Last week, SAFETY4SEA remembered the Torrey Canyon oil spill, which claimed the title of the worst environmental tanker disaster in March 1967. The sinking of the Amoco Cadiz more than a decade later came to claim again the title of the world’s worst oil spill, putting another dark spot in the environmental record of shipping.
More than 50 years after the supertanker ‘Torrey Canyon’ ran aground off England, spurring every drop of its crude oil cargo into the Atlantic, SAFETY4SEA attempts to analyze the world’s first major oil tanker disaster that put the meaning of environmental conservation in a new context.
The French shipping company, CMA CGM, launched the largest LNG-powered containership, Jacques Saadé, which is the first of nine 23,000 TEU containerships and future CMA CGM Group flagship. Total, the French energy major sealed the 10-year deal for the supply of approximately 300,000 tons of LNG for the nine containerships annually.
A team of scientists supported by the EU have embarked on a year-round expedition to study climate change and the marine ecosystems of the central Arctic ocean. The MOSAiC (Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate) expedition is the largest polar expedition to date.
Norwegian oil firm Equinor and its partner SSE secured contracts by the UK authorities to develop three large scale offshore wind projects in the Dogger Bank region of the North Sea. This will be the world’s biggest offshore wind farm development with a total installed capacity of 3.6 GW.
ABS and the American Ethane Company (AEC) have teamed up on a project aimed to design and develop a next generation fleet of Ultra Large Ethane Carriers (ULEC). Under the shipping project, AEC and its partners will build, own and operate a fleet of ULECs to transport 7.2 MTPA of US ethane to China.
South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co. Ltd. (DSME) has secured an Approval in Principle (AIP) by ABS for the design of what it is claimed as the world’s largest Ethane/Ethylene Carrier.
Spanish wind power solutions provider Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) announced it has begun construction of the world’s largest wind turbine blade test stand in Aalborg, Denmark. This R&D investment seeks to enable the company to reduce the risk of technical issues surrounding wind turbines.
The world’s largest container ship, ‘MSC Gülsün’, is expected to call the Port of Rotterdam on 3 September. Between 2 and 3 p.m., the ship will be calling on the APMT2 terminal at Maasvlakte 2. The MSC Gülsün arrived in Europe on 21 August, after completing its landmark maiden voyage from the north of China.
MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company announced that MSC Gülsün, the world’s largest container ship, has arrived in Europe after completing its landmark maiden voyage from the north of China. MSC Gülsün is the first of a new class of 23,000+ TEU vessels to be added in 2019-2020 to the global shipping network of MSC, built at the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) Geoje shipyard in South Korea.
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