During the 2019 SAFETY4SEA Hamburg Forum, Poul Woodall, Director (Environment & Sustainability), DFDS A/S, talked about 2020 and its consequences for Maritime GHG emissions, highlighting that there is no doubt that Sulphur dioxide harms both human health and the environment.
The second SAFETY4SEA Forum in Hamburg successfully concluded on Tuesday 8th of October, 2019 at Lindner Hotel Am Michel, Hamburg. The event, organized by SAFETY4SEA, was sponsored by Aquametro Oil and Marine, Diaplous Group, HudsonAnalytix, NAVTOR, PRIMARINE, RISK4SEA, SQEMARINE, T&T SALVAGE.
Hamburg-based Nauticor, a unit of Linde, reported that the world’s largest LNG bunker vessel, the 7,500-cbm Kairos was officially christened at the Hamburg Cruise Center Steinwerder. The vessel began being constructed in 2016. The vessel was delivered in October 2018, according to Nauticor.
Port of Hamburg’s terminal operator Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG announced the expansion of its rail terminal. Namely, two extra tracks and two new rail gantry cranes have been added to the rail terminal at the Container Terminal Burchardkai. Now the rail terminal has ten tracks, instead of eight, while the longest trains permitted can be processed on every track.
Mr. Leif Erik Caspersen, Director International Sales, ERMA FIRST, provides recommendations on how to select a suitable BWTS retrofitting. A ballast water treatment, he said, is much complicated as it is especially designed for each vessel. Mr. Caspersen advised that operators should select the systems with the most suitable operation options for their vessels.
While talking at the first SAFET4SEA Conference in Hamburg, Prof. Orestis Schinas, Professor of Shipping and Ship Finance at Hamburg School of Business Administration, talked about the problem of green finance, and shared advice for newbuildings and existing ships. Prof. Schinas noted that decarbonization comes with a price and operators or owners are challenged and faced with the burden.
While talking at the first SAFET4SEA Conference in Hamburg, Mr. Alex Dimitrevich, Regional Crisis Response and Wellness Programme Coordinator in Europe, Sailors’ Society, shared his insight for the association’s Wellness at Sea Programme. Traditionally, he argued, the industry thought of seafarers as only ‘occupational’ human beings, but the current definition of wellness looks at the human being’s holistic nature.
Kühne Logistics University and Hapag-Lloyd announced the launch of the Hapag-Lloyd Center for Shipping and Global Logistics. The centre, focusing on maritime logistics, aims to promote the discourse between international research and the shipping industry.
The inaugural SAFTY4SEA Conference in Hamburg successfully concluded on Wednesday 7th of November, at Empire Riverside Hotel, Hamburg, attracting 160 delegates from a total of 88 organizations.
The Port of Hamburg, as part of its attempt to handle ultra-heavy loads, received a unit load capacity of 600 tons, “Enak”. This would be one of the most powerful salvage/floating cranes in Germany. The crane’s owner Lührs Schifffahrt, acquired “Enak” from Bugsier Reederei, and transferred it to Hamburg.
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