Stena CEO asks India's president for help to release ship

In a letter, Stena Bulk's CEO calls on India's prime minister to personally enter the efforts to secure the release of UK-flagged tanker ship Stena Impero and its primarily Indian crew members, who have been detained in Iran since mid-July.

Evergreen scraps four vessels after pledging higher standards

According to shipbroker Braemer ACM, Evergreen has sent four container ships to be scrapped. Last week, the Taiwanese liner company pledged better safety to ShippingWatch after scrapping of an Evergreen vessel recently cost a yard worker his life.

Classification bureau finds new fuel types in unusual ports

More and more fuel types with a low sulfur content are being introduced to the market – and in some cases in ports in which low-sulfur fuels are not common, says Bureau Veritas. This indicates one thing in particular, assesses the classification bureau.

BP keeps own tankers away from Strait of Hormuz

British oil major BP has not sailed its own UK-flagged tanker vessels through the Strait of Hormuz since an attempt to detain a BP ship earlier this month. Stena Bulk vessel Stena Impero is still detained by Iran.

UK sends another navy vessel to Hormuz

Yet another British Navy warship has arrived at the Strait of Hormuz to guard the country's merchant fleet in the region following Iran's detention of a UK-flagged Stena vessel a few weeks back.

This week's top stories on ShippingWatch

This week especially held stories involving the Strait of Hormuz, and most recently, the Danish government has declared its readiness to participate in a naval mission. Moreover, an investor has lost patience with a Danish shipbreaking yard, and logistics company Kuehne+Nagel said no to seafreight acquisitions.

Denmark prepared to join naval mission in Strait of Hormuz

Denmark is now prepared to participate in an international naval mission aimed at ensuring the safety of international shipping in the Strait of Hormuz. "The government welcomes a possible Danish contribution," says Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod.

Investor wants millions back from Danish shipyard

A US investor has lost patience with the Modern American Recycling Services shipyard in Frederikshavn, Denmark. Now he wants the money used for purchasing two obsolete rigs returned. MARS denies allegations.

China plans to expand open-loop scrubber ban

China is ready to expand the country's ban against wash water from open-loop scrubbers, reveals a new plan in which China outlines how the country aims to comply with next year's sulfur regulations, writes Reuters.

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