Funded by the European Union and implemented by IMO, the Global MTCC Network initiative unites technology centres, such as Maritime Technologies Cooperation Centres, in targeted regions into a global network. Their aim is to promote technologies and operations to improve energy efficiency in the maritime sector.
December 2017 was a very disappointing month for the tanker market. Namely, especially for mid-size tankers it was the worst December for spot rates since the early 1990s and for VLCCs it was the worst December since the 1980s. However, in the end of 2018 and start of 2019, the situation is expected to recover.
90% of world trade is being transported by ships at sea. However, emissions from ships are seriously affecting tens of thousands of people every year.
For this reason, the Port of Gothenburg, Scandinavia’s busiest shipping hub, is trying to come up with a number of methods to tackle the effects of shipping pollution.
French shipbuilder STX France unveiled a new sailing cruise ship concept that could respond to environmental challenges, by reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions. The SILENSEAS project is supported by the French Agency for the Environment and Energy Management.
When freezing temperatures hit the City of Hamburg, the Hamburg Port Authority, has to ensure the efficient breaking of the icesheet in the Port of Hamburg, and it does that by using icebreakers. This procedure is very important in terms of dyke safety and for the prevention of flooding.
CHIRP released its latest video, in which it focuses on reports about dangerous practices when working aloft, and others referring to leisure vessels and ship design, as well as problems faced by pilots during their duties. Namely, in the video, CHIRP presents three cases.
After her christening, the ‘Frigg W’ the first in a series of four new multi-purpose vessels of Dutch breakbulk shipping line Cargow is now in operation between Rotterdam, Norway and Reydarfjördur, Iceland. Portvlogger Steven was allowed to travel with the maiden trip and spoke to the four owners.
To support its vision to become a global maritime hub and stay ahead of competition, Singapore is currently building a mega port in Tuas, to be the world’s largest fully-automated terminal, upon completed by 2040. The video presents key issues with respect to the future port, including the challenges to be faced during its construction.
This year IMO celebrates two anniversaries: 70 years since the Convention establishing the Organization was adopted, and 60 years since it has entered into force. The IMO Convention was adopted on 6 March 1948, at the UN Maritime Conference held in Geneva, Switzerland, and entered into force 10 years later, on 17 March 1958.
- Loss Prevention
New potential refuges for ships identified in Haida Gwaii16/03/2018
Denmark eases medicine handling onboard ships16/03/2018
Women in maritime: How to encourage participation16/03/2018
Four lanchas arrested for illegal fishing in US waters16/03/2018
Panama Canal sings soybean and corn deal16/03/2018
New space for operations to be created at Port of Rotterdam16/03/2018
US to fund projects for fuel cell technologies16/03/2018
- Maritime Health
How to achieve Wellness at Sea16/03/2018
Helicopter pilot crashes off Port Hedland, Australia16/03/2018
Tanker suspected of fuel smuggling captured in Libya16/03/2018