According to DNV GL’s Energy Transition Outlook, until 2050, energy from renewables will meet 50% of our energy needs, while alternative sources of energy will grow the world’s electricity transmission and distribution systems. In the following infographic you can see a timeline of the expected developments up until 2050.
Oil & Gas UK published its Economic Report 2018, revealing an improved landscape for the sector, with reduced costs, competitive fiscal terms, improved performance and more stable prices, but, also a record low drilling activity and a potentially damaging supply chain squeeze.
EMSA in collaboration with the European Commission created an infographic presenting the benefits of electronic tags for marine safety. Namely, eTags give direct access to product details; seamless data flow between manufacturers, notified bodies and authorities; read RFID and data matrix formats among others.
On the occasion of SMM 2018, taking place 4-7 Sept in Hamburg, Germany, VesselsValue has released an infographic which depicts the five best performing German owners since 2017 SMM.
Last week, Canada introduced new rules for whale watching and approaching marine mammals, which will provide a minimum approach distance of 100 metres for most whales, dolphins and porpoises to legally protect these animals from human disturbances.
The LNG market is still defying expectations, as its demand increased by 29 million tonnes to 293 million tonnes in 2017, according to Shell’s annual LNG Outlook. Nevertheless, Shell expects a supply shortage to take place in mid-2020s, unless new LNG production project commitments are made soon.
The heat was hard to beat around the US last month, making it the 11th warmest July on record. Meanwhile, the sweltering temperatures the last three months brought the warmest May through July on record, according to scientists at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information.
In a report presented to the European Parliament and Council in late July, the European Commission found that the goal of biologically diverse, clean and healthy seas by 2020 is unlikely to be achieved through the measures put in place by Member States under the Marine Strategy Framework Directive.
13 people, who drowned in 2017, might be alive today if they had been wearing a lifejacket or buoyancy aid, according to this year’s Casualty Review Panel. The panel meets annually to discuss the previous year’s appropriate maritime fatalities and whether those who died might have survived had they been wearing a lifejacket.
Many of the things that cause stress for seafarers aren’t things that can be changed, like being away from home for extended periods. In their recent ‘Managing Stress and Sleeping Well at Sea’ guide, ISWAN and Shipowners Club provide a useful infographic for managing worries at sea.
Watch: World ROV market on the increase again19/09/2018
UK explores benefits of artificial intelligence in transport19/09/2018
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Portugal joins WISTA International19/09/2018
Estonia launches hybrid patrol vessel to tackle pollution threats19/09/2018
Venta Maersk successfully sails through Northern Sea Route19/09/2018
PSA Norway: Numerous safety breaches found on Jotun B19/09/2018
Saudi Aramco awards contract for construction of drilling islands19/09/2018
Watch: Assembling Equinor’s giant Mariner platform19/09/2018
US ports association concerned over US trade tariffs19/09/2018
ReCAAP ISC reports crew abduction in Sulu-Celebes Seas19/09/2018