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AMSA: Changes to shipping registration come into effect

05.04.2019

Starting from 1st April 2019, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has applied changes to shipping registration laws, some of which may impact operators.

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The time is now for bunker buyers to find fuel

04.04.2019

Bunker buyers should find their fuel suppliers as soon as possible, as compatibility and availability of compliant low sulfur fuel and scrubber-ready high sulfur fuel remains uncertain ahead of the January 1, 2020, implementation of the International Maritime Organization 0.5% sulfur bunker fuel regulation, panelists on the IMO 2020 & Beyond forum at Capital Link Forum said Monday.

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Greek shipowners need more alternative finance to support future investments

03.04.2019

The Greek shipowner’s ability to address the ebbs and flows which characterise the shipping industry has served them well in the past and they need to re-commit in order to continue the growth of Greek shipping, says analyst Petrofin Research.

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Port of Antwerp eyes hydrogen bunkering

01.04.2019

The Port of Antwerp plans to launch a hydrogen bunkering station during 2019, its CEO Jacques Vandermeiren informed during a recent forum. This development comes as the Port aspires to become multi-fuel, bringing several alternative fuels for the shipping industry, such as LNG and methanol.

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Greek owners eye more Chinese financial leasing

28.03.2019

Chinese ship financing, especially leasing, has increasingly become an important financing source for Greek shipowners, which are known for their great skills in asset play. In a Greek owner panel at Marine Money’s event in Shanghai on Tuesday, representatives said they believe this trend will continue in the next few years.

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European Ports Welcome Agreement On CEF II

27.03.2019

The European Seaports Organisation (ESPO) welcomes the Common Understanding between the European Parliament and the Council on the future Connecting Europe Facility (CEF II). With its vote on 25 March, the European Parliament’s Transport and Industry Committees confirmed the partial agreement, which sets out the EU’s funding priorities and modalities in the transport sector for the period 2021-2027. 

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