IMO Secretary General: We must support the rise of digitalization around the world
Digitalization is very important and has a big and significant impact on the shipping industry, said Kitack Lim, Secretary General of IMO
European Shipyards, Equipment Manufacturers Call for EU Protection from Covid-19 Crisis
European shipyards and maritime equipment manufacturers are urging the European Union to protect the sector from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic amid looming demand drop for specific ship types, including passenger ships, dredgers, and offshore supply vessels.
Carnival to Put Majority of Its Ships in Prolonged Layups
Carnival Corporation expects to put a vast majority of its ships in prolonged layups during the global pause of its cruise operations resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.
No interruption in loading and unloading operations in Iranian Ports
PMO Managing Director: The operations related to unloading and loading of goods are carried out in compliance with the health protocols and in accordance with the instructions and decrees of the National committee for Combating Corona.
Construction of World’s Largest LNG-Fueled RoRo Ship Begins
China-based Yantai CIMC Raffles Shipyard has cut the first steel for a new LNG-powered roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) vessel ordered by Swedish shipping company Wallenius SOL.
UAE to Ease Restrictions on Crew Changes
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has decided to gradually lift the restrictions on crew changes enabling seafarers stuck in UAE to return to their homes.
Golar Power to Develop LNG Import Terminal in Port of Suape, Brazil
Golar Power Limited, a joint venture between Golar LNG and Stonepeak, has signed a Protocol of Intentions with the State Government of Pernambuco, a state of Brazil, to develop an LNG import terminal in the Port of Suape, located in the northeast of Brazil.
BIMCO: Low-Sulfur Fuel Sales Rise as Shipping Industry Responds to IMO 2020
The final quarter of 2019 marked a massive decline of high-sulfur fuel oil (HSFO) sales as the industry transitioned into compliance with the IMO 2020 sulphur cap, according to international shipping association BIMCO.
Maritime Unions Urge Government to Save Australian Shipping
International maritime unions have urged the Australian government to reverse the decline of the domestic shipping industry.
Wartsila to Equip Finnlines’ Ferries with Hybrid Systems
Finland-based technology group Wärtsilä will supply its hybrid power conversion system for three new RoRo ferries being built at the Nanjing Jinling shipyard in China for Finnlines, a part of the Italian Grimaldi Group.
APM Terminals Eyes Deepwater Port Development in Georgia
Terminal operator APM Terminals Poti has presented its plans to the Government of Georgia for the creation of a deepwater port.
Minister of Roads and Urban Development: All Health Protocols are implemented in the country's ports
Today, all our ports are active, and trucks are queuing at ports to load basic goods and staples. Also, All Health Protocols are implemented in the country's ports, Said the Minister of Roads and Urban Development
NGO Shipbreaking Platform: Shipping Companies Still Favor the Worst Scrapyards
A total of 674 ocean-going commercial ships and offshore units were sold to the scrapyards in 2019, according to new data released by NGO Shipbreaking Platform.
European Shipowners Want Fluidity of Trade despite Brexit
As the United Kingdom stopped being a member of the European Union on January 31, 2020, European shipowners have called on both UK and EU regulators to continue their close alignment when it comes to shipping issues.
EU Okays CMA CGM-CIMC Joint Venture
The European Commission has approved the formation of a new joint venture between French shipping major CMA CGM and Chinese logistics company China International Marine Containers Neocontainer (CIMC Neocontainer), part of CIMC Group.
Uninterrupted unloading of staples in Shahid Rajaee Port
In cooperation with the Railway Company and the Port Authority, it was possible to unload grain ships directly to the train wagon and to the destination city.
Nominal capacity of Shahid Rajaei port Increases
Increasing the nominal capacity of Shahid Rajaei port from 114 to 120 million tons and increasing the investment attraction of the non-governmental sector by concluding container and non-container contracts are the most important prospects for Hormozgan ports.
Study: LNG as Marine Fuel not Such a Cool Choice?
Although liquefied natural gas (LNG) contains 25 pct less carbon per unit of energy than conventional marine fuels, its use might not reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on a life-cycle basis, according to a study published by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT).
Seafarer Happiness Down amid Stress over New Regulations
Workload stress caused by changes in regulations has been one of the three main factors impacting the seafarers’ happiness level in the fourth quarter of 2019, just months before the IMO 2020 sulphur cap entered into force.
Shahid Rajaee Port Plan to Facilitate Export in the new year
Hormozgan Ports and Maritime Director General: Reducing the number of processes and facilitating exports is an important step towards realizing the new year plans.