Coast Guard News

July 23, 2020
The Dutch Port of Rotterdam, Europe’s largest sea port, saw a 9.1 per cent decrease in its throughput in the first half of 2020 as a result of the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. ... [Read More]
July 23, 2020
The Dutch Port of Rotterdam, Europe’s largest sea port, saw a 9.1 per cent decrease in its throughput in the first half of 2020 as a result of the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. ... [Read More]
July 23, 2020
The Dutch Port of Rotterdam, Europe’s largest sea port, saw a 9.1 per cent decrease in its throughput in the first half of 2020 as a result of the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. ... [Read More]
July 23, 2020
Seven months into the implementation of the IMO 2020 sulphur cap, which shaped a monumental shift for the shipping industry to less-polluting fuels, the issues with regard to the quality of bunkers persis, despite being sidetracked by the COVID-19 pandemic.... [Read More]
July 23, 2020
Italy’s region of Puglia has approved the Integrated Marine Remote Environmental Monitoring (MARIN) project with a total investment of about €6 million over three years.... [Read More]
July 23, 2020
Last week, container terminal operator Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) and Hafenbetriebsgesellschaft Braunschweig mbH (the Port of Braunschweig’s operating company) signed a strategic partnership agreement to promote environmentally friendly transport between Hamburg and the inland port in Lower Saxony. ... [Read More]
July 23, 2020
Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics, a developer of autonomous systems for ocean-going vessels and workboats, has closed a new $15 million financing round with significant participation by Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services. This investment in Sea Machines marks one of the largest venture rounds for an advanced technology company serving the marine and maritime industries. ... [Read More]
July 23, 2020
Marine engine manufacturing giant MAN Energy Solutions is launching an extensive cost-cutting and restructuring program that will result in the layoff of almost 4,000 people, the company said. The program is being rolled out as MAN Energy Solutions readies for a prolonged period of stagnant sales as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. ... [Read More]
July 22, 2020
Shipping is a capital-intensive industry. However, over recent years, the availability of capital within the sector has shrunk considerably as western banks cut their exposure to the market after struggling with bad shipping loans. ... [Read More]
July 22, 2020
Shipping is a capital-intensive industry. However, over recent years, the availability of capital within the sector has shrunk considerably as western banks cut their exposure to the market after struggling with bad shipping loans. ... [Read More]
July 22, 2020
German shipping company Hapag-Lloyd confirmed that there is no active COVID-19 cases on board its two US-flagged containerships, Philadelphia Express and St. Louis Express. On 13 July, the company informed that one member of each vessel’s crew tested positive for COVID-19. The infected mariners were immediately put in quarantine. All other crew members were tested as well. “Each vessels’ crew has been tested negative and both our vessels are cleared for normal operation,” Hapag-Lloyd said in an update today.... [Read More]
July 22, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic is proving to be a catalyst for the digitalization of shipping, prompting ocean supply chain stakeholders to abandon manual processes and embrace automation to drive business growth, a new survey by transport management systems provider Haven Inc shows.... [Read More]
July 22, 2020
The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) has released from detention MSC Palak, a 9,411 TEU containership that lost more than 20 containers overboard in Algoa Bay last week. On 22 July, the boxship operated by Swiss Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) was released from the Indian Ocean Port of Ngqurha. Exactly a week ago, MSC Palak was arrested after 22 containers fell overboard from the ship while it was battling stormy weather near the city of Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, on 14 July.... [Read More]
July 22, 2020
Singapore Shipping Association has voiced concern about the increasing number of seafarers arriving in Singapore with COVID-19 symptoms that eventually test positive for the virus. The trend is being reported as Singapore opens up to crew changes on the back of major pressure from the industry bodies to allow for the repatriation of seafarers trapped at sea due to travel restrictions imposed by global governments to curb the spread of the pandemic.... [Read More]
July 22, 2020
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is launching a focused inspection campaign targeting cargo securing arrangements on containerships visiting Australian ports. As explained, the inspection campaign is being initiated in response to several serious incidents involving shipping containers lost overboard recently. ... [Read More]
July 22, 2020
Shipbuilder Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD), part of Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering Co., has received orders for the construction of four petrochemical carriers. On July 21, HMD said it inked a KRW 86.8 billion (around $72.6 million) deal with an undisclosed Asian shipowner for two petrochemical tankers. The contract also includes two options. The ships are expected to be delivered by 30 September 2021, HMD said in a stock exchange filing. ... [Read More]
July 21, 2020
Puget Energy’s LNG unit still expects to fire up its liquefied natural gas facility in the Port of Tacoma on the US West Coast next year.... [Read More]

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