General News

  • The MoU between CMA CGM and the MPA was signed by Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the CMA CGM Group, and Quah Ley Hoon, Chief Executive, MPA.
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    CMA CGM and MPA collaborate on decarbonisation and digitalisation

    2022-06-28T09:52:00Z

    The CMA CGM Group and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) have agreed to collaborate on maritime decarbonisation. 

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    No links to Russia: IRS

    2022-06-27T10:52:00Z

    IRS responds to media reports that it has links to Russia shipping entities

  • Guy Platten, ICS Secretary General, welcomed the appointment of Emanuele Grimaldi as Chairman.
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    Emanuele Grimaldi appointed ICS Chairman

    2022-06-24T09:38:00Z

    The International Chamber of Shipping’s board has appointed Emanuele Grimaldi, Managing Director of the Grimaldi Group, as chairman.

  • Stern section of Blue Bosporus showing its lifeboat launching platform
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    Sling failure caused accidental release during lifeboat drill

    2022-06-23T09:24:00Z

    The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) found that weakened hardware and an improperly secured lifeboat sling caused the accidental release of a free-fall lifeboat during a drill aboard the bulk carrier Blue Bosporus in British Columbia in December 2020.

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    MAN and Greek owners make decarbonisation commitment

    2022-06-23T09:08:00Z

    Following a meeting during the 2022 Posidonia trade fair in Athens, MAN Energy Solutions and the Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) have announced their mutual commitment to a policy of decarbonisation.

  • A Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) car carrier, Beluga Ace, has completed a carbon-offset voyage for the ocean transportation of completed cars from Japan to Europe by using voluntary carbon credits.
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    MOL conducts carbon-offset voyage with car carrier

    2022-06-16T10:24:00Z

    A Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) car carrier has completed a carbon-offset voyage for the ocean transportation of completed cars from Japan to Europe by using voluntary carbon credits.

  • The study noted that only around 15% (2,700) of tankers, bulkers and containerships, are outfitted with electronically controlled main engines that make them viable for conversion to alternative fuels.
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    Report: many ships not suitable for new fuel conversion

    2022-06-16T10:16:00Z

    Operational and technical measures are the most viable route to emissions abatement for the existing fleet of tankers, bulkers and containerships as many of these are unsuitable for low-carbon fuel conversions, according to a study entitled Energy Transition in Shipping – Facts and Timeline.

  • Paris MoU has reported on the results of a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on stability conducted in Q4 2021.
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    Paris MOU calls for more awareness about vessel stability

    2022-06-16T10:06:00Z

    The Paris Memorandum of Understanding (Paris MoU) on Port State Control carried out a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on stability jointly with the Tokyo MOU between September 1, 2021 and December 1, 2021 and found the results ambiguous.

  • ABS and Arcsilea will conduct a technical study on the Future of Ship Energy Efficiency Measures for DG MOVE
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    ABS and Arcsilea to study CII, EEXI and EEDI for the EU

    2022-06-14T09:57:00Z

    ABS and Arcsilea have won a tender from the European Commission, Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) to carry out a technical study on the Future of Ship Energy Efficiency Measures.

  • Rotterdam is aiming to make its first patrol vessels emission-free from 2025
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    Rotterdam is aiming to make its first patrol vessels emission-free from 2025

    2022-06-13T11:05:00Z

    The Port of Rotterdam Authority has announced plans to make its first patrol vessels emission-free from 2025, with the aim of significantly lowering emissions from operations at the port.

  • MEPC 78 could not reach agreement on more ambitious GHG targets or on the establishment of the International Maritime Research Board (IMRB) and International Maritime Research Fund (IMRF).
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    MEPC78 fails to agree on revised GHG targets

    2022-06-13T10:06:00Z

    The 78th session of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) met from 6-10 June but failed to reach agreement on more ambitious GHG targets or on the establishment of the International Maritime Research Board (IMRB) and International Maritime Research Fund (IMRF).

  • IMO's MEPC 78 will debate steps to meet IMO ambitions for zero emission shipping by 2050 in June 2022.
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    INTERCARGO: Governments must share the load

    2022-06-10T11:24:00Z

    It would be a mistake to place responsibility for meeting IMO’s zero emission shipping targets fully on the shoulders of the shipping industry, warns INTERCARGO, as the IMO’s MEPC 78 debates steps to meet IMO ambitions for zero emission shipping by 2050 this week.

  • The results of the joint industry project (JIP) on solutions to help shipowners and managers comply with upcoming environmental regulations was presented at Posidonia trade fair.
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    Tanker JIP outlines medium-term options

    2022-06-09T06:12:00Z

    Shipyard Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD), ship service company Hyundai Global Service (HGS), and classification society DNV presented the results of a joint industry project (JIP) focused on tankers at a joint technical seminar during Posidonia 2022.

  • Gasum is investigating the possibilities for producing bio methane from ship-generated wastewater.
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    Gasum investigates making biogas from cargo ship wastewater

    2022-06-09T05:54:00Z

    Gasum aims to determine the volume of wastewater ending up in the Baltic Sea and to study the potential to use it in biogas production as part of the Ship Waste Action project. 

  • The Paris MoU will launch an inspection campaign to verify compliance with the requirements of the Polar Code starting 13 June.
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    Polar Code inspection campaign starts 13 June

    2022-06-06T11:09:00Z

    The Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MoU) will launch an inspection campaign to verify compliance with the requirements of the Polar Code starting 13 June.

  • The stakeholders hope to reduce the current cost differential between synthetic and other alternative fuels and conventional fuels.
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    European stakeholders propose amendments to FuelEU Maritime

    2022-06-02T07:24:00Z

    European shipowners and fuel suppliers (ECSA, EWABA, eFuel Alliance, the Advanced Biofuels Coalition and GoodFuels) have called for amendments to the EU’s FuelEU Maritime proposal to ensure that fuels suppliers are responsible for making cleaner fuels available in sufficient quantities.  

  • Svitzer has unveiled a decarbonisation strategy that will see the company become fully carbon neutral by 2040.
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    Svitzer sets carbon neutral goal

    2022-06-01T09:38:00Z

    Svitzer, leading global towage operator and part of A.P. Moller-Maersk, has today unveiled its decarbonisation strategy that will see the company become fully carbon neutral by 2040. 

  • Captain Kuba Szymanski, Secretary General of InterManager
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    Intermanager: record all enclosed space deaths

    2022-05-31T07:32:00Z

    Following another fatal accident in an enclosed space onboard a ship, InterManager has hit out at the shipping industry’s inadequate reporting of serious and fatal accidents.

  • Nippon Paint Marine has supplied FASTAR for application to KSS Line’s Gas Star LPG carriers
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    First Korean reference for Nippon Paint Marine’s FASTAR coating

    2022-05-31T07:06:00Z

    KSS Line has applied Nippon Paint Marine’s FASTAR® coating to the hulls of a pair of LPG carriers, becoming the first South Korean shipowner to apply the novel nano-type antifouling paint to existing tonnage.

  • Alongside the CIC on cargo securing, the Paris MoU committee also announced plans that are expected to result in the introduction of inspection of foreign fishing vessels by 2024.
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    Paris MoU plans CIC on cargo securing

    2022-05-31T06:59:00Z

    The Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MoU) held its 55th Committee meeting in Bucharest, Romania, last week and added cargo securing to its list of upcoming Concentrated Inspection Campaigns (CIC).