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Organizations can do more to support UN SDGs, says new study

While there is a general acknowledgement of the importance of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) among organizations, there is room for more concrete action to take place in support of the SDGs if these are to be achieved by 2030, says a recent study by PwC.

ITOPF: Number of oil tanker spills in 2019 the lowest in 50 years

The International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation (ITOPF) issued its oil spill statistics, noting a continuing decrease at the frequency of oil spills from tankers. With one large and two medium oil spills in 2019, the number in 2019 was the lowest in 50 years, ITOPF notes. 

Climate change, big data and supply chains to take over in 2020

Bureau Veritas estimates that in 2020 there will be major growth in compliance, leading testing and inspection. The certification authority revealed that the key trends in the year ahead will be tackling climate change, ‘Big Data’ as well as ethical supply chains.

Key trends shaping the cruise industry in 2020

CLIA issued its 2020 State of the Cruise Industry report taking an in-depth look at the impact of cruising and the trends across the industry. The cruise industry has cemented its role as a mainstream vacation choice with about 32 million guests expected to sail in 2020.

Key trends in Gulf of Guinea tanker attacks 2016-2019

In line with a growing concern over the continued attacks against ships in the Gulf of Guinea, Risk Intelligence has recorded almost 100 maritime security incidents across the region in 2019 to date, around one third of those involved tanker vessels of all types.

Safer, smarter seafaring through soft skills training

During the first SAFETY4SEA Forum in Manila, Capt. Albert E. Bartilad, Vice President and COO of Manila Shipmanagement & Manning, Inc. and Vice President and CTO of the Manship Maritime Training Center, Inc. shed light on a relatively modern concept: safer, smarter seafaring through soft skills training. Capt. Bartilad believes that competence, while necessary, does not always guarantee performance. Accidents, he stresses, will always happen, and he advocates the development of resilient crew who can perform in difficult situations as the key to preventing greater loss.

IMO 2020 sulphur cap: Important points to keep in mind

They say that before a big exam it is best not to study the night before, as the period leading up to it should have prepared you for what’s coming. However, there is always time to quickly check and refresh the most important parts. In this article, we provide key points regarding  2020 sulphur cap, to help operators prepare one last time before the big 2020 exam.

Top 10 soft skills for the new decade

As shipping seems to be transformed in every way driven by the acceleration of technology development, the sector is struggling to redefine the way it has been doing business so far. Amid a constantly changing landscape, attracting new talent seems to be the key for shipping to adapt to new challenges.

Diversity is crucial for maritime sustainability

Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, President of WISTA International and CEO of TOTOTHEO MARITIME, a leading global supplier of advanced maritime technology and services, spoke to Nor-Shipping, after being elected to a second two-year term as WISTA International President, arguing that the changing world, defined by changing technology, demands a changing maritime workforce.

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