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Posted: 4 months ago

BIMCO: Three out of five converted VLOCs are no longer operating

Converted Very Large Ore Carriers (VLOC) are increasingly becoming a thing of the past with the long...

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  • Vessels
Posted: 4 months ago
Posted: 4 months ago

Vale to phase out 25 converted VLOCs

Brazilian miner Vale has decided to phase out the 25 very large ore carriers that were converted fro...

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  • Vessels
Posted: 4 months ago
Posted: about 1 year ago

Drewry: Capesize Market Spot Rates at Record Highs

Upcoming IMO rules and recovery in Brazil’s iron ore exports to support the continued surge in freig...

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  • Business & Finance
Posted: about 1 year ago
Posted: about 1 year ago

Kmarin Behind Four 325,000 Dwt Bulker Orders

South Korean shipowning and managing company Kmarin recently ordered four VLOCs in China. ...

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  • Business & Finance
Posted: about 1 year ago
Posted: about 1 year ago

World’s 1st Intelligent Very Large Ore Carrier Is Here

The world’s first intelligent very large ore carrier has been delivered. ...

Posted: about 1 year ago
Posted: over 2 years ago

CMES, ICBC Leasing to Jointly Order Six VLOCs

ICBC Financial Leasing and CMES have joined forces to order six very large ore carriers (VLOCs). ...

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  • Business & Finance
Posted: over 2 years ago
Posted: over 2 years ago

LR Grants Approval for HHI’s LNG-Fuelled VLOC

HHI has received approval in principle from Lloyd’s Register for an LNG-fuelled 250,000 dwt cl...

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  • Business & Finance
Posted: over 2 years ago
Posted: over 2 years ago

First of Ten Mammoth Ore Carriers Handed Over to CMES

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

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  • Business & Finance
Posted: over 2 years ago
Posted: over 2 years ago

U-Ming Orders Two VLOCs from Qingdao Beihai

U-Ming orders two VLOCs to support 25-year Contract of Affreightment (COA) with Vale. ...

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  • Business & Finance
Posted: over 2 years ago
Posted: over 2 years ago

SWS Hands Over First Valemax Newbuilding to COSCOCS

COSCOCS takes delivery of the first of ten 400,000 dwt very large ore carriers from Shanghai Waigaoq...

Categories:
  • Business & Finance
Posted: over 2 years ago
Posted: over 2 years ago

ICBC Leasing Orders Six VLOCs at Qingdao Beihai

ICBC Leasing orders six VLOCs at Qingdao Beihai Shipbuilding Heavy Industry. ...

Categories:
  • Business & Finance
Posted: over 2 years ago
Posted: over 2 years ago

Vale Sells Final Valemax Bulkers to Bocomm

Vale has concluded a sale agreement for its two final VLOCs with China’s Bank of Communications Fina...

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  • Business & Finance
Posted: over 2 years ago
Posted: over 2 years ago

Pan Ocean to Invest in Six New VLOCs

South Korean shipping company Pan Ocean informed that it is investing in the construction of six ver...

Categories:
  • Business & Finance
Posted: over 2 years ago
Posted: over 2 years ago

Polaris Orders Five More VLOCs at HHI

South Korean shipping company Polaris Shipping has added five more 325,000 dwt Very Large Ore Carrie...

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  • Business & Finance
Posted: over 2 years ago
Posted: over 3 years ago

Two Injured in Explosion aboard Polaris VLOC

Two Filipino seafarers were reportedly injured in an explosion aboard the 250,000 dwt ore carrier St...

Categories:
  • Business & Finance
Posted: over 3 years ago
Posted: over 3 years ago

Fourth VLOC Joins Fortescue’s Fleet

FMG Sydney, the fourth of eight very large ore carriers (VLOCs) ordered in 2014 by Australian iron o...

Categories:
  • Business & Finance
Posted: over 3 years ago
Posted: over 3 years ago

BIMCO: No Reason to Sell Old Converted VLOCs

Although there is a huge age gap between converted and normal very large ore carriers (VLOCs), there...

Categories:
  • Business & Finance
Posted: over 3 years ago
Posted: over 3 years ago

NS United Orders Second Valemax in Japan

Japan’s shipowner NS United Kaiun Kaisha has placed an order for another 400,000 dwt Capesize ...

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  • Business & Finance
Posted: over 3 years ago
Posted: over 3 years ago

Cracks Found on Another Polaris VLOC

Cracks have been found aboard another Polaris Shipping-operated very large ore carrier (VLOC), the 1...

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  • Business & Finance
Posted: over 3 years ago
Posted: over 3 years ago

Partners Eye LNG-Fuelled VLOC Design

Hyundai Heavy Industries, Lloyd’s Register, Woodside Energy, Anangel Maritime Services and General E...

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  • Business & Finance
Posted: over 3 years ago
Posted: over 3 years ago

Fortescue’s First VLOC Completes Maiden Voyage

FMG Nicola, the first of eight very large ore carriers (VLOCs) ordered in 2014 by Australian iron or...

Categories:
  • Business & Finance
Posted: over 3 years ago
Posted: over 3 years ago

Fortescue Secures Funds for Eight VLOCs

Australian iron ore company Fortescue Metals Group Limited has finalized an agreement with the China...

Categories:
  • Business & Finance
Posted: over 3 years ago
Posted: over 4 years ago

Oil Spills from VLOC Berge Bureya in Strait of Malacca

The Very Large Ore Carrier (VLOC) Berge Bureya took part in an oil spill incident off Malaysia in th...

Categories:
  • Business & Finance
Posted: over 4 years ago
Posted: over 4 years ago

COSCOCS Closes Deal for 10 VLOCs at SWS

China’s newly established shipping major, China COSCO Shipping Corporation (COSCOCS) has signe...

Categories:
  • Business & Finance
Posted: over 4 years ago
Posted: over 4 years ago

CMES on Ordering Spree with 10 VLOCs Placed at Chinese Yards

Shanghai-listed shipping company China Merchants Energy Shipping (CMES) has placed an order for ten ...

Categories:
  • Business & Finance
Posted: over 4 years ago
Posted: over 4 years ago

CMES Cleared to Order 10 Valemaxes

Shanghai-listed China Merchants Energy Shipping, a subsidiary of China Merchants Group, has issued a...

Categories:
  • Business & Finance
Posted: over 4 years ago