Nov 11, 2019

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. The ultra large container…

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Nov 06, 2019

Maersk to Pilot Battery System on 4,500 TEU Boxship

Danish shipping giant Maersk will install a containerized 600 kWh marine battery system on board the 4,500 TEU Maersk Cape Town in December 2019 to improve vessel performance and…

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Nov 05, 2019

Despite Progress on Gender Issues, Maritime Industry Can Do More

Improvement has been made but a lot more can be done to enhance the role of women in the maritime industry, International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary-General Kitack Lim…

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Nov 05, 2019

Jeddah: Sustainable Marine Development Towards 2030 and Beyond

An international conference entitled ”Sustainable Marine Development Towards 2030 and beyond” will be held in Saudi Arabia during November 5-7, 2019, organized in…

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Oct 31, 2019

UN Report: Trade Tensions, Uncertainty Hurt Global Maritime Trade

World maritime trade lost momentum in 2018 as heightened uncertainty, escalating tariff tensions between the US and China and mounting concerns over other trade policy and political…

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Oct 22, 2019

One Sea Makes Case for Safe, Ethical Autonomous Shipping

With its primary aim of developing an operating autonomous maritime ecosystem that is poised to be at the cutting edge of technology, the One Sea alliance finds itself at the forefront…

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Oct 17, 2019

IBM Joins Mayflower Autonomous Ship Project

American information technology company IBM has joined a global consortium of partners, led by marine research organization ProMare, which is building an unmanned, fully-autonomous…

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Oct 16, 2019

AET Names Dual Fuel Shuttle Tankers for North Sea Ops

Tanker owner and operator AET has unveiled its newest vessel duo as it named what it said were two of the world’s first LNG dual-fuel dynamic positioning shuttle tankers (DPSTs).…

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Oct 15, 2019

Freighter Runs Aground off Corsica, France

The 1998-built singledecker Rhodanus ran aground in the Strait of Bonifacio off the French island of Corsica on October 13. The French maritime authority Premar said the ship did not…

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Oct 14, 2019

BWM Convention Amendments Enter into Force

On October 13, 2019, amendments to an international treaty aimed at preventing the spread of potentially invasive species in ships’ ballast water came into force, the International…

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