Port of Amsterdam Joins H2SHIPS Project
Dutch Port of Amsterdam has become a partner in the European project H2SHIPS which will focus on the introduction of hydrogen as a marine fuel
Germany Becomes 13th Member of Hong Kong Convention
Germany has joined the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) treaty for safe and environmentally-sound ship recycling, the Hong Kong Convention.
ReCAAP: Asian Piracy Incidents Drop in 1st Half of 2019
A total of 28 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships, comprising 25 actual and three attempted incidents, were reported in Asia during January-June 2019.
Mexico to Expand Manzanillo Port with Four New Terminals
The Mexican government is upgrading the Port of Manzanillo, one of the country’s main Pacific Ocean ports, with four new terminals.
APM Terminals Callao Rolls Out Peru’s 1st Digital Customer Platform
APM Terminals Callao has become the first Peruvian terminal to introduce a customer platform that logs, streamlines and coordinates general cargo operations in the Port of Callao.
ShipChain, GTX Corp Partner Up on NFC Blockchain Shipment Tracking Solution
Blockchain-based solution provider ShipChain and GTX Corp, a tech firm offering GPS and NFC tracking location-based services, have announced a partnership for a new global NFC blockchain shipment tracking solution.
Denmark Now Operates World’s 5th Largest Merchant Fleet
Denmark has again improved its place on the list of the world’s largest ship operating nations, surpassing the United States to claim the fifth place.
Swiss-Norwegian Duo Eases Hybrid System Installations
Integrated energy systems designer Blueday Technology has teamed up with Swiss sustainable energy infrastructure fund manager SUSI Partners to offer installation of hybrid power systems without upfront capital expenditure.
UNCTAD: China Ranked as Best Connected to Other Countries by Sea
China has retained its lead as the country best connected to others by sea, according to the liner shipping connectivity index (LSCI) from United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
Singapore Remains World’s Top Shipping Center
Singapore has topped the 2019 Xinhua-Baltic International Shipping Centre Development (ISCD) Index for the sixth year running, the Baltic Exchange said.
Egypt Unveils Shipping Incentives
The Egyptian government has announced a new package of incentives and discounts for shipping companies in a bid to ensure the sustainability of shipping lines’ schedules.
Titan LNG Conducts World’s Largest LNG Bunkering to Date
Dutch LNG supplier Titan LNG has completed the largest LNG bunkering in the world involving Heerema Marine Contractors’ new semi-submersible crane vessel
Canada Inks 1st Long-Term Contract to Ship LNG to China
Canadian company FortisBC has entered into its first term supply agreement to produce liquefied natural gas (LNG) for Top Speed Energy Corp. to export to China.
Sweden Unveils Its Largest Hybrid Car Ferry
Sweden’s largest hybrid-electric car ferry, Tellus, will soon begin passenger operations, technology firm Danfoss Editron said.
Maersk Family Sails into Renewable Energy Sector
A.P. Moller Holding, that controls Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk, has unveiled its first step into the renewable energy industry with the planned acquisition of Danish wind turbine supplier KK Group.
Intercargo Raises Concerns Ahead of Sulphur Cap
The magnitude of the sulphur cap challenge lying ahead for the shipping industry and the need for a smooth transition is raising concerns, according to International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners (Intercargo)
ICTSI Taking Over Container Terminal in Rio de Janeiro
Philippines-based International Container Terminal Services has bought concession rights to operate, manage and develop the Terminal de Contêineres 1 in the Port of Rio de Janeiro.
India, Maldives Sign MoU for Passenger and Cargo Services
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), signed between India and the Maldives for the establishment of passenger and cargo services by sea, has received approval from The Union Council of Ministers of India.
Port Esbjerg to Expand with New Multi-Terminal
Denmark’s port of Esbjerg is to expand its eastern port area as it plans to construct a new, 40,000-m2 multi-terminal in response to increased demand.
Drewry: Fairly Modest Growth Expected in Asia-Med Trade
Asia to the Mediterranean trade appears to have bottomed out, but growth during the rest of the year is likely to be fairly modest, according to shipping consultancy Drewry.