Aditi Rasquinha, Director Seafreight at Kuehne & Nagel, discusses the future of shipping, from talks around IMO’s 2020 sulphur cap, to digitalization and automation. In the meantime, port of Rotterdam published a white paper focusing of the benefits of digitalization to the supply chain.
The video above, published by APM Terminals is focused on women in the shipping industry, as part of the terminal’s efforts to construct an inclusive workplace in the terminal. The video presents several of the terminal’s female crane operators.
China delivered its first smart very large crude carrier (VLCC) in Dalian, on June 22. The VLCC is called ‘New Journey,’ and is the world’s first intelligent VLCC with a loading capacity of 308,000 tons. The vessel was delivered to China Merchants Energy Shipping Company, after successful trials were conducted in May.
On the occasion of the Day of the Seafarer celebrated each year on 25th June, the IMO is calling on everyone in the maritime world and beyond to get onboard with this year’s theme of gender equality and declare their support.
Chirag Bahri, who today is ISWAN’s Regional Director, India and South Asia, was held captive by pirates in Somalian waters from May to December 2010, along with 21 fellow crewmembers of the chemical tanker, Marida Marguerite.
TimeLab, a media-based Russian Company, was filming for a week the Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker Yamal conducting Arctic operations along the Northern Sea Route. The time-lapse presents ice-breaking operations in the Northern Sea Route.
Ingeteam, who’s responsible for the electrical engineering, completed the commissioning of the first multi-turbine wind floating platform at its final location in the Atlantic Ocean. The WIP10 + prototype is 1.3 nautical miles off the Spanish island of Gran Canaria, specifically on the PLOCAN test bench, in front of the Punta de la Garita.
Amid a growing tension between the US and Iran in the light of the two tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman last week, Iranian forces now have reportedly shut down a US military surveillance drone while flying over the Strait of Hormuz.
On June 18, ‘Pioneering Spirit’ visited the Brent field in the UK North Sea, to remove the Brent Bravo platform. Brent Bravo, located 115 miles north-east of Lerwick in Shetland, had produced its first oil back in 1976. Brent Bravo will now be taken to Hartlepool, in order to be recycled. However, its concrete legs have been left in position for now.
Wärtsilä, technology group, MARIN, Netherlands based Maritime Research Institute, and Grimaldi, Italian ship owner, designed an Energy Saving Device (ESD), suitable for use by ships with Controllable Pitch Propellers (CPPs).
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