NYK held its annual Dry Bulk Safety Conference at the company’s headquarters in Tokyo to share safety awareness and review trouble response for dry bulk vessels.
MAN Energy Solutions, Hong Kong has signed a service agreement with Pacific Basin Shipping covering field, workshop and technical services on MAN main engines, generators and turbochargers aboard 111 dry-bulk ships.
Safe Bulkers, Inc. announced that it has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with an unaffiliated seller to acquire a Japanese-built, dry-bulk, Post-Panamax class, resale, newbuild vessel.
The ship will operate mainly in the Baltic Sea and the North Sea; it has excellent cargo capacity and can manage well even in difficult Nordic Sea ice conditions.
Algoma announced that the recently completed Algoma Innovator, the first of two new Equinox Class 650’ self-unloading dry-bulk freighters has commenced its voyage from Croatia to Canada.
The first quarter of any year always represents a challenge for the shipping industry, with fewer cargoes being tendered and Chinese New Year in February creating recurring business issues.
Santander was rated first in all four major categories: terminal handling of loading/unloading; information exchange between the ship and the terminal and terminal equipment.
Using VesselsValue’s Future Market Value module, older tonnage looks to increase by the largest percentage from Q1 2018 – Q1 2019.
It looks like 2018 will be a year that shipowners should take advantage of, as the dry bulk fleet is likely to grow at the slowest pace seen since 1999.