Bomin Linde LNG and Swedish shipping company Furetank Rederi establish LNG partnership
On October 15th 2016, Bomin Linde LNG signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with the Swedish ship-owner Furetank Rederi initiating a long-term cooperation regarding the supply of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) in the Baltic Sea region.
In 2015 Furetank Rederi began retrofitting the tanker Fure West pioneering the use of LNG as marine fuel in Europe. In cooperation with the partners in the Gothenburg-based Gothia Tanker Alliance, four LNG-fuelled newbuildings were ordered and are currently under construction. These newbuildings are planned for commissioning in late 2018 and early 2019.
According to the LOI, Bomin Linde LNG will supply the Furetank Rederi vessels ship-to-ship with a new LNG bunker supply vessel both in ports and potentially offshore using DP2 equipment. The commissioning of this Klaipeda-based supply vessel, the largest of its kind to date, is also scheduled for late 2018. www.yoursubseanew...
Brokers note Asian owner Agritrade has snapped up an elderly VLCC for $24m. The brokers say that the 309,300 dwt DHT Chris, built in 2001, owned by New York-listed DHT Holdings, is on subjects to the diverse commodities trading house which is involved in both processing, logistics, and trading of commodities. splash247.com/agr...
Greek oil tanker owner and operator Maran Tankers has decreased the size of its fleet as it agreed to sell its Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) Astro Chorus, according to data provided by VesselsValue. The 305,700 dwt tanker was sold to an undisclosed Russian shipowner for a price of USD 24.5 million.
MV Rickmers Dalian, a general cargo vessel which made a stop-over earlier this month at the anchorage off Lavrion, Greece, to load a mega yacht destined for Dubai, UAE.
Owned by German liner service specialist Rickmers-Linie, the 30,000 dwt Rickmers Dalian is one of nine sister vessels in the company’s Superflex Heavy Multi-Purpose Containership (MPC) fleet.
The ship is deployed in Rickmers-Linie’s Round-The-World Pearl String service.
Built in 2004 by Chinese shipbuilder Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry Co., the ship features a length 193 meters and a width of 27.9 meters.
The 23,119 gross ton Rickmers Dalian is equipped with adjustable tween decks and can lift units of up to 640 tons.
The yacht, which was loaded onto the Rickmers Dalian, was discharged on 19 October, 2016, in Dubai. Report with photo at worldmaritimenews...
Japan’s shipping major Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) has reached an agreement to sell its 2004-built Ore Carrier Gaia Pegasus to a Greek shipowner, according to data provided by VesselsValue. The 229,200 dwt Capesize vessel was purchased by Samos Steamship for a price of USD 12.7 million.
On Monday the seven-man crew on Lavinia got an extra salary transfer, then the freighter could set course for Nørresundby.
Maritime Authority "unfreezed" the ship, after the company had arrears of wages, and the ship thus live up to the international rules on minimum wage.
The ship with Russian and Lithuanian workers was detained by the DMA Saturday after an inspector of the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) had been on unannounced visits to check on the Agreement on the Swedish-owned ship was respected. Report in danish language on www.jv.dk/artikel...