Oil spot spotted near decaying laden FSO off Yemen

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.

Pandemic short cuts pushing shipping towards more accidents

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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Seafarers and the urgent issue of crew changes - World Maritime Day, 24 September, 14:00-15:00 CET

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.

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IMO – The International Maritime Organization

Webinars on the Future of Shipping 17 September 2020 and 8 October 2020

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.

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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.

Just in time, for just in time

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?

NYK to develop ammonia-powered tugboat

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.