Report: Shipping confidence up despite ongoing geopolitical uncertainty

Confidence in the shipping industry has risen in the last three months despite ongoing geopolitical uncertainty, according to the latest Shipping Confidence Survey. The average confidence level rose to 6.2 out of maximum score of 10.0 this quarter compared to 6.0 in Q4 2018. Confidence was up in...

https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/report-shipping-confidence-up-despite-ongoing-geopolitical-uncertainty/

As the Solomon Trader Disaster Shows, Nowhere is Safe from Oil Spills

This March 24, Alaskans will mark the 30th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez disaster, when, due to human error, a single-hulled oil tanker struck a reef in Prince William Sound, eventually releasing 35,000 tonnes of crude oil.The impacts on livelihoods and the marine ecosystem were devastating – and...

https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/as-the-solomon-trader-disaster-shows-nowhere-is-safe-from-oil-spills/

Hapag-Lloyd 2018: Group net result significantly improved, proposed dividend of 15 cents per share

Hapag-Lloyd has disclosed its 2018 annual report. Based on the audited figures, the group net result increased to EUR 46 million for the year 2018 and was EUR 13 million higher compared to the previous year (2017: EUR 33 million). Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation...

https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/hapag-lloyd-2018-group-net-result-significantly-improved-proposed-dividend-of-15-cents-per-share/

Artemis Technologies led project moves to next stage in multi-million pounds funding bid

A Belfast-based bid led by Artemis Technologies has received funding from a major seedcorn programme that could see tens of millions of pounds pumped into its plans to decarbonise maritime transportation. The project which was launched in Belfast last October will also return commercial...

https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/artemis-technologies-led-project-moves-to-next-stage-in-multi-million-pounds-funding-bid/

S. Korean shipper suspected of N.K. sanctions violations stresses innocence

The South Korean shipping line that owns a tanker under suspicion for breaking North Korea sanctions stressed Friday that it is not involved in any unlawful activities. Ace Marine said that while it has registered the oil product tanker Lunis under its name, the ship has been on lease. It said the...

https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/s-korean-shipper-suspected-of-n-k-sanctions-violations-stresses-innocence/

Fleet Cleaner Performs Hull Cleaning on Pioneering Spirit, the Largest Vessel in the World

Fleet Cleaner performed the hull cleaning of the largest vessel in the world, the Pioneering Spirit. Despite the stormy weather, cold temperatures and wind force 7 Bft, Fleet Cleaner was able to clean this vessel during its port call. Simultaneously with various operations, like the removal of the...

https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/fleet-cleaner-performs-hull-cleaning-on-pioneering-spirit-the-largest-vessel-in-the-world/