In Depth: Baltic
In 2007, Maritime Holland reported on Deo Volente, the Hartman Trader 18, a cargo ship which found its own niche due to its speed (18 knots), cargo gear and efficient operations. The shipyard established by Johan Hartman for this project has gone on to build three sister vessels to this ship.
Hunting the shipwrecks of the slave trade
Off the western tip of mainland Africa lie some of the most important vestiges of the transatlantic slave trade - the wreckage of ships that sank, as they were carrying thousands of African men, women and children to the Americas.
Dry Bulk FFA: Capesize Market on Positive Territory
Capesize FFA Commentary:
It was a positive morning yesterday for cape paper as rates pushed in anticipation of the index breaching $30k. There was however some nervousness about as a quiet afternoon brought on some sharper selling interest allbeit in small volume. Despite the fact Dec may continue to push higher, many are acutely aware of the drop going into Jan and the lack of transactions at these rates which may keep a lid on rates going further out.
China may take top spot in global shipbuilding orders
China’s shipyards may capture the top position for new orders worldwide in 2017, outpacing those in South Korea, South Korean newspaper Aju Business Daily reported on Friday, citing marine industry tracker Clarkson Research. This would be the seventh consecutive year that China would be number one in terms of annual cumulative order intakes.
Brittany Ferries Inks Financing for LNG-Powered Unit
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The European Investment Bank (EIB), Societe Generale and Brittany Ferries have inked the first green maritime financing under EIB’s EUR 750 million Green Shipping Guarantee (GSG) programme.