Coast Guard News

July 29, 2020
Damen Shipyards has won a contract from the Port of Antwerp to build two RSD Tugs 2513. As explained by Damen, the RSD Tug 2513 is a dedicated ship-handling tug with 70 tonnes bollard pull. It has two bows, enabling optimal performance in both bow and stern assisting operations.... [Read More]
July 29, 2020
Damen Shipyards has won a contract from the Port of Antwerp to build two RSD Tugs 2513. As explained by Damen, the RSD Tug 2513 is a dedicated ship-handling tug with 70 tonnes bollard pull. It has two bows, enabling optimal performance in both bow and stern assisting operations.... [Read More]
July 29, 2020
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with five international partners to develop and adopt common data standards and application programming interface (API) specifications, which will facilitate data exchange for port and maritime services transactions. These partners are CargoSmart — a solution provider for the Global Shipping Business Network, GTD Solutions — representing TradeLens, GeTS and PSA International — jointly representing CALISTA, and the Port of Rotterdam Authority. ... [Read More]
July 29, 2020
 The seafarer community is in the midst of a mental health crisis due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the seafarers’ welfare and that of their families, the latest edition of the Seafarers Happiness Index (SHI) published by the Mission to Seafarers shows. The SHI is a barometer of the key issues facing those at sea today, and the latest report for the second quarter of 2020 reflects the responses from crew members globally against the backdrop of a global crew change crisis precipitated by COVID-19. ... [Read More]
July 29, 2020
The Nordic energy company Gasum has conducted the first truck-to-ship liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering operation in Germany. ... [Read More]
July 29, 2020
Despite COVID-19 crisis, total tons crossing all Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) docks reached a record 37.77 million in fiscal year 2020, up 0.6 per cent, or 223,000 tons, compared to FY2019. Container tons grew 2 per cent to reach 33.5 million tons for the year, another record. ... [Read More]
July 29, 2020
Norway-based shipping company Flex LNG has taken the delivery of its first newbuild carrier for this year and expects additional vessels to follow shortly.... [Read More]
July 29, 2020
New Zealand companies HamiltonJet and EV Maritime have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to build advanced composite, battery-powered commuter ferries. The cooperation was formalised at HamiltonJet’s Christchurch headquarters in May, in the presence of Megan Woods, New Zealand’s Minister of Energy & Resources and Minister of Research Science & Innovation.... [Read More]
July 28, 2020
Wind-assisted ship propulsion has immense potential for achieving fuel savings and cutting emissions in line with the IMO’s decarbonization strategy for shipping. Numerous solutions are being commercialized with others undergoing final stages of testing to prove their efficiency. These types of solutions range from rotor sails, rigid or soft sails to ventilated foil systems, and kites. ... [Read More]
July 28, 2020
The British Ports Association (BPA) is today launching a major new review of UK port connectivity. This work will highlight to government and local authorities where post-coronavirus investment in infrastructure can be concentrated in order to maximise economic growth and speed up the recovery. As explained, the review will look at infrastructure outside of ports such as road and rail links but also broadening out to assess energy and digital capabilities.... [Read More]
July 28, 2020
Port management company International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has signed a concession contract with the Port Autonome de Kribi (PAK) for the development, operation and maintenance of the Kribi Multipurpose Terminal (KMT) in Cameroon. With the signing of the contract, KMT, a subsidiary of ICTSI, is now the official concessionaire of the multipurpose terminal for the next 25 years. ... [Read More]
July 28, 2020
Maersk is launching a digital platform that aims to assist small and medium-sized companies to manage and simplify their supply chains. The platform will strengthen the company’s position as a global integrator of container logistics, Maersk said. Every day thousands of products are moving through the supply chain, on multiple carriers, coming from and reaching many supply chain partners and customers. ... [Read More]
July 28, 2020
Driven by the impending IMO 2020 sulphur cap, the scrubber market was in the middle of a historic boom  in 2019, with strong prospects expected in 2020. However, the coronavirus pandemic changed everything for many industries, including the exhaust gas cleaning segment. “The coronavirus turned our world upside down virtually overnight,” said Ina Reksten, Yara Marine Technologies COO.  “In 2019 we had a huge ramp-up to deliver on orders.” ... [Read More]
July 28, 2020
The Hydrogen Council, a global CEO-led coalition working to enable the global energy transition through hydrogen, has welcomed three new members from the shipping and port sectors. Japan’s Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and France’s CMA CGM are among the first shipping companies to join the coalition. In addition, the Dutch Port of Rotterdam, Europe’s largest sea port, is one of the first industrial ports to embrace the initiative.... [Read More]
July 28, 2020
The Longshoremen’s Union at the Port of Montreal has launched a four-day strike seeking greater work-life balance and shorter working hours. The union filed a 72 hour notice of a strike commencing on Monday, July 27th and ending on Friday, July 31 at 06:59 a.m., according to the Maritime Employees Association (MEA). The strike affects all terminal operations at the Port of Montreal, except for the Oceanex service to Newfoundland and Labrador concerning liquid bulk handling and grain operations at the Viterra terminal.... [Read More]
July 27, 2020
Dubai-based port and terminal operator DP World recorded a slight decrease in container throughput in the first half of 2020, despite negative COVID-19 effects.... [Read More]

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