"Empowering Women in the Maritime Community" was selected as the World Maritime Day theme for 2019. This provided an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of gender equality, in line with the SDGs, and to highlight the important contribution of women all over the world to the maritime sector.
IMO’s Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR 7, 15-24 January) will continue its ongoing work to review the GMDSS requirements.
The Port of Immingham has received six electric rubber tyre gantry (RTG) cranes as part of its multi-million dollar upgrade.
The European Transport Federation (ETF) is asking for changes on lashing operations concerning the people who take part in them; Now, European short-sea and feeder ship operators are challenging efforts by the ITF to redefine container lashing as a cargo handling activity in order to bring it under the control of unionized dockers.
A Lockheed Martin-led team has secured a multibillion dollar order from the U.S. Navy to build four Multi-Mission Surface Combatants ships for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as part of the U.S.’s Foreign Military Sales program.
China Ocean Industry has announced that a local court in Jiangsu has declared the bankruptcy of its subsidiary Nantong Huakai Heavy Industry.
A new global powerhouse in offshore, marine and port logistics has emerged following a merger of two of the sector’s major players
Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has defended its carbon footprint, having been labelled Europe’s eighth largest polluter in an NGO report earlier this week.
Hamburg’s SAL Heavy Lift has become the first shipping company in the world to adopt a new hydrogen/methanol technology to its fleet. SAL Heavy Lift has been working on this injection technology called FS Marine+ with Germany’s Fuelsave for the past four years.
Mediterranean Shipping Company’s announcement over the weekend that it is starting to use biofuel for ships calling at Rotterdam has been quickly overshadowed with a new report issued claiming the containerline has joined the list of the EU’s top 10 polluters.
Malaysia’s Sapura Energy has been awarded several new contracts and extensions worth a total of RM615m ($147.5m).
China Shipbuilding Group, the new shipbuilding conglomerate merged by two largest Chinese state-run shipbuilders CSSC and CSIC, has had a remarkable debut show at Marintec China in Shanghai announcing RMB30bn worth ($4.2bn) of new contracts
Bunker fuel quality issues continue to persist in the industry, even as fuel management is set to become more critical, ahead of the International Maritime Organization’s, or IMO, January 2020 low sulfur global marine fuels mandate, sources at an industry event in Singapore said this week.
Italy’s Saipem has been awarded two new contracts in the offshore wind sector worth around €750m ($826m).
Global electricity production from coal is on track to fall by around 3% in 2019, the largest drop on record, according to a new report from UK website Carbon Brief.
Top shipowners have offered their advice on how to survive and profit in the new shipping world order.
The third quarter of 2019 saw growth in the global container volumes slip to 1.5% while freight rates declined an average of 3.6% according to AP Moller – Maersk in its Q3 earnings statement.
The IMO Intersessional Working Group on Reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships has made significant progress in pushing forward with work to help achieve the ambitious targets set out in the initial IMO strategy on reduction of GHG emissions from ships, which aims, as a matter of urgency, to decarbonise international shipping in this century.
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A new film from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) shows how IMO's Women in Maritime programme is helping to support gender diversity in the maritime sector