Russian shipping company Sovcomflot announced that its large-capacity LNG-fueled LNG tanker ‘Lomonosov Prospect’ successfully completed a commercial voyage along the Northern Sea Route on 30 October 2018, delivering a cargo of petroleum products from the Republic of Korea to Northern Europe.
Cargo shipping in Russia’s Northern Sea Route has increased about five times since 2013, Aleksandr Kalashnikov, the department head at the Northern Sea Route Administration, reported. In fact, a total of 13 million tons of cargo has been transported through the route until October 1.
MEPC 73, which concluded on Friday, considered impact assessment methodology ahead of sending the ‘Scope of Work’- which sets out the work to be done to reduce the risks associated with the use and carriage of HFO by ships in Arctic, including the proposal for a ban, to PPR6 in February.
Damen informed that the MV Tasmanic Winter has nearly concluded its voyage from China to Rotterdam, via the Northern Sea Route, with 24 new vessels on board. Damen chose to ship the vessels through the Northern Sea to reduce delivery times.
The Canadian Coast Guard informed that three interim icebreakers that were recently bought, will be used for the next 15 to 20 years. The Coast guard revealed that during an interview with The Canadian Press, where it also said that it’s worried about the state of their aging fleet.
Under its Operation IceBridge, NASA captured a photo of a very sharp-angled, tabular iceberg floating among sea ice in the Antarctic Peninsula, on 16 October. The rectangular iceberg appeared to be freshly calved from Larsen C, which in July 2017 released the massive A68 iceberg.
On October 7, the Dutch flag heavy transport vessel BigLift Barentsz arrived in Rotterdam from China, after sailing through the Northern Sea Route. The vessel is designed and built for polar waters. When open, the Northern Sea Route, reduces significantly the distance between China and Europe.
As the MEPC 73 starts today in London, the Clean Arctic Alliance calls the member states to reaffirm their commitment towards a ban on the use and carriage of polluting heavy fuel oil from Arctic shipping from 2021. At MEPC 72 most of IMO members agreed in principle to this ban.
Targeted engineering projects to hold off glacier melting could slow down ice-sheet collapse and limit sea-level rise, according to a new study issued in the European Geosciences Union journal The Cryosphere. However, the study highlights the importance of reducing emissions as a key to stopping climate change.
As the ice melting creates an uncertain future for the Arctic environment, a new study published in Geophysical Research Letters suggests that the growth of trans-Arctic shipping and the subsequent increase in emissions may offset some of the overall warming trend in the Arctic by the end of the century.
EU to deny citizens longer-lasting and repairable products resulting to e-waste09/12/2018
Following instructions vital to avoid injuries09/12/2018
Ballpark to be created at Port of Portland's Terminal 209/12/2018
Heavy tensioner pad falls near deck supervisor09/12/2018
Ten principles for global transparency in fishing industry08/12/2018
Glow sticks may hide chemical risks08/12/2018
Sea Shepherd to scrap 'M/Y Steve Irwin'08/12/2018
EU NAVFOR, Somalia continue maritime security dialogue07/12/2018
FEPORT: Consistency and coordination needed between EU policies07/12/2018
Dredging project agreed for port of Guayaquil07/12/2018
SeaSense - Expert Thinking on Mental HealthPollution
Overview of scrubber discharges bans in portsSeafarers
EU to simplify seafarers training and certificationFuels
Gate LNG terminal achieves record send-out
Trending Now2020 sulphur cap accident reports anti piracy measures Arctic BIMCO China ClassNK CO2 collision container ships cruise ships DNV GL energy efficiency EU fatality onboard ferries fire onboard IMO incident investigation India Infographic lessons learned lng LNG as a fuel Maersk marine environment maritime piracy maritime security MLC Convention MPA Singapore offshore operations oil and gas industry ports reducing shipping emissions reports safety measures search and rescue shipping market Somali piracy sustainability training UK US USCG Wartsila