Clipper Bulk takes delivery of the first of four I-Star Supramax newbuildings

Yesterday, Clipper Bulk took delivery of the first of a series of four sister vessels from the Shin Kasado Shipyard of Imabari Shipbulding Ltd. in Japan.  The vessel, named the Clipper I-Star after the vessel class, is a 61,000 dwt supramax bulk carrier representing the latest development in technology and super eco fuel consumption. “It’s […]

LR China supporting first dual fuel LNG carriers to be built in China

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has signed the classification contract for six 174,000 m3 liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers to be built by Hudong Zhonghua Shipbuilding. The project is a key milestone in Chinese shipbuilding and a key indicator in the development of China’s LNG ambitions. When delivered, the ships will load LNG in Gladstone, Australia for […]

Welsh Secretary says ports are vital for economy

The Welsh Secretary has announced his intention to host a reception during September’s London International Shipping Week to highlight the importance of the Welsh maritime sector. And he has highlighted the economic importance of Welsh ports, stating: “Welsh ports, their industry and the passengers and freight passing through them, form a vital part of the […]

Norway is first to accede to Hong Kong ship recycling treaty

The Kingdom of Norway became the first contracting State to the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009, yesterday (Wednesday, 26 June). The Hong Kong Convention is aimed at ensuring that ships, when being recycled after reaching the end of their operational lives, do not pose any unnecessary […]