WSC Efforts Aim to Further Reduce Low Levels of Containers Lost at Sea
Despite several high profile incidents recently, a new survey of the container shipping industry by the World Shipping Council (WSC) reports that the incidents of containers lost overboard has been on the decline and is a small percentage of the total annual volume.
Tanker Quarantined at Algeciras After COVID-19 Outbreak On Board
The Danish-owned product tanker Samus Swan has been quarantined at the port of Algeciras due to a confirmed COVID-19 outbreak on board.
Pilot Program Test Blockchain Technology to Improve Container Handling
the latest example of the ports and the container shipping industry working together to realize the potential to use digital technology to improve the safety and efficiency of the shipping process.
Webinar series on oil spill preparedness and response launched
The Global initiative for West, Central and Southern Africa, GIWACAF works alongside 22 partner countries in Africa to strengthen their national capacities for preparedness and response to oil spills.
Member State audits follow-up continues
The process to follow up on audits under the IMO Member State audit scheme is continuing, despite the unavoidable disruption of the audit schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Further progress towards greener and safer ship recycling in Bangladesh
Good progress towards greener and safer ship recycling in Bangladesh has been reported during the annual meeting for the IMO-Norway-Bangladesh project on "Safe and Environmentally Sound Ship Recycling in Bangladesh – Phase II"
Standards for Digital Exchange of Vessel Schedules Published by DCSA
Digitization in the container shipping industry took another step forward with the publication of standards for the exchange of operational vessel schedules (OVS) released today by the Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA)
Moody's Downgrades its Outlook for Shipping
The ratings agency Moody's has downgraded its forecast for the deep-sea shipping industry this year, and it now expects that earnings will contract by as much as 18 percent compared with 2019.
The Port of Sète is En Route to Becoming a Smart Port of the Future
On Thursday 2 July, the Port of Sète and its community are taking a new step towards becoming a smart port of the future.
IMO Calls on Port States to Allow Seafarers Access to Medical Care
IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has endorsed a set of industry guidelines for port states on how to accommodate seafarers' medical needs in the COVID-19 era.
Germany suspends Kiel Canal traffic dues to boost waterway’s competitiveness
Germany’s government has taken a decision to waive the Kiel Canal traffic dues until 31 December 2020.
Baleària teams up with Global Ports Holding on new passenger terminal in Valencia
Spanish ferry operator Baleària has submitted a bid for the construction and operation of the new passenger terminal in the Port of Valencia, with the support of cruise terminal operator Global Ports Holding (GPH).
Coatings for scrubbers as important as good quality material of scrubber components
Corrosion has emerged as the arch-enemy of the exhaust gas cleaning systems as the uptake of the technology rose with the entrance into force of the IMO 2020 sulphur cap.
Port of Newcastle to switch to 100% renewable energy by 2021
Australian trade gateway Port of Newcastle is moving to 100% renewable energy by 2021 and is continuing to transition all its vehicles to electric by 2023.
Report: Ports can be front runners of energy transition
Ports can play a pivotal role in the world’s decarbonization challenge by becoming renewable energy hubs, increasing their electricity generating capacity more than tenfold in the next 30 years with the help of offshore wind and hydrogen, a new report from DNV GL finds.
Reducing GHG emissions from ships – discussions on short-term measures
IMO remains committed to reducing GHG emissions from ships, even though the COVID-19 pandemic has led to postponements of important marine environment meetings and forced the maritime community to focus on other pressing issues, such as crew changes.
Philippines opens ‘green lane’ for seafarers in Asia
The Philippines opened the first “green lane” for seafarers in Asia to allow the free movement of seafarers and personnel across borders, helping alleviate the crew change crisis that has left hundreds of seafarers stranded at sea.
ESPO: EU taxonomy should recognise ports’ decarbonisation, greening strategies
The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) said it supports the initial aim of the EU taxonomy framework to encourage private investors to prioritise green and sustainable investments by providing them a clear manual with common definitions.
Croatia's Adriatic Gate Container Terminal Expands Capabilities
Croatia's largest container terminal and one of the leaders in the region, the Adriatic Gate Container Terminal (AGCT) at the Port of Rijeka is proceeding with plans to expand its capabilities.
Belgian Officials Investigate COVID-19 Outbreak Aboard Product Tanker
Belgium's Agency for Maritime Services and Coast (MDK) is investigating the circumstances behind the coronavirus outbreak aboard the product tanker Minerva Oceania, which has 15 confirmed cases on board at the port of Antwerp.