The Spanish Port of Ceuta, located on the North African Coast of the Straits of Gibraltar, already sells low sulphur marine fuels before the deadline to the limitations of the new IMO 2020 international standard, which will enter into force on 1st January 2020. An unloading of this new product on 1st November and the first supply operation that took place on 7th November, mark the beginning of a new stage in the port’s strategy so as to boost bunkering operations at its facilities.
To help Training Managers to learn about our newest Software updates we are sharing release highlights from STA 4.0 Service Pack 25, which is now available for online use.
Today marks the 44th anniversary of the sinking of the freighter s.s. EDMUND FITZGERALD in Lake Superior. It remains the largest ship to have sunk on the Great Lakes.
First dual-fuel retrofit now set to be first vessel globally to use SNG derived from renewable energy in furtherance of Maritime Energy Transition.
Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) took delivery of three new container gantry cranes for its Container Terminal Burchardkai (CTB) in Hamburg on Tuesday afternoon, 5 November 2019. This will provide HHLA with additional capacities for handling ultra large container vessels with a cargo volume of 23,000 standard containers (TEU) and more.
Image ©: HHLA / Dietmar Hasenpusch
Stena Lines pilot project using artificial intelligence (AI) technology to predict the most fuel-efficient way to operate a vessel has shown to be successful. The results show a reduced fuel consumption by 2-3 % per trip. The technology will now be launched on more vessels.
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) is a permanent intergovernmental body established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1964. Its latest report shows that maritime transport currently sails stormy seas against political and structural headwinds; that there is a shaky outlook for seaborne trade as uncertainty over world economy remains; and notes that the environmental sustainability agenda steers maritime industry towards cleaner fuel sources.
The International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners (INTERCARGO) represents the interests of dry cargo shipowners, with over 2,200 registered ships out of more than 11,000 ships in the global dry bulk fleet, corresponding to 25% of the global dry bulk fleet basis deadweight. It provides the forum where dry bulk shipowners, managers and operators are informed about, discuss and share concerns on key topics and regulatory challenges, especially in relation to safety, the environment and operational excellence. The Association has just released the following text to the media.
Life at sea has many challenges, with seafarers facing a number of issues to maintain their health, safety and wellbeing. The Seafarers International Research Centre investigates these issues to contribute positively to seafarer welfare.
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