Iceland Plans Fuel Oil Ban to Lower Emissions in Its Waters
Iceland’s Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources has proposed a ban on use of heavy fuel oil in the country’s waters, according to the Clean Arctic Alliance.
Inmarsat, HHI Unit Ink Deal to Fast-Track Maritime Digitalization
Satellite communications company Inmarsat has signed a business cooperation agreement that allows Hyundai Global Service (HGS) to offer ship owners and managers “a digital total care solution route to maritime digitalization”
Nor-Shipping: Color Hybrid Named ‘Ship of the Year 2019’
The world’s largest plug-in hybrid vessel, Color Hybrid, has been appointed ‘Ship of the Year 2019’.
AIE: Construction Contract Granted for NSW’s 1st LNG Import Terminal
Australian Industrial Energy (AIE) has awarded a key wharf facility and pipeline construction contract for its Port Kembla Gas Terminal (PKGT).
EU Funds Autonomous Shipping Initiative for European Waters
The European Commission revealed a new funding for an autonomous shipping initiative for the European waters.
Denmark Tests Digital Certificates for Seafarers on Mumbai Maersk
The Danish Maritime Authority launched a pilot project on digital certificates for seafarers, according to a notice released on May 29.
IMO to Take Different Approach on STCW White List Process
The International Maritime Organization has agreed to re-approach its listing process for the STCW Convention’s White List.
Sweden’s New Freight Port Taking Shape
Construction of Sweden’s new freight port at Stockholm Norvik Port has reached a new milestone with the completion of its 450-meter container quay.
Port of Gothenburg Terminal Construction on Track as First Phase Wraps Up
Construction of a new terminal at the Swedish Port of Gothenburg reached a new milestone in April this year as the first phase of water-based work wrapped up.
Port of Rotterdam: Hyper-Smart Container to Begin Round the World Trip
Dutch Port of Rotterdam is sending the hyper-smart Container 42 on a two-year data-collecting mission around the world.
Sri Lanka, Japan, India to Jointly Develop Colombo South Port
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Sri Lanka, Japan, and India have reached an agreement to cooperate on the development of Colombo South Port’s East Container Terminal (ECT) in Sri Lanka.
European Goods Dominate Spanish Ports as Project Loads Gain Ground
Almost half of the goods handled by Spanish ports in 2018 had the European continent as their origin or destination, according to Ports of the State, the company responsible for managing Spain’s state-owned ports.
IMO MEPC Tightens Climate Protection Requirements for Ships
The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) has approved amendments to strengthen existing mandatory requirements for new ships to be more energy efficient.
Panama Canal Step Closer to Carbon Neutral Future with Enhanced Green Initiatives
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has announced improvements to its Green Connection Environmental Recognition Program which recognizes vessels that comply with the highest environmental performance standards.
Drewry: Container Shipping Heading to a Better Tomorrow
The container shipping industry is facing an exceptionally high level of uncertainty amid numerous headwinds, according to shipping consultancy Drewry.
HRAS Publishes 1st Geneva Declaration on Human Rights at Sea
The first version of the inaugural ‘Geneva Declaration on Human Rights at Sea’ was published by maritime NGO Human Rights at Sea (HRAS) .
South Africa Green-Lights Use of Scrubbers in Its Waters
South Africa has decided to allow the use of exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) in its territorial waters and ports ahead of the IMO 2020 regulation.
Alphaliner: Largest Container Ports Handle 4.9 Pct More Volumes in 2018
The 120 largest container ports in the world have been busy in 2018, recording an increase of 4.9% in total volumes compared to 2017, according to data provided by Alphaliner.
Shell Marine Presents New Lubricant Ahead of IMO 2020
Ahead of the IMO sulphur cap 2020, Shell Marine has introduced a new two-stroke engine cylinder oil specifically for use with engines running on 0.5% sulphur content very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO).
Maersk Supply Service to Save Fuel with Energy Advisory System Onboard
Maersk Supply Service has signed a contract with Eniram, a Wärtsilä company, to install an Energy Advisory System on its vessels.