Friday, August 23, 2019 | Cloudy skies with moderate to occasionally heavy rains which may trigger flashfloods & landslides will be experienced over Ilocos region and the provinces of Batanes, Benguet, Zambales, Bataan & the islands of Babuyan.| Unknown disease continues to kill hogs in Rizal | Forest fires in Brazil surge as deforestation accelerates | Australia Joins US-Led Coalition | Angelina Jolie in Seoul to drop off eldest son | Gilas finally complete | 1 USD = 52.26 PhP as of closing Aug 22, 2019|
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Port of Savannah Moves Record TEU Volumes in FY19
Korean Register Launches New GHG Data Management Tool
Marinvest’s Methanol Tanker Duo Reaches Operating Milestone
Norway Updates Strait of Hormuz Security Warning
Construction Begins on Costa Cruises’ Second LNG-Powered Ship
Chevron to Help Enterprise Develop VLCC Export Terminal off Texas
201 Cargo Ships Scrapped in First Half of 2019
Key Legislation Needed Ahead of Sulphur Cap
European Commission Extends Dutch Tonnage Tax Breaks to 2028
Indonesia to Delay Sulphur Cap Implementation in Its Waters
New Cruise Terminal Opens in Belfast
Panama Canal, UN Environment to Jointly Fight Climate Change
Samsung Heavy Unveils Korea’s 1st Marine Battery System
Various Unions Show Support to Australian Wharfies
Containership Collides with Ferry off Morocco’s Tangier Med
Shipping Associations Seek Diplomatic Solution for Strait of Hormuz
Pacific Basin to Fit Majority of Supramaxes with Scrubbers
Taiwanese Freighter Collides with Chinese Warship
Iran Seizes Iraqi Oil Tanker Smuggling Fuel in Persian Gulf
Trump to Add Tariffs on another USD 300 Bn of Chinese Goods
Titanic-Builder Harland and Wolff Files for Insolvency
Wisdom Marine Ship Runs Aground off Cebu
Blumenthal Ship Released after Spending 9 Days in Belgian Port
UK Joins US in Strait of Hormuz Maritime Security Mission
Namibia Inaugurates Chinese-Built Container Terminal
K Line Gets AIP for LNG-Fuelled Ore Carrier Concept Design
Indian Coal Imports Boost Panamax Rates
Australia Mulls Joining Coalition to Protect Strait of Hormuz Shipping
Breaking Wave Injures Four Aboard Bulk Carrier
Hapag-Lloyd to Fine Shippers for Misdeclared Hazardous Cargoes
MOL, COSCO Shipping Ink MOU on LNG, Ethane Carrier Cooperation
Stena Bulk Still Waiting for Approval to Access Stena Impero
Panama Canal Reveals Speed Limits to Protect Whales
Iran to Deny UK Ships Passage through Strait of Hormuz?
AAL to Introduce Low Sulphur Surcharge Ahead of IMO 2020
UK Unveils Plan to Establish Free Ports after Brexit
MOL Sets Up Zero Emission Fuel Working Group
Cruise, Ferry Crews among the Unhappiest, Report Finds
BESIX, Vanpile to Build LNG Terminal in Canada
Large Cruise Ships to Be Diverted from Venice City Center?
BPA, Port of Rotterdam Joining Forces on Digitalization
Oil Majors Exempted from New US Sanctions on Venezuela
Klaipeda Oil Terminal to Make Room for Larger Tankers
MSC Ship Fined for Violating Speed Limit in Canada
Turkish Sailors Kidnapped off Nigeria Freed
Grace 1 Signals New Destination, Reverts Shortly After
New Liquid Cargo Jetty to Be Built at JNPT
New LNG Terminal at Port of Newcastle Declared “Critical”
Modest Growth Expected for Global Container Port Demand
Oman, Hormuz Straits Designated as Extended Risk Zone
Kinder Morgan to Improve Facilities along Houston Ship Channel
Crew Evacuated from Fire-Stricken Tanker off Nigeria
New Project to Reduce Bottlenecks for Container Shipments
Stena Bulk Seeks Help from Govt Leaders in Freeing Seafarers
US Seeks to Block Release of Grace 1 in Gibraltar
Shanghai Tops Ranking of World’s Best-Connected Ports
Australia on Track to Become World’s Largest LNG Exporter
New Study Confirms Scrubbers Would Aid Global CO2 Reduction
Port of Hamburg’s Cargo Volumes Continue Rising
PSA Thailand Establishing JV to Operate Rebranded Thai Prosperity
Malaysia Moves Ahead with Bunker Island Development Project
Gibraltar Releases Seized Iranian Tanker Grace 1
World’s Largest Boxship Wraps Up Maiden Voyage
Irish Dockers Call for Safer Work Practice at Ports
Pirates Kidnap Eight Seafarers from MPP at Cameroon Anchorage
US Issues Warrant to Seize Iranian Tanker Grace 1
ExxonMobil Hires Singapore’s 1st LNG-Fueled Bunker Tanker
Neste Unveils New IMO 2020-Compliant Marine Fuel
Ship Finance to Install Scrubbers on 7 Boxships
Panama Canal Gets A Rating from Fitch for 4th Year in a Row
Ocean Cleanup Tweaks, Redeploys Plastics Collecting System
Australia Joins US-Led Coalition to Protect Ships in Strait of Hormuz