The Lloyd’s Register Foundation identified passenger ferry safety as a challenge in its insight report on global safety challenges in 2017. A panel led established the countries where most fatalities take place, the predominant accident causes and measures which would save most lives.
DNV GL published the new “Global Sulphur Cap 2020” guidance paper, updating the Global Sulphur Cap brochure, published in October 2016. This report presents the new regulation and the options that ship owners and operators have, in order to ensure compliance.
To assist shipping companies prepare for the implementation of the IMO global sulphur cap for ships’ fuel oil, the International Chamber of Shipping has produced some guidance to help ensure compliance across the shipping industry with this regulatory game changer.
IMarEST issued a survey on a number of issues surrounding the adoption of remote and autonomous technology in shipping. The report shows it is very likely that the adoption will proceed on a sector by sector basis, but it is still unclear as to the justifications for the business case for each of these sectors in terms of full adoption.
Oil & Gas UK published its Economic Report 2018, revealing an improved landscape for the sector, with reduced costs, competitive fiscal terms, improved performance and more stable prices, but, also a record low drilling activity and a potentially damaging supply chain squeeze.
The British Ports Association published a report authored by Setfords Solicitors on Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships and the challenges and opportunities for UK ports. Coastal shipping could be one of the first parts of the UK maritime sector to embrace autonomous shipping.
A total of eight armed robberies against ships were reported in Asia in August 2018, according to ReCAAP ISC’s monthly report. The figures reveal a decrease compared to July, but a 5% increase in the total number of incidents reported during January-August 2018, compared with the same period in 2017.
To measure how nations are dealing with illicit trade, the Transnational Alliance to Combat Illicit Trade commissioned the Economist Intelligence Unit to produce the Global Illicit Trade Environment Index. At the bottom of the overall index are generally developing economies, with Libya ranking last.
DNV GL today published its latest Energy Transition Outlook. According to the new Outlook, natural gas projects will receive a significant investment, while the global energy demand will peak in 2035. The increased electrification of energy demand, along with wind and solar energy, will grow the world’s electricity transmission and distribution systems. In addition, DNV GL also published the Maritime Forecast to 2050, which examines the challenges of decarbonizing the shipping industry.
Responding to the latest Seafarers Happiness Index, sailors have called for ship owners, operators and managers to have designated human resource management in place to address concerns and to reflect the growing appreciation and importance of seafarer mental health and wellbeing onboard.
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Portugal joins WISTA International19/09/2018
Estonia launches hybrid patrol vessel to tackle pollution threats19/09/2018
Venta Maersk successfully sails through Northern Sea Route19/09/2018
PSA Norway: Numerous safety breaches found on Jotun B19/09/2018
Saudi Aramco awards contract for construction of drilling islands19/09/2018
Watch: Assembling Equinor’s giant Mariner platform19/09/2018
US ports association concerned over US trade tariffs19/09/2018
ReCAAP ISC reports crew abduction in Sulu-Celebes Seas19/09/2018