SEA\LNG and SGMF launched a study according to which GHG reductions of up to 21% are achievable now from LNG as a marine fuel, in comparison to the existent oil-based marine fuels over the entire life-cycle from Well-to-Wake (WtW). The study also confirms that emissions from SOx, NOx and particulate matter, are close to zero when using LNG compared with current conventional oil-based marine fuels.
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the largest cruise industry trade organisation globally, published its 2018 global cruise passenger statistics. An almost 7% increase was seen from 2017 to 2018 in the cruising industry, reaching the 28.5 million passengers. According to CLIA, North American travellers continue embracing cruising, with an annual passenger increase of 9% (14.2 million passengers) in 2018.
Container throughput in ports of Latin America and the Caribbean increased by 7.7% in 2018 compared to 2017, according to data provided by UN ECLAC. This analysis is based on the performance of a sampling of 31 countries and 118 ports and port areas in the region.
Princess Cruises announced debut of a 111-day World Cruise that will visit 50 destinations in 32 countries, across six continents, including Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, South America and North America, starting from 2021.
In a descriptive infographic, IMO summarizes key benefits associated with the 2020 sulphur cap. By not reducing the SOx limit for ships from 2020, the air pollution from ships would contribute to more than 570,000 additional premature deaths worldwide between 2020-2025.
The Government of Canada published an infographic in favour of protecting North Atlantic Right Whales. Whales can be injured or killed when they become entangled in fishing gear. Mainly, the areas on the infographic are based on the latest science and reflect where most of right whales are expected to be foraging.
Wärtsilä conducted its fifth annual global Safety Day on March 14th, 2019. This year theme was Lifesavers, referring to Wärtsilä’s 10 life-saving rules. This Safety day aimed to enhance life-saving rules and called people to act when they see a case that is inconsistent with the ten rules. The life-saving rules apply to all workers and partners involved with Wärtsilä’s operations or visiting its premises.
The World Economic Forum and Visual Capitalist issued an infographic, illustrating 12 things people can do to fine tune natural capabilities of their brainpower. It is noted that while brainpower is difficult to increase in any meaningful or permanent way, the good news is that it is how people use and harness raw cognitive abilities that really makes the difference.
As trade volumes continue to increase, the world’s busiest ports continue to grow larger and more efficient to meet demand. In just the last four years, the median annual volume of the top 50 ports jumped from 5.49 to 5.86 million TEUs. The World Economic Forum, in cooperation with Visual Capitalist, issued an infographic depicting the world’s busiest ports.
Partnerships and collaborations among players in the T&L value chain, including competitors, are needed to provide the foundation for the ecosystem. Many collaborations, such as Ocean Alliance and Yang Ming or Modern Terminals and TradeLens highlight the importance of partnership in order to achieve efficient operations.
Egyptian government announces shipping incentives19/07/2019
Arrested OSV shuts down AIS, runs from Aruba's authorities19/07/2019
US takes down Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz19/07/2019
Carnival Panorama passes sea trials in Adriatic Sea19/07/2019
US announces oil and gas lease sale for all available areas in Gulf of Mexico19/07/2019
Sri Lanka Navy saves vessel from hitting Bonavista coral reef19/07/2019
Partners consider the creation of offshore solar panels19/07/2019
Two crew members killed on bulk carrier off Brazil19/07/2019
Oil spill observed near Hibernia platform, Canada19/07/2019
EU, Canada agree on ocean partnership plan19/07/2019