A study issued in the journal “Geophysical Research Letters” informs that what has been the oldest and thickest Arctic sea ice has begun disappearing, twice as fast in the rest of the Arctic Ocean, because atmospheric winds in north of Greenland transfer sea ice to other parts of the Arctic.
The Energy Information Administration (EIA) issued its Natural Gas Annual report for 2018, addressing that the US set a new record in natural gas production, consumption and exports that year. US natural gas increase was seen mostly in the Appalachian, Permian, and Haynesville regions.
The maritime sector in Scotland directly supports nearly £10 billion in turnover and 41,000 jobs, according to a new report launched by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) and commissioned by Maritime UK and the Scottish Maritime Cluster.
The European Union is taking great steps towards sustainability and protection of the environment, through a variety of EU-funded projects; EU’s effort in environmental protection includes research and innovation, to help achieve healthy, clean oceans and seas by 2030.
Operational efficiency is crucial for ports, given that about 90% of global trade relies on maritime transportation. Industry 4.0 and Internet Plus drive ports to transform and upgrade to digital, automated, and smart operation. With 5G, Huawei and Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Company (ZPMC) will collaborate to promote this transformation and upgrade to build efficient and environment-friendly smart ports.
Port of Los Angeles issued the “By the Numbers: Jeopardizing the National Benefits of Trade through America’s Busiest Port Complex” report, highlighting that tariffs have a negative impact on jobs, income and tax revenue.
IEA launched its Offshore Wind Outlook 2019 noting an increase of 30% in the wind market between 2010 and 2018, which was achieved from technological developments and from the growth of offshore wind projects. The report highlights that Europe is leading the offshore wind development, with the UK, Germany and Denmark being the highlight of these developments. Yet, China added more capacity than any other country in 2018.
Maritime UK has launched an updated version of the industry Code of Practice for autonomous vessels, assisting owners and interested parties on following specific guidelines, focusing on safety, environmental protection and right choice of technical solutions.
UK’s National Oceanography Centre has contributed to a new European Marine Board Position Paper, which provides an overview of the current European research vessel fleet and its capabilities. The report also recommends ways in which the fleet should evolve to meet future science needs.
The newly-published “CIMAC Guideline: Marine fuel handling in connection to stability and compatibility” focuses on the upcoming 2020 sulphur cap and assists owners and provides a practical and working understanding of stability and compatibility of marine fuel oils.
Study shows antifouling and fouling coatings improve vessel’s speed and performance18/11/2019
Japan to deploy US-made autonomous underwater vehicle for survey18/11/2019
NOAA to cease production of paper nautical charts18/11/2019
Japan aims to become Asia's LNG hub18/11/2019
USCG questioned over implementation of NTSB safety recommendations18/11/2019
USCG finalizes PFDs harmonization policy18/11/2019
Lessons Learned: Always be aware of H2S dangers during tank inspection17/11/2019
Non compliance with COLREGs could lead to collision17/11/2019
Chief Engineer refuses engine room rating, gets excluded from duty16/11/2019
Watch: Oldest Arctic ice is disappearing16/11/2019