Norden Trials Biofuel as Alternative to LSFO
Danish shipping company Norden has tested out the potential of biofuel on one of its Handysize product tankers as part of the company’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint.
World’s 1st LNG-Powered Cutter Suction Dredger Hits the Water
The world’s first LNG-powered cutter suction dredger has been launched at the Royal IHC shipyard in Krimpen aan den Ijssel in the Netherlands.
Port of Singapore to Ban Discharge of Scrubber Wash Water
The Port of Singapore plans to prohibit the discharge of wash water from open-loop exhaust gas scrubbers in its waters when the 2020 fuel oil sulphur limit enters into force, Andrew Tan, Chief Executive of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, said.
Ponant Starts Testing Solid Sail System on Its Vessel
French cruise company Ponant and Saint-Nazaire-based shipyard Chantiers de l’Atlantique have joined forces to test out the Solid Sail system on the company’s vessel, Le Ponant.
Port of Marseille Fos Reveals LNG Bunkering Master Plan
The Port of Marseille Fos, a major cruise ship port in the heart of the Mediterranean, has set sights on developing LNG bunkering infrastructure as part of its plans on cutting ship pollution and in line with the overall decarbonization strategy of the maritime sector.
Denmark Adds Offshore Shipping to International Register
The Danish Parliament has approved new regulation following extension of the rules on tax free net wages for seafarers to also include certain specialized vessels.
South Korea Unveils Financial Boost for Smaller Shipbuilders
South Korea has prepared another financial boost for its shipbuilding industry with an aim to help small and mid-sized shipbuilders.
Kitack Lim Wins Second Term at the Helm of IMO
Kitack Lim has been given a second four-year term as Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO)
QTerminals Gets Green Light to Develop 2nd Phase of Hamad Port
Terminal operating company QTerminals has received an approval to design, develop and operate Phase II of Hamad Port, the company said in a tweet.
Report: Myanmar, China Ink Framework Deal on Kyauk Pyu Port
Myanmar has signed an agreement with China’s state owned CITIC Group to start work on the deep-sea port in Kyauk Pyu, Reuters informed.
Port of Hamburg Welcomes ONE’s Magenta Boxship
Ocean Network Express’ (ONE) magenta-color containership has made its first call at the Port of Hamburg.
Finnlines to Build More Green Ships
Finnish RoRo and passenger services operator Finnlines, part of the Grimaldi Group, revealed plans to order more environmentally-friendly ships.
Cologne to Get LNG Shore-to-Ship Bunkering Station
PitPoint.LNG has been granted the official permit for the construction of a shore-to-ship bunkering station for liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the Port of Cologne.
CMA CGM Introduces Low Sulphur Surcharge in China
French container shipping company CMA CGM is implementing low sulphur surcharge from/to the ports of Shanghai and Ningbo in China.
World’s Largest Battery-Hybrid Ship Undergoes Finishing Touches
The hull of the Color Hybrid, the world’s largest battery-hybrid ship, owned by Color Line, has arrived at Ulstein Verft in Norway for completion.
Norwegian Maritime Authority Pushes for Stricter Environmental Regulations in Fjords
he Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) has proposed even stricter regulations to reduce the environmental strain in the world heritage fjords.
Qatar to Start 2nd Phase of Hamad Port Project in Early 2019
The second phase of Hamad Port development is expected to be announced before the end of 2018 and launched by early 2019, Qatar media cited the country’s Minister of Transport and Communications.
DP World on Track to Meet Market Expectations
Port and terminal operator DP World witnessed a rise in volumes, as gross container numbers grew by 2.6% in the first nine months of 2018.
HMM Introducing Fuel Surcharge as of January 2019
South Korean liner company Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) is joining the club of liner giants that are planning to add fuel adjustment surcharge ahead of the 2020 sulphur cap.
Yilport to Upgrade Puerto Bolívar with 24 New Cranes
Ecuador’s first deep sea terminal, Yilport Puerto Bolívar, has placed an order for 6 ship-to-shore (STS) cranes and 18 electrified rubber-tired gantry (E-RTG) cranes with an aim to boost the terminal’s capabilities.