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Indonesia to buy Danish ships to strengthen coastal guard patrol

Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto will purchase more warships built in Denmark, possible similar to the Iver Huitfeldt size frigates, which Indonesia bought from Denmark last year. The warships will reportedly be used to guard Indonesia’s outermost waters, including around the Natuna Islands, Indonesian Goverment announced on 17 January 2020. The Natuna sea is currently the…

Danish Unifeeder buys majority share from Singaporean Feedertech

The Danish carrier service, Unifeeder has expanded its global reach and closed the gap on market leader X-Press with its acquisition of a majority stake in Singapore-based feeder and shortsea operator Feedertech Group. Unifeeder will buy a 77% stake in Feedertech, with the Singapore registered company’s chairman, Ali Maghami, retaining the remaining 23%. Unifeeder said…

Indonesia’s transport minister met with Sweden’s infrastructure minister

On 26th November 2019, Indonesian transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi met with Sweden’s Infrastructure Minister, Thomas Eneroth, for a spot of lobbying following a bilateral talk. “Support from Sweden would also strengthen cooperation between the two countries,” Mr. Budi said in a statement on 27th November. Indonesia and Sweden signed a letter of intent for…

Malaysia announced ban on discharge wash water from open-loop scrubber

Malaysia has joined the major bunkering hubs of neighbouring Singapore and UAE’s Fujairah in effecting a ban on discharge of wash water from the open-loop style of exhaust gas cleaning systems, more commonly known as scrubbers A shipping notice – MSN 07/2019 – hosted on the website of Malaysia’s department of maritime affairs, Jabatan Laut…

Norwegian offshore service company announced their closure

Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO), a Norwegian offshore service company, has announced that by February 2020 it will be closing its wholly owned subsea services subsidiary, Swire Seabed AS as a result of the effects of the prolonged industry downturn. After that, the operation will be relocated to its Singapore office. The inspection, maintenance and repair…

Finland and Singapore to collaborate on smart technology for the marine sector

The technology group Wärtsilä and Singapore’s PSA Marine have agreed to collaborate in the creation of smart technologies for the marine sector.The signing ceremony was attended by Finland’s Minister of Economic Affairs, the Finnish Ambassador to Singapore, the Singapore Ambassador to Finland, and top executives from both Wärtsilä and PSA Marine.The Letter of Intent was…

An ocean of solutions to plastic pollution at SEA circular conference

On Thursday 14 November 2019, the SEA of Solutions was wrapped up after four days of discussing how to combat plastic waste at the United Nations’ Conference Center in Bangkok. The conference was hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme and the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia, COBSEA. Through the initiative SEA…

Norwegian ships will continue hiring seafarers from the Philippines

Mr. Harald Solberg, chief executive officer of the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association (NSA), says the Norwegian shipowners will continue to hire seafarers from the Philippines. Mr. Solberg expressed his optimism in an interview with the Philippines TV Channel ANC which is also available on Youtube. But don’t expect a boost in hiring anytime soon, he added.…