The World Health Organization has developed two (free access) e-learning courses:
The interim COVID arrangements which have permitted seafarers to serve longer than 11 months on-board ships will end from February 28, 2021, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) said.
On Friday, Canada’s minister of transport, Marc Garneau, in collaboration with the Canadian marine community, announced the establishment of the National Seafarers’ Welfare Board.
There were a total of 170 ships broken in the third quarter of 2020. Of these, 65% or 110 ships were sold to the beaches of South Asia, according to the latest quarterly report released by the NGO Shipbreaking Platform.
The CMA CGM Champs Elysees has joined CMA CGM Group’s fleet as the company’s second 23,000 TEU containership powered by liquefied natural gas.
A group of the world’s largest energy, agriculture, mining, and commodity trading companies will for the first time assess and disclose the climate alignment of their shipping activities. United Nations agencies estimate the international shipping industry to carry around 80% of world trade flows and to be responsible for 2 - 3% of global greenhouse gas emissions annually.
Swedish-based Wallenius Marine AB has become a member of the International Windship Association (IWSA), the not-for-profit organization promoting and facilitating the uptake of wind propulsion for commercial shipping.
Officials have extended the temporary closure of the Havyard shipyard in Leirvik, Norway until at least October 19 after more workers tested positive for COVID-19.
One of the world’s most advanced developers of fuel cells, Toshiba, is upping its focus on ships.
Philippine anchorages and ports saw an increase in the number of incidents of sea robbery from January to September 2020, the ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre said in a special report.
Back when he was the managing director of the Hong Kong Shipowners Association, Arthur Bowring played an important role in the creation of the Maritime Labour Convention – the so-called seadfarers’ bill of rights. With the International Labour Organisation set to start sifting through proposed amendments to the convention, Arthur looks at what’s realistic in terms of upcoming changes.
Kongsberg Digital, part of Norwegian maritime technology group Kongsberg, and Germany’s engine manufacturer MAN Energy Solutions have entered into a strategic digitalisation partnership in an effort to accelerate the rate of digitalisation in the maritime industry.
Saudi Arabia has warned the United Nations it has detected an “oil spot” near the decrepit, abandoned floating storage tanker Safer, a vessel that has been described repeatedly as a potential environmental time bomb in the Red Sea.
China is going to open up a number of ports soon for ship crew changes as the country eases entry restrictions for foreign nationals.
A new concept for a collaborative global ecosystem of maritime transport decarbonization initiatives has been introduced by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and Singapore, during a global webinar on decarbonization (17 September),
The world’s largest LNG bunker vessel, Gas Agility, has been officially named at a ceremony held on Friday in Rotterdam.
The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has issued a stark warning that if temporary short cuts adopted in the industry during the Covid-19 pandemic continue or become permanent, then there will be a rise in shipping accidents and environmental disasters.
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On Thursday, 24 September 2020, between 14:00-15:00 CET, on the occasion of World Maritime Day, the International Maritime Organization, the International Labour Organization and the United Nations Global Compact will co-host a High-Level Side Event, in collaboration with the International Chamber of Shipping and the International Transport Workers' Federation, on the urgent issue of maritime crew changes during the high-level opening week of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly.
Joint Statement calling on all Governments to immediately recognize seafarers as keyworkers, and to address the humanitarian crisis faced by the shipping sector
UN entities issue joint statement to urge action on the crew change crisis
IMO and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore are jointly organizing two free to access webinars on the Future of Shipping, on 17 September 2020 and 8 October 2020. The webinars seek to share insights on digitalization, decarbonisation and trade in a disrupted world following the global COVID-19 pandemic.
The European Parliament voted yesterday in favour of including greenhouse gas emissions from shipping in the European Union’s carbon market from 2022, potentially one of the biggest rule changes to hit the industry for years.
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, aka DARPA, has awarded contracts to private sector companies as part of a project to demonstrate the use of long-range unmanned surface vessels for naval operations.