LNG the most viable alternative fuel, new report says

SEA\LNG published the results of a new alternative fuels study, finding that LNG is the most mature, scalable, and commercially viable alternative fuel currently available for the maritime industry. The study was conducted by DNV GL. The study concluded that while there are several lower or zero carbon alternative fuels that could assist in complying with IMO 2030 and 2050 GHG reduction targets.

New report assesses ways to enhance maritime subsidies effectiveness

The International Transport Forum (ITF) published a report providing an overview of direct and indirect subsidies available to maritime transport in OECD countries. The report analyzes if they provide value for taxpayers’ money and offers suggestions on how policy makers can improve the effectiveness of maritime subsidies.

How to prevent and tackle fire onboard ferries

As fire on board is one of the most dangerous situations that crewmembers can face, the Standard Club has proposed certain practices, aiming to promote better fire safety, and raise awareness of fire risks in general and fire risks on ferries in particular.

Insurance cover regarding hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons

As the hurricane season has arrived, the Strike Club published a bulletin regarding Marine Delay Insurance covers offered, which covers shipowners for delays arising from hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons. The delay due to these events and the affect on revenue can be considerable, whether for an owner or a charterer.

Project to explore use of geospatial data in maritime

In August the Baltic Exchange collaborated with GeoSpock, a geospatial big data company, to build a maritime spatial database. The partnership aims to enable the continued provision of independent, impartial assessment of the maritime industry.

The effects of transshipment of catch in the Pacific

The transshipment of catch, which enables fresh fish to get to market sooner, is a significant but largely hidden part of the global commercial fishing industry. Transshipment regards hundreds of refrigerated cargo vessels, or carrier vessels, roaming the oceans, taking in catch from thousands of fishing vessels and transporting it to shore for processing. 

UK ports launch ‘People in Ports’ campaign

The UK Government launched the ‘People Route Map’ which includes a set of short-term, medium-term and long-term actions and commitments from Government to support maritime skills, which the British Ports Association (BPA) and Port Skills and Safety (PSS) have applauded.

CLIA: Cruise industry invests $22 billion in green technologies

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) published its 2019 Environmental Technologies and Practices Report, according to which cruise lines have provided up to $22 billion in vessels equipped with energy-efficient technologies and cleaner fuels. 


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