Coast Guard News

June 17, 2020
The massive consolidation drive in the container shipping market that dominated the narrative over the past four years seems to have brought about unexpected benefits during the coronavirus crisis. The driving force behind the phenomenon has been primarily achieving economies of scale, especialThe post Container shipping: Defying the odds during the pandemic? appeared first on Offshore Energy. ... [Read More]
June 17, 2020
Norway-based shipowner Grieg Star and its JV with Gearbulk, G2 Ocean, are joining forces with other maritime industry partners to research the feasibility of safe autonomous deep-sea ships.  On June 12, 2020, The Research Council of Norway announced that is awarding more than USD 20 million to Norwegian research project Safe Autonomous Ships (SFI Autoship), according to G2 Ocean. The strategic research project studies methods and technology for enabling safe and secure autonomous operations of maritime vessels.... [Read More]
June 17, 2020
US privately-owned firm Quality Liquefied Natural Gas Transport (Q-LNG) is to take delivery of its first newbuild vessel from shipbuilder VT Halter Marine.... [Read More]
June 17, 2020
Ship manager Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) and the Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute (CMMI) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to launch an initiative named ‘True North 72’ with an aim to encourage innovation across the maritime supply chain and logistics industries.... [Read More]
June 17, 2020
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has issued a direction ordering the owner of APL England to search for missing containers that were lost from the vessel off New South Wales last month.  The direction also orders the owner to recover containers as agreed with AMSA.  The ship is owned by APL Singapore, insured by Steamship Mutual, and operated by ANL. ... [Read More]
June 17, 2020
Norwegian shipowner Eidesvik Offshore has signed an agreement with compatriot software provider Yxney Maritime to start using the Maress cloud-based system for data-driven decarbonisation of vessel operations. ... [Read More]
June 17, 2020
Maritime NGO Human Rights at Sea (HRAS) has denounced the ‘Enough is enough’ call to action by the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), which has vowed support to seafarers in enforcing their right to stop working, leave ships and return home.... [Read More]
June 17, 2020
Finnish ship designer Deltamarin has signed a contract with China Merchants Jinling shipyard (Weihai), previously known as AVIC Weihai, for the approval and detail design of Finnlines’ Superstar roll-on/roll-off passenger (RoPax) hybrid vessel project.... [Read More]
June 17, 2020
Tanker shipping majors Norden and Diamond S Shipping Inc. have created a strategic partnership, DiaNor, that will see the two companies’ product tanker fleets consolidate. Under the arrangement, Diamond S will initially contribute 28 medium range (MR2) product tankers to the endeavour, which will be marketed and operated through the Norient Product Pool (NPP). ... [Read More]
June 15, 2020
Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has partnered with a climate solutions provider South Pole to develop the MSC Carbon Neutral Programme. The deal comes on the back of a similar program implemented in 2019 in selected countries, which is now being extended worldwide throughout 2020. Under the programme, MSC offered its customers an option to fully compensate the unavoidable carbon emissions caused by the transport of their cargo through supporting climate protection projects managed by South Pole.... [Read More]
June 15, 2020
Italian classification society RINA has carried out what it claims to be the world’s first statutory and associated class intermediate surveys with the use of remote technologies on the bulk carrier Cielo di Gaspesie, owned by the d’Amico Group. On completion, the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR), who attended the survey remotely, authorized RINA to certify the Cielo di Gaspesie.  ... [Read More]
June 15, 2020
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and M1 Limited have partnered with Airbus to conduct coastal 5G standalone (SA) network trials at the Singapore Maritime Drone Estate. As explained, this continues Singapore’s efforts to build “an open and inclusive” 5G innovative ecosystem around the use cases of port operations, and incident management and response.... [Read More]
June 15, 2020
Urgent action is needed to target emissions from the existing ships in order to deliver on what is dictated by the global Paris Agreement, according to a University of Manchester study published ... [Read More]
June 15, 2020
Swedish ferry company Stena Line has reached an agreement with the German Works Council to permanently close the ferry route between Trelleborg and Sassnitz due to the lower freight traffic caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The move will affect 130 German workers.... [Read More]
June 15, 2020
China’s first hybrid inland ship has started operations along the giant Yangtze River as part of a move to reduce emissions.... [Read More]
June 15, 2020
Giant very large ore carrier Stellar Banner, owned by Polaris Shipping from Korea,  has been scuttled off the Brazilian coast after an inspection of the ship’s hull found the ship to be unseaworthy. “Following an extensive inspection by the classification society and the surveyors, the structural integrity of the hull was been declared unseaworthy. Towing the vessel to shore presented significant safety concerns,” Polaris Shipping confirmed to our publication.... [Read More]
June 15, 2020
Dublin-based maritime transportation group Irish Continental Group (ICG) has terminated a contract with German shipbuilder Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) for the construction of a new vessel for ICG’s subsidiary Irish Ferries. The termination follows the financially-troubled yard making an application for insolvency in Germany earlier this year.... [Read More]
June 15, 2020
The APM Terminals Rotterdam container terminal has ordered a fleet of 16 diesel-electric Konecranes Noell straddle carriers. Konecranes said that the order was secured in March and that the straddle cranes would be delivered and handed over by the end of September 2020. The Rotterdam-based terminal currently operates a fleet of 41 Konecranes Noell straddle carriers.... [Read More]
June 15, 2020
Germany-based dry bulk carrier owner and operator Oldendorff Carriers has signed a “comprehensive” package deal with Singapore-based Trust Energy Resources, a subsidiary of Tata Power Company, India’s largest integrated power company. As informed, the deal involves the acquisition of three Capesize bulk carriers at an en block price of $212.76 million. ... [Read More]

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