1.China's Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding is to deliver another LNG carrier that will serve the Novatek-operated Yamal project in the Arctic.
2.Zhejiang Satellite Petrochemical is currently in talks with South Korean yards for the construction of more VLECs.
3.CSSC Shipping has placed an order at Chengxi Shipyard for the construction of two 50,000 dwt product tankers.
4.UAE's Federal Transport Authority has announced that it has banned a Hong Kong-flagged oil tanker from entering the country’s ports.
5.China's comprehensive import price index for liquefied natural gas (LNG) rose last week.
6.Chinese dry bulk carrier operator Ningbo Marine has secured a certification from China Maritime Safety Maritime allowing the company to operate oil tankers.
7.Tangshan port has become China's largest iron ore import port, steel export port and important oil and gas import base and storage center within ten years.
8.The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index was down on Thursday, as declining capesize vessel rates offset gains in panamax and supramax index.
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