Singapore Welcomes Its Largest Containership to Date
The 23,656 TEU MSC Isabella made its maiden call at the Port of Singapore on November 10, 2019, becoming the largest containership to visit this port to date.
EU Commission Opens Probe into Italian Ports’ Tax Exemptions
The European Commission announced it has opened an in-depth investigation into tax exemptions granted under Italian law to ports amid concerns of competition distortion
Maritime Singapore Green Initiative Extended Until 2024
Singapore has decided to extend for another five years a key initiative that seeks to reduce the environmental impact of shipping and promote clean shipping practices.
Oldendorff Carriers Brings In MIT for Ship Design Research
Dry bulk carrier owner and operator Oldendorff Carriers has signed a research agreement with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Center for Bits and Atoms (CBA) that will focus on disruptive improvements in ship design and propulsion.
Yale Study Warns of Dangerous Mental Stress Among Seafarers
Seafarers are exposed to dangerously high levels of mental stress, a new study carried out by Yale University and commissioned by the Seafarers Trust has revealed.
Indian Government Approves Proposal for Hong Kong Convention Accession
India’s Union Cabinet has approved a proposal for the accession to the Hong Kong International Convention for Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009.
Port of Hamburg Container Volumes Up by 6.9 Pct
Germany’s largest universal port, the Port of Hamburg, wrapped up the first three quarters of this year with a container throughput of 7 million TEUs, representing a growth of 6.9 percent year-over-year.
Hurtigruten: World’s 1st Hybrid Electric-Powered Cruise Ship Named in Antarctica
MS Roald Amundsen, the world’s first hybrid electric-powered expedition ship, has been named in Chiriguano Bay on Brabant Island, Antarctica.
Report: A Combination of Approaches Needed for Carbon-Free Maritime Sector
With heavy fuel oil covering 82 percent of the shipping sector’s energy needs, decarbonizing global shipping will play a critical role in achieving climate objectives, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) finds.
IndianOil Begins LSFO Supply at Indian Ports ahead of IMO 2020
Indian energy major IndianOil has commenced deliveries of IMO 2020 compliant low sulphur fuel oil (LSFO) with 0.5% sulphur as marine fuel at Indian ports.
CargoSmart: Schedule Reliability Rises in Q3 2019
The overall ocean schedule reliability for the third quarter of 2019 was 75.7%, slightly higher than in the second quarter of the year, according to intelligence provider CargoSmart.
Australia’s Viva Energy Launches New Low Sulphur Fuel for IMO 2020
Viva Energy Australia has launched its new very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO), developed to meet the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) new regulations on fuel sulphur content.
Grimaldi RoRo Ship Catches Fire off Italy
A roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) ferry operated by Italian Grimaldi Group caught fire off the coast of Livorno on November 21.
India Approves Sale of Shipping Corporation of India
India’s government has approved the sale of a majority stake in the Shipping Corporation of India (SCI).
European Commission to Extend Liner Consortia Block Exemption
The European Commission is proposing to extend the regulation exempting liner shipping consortia from EU antitrust rules by another four years, having concluded that the current measure is “still adequate”
CSA 2020: Malaysia’s Scrubber Ban Will Affect 200 Shipping Companies
Malaysia’s decision to prohibit the use of open-loop exhaust gas cleaning systems in its coastal waters will affect a great number of shipping companies intending to install scrubbers, members of the Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 said in reaction to the country’s decision.
NYK, Dualog to Develop Cyber Risk Management System for Ships
Japanese shipping company NYK and Norway-based maritime digital platform provider Dualog have signed a long-term industrial research and development project agreement that would receive support from the Norwegian government fund.
Singapore Boosting Port Efficiency with New Digital Tool
Singapore’s Maritime and Port Authority ( MPA) has launched a maritime single window system that will serve as a one-stop portal for maritime regulatory and port services transactions.
Korea Plans Eco-Friendly Fuel Conversion for 140 ships by 2030
The South Korean government revealed its plans to convert 140 state-owned vessels to run on environmentally friendly fuels by 2030.
Maersk, Wallenius Wilhelmsen to Lead Development of LEO Fuel
Shipping companies A.P. Moller-Maersk and Wallenius Wilhelmsen have joined forces with Copenhagen University and major clients to form the LEO Coalition which will explore the environmental and financial viability of using lignin ethanol oil (LEO) for shipping.