All articles by Prasanth Katam

Prasanth Katam

September’s top stories: Maersk to sell tanker business, Fincantieri wins Silversea Cruises deal

Maersk entered a deal to sell its tanker business unit Maersk Tankers to APMH Invest for $1.1bn in cash. Fincantieri wins €310m contract from Silversea Cruises to build a new ultra-luxury cruise ship. wraps up the key headlines from September 2017.

August’s top stories: Abu Dhabi Ports receives $299m, Port of Long Beach Chemical spill injures 13

Abu Dhabi Ports partners with JOCIC to bring an investment worth AED1.1bn ($299m) into the Khalifa Port Free Trade Zone (KPFTZ). Twelve dock workers and a firefighter were injured following the leakage of flammable liquid from a container ship at the Port of Long Beach, US. wraps up the key headlines from August 2017.

June’s top stories: ABB turbochargers equipped on COSCO’s ship, Trafigura spends $1.35bn for tankers

COSCO Shipping Lines’ new 20,000 TEU containership has been equipped with ABB turbochargers, and Trafigura Group has disclosed its involvement in an order to purchase up to 32 new crude oil and product tankers for over $1.35bn. wraps up the key headlines from June 2017.

April’s top stories: Norway to build $315m ship tunnel, UK’s NPL unveils traceable calibration service

The Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) plans to build the world’s first ship tunnel with an investment of around NOK2.7bn ($315m), and the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in the UK introduced traceable calibration service to provide improved underwater acoustic data. wraps up the key headlines from April, 2017.

March’s top stories: Development of ship intelligent awareness system, JSW Group plans $1.07bn investment

Rolls-Royce entered a deal with Swedish ferry company Stena Line to jointly develop a ship intelligent awareness system, JSW Group is planning to make an investment of an additional Rs70bn ($1.07bn) to develop its ports. wraps up the key headlines from March.

February’s top stories: APM Terminals cargo facility, Rolls-Royce to launch autonomous ship

APM Terminals completed the first phase of its new cargo-handling facility in Mexico, and opened the site for business. Rolls-Royce is planning to unveil its first fleet of crewless ships by 2020, with the aim of reducing sea transport expenses by around 20%. wraps up the key headlines from February.

January’s top stories: Norsepower to supply rotor sail solution, FSDEA to invest $180m in Angola

Norsepower has entered a deal to deliver its rotor sail solution to Viking Line, and Fundo Soberano de Angola (FSDEA) has unveiled plans to invest $180m for the development of a deepsea port in the region. wraps up the key headlines from January 2017.

November’s top stories: Rolls-Royce to power Hurtigruten’s two new polar cruises, Ghana starts $1.5bn expansion of Tema Port

Rolls-Royce has won a deal to provide environmentally sustainable hybrid technology for two new expedition ships, to be operated by Norwegian explorer cruise line Hurtigruten, and the Ghana Ports & Harbours Authority (GPHA), Meridian Port Services (MPS), Bolloré Transport & Logistics and APM Terminals have started expansion work on Tema Port. wraps up the key headlines from November.

November’s top stories: El Faro debris washes ashore, Sweden and Finland’s green collaboration

Eleven port operators to bid for Port of Corozal, South Korea eases ban on LPG carrier construction at DSME, Crowley begins construction on terminal expansion project in Puerto Rico. wraps up the key headlines from November 2015.