Iridium Can Be the Backbone of Digital Ships

Iridium Communications

Iridium reveals more on the GMDSS terminal and plans in the maritime sector.

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Nigeria Introduces New Bill to Tackle Rampant Piracy

Nigeria anti-piracy

The bill empowers authorities to seize vessels used by pirates anywhere in Nigeria and in international waters.

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ITF Urges Sri Lanka to Release Detained Ukrainian Captain


The captain was arrested in connection with a police investigation relating to OSV Avant Garde.

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Digital Shipping Register to Launch in Denmark in 2020

Denmark digital shipping register

Digitalization is set to lower costs and provide easier access to data.

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Japan Runs First IMO-Compliant Bunker Fuel Trials

IMO 2020 trials

The tests were declared a success by the country's transport ministry.

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Scrubbers to Eventually Need Constant Washwater Monitoring?


Coomber: There are no guarantees that scrubbers will eventually function within specification without monitoring.

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Virginia 1st US Port to Become Part of SEA\LNG

Port of Virginia

Port of Virginia became the first port in the United States to join SEA\LNG's growing roster of 36 members.

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LA Port Argues Against New Tariffs on Chinese Goods


Tariffs would impact some 66 percent of all imports by value at the San Pedro Bay.

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IMO Approves Autonomous Ship Trial Guidelines

Kitack Lim, Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO)

The Maritime Safety Committee meeting was held earlier this month.

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We4Sea: IMO Rule to Boost Fuel Costs by Up to 50 Pct


In less than 200 days the IMO's sulphur cap would introduce a surge of up to 50% in fuel costs, We4Sea said.

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Maersk to Pilot New Biofuel with Select Companies

Maersk containership

A new biofuel is being piloted with select Maersk customers engaged in sustainable solutions.

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BPA: Impact of Scrubbers in Harbour Areas Unclear


The main concern for most ports is impact on sediments in harbour areas and enclosed waterways, Simmonds said.

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EU Adds 8 New Yards to Ship Recycling Facility List

Six Scandinavian and one Turkish yard have been included.

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Major Banks Promote Greener Shipping through New Principles


Major shipping banks will integrate climate considerations into lending decisions to incentivize decarbonization.

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Lithuanian, Russian Flags Join Paris MoU White List

Paris MoU

The Saudi Arabia flag was demoted to Grey List.

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Hudson Shipping Lines Says No to Scrubber-Fitted Ships

Hudson Shipping Lines

The company does not think scrubbers are a solution for meeting new IMO standards.

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China, South Korea Hammer Out Ballast Water Exchange Deal

Ballast Water Management

International ships flying ROK or Chinese flags set to benefit.

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Here's What Industry Leaders Told Us during Nor-Shipping...

Nor-Shipping 2019

Take a look at our collection of interviews with industry leaders during Nor-Shipping 2019.

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WinGD Blazes Trail in Building Engines of the Future


WinGD's Volkmar Galke speaks about the industry's decarbonization path and available fuels.

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Iceland Plans Fuel Oil Ban to Lower Emissions in Its Waters

Shipping emissions

Iceland is looking to ban the use of fuel oil with more than 0.1% sulphur content in the country's waters.

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Marubeni, Sinopec to Offer Low Sulphur Marine Fuel Oil

Marubeni Sinopec

Marubeni will be offering Sinopec's marine fuel oil to Japanese shipowners at major Chinese ports.

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DNV GL: LNG Tank Capacity Could Start a New Era in Ship Fuel

LNG carrier

There are now 163 LNG-fuelled ships in operation and a further 155 ships on order.

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Report Shows Countries Most Hit by Cruise Ship Emissions

Cruise Ship Emissions

Ships operated by a single line emitted ten times more sulphur oxides than all of Europe’s 260 million cars in 2017.

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ABS Launches Low Carbon Shipping Outlook

ABS Outlook

Adopting alternative fuels will be a major challenge in reaching low-carbon shipping goals, ABS said.

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Trump Administration Bans Cuba Cruise Ship Port Calls

Cruise ships in port

In the latest wave of Cuba restrictions, the Trump administration banned cruise ship stops to the island nation.

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Owners Need to Be Informed of Washwater Monitoring Equipment


Rivertrace: Careful consideration of washwater monitoring equipment is of vital importance.

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