Shipping News


#1

Who says everything is going up??
Ship operating costs is actually falling according to this article:


PS> This is for worldwide shipping and may not be relevant to US domestic shipping.


#2

The outlook for worldwide shipping is good, but may be threatened by trade wars and protectionist policies:
https://splash247.com/un-warns-on-risks-of-container-consolidation/


#3

Will the good ol’ Bill of Lading soon be a thing of the past? (At least in paper form):
https://www.pilship.com/en-pil-and-ibm-step-up-their-electronic-bill-of-lading-initiative/132.html?n=262


#4

The first LNG powered Crude Oil Tanker is now in full operation:
https://www.helderline.com/tanker/gagarin-prospect
Presently at the Equinor’s refinery in Mongstad, Norway.


#5

Liberian Register is the fastest growing in the world, both in ordinary shipping and the Offshore oil & gas sector:
https://www.offshoreenergytoday.com/liberia-forms-og-technology-department-in-response-to-fleet-registry-growth/
Their US HQ will be strengthened by an offshore expert.


#6

Watch out for Palau

https://www.palaureg.com/


#7

Anybody here who are looking for a a new career? US ships and lots of foreign flag ships calling at US ports before heading to Europe MAY need to be HAZMAT certified soon:


#9

Sovcomflot is in the forefront of “going green” in shipping:
http://en.portnews.ru/news/266415/


#10

A look ahead by the new CEO of NSA:


#11

The cost of operating ships will increase in the year to come:
https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/ship-operating-costs-expected-to-rise-in-2018-and-2019/

The cost will eventually be transferred to consumers in the form of higher prices for goods and fuel.


#12

BIMCO’s reports on US soya bean export shows some amazing results:
https://www.bimco.org/news/market_analysis/2018/20181101_us_soya_bean_exports_down
China down 97% as expected, but Argentina, Egypt and Iran is suddenly importing a lot.(???)


#13

A consortium led by COSCO beats Maersk in the Blockchain game:

Note that ALL companies involved, except CMA CGM are from Asia.


#14

Will LNG save the US shipping industry?


#15

From Splash 24/7 today:


#16

Predictions for 2019 and beyond: