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).
PMO, on the Path to Intelligent Ports
“Currently, the countries are moving toward the Internet of things to revolutionize their maritime industry. Iran would also like to be on the same path” - deputy od maritime affairs of Ports and Maritime Organization
Iran, Iraq to Start Arvand River Dredging
Iran and Iraq have signed the proceedings of a meeting held on Sunday to dredge Arvand border river in Iranian southwestern city of Khorramshahr in Khouzestan.
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.
Denmark to Deploy Sulphur-Sniffing Drone in Its Waters
Denmark has revealed its plans to deploy a large drone to check emissions from ships in its waters to make sure they comply with the sulphur limit.
Study: Using LNG as Fuel Would Cut GHG Emissions by Up to 21%
Using LNG as marine fuel would reduce the shipping industry’s greenhouse gas emissions by up to 21%, according to a study conducted by SEA\LNG and Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel Limited (SGMF).
PMO’s Priorities for Investment in Marine Tourism
Increasing the safety and development of wharfs and upholding accommodation facilities in the islands of the country are defined as PMO’s priorities of investment in Marine Tourism this year
Major European Yards Embarking on Data Integration
European shipbuilders are launching a new initiative to develop and demonstrate a connected vessel platform under a project named Code Kilo.
IMO Moves to Address Maritime Corruption
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is to address maritime corruption by including the issue in its work programme for the Facilitation Committee
ReCAAP: Asian Piracy Incidents Drop to 13-Year Low
Piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia dropped by 52% to only 10 incidents in the first three months of 2019, according to the regional piracy watchdog ReCAAP ISC.
Increase of non-oil exports by 55% in Lengeh Port
“During the last month, exports of non-oil products increased by 55%.” said the Ports and Maritime manager of Lengeh port.
ECSA: EU Parliament Adopts Maritime Single Window
The EU Social Partners in the maritime sector, ECSA and ETF, welcomed the adoption of the proposal for a Regulation establishing a European Maritime Single Window environment.
Latin America: New Network Launched to Respond Seafarers under Threat
Unions from across Latin America have committed to jointly providing assistance and solidarity to seafarers in distress in Central and South American ports, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) said.
PMO; a good example of building internal capacity
In its recent assessment, The Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation has emphasized the effective role of the Ports and Maritime Organization in improving Iran's position in the transport sector projects.
MOL Turns to Augmented Reality for VLCC Navigation Systems
Japan’s Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has decided to install augmented reality (AR) navigation systems on 21 MOL-operated very large crude oil carriers (VLCCs) following a two-ship test interval.
Hyundai LNG Shipping Orders Its First VLGC
South Korean shipowner Hyundai LNG Shipping (HLS) has placed an order for the construction of one very large gas carrier (VLGC) at compatriot shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI).
Port of Rotterdam Volumes Keep Rising in 1Q 2019
The Port of Rotterdam handled 5.1 percent more cargo during the first quarter of 2019, compared to the same period a year earlier.
Development of small ports; A Priority for PMO in 2019-2020
“Precise planning for small ports has been carried out and boosting the cabotage of goods between main ports and small ports is on the agenda.” said the Managing Director of Ports and Maritime Organization.
In Depth: Nixon: Consolidation in Container Shipping Getting More Challenging
The container shipping sector has seen a massive consolidation wave over the past few years, reducing the number of carriers considerably.
Australian Gov’t Cancels Funds for Newcastle Cruise Terminal
The Australian government has withdrawn funding for the new cruise terminal project at the Port of Newcastle.
Qatar Petroleum Launches Tender for Major LNG Carrier Order
Qatar Petroleum has launched a major LNG shipbuilding program with an invitation to tender for the reservation of ship construction capacity to build Qatar’s new LNG fleet.
Kazakhstan's willingness to invest in construction of warehouses and silos in Chabahar port
The Director General of Ports and Maritime Affairs of Sistan and Baluchestan met with Kazakh Ambassador to introduce the capabilities and investment opportunities of Chabahar Port at the Kazakhstan's embassy in Tehran.
Pilot Exploitation of Marine Tourism wharfs in Anzali Port
“In coordination with the Anzali Free Zone Organization and the Ports and Maritime Organization, an amount of 40 billion Rls. is considered for the establishment of berths.” Said the Director General of Ports and Maritime of Gilan Province.
30% increase in cargo unloading and loading in Amirabad Port
“The amount of unloading and loading of goods in the port of Amirabad has risen to several million tons since the first time that ships were registered in this Port.”, said the Director of port and Special Economic Zone of Amirabad
Expanded Panama Canal Sees 6000th Neopanamax Transit
Less than three years since its opening, the Panama Canal has welcomed the 6,000th Neopanamax vessel transit.
HMM, FESCO to Extend Roots on China-Russia Service
South Korean major Hyundai Merchant Marine unveiled its plans to expand cooperation with Russia’s FESCO on their China Russia North Service (CRN).
IOOC, PMO sign Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation
A memorandum of understanding between the Ports and Maritime Organization and the Iranian Offshore Oil Company was signed in a meeting with the participation of two Managing directors.
Maersk Line Charters GSL’s Containership
Containership charter owner Global Ship Lease has agreed a charter with Danish shipping giant Maersk Line for the 2000-built vessel Tasman.
EU Helps Fund Extension of Polish LNG Terminal
The Polish government and the Polskie LNG company have reached an agreement on the extension of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Świnoujście, in north-western Poland on the Baltic Sea coast.
ABS Working with Google, SoftServe on AI Corrosion Detection
ABS has joined forces with Google Cloud and SoftServe to bring AI-enabled corrosion detection to the offshore and maritime industries.
CMA CGM Rolls Out New Digital Solution
French container shipping and logistics company CMA CGM has launched CMA CGM eSolution, a digital system aimed at enhancing the customer experience.
Ulstein Launches World’s Largest Battery-Hybrid Ship
Norwegian shipbuilder Ulstein has launched the world’s largest plug-in hybrid ship at its Ulstein Verft.
DFDS Invests in Startup to Develop, Test Marine Biofuel
Danish shipping and logistics company DFDS has decided to invest in startup company Mash Energy ApS to develop a commercially viable biofuel.
Challenging Macroenvironment Affects DP World’s Volumes
Dubai-based port operator DP World handled 17.5 million TEU across its global portfolio of container terminals in the first quarter of 2019, recording a decline of 0.6% year-on-year on a reported basis.
Hapag-Lloyd Sets Green Targets
Moving forward with its sustainability activities, German container shipping company Hapag-Lloyd has presented ambitious green targets for the coming period.
IUMI: Total Vessel Losses at 20-Year Low
While the global fleet continued to grow in 2018, the number of total vessel losses stood at a 20-year low, as outlined by the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI).
35% increase in unloading of agricultural components at Imam Khomeini port complex
Following a 35% increase in unloading of agricultural components at the Imam Khomeini port complex, in April this year, the tonnage of these types of goods reached to around 2 million tons.
Granting 143 licenses to build and operate port and offshore projects
Director General of Coast and Ports Engineering of Ports and Maritime Organization announced the granting of 143 early approval, construction license and exploitation license for port and offshore projects in 2018
Nautilus Labs: Microsoft Joins Initiative to Digitize Shipping Industry
Nautilus Labs has secured USD 11 million in Series A funding led by M12, Microsoft’s venture fund, along with Root Ventures.
MOL Nordic Tankers Extends BunkerPlanner Live Trial to Whole Fleet
Denmark-based chemical tanker company MOL Nordic Tankers has decided to conduct live trials on its whole fleet with BunkerPlanner marine fuel analysis tool.