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How to maintain Inventory of Hazardous Material

A ship owner who has completed an IHM process for a vessel can achieve the vessel’s compliance to the Hong Kong Convention and the EU Ship Recycling regulations. However, this is only the first step to compliance, as the owner must ensure continuous conformity of the Inventory, says Rick Power, Senior Manager – IHM at Wilhelmsen.

How drones enhance productivity in Singapore

Drones are gaining more and more a position in maritime industry, especially in ship inspections -conventionally conducted by humans-, as they have been identified as a way to save time and money and to enhance workforce safety. 

Canada to manage West Coast marine traffic congestion

As part of its $1.5 billion Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada announced it is implementing an Interim Protocol for the use of Southern British Columbia Anchorages, starting from 8 February 2018, aiming to better manage West Coast marine traffic congestion.

New project to promote bleaching earth in Rotterdam

The Port of Rotterdam is seeking to promote extraction of bleaching earth, which is likely the least known waste product in the Rotterdam port area. A multi-million Euro investment is expected to provide annual savings of a few million Euros yearly and the recovery of several tons of vegetable oil. This can be achieved through a new extraction installation. 

Lessons Learned: Hydraulic oil spill during cargo discharging

In UK Club’s latest ‘Lessons Learned’ article, Capt. David Nichol describes a case of a hydraulic oil spill during cargo unloading operations in a heavy weather, highlighting the importance of crews’ quick and effective response to avoid major pollution incidents.

Global oil demand likely grows up to 2040

As part of the recently published BP Energy Outlook for 2018, BP’s chief economist, Spencer Dale, explores where oil demand is headed until 2040. Mr. Dale highlights that demand for liquid fuels grows over much of the Outlook, although in the ET scenario, the rate of growth gradually slows and plateaus in the years after 2040.

Scotland eyes hydrogen powered ferry service

The Scottish government has awarded funding for a feasibility study on a hydrogen-powered ferry, manufactured by community-owned wind turbines, to operate in Scotland’s west coast.

ESL Shipping issues sustainability report for 2017

“During last few years we have devoted a lot of time and resources to improve our human and technology standards, but we acknowledge we still are far away from being perfect and a lot of work remains. This report shows our commitment to responsibility and openness,” says Mikki Koskinen, Managing Director of ESL Shipping.

First meeting of BPA’s Women in Maritime Taskforce held

The British Ports Association welcomed the first meeting of its new Women in Maritime Taskforce, established to address fairness, equality and inclusion within the maritime sector. UK Maritime Minister Nusrat Ghani MP attended the first meeting and encouraged the sector to both challenge and support the Government on this initiative.