International

Sustainable Composite Ship Construction is Making Progress at Damen

On July 18, the Realisation and Demonstration of Advanced Material Solutions for Sustainable and Efficient Ships (RAMSSES) project reached a key milestone. On that date, at Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding’s (DSNS) location in Vlissingen-East, the Netherlands, the project’s partners unveiled the recently assembled full scale composite ship’s hull section they have been developing these past …

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Finally, at sea

Photos: Tui Cruises   By Pierre Terrien, Publisher The German cruise line TUI Cruises has kick-started its operations on Friday July 24 with the “Mein Schiff 2” sailing for the first time since the industry was shut down because of the coronavirus, with 1,200 people on board. The first 3-nights-voyage from Hamburg across the North Sea to Norway consisted exclusively …

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Montreal dock workers launch 4-day strike

  By Leo Ryan, Editor Dock workers at the Port of Montreal early today launched a 4-day strike as prolonged negotiations with the Maritime Employers Association (MEA) to renew a collective agreement which expired on December 31, 2018, remained deadlocked. The strike is scheduled to end Friday at 06.59 am. Working schedules are reported to …

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Maersk and other big names of diverse industries join in a zero-emission initiative

   The heads of nine companies announced, on July 21, the establishment of a new initiative to accelerate the transition to a net zero global economy. The initiative, known as Transform to Net Zero, intends to develop and deliver research, guidance, and implementable roadmaps to enable all businesses to achieve net zero emissions.  The Initiative …

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Shell and Deloitte publish a new report on carbon emission reduction goals

Photo: ABS As the International Maritime Organization (IMO) restarted its committee work with a focus on efficiency measures ensuring progress towards greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions in the sector, a new report published on July 7 by Shell and Deloitte finds that 95% of senior shipping executives see decarbonization as important or a top three priority …

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A new technologic initiative to track GHG emissions in real time based on collaboration

On July 15, 2020,  nine organizations from around the world and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore announced a cutting-edge initiative that will use artificial intelligence (AI), satellite image processing, machine learning, and other remote sensing technologies to monitor worldwide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This unprecedented collaboration aims to track human-caused emissions to specific sources …

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Wind propulsion makes headway in Marine Transport (in French)*

(photo: Stena Bulk) La propulsion vélique d’appoint pour des navires de commerce n’a rien d’une fantaisie. Elle constitue plutôt une piste solide pour les armateurs engagés dans une démarche de réduction des émissions de carbone. La vertu écologique n’est pas la seule motivation de l’International Windships Association, mise sur pied en 2014. La réduction des …

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Thirteen countries sign joint statement on Crew change at virtual summit

Photo: V. Group The International Maritime Virtual Summit on Crew Changes was held on June 9, hosted by the United Kingdom in London. Following this summit came a joint statement signed by thirteen countries who have agreed to new international measures to open up foreign borders for seafarers and increase the number of commercial flights to …

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Telltale simulation of how the MSC ZOE lost its containers 

Photo: Havariekommando (Central command for maritime emergencies Germany)   On the night of January 1, 2019, MSC Zoe lost approximately 290 containers in heavy weather on the journey from Portugal to Bremerhaven. The loss of so many containers is an exceptional event and made headlines worldwide and prompted a very grueling rescue mission to retrieve …

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CMA CGM joins the fight against illegal trafficking of protected species

CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics, is reinforcing its procedures for shipping protected species, the trade in which is regulated by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). As part of these tighter procedures, shippers must expressly state whether a species is covered by …

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