Essar’s Hazira Port Ferry Terminal Ready for Operations
Essar Bulk Terminal Ltd (EBTL), a part of Essar Ports, has completed works on a new passenger ferry terminal that will connect the Hazira Port in Surat and Bandra-Worli Sea Link in Mumbai.
Nordic Ports Join Forces to Focus on Sustainable Future
Ten ports in the Nordic Region have signed a declaration with the aim to focus on sustainable port management.
Iran, Oman ink agreement on maritime transport cooperation
Iran, and Oman signed a maritime cooperation agreement on Sunday aiming for boosting maritime transportation between the two countries
Eslami: Chabahar Port makes Iran on a par with countries with advanced ports
Roads and Urban development Minister: With the new docks being built at the Chabahar port, the largest container ships could call this port, and Iran will be on a par with countries with advanced ports.
BIMCO: Market Uncertainty Causes More Fuel Oil Price Volatility
The oil market has recently been shaken up by geopolitical events, but market uncertainty led to more volatility in the price difference between low and high sulphur fuel, according to the shipping association BIMCO.
UK Chamber of Shipping: Vessel Speed Reduction Not the Answer to Cutting Emissions
Slow shipping is not the answer to cutting emissions from shipping, the UK Chamber of Shipping pointed out.
IMO Working Group Moves Forward to Help Reduce GHG Emissions
The IMO Intersessional Working Group on Reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships agreed last week to establish a dedicated workstream for the development of lifecycle greenhouse gas/carbon intensity guidelines for all relevant types of fuels.
Development of Iran-Russia bilateral port and maritime cooperation
The establishment of regular container shipping lines between the ports of Iran and Russia was emphasized at joint meetings between Iran Ports and Maritime Authorities and the Russian Ministry of Transport authorities.
Singapore Welcomes Its Largest Containership to Date
The 23,656 TEU MSC Isabella made its maiden call at the Port of Singapore on November 10, 2019, becoming the largest containership to visit this port to date.
EU Commission Opens Probe into Italian Ports’ Tax Exemptions
The European Commission announced it has opened an in-depth investigation into tax exemptions granted under Italian law to ports amid concerns of competition distortion
Maritime Singapore Green Initiative Extended Until 2024
Singapore has decided to extend for another five years a key initiative that seeks to reduce the environmental impact of shipping and promote clean shipping practices.
Oldendorff Carriers Brings In MIT for Ship Design Research
Dry bulk carrier owner and operator Oldendorff Carriers has signed a research agreement with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Center for Bits and Atoms (CBA) that will focus on disruptive improvements in ship design and propulsion.
Yale Study Warns of Dangerous Mental Stress Among Seafarers
Seafarers are exposed to dangerously high levels of mental stress, a new study carried out by Yale University and commissioned by the Seafarers Trust has revealed.
Indian Government Approves Proposal for Hong Kong Convention Accession
India’s Union Cabinet has approved a proposal for the accession to the Hong Kong International Convention for Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009.
Port of Hamburg Container Volumes Up by 6.9 Pct
Germany’s largest universal port, the Port of Hamburg, wrapped up the first three quarters of this year with a container throughput of 7 million TEUs, representing a growth of 6.9 percent year-over-year.
Hurtigruten: World’s 1st Hybrid Electric-Powered Cruise Ship Named in Antarctica
MS Roald Amundsen, the world’s first hybrid electric-powered expedition ship, has been named in Chiriguano Bay on Brabant Island, Antarctica.
Report: A Combination of Approaches Needed for Carbon-Free Maritime Sector
With heavy fuel oil covering 82 percent of the shipping sector’s energy needs, decarbonizing global shipping will play a critical role in achieving climate objectives, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) finds.
IndianOil Begins LSFO Supply at Indian Ports ahead of IMO 2020
Indian energy major IndianOil has commenced deliveries of IMO 2020 compliant low sulphur fuel oil (LSFO) with 0.5% sulphur as marine fuel at Indian ports.
Iran raises Hormuz peace initiative at IMO summit in London
The 31st session of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Assembly started on Monday in London with an Iranian delegation in attendance.
CargoSmart: Schedule Reliability Rises in Q3 2019
The overall ocean schedule reliability for the third quarter of 2019 was 75.7%, slightly higher than in the second quarter of the year, according to intelligence provider CargoSmart.