International Maritime Organization News

Unifeeder becomes a signatory to the Call to Action for Shipping Decarbonisation

Signatories of the Call to Action for Shipping Decarbonisation urge pioneers to align shipping with the Paris Agreement temperature goal. The private sector is already taking important steps to decarbonise global supply chains. Now governments must deliver the policies that will supercharge the transition and make zero-emission shipping the default choice by 2030. Full decarbonisation of international shipping is urgent and achievable. This is the clear message from Unifeeder and more than...

UK calls for zero global shipping emissions by 2050, as greenest ever London International Shipping Week begins

Cleaner and greener channel crossings are expected in the next decade, as the London International Shipping Week 2021 (LISW 2021) launches, announced the Department for Transport’s, Robert Courts MP, and The Rt. Hon Grant Shapps MP. Highlights include: UK to push for international shipping emissions to reach absolute zero by 2050, Transport Secretary sets out ambitious global 2050 target, as the UK government launches greenest ever International Shipping Week, and Vision of...

Newport Shipping joins LISW21 as Bronze Sponsor

Newport Shipping, the global dry-docking, retrofit repair and vessel conversion specialist, has signed up to London International Shipping Week 2021 (LISW21) as a Bronze Sponsor, showcasing its support for one of the industry’s biggest events. "LISW is one of the must-attend events for the shipping industry, so we’re honored to be a sponsor,” said Lianghui Xia, Managing Director, Newport Shipping. “We really appreciate this chance to showcase Newport’s unique value...

Sea/ to sponsor LISW21

Digital shipping platform provider Sea/ has signed up as a Bronze Sponsor of London International Shipping Week 2021 (LISW21). The company, which digitalises workflows to enable traders, charterers, operators, analysts, owners and brokers to manage freight transactions, has committed to supporting one of the shipping industry’s biggest global events. Responsibility As a bronze sponsor, Sea/ will have a brand presence across LISW21, which takes place from 13–17 September. Company r...

Crew change crisis continues more than 18 months into the pandemic

Shipment of goods around the world has continued throughout COVID-19, but the pandemic has afforded unprecedented challenges to the maritime industry. When the pandemic necessitated health restrictions and limited international travel, the impact on crew change practices was monumental. More than a million seafarers work in demanding conditions to support 80% of world trade. Crews were trapped on board vessels for months and months, unable to return home and extending their tours of duty indefi...

HENSOLDT UK supplies Kelvin Hughes SharpEye radar systems to the South African Navy (SAN)

HENSOLDT UK is pleased to announce the supply of radar sensor suites consisting of Kelvin Hughes Mk11 S and X Band SharpEye radar systems to the South African Navy (SAN) for three Multi Mission Inshore Patrol Vessels, built by the Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT), South Africa. SharpEye Mk11 radars HENSOLDT UK is pleased to supply the South African Navy with further SharpEye radars" These vessels, SAN MMIPVs, will protect the coasts of the Republic of South Africa from threats, such as piracy...

Evergreen Line delivers their new class F-type containership Ever Fortune to the Geoje shipyard of Samsung Heavy Industries

Evergreen Line is proud to announce its fifth new, 12,000 TEU class F-type containership, Ever Fortune, was delivered at the Geoje Shipyard of Samsung Heavy Industries on October 30. Upon delivery, the ship was immediately put into service on the Asia-US East Coast (AUE) route, providing urgently needed space for global commerce. This brand-new containership recently completed cargo loading in Ningbo and Xiamen, and berthed at Kaohsiung on November 10. From there, it will proceed to Hong Kong a...

Alfa Laval announces the release of the PureCool system, which enables up to 50% methane slip reduction

With the International Maritime Organization (IMO) targeting a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, LNG is becoming a natural choice for ship owners in the transition to carbon-neutral fuels. Methane slip regulations are a possibility on the horizon, but Alfa Laval and global Swiss engine developer, WinGD have already cooperated on a solution. Alfa Laval PureCool system The Alfa Laval PureCool system is the main component in WinGD’s iCER technology The Alfa Laval PureCool...

Alfa Laval announces their PureBallast 3 water treatment systems are now certified for installation on Chinese-flagged vessels

Alfa Laval’s PureBallast 3 has become one of the first non-Chinese ballast water treatment solutions to be type approved by the China Classification Society. With the Chinese type approval in hand, PureBallast 3 systems can now be installed on vessels that carry the Chinese flag. PureBallast 3 gets type approval certificate Alfa Laval has long had a strong position in the Chinese new-building market" The type approval certificate for PureBallast 3 was issued by the China Classification...

Maritime experts come together to discuss innovations in the marine industry at the Asia Pacific Maritime (APM) 2020 exhibition and conference

Vietnam’s sea transport sector continues to achieve steady growth, with goods transported by the country’s fleet reaching more than 81 million tons in the first half of 2019, a year-on-year increase of 16 per cent. Statistics from Vietnam Maritime Administration also indicated that in the same period, Vietnam’s ports handled 308.8 million tons of goods, up 13 per cent year-on-year. Changing tides in the global economy could further fuel this growth. Striving to become a mariti...

PIL’s fleet attains Environmental Ship Index (ESI) certification

Pacific International Lines (PIL), Singapore’s containership operator, has successfully attained Environmental Ship Index (ESI) certification for its fleet comprising of half a million TEUs. This is a major milestone for the Singaporean shipowner ahead of the transition towards the Global Sulphur Cap 2020 from 1 January 2020. ESI certification To qualify for certification, vessels have to demonstrate that their emission levels are below what is allowed by IMO ESI certification is an on...

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