Total joins the Sea Cargo Charter

Total joins the Sea Cargo Charter

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.

What’s in store for Maritime Labour Convention Version 2.0?

What’s in store for Maritime Labour Convention Version 2.0?

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.

Oil spot spotted near decaying laden FSO off Yemen

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

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.

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

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.

I IMO – The International Maritime Organization
Webinars on the Future of Shipping 17 September 2020 and 8 October 2020
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 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.