Key performance indicators

The HOLISHIP project has introduced a performance assessment tool to give the best solutions for ship design

German target

Cash-rich Greek shipowners are buying distressed German tonnage at bargain prices

King Abdullah Economic City

The west coast port has invested in technology infrastructure updates to improve cargo entry and exit.

STX O&S shipyard.

Troubled shipbuilders STX Offshore & Shipbuilding and Sungdong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering have maintained their stance on further job eliminations amid their restructuring initiatives.

Majid bin Bashir

Established in 2016, the Dubai-headquartered Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre is pinning its hopes on hearing its first arbitration in 2019

2010-built crude oil tanker, Nave Synergy

Shell and Petrobras have fixed very large crude carriers on one-year period charter, with an option to extend the hire for another year. 

2008-built Supramax bulker Albion

Thailand’s Thoresen Shipping has bought and taken delivery of secondhand bulk carriers as it prepares for a potential market upturn.

Three icebreakers

Reducing safety risk, enforcement issues, and China’s planned Polar Silk Road were highlighted during online discussion.

GBSC managing director Mariella Bottiglieri

Bain Capital Credit initially offered USD120 million in cash, but GBSC said the US group had made a fresh commitment.

Coal at Qingdao Port

China’s commodity imports hit a record high in January.