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China Fixes First U.S. Crude Cargo Since Latest Tariff Threat

Aug 09, 2019

Chinese oil trader Unipec chartered a supertanker to ship U.S. crude to China in September, trading sources said, the first such cargo since U.S. President Donald Trump announced additional tariffs on Chinese import, ending a monthlong trade truce.Unipec, the trading arm of state refiner Sinopec , has fixed the Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) Anne to load U.S. crude in mid-September, according to a shipbroker and Refinitiv Eikon data…

Spring Oil Flood Causes Summer Queues in Chinese Ports

Jul 02, 2020

Chinese ports are struggling to unload record volumes of crude with storage tanks full after the country rushed to buy extra barrels during April's oil price crash, according to traders and shipping data seen by Reuters.More than 80 million…

Mammoet Lands its ‘Biggest Ever’ Contract at Arctic LNG 2 Project

May 25, 2020

Dutch heavy lift and transportation company Mammoet has said it has won its largest-ever contract at the Arctic LNG 2 project in Russia.Mammoet said Monday the contract was awarded by Technip-led joint venture NovArctic in cooperation with Saipem and NIPIgas…

Sinopec's Largest Petrochemical Port Starts Operations with VLCC Arrival

May 11, 2020

China's energy and chemical giant Sinopec has said it has put China's largest petrochemical port into operation with the successful docking and unloading of the New Renown, a very large crude carrier (VLCC) from the Middle East. The tanker was welcomed at the new 300…

Sinopec Building LNG Storage Tanks at Tianjin Terminal

Apr 09, 2020

China's energy giant Sinopec has started building storage tanks in the second phase of its Tianjin terminal project to receive liquefied natural gas (LNG), the company said in a statement.The plan for the second phase is to have five LNG tanks…

Roll Group to Devlop Yard in Indonesia

Mar 03, 2020

The Netherlands based heavy cargo specialist Roll Group said it has signed a contract to further develop and open its own yard at Indonesia's Bintan Offshore Marine Center (BOMC).BOMC has offered Roll Group the opportunity to become an exclusive partner in the BOMC yard…

Tankers Unable to Offload in Malaysian Port

Oct 22, 2019

Refineries at Port Dickson on Peninsular Malaysia's west coast are unable to receive crude oil after a port facility that carries crude from the ships to the plants broke down.A system known as a single point mooring (SPM) unit, a loading buoy…

Yantai Port to Launch LNG Storage Plants

Oct 16, 2019

China's Yantai Port Group aims to launch two jointly-owned liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage facilities by 2022 and expects government approval for them this month, two sources familiar with the matter said.Shandong province, where the Yantai port is located…

Cosmo Oil Builds IMO-compliant Fuel Stocks at Chiba Port

Sep 09, 2019

Japan’s third-largest oil refining company, Cosmo Oil, , has started building stocks of very-low-sulfur fuel oil (VLSFO) for supply to domestic marine fuel markets from next month (October 2019) ahead of the IMO 2020 mandate requiring ships globally to reduce their bunker fuel sulfur content to 0…

Eesti Begins LNG Bunkering in Hanko Port

Sep 06, 2019

Estonian energy company Eesti Gaas began providing liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering services to LNG-powered vessels in the port of Hanko, Finland, for the first time in addition to Tallinn and Helsinki.For the port of Hanko, this means scheduled LNG bunkering on its premises…

BIMCO: US Crude Exports Soar in June 2019

Aug 27, 2019

The highest US crude oil exports to China in 11 months lifted total seaborne US crude oil exports to a record high at 11.9 million (m) tonnes in June 2019. Also contributing to the June record was South Korea, as exports to the other main Far Eastern buyer reached an all-time high volume of 2…

Port of Johnstown to Receive 12 Shiploads of Wind Turbines

Aug 26, 2019

The Port of Johnstown will be a busy port over the next several months as vessels are delivering ENERCON turbine components for the Nation Rise Wind Farm project.The cargo represents a major business win for the Port, which completed a multi…

Voyager Targets Bulk Shipping for SaaS Solution

Aug 21, 2019

Voyager, a company offering a solution to the bulk commodity shipping market to operate in a unified and digital environment, announced completion a $1.5 million seed funding round co-led by ATX Venture Partners, Blue Bear Capital, GreenHawk Capital…

Kinder Morgan Invest $170Mln in Houston Ship Channel

Aug 16, 2019

Houston pipeline operator Kinder Morgan (KMI) plans to invest $170 million in various expansion projects along the Houston Ship Channel.The investment will increase efficiency, add product liquidity, and enhance blending capabilities at its Pasadena and Galena Park terminals…

Nord Stream's Last Pipe Leaves Sweden Port

Aug 08, 2019

The last Nord Stream 2 pipe stored within the premises of the port of Karlshamn left the storage area. Russia’s  Nord Stream 2 AG is the operator of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project.Nearly 39,000 pipes have transited through the port since October 7…

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