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.
In an effort to help reduce container-related incidents aboard ships, five international freight transport and cargo handling organisations have decided to produce new guidance on packing standards for freight containers and other cargo transport units.
Shipping company DFDS plans to introduce small amounts of methanol in the existing propulsion machinery on many of its vessels as part of its climate action plan to curb its carbon footprint.
ExxonMobil Completes Successful Sea Trial of its First Marine Bio Fuel Oil: Fuel can deliver carbon dioxide emission reduction benefits to ship operators
ExxonMobil has safely completed a successful sea trial using the company’s first marine bio fuel oil with shipping company Stena Bulk, bunkered in the port of Rotterdam. The marine bio fuel oil is a 0.50% sulphur residual-based fuel (VLSFO) processed with a second generation waste-based FAME component (ISCC certified). The product will be available later this year, initially in Rotterdam before a wider launch across the ExxonMobil port network.
Japanese shipping major Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) plans to contribute a total fund of about ¥ 1 billion ($9.4 million) over several years to support the recovery of environmental damage caused by the Wakashio fuel spill in Mauritius.
A Swedish consortium including Wallenius Marine is set to give a sneak peak of its revolutionary new wind-powered car carrier design this Thursday.
Can the IMO’s recent Just in time Arrival guide and advocacy be a timely push for more digital connectivity and operational efficiency. Brian Dixon went to ask why publish it now?
Canadian ferry operator BC Ferries noted that its second hybrid-electric ship, Island Aurora, entered service on Thursday, June 18.
The month-long refugee crisis on the Maersk Etienne has dangerously escalated over the weekend after Maersk Tankers revealed that three migrants had jumped overboard.
Danish-flagged tanker Maersk Etienne has been stuck at sea for almost a month amid a standstill with Maltese authorities that refuse to pick up the migrants the vessel rescued from Tunisian waters at the beginning of August.
Japanese outfits NYK, IHI Power Systems and ClassNK have signed an agreement for the joint research and development on the world’s first ammonia-fueled tugboat.
DNV GL has completed the world’s first in-water remote ship surveys using a remotely operated vehicle (ROV).