DNV GL and Keppel Marine and Deepwater Technology (KMDTech), a subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M), announced that they have signed a framework agreement to boost the uptake of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as ship fuel. The agreement covers potential newbuilding …

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Major Shipowner Trade Associations Agree To Enhance Cooperation

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the Asian Shipowners’ Association (ASA) and the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) have agreed to enhance their level of cooperation for the maritime sector. According to a media statement, the joint memorandum of understanding reached in Singapore few days …

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