Ammonia-Fueled Tanker Project Expands with New Participants
One of the leading projects working to develop the first ammonia-fueled tanker announced an expansion of the project as it moves to the next phase of development.
Bizarre Cases of Food Poisoning on Three Different Ships
Three ships operating in different parts of the world are all reporting cases of food poisoning among their crew. At least two crew members have died while others have been transferred from their ships and hospitalized.
Australia to Conduct Inspection Campaign on Livestock Carriers
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) announced that it is launching a focused inspection campaign on the maintenance and operation of livestock ships exporting animals from Australia.
Germany Explores Rescue for Genting’s Shipyards
Urgent talks are getting underway between MV Werften and its owners Genting Hong Kong with the German federal and state government for the release of additional rescue funds to maintain work at the financially troubled shipyard group.
Port of Rotterdam Does Not Expect Return to Pre-COVID Levels in 2021
Despite experiencing its biggest decline in volumes in a decade, Rotterdam remained Europe’s largest port in 2020.
Artificial Intelligence to Improve the Shipping Industry’s Efficiency
Efforts are progressing to harness emerging technologies to improve the efficiency of shipping operations.
Cyprus Proposed Program to Prioritize COVID Inoculations for Seafarers
While there have been repeated calls to add seafarers to the priority list of those individuals eligible for COVID-19 vaccines, a series of logistical challenges present hurdles to implementing a vaccination program for crews aboard their ships
How Eastern Pacific Shipping Achieved its CO2 Target Two Years Early
Last year, to showcase that sustainability begins with accountability, Singapore-based shipowner Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) started disclosing a fleetwide CO2 emissions report as part of its inaugural environmental, social & governance (ESG) policy.
Plan to Electrify Canadian Ferries Supporting Domestic Shipbuilding
Canada’s B.C. Ferries, which promotes itself as one of the largest ferry operators in the world, has presented a bold plan for the electrification of a third of its fleet in support of Canada’s environmental goals and shipbuilding industry.
Efforts to Accelerate the Development of Wind Propulsion Technologies
Wind power is emerging as a contender among the race to develop new sustainable solutions that address the concerns for the environment and reducing emissions from the shipping industry.
ECSA: EU Should Establish Fuel Supplier Incentives for Decarbonization
European Community Shipowners’ Associations is calling on the European Commission to establish a system of incentives and targets for the marine fuel suppliers to support achieving the goals of decarbonization.
Russian LNG Carrier Completes Winter Trips on the Northern Sea Route
As part of the efforts to develop and promote shipping via the Arctic route, Russia’s Sovcomflot has been conducting experimental winter navigation in the eastern part of the Arctic route.
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Unveils Plan for Wind-Powered RoRo to Debut in 2025
Wallenius Wilhelmsen has announced plans for a wind-powered pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) as the Norwegian and Swedish-based shipping company seeks to reduce carbon emissions from ocean shipping.
Semi-Autonomous Sailings Start Aboard Shortsea Vessel in Belgium
The development of autonomous shipping took another step forward with the first sailing of a semi-autonomous shortsea cargo vessel between the Belgian ports of Zeebrugge and Antwerp
EC Should Establish Fuel Supplier Incentives for Decarbonization
European Community Shipowners’ Associations is calling on the European Commission to establish a system of incentives and targets for the marine fuel suppliers to support achieving the goals of decarbonization.
Dutch Company Proposes Sailing Ships as Emissions Solution
A Dutch cargo company working to develop a fleet of zero-emission sail-powered cargo ships has released a Life Cycle Analysis (LCA), which examines the impact sail cargo ships could have on the transport industry.
Shoreham Port Launches Plan for Green Hydrogen Plant
Shoreham Port, the commercial seaport just west of Brighton on the UK's southern coastline, has announced a partnership with a local startup to build a 20-megawatt electrolysis plant adjacent to the port's locks.
IMO Urges Action to Combat Piracy in Gulf of Guinea
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) will convene a maritime security working group in response to the growing number of pirate attacks on ships in the Gulf of Guinea.
OSV Operator Vallianz Joins the All-Electric Tugboat Trend
Offshore vessel operator Vallianz Holdings has signed an MoU with SeaTech Solutions to develop a series of all-electric harbor tugs based on a clean sheet design.
Port of Rotterdam Studies Potential for Large Green Hydrogen Plant
Believing there will be strong demand for sustainable hydrogen from the shipping industry and businesses in the region, the Port of Rotterdam and German energy company Uniper are starting a feasibility study to investigate the possibilities of large-scale production of green hydrogen in the Maasvlakte area in Rotterdam.