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Who is who at an oil spill: Roles and responsibilities

An oil spill is the potential adverse effect of most maritime incidents. Oil spills can have disastrous consequences, environmentally and economically. Oil spill response at sea is most times a complex procedure, because of the remoteness of the site or the number of interested parties.

WTO: Trends in global trade 2018

The WTO’s latest World Trade Statistical Review 2019 confirming a continuous uncertainty on global trade and a rise on trade-restrictive measures. The report highlights that trade continues to be concentrated. The ten leading traders in 2018 represented more than half of world trade.

Report: Cargo theft trends in 2018

TT Club and BSI Supply Chain Services and Solutions issued the Global Cargo Theft Intelligence and Advisory Report for 2018, highlighting the impact of cargo theft on the global supply chain. This follows an earlier publication for the first half of 2018.

BP eyes a leading biofuel company in Brazil

Oil major BP has agreed to form a 50:50 joint venture with Bunge, a US-based supplier of agriculture, food and ingredients, aiming to create a leading bioenergy company in Brazil, one of the world’s largest fastgrowing markets for biofuels. 

50% of seafarers frustrated with bridge alarms, survey finds

A recent shift to automation and new technologies makes imminent the need of additional skills for seafarers to adequately respond to new requirements. In 2017-2018, the Shipowners Club ran a survey to investigate whether alarms on the bridge affected the attention and focus of bridge watchkeepers.

UK: 11 died due to not wearing a lifejacket in 2018

A total of 11 people drowned in 2018 in UK because they did not wear a lifejacket or a buoyancy aid. This is one of the main findings of this year’s Casualty Review Panel, who met earlier this year to discuss last year’s maritime fatalities. 

Readiness plan launched for 2020 sulphur cap compliance

The Singapore Shipping Association issued the ‘IMO Sulphur Cap 2020 Readiness Plan’ for Singapore’s shipping community. The document provides an overview of the key requirements of the IMO 2020 global sulphur cap, describes the major preparatory milestones in the lead up to January 2020, and presents key compliance measures.

Infographic: Progress of EU and non-EU countries in IUU fishing

The European Union published an infographic, providing information of the Illegal, Unreported and Undocumented (IUU) fishing, which still is on the rise in many countries. Specifically, fishing can be though of as illegal when there’s no authorization, when it is against conservation and management measures by RFMOs and when it is against national laws and international regulations.

Paris MoU annual PSC report: Detentions drop, ISM deficiencies increase

Paris MoU issued its annual PSC report, noting that the detention percentage of 3.15% in 2018 has significantly decreased compared to the 3.87% in 2017. The number of ships that received a banning order has also decreased from 32 in 2017 to 24 this year. ISM was again at the top of the five most frequently recorded deficiencies in 2018.

Achieving shipping’s decarbonization by 2050

UMAS released two infographics showing what fuels will help decarbonize shipping by 2050. The infographic shows the deep emission cuts that will be needed to meet the IMO GHG targets. The infographics highlight the huge possibility of untapped renewable energy potential to produce low- or zero-emissions electro-fuels and what next steps are necessary to scale up these solutions.

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