The Chairman of the British Ports Association has urged for a return to stability and a relentless focus on creating a business environment that supports investment and skills. What is more, BPA believes that ports and shipping are very much part of the solution to UK decarbonisation challenges, but it raised concerns regarding the use of open-loop scrubbers in ports.
ABS launched its ABS Low Carbon Shipping Outlook which defines ship technologies, operational efficiencies and alternative fuels and energy sources that are needed to achieve the 2030 and 2050 goals. To achieve cleaner and low carbon emissions, the shipping industry will need a better understanding of existing technologies and strategies while new technology, including fuels, will need to be developed.
The Global Maritime Forum gives an insight in major issues that seem to affect the shipping industry on a global scale. It is based on research between senior maritime stakeholders from more than 50 countries, and their perceptions on the impact, likelihood, and preparedness on a number of issues potentially affecting the global maritime industry.
The report ‘Breaking New Ground’ presents the outcomes of the Global Maritime Forum’s recent Annual Summit in Hong Kong. The high-level meeting gathered 200 decision-makers from across the entire maritime spectrum to address key challenges and opportunities facing global seaborne trade. The Summit discussed about decarbonisation, digitalization and improving safety.
2019 kicked off with the data collection on fuel oil consumption, alternative mechanisms to comply with the 2020 Sulphur cap, the EU Ship Recycling Regulation, the IMSBC Code 2017 amendment as well as amendments designating North Sea and Baltic Sea as ECAs. With many more regulations and developments still yet to come, nations from all across the globe, ship operators and crew are going through a key period because of ten major issues that will have significant impact over the next ten years in the shipping industry.
Once again this year’s agenda was full with meetings, agreements and important announcements for the maritime community. In this photo recap we have picked key moments that captivated industry’s interest in 2018.
The Global Maritime Forum’s Annual Summit took place in Hong Kong on 3-4 October 2018. This high-level meeting gathered maritime leaders to discuss industry-wide, long-term challenges and opportunities. Under the theme ‘Breaking New Ground, Digitalisation’, the forum discussed about decarbonisation, gender cap and the future of the industry in an environment characterized by fast-paced changes.
Baltic Exchange: Maritime market highlights 29 June-3 July06/07/2020
- PSC Focus
Black Sea MoU annual PSC report: 212 ship detentions in 201906/07/2020
The port of the future is based on seven building blocks06/07/2020
ILO urged to ensure proper identification of seafarer suicides06/07/2020
- Maritime Health
RMI: Medicine chest requirements onboard06/07/2020
- Maritime Health
Eleven seafarers test COVID-19 positive on MSC boxship in China06/07/2020
ESPO: EU taxonomy should recognize ports' green practices06/07/2020
Car carrier declared total loss after explosion onboard06/07/2020
Inmarsat investigates the role of technology in improving life onboard06/07/2020
- Cyber Security
Cyber incident response crucial to cope with cyber risks06/07/2020