ship·own·er | \ˈship-ˌō-nər \

Definition of shipowner 

: the owner of a ship

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Eventually more shipowners will invest in scrubbers and LNG. The Economist, "A wave of new environmental laws is scaring shipowners," 21 June 2018 But smaller, more indebted shipowners will not be able to raise finance to pay for the conversions, says Basil Karatzas, a shipping consultant in New York. The Economist, "A wave of new environmental laws is scaring shipowners," 21 June 2018 The company’s order book is empty, and shipowners are buying few new vessels. Andrew Maykuth,, "With dearth of orders, Philly Shipyard's future is at risk," 10 May 2018 Still, many of these technologies still remain prohibitively expensive for shipowners or aren’t yet available in sufficient supplies. Maria Gallucci, WIRED, "The Shipping Industry Sets Sail Toward a Carbon-Free Future," 17 Apr. 2018 In fact, a few years ago, the Financial Times reported a sale in the Porto Heli area of a 40 million-euro home that was bought by a Greek shipowner and his Russian wife. Hannah Seligson, Town & Country, "Porto Heli Might Be Greece's Best Kept Secret," 30 June 2017 Tziva has accused the shipowner businessman of being the owner of a tanker - the Noor 1 - that was caught smuggling 2.1 tonnes of heroin into the port of Piraeus., "Controversial Nottingham Forest Owner Charged With Drug Trafficking in Greece," 24 Mar. 2018 Executives said the onus should be on refineries, not shipowners, to deal with the fuel issue, although scrubbers remain an option. Costas Paris, WSJ, "Shipowners’ Multibillion-Dollar Quandary: Buy Cleaner Fuel or a Fuel Cleaner?," 20 Mar. 2018 Many of the shipowners couldn’t be reached, and one declined to comment. Benoit Faucon, WSJ, "Ships Exporting Iranian Oil Go Dark, Raising Sanctions Red Flags," 6 July 2017

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circa 1530, in the meaning defined above

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