Tanker giants Euronav and Frontline in discussions to end their dispute

Euronav confirms that Frontline and CMB NV, its major shareholders, are in discussions on an integrated solution to what it calls the ‘strategic and structural deadlock’ in the company following Frontline’s calling off of its planned merger with Euronav in january this year. Under the mooted transaction: • CMB would acquire Frontline’s 26.12% stake in […]

The Nautical Institute Singapore branch reveals speaker lineup for annual conference

Following extensive deliberation and in-depth brainstorming, The Nautical Institute Singapore Branch announce the list of speakers for its annual conference. The conference will host close to 200 maritime professionals and key industry leaders who will be immersed in three comprehensive panel discussions. The fifth edition of this annual conference will be happening at M Hotel […]

WinGD approves Chevron’s Taro Ultra Advanced 40 for both VLSFO and LNG general use

Chevron Marine Products’ Taro Ultra Advanced 40 oil has successfully passed NOL (No Objection Letter) requirements by engine manufacturer WinGD. This follows the earlier NOL award for Taro Ultra Advanced 40 from MAN Energy Solutions. This latest test validates the suitability of the oil for use in WinGD engines operating with liquid fuels containing sulphur […]

German First Lady Elke Büdenbender christens ‘Berlin Express’

Hapag-Lloyd this week officially welcomed into its fleet the ‘Berlin Express’, the first ship of its new Hamburg Express class. At an event attended by some 300 guests from business and politics, godmother Elke Büdenbender – wife of Germany’s current President Frank-Walter Steinmeier – performed the ceremonial christening of the ship at the Container Terminal […]

ABS joins Korean industry leaders on 3D printing project for ship operations

ABS signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work with key stakeholders in Korea to develop and demonstrate a 3D printing system for ocean-going vessels. Using a digital library for the design process, the system aims to support rapid maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) by using 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing (AM), to […]