WE Tech Solutions drives energy efficiency for newbuild Donsötank tankers with Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch
The 22,000 DWT vessels, currently under construction at China’s Wuhu Shipyard Co. Ltd, will benefit from a solution built around the WE Drive variable frequency drive and Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch’s permanent magnet (PM) shaft generators
Possible warning for the tanker market
VesselsValue says there are a number of pressures affecting the market
Will the U.S. – China trade deal move the tanker market?
Poten & Partners looks at what the Economic and Trade Agreement between the Government of the United States and the Government of the People’s Republic of China will do for the tanker industry
Oil tanker earnings top $100,000-a-day mark
The rates for ships hauling 2-million-barrel cargoes of Middle East oil to China climbed more than 15%, according to data from the Baltic Exchange in London
Iran reportedly seizes UAE ship days after alleged attack on Saudi oil infrastructure
The ship, called Linch, sailed from the port of Lankah and was heading towards the UAE
Dubai Harmony engine room fire causes terminal evacuation
Dubai Harmony is owned by United Arab Emirates-headquartered owner Dubai Navigation and managed by Hong Kong’s Wallem.
Cap on sulphur emissions to drive global demand for LNG as shipping fuel
Seatrade ShipTech Middle East set to discuss the impact of changing global regulations on the marine fuel market
Insurance association says Iran threat remains high for tankers
There is a high likelihood of more attacks on tankers in Strait of Hormuz says maritime insurance association.
Iranian VLCC issues distress call in Red Sea off Saudi coast
The vessel, one of the world’s largest crude tankers, signaled distress at 6:30am Iran time on Tuesday, about 75 miles off of Yanbu
Iranian tanker departs Gibraltar and enters international waters
Iran’s ambassador to Britain, Hamid Baeidinejad, confirmed in a post on Twitter that the oil tanker was headed to international waters.
Iranian tanker remains off Gibraltar despite being set free
Gibraltar’s chief minister, Fabian Picardo, said earlier that the tanker was free to leave as soon as it had organised its logistics
Iran seizes third foreign ship in less than a month
Vessel is suspected of smuggling large volume of fuel, ISNA reports

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