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China ready for billion-dollar financing of Iranian ships

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Major Chinese bank ICBC is prepared to issue a loan of USD 1 billion to Iranian carriers in order to support the Chinese yard sector, reports IHS Fairplay.


BY LENA RUTKOWSKI
Published 28.12.16 at 14:38

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Bunker trader made it to the top of Dan-Bunkering

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32-year-old Christoffer Berg Lassen grew up in the small Danish city Middelfart where Dan-Bunkering is also located. In 2004, he started a traineeship at the company, and 13 years later he has taken over the reins as CEO.

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A little more volume and a major increase in bunker prices helped boost the Danish bunkering company's revenue by USD 199 million in the fiscal year 2016/2017.

Hyundai Heavy boosts its orderbook

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Shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries has now published figures revealing improvements booked in 2017 which has so far been significantly better than the dreadful year 2016. The orderbook grew 67 percent in the second quarter compared to the same period last year.

Keppel Marine & Offshore suffers half-year deficit

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Keppel's marine business, which covers several yards specializing in offshore, suffered a deficit in the first six months of the year, compared to a profit of USD 177 million in the same period last year. The offshore sector drags the business down.

Rolls-Royce looking to launch unmanned vessels in 2020

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Unmanned vessels from Rolls-Royce will be ready for deployment by as early as 2020, report British media. Smaller tugboats and ferries will likely be the first to start operating without crews on board.

Nigeria accuses Monjasa of illegal bunker trade

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Port of Gothenburg labor conflict required constant communication

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CEO of the Port of Gothenburg, Magnus Kårestedt, has spent much of his time in the last 18 months handling the port's labor conflict between APM Terminals and the dockworkers. "Many don't understand the core of the conflict," he says in the latest article in ShippingWatch's series on communication.

It has been a bit more fun to be a dry bulk carrier in 2017

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BP weighs divestment of oil fields in the North Sea

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Keppel Marine & Offshore suffers half-year deficit

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Port of Rotterdam wants more state support

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