New report analyzes safety in passenger ferry industry

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.

New guidance for 2020 sulphur cap compliance

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.

ICS publishes guidance for compliance with 2020 sulphur cap

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.  

Survey: Shipping future is autonomous but human to remain key component

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.

UK oil and gas sees improved costs but record low drilling

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.

BPA: Coastal shipping could be the first to embrace autonomous shipping

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.

Armed robberies against ships slightly increased in Asia

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. 

Europe ranks first at dealing with illicit trade

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. 

Energy transition fast, but not enough to meet Paris Agreement goals

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. 

Seafarers Happiness Index: Crews call for human resource management

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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