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Ship Recycling: Ship Scrap Prices Soar to Nearly $500/ton During the Pandemic

Apr 15, 2021

Dr. Anil Sharma is a wealth of knowledge on ship scrapping, having started GMS 25 years ago, getting into the business of buying and disposing of old U.S. MarAd and Russian navy ships as a sideline while teaching as a college professor in Maryland…

Altera Takes Sixth E-shuttle Tanker from Samsung

Mar 08, 2021

Altera Infrastructure recently took delivery of its newest E-shuttle tanker Altera Wind from South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries.The 103,000 deadweight tonne newbuild is the sixth and final in the series of DP2 shuttle tankers…

BIMCO on Tanker Shipping; The Worst is Not Over

Nov 25, 2020

While the tanker market had a strong run at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report released this morning by BIMCO, tanker shipping will not benefit this year from the usual strong winter seasonal effect. Though the new lockdowns…

FSO Nabarima Is 'Upright' but Crude Transfer Could Be Risky

Oct 26, 2020

A Venezuelan floating oil facility that had been listing in recent weeks is upright and shows no sign of sinking, but plans to offload crude from the vessel posed some risks, the energy minister of neighboring Trinidad and Tobago said on Thursday…

Tanker Approaches Listing FSO Nabarima to Load Crude

Oct 20, 2020

An oil tanker operated by Venezuelan state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela on Tuesday approached a floating oil facility where it is expected to receive crude via transfer at sea amid environmental concerns, Refinitiv Eikon data showed.Environmental…

Nigeria to Bar Unlicensed Vessels from Operating in Its Waters

Oct 04, 2020

Nigeria plans to bar vessels without a valid license to operate in Nigerian waters and has given shipping companies that trade in its coastal and inland waters three months to register, the maritime regulator said on Sunday.The Nigerian Maritime…

Golar Unit CEO Takes Leave of Absence Amid Corruption Probe

Sep 29, 2020

Golar LNG said on Tuesday Hygo Energy Transition Ltd Chief Executive Officer Eduardo Antonello has taken leave of absence with immediate effect, following a corruption investigation involving him in Brazil.Golar said Antonello's leave was in…

Altera Names Samsung-built Shuttle Tanker Trio

Aug 17, 2020

Altera Infrastructure held a remote naming ceremony for three new shuttle tankers built by Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) in South Korea.The 130,000 dwt Current Spirit and 103,000 dwt Altera Wave and Altera Wind are constructed based on Altera's E-shuttle design…

Shipments Resume from Pemex FPSO After Collision

Jul 19, 2020

An oil production and storage vessel operated by Mexican state oil firm Pemex in the Gulf of Mexico has resumed crude shipments after a tanker collision halted exports earlier this month, according to a person with knowledge of the matter and data from Refinitiv Eikon…

Wärtsilä to Equip KNOT's New Shuttle Tankers

Jun 08, 2020

Wärtsilä said it secured an order to supply its emissions abating volatile organic compounds (VOC) recovery system, together with an liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel gas supply system, for two new 124,000 DWT shuttle tankersordered by Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers (KNOT)…

Qatar Petroleum in 'Largest LNG Shipbuilding Deal in History'

Jun 01, 2020

Qatari state-owned oil and gas company Qatar Petroleum has entered into what it says 'are the largest LNG shipbuilding agreements in history to secure more than 100 ships valued in excess of QR 70 billion [USD19,2 billion] to cater for its LNG growth plans…

China, India Soak Up Oil from Floating Storage as Demand Picks Up

May 28, 2020

The volume of crude stored on ships in Asia has come off the peaks seen earlier this month on a recovery in demand in China and India, trade sources and analysts said. A total of 3.4 million tonnes (24.8 million barrels) of crude oil was discharged…

Record Oil Output Cuts Fail to Make Waves in Coronavirus-hit Market

Apr 14, 2020

The minimal impact on oil prices from a global deal for record output cuts showed that oil producers have a mountain to climb if they are to restore market balance as the coronavirus shreds demand and sends stockpiles soaring, industry watchers said…

Brent's Fall Creates Steepest Contango in 11 Years

Mar 26, 2020

The discount on front-month Brent crude oil futures to later contracts increased to an 11 year high on Thursday, as the coronavirus pandemic continued to cause an unprecedented slump in global demand. The spread on the May to November contracts had widened to as much as minus $10…

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