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Liberia conducts first ever remote flag inspection

The Liberian Registry announced implementation of the first ever remote Annual Safety Inspection (ASI) aboard their ships, in a bid to adjust to the COVID-19 disruptions. The Registry successfully completed the first remote ASI this past week.

All Indian major ports run on solar and wind energy

Indian Major ports have turned to use renewable energy in order to cut costs and reduce the emissions. Namely, India is the first nation to have all government-owned ports running on solar and wind energy.

Standard Chartered is the first bank to join TradeLens

Standard Chartered Bank is the first financial institution to join TradeLens digital platform, jointly run by A.P. Moeller-Maersk and IBM. Specifically, the bank entered a formal agreement in order to make use of the platform.

World’s first all-female cruise ship, sets sail

In light of the International Women’s Day, Celebrity Cruises informed that for the first time in the history of shipping, an all-female bridge and hotel officer team cruise ship set sail. In fact, the cruise vessel “Celebrity Edge” started its seven-day journey on 8 March 2020, with 27 women from 16 different countries onboard.

Abu Dhabi to develop world’s first autonomous tugboats

Abu Dhabi Ports along with the vessel engineer Robert Allan Ltd., shake their hands in order to develop the world’s first fully unmanned autonomous commercial marine tugboats. Specifically, the tugs are expected to join SAFEEN, Abu Dhabi Ports’ service arm, once completed. 

Russia to launch its first LNG passenger ship

On 27 February, a keel-laying ceremony for Russia’s first LNG powered passenger vessel was held at the shipyard of Zelenodolsk Plan. In fact, the Russian-based Gazprom headed by Vyacheslav Mikhalenko, Member of the Management Committee, Head of Department, took part in the keel-laying ceremony for the “Chaika LNG”.

World’s first nuclear-powered vessel returns from drydock

The world’s first nuclear-powered merchant vessel “N.S. Savannah” set sail from Philadelphia and is returning back to Baltimore. According to the Maritime Administration, the vessel was under maintenance at Northeast Ship Repair of Philadelphia.

Collaborators for Singapore’s first hybrid marine launch

BOS Offshore & Marine, the subsidiary of BH Global Corporation Limited, shake hands with Penguin International Limited, Danfoss, Durapower Technology and Bureau Veritas Marine, signing MoU for the joint design, development and establishment of Singapore’s first plug-in hybrid electric fast launch.

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