As the Arctic region continues to open, strategic competition drives more actors to look to the Arctic for economic and geopolitical advantages. In this context, USCG released its newest strategy to address its expanding role in the Polar Regions, in line with a growing demand for effective leadership and presence in the region.
Robert Day, VesselsValue Head of Offshore, discusses and presents the first edition of Offshore Layups infographics. As presented, out of all the major offshore oil and gas regions, the U.S. Gulf of Mexico has the largest number of laid-up OSVs.
ReCAAP ISC published its Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia for the 1st Quarter Report, from January to March 2019. The report presented a 52% reduction in the total number of incidents reported during January-March 2019, in comparison to the same period in 2018. Both the total number of incidents and number of actual incidents reported during January-March 2019 are the lowest among the period of January-March of 13-year.
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.
Improving the regulatory landscape is an important step for the maritime industry to raise operational efficiency, thus, reducing unnecessary administrative burdens is identified as appropriate. In this light, IMO, along with other organizations as well, are taking actions to reduce the so called ‘red tape’ in the sector and its implications.
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.
Sweden ranks at the top of the ten countries reported to be the most ready for energy transition, according to World Economic Forum’s Energy Transition Index (ETI), comparing the energy sectors of 115 countries and analyzing their readiness for energy transition.
World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) published a report focusing on the physical signs and socio-economic impacts of climate change that are accelerating as record greenhouse gas concentrations drive global temperatures towards increasingly dangerous levels.
Colombo Stock Exchange in collaboration with the Global Reporting Initiative launched the updated version of the publication ‘Communicating Sustainability’. The publications aims to assist listed companies effectively integrate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors in capital market communications.
- Maritime Software
Blockchain is taking shape in Port of Rotterdam25/04/2019
Improper lifeboats stowage could lead to damage25/04/2019
- PSC Focus
Liberian flag added to USCG QUALSHIP 2125/04/2019
Chinese President eyes a maritime community with shared future25/04/2019
DNV GL awards Arkona offshore wind farm25/04/2019
- Maritime Knowledge
ISM Code: How to handle Non-Conformities25/04/2019
Lessons Learned: Crew inability to assess sea conditions leads to fatality25/04/2019
ReCAAP ISC: Four incidents in Singapore Strait in January-April25/04/2019
IMB issues notice to vessels in Indonesian waters25/04/2019
Global container port throughput declined in February25/04/2019