A new initiative has emerged during COP 28, the “2030 Shipping Pact for People and Nature (SPPaN)”, to address the interconnected challenges of pollution, biodiversity loss, and the climate crisis and the potential co-benefits of shipping decarbonization for people and nature.Read more
According to Japanese, as we search to find meaning and purposes in our lives, certain concepts and symbols can help us. One of the most effective symbols is the Enso Circle, a Japanese “circle” that is hand-drawn in one or two uninhibited brushstrokes and used in Zen to express a moment when the mind is free to let the body create.
To ensure good seafarer health onboard starts from the top. The concept of leadership bears the responsibility and shapes the work culture, ultimately having a major impact on seafarer health, concluded experts in a panel discussion during 2023 Crew Welfare Week.
Mental fatigue refers to a state of chronic exhaustion that can happen from ongoing stress.
According to Gard, in 2022, the International Group (IG) first approved the Secro Customer and User Agreement dated 6 October 2022 (‘the 2022 Customer and User agreement’) and the Secro Standard e-bill of lading.
The IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) has decided to initiate a review of the STCW Convention and Code that will go through several phases, with a view to be completed by the autumn of 2027.
To align seafarer training, certification, and watchkeeping with evolving trends in the shipping industry and to tackle various challenges encountered by seafarers, the IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) has decided to initiate a thorough examination and update of the STCW Convention and Code.
Industry associations BIMCO, ICS, CLIA, IMCA, INTERCARGO, INTERTANKO and OCIMF have come together to publish security guidance applicable to navigating in the Southern Red Sea and Gulf of Aden.
The United Nations' shipping agency on 6th December, adopted a resolution to combat harmful maritime operations by focusing on the "shadow fleet" and their illegal shipping practises, Reuters highlights.
English grammar says we use ‘it’ to refer to things, while ‘he’ and ‘she’ are personal pronouns and should only be used for people. However, language has it to use ‘she’ when we refer to ships and boats, something that has its roots in the very old times. What is lagging behind this language idiom?
Abandoning the ship needs to take place at the right time, followed by specific steps and procedures, as the decision to leave the vessel and fall into the sea comes with great risk.
According to Lloyd's Register (LR), the International Maritime Organization (IMO) set stricter targets for shipping’s GHG emissions reaching net-zero by or close to 2050, committed to ensuring the uptake of zero-carbon fuels by 2030, and signalled its support for a just and equitable transition as part of the IMO’s Revised GHG strategy.
According to media reports, China has revealed the design of the world's largest nuclear-powered container ship.
To deliver on the goal of net zero emissions for shipping by 2050, IMO greenhouse gas regulations must rest on solid foundations. Liner shipping is committed to decarbonising quickly and efficiently, and to support this process the World Shipping Council (WSC) has published its first contribution to negotiations at IMO MEPC 81, with a paper outlining four cornerstones critical to an effective IMO GHG agreement.
European Federation for Transport and Environment (T&E) has published a paper which sets out the shipping pollution profile of selected developed countries and demonstrates policy actions they can take to address these emissions.
ABS has issued an approval in principle (AiP) to Lemissoler Navigation for its design of a 65K DWT methanol-fueled Ultramax bulk carrier, the first such methanol vessel for China’s shipbuilding industry. ABS has issued an approval in principle (AiP) to Lemissoler Navigation for its design of a 65K DWT methanol-fueled Ultramax bulk carrier, the first such methanol vessel for China’s shipbuilding industry.