Yukito Higaki

Imabari won orders for 89 ships in the last fiscal year, including bulkers and large container ships.

Bald Hill mine, Western Australia

Bald Hill will commence regular monthly shipments of lithium concentrate following increased production.

The coal was allegedly passed off as Russian in origin.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the government is looking into the allegations, in response to a report carried by US media.

A worker breaks up scrap metal

Bulkers totalling just less than 3.1 million dwt were sold for scrap in the first six months of this year, down by 67% compared with last year.

2009-built Babuza Wisdom

Wisdom Marine, Taiwan’s largest owner of dry bulk carriers, gave an upbeat outlook on earnings in the second half of the year.

2008-built mid-sized LPG carrier Sanko Independence

Once having boasted a fleet of 180 vessels, Japanese shipowner Sanko has only three vessels left following its drive to downsize its operations.

MV Thor Enterprise

Following this sale, Thoresen Shipping will have 21 vessels averaging 55,285 dwt and 11.24 years in age.

Outgoing Confitarma chairman Emanuele Grimaldi (left) with his successor, Mario Mattioli

The Confitarma president juggles new responsibilities, including preparing for the green revolution, within a fractured industry.

NYK president Tadaaki Naito.

Japanese NYK Line teams up with Japan Marine United to launch a design for an LNG-powered bulk carrier ahead of the International Maritime Organization’s sulphur cap limit in 2020.

Kim Young-Choon, South Korea’s Minister of Oceans and Fisheries.

The newly launched Korea Ocean Business Corporation will support shipbuilding orders for H-Line Shipping.