Citing improving market conditions and a tightening charter market, RoRo operator Wallenius Wilhelmsen announced plans to reactivate three additional vessels. Nearly a year ago, the line had laid up 16 ships from its fleet of approximately 130 vessels that it was operating on 15 trade routes around
China took a step forward in the race to develop commercial hydrogen technology for the shipping industry. The China Classification Society awarded China’s first certificate of type approval for a marine fuel cell product. CCS says that the approval marks a major milestone in China’s pur
Royal Dutch Shell has reached an agreement with three shipowners to build and charter a total of 10 dual fuel LNG-powered very large crude carriers, with the first entering into operation in 2022. All will be built at DSME, and all will be chartered to Shell for the first seven years.
CURFEWS DECLARED BY METRO MANILA CITIES AMID SPIKE IN COVID-19 CASES MANILA — With another uptick in coronavirus cases across Metro Manila, several local government units have once again opted to reimpose curfew hours in their respective localities. For the en
Maritime digital transformation is in its most rapid and turbulent era. Such a transformation offers substantial advantages and benefits, but with commensurate risks in the cyber domain. On June 16, 2017, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted Resolution MSC.428(98) that &ldq
CMA CGM Group announced that it plans to deploy the first LNG-powered large containerships on its Pacific routes starting later this year. The move is part of the company’s efforts to move to carbon neutrality by deploying a large fleet of LNG-powered vessels.
Securing Vessels at Sea: Frontline Insights on Maritime Cybersecurity After a string of cyberattacks affecting leading maritime companies like Maersk, CMA CGM and Cosco, cyber threats have become a top priority for maritime regulators. As nation-states and sector organizations pass
Satcoms today are all grown up and mature, occupying a central place in the maritime landscape. Usage and speed are up. Cost is down, and there are plenty of new developments to share. Let’s start with breaking news about GMDSS, the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System. Mandated
Efforts are progressing to harness emerging technologies to improve the efficiency of shipping operations. Japan’s Mitsui O.S.K. Lines announced that it is expanding its efforts with artificial intelligence to achieve greater efficiency with routing which will also contribute to lower emission
The months-long standoff which has resulted in dozens of bulk carriers loaded with Australian coal becoming stranded in China appears to be easing if only for humanitarian reasons. Reports indicate that the crew standard aboard one of the ships since last September is going to be permitted to go hom