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Emerging trades offers support to product tankers

Trafigura sees domino effect' on product trades from US LPG export boom

Supramax bulkers gain from Asian trades

Expectations of more activity from the Atlantic also adds to bullish sentiment

Anglo likely to increase coal exports from South Africa

But iron ore production from Brazil may be lower due to delays in licensing approvals

UK P&I Club sees 99% retention rate

Mutual insurance provider maintained clientele while adding to its tonnage

DryShips moves for bulkers on top of $102m tanker splash

Meanwhile new $200m fundraiser could herald an even bigger spree

Opec's Barkindo offers only excitement in lacklustre week

Oil demand to rise but investments needed, says Cartel boss

Offen and DEVK come to Marenave's rescue

Duo to invest in the company, provided banks relieve Marenave's fleet of its liabilities

Biggest maritime nations abiding by regulations

ICS annual report finds largest flags in line with international rules

Nakilat holds steadfast in LNG headwinds

Long-term contacts are the Qataris' 'get out of jail free' cards

Beijing fines 14 carriers for misreporting freight rates

Excessive low rates or extra surcharges are said to be the reasons

Carnegie-Brown confirmed as Lloyd's chairman

Former Marsh Europe chief will succeed John Nelson in June

Competition authorities shoot down Eimskip's Nor Lines takeover

Firm has 15 days to present its case to the authorities

MOL appoints chief country representative in Turkey

Move to position Turkey as a key strategic country

Offshore sector drags Singapore banks earnings

Non-performing loans from the sector are expected to persist over next few quarters but the worst may be over, Moody's says

HHI clinches order for VLCC pair

Newbuildings scheduled for delivery by end of 2018

No bulker boon from China's North Korean coal ban

Muted short-term impact of China's coal import ban expected as replacement by Chinese domestic coal appears likely

Hong Kong box throughput rises 3.5% in January

Challenges of competition and land constraints remain after 2016 throughput drop

Tanker charterers expected to bear post-2020 hikes in bunker costs

For once, owners need not absorb rising fuel costs, says Howe Robinson

World's oldest class society says experience counts in the digital age

Chief executive Alastair Marsh sets out new role for Lloyd's Register as customers demand broader range of services

Hong Kong box throughput rise 3.5% in January

But whether the recovery is sustainable remains to be seen

Tanker charterers, not owners, expected to bear post-2020 hikes in bunker costs

For once, owners need not absorb rising fuel costs, says Howe Robinson

No age bar as world's oldest class society takes on digital start-ups

Chief executive Alastair Marsh sets out new role for Lloyd's Register as customers demand broader range of services

Four more Hanjin ships sold

Hong Kong sale clears way for new charters

Asian trades help handysize bulkers to three-week high

Further improvements may come from east coast South America

MSC updates Atlantic and Pacific services

Carrier joins forces with HMM for transpacific route

Shell urges more LNG investment

Lack of investment is another headache for the global LNG carrier fleet

Ecsa condemns supporters of revised EU emissions trading scheme

Condoning regional measure will have detrimental effect on global approach emissions measures, says association

One third of boxship fleet worth no more than scrap value

Classic panamax asset values fare worst, with 85% of capacity worth scrap prices

Indian Register of Shipping opens Iran office

Classification society enters Iran at a time of geopolitical uncertainty

First Triple-E boxship calls Vietnam

Regular service may be launched if the market continues to strengthen

Pirates kill seafarer and abduct six others off Philippines

Anti-piracy watchdog voices concerns over rising number of incidents in Sulu-Cebes Sea region

Pirates kill one, abduct six crew off Philippines

Anti-piracy watchdog voices concerns over rising number of incidents in Sulu-Cebes Sea region

Hinchliffe bids adieu to ICS

Secretary-general announces his retirement from international owners' group from May 2018

Banks close to putting the lid on Hanjin exposure, Moody's says

Bankruptcy raises risk of default of emergency financial assistance loans but much will be covered by government guarantee

Gulf Navigation settles bank dispute

Group also negotiating with other counterparties to come to fair settlement terms

HHI spinoff inks scrubber pact with KSS Line

Firms to work together to outfit KSS Line's LPG carriers with exhaust gas cleaning systems

Vard clarifies newbuilding deal details after SGX query

Deal completion contingent on Aker BioMarine being able to secure adequate financing

Seoul court appoints bankruptcy trustee to liquidate Hanjin

First meeting of interested parties scheduled for June 1

Golar LNG raises $402.5m from convertible bond sale

Around $31.2m of net proceeds were used to finance the cost of capped call transactions

Gulf Navigation settles disputes with lenders

Group also negotiating with other counterparties to come to fair settlement terms

HHI spinoff inks eco-friendly vessel business pact with KSS Line

Both firms will work together to outfit KSS Line's gas carriers with exhaust gas cleaning systems

Vard clarifies newbuilding deal details after SGX query

Seoul court appoints bankruptcy trustee to liquidate Hanjin

First meeting of interested parties is scheduled for June 1

GasLog sees improving market after strong fourth quarter

Owner benefits from new project cargoes and eyes next dropdown deal

Knot Offshore Partners 'a well-oiled machine'

Shuttle tanker specialist delivers on its earnings and performance guidance

Owners beat P&I renewals rush

Pricing flat as owners become increasingly cost-conscious and strike deals early

Shorter cycles to shake up tankers

Restricted access to fresh capital could push boom and bust closer together

Spot market hit by post-Chinese New Year blues

Rate erosion pales in significance compared with 2016 levels

Piraeus port boosts pre-tax profit by 13%

Cosco-controlled Greek port counts increased revenue from container terminal

Frontline's DHT takeover attempt: The emergence of NAV as valuation tool

How fair is Fredriksen's unsolicited offer to buy his rival?