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  • 4 December 2014

    The Danish-flagged merchant fleet has grown 13 per cent since the beginning of 2014 measured in GT and is now bigger than ever with 13.8 mill GT and 15.9 mill TDW distributed across 647 vessels, according to Danish Shipping Statistics for November 2014. Danish Shipowners’ Association said that the growth has occurred despite a weakening […]

  • 22 February 2010

    The number of Danish owned vessels are still on the rise. Denmark’s merchant fleet is now the fourth largest in EU and accounts for four per cent of the global tonnage. Many of the new ships are tankers. Data from Statistics Denmark show that these last years the capacity of the Danish fleet of tank […]

  • 14 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    The German merchant fleet has shrunk for the third consecutive year and as of September it is down to 3,122 vessels, the German Shipowners’ Association claims. Since 2012, the country’s transport capacity fell by 12% and the number of ships has decreased by almost 17%. “The decline in our commercial fleet is a disturbing development,” said […]

  • 8 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    The gross tonnage registered in the Danish Registers of Shipping beat a record with a gross tonnage of 14.9 million in 2014 compared to just below 13 million in 2013, the Danish Maritime Authority said in its annual report. “It is very positive that the Danish merchant fleet has increased markedly – despite the continued […]

  • 29 March 2006

    KOLKATA, Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) Ltd, the 112-year-old public sector shipyard under the defence ministry, plans to set up two more facilities to attract more orders from the Indian Navy as well as private buyers.

  • 15 July 2019

    Denmark is above the US, Germany, and the UK on the list of merchant ships operated by the country’s shipping firms.

  • 13 May 2019

    Ten years after the adoption of the IMO’s Hong Kong Convention (HKC), there has been progress with voluntary application of its requirements but the treaty needs to enter into force in order to be widely implemented, according to IMO. Speaking at the International seminar on ship recycling: Towards the early entry into force of the […]

  • 23 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    A giant ore carrier Ore Tianjin has joined the Valemax fleet, the world’s largest ship type for carrying iron ore.

  • 4 July 2014

    The number of ships sailing under the Danish flag has reached a new high, new data from the Danish Shipowners’ Association shows.   The Danish merchant fleet has reached a new milestone. In the most recent fleet count on 1 July 2014 the fleet sailing under the Danish flag accounted for more than 15 million […]

  • 20 September 2016

    Panama, the world’s largest flag state, has acceded to the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships (HKC). The convention covers the design, construction, operation and preparation of ships so as to facilitate safe and environmentally sound recycling, without compromising the safety and operational efficiency of ships. H.E. Arsenio Dominguez, Ambassador, Permanent […]

  • 12 September 2014
    Business & Finance

    Vale S.A, one of the largest mining companies in the world, has signed a cooperation agreement with McQuilling Partners Group aimed at supporting the implementation of the largest ship repair facility in South America. The project, called Brasil Basin Drydock Company (BBDC), has the objective to build a ship repair yard in the northeast of Brazil […]

  • 22 September 2009

    A recent research from National Bank of Greece (NBG) on the shipping industry highlighted the country’s leading role in global sea transportation, although Hellenic ship owners are now coming face to face with never seen before challenges. According to the report, the nation merchant fleet remains the largest in the world, representing 15% of the […]

  • 8 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    The government of Sweden has proposed the introduction of a tonnage tax system aiming to level the playing field between domestic and shipping companies from other European countries, according to the Gothenburg Port Authority (GPA). Sweden’s Minister for Infrastructure Anna Johansson presented the government’s maritime strategy at Donsö Shipping Meet 2015, revealing that the Swedish tonnage tax will be introduced in […]

  • 4 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Swedish merchant fleet has witnessed growth for the first time in several years as shipowners Furetank, Älvtank and Erik Thun AB opted to fly the country’s flag on eight Gothia Tanker Alliance ships. The Swedish merchant fleet decreased from 254 vessels to 89 during the years 2001-2017. However, the downward trend is now reversed by […]

  • 8 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    The government of Sweden has proposed the introduction of a tonnage tax system aiming to level the playing field between domestic and shipping companies from other European countries, according to the Gothenburg Port Authority (GPA). Sweden’s Minister for Infrastructure Anna Johansson presented the government’s maritime strategy at Donsö Shipping Meet 2015, revealing that the Swedish tonnage tax will be introduced in […]

  • 15 May 2019
    Rules & Regulation

    Convention members now represent more than 28.8 percent of world merchant shipping tonnage.

  • 25 February 2016

    The Maltese Register of Shipping saw an increase of almost 8.3 million gross tonnage in 2015, representing a growth rate of 14.3 percent compared to the year before, Transport Malta, the authority responsible for the Malta Ship Register, said. In 2015 a total of 66.2 million gross tons were registered under the Merchant Shipping Act. According to Transport Malta, 2015 […]

  • 29 June 2017

    Denmark has become the seventh country to accede to the international Hong Kong Convention in an effort to ensure better protection of people and the environment when ships are recycled. In mid-June the International Maritime Organization confirmed that Denmark expresses the wish to accede to the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound […]

  • 26 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    Arctic shuttle tanker SCF Timofey Guzhenko, currently engaged in work on the Varandey project, bears the name of this great Russian statesman. 15 February marked 95 years since the birth of Timofey Guzhenko – a prominent Russian statesman who made a significant contribution to the historical development of the country’s maritime industry. Timofey Borisovich Guzhenko […]

  • 16 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    Kongsberg Maritime has established a new country office in the Republic of Panama. Opened in January 2016 and situated in the ‘Canal Zone’ close to Panama City, Kongsberg Maritime Panama will service merchant fleet customers transiting the canal and the extensive tug sector in the region, in addition to providing support for on-going or planned […]

  • 31 January 2013

    The French merchant fleet has been, again, distinguished in the ranking made annually by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), according to news portal Mer et Marine. France, like other 13 of 111 nations, meets all performance criteria established by the ICS. Among these are in particular the age of the fleet (with an average […]

  • 4 June 2020
    Human Capital, Market outlooks, Vessels

    The current officer shortfall to crew the global merchant fleet is forecast to widen amid reduced attractiveness of a career at sea, according to the latest report from the global shipping consultancy Drewry. The consultancy estimates that there is a global officer shortage equating to around 2% of overall demand, though presently this is masked […]