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I SUSPECT most shipowners would raise their eyebrows if they are told it has been getting cheaper to run their ships. That however is what the latest OpCost report from international accountant...

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SOMETIMES a phrase emerges that sets the tone for a discussion and gets repeated by almost every speaker. That was the International Chamber of Shipping's (ICS) 2019 Conference, Setting Course for...

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A FEW days ago came the welcome news that seven of the crew of the UK-flagged tanker Stena Impero had been released by the Iranian authorities. The ship had been held for several weeks after being...

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THE PACE of activity is shooting up as the global shipping industry approaches one of its biggest recent challenges. From Jan 1, 2020, all ships will have to meet one of two sulphur-in-fuel caps...

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SOMETIMES we collectively miss the blindingly obvious. For quite a while, the shipping industry has been grappling with the idea that it must find its way to a carbon-free future. And we have all...

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THIS Monday marked the start of the last six months until one of the biggest adjustments the shipping industry has ever been required to make.

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THOSE of us who can remember the Tanker War in the Middle East Gulf 30 years ago will have been dismayed by the latest news coming from the region.

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LAST week, about a 1,000 members of the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) from around the world gathered in London for the organisation's annual dinner. As usual, Singapore was...

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FOR those of us who have been in the shipping industry since the beginning of the seventies, constant unsettling change has been a fact of life. Practically every aspect of the shipping industry...