Coast Guard News

May 29, 2020
Following a new research into the barriers to shore power in UK ports, the British Ports Association believes a Green Maritime Fund would be critical to making the initiative a reality.... [Read More]
May 29, 2020
Three new electrically powered Rail-Mounted Gantries (RMG cranes) dedicated for DCT Gdansk’s railway siding have commenced operations. The cranes were purchased as a part of DCT’s T2b expansion program. They are 47 m long, 20 m high and 28 m wide and are designed to work on rails. Being electrically powered they have lower emissions than the Rubber-Tyred gantries they replace, and are faster with a maximum travel speed of 150 m per minute, the port said.... [Read More]
May 29, 2020
Iona, an LNG-powered cruise ship being built for British P&O Cruises, is now a step closer to its delivery as the newbuild is scheduled to arrive in Rotterdam for inspection work in early June.... [Read More]
May 29, 2020
APL England, a Singapore-flagged 5,780 TEU containership, which lost around 40 containers in heavy weather off Sydney last week, has been detained by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).... [Read More]
May 29, 2020
The European Commission has unveiled a €750 billion recovery plan aimed at ensuring economic recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. The Next Generation EU fund consists of allocations for € 500 billion and loans for € 250 billion. Combined with targeted reinforcements to the long-term EU budget for 2021-2027, the fund will bring the total financial firepower of the EU budget to €1.85 trillion. ... [Read More]
May 29, 2020
Advaita, a 22,200 dwt cement carrier under construction at Penglai Zhongbai Jinglu Ship Industry in China was successfully floated out on March 30, 2020, despite numerous constraints related to the COVID-19 pandemic. ... [Read More]
May 29, 2020
The International Chamber of Shipping is warning of reports of seafarers being denied medical evacuation or access to ports despite serious medical conditions, describing the practice unacceptable. “We’re receiving alarming reports of seafarers who are suffering from serious medical injury such as a stroke, be denied medical evacuation for over 4 days. This is simply not acceptable,” Guy Platten, Secretary-General of the International Chamber of Shipping said. ... [Read More]
May 29, 2020
US-based ship owner and operator Eagle Bulk Shipping developed a ship recycling policy in 2019, committing itself to a safe and environmentally sound vessel dismantling.... [Read More]
May 29, 2020
France’s Le Havre port has become a member of the International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA), an international association of sea and airport community operators, authorities, and single window operators championing the electronic exchange of information across borders and throughout the supply chain. Le Havre is a multipurpose port hub and at the centre of a major industrial cluster. It is part of HAROPA, which also includes the ports of Rouen and Paris and is one of Northern Europe’s top five port complexes. ... [Read More]
May 28, 2020
Stena Premium, a chemical/oil products tanker of 65,055 dwt, built in 2011, remains in the Port of Cabedelo, Brazil, where she has been quarantined since April 27 due to positive cases of Covid-19 on board, according to the ship’s manager Northern Marine Management.... [Read More]
May 28, 2020
Stena Premium, a chemical/oil products tanker of 65,055 dwt, built in 2011, remains in the Port of Cabedelo, Brazil, where she has been quarantined since April 27 due to positive cases of Covid-19 on board, according to the ship’s manager Northern Marine Management.... [Read More]
May 28, 2020
The technology group Wärtsilä has won an order to provide propulsion solutions for a new 115 metres long high-speed ferry. The vessel is being built by Austal at the Australian shipbuilder’s yard in the Philippines for Danish operator Molslinjen. ... [Read More]
May 28, 2020
South Korean shipbuilders Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) are making further progress in the field of the design and construction of eco-friendly vessels as they have acquired approval in principle (AiP) for the application of “solvent-free 1 coating system” for water ballast tanks from both the Korean Register of Shipping (KR) and the Liberian Registry. An award ceremony in honor of the approval was held at KR headquarters in Busan, Korea on May 27, 2020. ... [Read More]
May 28, 2020
Finnish Cargotec, which specializes in the manufacturing of cargo-handling machinery for ships, ports and terminals, has committed to the United Nations Global Compact’s Business Ambition for 1.5°C. Under the pledge, Cargotec, like many other companies, has promised to pursue science-based measures to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C. ... [Read More]
May 28, 2020
Dubai-based terminal operator DP World has completed the early stages of integration with TradeLens, a blockchain-based digital container logistics platform jointly developed by A.P. Moller – Maersk and IBM. The collaboration between DP World and the TradeLens platform is expected to help accelerate the digitization of global supply chains.... [Read More]
May 27, 2020
Exhaust gas cleaning systems, better known as scrubbers, have been under the spotlight in the shipping industry for a few years now, as owners debated the pros and cons of their installation. One of the most compelling drivers behind the installation of the technology as a means of cutting sulphur emissions was a quick return on investment as well as premium earnings when compared to ships running on much more expensive compliant fuels.... [Read More]
May 27, 2020
Exhaust gas cleaning systems, better known as scrubbers, have been under the spotlight in the shipping industry for a few years now, as owners debated the pros and cons of their installation. One of the most compelling drivers behind the installation of the technology as a means of cutting sulphur emissions was a quick return on investment as well as premium earnings when compared to ships running on much more expensive compliant fuels.... [Read More]

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