Emerging trends in maritime industry include not only a shift towards technology and innovation, but also a constant need to adapt to a number of key environmental issues that seem to redifine how shipping does business. In this regard, IMarEST published an informative infographic, summarizing the key environmental trends for shipping.
Using electrical power for ships at berth instead of diesel-burning engines, ‘cold ironing’ can greatly reduce air pollution from ships. When ships use shore power, they connect into landside electricity for their power needs at berth, avoiding to run diesel-fueled auxiliary on-board engines. According to estimations, shore power is able to limit air pollution from ships at berth by 95%.
The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) released its annual Asia Cruise Industry Ocean Source Market Report, which analyzes the growth, demographics and trends of the top source markets in Asia. The report noted a record-breaking 4.24 million ocean-going cruise passengers in 2018.
The Isle of Man Ship Registry issued its annual report, presenting data provided by the Registry’s Port State Control (PSC) activity throughout 2018. The report noted a total of nine detentions of Isle of Man vessels during 2018. Less than a third of vessel inspections resulted in reported deficiencies.
In its Shipping and Safety Review for 2019, Allianz provided an overview of the top ten largest ships lost in 2018. The largest ship lost in 2018 was the explosion and sinking of the Iranian tanker ‘Sanchi’ off Shanghai in the very first days of the year.
In the light of Nor-Shipping 2019, VesselsValue takes a look at Norway’s biggest spenders. Many Norwegian shipping and offshore industries have recorded sustainable growth during some of the most turbulent times ever experienced. Since the last Nor-Shipping in 2017, Norwegian companies owning ships have risen from 205 to 238.
In its annual Safety and Shipping Review released this week, Allianz provided a statistics review of shipping incidents by year, by vessel type, by cause and by region, for the last decade (2009-2018). The report revealed that total shipping losses over 100GT have fallen significantly to 46, representing the lowest total this century.
In 2018, the maritime industry saw the number of total shipping losses of vessels over 100GT falling significantly to 46, representing the lowest total this century, said Allianz in its new Shipping and Safety review 2019. To put it into context, there were 207 total losses reported in 2000. Cargo vessels was the ship type involved in a third of losses (15) during 2018.
World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association was 156.7 million tonnes (Mt) in April 2019, a 6.4% increase compared to April 2018. China’s crude steel production for April 2019 was 85.0 Mt, an increase of 12.7% compared to April 2018.
The American Hellenic Hull Insurance Agency published an infographic focusing on the IMO/MEPC open look scrubber issue, focusing on MEPC 74 that was conducted the previous week and highlights what effects do scrubbers have from the insurer’s perspective.
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