The British woman who tried swimming back to the Marco Polo cruise ship on Saturday, March 26 was 65-year-old Susan Brown. It’s now known that she had a row with her husband while the vessel was making a port of call at Funchal, Madeira. According to Funchal Port Authority she jumped into the ocean at around 8pm and four hours later was pulled out, totally shiffering and still holding her handbag. www.cruisehive.co...
US shale gas arrives in Europe for the first time on board the INEOS Intrepid
The INEOS INTREPID, the world’s largest multi gas carrier, arrived on Wednesday (Mar 23) at Rafnes in Norway carrying 27,500m3 of ethane from US shale gas. This is the first time that ethane from US shale gas has ever been shipped to Europe and represents the culmination of a $2 billion investment by INEOS. INEOS intends to eventually use eight of these huge ships to provide a virtual pipeline shipping US shale gas to its two petrochemical sites in Norway and Scotland, as US shale gas replaces the reducing gas feed from the North Sea.
Diana Finds Work for Its Panamax Bulker Atalandi with Glencore
Diana Shipping has chartered out a pair of panamax vessels to Glencore Grain, with the contracts commencing on March 26 and expected to generate around $4.6m. The company entered into a time charter contract with Glencore for 2014-built 77,529 dwt panamax Atalandi for a period of 20-25 months at a gross charter rate of $5,300 per day, minus a 5% commission. The charter commenced on March 26, 2016.
Diana Shipping fixes panamax pair to Glencore Grain
Diana Shipping has chartered out a pair of panamax vessels to Glencore Grain, with the contracts commencing on March 26 and expected to generate around $4.6m.
Diana entered into a time charter contract with Glencore for 74,444 dwt panamax dry bulk vessel Erato for a period of 11-14 months at a gross charter rate of $4,650 per day minus a 5% commission payable to third parties. The charter for the 2004-built vessel commenced on March 26.