North Sea Port Ready to Invest in Hydrogen as Fuel

North Sea Port is looking to invest in hydrogen as marine fuel when time comes.

Readers' Picks of the Week (15-19 Oct. 2018)

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Here are the most popular stories of last week in case you missed them.

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'Just-In-Time' Ship Operations Can Slash CO2 Emissions

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Reducing the amount of time ships spend waiting outside port and at anchor could significantly reduce ship emissions.

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Miscommunication Led to CMA CGM Centaurus Incident

CMA CGM Centaurus

MAIB: Miscommunication between the bridge team and the pilot led to CMA CGM Centaurus hitting the quay in Jebel Ali.

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The Only Way Forward Is to Go with Gaseous Fuels

MAN

MAN: The biggest challenge from the impending sulphur cap regulation is the decision on which fuel will be used.

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Seafarers' Jobs Not Threatened by Autonomous Ships

Seafarer

There will be no shortage of jobs for seafarers, as a result of the introduction of autonomous ships.

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Qatar Petroleum Pens 5-Year LPG Supply Deal with China

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Qatar Petroleum to directly supply China with 600,000 metric tons of LPG per year for a period of five years.

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Over 1,000 Scrubber Installations Booked in Past Six Months

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The second wave of scrubber ordering has seen over 1,000 scrubber projects confirmed over the past six months.

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PIL Terminates Vessel Calls to Iran due to US Sanctions

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Pacific International Lines (PIL) has ceased acceptance of cargoes in and out of Iran.

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Drewry: Tight Supply to Keep Oil Prices Up in Q4

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Oil prices have already started to rise ahead of US sanctions against Iran.

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BIMCO: Iran No. 1 Buyer of US Soya Beans

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Iran has emerged as the biggest buyer of U.S. soya beans in the aftermath of trade tensions between China and the U.S.

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Autonomous Ships Face Fewer Challenges than Driverless Cars

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Survey: Autonomous ships and aviation drones face fewer barriers to adoption than driverless cars.

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Paper Submitted to MEPC73 Does Not Seek Delay of Sulphur Cap

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The document submitted MEPC 73 does not seek a delay to the implementation date of the 2020 sulphur cap.

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34 CEOs Sign Call for Action in Support of Decarbonization

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34 maritime CEOs and industry leaders sign a call for action towards a new decarbonized future.

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7 Key Trends Impacting the Shipping Industry's Future

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UNCTAD's Review of Maritime Transport 2018 lists key trends to be watchful of.

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Importance of Policing Compliant Fuels' Quality Underrated

INTERCARGO’s Chairman, John Platsidakis;

Intercargo stressed importance of securing a reasonable level of safety of compliant fuels.

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Bahrain Spirit Starts Charter for Bahrain LNG

Bahrain Spirit

Bahrain Spirit, Teekay LNG's first (FS), has been delivered to charterer Bahrain LNG.

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Asia to Middle East, South Asia Trade Sees Weak Demand

Containership

Demand from Asia to the Middle East and South Asia is in a steep decline, according to Drewry.

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30 Pct of Shipowners Won't Be Compliant with Sulphur Cap

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OPEC expects a significant level of non-compliance with the 2020 sulphur cap.

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Operating Costs Down for 6th Year in a Row

Ships

Moore Stephens: Total annual operating costs in the shipping industry fell by 1.3% in 2017.

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Industry Heavyweights Join Forces in Promoting Scrubbers

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Scrubbers supporters join forces to support the uptake of the technology ahead of the 2020 Sulphur Cap.

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Interview: Any Light at the End of the Tunnel for Tankers?

MSI's Tim Smith reveals when to expect the tanker market to start sailing on the recovery path.

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Readers' Picks of the Week

Here are the most read stories of the past week.

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Maritime Community Clamps Down on Counterfeit Goods

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A set of best practices developed to reduce the volume of counterfeits shipped around the globe.

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1 Pct of Bulker Fleet to Be Scrubber Fitted in 2020

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Wood Mackenzie estimates that scrubbers will be installed on less than 1 pct of the bulker fleet in 2020.

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UNCTAD: Trade Wars a Symptom of a Deeper Malaise

Donald Trump

UNCTAD believes recent rounds of tariff hikes will disrupt a trading system drawn increasingly around value chains.

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World Maritime Day: Better Shipping for a Better Future

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The global maritime community celebrates today the World Maritime Day.

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Report: Use of Scrubbers Won't Last for More than 10 Years

The use of scrubbers will not last for more than ten years, Dragos Rauta, Technical Director at Intertanko, believes.

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