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Baltic Dry Index falls to 1,810, down 27 points

Today, Friday, January 22 2021, the Baltic Dry Index decreased by 27 points, reaching 1810 points.

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Baltic Dry Index climbs to 1,837, up 9 points

Today, Thursday, January 21 2021, the Baltic Dry Index climbed by 9 points, reaching 1837 points.

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Baltic Dry Index climbs to 1,828, up 62 points

Today, Wednesday, January 20 2021, the Baltic Dry Index climbed by 62 points, reaching 1828 points.

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Baltic Dry Index climbs to 1,766, up 26 points

Today, Tuesday, January 19 2021, the Baltic Dry Index climbed by 26 points, reaching 1766 points.

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Baltic Dry Index falls to 1,740, down 14 points

Today, Monday, January 18 2021, the Baltic Dry Index decreased by 14 points, reaching 1740 points.

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Baltic Dry Index falls to 1,754, down 38 points

Today, Friday, January 15 2021, the Baltic Dry Index decreased by 38 points, reaching 1754 points.

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Globus Maritime Announces New Charter for the M/V Star Globe

Globus Maritime Limited (the “Company” or “Globus”) (NASDAQ: GLBS), a dry bulk shipping company, announced today that it has secured new time charter employment for its vessel Star Globe (a 56,867-deadweight ton built Supramax dry bulk carrier built in 2010, at Kouan Shipbuilding Industry Shipyard in China). The vessel has been chartered to an unrelated charterer. The charter commences today, January 13, 2021, and has a minimum duration of five months (minus 15 days) and a maximum duration of eight months, at the charterer’s option (plus 15 days for redelivery), ...

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First LNG-powered ferry to serve UK takes to the water

The next ship to join Brittany Ferries’ fleet will be called Salamanca, and will be powered by cleaner LNG. Salamanca’s launch ceremony took place on 6th January 2021 at the CMJL shipyard in Weihai, China, where she is under construction. She is the second of three E-Flexer class ships ordered by Brittany Ferries and will join sister-ship Galicia, when she enters service in the spring of 2022. Fleet renewal is one of the pillars of Brittany Ferries’ five-year recovery plan. The investment in new ships was made well before the ...

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First Steamship joins Baumarine by MaruKlav

We are pleased to announce that First Steamship Co., Ltd. has decided to join the Baumarine by MaruKlav pool with the MV Ever Best (Beihai 82K design). The vessel was delivered in the beginning of January 2021. First Steamship was listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange in 1965, becoming the first publicly listed shipping company in Taiwan. The vessel was operated by the MG Harrison Pool (previous Marubeni Pool) in the period from April 2017 till June 2019. Chief Operating Officer of First Steamship says, “We look forward to developing ...

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CMA CGM introduces new MEDWAX & improved EURAF 3 and WAZZAN services connecting Europe to West Africa

Striving for continuous improvement in our service offer to West Africa strategic markets, CMA CGM is pleased to introduce its new product MEDWAX service in complement to the current existing 31 services to Sub Saharan Africa. Effective January 14, 2021 at Algeciras with m/v “Atlantic Discoverer”, MEDWAX service will offer a lean product and a weekly service from Worldwide to the Republic of Guinea and Ivory Coast through our operational Med hub. Dakar will be offered to our Exporters on seasonal call basis to meet with the demand during the ...

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Marlink Group enters into a definitive agreement to acquire ITC Global

Marlink Group, backed by Apax Partners (France), has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of ITC Global, the leading provider of satellite communications solutions, from Panasonic. Upon completion of the acquisition, ITC Global will become a cornerstone of the Marlink Group, supporting the expansion of Marlink’s global leadership in the energy and enterprise markets. ITC Global brings an unparalleled expertise in managed, high-value, high-performance satellite network solutions to the fast-growing Marlink Group. The company’s strong reputation in the Energy, Enterprise and Maritime Passenger markets will enable the Group to ...

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Henriksen Liferaft Release Hook Enters Production After Detailed Testing

The successful completion of a prolonged testing programme has enabled Henriksen Hooks to put its new Liferaft Release Hook into full production. First shown in 2017, the hook has attracted considerable interest from the marine and offshore markets but Henriksen has held it back until it completed a long and complex testing programme. Now available globally, the new crane hook has been especially developed for launching inflated liferafts. It is permanently attached to the fall wire of a crane and clips into a steel lifting ring on the liferaft. It ...

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Egypt shuts six Red Sea ports due to bad weather

Egypt has closed five Red Sea commercial ports and one fishing port because of high winds and rough seas, the Red Sea Ports Authority and three sources said on Wednesday. The ports of Suez, Nuweiba and Zeitiyat were shut, the authority said. The ports of Adabiya and Ain al-Sokhna, in addition to a fishing port in Suez were also closed, the sources said. They could not be named because they are not authorised to speak to the media. At the ports of Suez and Zeitiyat, winds are 20-25 knots and ...

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Softship launches Port Cost Calculator to streamline and automate port costs and voyage calculations

Global shipping software solutions provider, Softship, has launched an innovative, web-based Port Cost Calculator for carriers to maintain up-to-the-minute, fully accurate records and full visibility of expenses at all stages of each individual port call. Thomas Wolff, Softship’s Managing Director, explains: “Vessels will call at many ports across the world and each port call requires a significant number of services to be provided by a large range of service providers. Multiply this by the number of vessels in an average fleet and the process quickly becomes unwieldly and error-prone. Port ...

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Contecon Manzanillo caps off 2020 with 1M TEU milestone

Contecon Manzanillo (CMSA) positively ended a difficult year with a milestone with the handling of its year-to-date one millionth TEU last December. CMSA, which operates the Second Specialized Container Terminal (TEC-II), achieved the feat during the call of CMA CGM Jacques Joseph on 29 December. “The event we are celebrating would not have been possible without the support of all our clients, shipping agents, customs agents, carriers, authorities, and of course the participation of our collaborators–the valuable men and women who work every day with responsibility and best attitude to ...

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