Air emissions, fuel options and energy efficiency: Where we stand

During the last SAFETY4SEA Singapore Forum, Dr. Khorshed Alam, COO, The Viswa Group of Companies, focused on the critical issues of air emissions and analyzed the available compliance options, specifically emphasizing on the various types of 2020 fuel production, as well as energy efficiency. Reducing consumption with a focus on EEDI and SEEMP is a primary aim for shipping, he argued, adding that a very effective mode for lower CO2 emissions is to lower sailing speeds.

Singapore may arrest US sanctioned vessel

The Authorities of Singapore reported that they may arrest the Russian vessel that has been under US sanctions for violating economic sanctions imposed on North Korea, Interfax, a Russian news reported.

EU-Singapore trade agreement benefits port of Hamburg

The Port of Hamburg’s second strongest partner country for seaborne container handling is Singapore, following China as the first; Singapore trade with the port reached the 380,000 TEUs of containers transported between the two ports. 

Low-sulfur fuel delays in Singapore

Bloomberg reports that ship owners are waiting longer and paying more to refuel at the world’s top bunkering hub, Singapore, as the industry struggles to prepare for the implementation of new ship-fuel rules in a few weeks.

ReCAAP ISC warning: Singapore Strait incidents continue

Since ReCAAP ISC issued an Incident Alert regarding security incidents involving ships in the eastbound lane of Singapore Strait on 23 October, another four incidents were reported in the region, the ReCAAP ISC said in a new warning. 

Another two armed robberies to ships in Singapore Strait

In its weekly report for 19-25 November, ReCAAP ISC informed of three incidents of armed robbery against ship in Asia. One was CAT 3 and two were CAT 4 incidents. Two of them occurred to ships while underway in the Singapore Strait, which has been at the center of maritime security warnings in recent months.

Taiwan fines ships for violating ECAs

Taiwan fined four ships NT$ 100,000 each, which is around USD$ 3,300, for violating the new emissions control area (ECA) regulations, according to local media citing a note from the Ministry of Transportation and Communications.

EU, Singapore trade agreement comes into force

The EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EUSFTA), was approved from the EU council several days ago and officially came into force today, November 21. From now on, Singapore frees all the EU products that enter in country from tariffs and EU from its side, removes the tariffs up to 84% for all the exports from Singapore.

Eastern Pacific introduces the nine startups for maritime accelerator

In a recent statement, Eastern Pacific has announced its first class of nine startups for the Eastern Pacific Accelerator powered by Techstars, which were selected from hundreds of worldwide applicants. The class of startups was selected with careful consideration and input from EPS’ Operations, Marine Technical, Commercial, IT, Fleet Personnel, and Management teams, who would work closely with each startup to test their technologies and accelerate their businesses.

ReCAAP ISC: Two attempted armed robberies reported last week

In its weekly report for 12-18 November, ReCAAP ISC informed of two attempted incidents of armed robbery against ships in Asia. One incident occurred at Alpha Anchorage, Batangas Bay, Philippines and another one at the Singapore Strait, which has been a key area of concern for maritime security in recent months. 


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