Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Maritime

“An outstanding Easter Sunday rising” is how William Doyle, Executive Director of the Port Baltimore termed the refloating of the Ever Forward on Easter Sunday the 17th of April 2022.. The Ever Forward, a Hong Kong flagged ship operated by...
Reduction of CO2 emissions is of paramount importance in the fight against climate change globally and the decarbonization of global shipping.. Thus far, there has not been a formal methodology for calculating, collecting, or recording data relating...

Why the Maersk Essen lost 689 containers overboard..

On the 16th of January 2021, the Maersk Essen made a splash (literally) when it lost 689 containers overboard on a routine voyage from...

4 ways to decarbonise shipping industry

The climate change crisis has become a top priority for nations worldwide affecting everyone and all industries and therefore it is no surprise that...

6 simple steps to select the right AIS data solution to enhance ship visibility

Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) data provides benefits to many types of businesses, from maritime and shipping to commodity trading and investment analysis. While there...

Do you want Predictive Visibility in vessel ETA..??

Spire Maritime is a service provider for the maritime industry providing Maritime AIS, vessel tracking data, real-time and predictive visibility of vessel ETAs to...

Continued vigilance is key to avoiding fires on board ships – TT Club

Regulation and improving fire-fighting techniques have proven inadequate to stem the tide of serious incidents costing lives, significant cargo losses, and ship damage -...

South Africa wants a National Shipping Line – public invited to comment

South Africa occupies the Southern-most tip of Africa with a long coastline stretching more than 3 000 km from Namibia on the Atlantic coast...

A tale of seafarer courage, resilience, and injustices they face – Captain Andrzej Lasota

At the height of COVID-19, some 400,000 seafarers (yes close to half a million) from across the globe were stranded on ships due to...

Vikrant – India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier delivered to Indian Navy

In what is considered a major success for India's "Make In India" and "Aatma Nirbhar Bharat" initiatives, the Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) has handed over...

2022 had lowest number of piracy incidents on the high seas since 1994

  "Bloody Pirates.............." This was probably uttered many times by many ship owners, operators, ship captains, seafarers and insurers.. From January to June 2022, there were...

Understanding container weight misdeclaration

Recently, ONE (Ocean Network Express), the 7th largest container shipping line in the world by capacity, implemented a penalty fee in the form of...

World Shipping Council report on containers lost at sea identifies several active safety improvement initiatives

"Although containers lost overboard represent less than one-thousandth of 1% (0.001%) of the roughly 241 million packed and empty containers currently shipped each year,...

President Biden signs The Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 into Law

Well, that was quick.. 🙂 On Thursday, the 16th of June 2022, the 46th President of the United States - Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. signed...

Just In Time arrival can reduce fuel consumption and emissions by 14%

Containerships can reduce fuel consumption and resulting carbon dioxide emissions by 14% on a per voyage basis using Just In Time arrival. This is what...

Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) 78th session opens

The 78th session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) opened on the 6th June 2022 as a virtual session. As per an IMO press...

Who is a Marine Pilot and what is their role in the maritime industry

There are currently around 99,800 ships of 100 gross tons and above, equivalent to 2,134,639,907 DWT (Dead Weight Tonnage) circumnavigating the globe carrying cargoes...

Internet access and social connectivity become mandatory rights for seafarers – but could be costly

Currently sitting in the comfort of your home or office can you imagine a life without access to the internet or social connectivity, especially...

All you need to know about port, trade and party sanctions against Russia

As everyone knows, the Russia-Ukraine conflict has been with us since February 2022. Different countries have reacted differently to the conflict with some supporting...

China reports normal trade and shipping activities – Shanghai lockdown update

"Shanghai Customs has taken special measures to ensure that customs clearance at the world's largest port for imports and exports will not be affected...

Dredging efforts continue as Ever Forward enters day 11 stuck in Chesapeake Bay

You may have seen cars or other vehicles overshooting traffic lanes and ending up ploughing into the dirt on the side of a highway.....

Impact of War on Maritime Trade Flows – AMICIE Webinar

The risk of war is nothing new to the shipping, freight and maritime industry, having navigated through many of these situations.. Many charter parties include...

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