Antwerp to Use Digitization to Enhance Secure Release of Containers
The Port of Antwerp is becoming the latest port to expand its digitalization efforts to enhance the flow of containers through its terminals.
Rebound in Volumes Contributes to Port Congestion Concerns
As ocean carriers and the shippers work to rebound from the economic effects of the pandemic, ports have been reporting steady, sometimes dramatic, increases in volumes in recent months.
Unions Call on Port States to Protect Seafarers by Detaining Ships
Adding its voice to the chorus of calls for action to address the challenges of crew change on this World Maritime Day, a federation of maritime unions called on the world’s port states to take a more active role in support of seafarers.
Three Libyan Oil Terminals Resume Work After Months-Long Blockade
Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar has agreed to end his eight-month blockade on the oil terminal at Tobruk, allowing a tanker to enter the port and take on a load of crude oil.
How to achieve sustainable shipping for a sustainable planet?
A global audience has heard how innovation, the maritime workforce and the role of industry and governments can work to realise shipping's sustainable future.
Addressing ballast water management and invasive species in the Mediterranean
A webinar on IMO's Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention and its application in the Mediterranean region, amid the global pandemic, has helped to raise awareness, enhance knowledge and share best practices on implementing the Convention.
World's Largest LNG-Powered Containership Commissioned
CMA CGM Group celebrated the official commissioning of the world’s largest LNG-powered containership. Named CMA CGM Jacques Saade in honor of the company’s founder, the 23,000 TEU boxship was named in Shanghai with a unique digital ceremony reflecting the nature of the times
World's Largest Icebreaker is Under Way at Last
The Rosatomflot-operated nuclear icebreaker Arktika has departed St. Petersburg, bound for Murmansk on her maiden voyage.
DNV GL: Ammonia and Methanol are the Likeliest Future Fuels
In a new study, class society DNV GL has examined the future fuels landscape to look at the likeliest ways for shipping to cut its carbon output.
Australian Union Stops Action Threatening Sydney Container Terminal
Faced with growing pressure and pending government action, the Maritime Union of Australia announced that it was withdrawing its industrial action against Australia’s largest container terminal that had been causing growing frustrations in the shipping industry.
World’s largest LNG bunker vessel named in Rotterdam
The world’s largest LNG bunker vessel, Gas Agility, has been officially named at a ceremony held on Friday in Rotterdam.
Copenhagen Malmö Port opts for TradeLens blockchain platform
Scandinavian port operator Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) has initiated a joint collaboration with TradeLens, a blockchain-based platform jointly created by Maersk and IBM.
Boluda to continue providing sustainable towage services at Port of Zeebrugge
Boluda Towage Europe has entered into a five-year concession agreement to provide sustainable towage services at the Port of Zeebrugge.
Greenpeace Stops Blockade With Six Detained at Swedish Oil Refinery
The environmental group Greenpeace’s protests continued at the oil refinery operated by Preem in Lysekil, Sweden.
Vancouver to be Site for New Transload Facility From CP and Maersk
Vancouver, Canada’s largest commercial port and North America’s third largest port, will be the site for a new import transload facility that is designed to simplify operations and in turn by lowering truck transport contribute to improvements in the environment.
Major Warehouse Fire at the Port of Ancona
A large fire broke out in the early hours of Wednesday morning at the port of Ancona, Italy. The blaze originated in a warehouse and spread, and firefighters worked on containment for 30 hours before finally extinguishing it on the 17th.
Crane Accident in Spain as Valencia Reports Strong Growth in Volumes
An undocking accident at Spain’s Valencia port caused one of the terminal’s cranes to collapse injuring one port worker and briefly disrupting port operations.
Remote audits discussed to avoid further disruption to audit schedule
How can IMO Member State audits be conducted remotely? This was one item on the table for discussion during a virtual meeting of all auditors under the IMO Member State Audit Scheme
AI and Solar Powered Marine Research Vessel Mayflower Launching
The Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS), an AI and solar-powered marine research vessel which will traverse oceans gathering vital environmental data, was lifted into the waters off the coast of Plymouth, England.
Op-Ed: Why LNG is a Starting Point for a Zero Carbon Future
Progress requires action, and the pathway to decarbonization requires action now. Waiting for utopian solutions does not solve existing problems that only get worse with time.